Sign up for the May 21-29 ‘Stop The #FERCus’ actions in DC using the form found here.
(Note about funding the action: While participation is the most valuable contribution you can make, this action will not be financially possible without participant monetary support. We’re asking all participants with the means to contribute $50 to $150 each to help cover the supplies, food, and housing expenses. Because nobody will be turned away for lack of funds, we also ask that you consider giving more as you are able.)
It would help (a lot!!) if you can make your contribution online in advance here.
Questions about the May action? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Action Overview May 21-29 (and May 30-31 at Cove Point, MD)
Plans are subject to change and refinement, but what follows is a clear overall picture.
- Who? You! We anticipate 500 or more people will gather in DC during part or all of May 21-29, 2015 to demand FERC fulfill its mission to make decisions based on what is best for the nation as a whole, not just what suits the fossil fuel industry. And even more will support the action from home by helping recruit, contributing financially, working through social media, and doing other important, behind-the-scenes jobs. (So please sign up even if you’re not physically going to come to DC. We want to be able to stay in touch with everyone.)
- Where will we stay? How will we eat? BXE is working to find suitable space for “roll out a sleeping bag” style housing with bathrooms. Many of us will be staying at St. Stephen’s which has opened its doors to us in the past (other, similar locations will be announced soon). For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we will have simple, healthy communal meals together. (If you’d like to explore the possibility of a home stay with someone local to DC as an alternative to the communal housing, check out and post something to www.muut.com/beyond-extreme-energy.)
- How much will it cost? A donation of $50 to $150 to cover costs of food and housing will be extremely helpful and appreciated. Donations may be made on a sliding scale based on what you can afford.
- Is there risk of arrest during the week? Our actions at FERC are strictly nonviolent, but there could be some risk of arrest depending upon how you choose to participate. Full legal briefings will be provided as part of extensive nonviolent direct action training. Note, however, that it is not necessary for you to risk arrest to contribute meaningfully to the week of actions.
- What is the schedule of events? Read it here.