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5494Kid-Friendly Environmental Protest on Wednesday

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  • Dr. Lapin
    Apr 1, 2013
      Hi folks,

      On Wednesday, President Obama will be in Pacific Heights for big fundraisers. People are organizing a big protest against the Keystone XL pipeline (that is planned to carry dirty tar-sands oil from Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico for export. James Hansen, of NASA, called Keystone XL "game over for the climate." <http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/opinion/game-over-for-the-climate.html?_r=0>

      Friends of the Earth, Climate Parents, Sierra Club & others are organizing a kid-friendly protest on Wednesday, April 3rd to ask President Obama to cancel the Keystone oil pipeline. We're meeting up at 5pm at Alta Plaza Park (corner of Clay & Scott Streets) and then will head to the main rally ccompanied by a marching band. Should be a fun evening!

      Josiane and I are planning to participate, and we invite everyone to go with us or meet us there.

      If you want to go, let us know.

      Blair <dr.lapin@...>
      Josiane <josianefiori@...>

      See below for details.

      > We're just a few days away from Wednesday's big rally against the Keystone
      > XL pipeline outside of President Obama's fundraiser in San Francisco. This
      > is going to be a big, fun street party -- more than 1,500 people have
      > already RSVP'd from Friends of the Earth, CREDO, 350, Sierra Club, Center
      > for Biological Diversity and others! We‚re even going to have a marching
      > band!
      > *If you have not RSVP'd yet, please click here to sign up and to find
      > more information.
      > <http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=DPjAQqyhZpZGI0oGX4kLcqK%2FvLbGIGkq>
      > Wednesday April, 3rd at 5:00 PM
      > Gather at Alta Plaza Park on the corner of Clay & Scott Streets in San
      > Francisco
      > <http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=v%2B%2BUrj6TlwrzH7FQNSXBtKK%2FvLbGIGkq>
      > We'll then march with the Brass Liberation Orchestra 7 blocks to the main
      > rally at the Getty Mansion at 2870 Broadway at Baker, arriving by 5:30.
      > *SIGNS:*
      > We'll have thousands of signs ready to create a big visual impact. If you
      > want to make and bring your own sign, great, but if not, we'll have one for
      > you.
      > Tuesday, April 2nd 5-9pm at Sierra Club, 85 2nd Street, Yosemite Room, 3rd
      > Floor, San Francisco
      > If interested, contact Sam Briggs at sbriggs@... or
      > 916-238-8392.
      > *GETTING THERE:*
      > The protest is at the top of a steep hill in Pacific Heights -- an area of San Francisco not served by BART. Parking in the area is extremely limited -- and it is a 10 block uphill walk from the nearest parking garage. (Although benefits include exercise and great views!)
      > San Francisco's MUNI system is the best (and most environmentally friendly) way to get to the protest. It can take anywhere from 30min to nearly an hour to get to your destination depending on where you are coming from and traffic. Please aim to get to the protest early so that if you're delayed you won't miss the action. All noted bus lines come at least every 15 minutes, some much more frequently. You can plan your trip using Muni'sTrip Planner website at: <http://www.sfmta.com/cms/mroutes/tripplan.htm>
      > *Parking:*
      > The closest public parking lot is the Pierce Street Garage at 3236 Pierce
      > St, San Francisco, CA. It is an extremely steep, 10 block walk uphill from
      > that garage.
      > *Carpools:*
      > Many people have asked about carpools. We have posted a ride board here to
      > help you get in touch with others if you are looking for or offering rides:
      > <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Auhh0h6iOKz2dGVpQ3pVTkh6eHlUdF8zSHFUal9wSFE#gid=0<http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=KUNGbhkZY8WVfysk1doB8KK%2FvLbGIGkq>
      > The more people who come, the bigger our message will be to the President.
      > And if you have not RSVP'd yet, please click here to sign up and to find
      > more information.
      > <http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=8DI8rGZxQIIYKeEVu5eW1R%2FlCWmqq6qF>
      > Thanks for helping the Bay Area go big against Keystone XL. We look
      > forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
      > *See you there,*
      > *Ross Hammond,
      > Senior campaigner,
      > Friends of the Earth*
      > Contact us
      > Friends of the Earth U.S.
      > Washington DC
      > Berkeley CA
      > 1-877-843-8687
      > Contact us »<http://org.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=NZi23ZVBpIdS0gDBZl815qK%2FvLbGIGkq>