Press Conference/Rally Today—Ban Fracking Now!

Democratic Congressional Candidate Joel Tyner (for New York State’s 19th Congressional District) will be holding a press conference/rally today at 2:00 p.m. where the Sawkill meets the Zena Cornfield. This beautiful spot is not part of the NYC watershed, and is not protected from the effects of hydrofracking. Joel was instrumental in cleaning up the damage from MTBE (a gasoline additive) during his five terms as a county legislator in Dutchess County, and has worked tirelessly to ban fracking in New York State.

By the end of the public comment period in January of 2012, the NYS DEC had received over 66,000 comments on the revised DSGEIS, more comments than they had ever received on any issue, and the comments were overwhelmingly (approximately 9 to 1) against fracking.

It is imperative that our government officials listen to the will of the people regarding hydrofracking; New York State’s people, water, agriculture & tourism are at stake—one can’t drink a glass of natural gas. Please show your support and come to this rally today!

 

Ten weeks; ten reasons to vote for Joel Tyner!

Week 1:
Begins Mon. Apr. 23rd
Rally for Seniors/Health Care for All

Medicare for all; no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security
http://dutchessdemocracy.blogspot.com/2012/04/2350-petition-signatures-given-to.html

Week 2:
Begins Mon. Apr. 30th
Rally for Small Business (bring back FDR’s Glass-Steagall Act)
www.PetitionOnline.com/FDRagain

Week 3:
Begins Mon. May 7th
Rally for Jobs/Labor (repeal NAFTA; public works, living wage)
AFLCIO.org

Week 4:
Begins Mon. May 14th
Rally for Government, of, for, by the People
Amend the Constitution; corporations aren’t people; CMCE, repeal NDAA (indefinite detention)
MovetoAmend.org
FairElectionsNow.org

Week 5:
Begins Mon. May 21st
Rally for Women—stand up for reproductive justice
PlannedParenthood.org

Week 6:
Begins Mon. May 28th
Rally to Ban/Criminalize Fracking—solar/wind/geothermal now
CriminalizeFracking.org
VoteSolar.org

Week 7:
Begins Mon. June 4th
Rally for Family Farmers—stop Wall Street speculation
FoodandWaterWatch.org/food/fair-farm

Week 8:
Begins Mon. June 11th
Rally for Peace (Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq)—stop the insanity
FPIF.org
Peace-Action.org
VeteransforPeace.org

Week 9:
Begins Mon. June 18th
Rally for Schools/Universities—
fully fund our public schools; end college student debt, free college tuition

ProjectonStudentDebt.org

Week 10:
Begins Mon. June 25th
GOTV Rally for Real Majority—polls prove we’re the majority
DutchessDemocracy.blogspot.com/2011/08/help-launch-real-majority-columbia.html