Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hands Across the Sand

What is Hands Across the Sand?

Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, fishing industry and coastal military missions. Let us share our knowledge, energies and passion for protecting all of the above from the devastating effects of oil drilling.
The Movement Started in Florida
In Florida on Saturday, February 13, 2010, a statewide gathering against oil drilling occurred. Thousands of Floridians representing 60 towns and cities and over 90 beaches joined hands to protest the efforts by the Florida Legislator and the US Congress to lift the ban on oil drilling in the near and off shores of Florida. Florida’s Hands Across The Sand event was the largest gathering in the history of Florida united against oil drilling. Thousands joined hands from Jacksonville to Miami Beach and Key West to Pensacola Beach, each against oil drilling in Florida’s waters.
Mission Statement
To organize a national movement to oppose offshore oil drilling and champion clean energy and renewables. These gatherings will bring thousands of American citizens to our beaches and cities and will draw metaphorical and actual lines in the sand; human lines in the sand against the threat oil drilling poses to America’s coastal economies and marine environment.
To convince our State Legislators, Governors, Congress and President Obama to stop the expansion of offshore oil drilling and to adopt policies encouraging clean and renewable energy sources. America needs legislation that creates tax incentives and subsidies to encourage the growth of clean energy and renewable industries for America’s future.
An Opportunity of National Importance
Now is the time for America and our leaders to join hands and steer our country’s energy policy away from our dependence on fossil fuels and into the light of clean energy and renewables.
Join hands with us and draw a line in the sand against offshore oil drilling.
Subject: We will stand together to fight for our beaches and Oceans Health
Hello to my fellow Team Rural members! I am organizing with/for Hands Across the Sand. Hands Across the Sand (HAS) is a non-partisan grassroots effort of like minded people who want to make a peaceful statement in defense of our oceans and Earth. One of the biggest threats right now is the oil flow from the damaged well in the Gulf, that as of this writing has still not been stopped. I won't discuss here how bad this can be for the life on this planets welfare. Chances are you at least know that this is bad.
Unfortunately, policy makers do not appear to understand the great risk of continued offshore oil drilling. Those of us who do, want to make our wishes known and will do so on June 26, 2010. For 15 minutes we will stand hand in hand, in a united show of solidarity for clean seas and clean renewable energy.
Please read the web site for more general info.;

Click on Georgia. I will be hosting the St. Simons Island event. If you are interested in attending or volunteering to help, please contact me.
You can just show up on the beach on the day of the event if you wish.

Cynthia Potter

Drill baby drill, became Spill baby spill, then burn baby burn became, kill baby kill as all the sea life and the economy of the gulf dies.

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