Tuesday, August 24, 2010

From the Inbox - Mobilize to End Mountaintop Removal Mining


Dear Friend,

This September, thousands of people from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C. to urge for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining and a renewed vision for the future of Appalachia.

Will you be among them?

Building on a long history of social action for a just and sustainable Appalachia, Appalachia Rising is a national response to the poisoning of America's water supply and the destruction of Appalachia's mountains and communities through mountaintop removal coal mining.

The event, which will take place in D.C. Sept 25-28, consists of three components:

-- The Voices From the Mountains conference kicks off September 25th and 26th, with a weekend full of workshops, panels, and cultural events celebrating the history and future of Appalachia. This is a great opportunity to meet individuals impacted by mountaintop removal as well as fellow activists to strategize on how we can secure a sustainable future for Appalachia. Click here to register.

-- On September 27th there will be a National Day of Action in which thousands will march and rally to call for an end to mountaintop removal. Click here to learn more.

-- And to top it all off, on September 28th, our National Lobbying Day will bring activists and coalfield residents to the Capitol to pressure Senators and Representatives in Congress on the need for laws to end mountaintop removal coal mining. Would you be willing to meet with your representatives and make your voice heard? The Lobbying Day is open to people of all experience levels, and there will be lobby training throughout the weekend. Click here to apply.

This fall marks a critical time in the fight to end mountaintop removal. We hope that you'll consider joining coalfield residents, grassroots groups, national organizations, and individuals like yourselves to help strengthen our movement and show the world that Americans are ready to end mountaintop removal coal mining.

So please, mark your calendar, and join us this September.

Thank you for everything you do.

Matt Wasson

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