Stand with Appalachia Solidarity Day at the White House, Thursday 12pm

The Summer of Solidarity is making history as citizens from coast to coast rise up to demand an end to extreme forms of dirty energy and a transition to a safe, prosperous, clean energy future for all of us.

The momentum continues into the autumn as members of the public join with Appalachian citizens and Mountain Heroes, Appalachian community groups, environmental organizations, clean water defenders, faith community leaders, and voices for social justice to call for an end to destructive mountaintop removal coal mining.

At lunchtime on Thursday, September 13, 2012, 12:00-1:30 p.m., please come to Lafayette Park in front of the White House to stand in solidarity with all in Appalachia who are working to defend their health, families, waters, and communities from this ruinous mining practice.

Later that evening, join concerned citizens and brave leaders for an evening program solidarity program of storytelling on courage, faith, and community at All Souls Church (http://www.all-souls.org/), from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Join us as spiritual leaders from across many faith traditions sew a common thread in the work to save mountains and people, and mountain heroes from the hollows of Appalachia share their stories of resilience and courage.

Protester with sign that reads “I WANT TO SHOW MY KIDS THE MOUNTAINS NOT TELL THEM MEMORIES”

WHAT: Citizens stand up to end to mountaintop removal mining and all forms of extreme energy, clean water protections, renewable energy solutions, and a better future for our nation.

Mountain Heroes and leaders in the movement to end mountaintop removal coal mining will also deliver the largest photo petition in history to the Obama administration.

WHO: Citizens from Appalachia, Washington, DC, and all over the country, as well as a coalition of leading global, national, and regional environmental groups, including:

— West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
— Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
— Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
— Coal River Mountain Watch
— Christians For The Mountains
— Keeper of the Mountains Foundation
— Appalachian Voices
— Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light
— The Sierra Club
— Waterkeepers Alliance
— Earthjustice
— Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
— Chesapeake Climate Action Network
— Energy Action Coalition
— 350.org
— Center for Biological Diversity

and more.

LUNCHTIME WHITE HOUSE SOLIDARITY EVENT DETAILS:
WHERE: Lafayette Park, in front of the White House, Washington, DC
WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

EVENING SOLIDARITY AND STORYTELLING EVENT DETAILS:

WHERE: All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard Street NW, Washington DC 20009 (at the corner of 16th and Harvard), http://www.all-souls.org/
WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Refreshments and light fare provided.
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