Sierra Club Rally at Occupy Portland- Today at noon!

November 1, 2011
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The following event was approved by the Occupy Portland General Assembly. The Actual event text below was not.

Sierra Club Rally at Occupy Portland   

Date: Tuesday, November 1st

Time: 11:30am (Rally at noon)

Location: Chapman Square @ 3rd and Main, Downtown Portland

Sponsor: Sierra Club

Join the Sierra Club at Occupy Portland on Tuesday to support the Occupy Wall Street protests and highlight the need to end our reliance on coal, oil and gas corporations. Sierra Club has issued support of Occupy Wall Street, saying “corporations that pollute our air, land and water, that put greed ahead of community good, public health and the nation’s economic well-being must be held fully accountable”. In our work around the country we have seen first-hand how international coal and oil companies have wrecked communities, polluted our environment and dominated the political process.

 

On Tuesday, November 1st, Sierra Club will stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protesters in saying “enough”. There will be a press conference and rally with Occupy Portland. Come grab a sign and a mask to show the press and passerby that corporate polluters are profiting off of risking our health! Afterwards, Occupy Portland will be hosting a march to Bank of America in protest of their support and funding of coal companies. Come join us, be loud and take a stand!

 

If you have any questions please contact rachellangleyyy@gmail.com or laura.stevens@sierraclub.org.

4 Responses to Sierra Club Rally at Occupy Portland- Today at noon!

  1. Steve on November 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Anti-coal?

    You should think about that before you plug you iphone/ipad into the wall to rechange, since most power in the US is coal generated.

    So don’t be a hypocrite, if you are really against big evil energy corporations,…stop consuming their product.

    • OccupyPDXkip on November 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      So essentially your argument is “If you don’t like coal, you shouldn’t use electricity because that makes you a hypocrite”. So if you don’t like air pollution, and I am assuming you don’t, does that mean you should stop breathing?

      Having an intelligent discussion and bringing awareness to the fact that there are far better ways to create the energy we consume and enjoy requires a better argument than your post. Personally, I would prefer “big evil energy corporations” become “big not-at-all-evil energy corporations.” Maybe that’s a good place to start the conversation as to how to do that which doesn’t require ripping open the earth, destroying land and polluting the air we all share.

      Just a thought.

      • Steve on November 2, 2011 at 6:19 am

        No, it would mean that I stop driving a car, or taking trips on aircraft.

        But, although I dont want air pollution, I recognize that it is an unfortunate outcome to satisfy my need for a car and aircraft.

        I have no desire to see these businesses shut down.

  2. john gardner on November 2, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I woke up yesterday morning and heard the word “referendum” coming from the cradle of democracy in Greece. It made my day. I’d like to hear that word more often.

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