Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Buffalo’s Oil Spill Vigil: Stand with the Gulf Coast: Move On.org










Buffalo New York:  Oil Spill Vigil  7 p.m., Tuesday, June 8th  at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo.  For a map, please click here.  

This event is in response to MoveOn.org’s call for vigils around the country on the 50th day of the BP oil spill.  MoveOn’s website says the purpose of these vigils is to:

·         Demand an end to our dependence on oil
·         Call for stepped up efforts to end the spill, and
·         Stand in solidarity with all those affected in the Gulf 

These are objectives we all can stand behind.  And we can add to that list, e.g. that environmental clean-up, remediation, and wildlife rescue efforts be accelerated and sustained, that the Gulf economy be rebuilt and relief provided to those who have lost their livelihoods,  and that BP pay the full cost.

The local Buffalo event is ad hoc and is being pulled together very quickly.  Please feel free to make your own signs or banners. There will be a few speakers, music, petitions or letters to sign, and a silent vigil.

You can register to attend the event through the MoveOn.org message box below -- though there is no need to register.  You can just come.  If you do try to register and the response is that the event is closed because it has reached a maximum 50 person quota, please come anyway.  It would be great to have more than 50 people turn out. 

Please circulate this message and bring your family and friends


Nan and Walter Simpson Energy Really Matters


For more information, please contact Joni Russ at 882-2242 X 30 or Nan Simpson 839-0062.  

Buffalo Oil Spill Vigil: Stand with the Gulf Coast


Can you make it to this vigil?
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