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 Coming to Albany, New York – May 14

In Albany, on May 14, 2016, thousands of people will stand in the way of the fossil fuel industry in North America.  The New York State Capital has been a key center for fossil fuel distribution and bad decisions for our economy and our futures, against the wishes of the people of the City of Albany.

Representing a coalition from across the northeast, we will gather with frontline communities, including Ezra Prentice Homes, and others living in the oil train blast zone. This act of mass civil disobedience against oil trains will also stand against fracked gas pipelines (including NED, AIM and Constitution), and other fossil fuel projects, like the Pilgrim Pipeline. Many of us will participate in direct action, and many more will come to rally and stand in solidarity. How you participate is up to you, but please be there.

Break Free Action Schedule:

  • Wednesday May 11th through Friday May 13th: Training Camp – Build action and organizing skills to take back to your community. Let us know what skills – direct action, organizing, etc. – you would like to see offered to benefit your local campaigns.

  • Saturday May 14th: Mass Action to Stop “the Bomb Train”

Corporations and political leaders have failed to take action that matches the scale of the climate crisis we face. It’s time to lead the way to the end of the fossil fuel era, and we are the ones we have been waiting for. This action is part of the 350.org initiated Break Free From Fossil Fuels global week of action – May 7 through 14. Albany 2016 will be one of the few focal actions in the United States, complementing other actions across the country and  major actions on 5 other continents.

What you can do:

  1. Sign up with your friends and family, or just plan to come;
  2. Forward this email, or cut, paste, and send this call to action to your list or your community;

  3. Encourage your organization to endorse the action – Get on the growing list of sponsors, email BreakFree@Albany2016.org. Find current partner list at albany2016.org. Endorsing organizations are invited (but not required) to participate in planning and working groups to make this action a success.

  4. Help host the Break Free Roadshow! We’ll be swinging through the region from Maine to New Jersey in March and April to fire people up and get some basic training under people’s belts before we gather in Albany. Contact jay@climatedisobedience.org to set up a tour stop in your area.

  5. Share the event on Facebook and Like the Break Free Northeast Facebook Group

Stay tuned for dates of the Break Free Roadshow, details of the action camp schedule for Albany on May 11-13, unfolding plans for Hudson River Flotilla and other opportunities to network around the region and skill up for all of our fights back home.

Contact BreakFree@Albany2016.org for more information about how to plug in, and visit our website Albany2016.org to sign up for updates.