Whats next? We saw the power of thousands taking the streets to say no to coal in Washington. Now its time to take the fight against coal from DC to NC!
Cliffside Climate Action
Mass Rally and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience
To Shut Down Duke Energy’s Cliffside Coal Plant
April 20, 2009 – Charlotte, NC
This Earth Day join hundreds from across North Carolina and beyond as we converge on Duke Energy’s headquarters to demand that they cancel their climate change time bomb; the new 800 megawatt Cliffside coal plant. If built, Cliffside would emit 6 million tons of CO2 each year, and would be fueled by coal from mountaintop removal mines.
It is clear that coal is killing us. We cannot stand by as Duke poisons our air, destroys the Appalachian mountains, and fans the flames of climate change for the sake of profit. We demand a sustainable, livable planet, free from dirty energy. Honor the Earth this year by coming to Charlotte, NC to take action to stop Cliffside, mountaintop removal, and all new coal plants. The future is up to us. We will stop this plant!
The convergence starts Sunday, April 19th with a day of trainings in nonviolent direct action, strategic organizing, and other skills. On Monday April 20th, we will hit the streets and take direct action at Duke Headquarters.
As we build up to this exciting day here are a few things you can do to make this a successful event:
RSVP for the action at www.stopcliffside.org
Outreach: We have posters and handbills publicizing the protest that we want to spread far and wide on campuses and towns. If you are interested in hanging some posters and handing out handbills please email us your address and how many you would like to receive.
Trainings: We have two workshops that we can offer if you are interested in hosting us. One is a workshop covering coal and climate change, from the impacts of mining to the harm caused by coal power plants. We also can do a Nonviolent Direct Action Training that teaches people the nuts and bolts of planning and participating in civil disobedience protests. (Just so you know, you don’t have to get arrested at the protest, there will be an area for people to hang out and support those that are engaging in civil disobedience without being in danger of getting arrested themselves).
Spread this call to action on email, myspace, and facebook!
Organize a bus, van, or carpool from your city.
To receive posters or set up a training contact: ashevillerisingtide (at) gmail.com
For general information contact: