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Organized by: Thomas Parker

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THE STORY:

My name is Thomas Parker, I am a 19 year old anti-fossil fuel activist who is in the San Francisco Bay Area at the moment. In August I will be attending a Seattle area based, intensive cross-movement training camp; focused on Artful Activism, Strategy, Creative Tactics & Community Organizing called Localize This!. Localize This! is being held by Backbone Campaign whos vision is building "a world where human dignity, community resilience, and ecological well being is built upon a foundation of democratic economic and political systems and diverse, thriving culture where human rights, the rights of communities and nature are truly inalienable and honored." 

After I will be heading to Washington D.C. with Beyond Extreme Energy, where I will be participating in a 3 week water only fast/ hunger strike in September to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop issuing permits for new fossil fuel infrastructure; and to prepare for Pope Francis' visit. For almost a year now I have been involved in BXE's ongoing efforts to expose FERC for its inherent corruption and tell a story of industry influence, undemocratic processes, and eminent domain for private gain etc. I have decided to Fast because I believe that we need escalated non-violent actions that fit the extremity of the crisis. I feel obligated to put my own comfort aside and take a stand against the blind greed that fuels the destruction of our future livelihood. I believe as a species we have divorced the bond that once connected us to the land, leading to our downfall. The starvation that is inflicted upon our species is mirrored in the collapse of ecosytems globally. I want to stand in solidarity with my god, the earth. I am hungry for change.  

There is only one problem... I don't have the funds to physically prepare for the fast by building up nutrients in my body through an organic raw vegan diet, to recover after the fast, and to afford travel during my education and organizing efforts. That is why I am reaching out to my wonderful friends and supporters to ask for help. I will be sure to keep everyone updated. I am really excited to take these major steps and I thank you all for being here with me while I do so. 

Thank you so much for you time and consideration. (:

 

$400

 

20% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Lee Stewart

    $50

  • Kathe Thompson

    $100

  • Janet Hurst

    $25

  • Faith Meckley

    $10

  • Boxturtle

    $100

  • Oliver Klozoff

    $10

  • LisaJo Lindsay

    $20

  • Berenice Tompkins

    $35

  • Sanjay JohnJ

    $50

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Donor Comments

Sanjay JohnJ

Sanjay JohnJ

DONATION: $50

Give them heck at FERC for me. 2 years ago

Berenice Tompkins

Berenice Tompkins

DONATION: $35

I love you so much and am constantly inspired by your unrelenting dedication to justice and the deep emotion and passion you bring to all of your activism. You embody the idea that work is love made manifest! You are one of my heroes. 2 years ago

LisaJo Lindsay

LisaJo Lindsay

DONATION: $20

Best of Luck to you 2 years ago

Oliver Klozoff

Oliver Klozoff

DONATION: $10

Jobs 2 years ago

Boxturtle

Boxturtle

DONATION: $100

A young man willing to starve his body of food for 3 weeks in an effort to stop the insane franked gas infrastructure stampede. Now that is one heck of a compelling fundraiser. Keep up with the high ideals young man. I'm happy to make this investment - My great granddaughter is telling me to STOP THE FERCUS NOW! Thomas, you know I love everything about you unconditionally including something that I find difficult to love and you know what it is. I hope you will consider kissing that one goodbye while you are on this hunger strike. Best wishes! 2 years ago

Faith Meckley

Faith Meckley

DONATION: $10

I love you Thomas! I think about you and the other Marchers and our journeys together every day. I still remember when I first talked to you and how shocked I was to learn that you were only 18 years old at the time! You carry yourself and speak in a way that makes you seem much older. Thank you for all of your work, and let me know if there are other ways I can help you :) 2 years ago

Janet Hurst

Janet Hurst

DONATION: $25

Good luck to you! 2 years ago

Kathe Thompson

Kathe Thompson

DONATION: $100

I'm sending you courage and strength, Thomas as you embark on this difficult journey. Learn a lot at the Backbone event and particularly how to take good care of yourself! With love and energy, Kathe 2 years ago

Lee Stewart

Lee Stewart

DONATION: $50

To all the FERC-fighters and community protectors out there. 2 years ago

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