Another Gulf IS Possible-Resistance, Solidarity & Love Week

Organized by: Jayeesha Dutta

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EVENT DATE Aug 20, 2016

THE STORY:

We share a deep, abiding and unwavering belief that another Gulf is possible.

We, the people of the Gulf South and the Global South, stand united and firm, we need a just transition for the sake of the life and livelihoods of our communities, our cultures and our ecosystems.
We will no longer stand to be a sacrifice zone for this country, we demand justice and equity. We declare our independence from the archaic fossil fuel economy, and the resulting denials of justice across our lands, waters and in our communities.
On August 20th, 2016 we will come together to declare the Gulf Day of Interdependence - uniting the struggles for justice across our region and nation.
We want to let President Obama know he has a historic opportunity at this unprecedented movement moment to make a lasting impact around the pressing environmental, social, racial and economic justice issues of our time.
Please support us, the people of the U.S. Gulf South, as we march together through the streets of New Orleans and demonstrate our mutual interdependence to achieve justices for our lands, our peoples and our waters.
We call for a JUST TRANSITION of the Gulf Coast NOW! Please donate and help make that call a reality.
#NoNewLeases
#KeepItInTheGround  
** some more info: Four days after August 20th's historic march declaring Another Gulf IS Possible, on August 24, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of Interior will hold a lease sale in New Orleans, Louisiana, of over 20 million acres of our Gulf of Mexico to the fossil fuel industry. The Gulf of Mexico region is home to over 40 environmental justice communities, and more than 120 Super Fund sites. While our workers remain idle and jobless, 27,000 abandoned and leaking oil wells and aging structures contaminate our waters and lands. We lose a football field an hour of our wetlands, an important hurricane buffer to our communities.
Meanwhile, as oil execs and companies continue to profit from the use of our resources, we have some of the highest poverty and cancer rates in the nation. Indigenous, migrant, communities of color, and low-wealth populations in the Gulf have been denied recognition of their human and civil rights to health, land, water, culture, and representation. Reckless and sold out politicians and agencies have failed to lead our Gulf States to the basin of justice for the people, and have proven inadequate to tackle the true harms of climate change.
You are also cordially invited to join us in New Orleans on August 20th as we march through the streets with art, performance, song and dance declaring our resistance and interdependence. Please RSVP here if you can make it!

$5,565

 

37% Raised of$15,000 Goal

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  • Renate Heurich

    $50

  • Carolyn H

    $25

  • S. J. Antalan

    $25

  • Kandi Mossett

    $25

  • Blake Kopcho

    $25

  • EJR

    $100

  • Aly

    $40

  • David Underhill

    $100

  • Gena Buchanan

    $50

  • Tricia Bowes

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Cherri Foytlin

    $100

  • Ruth Breech

    $50

  • Herb Wagner

    $100

  • Sue Rosenberg

    $100

  • Steven Jones

    $25

  • Marissa Knodel

    $25

  • Roberta Avila

    $100

  • Allan Benamer

    $50

  • Osprey Orielle Lake

    $100

  • Katherine T. Egland

    $100

  • Rob Friedman

    $100

  • beksbot

    $50

  • Tim DeChristopher

    $50

  • Cali Bulmash

    $20

  • Alicia Cooke

    $50

  • Alison Kirsch

    $25

  • Scott Parkin

    $50

  • K.C.Whiteley

    $50

  • Jennifer Krill

    $50

  • Mary Sweeters

    $50

  • imn

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Berenice Dafne Ortiz Saavedra

    $50

  • Stuart Blood

    $50

  • jack greene

    $25

  • Teo W

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Your friends in East Texas!

    $100

  • Janice Orion

    $20

  • Desiree Kane

    $50

  • Jess Worth

    $25

  • Bridget McKenzie

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jerry Lee Miller

    $50

  • Alison Ehara-Brown & Paul Ehara

    $50

  • Jacqueline Lane

    $25

  • Mara Schechter

    $25

  • Peter Molof

    $25

  • Rae Breaux

    $50

  • Steven Parker

    $25

  • Frankie Van Horn Harris

    $100

  • Angie Angelis

    $25

  • Heidi Sinclair

    $20

  • Brook Bernini

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Monique Verdin

    $25

  • Mike Horner

    $45

  • Suki deJong

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Miguel Michael Goforth

    $10

  • Will MacAdams

    $50

  • Sharon Linezo Hong

     

  • R & D

    $500

  • Sophie Robinson

    $500

  • Jodi Lasseter

    $100

  • Jovan

    $40

  • Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment

     

  • Lee Stewart

    $25

  • Ron

    $40

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Jayeesha Dutta

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Donor Comments

Ron

Ron

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Lee Stewart

Lee Stewart

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment

2 years ago

Jovan

Jovan

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Jodi Lasseter

Jodi Lasseter

DONATION: $100

Standing in solidarity with all frontline communities! 2 years ago

Sophie Robinson

Sophie Robinson

DONATION: $500

In memory of Caroline and Buck Robinson 2 years ago

R & D

R & D

DONATION: $500

Living on this earth 2 years ago

Sharon Linezo Hong

Sharon Linezo Hong

In solidarity for a JUST TRANSITION. United through Love and Respect 2 years ago

Will MacAdams

Will MacAdams

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Miguel Michael Goforth

Miguel Michael Goforth

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

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