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Dec 4: Food & Water Watch fundraiser
Please join Food & Water Watch and Sustainable Monroeville for a potluck celebrating a year of Allegheny County communities standing up to fight the fracking industry. 6-10 p.m. Help the organizers keep track of how many people to prepare for for by RSVPing here: fwwat.ch/mopfundraiser. Once you RSVP, they'll send you an email with the event location. We’ve seen amazing victories over the past year. In Monroeville and Oakmont, ordinances were passed to protect communities from seismic testing, and oil and gas zoning ordinances to protect families from fracking are moving forward. The Plum Borough community is fighting newly proposed fracking wells and underground injection wells for the disposal of fracking wastewater.
These victories show what is possible when we get organized to fight for our health and safety. Food & Water Watch wants to replicate this fight in many of the surrounding communities, such as North Huntington, Upper and Lower Burrell, Pitcairn, and Penn Hills. That means building the resources needed to scale up this important work.
Please consider signing up as a monthly contributor to Food & Water Watch at this event! If you can't make the event, or want to sign up as a member before you come, you can do so here:
We’ll have de-toxifying green drinks, made with organic veggies and roots, as well as delicious salad and soup. There will be a potluck starting at 6 PM so please feel free to bring vegan, preferably organic, dishes.
Starting at 7 PM we'll have a short program with speakers including former Pittsburgh City Councilman Doug Shields, who has led the Food & Water Watch’s Municipal Outreach Project.