March 16th-22nd: Week of Virtual Action. A message from ResistCVE
At Resist CVE, we are reeling from the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic and offer our love and solidarity to those who are feeling the deepest effects of this crisis. We have had to quickly reflect on how to shift our organizing strategy with respect to the new and important need for social distancing. We came to the conclusion; we can’t stop because the fossil fuel companies aren’t stopping. We will keep organizing, safely and creatively, to shut down the Cricket Valley fracked gas power plant.
While this massive health emergency unfolds, fossil fuel executives capitalize on the crisis, positioning themselves for bailouts. Meanwhile, the rest of us are busy helping our communities. Coronavirus containment proves we can make needed changes to protect public health. We need a similar sense of real urgency applied to the extremely lethal and large-scale climate emergency, and to the deadly air and water pollution which is business as usual for the fossil fuel industry.
So today we are asking you to join the online rally!
Along with a banner and poster action at the capitol Monday morning , we collaborated with The Peace Poets and Tin Horn Uprising in a virtual song protest. We are all over New York state, singing and playing in our separate but connected places, to call on Governor Cuomo to SHUT DOWN CRICKET VALLEY and be a real climate leader. Nothing can stop us from persevering for a livable future.
Help us get the word to Cuomo that we are not stopping until he stops Cricket Valley!
and JOIN THE ONLINE RALLY!
Here are the action steps:
1. Call Governor Cuomo @ 877-235-6537 and tell him to stop Cricket Valley!
2. Sign the Petition Bit.ly/protectourhealthstopcve
3. Sign the Pledge to take action
4. Share this on Social Media
5. Forward this message to at least 10 of your friends
Major Protest at Cricket Valley plant site — November 16th 2019 at 11AM
#EarthToCuomo Climate Rally – October 13th Poughkeepsie NY
July 13th, 2019: Comedian-Activist-Musician Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir joined protesters at the CVE site in Dover NY. Approximately 100 protesters and activists greeted route 22 drivers and CVE construction workers with signs, song and knowledge.
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a New York City based Earth-defending performance community, Earthalujah! The Church of Stop Shopping has 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. From their website: “We resist extinction, but bring humor and music to the end of the world. And, we do get arrested a lot”… The group has won the OBIE, Alpert and Edwin Booth awards and The New York Historic Districts Council’s Preservation Award (for leading protests to save Manhattan’s Poe House).
April 29, 2019: Anti-CVE activists delivered a 2000 signature petition demanding a “Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement” (SEIS) for the Cricket Valley Energy Center to the NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Governor Coumo, and selected state legislators. The effort was led by Mothers Out Front-Dutchess County, with support from Schaghticoke First Nations, Food and Water Watch, Stop Cricket Valley Energy, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, and the Sane Energy Project.