|East Boulder County United
Boulder County Protectors
We are full steam ahead with our mission to protect Boulder County from fracking.
Join us at these upcoming events!
Direct Action Implementation Session
Open Only to People Who Have Completed Direct Action 101 & 201
Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 – 8:30
5:30 – 6:30 – potluck and community gathering (optional)
6:30 – 8:00/8:30 – Direct Action Implementation Session
414 E. Simpson St. Lafayette, CO 80026
You’ve taken Direct Action 101 and 201 and now you are ready to plug in to become a Boulder County Protector!
It’s going to take all of us to work together in solidarity to ban fracking here in Boulder County and beyond.
Come to Direct Action Implementation Session to learn how to plug in effectively to stop fracking in Boulder county, open only to people who have completed DA 101 and 201. Join us for a potluck and community gathering from 5:30 – 6:30 and Direct Action Implementation Session at 6:30. We will discuss how to become an effective speaker and writer on the issue of banning fracking through community rights. We will discuss and allocate roles we need in the community to ban fracking and where you can plug in. Areas that need support are: video, photography, writing, speaking, art, outreach, flyers, organizing, fundraising, support teams for Actions, singing and more.
Donations needed for room rentals, continued trainings and for our legal defense fund.
Speakers Training Conference Call with Ben Price of CELDF
Wednesday, April 12 from 6:00 – 7:30
How do we speak effectively on the issue of banning fracking through community rights and why is this important?
Join us for this free and important conference call with Ben Price, National Organizing Director for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).
In the Speakers Training Conference Call, you will learn:
-Why learning to speak intelligently about banning fracking through community rights is so important
-How to articulate why advocating for community rights is essential to banning fracking (and other toxic industries)
-How to give a basic stump speech
-How to do a public presentation on community rights
-How to effectively weave in stories to your speaking
RSVP Required for Speakers Training Conference Call to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a confirmation email with the Conference call in number and password.
As a community, the time is now to be advocating for our right to ban fracking locally and talking about it with as many people as we can. This free call will empower you to speak effectivley to your community, at council meetings, town halls, rallys and anywhere we can speak to groups of people.
Please plan to join us for this important conference call!
We The People 2.0 Movie
March 29, 6:45 – 8:45
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501
The system isn’t broken – it’s fixed. This documentary is a must-see for understanding the CELDF-based community rights principles underlying our work.
Bring a friend!
Watch the trailer here. We the People 2.0
Please come to a rare showing of this amazing film!
Protector Women and Mothers Singing Group
Saturday, April 15 from noon – 2:00
Want to learn solidarity songs and chants to sing at marches and actions? Come to this monthly singing group open to all women led by EBCU organizer Kristin McLean.
Location: 7285 South Boulder Rd, Boulder, CO 80303, Please park on the street
Continue to Write Letters to the Editor and the Commissioners Demanding a Ban on Fracking
he moratorium on fracking in Boulder County expires on May 1. Permits can arrive anytime after that. We need to continue to make our voices heard that only a complete ban on fracking is acceptable.
Action Item: The community and the commissioners need to hear that you want a permanent ban on oil and gas development in Boulder County. Letters to the editor gather community support and letters to the BoCo County Commissioners let them know of our demand for a ban on fossil fuel extraction.
We are asking for 10 people to commit to writing a short Open Letter to the Commissioners and sending it in as a letter to the editor to the Daily Camera, The Boulder Weekly and your local newspaper. Please send the same letter to the BoCo Commissioners.
Can we count on you to write a letter in the next few days? Please email us back and let us know if you can do this.
– The Boulder County Commissioners have implemented regulations for fracking and Boulder County will be open for fracking will be open on May 1
– We do not want drilling in Boulder County under any circumstances. It is a violation of the land, the health of our families, and the well being of our communities and climate.
– Any attempt to forcefully move fracking into Boulder County is a violation of our fundamental rights.
– We have a fundamental right to a healthy climate.
– Our rights to a healthy climate never expire.
– We don’t just have a fracking problem. We have a democracy problem. Current state laws are in place that remove local municipalities from being able to decide for ourselves if we can ban fracking.
– The laws that seek to remove us from protecting the land, the local environment, the climate, and our right to self govern are in every way immoral and illegitimate.
– We fully expect the commissioners to represent the will of people, which is to ban fracking. If they don’t represent us, they are not fit to be in office.
– If the commissioners don’t protect us from fracking, we are prepared to protect ourselves through non-violent direct action to protect our climate
– We demand that the commissioners pass the Climate Bill of Right, guaranteeing our right to a healthy climate and that people in engaged in direct action to protect our climate will be protected by the police, and will not be arrested.
Send your letters to the editors here (note the maximum word lengths):
Daily Camera: Maximum length for letters is 300 words; Name, full address and daytime phone required; No anonymous or “open” letters; No name-calling or ad hominem attacks; Each writer limited to one letter or guest opinion in any rolling 30-day period; Submissions must be sent by email. Attachments are discouraged. PDF attachments are strongly discouraged. email@example.com
Boulder Weekly: Letters must not exceed 400 words. Include your name, address and a daytime phone number for verification. We do not publish pseudonyms or anonymous submissions. firstname.lastname@example.org
To the Commissioners: email@example.com
If you have not already done so, here are three things to do today to support us:
1. Forward this email to two friends.
2. Like us on Facebook.
Let’s do this. HOKA.
In love and solidarity,
The Boulder County Protectors of East Boulder County United