|East Boulder County United
Boulder County Protectors
We are full steam ahead with our mission to protect Boulder County from fracking!
Join us for
Microbreweries For the Environment
Colorado Community Rights Network (COCRN) has been chosen as a beneficiary of this event!
Proceeds will go directly to support COCRN!
Date: This Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 12:00
Place: Boulder Theater
Cost: $20 ($15 + $5 charge) with this code: CCRN2013
Get tickets HERE
Featuring The Brothers Comatose, with special guests The Drunken Hearts and Chain Station
All you can responsibly drink + unlimited sampling with a reusable, pint glass with this years artwork included with your ticket
Emergency Meetings – Protecting Our Rights and Climate from Fracking
Meetings in Lafayette and Boulder
The moratorium against fracking ends on May 1, 2017
216 wells are already planned for East Boulder County around Highway 287 and 52
Fracking is imminent in Boulder County. Permits have arrived and more will be arriving on May 1.
Every one of us must get involved to protect our land and demand a ban on fracking.
Invite everyone you know and attend one of these important meetings.
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Unity Church, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder, CO 80026
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: East Simpson Coffee Shop, 414 East Simpson St., Lafayette, CO 80026
– Our approach to banning fracking through community rights
– How to advocate for the Climate Bill of Rights we aim to pass in Boulder County
– How and why to get involved with Direct Action to protect our climate
– Why we the people have a right to healthy climate
– Basic health impact of fracking on our health and communities
- How you can plug in to protect a healthy climate and demand a ban on fracking in Boulder County
Instead of questioning why corporations can legally treat Colorado communities like sacrifice zones, we accept their authority to do so and then beg elected officials to make the drilling a little less harmful. How did we get to this state and what can we do about it?
Confronting the Corporate Takeover of Communities: A New Organizing Model
With Ben Price and Chad Nicholson, Senior Organizers, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)
Sponsored by: Colorado Community Rights Network
Date: Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm Friday evening and 8:45 am – 5 pm Saturday
Location: The Unity Church, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder, CO 80304
Tuition: $150 (for the two-day session and all reading material)
Space is limited to 35 people: SIGN UP AND PAY HERE NOW
Note: We can accommodate up to 5 people on a reduced-rate scholarship. To apply for a scholarship, send an email explaining why you need the scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch with you.
To bring: A brownbag lunch on Saturday. We will have a short break and there are no restaurants close by.
Deadline for signup: Wednesday, May 17 at 5pm
What is Democracy School?
The Daniel Pennock Democracy School is an illuminating course that teaches citizens and activists how to reframe discouraging single-issue work (fracking, cyanide use in mining, factory farming, livable wage, affordable housing, worker rights, policing) in a way that confronts corporate control on a powerful single front: people’s constitutional rights.
Democracy School offers a new organizing model that helps citizens confront the usurpation by corporations of the rights of communities, people, and earth. Lectures cover the history of people’s movements and corporate power, and the dramatic organizing over the last decade in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon by communities confronting agribusiness, the oil and gas industry, corporate hegemony over worker rights, and others.
Included with enrollment in the Democracy School is a 300 plus-page notebook of background reading material.
In Boulder County and many other counties in Colorado, we are facing impending oil and gas drilling as our moratoriums end. Join us for Democracy School as we learn more about how to continue the fight for local control over fracking and other issues in our communities.
Learn more about Democracy School in this short video from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund: https://youtu.be/i1s_rE1VR64
Questions? Contact Kristin McLean at email@example.com
Why should you attend a Democracy School?
• You want to understand how corporations have taken control of our government.
• You want to learn how certain social movements won against corporate power.
• You believe that we have to understand our true history in order to bring decision-making power back to the people and to our communities.
• You studied American history in high school and/or college, but think you might have been snookered about the stories of our past.
• You suspect that we don’t really live in a democracy.
• You care about slowing climate change, stopping pollution, ensuring social justice, getting basic rights for workers, etc.
• You would like to help get a local community bill of rights enacted in your town, city, or county.
“If you take no other training this year, do the Democracy School. It is a superlative unfolding revelation of how corporations have hijacked democracy. It meticulously deconstructs the historical arc that brought us to this precipice. But most importantly, it then departs into the highly pragmatic and inspiring work now underway that is slowly turning the tide . . . This Second American Revolution may be the most important political work going on anywhere in the country or the world.“
-Kenny Ausubel ‘05, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Bioneers
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Let’s do this. HOKA.
In love and solidarity,
The Boulder County Protectors of East Boulder County United