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The Earth Day: Take Action to Stop Hydrofracking

This Friday April 22nd is Earth Day, a national day of action and education on issues affecting the environment. The first Earth Day, held in 1970, was inspired by activism surrounding the Vietnam war and the idea of holding teach-ins to raise public awareness of and influence progressive policies.

Whether you are passionate about the environment, health care, or the budget debate, there are a series of educational events coming up this week that will allow you to engage in a variety of advocacy issues–all while celebrating the spirit of Earth Day!

Stop Hydraulic Fracturing

Wednesday, April 20th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Stop Fracking Now! Students Rally with United for Action
Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Thursday, April 21th, 6:00pm
Screening of Academy Award-nominated documentary “Gasland.”
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Annenberg Building 13-01 (main lecture hall on the 13th floor), 1468 Madison Avenue (at E. 101st Street)

Friday, April 22th, 6:30pm
Screening of Academy Award-nominated documentary “Gasland.”
Columbia University, Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall (closer to Amsterdam Avenue and W. 118th Street)

United for Action and several student groups to fight against dangerous “hydrofracking” and promote sustainable and renewable energy solutions. For more details on any of these events, visit the United for Action website, or contact Ling Tsou at ling_tsou@yahoo.com.

Other Events This Week

The Affordable Care Act and You
Tuesday, April 19, 7:00PM, Spiro Hall-Room 2, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
Featuring Tim Foley, Health Policy Co-ordinator, Greater NYC for Change. At this educational forum, Tim Foley will outline the new Health Care law’s benefits. For more information contact statenisland4change@hotmail.com.

Facebook as an Organizing Tool Training
Wednesday, April 20th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Sign up and further information

Want to know how to use Facebook more effectively to attract volunteers to an event, set the record straight or bring attention to an important article or video? Join Organizing for America for a special training.

The Battle of the Budget
Thursday, April 21st, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Sign up and further information

How does the Republican version of the federal budget compare and contrast to President Obama’s proposal? How do these numbers and priorities impact the living standards of ordinary Americans like ourselves? Do we have a strategy for how we organize to have an impact on the outcome of this battle? Join the discussion and work with other progressives to answer to these questions and more.

Screening of “Gerrymandering: The Movie”
Saturday, April 23rd, 2:30pm, The Tank, 354 West 45th Street (at 9th Ave.), Manhattan

Join Act Now and other progressive groups for a highly-entertaining and informative documentary that explains the politics behind the redistricting process. Enjoy Q&A with the filmmaker after the film followed by drinks at a nearby bar! Learn more about redistricting and gerrymandering