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Karenna Gore to Join Clean Energy Advocates in Rally Opposing Fracked Gas Pipelines Friday Evening in Arlington

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From the Sierra Club’s Virginia Chapter…should be a great event!

Karenna Gore to Join Clean Energy Advocates in Rally Opposing Fracked Gas Pipelines

ARLINGTON, Virginia– On Friday, September 7, the Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church will host an uplifting rally of various groups allied against the dangerous and destructive Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.

Dubbed The Rally for our Planet, the event follows months of intensified opposition to to dirty fossil fuels projects like fracked-gas pipelines,. The rally is part of a global effort, with hundreds of actions, and eight in Virginia, taking place under the banner of Rise for Climate to highlight increasing climate impacts and the need for immediate and bold leadership on the issue.

Rise for Climate will set the tone for a series of upcoming political moments and challenge decision-makers heading into a series of major summits to embrace the reality of the climate crisis and step up their actions to tackle it. Globally, people are calling on decision-makers at all levels to provide deeper commitments and accelerate their actions.

The event will feature Karenna Gore, Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, Del. Sam Rasoul, a member of Virginia’s House of Delegates, and speakers from multiple grassroots advocacy groups.

WHO: Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, 350 Loudoun, 350 Fairfax, Network NOVA, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (VA). UUCA and Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ)

Speakers include:

Karenna Gore, Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), delegate representing the City of Roanoke

David Sligh, Conservation Director at Wild Virginia

Alice Redhead, 100% Clean Energy Community Outreach Coordinator at the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter

Jonathan Sokolow, Activist, attorney and small business owner

Red Terry, pipeline activist and landowner in Mountain Valley Pipeline path

Union Hill community members impacted by Atlantic Coast Pipeline

WHAT: A solidarity rally featuring Karenna Gore and Sam Rasoul to protest the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines

WHEN: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204. (SW corner of Arlington Blvd. (Rt. 50) and George Mason Drive.)