Click here for live link ustre.am/1lcsf at 11am on Saturday August 1st
Alameda County residents are hitting Big Oil with their best left hook. We’ll be hosting a theatrical boxing match, with human-sized grape bunches, giant suns, and kid superheroes duking it out against oil barrels and fracking rigs. Folks will gather at 11am at Eastshore Park at MacArthur Blvd. and Grand Ave in Oakland.
The event is called Knock Out Oil!, and we’ll be drumming up support from local communities, such as farmers, vintners, renewable energy activists, workers, and families, to pass a proposed countywide ordinance that would ban fracking in Alameda County.
Knock Out Oil is part of a statewide day of action, with everyday folks gathering from Eureka to San Diego to keep oil and gas out of their own communities and call on Gov. Brown to ban fracking in California.
This story is particularly important in Oakland and Berkeley, given that we lead California and the nation on so many progressive issues, but we still haven’t banned fracking yet – even though places like Mendocino and San Benito Counties banned it last year.