ANOTHER GULF IS POSSIBLE-RESISTANCE, SOLIDARITY & LOVE WEEK
We share a deep, abiding and unwavering belief that another Gulf is possible.
We, the people of the Gulf South and the Global South, stand united and firm, we need a just transition for the sake of the life and livelihoods of our communities, our cultures and our ecosystems.
We will no longer stand to be a sacrifice zone for this country, we demand justice and equity. We declare our independence from the archaic fossil fuel economy, and the resulting denials of justice across our lands, waters and in our communities.
On August 20th, 2016 we will come together to declare the Gulf Day of Interdependence – uniting the struggles for justice across our region and nation.
We want to let President Obama know he has a historic opportunity at this unprecedented movement moment to make a lasting impact around the pressing environmental, social, racial and economic justice issues of our time.
Please support us, the people of the U.S. Gulf South, as we march together through the streets of New Orleans and demonstrate our mutual interdependence to achieve justices for our lands, our peoples and our waters.
We call for a JUST TRANSITION of the Gulf Coast NOW! Please donate and help make that call a reality.
** some more info: Four days after August 20th’s historic march declaring Another Gulf IS Possible, on August 24, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of Interior will hold a lease sale in New Orleans, Louisiana, of over 20 million acres of our Gulf of Mexico to the fossil fuel industry. The Gulf of Mexico region is home to over 40 environmental justice communities, and more than 120 Super Fund sites. While our workers remain idle and jobless, 27,000 abandoned and leaking oil wells and aging structures contaminate our waters and lands. We lose a football field an hour of our wetlands, an important hurricane buffer to our communities.
Meanwhile, as oil execs and companies continue to profit from the use of our resources, we have some of the highest poverty and cancer rates in the nation. Indigenous, migrant, communities of color, and low-wealth populations in the Gulf have been denied recognition of their human and civil rights to health, land, water, culture, and representation. Reckless and sold out politicians and agencies have failed to lead our Gulf States to the basin of justice for the people, and have proven inadequate to tackle the true harms of climate change.