Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:15 AM
|Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:15 AM |
Come join us next Wednesday morning as we show up at the PECO station in Warminster to ask PECO: Climate is changing! Why isn’t PECO? We’re building a livable future! Why isn’t PECO?
EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team) is holding three simultaneous actions that morning. In addition to Warminster, other groups from EQAT will show up at PECO stations in Phoenixville and Coatesville. We are a rising tide. There is a groundswell throughout the region. We are blockading the gates at these facilities because we know that PECO must take climate change seriously, though it continues to ignore the issue. We want to let PECO know that we need a transition to a renewables-based energy economy that includes communities that need jobs and resources. We want to know why PECO isn’t preparing. As more and more communities in our region say they are Ready for 100% renewables, we know we can’t do it without PECO. We’re ready, why isn’t PECO?
7:15 am – Gather at the Warminster SEPTA train station (100 Station Drive Warminster, PA 18974 off of Jacksonville Rd.) Orientation and review of plan for the action. Action leads: John Magee & Hans Peters Welcomer: Nelson Camp
MC and speaker: Eileen Flanagan Song & chant leaders: Jonathan Snipes & Rhetta Morgan Police/Security liaison: Laura Jackson Marshall: Alice Maxfield We are still looking for a photographer who can capture the action and upload images to Rachael Warriner for social media. Are you interested? Let us know.
7:50 am – We will cross the tracks to the PECO substation after the 7:50 train departs for Center City.With banners and signs we will blockade the main gate at the PECO facility. We will not be risking arrest. We expect to listen to a speaker or two, sing and chant topical songs, and hold our signs and 12 ft. banners to let PECO know they should be doing more.One or two designated liaisons will interact with truck drivers or employees who can’t get in or out of the gate.Marching picket-style or standing or sitting we will disrupt traffic at the PECO building for about an hour or until the police or security threaten us with arrest. We will not be risking arrest at our location.
8:45 am – Return to the Warminster train station (inside, with a bathroom) for a debrief.
Things to remember:
It will be cold. Dress warmly. Attach EQAT t-shirts to your jacket or backpack.
There is a large parking lot at the station and an overflow lot. Bring quarters for parking. Or take the train.
Come join us for this action. Bring friends. Plan to come at 7:15.
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Alice Maxfield, John Magee, Hans Peters
Alice W. Maxfield
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