Whiting 41 Break Free / Day Against Denial

Start: January 13, 2017 9:00 AM

Location:Joe Donnelly Hammond Office5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 3200, Hammond, IN 46320

Host Contact Info: johnhhalstead@gmail.com

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Last May, 41 peaceful protesters were arrested at the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, as part of the Break Free Midwest rally and march, demanding a just transition from fossil fuels to an economy based on renewable energy. The final hearing in the case of the "Whiting 41" is set for Jan. 13, 2017 (one week before the Presidential inauguration).

Join us on Fri. Jan. 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lake Superior Court in Hammond, Indiana (232 Russell St.) and show the incoming President and Vice-President that we are still committed to breaking free from fossil fuels. This will be a fun, non-confrontational event. Bring your singing voices. There will be a choir, a band, and street theater (as well as hot coffee).

After the hearing, we will march to the office of Sen. Joe Donnelly at the Federal Plaza to deliver our demand that he reject Donald Trump's climate change-denying cabinet nominees.

We will also be gathering the evening before (Jan 12) at 7pm for the Acoustic Jam Open Table Potluck at the Paul Henry Art Gallery, 2 blocks north of the courthouse, at 416 Sibley St., Hammond, IN. The cover is $5 or $3 if you bring a dish.

For more details, please follow these links to our FB event page, volunteer signup page, and GoFundMe page.

This event is in coordination with 350.org and #DayAgainstDenial. People in all 50 states will send a message to every US Senator: reject Donald Trump's reckless climate denying cabinet nominees:

- Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State
- Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator
- Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy
- Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior