On Saturday, over 700 actions took place across the country in response to the devastation from the oil spill and the dire need for clean energy legislation to be passed out of the Senate. I participated in an action in Annapolis at the Harbor, which had a nice turnout. Somewhere between 60-75 people showed up to hear from various speakers including leaders in the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Environment Maryland. The crowd was told about the need to prevent offshore drilling along the East coast, which is temporarily on hold by President Obama (who also proposed the drilling in the first place). We held a short prayer, sang a song, and joined hands, creating quite a scene in the midst of the harbor. I then got some delicious ice cream from a local business.
I’d encourage you to check out the Facebook page for the action, where a lot of great pictures reside. A few are below.