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 1700 Nevin Ave Richmond CA 94801  See map

OCCUPY EARTH DAY:  RICHMOND COMMUNITY WILL RECLAIM EARTH DAY WITH MARCH AND RALLY TO EXPOSE CHEVRON

What Chevron’s Glossy Ads Don’t Tell: The truth behind a bad neighbor and its impact on our environment

To honor Earth Day means far more than individual conservation efforts. Industries that pollute our air, earth, and water must be exposed and held accountable. This demonstration will focus on Chevron who shamelessly seeks millions in tax refunds from the City of Richmond and Contra Costa County.  Chevron distorts the truth by sending glossy mailers to local residents in order raise its public profile.  Chevron emits pollution that exacerbates global warming and can cause acute and chronic health problems.  The grassroots local community is reclaiming Earth Day for the health and justice of the 99%!

What:  This is a non-violent community march and rally featuring speakers from Richmond and the Bay Area. The visuals will be art that reflects the community concerns and there will be live music by local Bay Area artists.

When: Friday April 20, 2012 at 5:00pm

Where: The march will begin at the Richmond BART Station, 1700 Nevin Way, and end with a rally at the Richmond Civic Center Plaza, Nevin Way and 26th Street.

Who:  This demonstration is endorsed by Occupy Richmond, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Berkeley, Occupy Cal, Occupy Concord, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Bay Area 350, Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE), Contra Costa County Central Committee of the Peace & Freedom Party, Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organizations (CCISCO), Global Community Monitor, Greenaction, Green Party of Alameda County, Laotian Organizing Project, Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), the Sierra Club, West County Toxics Coalition, and Youth Together.

Rob Shea April 17, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Thanks for your comment, Chris. It's a public event, which Patch allows individuals and organizations to post. Readers may chose to attend, ignore or comment about our events and announcements.
Trader Lu April 17, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Old Dog, History YES. It was raining all night and into the morning. When the event started at 10 a.m., the parks district took an aerial photo of the mall, and gave out an estimate of 200,000. The liberal news outlets ran with that all day, even though most of the participates arrived between 11 a.m. and noon (when the march began which took hours for all of us, separated into our states , to finish walking around the mall). All the further counts by the parks departments were ignored (actually blacked out by the press). It was one of the largest gatherings in the history of our country. I will never forget that day (and I have film to prove it).
Rosemary April 17, 2012 at 04:15 AM
It's an announcement, not a news story. Anyone is allowed to post an announcement. I announce, "Don't use wire hangers, especially if your mother disapproves of them."
Rosemary April 17, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Such reasonableness. Frightening. Surely reasonableness is a threat to democracy, freedom, mom, hot dogs, apple pie. Or something.
CW April 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Thanks Rob and Rosemary. Having the ability to post public events, and being negatively impacted by the postings then are just two different things then I guess. Like I said. Yep, This will HELP bring better relationships. I can see it now. With actions like this, I would hope the largest donor reconsider where they leave their donations in the future, and that NOT be in the ungrateful city of Richmond.

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