UPDATE: Check out this amazing video of Columbus dad Andrew Sidesinger, from the good folks at Plunderbund
Hundreds of people are headed to Columbus this weekend for the biggest action against fracking in Ohio’s history. The main event – a huge rally and march to Ohio’s statehouse – falls on Sunday June 17th, which also happens to be Father’s Day.
Family is an important theme of our long term struggle against climate change. The work we do now will have the biggest impact on the next generation and those beyond. We are either leaving a planet deeply wounded by climate change, or a sustainable community that continues to offer the wonders that we ourselves have grown up knowing.
That’s why it’s so telling that so many people are turning out when we’d normally be spending time celebrating family: Ohioans understand the stakes of this fight, and are willing to make sacrafices to be there – not despite, but because of their families.
So even though 17th is Father’s Day, I think I agree with Gwen Fischer from Concerned Citizens Ohio in Portage County, as she put it in a recent email: “Make this the best father’s day present ever: Bring your father to regain our democracy! If you are a father, bring your children to witness democracy in action.”
I’m hoping that you can help us give one of the best possible gifts to Ohio’s fathers and families: a first step towards a frack-free future.