CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–December 8, 2011. The air we breathe is being destroyed by the corporate greed of Midwest Generation, owner and operator of the Fisk and Crawford coal fire power plants.
We are tired of our health and environment being sold in the profit market. We are tired of 40+ premature deaths per …year, 2800 asthma attacks per year, 500 emergency room visits per year. And we are not sorry for letting public health disrupt the private profit of Midwest Generation. If you are also not sorry, join us in our city-wide day of action against coal.
We will have several actions to target the main culprits; Midwest Generation and it’s investor Bank of America.
10:00 AM Teach-in about climate change by Rising Tide at Rudy Lozano Public Library 18th and Loomis.
11:00 AM Bank of America Customers pull their money out at 18th Street Branch – with rally outside.
12:00 PM Rally at Plaza Tenochtitlan 18th Street and Loomis Ave.
12:30 PM Press Conference
1:00 PM March begins
2:00 PM We arrive at LaSalle and Jackson and join Occupy Chicago then march to Midwest Generations Corporate HQ at 440 S. La Salle St.
List of endorsing organizations:
Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization
Ocupa el Barrio
Climate Justice Teach-in
Location: Lazona Library (1805 South Loomis Street)
Time: 10:15am to 11:15am
This teach-in will be on climate change basics (What is climate change?
What is causing it? What are current effects and what will future effects
be? What is climate justice (solutions, what is does not support, etc.).
This will be a standard educational committee style teach-in, starting
with me presenting the above info, following questions and open space
communication. This teach-in will also take place with Occupy Chicago at
Columbia College on Fri, Dec. 9th, 4:30pm, room TBA.
Rainforest Action Network Bank Action
Location: Pilsen area Bank of America
Time: 11:15am to 11:45am
This will be a non-violent RAN action against Bank of America. It will be
scheduled to align with the teach-in timing. When the teach-in is done,
participants will be march over to the bank location, to show support for
RAN and dissent for Bank of America’s support of coal.
PERRO Rally and March
Location: Tenochtitlan Plaza, 18th and Loomis
Time: noon to 4pm
This will be a rally with a following march to Jackson and LaSalle, then
to Midwest Generations Corporate HQ at 440 S. La Salle St. This action
will be against Crawford and Fisk coal plants and their owners, Midwest