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Specifically, Obama is coming to the Baseball Hall of Fame to promote tourism. That's great, and we hold New York's tourism industry very dearly, but we'll also let the President know that fracking would be disastrous for tourism. There's no question fracking would undermine the economy and jobs, which is certainly in Cooperstown, where the town, countless local businesses and so many residents have come out for a ban on fracking.
More broadly, it's critical that we rally because Obama's support for fracking has betrayed Americans across the country. Fracking has caused widespread water contamination, dangerous air pollution, terrible health and community impacts, and is 100% contradictory to the President's promises to act on climate change. Instead, we need to move away from fossil fuels and embrace renewable energy!
So come from near and far to tell President Obama: no fracking way, yes renewables!
WHEN: Thursday, May 22, morning/mid-day - exact time to be announced as soon as we have it.
WHERE: Cooperstown, outside of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, 25 Main St., Cooperstown, NY. Exact location to be determined.
WHO: Concerned New Yorkers and organizations.
CARPOOL: Sign up here to carpool from Binghamton, Ithaca, Syracuse and elsewhere - http://tinyurl.com/CooperstownRally-Obama
Bring weather appropriate clothing and appropriate footwear! Also, there are lots of great local cafes and restaurants in Cooperstown - so consider enjoying and supporting the local businesses while in town!
Again this is a critical opportunity to tell Obama that he must end his reckless support of fracking, and we need a lot of people there to make the message heard loud and clear.
Please share widely!
Notice of Obama's visit in the news: http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/Obama-to-visit-baseball-shrine-5485805.php