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Peaceful Vigil For Gulf Coast

Sorry for the late notice, but we just received word that there is a Gulf Coast vigil this evening at the corner of Elmwood and Bidwell Parkway. Please bike over and show your support (and no, there will not be parking). Bring a sign, some friends and a desire to make some real lifestyle changes. From Nan and Walter Simpson:

This event is in response to’s call for vigils around the country on the 50th day of the BP oil spill.  MoveOn‘s website says the purpose of these vigils is to:

Demand an end to our dependence on oil

Call for stepped up efforts to end the spill, and

Stand in solidarity with all those affected in the Gulf

These are objectives we all can stand behind.  And we can add to that list, e.g. that environmental clean-up, remediation, and wildlife rescue efforts be accelerated and sustained, that the Gulf economy be rebuilt and relief provided to those who have lost their livelihoods,  and that BP pay the full cost.

The local Buffalo event is ad hoc and is being pulled together very quickly.  Please feel free to make your own signs or banners or giant puppets or whatever.  There will be a few speakers, music, petitions or letters to sign, and a silent vigil — and hopefully some press to record our collective concern, grief and outrage. 

Please circulate this message and bring your family and friends. 

Hope to see you tonight! – Nan and Walter Simpson;

WNY Climate Action

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