April 20, 2012

Albany on May 15

THIS IS AWESOME - Save the date of May 15 for a trip to Albany!  Having attended the No Fracking rally in Albany in January, I am totally looking forward to the opportunity to go again!  Mark your calendars for May 15.  As information about any bus opportunity arises from the Rochester area, I'll post here for you!  This notice was received today from FrackAction (link on sidebar)

On Tuesday, May 15th, join us in Albany with Natalie Merchant, Medeski Martin & Wood, The Felice Brothers, Joan Osborne, Dan Zanes, Tracy Bonham, The Horse Flies, Ida, Citizen Cope, The Ahkwesasne Women Singers, and Toshi Reagon, hosted by actors Melissa Leo and Mark Ruffalo, in calling on our elected leaders to protect our health and water by banning fracking in New York.
These all-stars are coming together because we're at a very critical time, and we need you and your friends there to make this a game-changing event.

The Rally (free):
When: Tuesday, May 15th at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM.
Where: The West Capitol Lawn, Albany, NY
Featuring: Performers and music from the concert as well as experts, elected officials, grassroots organizations, and other notable people in the movement against fracking.

The Concert:
When: Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Where: The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223.

Tickets for the concert: You and other activists are invited to purchase pre-sale tickets for $40 before general sales start on Monday. You can pre-order tickets by calling (518)-473-1845 today between 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and Saturday from 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM. You will be asked by a ticketing agent to provide a password. The Password is: No Fracking. 
Tickets for college students and seniors (over 65) are $20 plus ticketing fees. Simply tell the ticketing agent that you are a student or a senior citizen. College students must provide school I.D. on the night of the concert. There are a limited number of “Pit” tickets for $150. All tickets will also be available online at www.theegg.org starting Monday, April 23. 
Transportation via buses and carpools will be organized from across the state in the coming weeks.
The concert and rally are presented by the New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition in partnership with the Finger Lakes Clean Waters Initiative.

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