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             Email HoCoClimateChange@gmail.com to join carpools from Columbia

Mon Feb 6th, 10-11:30 am Fracking In Maryland Panel discussion at the Montgomery County Women's Democratic Club Meeting.  Panelists are: Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, (District 15), a long-time member of the Environment and Transportation Committee, Josh Tulkin, Director of the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Tim Whitehouse, Executive  Director, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility.  Location: Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase.  Open to all and free parking.

Sun Feb 12 3-5 pm - Panel on  ARE OUR CHILDREN AT RISK: Food Insecurity, Climate Change, Racial Bias. In person in Fulton Md or Live Streamed on the Internet. This is the topic for an annual presentation on the intersection of science and religion sponsored by Wesnex.org. Register here.  
Location for in person: 11711 E Market Pl, Fulton, MD 20759. 
Note there are door prizes for in person attendees.

Feb 13, 5-9 p.m.   Non-Western MD Lobbby Night to Ban Fracking  Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401  Sign up here for info and to attend.  Email hococlimatechange@gmail.com to carpool from Columbia Md. This lobby evening is for all Eastern and Central Maryland Counties including Howard County.  (Western MD including Frederick and Carroll Counties lobby day is March 2 before the March 2 rally). https://www.facebook.com/events/576554725874499/

Wed, Feb 15, 5-6 pm  Rally to Oppose EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt.  Location:  Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC 20001 Join allies united to protect our communities and call on the Senate to reject the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head EPA! Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1176971045747214/  

Thurs Feb 16, 9-5  Free LiveStream of Climate & Health Meeting which was recently cancelled by CDC but which is now taking place due to support from Al Gore's Climate Reality Project.  Watch LiveStream here.  Agenda here.  Facebook event here.

Mon, Feb 20  Sierra Club Lobby Night in Annapolis Join Sierra Club members in Annapolis to meet with your legislators and lobby them on fracking and the other Sierra Club priority bills.  Sign up to get details  http://mdlobbynight.com  

Wed, Feb 22,  !2:30 pm Rally outside 6 Bladen Street, 1 pm. Hearing in MD House of Delegates on Fracking Ban bill HB1325, and the Fracking Criminal Prosecution bill H.B. 1387,  in the Environment and Transportation Committee,  6 Bladen Street, Annapolis MD, Room 251. Bill info here.  Show support for a fracking ban and our champions in the legislature! Please spread the word and invite your friends! We'll have signs and banners to spread the #DontFrackMD message. Feel free to bring your own, but signs are not allowed in the building. Email tmeyer@fwwatch.org with any questions. Info and signup on Facebook here.

Wed Feb 22  7pm  Howard County Delegation Hearing   This is a public hearing on statewide issues,  in the Banneker Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City. Testify for the fracking ban and support those testifying. Details here.

Mon Feb 28 , 7 pm  HoCoClimateAction Advocacy Team meeting  RSVP at hococlimatechange@gmail.com.

Tues Feb 29,  11:30 Rally & 1 pm,  Maryland Senate hearing on Fracking Ban bill SB740 and Fracking Moratorium&Referendum Bill SB 862, in the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs (EHEA), 2 West, Miller Office Bldg, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis Md. (Don't let your legislators be distracted or fooled by the moratorium/referendum bill, SB 862; this is a thinly disguised measure to bring fracking to Maryland.) The 11:30 Rally/Press Conference  will include delivery of business sign-on letter and thousands of petitions in Lawyers Mall.  The hearing starts at 1pm and will likely continue for several hours, as other bills are being discussed.  Facebook page here.
      NOTE:  Important resource - We Support SB 740, Fracking Ban Bill; We Oppose SB 862, Pro-Fracking Regulation and Referendum Bill statement from key DontFrackMD.org groups.  Find it here

Thurs,  March 2, 12:30-2:30 pm DontFrackMd.org Rally to Ban Fracking In Annapolis.  This is the big one.  Plan carpool from Howard County (hococlimatechange@gmail.com) or to take a bus from Prince George's, Montgomery, Baltimore, Frederick, Alleghany or Garrett Counties.  More info and bus signup here.  Gather first a Asbury United Methodist, 87 West St, Annapolis and march to Lawyers Mall, 100 State Circle, for rally.

Wed, March 8, 7pm HoCoClimateAction Steering Committee Meeting.  Info: hococlimatechange@gmail.com

Fri March 24 9:30 to 3pm - Maryland Summit on Energy Democracy and Affordability.   This is a follow up to last year's Grid of the Future conference.   Sign up for a day of local and out-of-state perspectives, expert panels, and round table discussions focused on how Maryland’s Grid of the Future can facilitate energy affordability, increased efficiency, responsiveness, resilience, climate and environmental protection, as well as public health and welfare.
Location:  John’s College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium and Lobby,  60 College Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401  Info here.  Register here.

Sat April 29, 2017  People's Climate Movement First 100 Days Fight for Climate, Jobs and Justice.  Save the date. Sign up for updates - https://peoplesclimate.org/ for info on DC and  other  events.


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