by Monica Christoffels, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
Dear PowerShift Community,
In less than two weeks, people will start gathering in Helena for the Coal Export Action. As Arch Coal prepares its permit application for the Otter Creek Mine, we’ll remind elected officials how they should be protecting community health from coal exports.
This is already shaping up to be the biggest action of its kind in the Northern Rockies region. Now, in these last couple of weeks before the action, you can help it grow even more.
Today, we’re having a day of social media action, to build momentum for the Coal Export Action over Facebook, Twitter, and other do-it-yourself media. Here’s how you can help:
- Visit our page full of sample tweets and status updates about the action.
- Pick a tweet or update (or use the ones we’ve posted as inspiration to create your own, post it through your own Facebook or Twitter account. Or post more than one!
Our relatively young Facebook page already has a large following, and our brand-new Coal Export Action Twitter account is quickly building followers. During the action, we’ll use social media to keep people updated about what’s happening in Helena. The more we get the word out before the action, the more powerful we’ll be.
As always, hope to see you in Helena for the Coal Export Action. And in the meantime, hope to see you on the Internet waves!
The Coal Export Action Team