MARCH FOR A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

#CleanEnergyMarch

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TO CHANGE EVERYTHING, IT TAKES EVERYONE!

 

Join us in Downtown Philadelphia!

    July 23rd: Clean Energy Summit

    July 24th: Clean Energy March - the climate, clean energy, inFRACKstructure social justice

    march of a lifetime!

    July 25th: Democracy March on the DNC

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DNC WEEK MARCHES IN PHILLY

ECHO Action, NH Spirit and others joining us understand and agree with the following for everyone's safety and comfort.

Clean Energy Summit schedule.

March Details and Participant Agreements

InFRACKstructure contingent details. (See map below.)

TIPS

- Hat & sunscreen.
- Food and lots of water. Bring your reusable bottle for refills! Water & ice available along the route.
- Medications such as inhalers. Other meds as needed in case of arrest and overnight or extended stay.
- Bandana for pepper spray attacks. (Soaked in water.)
- ID & bail money & contact numbers.
- Safe, discreet way to carry ID and $. Small over the shoulder purse, fanny pack or money belt are good choices.
- No weapons of any kind and nothing that looks like or could be misconstrued to be a weapon.
- No expensive cameras, equipment.
- No sandals. Protect your feet.
- Skip the jewelry that might get caught in a tussle.
- The numbers of everyone in the group in your phone.
- Have a buddy and keep track of each other.
- Read up on CD if you're not yet trained.
- A little bit of toilet paper can be helpful when porta potties are well attended.
- Mini first aid kit with bandaids and first aid cream.
- Sanitary napkins can be helpful to stop bleeding wounds.

BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING
- The police may be very intolerant. Military may be on hand at the climate march and/or DNC actions during the week.

- Even peaceful action may be responded to very aggressively. Just by attending you risk personal harm and/or arrest or worse. This is not a situation where you choose to risk arrest. You may be arrested just for marching or being a bystander. You risk personal harm by participating in these events. Although we have a peaceful protest planned, if there is violence at the RNC this week, a lock down of some sort or martial law is possible in Philly. Once there, you will have great difficultly in leaving. Please consider this now.

- Do not run unless you are in immediate danger.

CONTINGENCY PLANS

- Safety concerns? Look for your contingency's "marshal".

- Have an plan of where to meet if lost.
- Have a plan to exit the city if necessary.
- Have a plan if those taking the bus don't make it back.

SECURITY AT THE DNC

- Originally, Philadelphia PD said they would not arrest peaceful protesters. Do not count on that standing.

- We will keep you posted on security updates.

IF ARRESTED
Recommendations from Sugar Shack Alliance's legal counsel.
- Always stay with a group so there are witnesses.
- Have phones charged and use them to document any events of concern.
- Do not interfere with police or photo/video can receive charges.
- No drugs
- No weapons
- FAFSA loan applications can be impacted if arrested.
- Recommend against no-cooperation. Do not go limp or link arms. Do not resist arrest (additional charges).
- Do not cause property damage.
- When booked, you can choose "pro se" (speak for yourself) or appointed legal counsel.

TRAINED IN NON-VIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
- Stephanie, Pat, Gail, Mary Beth. Assuming Doug & Gwen are as well.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

- See the info graphics below.

Other tips? Let us know!

January 03, 2023

Video from CBS Philly updating on the increased security for the DNC in Philadelphia, PA.

July 07, 2016

The U.S. Secret Service has just released details of the security zone around the Wells Fargo Center for the Democratic National Convention, which is coming to town from July 25th to July 28th.

Broad Street will be closed from Packer Avenue down to the Navy Yard from noon on July 23rd until “late evening” on July 29th. So will Pattison Avenue from 7th Street to Broad Street, Terminal Avenue from Broad Street to 11th Street, and 11th Street from Hartranft Street to Terminal Avenue.

There will also be airspace restrictions, waterway restrictions, and a no-drone zone.

No one without credentials and/or tickets will be allowed into the Wells Fargo Center for the DNC, and the Secret Service promises a “thorough security screening” for those with access. Backpacks, balloons, e-cigarettes and selfie sticks will be banned from the convention. See a full list of banned items and restricted areas here.

Secret Service representatives held a press conference Thursday afternoon along with city and state officials to answer questions about security preparations. Secret Service officials wouldn’t comment on how they made decisions about where to draw the security perimeter, only saying that it was no larger than it needs to be. They also wouldn’t comment on how high the fence around the event center would be. Police Commissioner Richard Ross said residents in surrounding neighborhoods should expect extra traffic and police activity. Deputy Managing Director Brian Abernathy said the city is still working through demonstration permits.

Suggested: How to Score Special Meals, Shopping Perks and Discounted Attractions During the DNC

Officials estimate that 50,000 people will come to town for the DNC, and some of them will be very famous. But from a logistical perspective, it’s much less complicated than Pope Francis’s visit last September, when officials expected more than 1.5 million to make the pilgrimage to Philadelphia. During that event, roads were closed from the Delaware River all the way to 38th Street, and from Girard Avenue down to South Street. Visitors had to go through security screening to access the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between LOVE Park and the Art Museum and several blocks on either side. The Schuylkill Expressway was totally shut down.

The final headcount for the Pope’s visit remained a mystery, but it’s safe to say there were hundreds of thousands of people on the Parkway. Comparatively, 50,000 isn’t that many; Citizens Bank Park holds almost that many people when it’s at capacity.


Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/citified/2016/07/07/dnc-security-perimeter/#ep5hE62CsWMx7QRL.99

June 09, 2016

Local head of the Secret Service discusses getting around near the convention.

"Security at the Sports Complex during the Democratic National Convention next month will include “no-scale fencing” to enclose the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!, the Secret Service special agent in charge said in an interview Thursday.

But exact boundaries of the security perimeter around the sports arena, where the convention will take place July 25-28, are not yet finalized, Special Agent James Henry told NBC10.com."  (Video)

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