Making our voices echo!

ECHO Action was more active than ever in 2016!

ACTIONS / MARCHES / VISIBILITY

• 12 ECHO Action members went to Philadelphia to the March for a Clean Energy Revolution during DNC week.

• Marched for a political revolution & democracy in Philadelphia during DNC week.

• Marched in the Portsmouth Halloween Parade to raise awareness about offshore wind potential in the Gulf of Mexico, Portsmouth.

• Volunteered at and had an information table at the Rights & Democracy NH & VT "Our Revolution Barbecue" in Warner, NH.

• 350NH offshore wind rally at the NH State House.

• NH Rebellion's "Granny D Memorial Walk" with state candidates.

• Stop West Roxbury Lateral actions, 1 ECHO Action/Roaring Brook member arrested, West Roxbury, MA.

• Marched and participated in actions at Break Free Albany: Stop The Bomb Trains, Albany, NY.

• NH Rebellion's "We The People Convention", Manchester.

• Standing Rock Candlelight Vigil in Keene.

MEETINGS / COLLABORATION

• Concord Steam Task Force meetings to show opposition to fracked gas pipelines in the State House and Concord School District, State House.

• Keene City Council Meetings to gain support to stop the pipeline tax.

• NH Frontline Communities Coalition: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative meeting with the Office of Energy Management & Toxics Action Center, Concord.

• NH Frontline Communities Coalition: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative meeting with the Department of Environmental Services & Toxics Action Center, Concord.

• NH Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Meetings, Concord.

• Offshore wind meeting with the Governor's staff, State House.

OUTREACH

• Drop-In Information Sessions at Winchester Town Hall & Fitzwilliam Library.

• Distributed signs, T-shirts and information to help stop the Northern Pass.

• Winchester Pickle Festival information booth.

• Pulpit Falls Clean up & Roaring Brook clean up in Winchester.

• Pipeline sign making workshop in Winchester.

• Pipeline Education Series in Winchester.

EDUCATION / TRAINING

• Representative attended the Summit for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia, networking with other organizations during DNC week.

• NPR's "The Exchange" on Greenwashing with Laura Knoy at LaBelle Winery, Amherst.

• 10 members heard First Nations legend Winona LaDuke speak, Keene State College.

• Pessamit Nation of Quebec presentation on the impact of the Northern Pass, New England College, Concord.

• First Nations tribes presentation on environmental racism, health impacts and needs on reservations at the Summit for a Clean Energy Revolution, Philadelphia

• NH Business Industry Association (BIA) Summit, Manchester

• New England Grassroots Sustainability Summit, Smith College, MA.

• Green Eggs & New HAMpshire Environmental Policy Breakfast, Keene.

• 350VT & Roots Justice Center "Environmental Justice Leadership Training", Brattleboro, VT.

• Climate Solutions workshop & hearing with NH environmental organizations at UNH Law Center.

• Sugar Shack Alliance full day training in non-violent direct action, Winchester.

• NH Sierra Club full day "Political Training", Concord.

 

EVENTS ORGANIZED

• Our Roaring Brook Affinity Group for Non-Violent Direct Action was formed & monthly meetings held.

• Solidarity demonstration for Standing Rock at Otter Brook State Park, Keene.

• NH Energy Roundtable Discussion group which has become the Citizens Energy Workgroup, Nashua Public Library.

• Demonstration outside the the NH Energy Summit for renewable energy, Concord.

• #NoDAPL & #DontGasTheGraniteState signs held at the NH election polling places.

 

ORGANIZATIONS WE COLLABORATED WITH

• 350NH

• 350 Action

• Sierra Club NH

• NextGen Climate NH

• Protect The Granite State

• Rights & Democracy NH

• Ban The Plastic Bag NH

• Toxics Action Center

• Food & Water Watch

• Delaware Waterkeepers Network

 

POLITICS

• Attended political town halls, asked questions on energy, climate and pipeline issues of: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina and NH gubernatorial candidates.

• Cookout with the Candidates & other NH candidate events.

• Attended gubernatorial candidates event in Nashua.

• Two members ran for state representative: Pat Martin & Laura Lynch!

• Four members ran as progressive politicial delegates.

• A member represented NH and gave testimony at the People's FERC hearing, Washington, D.C.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA, PRINT & MASS MEDIA, WEBSITE

• Maintained a strong and consistent presence on social media:

   - ECHO Action Facebook page

   - NH wants to be #FossilFree603 Facebook discussion group

   - Twitter pages "@ECHOAction NH" and "@FossilFree603"

   - Instagram page, "ECHO Action"

   - YouTube channel, "ECHOaction.org"

• Distributed 1-2 newsletters monthly plus news & action blasts, keeping you up-to-date on our work and opportunities to participate

• Maintained a calendar and list of events, blog, photo galleries, information on all of our campaigns and a list of our active volunteer staff.

• Promoted events, disseminated news articles, shared live events, networked with other organizations.

• Contacted legislators and had campaigns to encourage supporters to do the same.

• Sent out press releases on noteworthy events and actions.

• Interviewed and quoted in print media and on television.

• Participated in CNN political news panel on "CNN New Day".

Our work in 2015!

EVENTS ATTENDED

• Representative attended the Summit for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia, networking with other organizations during DNC week.

• 12 ECHO Action members/NH pipeline opponents went to Philadelphia to the March for a Clean Energy Revolution during DNC

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