It is wonderful and empowering to see the organizing taking place for major mass mobilizations on three consecutive weekends this fall. Some of us, many of us, in the face of a resurgent right-wing movement and disappointment in and/or anger with Obama, are taking to heart the words of early twentieth century labor organizer Joe Hill: "Don't mourn, organize." The first of these mobilizations, Appalachia Rising (www.appalachiarising.org), will take place in Washington, D.C. from September 25-27. Thousands of people, including many from Appalachia, will join together for a two-day, Voices from the Mountains weekend conference, followed by an action on …
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Ted Glick is the national policy director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Past writings and more information can be found here.