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Friday, June 25, 2010

Worldwide gathering against offshore drilling: 'Hands across the Sand'

700 "HANDS ACROSS THE SAND" EVENTS OPPOSING OFFSHORE DRILLING, SUPPORTING CLEAN ENERGY

LARGEST GATHERING AGAINST OFFSHORE DRILLING IN HISTORY
SATURDAY, JUNE 26

WHO: Thousands of citizens from every state in the U.S., Puerto Rico and D.C., and 20 countries
WHAT: Citizens will gather on beaches and inland communities and join hands to recognize the tragedy in the Gulf and call for clean energy, no more offshore drilling
WHEN: Saturday, June 26
WHERE: 700 events nationwide and worldwide. NOTE: A complete list of events, all of which begin at 11 a.m. local time this Saturday, can be found here: http://www.handsacrossthesand.org/.

A list of key events the media may wish to cover follows at the end of this advisory.

VISUALS: Citizens will gather with signs and props and will join hands along scenic stretches of beach and inland cities and communities

Background: Hands Across the Sand was founded by Florida restaurant owner and surfer Dave Rauschkolb. The Sierra Club has organized hundreds of Hands Across the Sand events as part of its Beyond Oil campaign, aimed at ending America's oil dependence over the next 20 years. http://action.sierraclub.org/Hands

SUGGESTED EVENTS FOR MEDIA:

Denver
Rocky Mountain Lake Park -- 3151 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80211 Interstate 25 to west bound Interstate 70. Exit I70 at Lowell Blvd. South on Lowell Blvd.
Contact: Loraine Perkins, loraine.perkins@comcast.net, 303-325-6475

London
St James Park, Westminster Tube end, by the Lake -- A walk will take place afterwards in the local area between the Houses of Parliament and BP headquarters.
Contact: Charlotte Pulver at charlottepulver@yahoo.co.uk

Miami
South Beach, 5th Street and Ocean Drive
Contact: Jonathan Ullman, jonathan.ullman@sierraclub.org, 305-283-6070
or Mike Gibaldi, Miami@surfrider.org, 305-389-4615

New Jersey
Asbury Park Boardwalk at Langosta Lounge
1000 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
Seaside Heights Boardwalk at Grant Avenue Entrance
Next to Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ

Kansas City
Join us on Saturday June 26, 11:45 am. at the International Pedestrian Bridge on the Plaza at Ward Parkway and Central (North side of bridge). Bring a homemade sign that promotes renewable energy and a signed petition to send a message to your Kansas or Missousi Senator. Ask your friends to join us.

Atlantic City Beach in front of Boardwalk Hall, just off Kennedy Plaza
Mississippi Avenue and Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Contact: Grace Sica, Sierra Club, 732-841-6103

New York City
Brooklyn, Coney Island -- Take the subway to Coney Island Stillwell Avenue Station and cross the street when you come out of the station
Contact: anneocraig@gmail.com

San Francisco
The Beach at Crissy Field -- located on the San Francisco Bay north of Mason Street and the Exploratorium with a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Contact: Jeramiah Dean, jeramiah.dean@sierraclub.org, (510) 848-0800

Santa Monica, California
To the north of the Santa Monica Pier, on the beach (to the right of the pier facing the ocean)
Contact: Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, Ssekich@surfrider.org, 619-807-0551

Seaside, Florida -- where Hands Across the Sand got started
On the beach behind Bud & Alley's Restaurant
Contact: Dave Rauschkolb, drmail61@gmail.com, 850-865-1061

Tampa and St. Petersburg
St. Pete Beach -- Tradewinds Island Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd.
Contact: Cathy Harrelson, cathy_bam@earthlink.net, 727-415-8805

Virginia Beach
Oceanfront between 19th & 31st Streets
Contact: Eileen Levandoski, Eileen.Levandoski@sierraclub.org, 757.277.8537

Washington, D.C.
On Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in front of the White House
Contact: Whit Jones, whit@energyactioncoalition.org, 914-671-1880

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