Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fracking in Saugerties, Hot Coffee in Kingston

October Public Policy Events

Please note these schedule and meeting changes for this month:

1. Hydrofracking Educational Event

This event will take place in Saugerties on 10/4, rather than at the 10/22 branch meeting:

Tuesday, October 4, 7 PM
Atonement Lutheran Church
100 Market Street

- Showing of GASLAND, the 2010 Academy-Award-nominated documentary about Pennsylvania resident Josh Fox's cross-country quest to find out the truth about living with gas wells
- Question and answer session with Kate Hudson, Attorney, Riverkeeper Watershed Program
- "Who Can We Trust?" with Joan Walker of Frack Free Catskills

All are welcome!
Why attend? Can you drink gas? Next question!...
For more information, call 845-246-8322

2. October Branch Meeting

Saturday, October 22, 10:30 AM
Kingston Library
Community Room, 2nd Floor
55 Franklin Street

This month, while we (safely!) sip our hot coffee and munch on the delicious breakfast goodies provided by our (always!) "absolutely fabulous" hospitality team, we will watch the 2011 documentary called Hot Coffee. As ViVi, who showed it at her 8/14 film discussion, noted: "It's about that incident we all heard of: a woman sues McDonald's because her coffee was too hot. Well, it turns out that there is more to the story than we thought. Behind the publicity were corporations in favor of 'tort reform,' trying to make it difficult for citizens to have their grievances aired in court and to disempower juries." We'll have a discussion about the film afterward.

Join us for both of these informative October meetings!

-- Susan Holland, Public Policy Chairperson

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