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June 14 Lobby Day Details

As you know, the fight to keep natural gas "Fracking" out of NJ is heating up! NJ passed a one year moratorium to study Fracking, but that brief moratorium ends in 2013. Then what?

Fracking is being conducted with increased regularity next door in Pennsylvania. And pressures are mounting to allow the same practice in NJ.

If we are to be successful in stopping Fracking in NJ, we must fight it at every level.

A bill is coming before the Senate and Assembly to stop Fracking wastes from being treated and disposed in NJ. As you may have heard, some waste has already been treated in Elizabeth. In addition to containing numerous chemicals, some Fracking wastes also contain low levels of radioactivity!

Our friends at Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, and others are gathering together on Thursday, June 14th to lobby the Statehouse and show our representatives that its citizens are aware and involved. We know that Fracking threatens drinking water, public health and the environment!

The Bus for Progress has volunteered to make four stops in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to help bring volunteers to this important event. We want to make sure that our members have advanced notice to reserve their seats first!

See below for more details:

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Ride the Bus for Progress to the June 14th lobby day to keep Fracking waste out of NJ!

No need to hassle with parking or directions in Trenton. Let us do the driving!

The bus will make the following stops to pick up folks in Monmouth and Ocean Counties:

7:00 AM at the Garden State Parkway ("GSP") Cheesequake Rest Stop (mile 123). The bus will park on the east side of the main building in the bus parking spots.

7:25 AM in Red Bank behind the Tri Parkway Corporate Park building, 200 Schultz Drive (enter at intersection with Half Mile Road), just blocks from the Garden State Parkway 109 entrance.

7:50 at the Wall Township GSP Rest Stop (mile 100). The bus will park on the east side of the main service building in the bus parking spots.

8:20 at the Jackson Outlet Mall at 537 Monmouth Road (Exit 16, just north of Highway 195).

9:00 - arrive at the Masonic Temple in Trenton (near the State House) for introductions and strategy.

Everyone should arrive at each stop about 10 minutes early, so you are ready to hop on the bus when it arrives.

The Bus for Progress is a very fun way to travel! It has comfy sofas and chairs, seat belts, a full rest room, ice cooler, microwave, coffee maker, air conditioning, etc. You'll meet new friends along the way!

Proceeds from the trip go to support the Bus for Progress (www.BusForProgress.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting important progressive issues, groups and candidates.

The Bus For Progress holds 25 people. Seats will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve yours now by visiting http://www.busforprogress.org/events. You may also visit our Facebook events page at http://www.facebook.com/events/362364947156735/. Hurry before the bus fills up!

We are asking for a $21 donation to travel from Cheesequake, a $19 donation from Red Bank or Wall, and a $18 donation for Jackson.

Invite your friends and family to join us! The more people we have, the larger the statement we deliver to Trenton.

We hope you'll be part of this very important day!
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