Posted 5 years ago on June 12, 2012, 7:06 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
The following was written yesterday, June 11. For more: SaveRiverdale.com
This morning, we were informed by a utility worker that construction crews affiliated with Aqua America are planning to begin excavation on the land of the Riverdale mobile home community tomorrow (Tuesday).
We have successfully delayed construction of a massive water withdrawal facility, permitted to suck up to 3 millions gallons of water daily from the Susquehanna River for use in fracking operations, for over 10 days now. The encampment is in urgent need of support at this time! Now is the time to show your conviction and solidarity with these brave residents and volunteers who have decided to stand their ground in the face of ruthless corporate giant - Aqua America.
Ways to Support:
COME TO RIVERDALE: If you live within a few hours of Riverdale, now is the time to drop everything and support a community in dire need. The families that have stood their ground face imminent homelessness upon their removal. Call in sick to work, or take a vacation day - do it for the Riverdale residents.
DONATE: It has cost hundreds of dollars to feed and house the dozens of people who have come to support the residents of Riverdale. Money will be needed to support residents who face homelessness, and bail will need to be posted ASAP for those brave supporters who are holding the barricade.
Call or Email those responsible for fracking and the construction of this (and all) water withdrawal facilities.
CONTACT your friends, neighbors, allies, churches, and other networks that you may belong to. Ask them to spread the word, donate, write letters to the editor of their local newspaper.
This fight can still be won, but only with immediate action from people like you!
Update, 7am Tuesday: via @SaveRMHC: ¨Breakfast served at the encampment, a good crew of folks from @OccupyWallSt are here.¨ Follow them on Twitter, and get down there!