Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hands Across the Sand

Citizens of Florida will soon have an opportunity to show their opposition to offshore oil drilling as close as 3 miles from our coastlines. This movement will be made up of people of all walks of life and will also cross political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it is about the protection of our shoreline, our tourism, our valuable properties, and our way of life.

On February 13th, 2010, SOS! Florida volunteers will be joining thousands of other residents who will come together to save our beaches, our economy and our way of life.  At 12:30PM CST (1:30PM EST), concerned Floridians will join hands along beaches across the state, sending the Legislature an undeniable message: we don’t want oil drilling on our coast! Hands Across the Sand, a new Florida nonprofit organization and statewide movement against drilling founded by restaurant owner and long time surfer Dave Rauschkolb seeks to:

  • Raise awareness about pending Florida legislation to drill for oil in our coastal waters.
  • Organize a Gulf-coast and statewide coastal movement to protest this legislation. This protest will bring thousands of Florida citizens to our beaches and will draw metaphorical and actual lines in the sand; human lines in the sand against near shore oil drilling in our waters.
  • Convince our Legislators and Governor to drop any and all legislation that would allow this folly.

    Visit the website for more information, and check with us regularly for information on carpooling to the event.