Climate Action Alliance of the Valley member Charlie Strickler was among the dozen people who made it through an “…18-day water-only fast in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to raise awareness of the agency’s contribution to worsening climate change and to harming the health and well-being of frontline communities where these projects are built.”
The No New Permits Fast was held from September 8- September 25, 2015, the day the Pope spoke at the United Nations in New York City.
Charlie’s letter to Governor McAuliffe here.
Charlie’s Letter to the Editor about his experience here: Fasting and Climate Change.
Hunger Strikers Lay It All on the Line to Stop Gas Pipeline Permits
A sermon on the Mall, as the pope’s words soothe a throng of activists
Day 1, Charlie leafleting in front of FERC headquarters
Fasters in front of FERC headquarters, Day 2.
Keep it in the Ground Rally, 9.15
A group rallying at the White House to get President Obama to keep fossil fuels in the ground. 9.15
The card handed out on 9.16 showing solidarity with the fasters in the Chicago school situation.
“We went over to NPR headquarters today and we leafleted the workers as they went in to work.” 9.18
Messages of encouragement from Harrisonburg compiled by Cathy, 9.18.15
Day 15. 9.22.15.
Charlie’s back. 9.23.15.
“The group was hanging out here at McPherson Square, I recognized Mitch (Hescox) walking by, stopped him, and a mini-event happened. The credit goes to Anne (Nielsen) for getting Mitch at the Harrisonburg Mennonite Church twice, and then a CAAV breakfast.” – Cathy Strickler, 9.23.15
Charlie with Senator Whitehouse. 9.24.15
Doug Hendren and Dave Pruett at the Moral Action on Climate Rally. 9.24.15.
Charlie and Lee Stewart. 9.24.15
Last Day. 9.25.15
The quilt made by supporters of the fast.
Charlie breaking bread for the break fast ceremony. 9.25.15