It’s been a week since we launched our crowdfunding campaign, and we are excited that we are already halfway to our goal of $10K to support our expert witnesses, our arts and culture activities, and our little legal defense fund. Woohoo! Huge thanks to all who have helped out so far.
But there’s still further to go. Today we’re excited to have a little video from our friend Tim DeChristopher explaining why the Lobster Boat trial is important, and asking for your support. We are grateful to have Tim and nearly a dozen amazing folks from the climate movement around Boston and New England on our organizing team for this trial. It is incredible to know that we are not alone on this journey.
One year ago today, Ken and I were anchored in a wooden lobster boat off of the coal pier at Brayton Point. It was a day filled with brilliant sunshine, anxiety and adrenaline. Supported by half a dozen incredible folks on the shore, we managed to block the landing of a shipment of coal for a full day. The following three months saw a groundswell of action at Brayton Point, as the enormous plant became a central focus for the movement towards a more just and stable future.
Today we are announcing the beginning of a fundraising campaign to raise $10,000 to support the trial. We are raising money to pay travel and other expenses for experts testifying at the trial, for communication and documentation of the trial, banners and art supplies for trial festivities, and as a fund to help defray court costs and any fines that are levied.
Throughout the day we’ll be reliving last year’s event and tweeting with #lobsterboat. Please share the story of the lobster boat blockade with your friends, and let them know that they can help by donating. The Indigogo page has all sorts of tools for sharing with social media.
Thank you so much for joining us on this journey. We are so lucky to have you aboard.