Host a Screening for the Gulf

GRN has been organizing our best activists across the nation to take their support off-line and host a movie screening in their home or community venue. Folks have been hosting Defend the Gulf movie screenings for the past 4 years to educate family and friends about Louisiana’s coastal wetlands crisis. This year, the focus of the films will be BP’s oil drilling disaster which is still severely impacting the people and places of our Gulf.The series of shorts includes a beautiful piece from Cornell’s Ornithology Lab, the hilarious “BP Spills Coffee”, excerpts from GRN’s issue-focused Gulf Tides series, and more. You can take a look at a few of the films on our YouTube channel. A screening in your home, church, or community center is a powerful way to educate your friends, family and neighbors and inspire them to take action for the Gulf.It’s been over a year since the disaster and Congress has yet to pass legislation to learn the lessons of BP. We need them to act now to restore and protect the Gulf which is why we are aiming to have the home screenings take place during the summer Congressional recess (August 8 – Sept 5), when elected leaders will be back in their home districts.Just choose a date that works for you (don’t worry, you can change it later if necessary) and sign up with our online system to create your own event page, and the GRN system will guide you through sending invitations. there, we’ll be with you every step of the way. A couple weeks before the event, we will send you a host packet, which will include:the DVDseveral fact sheets and post cards with information about the situationa petition urging Congress to pass legislationraffle tickets for a trip to New Orleansa Basin St Records samplerCommunity Coffeeand moreThe top four biggest parties will even win a bottle of Old New Orleans Rum or Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka to toast to a healthy Gulf! And of course, we’ll always be here to answer questions and provide support.Last year, we helped hosts organize two hundred house parties that were both informative and a lot of fun. This year, we’ve set the goal at two hundred and twenty! Wherever you live, the Gulf needs your support, please host an event to help build the national call to restore the Gulf.Ayn Pivnoka is GRN’s Campaign Assistant

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