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ExxonMobil shareholders will gather at the Meyerson
Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas on May 28. The media extensively covers this
event, and it is a good time to voice concerns about how the largest energy
company in the world is affecting people's lives and the planet.
A coalition of environmental, faith and peace organizations are
planning environmental justice hearings, news conferences and a demonstration
to increase shareholder and public awareness about ExxonMobil's irresponsible
pollution and how it is causing illness and death, and destroying quality of
life for people living in the Texas Gulf Coast.
The news conferences and demonstration also will seek to hold
ExxonMobil accountable for it's contribution to global warming and lack of efforts
to move toward clean, renewable energy. War profiteering and excess profits
while consumers pay outreageous prices for gas also will be addressed.
We will invite state and national representatives to hear from
experts and victims about the environmental justice issues related to ExxonMobil's
emissions from refineries and chemical plants in the Texas Gulf Coast. The media
will be invited to this event.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Munger Place United Methodist Church. 5200 Bryan St. Dallas TX 75206-7806
Proposed Agenda: 11 a.m. News Conference noon Lunch 1 p.m. Hearing
May 28, 2008 8 a.m. In front of Meyerson Symphony Center
Demonstration: The entire coalition, victims of refinery pollution and high cost of gas, as well all in favor of ending war will gather with banners to loudly voice objections to the ExxonMobil is doing business. We will say: ExxonMobil Enough!
Coalition members include:
Dallas Peace Center
Consumers for Peace
CLEAN (Citizens League for Environmental Action Now)
Many concerned individuals
We need your help in making these efforts a sucess. The coalition has a phone
conference every Friday at 4 pm. You can participate in that meeting or just
let us know how you want to participate.
We need funding to pay administration of all the details involved in creating this event. We also need to pay for transportation and housing for people who are travel from the Texas Gulf Coast to tell their story as well as others who are coming in to participate.
We also need volunteers to help organize the event and participate at the hearing, the news conference and at the demonstration. We need to get a very large crowd to the demonstration.
Contact: Vicki Wolf phone: 214-354-5977 :firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent Herndon is heading up Jobs with Justice support for this action. He writes:
You! Take the day off from work, bring your friends, bring your family, this protest will be covered on all the news stations around the world because all the world is outraged!
AND HERE'S TEN REASONS why YOU SHOULD BE OUTRAGED TO:
10. Exxon-Mobil has long maintained that it is an oil company and that renewable technologies should be left to renewable energy companies!
9. The Rockefeller family, who own major shares of the company, has asked Exxon-Mobil to make a transition to renewable energy, but has lacked any progress in an era of soaring profits.
8.Exxon-Mobil has repeatedly ignored a resolution to explicitly prohibit employee discrimination based on sexual orientation!
7.Exxon-Mobil is currently in a court debacle with the Venezuelan government to claim $12 billion from the already-struggling Venezuelan economy.
6.One major contribution to the hike in gas prices was a recent union protest by oil workers in Nigeria that demanded Exxon-Mobil pay them 25% more and improve the working conditions!
5.Recent violence in Nigeria from members of the Emancipation of the Niger Delta movement have demanded that Exxon-Mobil's oil revenues from the region be redirected to the Nigerian economy to help improve schools, hospitals, and living conditions!
4.In 2006, Exxon-Mobil's CEO Lee Raymond was given a $400 MILLION retirement package, which U.S. Congressman Byron Dorgan of North Dakota called, "a shameful display of greed!"
3.Exxon-Mobil makes $1,385 per SECOND, and they just reported their highest quarterly earnings ever in December 2007 at $11.66 BILLION!
2. Exxon-Mobil has made $39 BILLION in profit off the Iraq war alone! Of which $4.2 BILLION comes directly from the Pentagon! One petition floating around the internet DEMANDS that this money be given to war victims!
1. AND YOU! YOU'RE PAYING $4.00 AT THE PUMP! DID YOU EVER THINK YOU'D SEE THE