Brattleboro Planned Parenthood Rally

Earth's population is growing fast. In the year 1700, there were about 600 million people on earth. By 1800, there were about 900 million. In 1900, there were about 1.6 billion. In 2000, there were about 6 billion. That's according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

By the year 2050, there will be about 11 billion people on earth, according to:

People are the main cause of climate change, which the world's leading scientists say is a major threat to earth's ability to support human life.

There will be a rally in Brattleboro on June 28 at 8 p.m. to support Planned Parenthood. Republicans in Congress are trying to cut funding for the group. Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care and education to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. It has a web site at The Brattleboro rally will be at 402 Canal Street. Details are at:

In other news from the Valley, in Keene on June 21, there will be a rally against climate change at 5:30 p.m. outside City Hall. Details are at:

Conway, Massachusetts is near Greenfield. Carpool rides are available from Conway to a march against climate change in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. Sandisfield is less than an hour from Springfield by car. A fracked gas pipeline is under construction there. Information about the pipeline is at:

The march starts on June 24 at 10 a.m. at Lower Spectacle Pond on Cold Spring Road. Details are at

While the chances of stopping population growth and climate change may seem small, in 1989, the chances of Nelson Mandela -- who was then seven years into a life sentence in prison -- becoming president of South Africa were also small. In 1994, Mandela was elected president and one of the world’s most brutal and racist governments was overthrown.

In the United States, 152 years ago, ending slavery and granting women the right to vote both seemed unlikely. Mass movements of ordinary people won justice.


Twin State Climate Action

Thank you Eesha for sharing both of these events! Collaboration between the two states is crucial in our effort to stand strong for climate action and in opposition to new fossil fuel infrastructure. Your work in highlighting these important events is always appreciated!

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