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"Hands Across the Sand" - on the Oregon Coast - June 26, 2010
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An Opportunity of National Importance

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Now is the time for America and our leaders to join hands and steer our country's energy policy away from our dependence on fossil fuels and into the light of clean energy and renewables.

Join hands with us and draw a line in the sand against offshore oil drilling.

Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry.

Let us share our knowledge, energies and passion for protecting all of the above from the devastating effects of oil drilling.

A Message To The World

Hands Across the Sand is now international. Any person in any country may plan events on this website. This is a peaceful gathering of the people of the world. Planning an event is as simple as this:

Go to your beach on June 26 at 11 AM in your time zone.
Form lines in the sand and at 12:00, join hands.

The image is powerful, the message is simple.

NO to Offshore Oil Drilling, YES to Clean Energy.

Oregon Coast Hands Across the Sands Locations:

join-us-beach-photoBrookings - Brookings-Harbor Beach
Cannon Beach - Haystack Rock
Coos Bay - Bastendorff
Florence - Neprune State Park
Lincoln City - By Mo's Restaurant (Historic Taft District)
Newport - Nye Beach (carpool from Portland)
Oceanside - On the Cape Mears Loop
Seaside - Prom Beach

For maps, carpool information, contact information and any beach updates go to the Hands Across the Sand website.

The Movement Started In Florida

In Florida on Saturday, February 13, 2010, a statewide gathering against offshore oil drilling occurred. Thousands of Floridians representing 60 towns and cities and over 90 beaches joined hands to protest the efforts by the Florida Legislature and the US Congress to lift the ban on oil drilling in the near and off shores of Florida. Florida's Hands Across The Sand event was the largest gathering in the history of Florida united against oil drilling. Thousands joined hands from Jacksonville to Miami Beach and Key West to Pensacola Beach, each against oil drilling in Florida's waters.

Mission Statement

  1. To organize a national movement to oppose offshore oil drilling and champion clean energy and renewables. These gatherings will bring thousands of American citizens to our beaches and cities and will draw metaphorical and actual lines in the sand; human lines in the sand against the threat oil drilling poses to America's coastal economies and marine environment.
  2. To convince our State Legislators, Governors, Congress and President Obama to stop the expansion of offshore oil drilling and to adopt policies encouraging clean and renewable energy sources. America needs legislation that creates tax incentives and subsidies to encourage the growth of clean energy and renewable industries for America's future.

What to do at a Hands Event

STEP 1 - Go to the beach at 11 AM in your time zone for one hour, rain or shine.
STEP 2 - Join hands for 15 minutes at 12:00 forming lines in the sand against oil drilling in our coastal waters.
STEP 3 - Leave only your footprints.

Join us in creating what could become the largest gathering against offshore drilling in history

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