It's Giving Tuesday!

POWHR is launching our annual appeal! From now until December 31st, 2021, our goal is to raise $20,000 to continue our work into 2022. We will continue fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline and protecting our communities, air and water from fossil fuel destruction. We need your help to hold regulatory agencies accountable, provide support to landowners and impacted communities and to build the climate justice movement in Appalachia!


POWHR Launches Year-End Blog Series!

We are taking some time to reflect on what POWHR was a part of in 2021. Enjoy a few looks down memory lane, as well as some future-oriented pieces to help us all dream a different future into being.

We will be highlighting a series of guest blogs that showcase the incredible network of volunteers, impacted landowners, youth climate leaders, community leaders and fierce advocates that keep us in the fight. 

Our first blog in the series comes from Mercedes Walters, the 'mastermind' behind the incredible MVP Protest Run of April-May 2021, where three women ran the entire length of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in protest of the project. 

Here's a taste! 
"I remember waking up to a symphony of song birds. And at one point a bird came under our tarp and landed on Katie and Sarah’s tent offering a natural alarm clock. We broke down camp completing the usual routine – break down camp, make coffee, and review the day’s plan. As we waved goodbye to part ways I felt nervous, and anxious leaving the team and navigating West Virginia highways and roads solo, – truly – solo. Cell service was a lost commodity, so paper map navigation was going to be an adventure and require good timing.

We met so many pipeline fighters that had not been able to join together in a group since COVID hit. Being a part of this gathering made me realize how much bigger this project was than just three women running the length of a pipeline. There was an army behind this movement and I know we all felt so lucky to become a part of it." - Mercedes Walters, MVP Protest Runner
Read 'A 303-mile Run Down Memory Lane'

Have You Gotten Your Violation Vigil Sign Yet?

There's still time to join us for this special day. This fall we can stop the violence caused by the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Join us in Richmond at Dogwood Dell Amphitheater on December 11, 2021 starting at 1:00 PM for the Violation Vigil convergence event with speakers and song. Register here

Speakers: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II of the Poor People’s Campaign & Repairers of the Breach, Jason Campos-Keck of 7 Directions of Service, Russell Chisholm of the POWHR Coalition, VA Delegate Sam Rasoul, David Sligh of Wild Virginia, Sonya Taylor of Sunrise VA, and Emily Satterwhite of Appalachians Against Pipelines.

Visit POWHR's 
Violation Vigil landing page for everything you need to know. We hope to see you there in solidarity and protection of everything we are working to save! 

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