Walkabout Statement: Who We Are And What We Stand For
Walkabout Statement After Fascist Violence in Charlottesville
The Walkabout Clearwater Chorus and Coffeehouse
November 28, 2016
"This is a deeply disappointing day for the United States, and the world. For people all over the country, the pain, anger, and fear at the prospect of a Trump Presidency are very real... That is why, as the saying goes, we will not mourn (for too long, anyway) - we will organize... And we stand in total solidarity with communities of color, Muslims, women and all those who may be threatened under a Trump Administration. They have an ally in the environmental movement. In the meantime, we will not be licking our wounds. Instead, we are preparing for the fights to come."
-- Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, November 9, 2016
"The election of Donald Trump has profoundly altered the landscape in which environmentalists work. While environmental issues weren't central to the campaign, President-elect Trump took positions during the campaign that were directly counter to ours - and contradicted by science. What didn't change last night is our commitment to fight for a cleaner, healthier world. Our resolve is unshaken... We will ferociously defend America's bedrock environmental protections."Walkabout Clearwater stands in solidarity with the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, and all other organizations that pursue our common goals in this new, very dark period, with its vicious, sometimes violent assault on our core values.
-- Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund, November 9, 2016
The Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie, NY, July 18, 2014