Join Hands Across the Sand on June 26 to stand against drilling and call for clean energy now

To date, organizers in 46 states have scheduled 503 Hands locations nationwide, along with a growing number of international venues, creating what will likely be the largest environmental rally in our nation’s history.

On Saturday, June 26th from moon to 12:15 p.m.  in each time zone, attendees will join hands. In the Tampa Bay area, all participants should meet at 11 a.m. at the nearest beach or Hands location, listed on the website, Where possible, please carpool, ride a bike or go to for beach and connector trolley information. Wear black or red, white and blue to represent your stand for protection of our precious resources.

For more information including additional locations and a Google map, Tampa Bay area supporters should RSVP on Facebook at: Hands Across the Sand-Pinellas County, June 26th. For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Cathy Harrelson at [email protected]. Posters and other materials are available at

On Saturday, June 26th, thousands of citizens, businesses and organizations across the nation will unite under the banner of “Hands Across the Sand” to demonstrate their objection to dangerous offshore drilling and to call for a renewable energy policy at the state and Federal levels. Hands participants will stand up for our environment, our economy, and a new energy future by joining hands around the country.

According to Dave Rauschkolb, coastal restaurant owner from north Florida and the man behind this grassroots initiative: “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.”

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