Restore the Delta is providing a bus for our supporters to attend President Obama’s visit in Fresno on drought assistance on February 14, 2014.<!–more–> We will hold a press conference and rally near where the President will be speaking. This is not a protest because President Obama had said he will veto HR3964 (Valadao), the Delta pumping bill. Our goal is not to protest against the President, but to share with him and the national media the concerns of the Delta community. Our message is about Saving the Delta! Stopping the Tunnels! — protecting Delta farms, fisheries, the Bay-Delta estuary, and north coast rivers, and creating sustainable water policies for California. Signs expressing other concerns about President Obama’s positions are not part of this event.
Currently, we do not know the exact location of President Obama’s visit in Fresno, but we know he will be visiting early in the day on Friday, February 14. We will let you know where we will be arriving in Fresno when we leave that morning.
1. Bus will leave promptly at 9:15 a.m. A donation of any size to offset expenses is appreciated for all passengers/attendees; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
2. All attendees/passengers will meet at the A.G. Spanos Building parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Parking is allowed in the highlighted areas (see parking map here). The address is 10100 Trinity Parkway, Stockton. Right off of I-5 and Eight Mile Road, Stockton.
3. Bring snacks/food on the trip and dress for a variety of weather. This will be a long day, it will likely run from 9am to 5pm. Restore the Delta staff will work on getting us to a meal down there. People should be prepared to buy a meal for themselves, but again, if $ is a problem for some, we will make sure that you are fed!
Email [email protected] with the your names and phone number, as well as all the information of guests coming with you. If we do not receive this information, you may not board the bus. We need you to RSVP ASAP!