Please Don't Frack My Mother




As many of you may know, Governor Cuomo is announcing his decision on
whether or not to lift the moratorium on fracking in New York State on
or before Feb 27th.. This means we have to turn up the heat in the
next few weeks (while turning down the gas of course).

Saving our environment is the fight of our lifetime. Our planet cannot
be held hostage to big oil money. Now is our moment to use our voices
and send a message to Governor Cuomo.

Sean Lennon invites you to participate in a PSA using a song that he wrote called "Don't Frack My Mother."
Deadline for submissions is this Monday, February 4th. 

Here's all you have to do: 

• Lip sync to ‘Don’t Frack My Mother!’ (song and lyrics
are attached– feel free to invite friends family and pets to sing with
you) into your laptop or iphone.



• Just listen to the song, sing along and record it in
Photobooth. Just as long as you send us a HORIZONTAL frame.  Please
see the example attached.

• You don't have to be perfect! Just remember to have
fun! Feel free to hold up globes, or signs ! We will only use a few
seconds of each submission.

Photobooth instructions:

1. Open Photo Booth (this program comes with all Macs)

2. In the lower left hand corner select the film reel
icon. (the one that is farthest right)

3. Press the red camera button in the middle. This will
give you a quick countdown and will show you once it is recording.
Light will flash.

4. When you are done press record button again to stop recording.

5. The clip will show up below with all your photos.
Drag it onto your desktop and it actually should be small enough to
e-mail.

• Then send us the file via sendspace.com or email to:
dontfrackmymother@gmail.com

• While you're at it, please sign this petition & Call
• Pat yourself on the back for helping the fight to save
New York and the world!

This project will be produced and directed by Sarah Sophie Flicker,
Maximilla Lukacs, Tennessee Thomas and Rebecca Fernandez. The same
team that created last year’s incredibly successful “You Don’t Own Me”
PSA which was able to make a pivotal impact on the presidential
election.

For more information on fracking:
http://artistsagainstfracking.com/

And if you don’t know what fracking is here is a great way to give
yourself a crash course in this issue:

"The Sky Is Pink" by Josh Fox (of "Gasland")


Governor Cuomo is about to approve fracking in New York State on land
that houses one of the most bountiful natural water tables in North
America. 50,000-100,000 wells are being proposed in New York State. As
New York goes so does the rest of the country oftentimes. We must be a
beacon of sustainability. Our actions not only affect New York State
but the entire country.


Don't Frack My Mother Lyrics:

Listen up people, listen to my song
'Bout something most of you'd agree is just wrong
There ain't no place left on this Earth to discover
So pleeeeze don't frack my mother


(Chorus)
Don't frack my mother
Cuz I ain't got no other
Don't frack my mother
You can do anything that you wanna do
But don't frack my mother


(Oil Man voice: have fun and play the oil man!)
Hold up kid listen if you will
You can't tell a man where to stick his drill
A cow don't know what's good for her utters
So Iiiiii'm gonna frack your mother


(Chorus)
Don't frack my mother
Cuz I ain't got no other
Don't frack my mother
You can do anything that you wanna do

But don't frack my mother

We can't afford for this world to get hotter
We can't afford (pause) poly nuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in our water
Teratogens carcinogens, enough to make you shutter
So pleeeeeeze don't frack my mother


(Chorus)
Don't frack my mother
Cuz I ain't got no other
Don't frack my mother
You can do anything that you wanna do
But don't frack my mother 



Image by Stephanie Moore, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.