Yesterday I attended a meaningful and moving event in South Beach: Hands Across the Sand which is a grassroots effort started in Florida by Dave Rauschkolb that has become an overnight, international success . Yesterday, in approximately 43 countries concerned citizens gathered on beaches all over the world to make a statement against off-shore drilling and the turnout was tremendous. You could feel the energy in everyone. They were so excited that the line of people holding hands reached over 10 blocks and they estimated over 1,000 in attendance just in South Beach.
Miami Chapter of Surfrider and lead organizer of Miami Beach’s Hands Across the Sand
Emerge Miami & Open Streets Project.South Florida Bike Coalition who helped organize a group of bikers to attend the event. Some of the riders shown here are the self-proclaimed “Miami Urban Rough Riders”, left-t0-right: Ulises Manzano, Juan C. Gallo, Carlos Rebenga and Barbara Manzano.Miami Group of the Sierra ClubSurfrider Foundation.ECOMB (Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches)“Organizing for America”
Glenn Burkett who is running for U.S. Senate in Florida.