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Rally to STOP 5G (5th gen close proximity 24/7 cell antennae everywhere)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Phoebe Sorgen
Location Details:
In front of the Verizon Store, 1831 Solano Ave near the top, by the post office, north Berkeley.

Don't miss the 1st nationwide actions opposing 5G (the planned "5th Generation" telecom roll out of close proximity cell antennas irradiating every neighborhood.)
We'll have a megaphone and literature for passersby. Please bring a sign and an umbrella or poncho. We'll be there rain or shine.
We don't want to block the entrance or sidewalk, so if there are many of us, we'll form a walking picket line.
From Americans for Responsible Technology, national organizers of 5/15: please be respectful of our reasonable messaging and help us prevent wireless companies (or their friends in the media) from portraying us as “fringe” or the “tin foil hat” brigade. (Scroll to bottom for more on that.)

We're trying to get an emergency ordinance in Berkeley, and we're calling on wireless companies to suspend deployment of so-called "small" cell wireless antennas near homes, apartments, schools, etc. until 24/7 exposure to 5G radio-frequency microwave radiation can be proven safe (never!)

Our PURPOSE tomorrow is to raise public awareness and to place the burden of responsibility where it belongs: on the Big Telecom corporations that are pushing 5G for no other reason but profit.
Though there are many reasons to oppose 5g (including loss of privacy, increased energy use, and the fact that wired systems will always be faster, more reliable, and less costly,)
our FOCUS tomorrow is children's safety because they are especially vulnerable to 5G and other cell radiation exposures which can affect the developing brain and increase risk of cancer.

Points organizers want us to emphasize:
Science proves that chronic exposure to wireless radiation is harmful.
Children are more vulnerable to environmental exposures than adults and they depend on us to protect them.
Federal human exposure guidelines are decades out of date and are only concerned with thermal exposures.
5G will result in involuntary exposures for millions of people – including our kids.
There is no scientific evidence that 5G is safe.
There are faster, more reliable, less costly alternatives! (cable and fiber)
(Pls do not bring hyperbolic signs that work against our messaging.)

A small action is fine on short notice, & the more the merrier, so
pls fwd, post, and phone folks who are likely to be interested.

Added to the calendar on Tue, May 14, 2019 1:40AM
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