To get in touch with Americans Against Fracking, contact David Braun at info(at)rootskeeper(dot)org.
David Braun co-founded Americans Against Fracking and New Yorkers Against Fracking, and also helped design and implement the successful campaign to ban fracking in the state of New York.
In 2014, he relocated to California to fight fracking and other toxic oil and gas practices in his home state. Braun has since founded Rootskeeper a nonprofit project that facilitates actions and builds an ever-expanding network of advocates statewide. Rootskeeper is a steering committee member of Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of over 200 organizations, and also works closely with the California Environmental Justice Coalition, with strong ties to many grassroots anti-fracking and environmental justice organizations. With Rootskeeper, Braun launched a number of statewide awareness campaigns including Protect California Food, Faith Against Fracking and Oil Money Out, People Power In, aimed at educating the general public on the negative effects of toxic oil and gas extraction methods on our food chain, and the industry’s influence respectfully. He produced and directed the short documentary film Faith Against Fracking, which has screened in film festivals and places of worship around the country as an organizing tool.
Apart from his advocacy work, Braun was invited to speak at Senator Bernie Sander’s Monterey press conference during his 2016 presidential campaign and in addition, he also organized a number of the Senator’s events in California focusing on the environment. He served as a member of the 2016 Democratic Platform Committee in Orlando, Florida, with the focus of adding language to the platform about Climate Change, sustainability, and the environment. Previously, Braun was the grassroots coordinator for Josh Fox’s Academy Award-nominated film Gasland and the follow-up Gasland II. Braun organized with MoveOn.org prior to getting involved with fracking. Before hearing the call to save the planet, Braun was a partner in a successful New York events business.