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site for dates in March and April, and please visit Bonnie's
site for her upcoming dates starting in February, and special benefit seats still available for some of the dates !
Here are some other special upcoming benefit events we wanted to pass along..
Other news stories we're following.
NC WARN is happy to support our allies who are hosting this free event in Raleigh. This all-day conference will be focused on solutions to climate change and actions we can take in NC. There will be presentations on environmental, social, and racial justice; climate change; resilient agriculture; climate solutions; and more. When: Saturday, February 4th, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.Where:
Church of the Good Shepherd 121 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Click here for more information.
Standing Rock NoDAPL Status Update
Judge Boasberg convened a status hearing with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dakota Access, and U.S. Dept. of Justice attorneys representing the Army Corps. The judge questioned the government as to when they would have a decision in response to the President's memorandum of January 24th. The government responded that they have no decision at this time and no timeline for when that decision might be made. The hearing provided no indication as to how the Army might decide to proceed. -- A second status hearing was set for next Monday, February 6th.
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe maintains that a granting of the final easement will cause irreparable harm to our culture, sacred places, and puts our future in jeopardy with the likelihood of severe contamination of our water supply. For the government to issue the easement and not continue with the EIS process sets dangerous precedent. We maintain that to change course now would be arbitrary and without justification, and would amount to political manipulation of our court system. We look to the courts to help maintain the integrity of the regulatory process.
Trump fires acting attorney general for refusing to defend legality of his refugee ban
resident Trump fired acting Atty. Gen. Sally Yates on Monday, just hours after she announced that the Justice Department would not defend his controversial executive order temporarily banning all refugees and travelers from certain countries. Read report at the LA Times.
US Senators and their stand on the Trump ban, Also includes Governors. Click to view the spreadsheet
Leaders, travelers and residents in largely Muslim nations
called the immigration order signed by President Trump racist, hateful and unhelpful for international relations. Read story at NY Times
President Trump eliminated the chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of National Security Council from cabinet level meetings except for an "as needs basis". He named Stephen Bannon to the council and Stephen Miller who was the major architect of the refugee and visa plan"' Read article at the LA Times.
Alt National Park Service A growing coalition of 57 National Park Service employees from nine different National Parks. We formed to ensure the protection of the environment for future generations to come. We were forced into a media blackout, hiring freeze, policy changes, and possible reduction in funding. We are here to stand up and speak out against the current administration. We all refuse to be silenced while we watch everything we love crumble. Join the movement at www.altnps.org -Arches, Everglades, Cuyahoga Valley, Rocky Mountain, Shenandoah, Yosemite, Badlands, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smoky Mountains. www.facebook.com/AltUSNationalParkService/
MoveOn.org is organizing #ResistTrumpTuesdays. each week they are making calls to action. Sign up for notifications here: https://act.moveon.org/survey/readytoresist
A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices to contact Congress. Easy advice on the most effective way to communicate with your elected officials www.indivisibleguide.com - www.facebook..com/indivisibleguide
Daily Action sends users an alert every weekday with a simple action to push back to resist extremism in America. https://dailyaction.org
"Pick up the battle and make it a better world just where you are. It can be better and it must be better, but it's up to us." -Maya Angelou
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