|Weekly Action Alert from Indivisible AVL|
MARCH RECESS – CLIMATE ACTIONFirst – join us for the Asheville Climate Strike this Friday, March 15, 4:30 PM to 6:00 at Pritchard Park, 4 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801. More info here.
Then – Congress is in recess March 18 through March 22 – but let’s not give them a holiday. Call, email or write our Senators and Congressmen, or visit their local offices, and put them on the spot: what are they doing about the real emergency of global climate change?
Senator Thom Tillis
Senator Richard Burr
Representative Patrick McHenry (District 10)
Representative Mark Meadows (District 11)
RENEWABLE ENERGYKudos to our leaders in the City of Asheville and Buncombe County; both have adopted goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and committed to transition government operations from fossil-fueled energy (coal, natural gas, propane, gasoline, etc.) to renewable energy (solar, wind, etc.) by 2030, and the entire city and county to 100% renewable energy by 2042.The community needs to come together to reach these goals, and local officials need to hear from you. Please read this fact sheet about the benefits of the clean energy economy and then take the survey (at the link at the very bottom of the fact sheet) to tell the City and County what you want to see in a clean energy transition.
SPECIAL NOTE: “Make It Public! Town Hall” with Progress NC March 26A strong majority of Americans say MAKE IT PUBLIC! Special Counsel Robert Mueller is winding down his investigation into questions of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Most people think the final report should be made public. But that’s not guaranteed.Join us for this important town hall meeting on March 26 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (location to be announced soon). We will share information about the Mueller investigation and how you can help in our call to action to demand that Senators Tillis and Burr push to make the final Mueller report public.
A GOOD READ“The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,” by Jonathan Haidt. “Etiquette books tell us not to discuss [politics and religion] in polite company, but I say go ahead. Politics and religion are both expressions of our underlying moral psychology, and an understanding of that psychology can help bring people together…My hope is that this book will make conversations about morality, politics, and religion more common, more civil, and more fun. My hope is that it will help us to get along.” MARK YOUR CALENDAR!March 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Asheville – Buncombe County NAACP monthly meeting. Sanctuary of Hill Street Baptist Church.March 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm. Black Mountain Indivisible meeting at Lake Tomahawk Senior Center (401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain NC 28711). Come learn more about Medicaid Expansion in NC. March 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. MAKE IT PUBLIC! Town Hall: How to Deal With the Mueller Report. The location will be announced soon.March 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Backyard Composting Workshop. FREE. New Belgium Brewery. Sponsored by Asheville GreenWorks and the City of Asheville. March 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Asheville Tree Giveaway. First Baptist Church, Asheville. Asheville GreenWorks and Duke Energy. Pre-register here.April 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Asheville – Buncombe County NAACP monthly meeting. Sanctuary of Hill Street Baptist Church.Do you have upcoming actions or events we should share with our members? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
For complete details on these and other upcoming events, check out the Indivisible Asheville/WNC Events Calendar.
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Mon 25 March 2019 10:06 PM