NO FAST TRACK/NO TPP CAMPAIGN
PRESS CONFERENCE: CITY HALL
NYC: Tomorrow Tues, Jan 21
Time: 12 noon
Location: Steps of City Hall
around the state this week: In an unprecedented show of POWER, solidarity and working together, labor, enviro, faith, food safety and community groups around the state are holding press conferences and/or rallies next week with our Reps who will publicly state their opposition to the Baucus-Camp Fast Track bill.
PLEASE bring signs with the name of your organization.
Nothing fancy is needed; handwritten is fine. One of the reasons we have been so successful in NY state is because all of us have worked so well together, so far. The most common reaction we get when calling our Reps is "Who is organizing all of this?". That's because we have thrown them off course by being united. It is very important to continue to send this message through the visuals we'll get at the press conference. Remember: YOU may know who you are, but no one else does unless you TELL THEM! Also, please remember that, except for Rep Reed's district, this is not a protest - it's a press conference. Our message is the Reps standing together in opposition to Fast Track. That's our accomplishment and our message to the opposition: Look at what we can do!
Confirmed participants: AFL-CIO, NYC Dist Council of Carpenters, CWA, Citizens Trade Campaign New York, MoveOn, Working Families Party, Sierra Club, TradeJustice, Food & Water Watch, LCLAA and more.
NYC: Fri, Jan 31st
Intercontinental Day of Action vs TPP and Corporate Globalization
NYC Location and details to be announced
The TPP is an expansive, highly secretive international free trade agreement. It's being negotiated by delegates from twelve Pacific Rim countries, including the United States, along with hundreds of industry leaders. Elected officials, civil society, and the press have largely been shut out of negotiations, but these leaked documents reveal disturbing provisions.
The TPP would empower corporations to directly sue governments over laws and policies that they claim reduce their profits. Legislation designed to address climate change, curb fossil fuel expansion, and reduce air pollution could all be subject to attack as a result of the TPP.
Right now, our best chance to stop this train wreck is to stop Congress from giving “fast-track” authority to President Obama, allowing him to push the agreement through without a public debate.
Click here to tell your Congressional representatives to reject “fast track” and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
FRACK FREE NYC and SUSTAINABILITY CAMPAIGNS
Tankers, Turbines, and Our OffShore Energy Future
FOSSIL FREE NYC CAMPAIGN
Thursday, Jan 30
Rutgers Presbyterian Church @6:30 pm
236 W 73rd St.
Learn why New Yorkers should oppose a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) port off Jones Beach.
- Hear about a proposed plan for a wind farm at the same site.
- Discuss an enlightened and sustainable energy policy for our coastal zone.
Sean Dixon - is the Coastal Policy Attorney at Clean Ocean Action. Sean's work ranges from LNG imports/exports, offshore oil and gas activities, to coastal development.
David Alicea - is the Long Island & New York City Organizer for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign. David is working to make NY a renewable energy leader.
Al Appleton - is former Commissioner, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and an international consultant on sustainability, water resources management, and the economics of the energy industry.
350NYC SUSTAINABILITY WORKING GROUP MEETING
Wednesday, Jan 22nd @7-9pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St in Room #508
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