April, 2021 NWSOFA Indivisible Progressive Newsletter

Thu, Apr 22 at 8:28 AM

  NEWSLETTER and CALENDAR APRIL 2021 It’s Earth Day,
but today we must also take time to acknowledge that the conviction of Derrick Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd is a step towards accountability, but only a small step. Environmental destruction requires a belief that some people and communities are disposable. These burdens are most heavily placed on Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, and other communities of color. Only long-term structural change will upend these systems of hate. We must dismantle systemic racism and create communities where everyone can thrive, with clean air, water, energy, and a stable and safe climate. We continue to work with allies and coalition partners to provide access to fresh air, clean water, access to nature, and healthy communities for everyone. 
To make this planet livable for all we have a “30 by 30” goal—preserving 30% of land and water by 2030 to increase access to nature for everyone, especially communities who have been denied this basic human right.
But our work to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable future takes resources. Connecting with coalition partners, pushing the Senate to pass the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act—all while keeping up the work we do every day fighting anti-environment forcesneeds your immediate support.
The administration’s first 100 days have marked a notable change and offers significant promise for bold work that protects our environment and starts to heal our communities. But as we look to the next 100 days and beyond, it’s clear we must continue to hold our leaders accountable. 
We must ensure permanent protections of our wild places like Tongass National Forest, Bears Ears National Monument, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We must push for the shut down of pipelines like the Dakota Access Pipeline and Line 3, and stop the buildout of destructive fossil fuel infrastructure. We must increase access to the outdoors, especially for communities of color and low-income communities, because nature is a human right.
If we’ve learned anything in the last few years, it’s that no victory comes easy—and if we want to protect our public lands and our families’ health from anti-environment forces in Congress and Big Energy interests, we know we must keep showing up—on Earth Day and every day. We also know that we have a small window of opportunity, and that we must get this right. But we can’t do it without your help today.
This Earth Day is another chance to remind ourselves that we are all connected, and we must take care of and support each other just as we take care of the Earth. Thank you for being part of our community and showing up every day for the planet we share.
This is statement is a modified posting by, Chris Hill, Acting Campaign Director, Our Wild America Sierra Club. Please support them. CLICK HERE TO HELP SUPPORT THE SIERRA CLUB NWSOFA – INDIVISIBLE UPCOMING EVENTS SCHEDULED EVENTS FOR THE REST OF APRIL 2021
APR 27 – NWSOFA Indivisible Climate Change April Meeting with Tim Milburn and Peter Gore @ 7-9 pm APR 29 –  Criminal Justice Reform Fact or Fiction Town Hall 7 – 8:30 PM NWSOFA Indivisible Climate Change Meeting
APRIL 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm SPECIAL GUESTS: Tim Milburn and Peter Gorr of Sierra Club Illinois
will present current climate change issues in Illinois including CEJA (Clean Energy Jobs Act) legislation pending in the state legislature and other state and national actions
Tentative Agenda: CEJA update (we remain optimistic that something may happen this year if we keep the pressure on) Growing focus on Waste Management (Electricity and Transportation are only a part of the emissions story, the Waste crisis is also an area that needs attention) New national legislation team forming (nice to be able to start to look to federal legislation as part of the overall solution and actively supporting federal legislation will be necessary and a new opportunity for volunteers to get involved) New CLEAN future act…an example of some much needed federal legislation that perhaps this new team will act on.
please join us at https://nwsofaindivisible.my.webex.com/meet/ofa.nws  RSVP NWSOFA Indivisible Criminal Justice Reform Fact or Fiction Town Hall
April 29 @ 7 – 8:30 pm RSVP NWSOFA Indivisible Gun Violence Prevention  Issues Team Planning Meeting
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