Environment

Legislative Calls Week 6.5

1. Express your outrage at Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord by calling your U.S. Senators and Representatives. President Trump made this decision despite overwhelming opposition: a majority of American voters support the agreement and nearly every country in the world—195 in total—have signed the landmark accord. Elon Musk has resigned …

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Indivisible: Live on Facebook Tonight

Congress heads back to Washington this week for four weeks of D.C. work before another recess in July, and they’re going to do everything they can to continue rubber-stamping Trump’s dangerous agenda. Republicans will try to push through their priorities so they can go home and tout their wins to their constituents, but the work …

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Democracy for Sale June 5

North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, travels back to his home state of North Carolina to show how it has become a bellwether for the use …

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CWM Environmental Committee Update

Charlotte Women’s March Environmental Committee meets the second Thursday of each month (beginning June 8th); 6:00pm; 8430 University Executive Park Drive, Suite 685, in the office of Nephrology and Hypertension Consultants.  Please respond to Tina Maguylo at tmaguylo@gmail.com if you plan on attending so we have a head count for treats. Environmental Concerns/Legislative Actions: State Advocacy …

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March for Science Today, Saturday April 22nd!

For Charlotte’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday April 22nd, the Charlotte Women’s March will actively demonstrate our support for science and the environment by joining the March for Science on April 22 on Marshall Park (800 E. Third Street, Charlotte) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Charlotte Women’s March speakers at the event include Jan …

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Marchers Win Courage Award

by Jeva Lange, TheWeek.com.  Photo: Getty Images. The estimated 3 to 4 million Americans who participated in January’s anti-Trump Women’s March are being honored with a major prize from PEN America, The Associated Press reports. The PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award is going to the “Women’s March” for “galvaniz[ing] a potent global …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 4.3

CALLS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 3: Call Sen. Richard Burr (Chair of the Senate Intelligence Comm.) to express your strong support for that committee’s investigation to be a thorough, bipartisan process that answers all questions about Russia’s role in the 2016 election, as well as any connection between the Trump campaign and Russia. This …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 3.27

CALLS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 27 Contact your Senators to oppose the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch as a member of the U. S. Supreme Court.  He is not supportive of women’s health issues and the right to choose. Contact your Representative in support of an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate Russian interference into …

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Environmental Group Meeting Minutes 3.13.17

3/13/17 In attendance: J. Anderson, K. Jones, K. Knoble, H. Pruess, J. Shen, T. Wiggins Mission of Environmental Group: Limit focus to local and NC state environmental issues for greater impact. Inform membership about environmental issues and pending legislation. Advocate to safe guard the environment. Inform legislators about environmental impacts, as appropriate.   Member Resources: Find representatives and track pending legislation …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 3.20

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AND ACTIONS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 20 North Carolina: Contact your NC House representatives and urge them to support House Bill 200 (nonpartisan redistricting). National: Contact your U.S. House representatives to comment on or oppose these bills: ◊ ACA Repeal/Replace Legislation Current focus is on the House of Representatives, where the proposed repeal of …

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March for Science Saturday April 22nd!

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around …

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Environmental Group Initial Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes: February 7, 2017 Goal: Identify volunteers who are willing to monitor key environmental websites with a focus on state legislation, recognizing that bills can come up for a vote within a short timeframe, so vigilance is required. (Debbie Birch) Action Step: Monitor the General Assembly website for unscheduled committee meetings. www.ncleg.net/LegislativeCalendar Goal: Identify …

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