Oct 20 Program: Citizens’s United and Corporate Personhood

Make plans to attend and learn how you can protect our environment by protecting our democracy!

Sierra Club Endorses Move to Amend
January 27, 2012
“While our board passed a resolution about Citizens United last year, Move to Amend offers a framework for our volunteers to take action.”
~ Sarah Hodgdon, Sierra Club Conservation Director

Move to Amend Program

David Cobb is a founder and member of the national leadership team of Move to Amend and a former Green Party presidential candidate.

David is also an attorney and speaks all over the country on the issues of Corporate Personhood and money in politics.


Citizens’s United and Corporate Personhood

Monday, October 20

Charlotte School of Law
Room 1001
201 S College St
Charlotte, North Carolina 28244

Map for Charlotte School of Law

Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society- Charlotte School of Law Chapter and the Charlotte Area Green Party.

Sept 30 People’s Climate March Celebration: Images, Voices and Next Actions

People's Climate March

This is a get together for all the folks that traveled on the three Charlotte buses to the people’s Climate March, AND those that couldn’t make the trip but marched in spirit, AND those that want to work together to address the Climate Crisis.

Join us Tuesday, Sept 30th, for the Charlotte People’s Climate March Celebration: Images, Voices and Next Actions! We’ll meet from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at 5700 Executive Center Drive, Suite. 206, for a potluck dinner, a chance to share and relive the powerful day in New York City, and to talk about how we can work together to take this Moment and and turn it into a Movement! Please bring a dish to share, if you can.

For questions or more information, contact Luis Rodriguez, Hanna Mitchell, or Bill Gupton

Charlotte People’s Climate March Celebration:
Images, Voices and Next Actions!

Tuesday, September 30th
6:30- 8:00 PM
5700 Executive Center Drive, Suite. 206
Charlotte, NC

Map for 5700 Executive Center Drive

P.S. If you live outside of the Charlotte area, why not invite your friends and others to a local get together? Email Bill Gupton to get a copy of images and resources about the People’s Climate March.



PCM Voices 1

Thanks to Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group member Brian Kasher for his passion to share a very powerful day in New York City – The People’s Climate March – and to issue a call to action. Great work Brian!

The Voices project documents the People’s Climate March exclusively from the aural perspective of one of the 400,000 plus marchers for change. Please share with your friends, your networks, and add your voice by continuing the conversation.

This audio stream includes over forty (40) mini-interviews; street music from: the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band, Rocket McFlyy, the Raging Grannies and more; chants from the street, Central Park crickets, police helicopters, and general crowd ambiance. Two-hundred fifty three (253) sounds clips were recorded during the March. The intro and epilogue were recorded by Greenpeace USA and Sierra Club organizers after the March though the music and crickets are from the March.

Click, Listen and Pass it on! This soundtrack is produced to be part of your networking and organizing toolkit. We need more people to get involved, plug in and be actively engaged in the change process right now! Join a group, write a letter, March and add your voice to the conversation advocating change for the better!

Brian Kasher

10 Buses, Hundreds of North and South Carolinians Attend Historic People’s Climate March

Thanks to Becky Bereiter and the TWC news team for seeing us off to New York City and the People’s Climate March as we joined 400,000 folks calling for Climate Action and Climate Justice!! Check back on our website for more national AND rider coverage!

PCM TWC News14 Coverage

Hundreds of North Carolinians Headed to NYC for People’s Climate March

CHARLOTTE — Hundreds of North Carolinians left for New York City Saturday night to take part in what is being called the largest march in history addressing climate change.

More than 100,000 people from around the country are expected at Sunday’s People’s Climate March.

The event comes ahead of next week’s United Nations Climate Summit. World leaders will gather to focus on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen climate resilience.

“I think people are starting to see the severe storms, the flooding, the excess heat, and it’s starting to impact people’s pocketbooks,” said Bill Gupton of the North Carolina Sierra Club. “We have the have the same kind of movement we had with the civil rights movement and the labor movement.”

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the summit. He is expected to urge his fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a complicated, global treaty to reduce emissions. The treaty is set to be finalized in 2015.

Demonstrators hope Sunday’s March will help apply public pressure.

“They’re going to see it in the streets and they’re going to realize that this is not just an academic issue,” said Alan Harwick of Greensboro. “This is something that’s affecting real people now, and I think the march will show that.”

Other demonstrations are planned around the world in Delhi, Jakarta, and Rio de Janeiro. The UN Climate Summit is Tuesday.


People’s Climate March – Sept 19 Update

PCM Real Action

Just to confirm, we’ll meet at the Charlotte East Office Community, 5500 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212 (Across from Eastland Mall – Map).  Sign in at 7:30 PM. Bus pulls out at 8:00 PM sharp!

Manhattan Weather Forecast on Sunday – Check Saturday at –  http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USKS0358
Low 52/High 80, Sunny, 0% chance of rain!

Our Group. I’m so excited about the group of folks coming on our bus! There will be 55 of us (a full bus) with folks coming from as far away as Cherokee, Chapel Hill, Columbia, and Clemson. Even more impressive are some special environmental activists ages 5, 8, 9, 11 and 14 that will be joining us! Can’t wait to meet them.

Signs, banner, costumes, etc. Can’t wait to see what folks are making. Be wild, be creative, bring noise makers, horns, etc. Feel free to bake some goodies to share or bring some snacks to pass around.

Bus Identification. We’ll be traveling round trip on the same Horizon Coach Lines bus. It will be identified as “Charlotte Bus #2, NC3“.

Arrival in NYC. There will be over 400 buses coming in for the March. Drop off on 86th Street between Columbus Ave and Central Park West. When we arrive I’ll meet the greeter and get instructions before we get off the bus.

Departure from NYC. Our bus, “Charlotte Bus #2, NC3“, will be parked in Area M ­ located on the West side of 11th Ave between W 24th St and W 25th St. You should plan to be at the bus at 5:00 PM and we will depart at 6:00 PM sharp.

Driver tip. The N.C. and S.C. Chapters of the Sierra Club have budgeted for a driver tip. If you would like to add a couple of bucks, we’ll pass the hat on the way back.

Char Bus 2 NC3

I’ll have copies of the instructions, etc for you on the bus.

Call or email me if you have any questions.