This is a powerful film that I highly recommend that you see! Join Action NC, Move to Amend, Greenpeace and the Sierra Club for a moving and inspiring evening!
Thursday, October 16
Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte
234 N Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28211
‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’
Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.
The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.
This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.
Want to learn more about how to become a better advocate on environmental and social justice issues? Want to learn more about the North Carolina General Assembly and the legislative process? Then this webinar is for you! Register today for this NC IPL program.
Advocating with Compassion & NC General Assembly 101
October 14, 2014, at 12:00 noon.
TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE
NCIPL is kicking off its exciting new Webinar program with a talk on Advocating with Compassion, and a simple, easy to understand ’101′ on the North Carolina General Assembly and governmental process. The webinar will be hosted by NCIPL’s Executive Director, Susannah Tuttle, and Veronica Shingleton, Communications and Advocacy Development Project Consultant.
This webinar will help you answer questions like:
- How does the NCGA work?
- Who holds the power?
- What does it mean to advocate with compassion?
- How can put my faith into action?
Susannah has been Executive Director of NCIPL for three years and will talk about her experience reaching out to congregations and officials with an open and engaging approach and the successes she’s experienced.
Veronica has extensive knowledge on these topics, with over 14 years of public policy and advocacy experience on the state and federal level. In this webinar, she will help us better understand the legislative process and how that can guide advocacy efforts.
Mark your calendars! The webinar will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14.
TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope you can make it!
On Monday, October 6th at 8:00 PM, Chris Hayes on MSNBC will be doing an hour-long investigative special on the coal industry. It looks like he’ll be devoting a significant amount of time to looking at Duke Energy’s mishandling of coal ash here in North Carolina.
You can watch the preview by clicking below.
Spread the word about this program on Facebook and with your friends and neighbors!
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
Photos of North and South Carolina activist that rallied in New York City for the People’s Climate March are just coming in. Here are the first few. Check back to see more!
PCM NC Photos