Weekly Call To Action - April 30, 2023
Quote of the Week:
“The right of choice is an issue of freedom,” Inslee said. “Health care must remain the province of individual Washingtonians. These laws will keep the tentacles of oppressive and overreaching states out of Washington.” -– Governor Jay Inslee, Bill signing ceremony for five bills that will protect access to reproductive and gender-affirming health care, Apr. 27, 2023
WA State Actions:
Defend School Boards from Hostile Takeovers
Current threats to Washington Public Schools and how to join the fight.
The Washington Indivisible Network (WIN) Schools workgroup is learning that the dark-money funded Florida-based group Moms For Liberty (M4L) is setting up chapters in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and other Washington counties. Yes, it is happening in Thuston too!
M4L claims to be for “Parents Rights” but are in-fact ANTI-LGBTQ, ANTI-DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion), ANTI-CSE (Comprehensive Sex Education), ANTI-SEL (Social and Emotional Learning), and basically ANTI-public schools.
Action: Join with other Indivisible groups to find out about actions we can take.
Take Action to Save Legacy Forests!
Join Friends of Trees and the Thurston Climate Action Team’s Art in Action Group for a community action to demand a moratorium of monthly legacy forest sales. This is a crucial time for us to protect the last 5% legacy forest in Western Washington.
When: Tues May 2, 2023 - 8:45 am
Where: Meet in lobby of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St SE Room 172
What to Wear: Black
This May we are still unsure about the fate of a Thurston county parcel called Juneau. There are parcels up this month that haven't been harvested since the 1800s: Bojack Sorts and Q Harvard. Feel free to start mentioning three parcels called Evergreen Gold that are coming up for sale next year.
We depend upon legacy forests for crucial carbon sequestration, these cuts set back our local and state emission reduction goals by decades. These trees are quite literally the lungs of Western Washington! Stop polluting and burning carbon credit money.
Join TCAT and Friends of Trees on Tuesday May 2nd at 8:45 in the lobby of the Natural Resources Building wearing all black to look united. Please arrive early and sit in the front rows.
Action: Register Here to give testimony or to attend via zoom. Testimonies start at 9:25 - 10:25 and then they describe the sales and we take the steps below.
Note: We are not committing civil disobedience and this is intended to be a non arrestable action, so please comply if asked to get up and/or leave. There are rules at these meetings so no one is allowed to speak out. For that reason, our actions need to be silent.
Signs: If you decide to bring a sign, please make it small enough to carry. No signs with sticks are allowed in the building.
Action Cafe 2023,
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