Next up: Save the one planet we’ve got.
I hope you got a little respite over the past few days, with celebrations of Easter and Passover, some time off for Spring Break with family, and some glorious renewal in the promise of spring.
Thanks to everyone who attended the #TaxMarch on Saturday. The vast majority of Americans know that Donald Trump must release his tax returns and reveal his conflicts-of-interest. As long as he continues to undermine the shared enterprise of our democracy -- funded by our taxes, and based on the belief that our leaders are acting in the public interest -- we’ll continue to call out his corruption and demand action from Congress.
Next up: defending the shared enterprise we call Planet Earth. The Trump Administration, led by climate-denier-in-chief Scott Pruitt (who wants to withdraw from the Paris Accords), is busy rolling back climate protections. The EPA is the primary target for corporate lobbying, as industry groups seek to shred the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. A short-sighted game, with truly catastrophic consequences.
That’s why we are focusing the opening session of this Wednesday evening’s GetOrganizedBK full group meeting on climate change, and our plans for the #ScienceMarch on Earth Day, and especially for the People’s Climate March in Washington DC on Saturday, April 29th. We’ll hear a speaker from 350.org and have a chance to connect with local environmental groups.
#GetOrganizedBK Full Group meeting
Wednesday, April 19th, 7pm-9pm
Congregation Beth Elohim, Garfield Place and 8th Ave.
6:30 resource tabling
7:00 brief program on climate change (350.org)
7:30 #GOBK working groups
After the opening session, the GOBK working groups will meet & continue your extraordinary grassroots activism (and put to use the skills we built together at the Organizing Bootcamp last month; we’ve got video and materials from many of those sessions here).
If you’re interested in spending the 100th day of the Trump Administration in Washington DC for the People’s Climate March, you can still sign up for a bus seat here. We will be marching to:
advance solutions to the climate crisis rooted in racial, social, and economic justice
protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities, and a world at peace
stop attacks on vulnerable communities
ensure public funds and investment, create good paying jobs, and preserve worker’s rights
fund investments to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all
protect our basic rights to a free press, protest, and free speech.
When we look back on this moment in a few years, I’m hopeful that we will have been able to undo many of the harms of the Trump regime. But our time to prevent catastrophic climate change is growing very short.
At the very least, I want to be able to tell my grandchildren that we did everything we could.
Hope to see you this Wednesday night at #GetOrganizedBK, and at some of the resistance events below.
P.S. For those of you who can’t always make our evening meetings, I’m excited to let you know about a new working group: Daytime #GetOrganizedBK. They’ve begun meeting every Thursday at 9 AM at Dizzy’s Diner (230 5th Avenue, Park Slope) and are looking for more members. You’ll be able to network with other local activists, local leaders, and move forward a progressive social cause, all before the sun goes down. Join them here.
Upcoming Resistance Events
TONIGHT, MON, APRIL 17, 6 PM: Rep. Nydia Velazquez’ Brooklyn Town Hall at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. Register here.
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 12-1: “Lunch at Cuomo’s” to Rally for Reproductive Rights. RSVP here.
WED, APRIL 19: #GetOrganizedBK Full Group Meeting, with a focus on climate change, and meetings of our working groups. RSVP here.
APRIL 20-23: This is Hunger is a one-of-a-kind mobile immersive, experiential installation that introduces visitors to the stark realities of hunger in America through photo projections and audio. Housed in a big rig truck that is traveling the country, This is Hunger will be in NYC for a limited run, including in Prospect Park from 4/20-23. Hours are 11-6. For timed-entry, FREE reservations here.
FRI, APRIL 21: Live Karaoke for the Resistance at Littlefield, with The Occasionalists, a fundraiser for 350.org and the Immigration Defense Project. RSVP here.
SAT, APRIL 22: Join #GetOrganizedBK at the Earth Day March at Central Park, family friendly, be sure to RSVP so we can register as an organization! RSVP here.
SAT, APRIL 29: People's Climate March in DC. We need a huge turnout! Learn more.
MON, MAY 1: May Day, Rise Up! For immigrants & workers rights. RSVP here.
Support the Young Progressive Policy Group, featuring young people from our community organizing to make it easier for young people (and everyone else) to vote. Learn more and support them here.