Monday, October 29, 2012

Salem Beyond Coal Campaign - Get Active!

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The Salem Beyond Coal Campaign is alive and well! 

Several Northwest cities are adopting anti-coal resolutions.
Please help us make it happen here.

Immediate actions (full details below);
  • Letter-to-Editor party Tuesday night, 10/30, 7 PM at the Clockworks Cafe
  • Dept of State Lands Visibility Event: Tuesday, 11/13, 11 AM
  • Bus to Vancouver WA (for Bellingham Hearing): Wednesday, 12/12, 1 PM
  • Salem Beyond Coal Campaign meeting, Thursday, 11/1, 7 PM at Oregon Peaceworks
Hi all,

Thanks so much for coming out to our Salem Beyond Coal Exports Team meeting last Thursday!   We got a chance to meet and hear from Laura Stevens, Assistant Field Organizer with the Sierra Club up in Portland.

She briefed us on two very critical events. So please mark your calendar and tell your friends/family:

  1. Department of State Lands Visibility Event: Tuesday November 13th at 11 AM.  We will gather in front of the Department of State Lands (775 Summer St. NE) to welcome their new director into office and call on her to deny a permit for the first coal export terminal in Oregon at the Port of Morrow.  We've lined up several speakers and now we've got to mobilize turn out.  We have a goal of 50 attendees and 5 media hits from the press.
  2. Trip to Vancouver, WA to Oppose Coal Terminal in Bellingham: Weds, December 12th, 1 PM.    We will gather at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem (5090 Center St. NE) to hop on a bus to Vancouver, Washington for the first public hearing on a coal export terminal, the Bellingham Terminal.  We've got space for 50 people and it's up to us to fill them and show a strong opposition to coal trains from our town.

There are two other events this week you should put on your calendar and attend:

  1. Come to our Letters to the Editor (LTE) party tomorrow night, Tuesday, 10/30, 7 PM at the Clockworks Cafe. Jim Scheppke will lead us in writing letters both to our local paper and our city councilors on this critical issue.
  2. The next Salem Beyond Coal meeting is Thursday, 11/1 at 7 PM at Oregon Peaceworks.      We'll be hearing from Chris Ortolano, Founder and Co-Chair of the Milwaukie Coal Task Force, our team's equivalent in Milwaukie. The Milwaukie City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing coal exports on Tuesday, October 16th.
Finally, I'd like to end with a shout out to Evan White for his work in a fantastic presentation to the City Council last week and diligent follow up this week building those relationships.

Thank you all for your hard work and support,

Lucy Sedgwick
Field Organizer
Sierra Club
c) 973-738-0738
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