$15,407,195,000 DIVESTED FROM PIPELINES SO FAR!!!!
But institutional divestment (such as cities and pension plans divesting) CANNOT happen without a public bank. Come to our divestment and public banking meetings on Saturday, Nov. 11, 3pm to 4:30pm at the Peace and Justice Center in Santa Rosa, and find out how a public bank can
a) allow cities to divest from fossil fuels,
b) offer substantially reduced interest for REBUILDING Santa Rosa and the north bay,
c) make it easier for cities to collect desperately needed tax revenue on cannabis, which is considered un-bankable. We need that tax revenue to help rebuild Santa Rosa!
Greg Sarris, chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, is a fascinating speaker. Sarris will read from his new book, How a Mountain Was Made.
In How a Mountain Was Made the creation stories of the Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok peoples come alive for settler ears to hear, and for many of us perhaps, for the first time. Sarris will talk about the importance of these creation stories for those of us dwelling in Sonoma County.
We're co-sponsoring this event. Come join us!
Share it on Facebook! Invite your friends! - https://www.facebook.com/events/278302322664214
Friday, November 10 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation (click for map)
547 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, California 95401
There will be books for sale and Sarris will sign books after the talk. Book info on Amazon:
Greg Sarris web site: http://greg-sarris.com
This fundraiser for the Peace and Justice Center (PJC) has been cancelled. It is their biggest fundraiser of the year. If you can, please donate to PJC.
The Peace and Justice Center has been hugely supportive of our work this past year at Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock. They offer us a free place to meet, they encourage us to write articles about Standing Rock in the Peace Press which publishes 4000 copies in Sonoma County which gives us a forum to reach those readers.
The Peace and Justice Center helps us in other ways whenever and wherever they can. PJC has been the home of meetings and events for many groups here in the county. They publish a calendar via email for the many groups and causes they support. This take a lot of work to compile and keep up to date and it is also extremely helpful when different groups are planning events. We can see at a glance what other events are happening on the date(s) we are considering for planning an event. The calendar helps us keep track of events we may wish to support. This community calendar helps us minimize scheduling conflicts between different group efforts, and maximize our efforts, which is a valuable service for all concerned.
(Unfortunately their annual big fundraiser has been cancelled. Please donate to the center if you can. Thank you!)
This is their annual big fundraiser. Please give all you can. You will be helping not only the PJC but the many, many causes and groups in the county that the organization supports.
Please give generously. And a huge Thank You to the PJC!!!!
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Date: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 9:19 PM
Subject: Fwd: PJC Annual Awards event
Hello to some of the peace and justice activists I know in Sonoma County.
Please consider attending this upcoming annual event put on by the Peace and Justice Center.
If you can't go, please consider buying a ticket anyway to offer to someone who wants to go but cannot afford it. Or just consider making a donation of any amount. This is our major fundraiser of the year. We depend on contributions in order to keep the Center open and produce the Peace Press.
Advance ticket sales by Oct. 14 are required if you want to be sure to get dinner. It will be catered and there will be limited availability at the door.” and URL to purchase tickets:
Peace Press cover:
400 of the 800+ charges against water protectors have been dropped!!!!
Keep forwarding the petition to get more signatures to drop charges against the remaining 400+ water protectors! Keep it going!!! Keep reminding your friends and family to sign it too!!!
Halfway there. Go, go, go!!!
Continue to increase divestment from DAPL and Line 3 and 5 investors. And join our divestment and public banking team!
Mni Wiconi! Water is Life!
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From: Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota Law <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 11:14 PM
Subject: Charges dropped for 400 water protectors!
Great news! 42,000 people have signed the petition to #DropDAPLCharges. Many attorneys have worked long hours and 400 of 800-plus charges have been dropped. North Dakota’s judges see that the accusations against water protectors are baseless. Your stand with Standing Rock is making a big difference.
The water protectors have all the momentum, and your generosity now can propel that energy forward through the crucial months ahead.
In February, I was arrested along with dozens of other water protectors, including HolyElk, a fourth generation Lakota woman activist in the indigenous rights movement who stood tall until the very last day on the front lines at the Oceti Sakowin camp. In two weeks time, our legal team will begin conducting videotaped depositions. And when we walk into the courtroom next year, the evidence we’re compiling will expose injustices perpetrated by the pipeline’s owners and their private, militarized security firm.
Your voice has kept Standing Rock front and center in the struggle to safeguard human, indigenous, and civil rights in this homeland we share. Your generosity matters greatly to those of us who peacefully and prayerfully protected our water—and to the future of freedom in this country. Whether or not you choose to contribute today, know that we deeply value your partnership and will continue to work as hard as we can to protect the protectors and our collective right to stand in defense of Grandmother Earth.
Wopila—I thank you!
Chase Iron Eyes
Lakota People’s Law Project Lead Counsel
P.S. Please continue to fund one of the most important legal battles of our time. Your support of our legal defense will ensure that depositions are conducted, evidence is collected, and public opinion will not turn away from our side. Your action has already contributed to many victories. Please give again today, and together we will protect the future for all of our children.
Lakota People's Law Project
740 Front St. Suite 265
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
It's Not Over for Standing Rock. Support Indigenous people on the frontline of fossil fuel resistance!