|MovetoAmend.org Far-Western NC-Sylva Newsletter, Vol. I, No. 5
UPCOMING EVENTS—Western NC Coalition Against Fracking:
August 5th -Swain County Coalition Against Fracking (organizing meeting) @ Marianna Black Library, 33 Fryemont St, Bryson City, NC 28713—6:30-8:30
August 11th Screening of Gasland 2@ Nantahala Brewing Company, 61 Depot St, Bryson City, NC 28713 7:00pm
August 12th– Macon County Citizens Against Fracking will appeal to their County Commissioners to pass a Resolution against Frackingin Macon County. 6 PM,Commission Boardroom, 3rd Floor of Macon County Courthouse, 5 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Contact Dan Kowal firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
August 13th -Jackson County Anti-fracking Organizing Meeting @Jackson County Library, 310 Keener St, Sylva, NC 28779 7:00pm (To add your name to mailing list, e-mail Sarah Kellogg – email@example.com)
Breaking News: Sept 12, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, MEC Public Hearing in Western NC!
“Due to many requests from individuals, organizations, and businesses across western NC and the entire state, the Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) has decided to hold an additional rulemaking public hearing” Research the information to be discussed online in the NC Register, published on July 15, 2014, under the section, Oil and Gas Conservation Proposed Rules, pages 106-162. http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/register/Volume%2029%20Issue%2002%20July%2015,%202014.pdf The hearing will be held at Western Carolina University’s Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723
Attorney General warns company (correction: CORPORATION) to stop seeking fracking rights in NC “The state’s imminent legalization of fracking is spawning a new round of concerns as the state Attorney General’s Office warned a Pennsylvania company (corporation) this week to stop offering North Carolina landowners money in exchange for fracking rights.” July 29, News & Observer
P L E D G E to A M E N D — MTA kicks off a new focus that will target candidates for local, state and federal office to get their position on record re: the We the People Amendment and make this an election issue. Look for updates on this effort which will include How to birddog the candidates.
REGULAR MEETINGS of MTA FAR-WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA—Sylva
Move to Amend’s affiliate in Far Western North Carolina-Sylva is coalition partnership of Occupy WNC and The Canary Coalition. Guests and new members always welcome! Each second and fourth Tuesday the Western NC MTA affiliate meets at the OccupyWNC General Assembly.
Our intent is to be a grassroots movement that is multi-racial, multi-generational, cross-gender orientation and identity, cross-party, cross-class and multi-cultural. Our goal is a 28th Amendment to the US Constitution—nothing less; to abolish the rights of Corporate “Personhood” and to achieve elections where money is NOT “Speech.”
Next meetings: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm ~ (August 26th, Sept. 9th)
Jackson County’s Justice Center
401 Grindstaff Road Room 246
Sylva, NC 28779
Please sign the petition to end Corporate Personhood:http://movetoamend.nationbuilder.com/petition