MovetoAmend.org Far-Western NC-Sylva Newsletter, Vol. I, No. 7
U P C O M I N G EVENTS and ACTIONS for IMMEDIATE PARTICIPATION
Western NC Coalition Against Fracking
Sept 12, MEC PUBLIC HEARING—CALL OUT! Press Conference Prior to hearing outside Ramsey @4:15pm: Permit secured for rally with representative speakers from the WNC Anti-Frack Coalition. Reps for Voter Registration and MovetoAmend petitions will be in crowd. Please attend! At 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM will be Public Hearing on MEC’s Oil and Gas Rules, Western Carolina University. Location moved [reportedly due to accommodate an anticipated larger crowd]—Ramsey Center @92 Catamount Rd., Cullowhee 28723.
REMEMBER: The rules to be addressed are found in the NC Register, under the section: Oil and Gas Conservation/Proposed Rules, pp. 106-162. Comments don’t need to be technical, but the best chance to make a difference is public comments about one or more of the SPECIFIC rules: Read bullet points on crucial draft rules as you prepare YOUR comments. Be sure to include specific recommendations for strengthening the proposed rules! A PRACTICE SESSION for speakers (get assistance and feedback on your presentation!) will be held on Friday, Sept. 5th in the downstairs Conference Room of the Jackson County Library in Sylva @ 6:30pm. Comment Options: Speak at the WNC hearing at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, NC 28723—or written comments—either submit at the hearing or in writing to: Mining & Energy Commission /ATTN: Oil and Gas Program/1612 Mail Service Center’/Raleigh, NC 27699-1612—or online: Oil&Gas@ncdenr.gov
E L E C T I O N NEWS
Western Carolina University Sponsoring Debates: September 4, University Ball Room at 7:00 p.m. US Congress Democrat Tom Hill of Henderson County debates incumbent Republican Mark Meadows of Highlands. September 23 Room 204 of the Health and Human Services Building at 7:00. Incumbent Democrat Joe Sam Queen of Waynesville debates Republican challenger, Mike Clampitt of Bryson City. October 2 Room 204 of the Health and Human Services Building at 7:00. NC Senate Democrat Jane Hipps of Waynesville debates incumbent Jim Davis of Franklin.
MTA Western NC Affiliate’s PLEDGE to AMEND Campaign will include mailing pledge forms and questionnaires to ALL area state and local candidates and a press conference to announce results prior to election. Plus bird-dogging actions [this should be fun!] at public debates. Volunteers needed to assist. Attend Occupy General Assembly (location and time below) on Sept.9th to finalize plans and practice.
MTA Affiliate Meetings in FAR-WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA 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!
Meetings are each second and fourth Tuesday the MTA Western NC –Sylva 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 than an end to the US Constitution rights of corporate “Personhood” and to elections where money is NOT “Speech.” Only then, will democracy have a chance to be legalized in the United States
Next meetings: Tuesdays—Sept. 9th, Oct. 14th and 28th (NO MEETING on Sept. 23rd) 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Jackson County’s Justice Center, 401 Grindstaff Road Room 246, Sylva, NC 28779 See map: Google Maps
Move to Amend -WNC Sylva Newsletter staff (WNC Occupiers: Lucy Christopher-Editor, Mike Rogers-Publisher)
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