MovetoAmend.org Far-Western NC-Sylva Newsletter, Vol. I, No. 8
EVENTS and ACTIONS for PARTICIPATION
Plus New Feature—Reading Suggestions
News from Western NC Coalition Against Fracking:
Final Fracking Hearing Draws Huge WNC Crowd!
An estimated 550-600 people came to Cullowhee to participate in the fourth public hearing on fracking rules. On September 12th eighty-five people delivered comments to the MEC. Every single one was critical of fracking! They defended our region but also proclaimed enthusiastically that people in the mountains stand with the rest of the state in opposition to fracking and the weak regulations in the draft proposal.
More written comments on the drafted fracking rules will be accepted through September 30th. Send high-quality statements on the weaknesses of MEC Draft Rules. Before you comment, see still-needed objections re the MEC’s draft bonding and well construction standards. Send snail-mail comments to: Mining & Energy Commission/ATTN: Oil and Gas Program/1612 Mail Service Center/Raleigh NC 27699-1612—or email
Do you know how…
Corporation$ Retooled the Clean Water Act $o They Can Frac U$ Without Foreplay? Read and learn MTA (MovetoAmend) intends to end Corporate Personhood—to abolish the Constitutional Rights of Corporations—over fracking and all corporate over-reaches.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the fight against racism in the labor movement and America. “We need to use this moment in our history to heal this country and our movement.” This Is Our Moment
MTA Press Conference Friday, October 17th. Members of MovetoAmend-WNC will announce to the press the results of a MTA questionnaire and Pledge to Amend signature which was sent earlier to 25 area candidates. The federal, state and local legislative politicians have been invited to attend. The event will be held in front of the Jackson County Justice Center at 11am.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
David Cobb to speak in Asheville on Tues, Oct. 23rd, 7-9 PM
MovetoAmend-Buncombe County is sponsoring an exciting evening with the inspiring and informative MTA leader Cobb who will talk and answer questions. After the packed crowd who came to hear him in 2013,MABCO has reserved Jubilee! (46 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801) Google maps
ANNOUNCING: Moral Action in Raleigh:
HKonJ Press Conference Summary—Raleigh, NC – The Historic Thousands on Jones St. Coalition gathered hosted a press conference Sept. 16th in which Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, II, Professor Irving Joyner, Al McSurely, and Bob Hall addressed the false and intimidating nature of Senator Phil Berger’s televised ad, and explained their efforts to mobilize voters between now and the November elections. The NC NAACP then showed its own fact-checked video which provides specific information regarding what voters need to know before the November elections.
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!Eachsecond and fourth Tuesday the Western NC MTA affiliate meets at the OccupyWNC General Assembly.
Our intentis 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: Oct.14th (then the 28th) – 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Jackson County’s Justice Center- Room 246, 401 Grindstaff Road, Sylva, NC 28779 See map: Google Maps
MOVE TO AMEND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA www.MoveToAmend.org/NC-sylva
Move to Amend Western North Carolina is a local affiliate of the Move to Amend Coalition
We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.