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MovetoAmend.org Far-Western NC-Sylva Newsletter, Vol. II, No. 1
EVENTS and ACTIONS for PARTICIPATION
Local MTA Affiliate finally on the Jackson County Commissioner Agenda!—6:00 on Jan. 29th(Thurs.) Come and swell our numbers. We need your supportive presence during this exciting chance for a County-level approval of the MTA Resolution in WNC. It’s almost certain we have the votes; “Getting MTA Resolution approval is one of [Chairman McMahan’s] goals.” The Commissioners meet in the Commissioners Board Room (right turn at top of stairs/elevator) left entrance of Administrative side of building–Jackson County Justice Center The story will headline our next edition.
Jackson County’s NAACP Branch INVITES YOU to a CELEBRATION on Monday, January 19th Save this date!—Sylva’s Bridge Park (3-5pm) “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service/Gratitude” Come celebrate the historical sacrifices of the Civil Rights era and all volunteer participation on MLK Day. The festivity will include music, brief messages, and free chili, cornbread, and cider! Help spread the word; invite your friends, family. Post this on personal and organizational Facebook pages. A SUCCESS: Jackson County Commissioners Pass Anti-Fracking Resolution!
NC fracking board exposed More than two years into the task of writing the state’s fracking standards, all but two of the members of the N.C. Mining and Energy Commission have been flagged for a potential conflict of interest.
McCrory’s push for energy exploration leaves public drilling for the truth
Fracking the Poor Not News to Anyone! A Great Resourcefor Anti-Fracking Supporters: Subscribe if you don’t already. Learn more about MovetoAmend: Live Internet Radio: MTA’s David Cobb speaks to Thom Hartmann “Have We Reached a Turning Point for Dark Money?” Bookmark the show: Move To Amend Reports Thursdays at 8PM Central. Guests like activist and community organizer Rasheen Aldridge talk about youth involvement in the labor rights movement in St. Louis and the struggle for justice against police brutality in Ferguson.
REGULAR MEETINGS of MTA FAR-WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA—Sylva
Move to Amend’s affiliate in Far Western North Carolina-Sylva is a 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 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 in 2015: Tuesday, Jan. 27th and Tuesday, Feb. 10th — 7:00 to 8:30pm. Location: Jackson County 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.