Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170918

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Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people!

Wednesday, Sept. 20 & 21, 2017 from 8:30a.m.-8:00p.m.: The Whatcom Watersheds Information Network in association with multiple sponsors is hosting the 2017 Baker to Bay Symposium at the Ferndale Event Center. Please visit the RC calendar page or WSU Whatcom County Extension to learn more.

 

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170911

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Source: 350.org (edited)

Description: Republicans are calling the actions of politicians to connect recent hurricanes to climate change “insensitive.” Hurricane Irma flattened islands in the Northeast Caribbean including St. Martin and is flooding Florida and Georgia. Hurricane Harvey caused flooding that has devastated Houston and parts of Louisiana. In South Asia, monsoon flooding has killed 1200 and displaced 40 million.  Meanwhile, the Republicans and the Trump administration continues to deny climate change and roll back climate protections.  In the face of these tragic events, we must urge our leaders to stand up and connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather events, condemn climate denial, and promote bold, just climate action.

Background:

Climate change has amplified extreme weather events.  Greenhouse gas emissions have increased the likelihood and severity of heat waves, extreme rainfall and storm surges.  A warmer atmosphere can hold more water, increasing the potential for heavy downpours, while warmer oceans can produce more intense hurricanes.  Storm surge is exacerbated by sea level rise, increasing flooding risk.

Contact Information:

Senator Patty Murray, WA (206) 553-5545, DC (202) 224-2621

https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Senator Maria Cantwell, WA (206) 220-6400, DC (202) 224-3441

https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/email/form

Congressman Rick Larsen (WA 2nd Legislative District), WA 360-733-4500, DC (202) 225-2605

http://larsen.house.gov/contact-rick/email-rick

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA 1st Legislative District), WA (360) 416-7879, DC (202) 225-6311

https://delbene.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Suggested Script: 

As a constituent from [insert city, County], I am deeply concerned about the devastating impacts of recent flooding to vulnerable communities in the Gulf region, the SouthEast, the Caribbean, and across south Asia.  The science is clear – global warming is increasing the severity of extreme weather events.  I urge you to strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s climate denial, connect the dots between these hurricanes and climate change, and intensify your efforts to promote bold, just climate action.

From the Calendar

Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people!

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 from 6:00-7:30p.m.: Speak up for the Homeless and tell the city council what you want to see in order to end homelessness in Bellingham, as well as present your ideas for how to help. Join HomesNow. Not Later. at City Hall, 210 Lottie St, Bellingham, WA 98225. Visit Facebook or the RC calendar page to learn more about the event.

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 from 6:30-8:30p.m.: Join the Re Sources monthly Clean Energy Activist meeting to discuss the upcoming Whatcom County Council action on the fossil fuel moratorium, upcoming events and more. The meeting will be held at Re Sources, 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA. Visit Facebook or the RC calendar page to learn more.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.: Join the Whatcom Water Week: International Coastal Cleanup Day at 3161 Locust Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 for a local beach cleanup. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Please dress appropriately for walking along the beach. RSVP is encouraged but not required. To RSVP, contact Eleanor Hines at nws@surfrider.org or visit Facebook for more information.

 

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170904

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Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 from 10:00a.m.-Noon: Attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation across from Bellingham City Hall. Refreshments will be served. Visit Facebook for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.:  Attend September Green Drinks, hosted  by Re Sources for Sustainable Communities and Community Boating Center and sponsored by Washington Environmental Council.  This is a recurring monthly gathering that includes delicious drinks and great conversation with the environmentally conscious community!  Visit Facebook to learn more.

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 from 3:00-6:00p.m.: Aslan Brewing Co. has partnered with Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood for a special beer release, the I Stand IPA! The event will be held at Aslan Brewing Company, 1330 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225, and 10% of all drink sales will be donated to MBPP. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook to learn more about the free scavenger hunt, raffle and event.

 

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170828

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From the Calendar

Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall until Aug. 28, 2017 or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people!

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 from 6:30-8:00p.m.: Join Movie Night at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St, Lynden, Washington 98264. This movie is hosted by Ronna Loerch and shows us the consequences of prejudice during the Japanese internment. Watch the trailer and visit Facebook to learn more.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 from 8:30 – 11 am, Whatcom County Superior Court.  Quash the Warrant! Call for Support. Whatcom County is petitioning the court to gain access to private social media information for people who liked or visited the Bellingham No DAPL Coalition page near the February 11th action.  Attend the court hearing to support their fight for privacy.

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 from 1:00-3:00p.m.: A Place to Be – Community Picnic on Housing and Homelessness.  Join Opportunity Council for a community potluck, games, and discussion at Maritime Heritage Park Pavilion, 514 W. Holly St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Please visit the RC calendar page or Facebook.

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170821

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From the Calendar

Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall until Aug. 28, 2017 or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people!

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170814

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From the Calendar

Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall until Aug. 28, 2017 or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people!

Monday, August 14th at 1:25pm: Watch the City of Bellingham Committee of the Whole.  Second agenda item is economic impacts of the proposed Lummi Nation water sale.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 from 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.: Attend the Single Payer Rally in Olympia hosted by Whole Washington. Come rally for universal guaranteed life time coverage for ALL of Washington at the Olympia Capitol Building & Campus Washington St. SE, Olympia, Washington 98501. Visit Facebook to learn more about the event. If you’d like to contribute to pay for literature and the initiative, please visit WholeWashington.org.

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170807

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From the Calendar

Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall until Aug. 28, 2017 or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people!

Tuesday, August 8th 6pm – 8pm: Community 2 Community Development, Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition, and Riveters Collective host Farmworker Justice: Facts, Flaws & Abuses of the H2-A Program.  The Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 from noon-4:00p.m.: Join the Indivisible Rising—Celebration of Community Activism at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W Holly St., Bellingham, WA 98225. You’ll meet representatives from many local advocacy, environmental, political, service, and action groups, and enjoy networking with other local activists. Visit Facebook for more information.

Monday, Aug. 13, 2017 from 6:30-8:30p.m.: Attend the RE Sources monthly Clean Energy Activist meeting at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225. The meeting occurs the first Monday of every month.

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170731

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From the Calendar

Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall until Aug. 28, 2017 or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people!

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 from 6:00-9:00p.m.: Attend the Whatcom Jail Reading Group at Bellingham’s Everyday Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. #107, Film is Truth conference room. Imagine No Kages invites the community to read and come discuss information relating to the proposed $110 million mega jail in Whatcom County. All reading links are listed on the RC calendar page (link listed above). Visit Facebook for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 from 6:00-8:00p.m.: Attend the Whatcom Democrats special meeting to consider making a recommendation to voters on the jail tax. More info here.

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 from 7:30-11:00p.m.: Attend the opening day reception and screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St., Bellingham. A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. The premier reception will begin at 7:30p.m. and the screening will start at 9:00p.m. with a Q&A panel to follow.

Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 from 5:00-8:00p.m.: Join us for Community to Community Development’s 4th annual Summer Social Justice Celebration and Outdoor Benefit Concert with The Elopements and Ebb, Slack, and Flood in Boundary Bay Brewery’s outdoor garden space at 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham. The event is open to all ages, and the suggested donation is $10-30. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more information.

 

 

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170724

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From the Calendar

Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall until Aug. 28, 2017 or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people! Also, Dignity Dialogue #9: DACA and the Mega-Jail will be held from 7:00-8:00p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 fro 6:00-8:00p.m.: Join the Birchwood Food Desert Community Meeting to learn more about what your community is doing to end the food desert in the Birchwood neighborhood and share your ideas for the future! The meeting will be held at Birchwood Park, 2709 Cedarwood Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225. Visit Facebook or the RC calendar for more information.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5:30-9:00p.m.: Join other Riveters Collective members in the first-ever canvass at 920 Virginia Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. We’ll be knocking on doors to talk to voters about the importance of voting for Rebecca Boonstra, candidate for Whatcom County Council, District 3, and Roxanne Murphy, candidate for Bellingham City Council, Citywide. Don’t know how to canvass? Don’t worry! We’ll provide snacks, campaign leaflets and all the training you need to have productive conversations with local voters. Please RSVP on Facebook or visit the RC calendar for more information.

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170717

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From the Calendar

Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall until Aug. 28, 2017 or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people!

Monday, July 17, 2017 from 6:30-8:30p.m.: Attend the Clean Energy Activist meeting facilitated by Alex Ramel, field director for Extreme Oil with Stand, at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225 from 6:30-7:30p.m.; and the Get Out the Vote Campaign Kickoff Event led by Karlee Deatherage and Krista Rome, clean water policy analyst and clean water organizer with RE Sources, from 7:30-8:30p.m. Visit Facebook for more information.

Monday, July 17, 2017 from 7:00-8:30p.m.: Join a presentation by Jon Humphrey on the public fiber infrastucture in Bellingham which could be used by smaller internet providers, therefore increasing competition, and giving the public more ownership and control over our internet. The event will be held at Localgroup Studio, 221 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225. For learn more about the event, visit Facebook. To sign the petition, go to change.org.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 4:30-6:00p.m.: Join the I’m Not a Racist: Blind Spots & Hidden Biases Workshop hosted by Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, 1220 Bay St., Bellingham, WA. The workshop will be facilitated by Kim Harris, a local professional diversity trainer. A donation of $10 per person is suggested. Register at whatcompjc.org. Visit Facebook to learn more about the event.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 8:30-10:00p.m.: Attend the Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Michael Shepard, candidate for the Port of Bellingham. The AMA will be held online on the Facebook Riveters Collective page.