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Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by Racial Justice Coalition and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. in front of the Whatcom County Courthouse 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. Bring your friends and co-workers!

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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!

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 from 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.: Join the Medicare for All Rally in Everett. Whatcom DSA is hosting the event and a carpool has been arranged. Meet at the Lincoln Creek Park and Ride at 9:00a.m. The rally is planned for 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m. and appointments with Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell, and Representative Rick Larsen are scheduled between 1:00-1:30p.m. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more information.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 from 8:30-11:30a.m.: Attend the Red Line Salish Sea (formerly the Bellingham #NoDAPL Coalition) Court Hearing at the Superior Court of the State of Washington for Whatcom County, 311 Grand Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225. We need your support in these court hearings to shed light on the injustice taking place behind the court doors in Whatcom County. We ask that you fill the courtrooms to send a message that we will not be intimidated and corruption will not be ignored. One hearing is in Bellingham on 11/14/17 and the other is in Seattle on 11/17/17. We call on our Southern allies to show up in Seattle to support. Attend both if possible! Our freedoms depend on it. Wear red in solidarity. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more information about the hearings. For more background on the warrants against Bellingham #NoDAPL Coalition, please visit Red Line Salish Sea Facebook page.

Saturday Nov. 18, 2017 from noon – 1pm: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.  A UN-affiliated worldwide event to honor family members, friends and neighbors who have died in traffic collisions, and to thank the first responders who provide aid and comfort at vehicle crash sites.

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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, Nov. 1, 2017 from 8:30-9:30p.m.: Join the Ask Me Anything with Bellingham City Council candidate Pinky Vargas on the Riveters Collective Facebook group.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017: Attend a solar workshop hosted by RE Sources in partnership with Ecotech Solar and Itek. RSVP is required at Re-sources.org/solar. The workshop will be held at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, 2309 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98225. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more information.

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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!

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 8:00-10:00a.m.: Join the McCleary Oral Argument Rally in Olympia. Washington’s Paramount Duty is holding this rally to support fully and equitably funding of public schools on the Supreme Court steps at Temple of Justice, 415 12th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 from 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.: Attend the City Club Northwoods Hall Candidate Debate at 3240 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 from 6:00-8:00p.m.: Attend the WWU Candidate Debate hosted by the WWU Associated Students Representation and Engagement Programs Office. This forum is BY students FOR students. Candidates running for County Council, City Council, and Port Commissioner will answer your questions and engage in discussion about Whatcom County jail tax, port development, affordable housing, Bellingham as a sanctuary city and more. Visit the RC calendar or Facebook for more information and to learn how to submit a question to the REP for a chance to have it answered at the forum.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 from 8:30-9:30p.m.: Join the Ask Me Anything with school board candidate Teri Hill-McIntyre on the Riveters Collective Facebook group.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 from 1:00-6:30p.m.: Join the Indigenous Legends Awards (ILA) and Indigenous Peoples Day (IPD) event at the Peach Arch in Blaine, WA. This year the ILA and the IPD have combined efforts and only one award will be given. Please visit the RC calendar page or Facebook to learn more about this event and the criteria for the award.

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 from 4:00-6:00p.m.: Join the Homeless Summit hosted by HomesNow. Not Later. The event will be held in Maritime Heritage Park, 1441 St. Paul St., Bellingham, WA 98229. We will be serving various types of soup and sandwiches and ask people to bring warm weather gear (e.g. coats, scarves, bags, tarps, hiking boots/shoes, tents, sleeping bags, socks, etc.). Visit Facebook for more details.

Recommended Actions for the Week of 20171016

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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!

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 from 5:30-7p.m.: Attend fundraising party for Barry Wenger for Port Commissioner.  At the home of Lee First, 1814 W North St, Bellingham, WA 98225-2232.

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 from 6:00-8:00p.m.: Attend a fundraising party for Rebecca Boonstra’s campaign for a seat on the Whatcom County Council to represent District 3 at 221 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA 98225-4403. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit Facebook for more details.

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 from 6:30-8:30p.m.: Attend the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham, WA.

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 from 8:00-9:00p.m.: Join the Ask Me Anything with City Council candidate Michael Lilliquist on the Riveters Collective Facebook group.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 from 7:00-9:00p.m.: Attend the Seattle Event-Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors Roadshow at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St., Seattle, WA 98115. Join Aneelah Afzali (MAPS-AMEN) and Pastor Terry Kyllo (Neighbors in Faith) for an overview of the Islamophobia industry, the threat it poses to our nation and civil liberties, and what we can do about it together. This event will include time for Q & A and interaction with faith, political and education leaders in your area. Please visit the RC calendar page for Facebook for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 from 7:30-8:30p.m.: Join the Ask Me Anything with School Board candidate Jenn Mason on the Riveters Collective Facebook group.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 from 5:30-7:30p.m.: Attend a fundraiser for Barry Buchanan at 130 S. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225-5810. The suggested contribution is $100. Click here to donate. Please visit Facebook to learn more about the event and electbarry.com to learn more about the candidate.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.: Unpacking Cultural Racism Through Our Stories will critically examine how everyday actions are centered on whiteness and uphold privilege and power within our society. The event will be held at the Technology Development Center (downstairs classroom), 1000 F Street Bellingham, WA 98225.

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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!

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 from 6:30-8:00p.m.: Watch the seventh Grassroots 101 workshop to learn how to host a ballot party. The workshop will stream live on Facebook. The Latino Community Fund of Washington State will host a Spanish version at 6:30p.m. and the Washington Environmental Council will host an English version at 7:15p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 from 7:00-8:30p.m.: Attend the Cordata Neighborhood Association Candidate Forum at Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 400 Meadowbrook Court, Bellingham.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 from 9:30-11:30a.m.: Attend an open forum with Governor Inslee to hear his thoughts on climate change. The event is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment and will be held at WWU Academic West SkyBridge, AW 4th floor lobby, Bellingham, WA. Mayor Kelli Linville and Council Member Pinky Vargas are also invited. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 from 6:30-8:30p.m.: The Blue Green Waterfront Coalition is hosting a forum for 2017 candidates seeking election to the Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners at the Bellingham Public Library, 200 Central Ave, Bellingham, WA. Visit Facebook for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.: Attend the Bellingham Climate Justice Steward Training at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more details.

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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!

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 from noon – 2pm at Northwest Indian College (Log Bldg – Cultural Learning Ctr, 7a), AND Thursday at WWU if you can’t make this one.  Salish Sea Speaker Series: Chexanexwh & Tah Mahs, Larry Chexanexwh and Ellie (Solomon) Tah Mahs Kinley are Lummi Nation tribal members, life-long fishers, and community leaders.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 from 11:30a.m.-2:00p.m.: Join the Farm Worker Solidarity Picket hosted by Community to Community Development at Sarbanand Farms, 4751 Rock Road, Sumas, WA. Help support farm workers and local agriculture and oppose corporate farms and the exploitative H2A program. Visit Facebook or the RC calendar page for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 from 4-5pm at WWU Academic Instr Ctr West (AW-204).  Salish Sea Speaker Series: Chexanexwh & Tah Mahs, Larry Chexanexwh and Ellie (Solomon) Tah Mahs Kinley are Lummi Nation tribal members, life-long fishers, and community leaders.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 from 10:00a.m.-Noon: Join Whatcom Votes! volunteers for a non-partisan Doorbell Day to educate voters about important issues in November’s local election. The event is hosted by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225. Contact Krista Rome with questions or to RSVP at kristar@re-sources.org. Visit WhatcomVotes or Facebook for additional details.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.