Today 2/21- Remembering India Cummings; “Containment”; more events, campaigns

Dear Friends,

Many thanks to the 250 or so constituents who came out to protest Chris Collins’ unresponsiveness yesterday, and the 55 or 60 who came to Membership meeting. People are getting activated daily!

Please join us today at:

* Tues, Feb 21, 5-6:30pm, REMEMBER INDIA CUMMINGS. Press Conference 5:15pm; Candlelight vigil at Sunset. Erie County Holding Center. Please come out in her memory. Cosponsors also include BARC (Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition), Concerned Clergy Coalition of WNY, the Interfaith Peace Network, and more. #JusticeforIndiaCummings, #sayhername.

* Tues, Feb 21, 6:30pm „Containment“ film viewing and panel discussion,. Daemen College, Room 107 Schenck Hall, 4380 Main St. Amherst. What can governments do to protect living things from nuclear waste? Will feature dangers at West Valley Nuclear Waste Facility. Niagara Sierra Club, Nuclear Info & Research Service, and more.

*Divest from War, Invest in People

by Kathy Kelly

January 28, 2017

All Trump, all the time. With a punishing, disorienting barrage of
executive orders, President Trump is reversing hard fought gains made in
environmental protection, health care, women’s rights, immigration policy,
and nuclear weapons reduction–with even more executive orders promised.

In his inaugural speech, Trump proclaimed “America First”. The U.S. does
rank first in weapon sales, in mass incarceration and in producing waste
material. Pope Francis urged President Trump to be first in protecting the
poorest in society. But instead, President Trump has surrounded himself
with generals and billionaires in cabinet level positions.

Demonstrating at Immigration Offices

 

Some of the demonstrators gathered in front of Immigration offices on Saturday, February 18 to let passing motorists and pedestrians know that they have to raise their voices to defend immigrants, many of whom our policies have placed in danger. The event, No Human is Illegal, was organized by Indivisible Seneca Falls with the cooperation of the WNY Peace Center. There will be many more actions to protect our brothers and sisters, and stop the racist, xenophobic, mysogenistic, and otherwise unjust and unwise agenda of the far right  in coming weeks.