Democracy Now!; Net neutrality (2-days); protests 2morrow, Sat!

Dear Friends! 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520 12/12/17

Even more of a whirlwind than last week – especially as a holiday season is upon us! May that help us remember to keep faith and hope alive as we pursue justice for people and the planet!

Success!: Democracy Now! will be broadcast here at WBNY 91.3FM, Buffalo’s Alternative Radio Station, at its live time 8am-9am. It will start

So, on to a few priorities:
– Net Neutraility!! Please make comments and calls!! Only two days left!!
– Tues, 6:30pm Meeting re Columbus Statue removal, 420 Connecticut;
– Weds, 5-6pm, Justice for Meech Davis, downtown location tbd
– Thurs, 10am-Noon, Cariol Horne Court Support; City Ct, Judge Hannah;
– Thurs, 7pm-8:30pm, Mtg to plan Jan 20, Anniv of Women’s March;
– Sat, #taxscam #collinsdoesntcare Protest (signs provided!), McKinley Blvd & Southwestern Blvd.
– Sun, 4-7:30pm, Music in the Woods, Nan Hoffman & Friends, at Riverside Salem Environmental Cottage, 3449 W River Rd, Grand Island (potluck, good music, good activist company!!)

The Golden Jubilee Fund is up to $3,656 – only $1,344 to go AND THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31!!

Net Neutrality!!

Dear Friends! 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520 12/5/17

It is an onslaught – yesterday it seemed the bad news just kept coming. However, ending the day with a discussion group (initiated by CEJ and cosponsored by the WNY Peace Center) on Rev. Barber’s book The Third Reconstruction (at 6-7:30pm at the Daily Planet, Parker & Hertel), all related to a renewal of Rev. Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign was very heartening. Join us for the next two weeks.

______ Net Neutrality!!__________

Please help us get the FCC to maintain Net Neutrality so the new public square is equally accessible and not sold to the highest bidder. (Net neutrality is the concept that consumers and businesses should be able to reach the online applications and services of their choosing without interference from their broadband provider.)

Please contact the following to urge that net Neutrality be kept:

FCC Leadership Contact:
Ajit Pai, Chairman
(202) 418-1000

Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner

Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner

Brendan Carr, Commissioner

Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner

NOW: Last ditch calling Senators to Stop #TrumpTaxScam!! Please ;-)

Dear Friends! 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520 11/30/17

Emergency! – the Senate is reportedly voting tonight on the Reverse-RobinHood Tax Scam! So please

Call Republican Senators that have expressed some concerns over the bill:

Susan Collins: 207.622.8414
James Lankford: 405.231.4941
Bob Corker: 615.279.8125
John McCain: 202.224.2235
Steve Daines: 202.224.2651
Jerry Moran: 202.224.6521
Jeff Flake: 520.575.8633
Lisa Murkowski: 907.456.0233
Ron Johnson: 414.276.7282

Call Senators Schumer and Gillibrand- in addition to voting against the bill (which they’ve already committed to do), ask that they withhold consent on bills in the Senate to slow things down. The more time we have to mobilize against the tax bill, the better.

Join the “Calls to Kill Trump’s Tax Scam” effort – use Indivisible’s peer-to-peer dialer to connect with progressives in states with “on-the-fence” Senators. Here’s how it works:

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