WNY Peace Center Weekly Update – July 27, 2016 Contact: 716-332-3904
Dear Friends and Members,
Below are items of special note:
* Camp Peaceprints – July 18-29
Thanks to all who made this a great year for Camp Peaceprints!
* Still welcoming volunteers to the PC office! Please call if interested: 716 332-3904.
* Are you are interested in beautiful Mayan textiles? See LASC announcements below
Thanks for all you do!
Peaceful Conflict Resolution
Interfaith Prayer Service in response to the eruption of violence in this country and around the world. A Jewish rabbi, a Muslim imam and Rev. Craig Pridgen, will join Monsignor Robert E. Zapfel, pastor of St. Leo’s, in reading their sacred texts and offering prayers.
Thursday July 28, 7pm. St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. All are welcome.
Environmental Justice Taskforce
Clean Up the Clean Energy Standard
Next Monday August 1, New York’s energy regulators may approve an electric rate increase on all New York’s energy consumers. The plan would cost $7-10 billion to prop up NY’s unprofitable nuclear plants. Without these subsidies, nuclear plants cannot compete with renewable energy and will close. But under the guise of “Clean Energy,” the nuclear industry is about to get its hands on our money in order to save its own profits, at the expense of public health and safety – unless we speak up right now.
Thousands of New Yorkers, over 120 organizations, and dozens of elected officials have gone on record opposing the plan. But the Governor has not backed down. Now we need to raise the pressure by flooding his office with phone calls.
Please call Governor Cuomo today: (518) 474-8390
Click here for some simple instructions and sample call scripts you can use when you call:
Every dollar spent on nuclear subsidies is a dollar out of the pocket of New York’s electricity consumers — residents, businesses, and municipalities. This is money that could instead go to supporting energy affordability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and a just transition to a clean energy economy.
For more information, visit www.CleanUptheCleanEnergyStandard.org and stay up to date on the AGREE Facebook page. Please contact Alliance for a Green Economy, allianceforagreeneconomy.org , if you have any questions.