Sat Noon: People’s March for Education Justice; and way more!

Dear Friends,

Many thanks to the hundreds who came out for the WNY Rally for Transgender Rights! It was very moving, and very important.

We’re wowed by the amount and intensity of the resistance. Forty came to our very quickly scheduled Nonviolence Direct Action training this past Saturday, there are numerous progressive events nearly every day, and it does seem that we’re have some impact – not that there isn’t a huge mountain of work ahead of us! However, it seems that Trump and Company are easing up a slight bit – re immigration, momentary pause in aggressive tweeting, dialing it back re health insurance. We’re making a difference!!

So please pace yourself because we need you for the long haul. Si, se puede! We shall overcome!!

Today you can still join:

* National Conference Call, 8pm, re Standing Rock and stopping fossil fuels. Register here:

Donating for sanctuary; No NAPL Today! (2/24); many events – Solidarity!

Dear Friends,

Our “frequent announcements” includes that, one of our two recently declared Sanctuary Churches, Pilgrim St-Luke’s needs to put in showers for people staying there! Please send your contribution (payable) to:

Pilgrim St-Luke UCC
335 Richmond
Buffalo, NY 14222

with Sanctuary Care in the memo. Or go to their website here to donate on line. Also any plumbers who would be willing to work pro bono or at a discount should contact Rev. Justo Gonzalez (716-989-9207; or

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.