A couple possible sample scripts:
By approving the 401 water permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Governor Cooper is NOT acting like the climate leader he promised to be in his strong support for the Paris Climate Accord. We need a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy now, but this fracked gas pipeline only perpetuates our dependency on climate changing fossil fuels. We are glad that he has chosen to strongly oppose offshore drilling, but all of the arguments for environmental and climate protection, for cultural and historical preservation, apply just as strongly for the extensive on-shore regions of our state that the ACP will impact. He has chosen to protect the wealthier, whiter communities on the coast, while ignoring the huge environmental injustice caused by the ACP to poor, rural communities of color.
Governor Cooper, we are deeply gratified that you support the Paris Climate Accord and we agree with your statement on offshore drilling that “We must protect our land, our waters, and our livelihoods.” But what about the land, waters, and livelihoods that will be damaged, face increasing utility rates, and see no economic benefits – even if the fund hadn’t been redirected – from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that your agency approved? The coastal communities you’re supporting are mostly white and much wealthier than the poor communities through which the ACP will pass. We need a governor committed to protecting ALL livelihoods, waters, and landscapes, not just those of wealthier coastal communities.
Thomas J. Boyd Chapel 118 E. South St. Raleigh, NC 6:30-8:30 pm
8519 Pickards Meadow Rd, Chapel Hill
Economic Inequality is a critical moral issue and has had a significant impact on our cultural, social and political life. This is an opportunity to examine the issues and share our concerns. Co-sponsored by NC Council of Churches, features Rev. Spearman, Gene Nichol, and more.
Registration Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $12.50 for students.
More information and RSVP here
Register to attend at: www.ncwarn.org/wake.
Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Downtown Pittsboro
Join us as we kick off Saturdays in Saxapahaw with a live performance from four local bands! There will also be a farmers’ market, food truck vendors, a silent auction, river monitoring, a parade led by Paperhand Puppet Intervention, and canoe rides for the kids! More info here.