Duke Energy has filed a petition to raise our rates, again! There are several hearings across the state on the rate case this month. There will also be Duke Energy Progress hearings next month! We need to bring our power to the Utilities Commission and tell Duke: No rate-hikes for dirty energy! These rate hearings are our best opportunity to fight back against Duke Energy and voice our support for clean energy and affordable rates directly to the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Those speaking should plan on arriving 30 minutes early to sign up. More information here.
1/16/2020 7:00pm Burke County Courthouse, 201 South Green Street, Morganton
1/29/2020 7:00pm Alamance County Historic Courthouse, 1 SE Court Square, Graham (there will be a press conference before)
1/30/2020 7:00pm Mecklenburg C. Courthouse, 832 East 4th St. Courtroom 5350, Charlotte
3/23/2020 2:00pm Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh (Evidentiary hearing)
— “At present, NEPA acknowledges the delicate interconnection of ecosystems. Destruction or damage, even temporary, in one place can inflict harm far from the original location. Deforestation can destroy wildlife habitats, disrupting migration patterns that start hundreds of miles away. Pipeline construction can harm waterways, not only at the point of work, but farther downstream. Those trickledown effects would no longer be considered.
— “No longer would agencies have to weigh the multiple environmental justice effects to one area – often Black and low-income neighborhoods – which are often targeted, even wiped out by road and energy projects.”
Climate Destabilization gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month at the Oasis Cafe in Carrboro, 6:30-8:30 pm. Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro Street. More info here.
Tuesdays with Tillis, join the awesome group of activists and speakers every Tuesday in Raleigh as different topics and actions are discussed, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Federal Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh. Follow their Facebook and Twitter page for updates.
January 26, Raleigh Woman’s March 2020
April 22-24 , Earth Day Climate Strike
June 20, Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington at the National Mall
On June 20, 2020 we will rise together as a powerful moral fusion movement in a Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington to demand the implementation of our Moral Agenda! The question isn’t how much it costs to address these moral issues, but what it costs us not to address 140 million Americans living in poverty and low-wealth. We are building power for an agenda that lifts all people by challenging the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism! For more information, including bus transportation and to RSVP, check out the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival’s website here
Peace and love for our beautiful Earth, Karen