Events for August 15, 2017
Local Progress is a membership organization for progressive local elected officials, with over 600 members nation-wide. Just this July, over 130 Local Progress members met in Austin, TX to learn about innovative local policies and to protest Texas’s anti-sanctuary city law.
Come learn more, meet Local Progress Minnesota members, and help build the progressive movement infrastructure to create the change we want to see!
Minneapolis Council Member Lisa Bender * Minneapolis Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden * Hennepin County Commissioner Debbie Goettel * Richfield Council Member Maria Regan Gonzalez * Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene * St Louis Park Council Member Anne Mavity * Minneapolis City Council Candidate Andrea Jenkins * St Louis Park Council Member Thom Miller
With support from:
AFCSME Council 5 * Minneapolis Building & Construction Trades * Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation * St Paul Council Member Russ Stark
Hosted by Congressman Keith Ellison.
Every day, the Trump administration attacks something that we as Minnesotans hold dear – inclusion, fairness, peace, economic equality. The cronies he tapped to run the Environmental Protection Agency are doing to the same thing to our environment. Whether hacking entire programs, eliminating thousands of vital positions, rolling back rules that fought climate change, gutting science advisory panels, or stacking the agency with industry shills, it’s clear that Trump’s EPA is trying to do everything but protect the environment.
Despite the current situation, there is reason to hope. Come and join Congressman Ellison along with environmental advocates, scientists, and musicians to learn about Trump’s plan for the EPA and how we’re fighting back in Congress.
On the third Tuesday of each month, TakeAction Minnesota hosts a Statewide call with activists, leaders, and supporters through out Minnesota. Participants range from legislators in Minneapolis/St. Paul to e-activists in Grand Marais and everyone in between.
On August 15th, the call will focus on nonviolent direct action, how to make them effective, and how we can use creativity to share our message and move our campaigns. Nonviolent Direct Actions are often things like protests, demonstrations, acts of civil disobedience like sit-ins, and other creative acts. This can be a hot topic for activists, creating a lot of excitement, energy, and media, as well as tension because we are acting out of the norm. Let’s explore this topic together and come up with some creative actions to move our agenda forward!
If you have a topic or question that you would like the call to address, please let us know when you register. Our agenda is very flexible and relevance to your needs as an activist is our highest priority! Contact Sabrina@takeactionminnesota.org to connect on future call agendas.