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On President's Day weekend national protests are planned against the "XL" pipeline (see Join the #ForwardOnClimate Rally on 2/17! .) This pipeline would be used to transfer tar sands oil. In solidarity with national efforts the Olympia F.O.R. Confronting the Climate Crisis task force has launched a petition, and is planning events for the weekend of the 16th and 17th. The petition asks Governor Jay Inslee to work to curb greenhouse gas emissions, in order to protect the climate for future generations. Please sign the Petition to Governor Inslee to Address the Climate Crisis.
And please mark your calendar for these upcoming events, coming up in about two weeks' time, over Presidents Day weekend, Save the Date!
1) 2/17 RALLY! the afternoon of Sunday the 17th, in solidarity with national events in Washington D.C.. National events are a project of 350.org, Sierra Club, and Hip Hop Caucus —a civil and human rights organization for the 21st century. Location for the local solidarity rally will be Heritage Park, site of the former Occupy Olympia encampment. This will include an update on the petition. Starting time: 3pm, rain or shine. And also join for a potluck gathering afterward, starting at 6pm at Traditions Fair Trade Café, later that same Sunday evening.
2) Flash Mob: on the day before the rally, Saturday the 16th at Noon, location and further details to be announced. Stay Tuned!
3) Then, on Tuesday the 19th, the Environmental Priorities Coalition will host Environmental Lobby Day. The day kicks off at 8:30am, and will be headquartered at United Churches, 11th and Capitol Boulevard, Olympia. And at 12 O'clock Noon there will be another rally, in the rotunda under the Legislative Building dome, where there will be opportunity to sing for the planet.
Please sign the petition! www.change.org/petitions/governor-inslee-please-address-the-climate-crisis, and thank you!
And we hope to see you at any or all of the Presidents Day weekend activities, stay tuned!
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Feb. 2, 2013
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Urban Chickens Cross the Road for Justice
OLYMPIA, Wash. – In the longstanding battle between urban farmers and urban predators, local authors Andre and Amanda Maxwell are telling the tales of woe and victory.
“The Chicken and the Dog” series is loosely based on the true story of two urban chickens, who share their backyard with a black Lab in Olympia, WA. The Maxwells created the story after raccoons broke into their coop and stole away with their beloved Rhode Island Red chicken.
Following their debut title with “The Great Chicken Caper,” the raccoons strike again, and this time, The Chicken and the Dog team find themselves fighting for their new friends, three baby chicks .
Beautifully illustrated by local Olympia artist, Jill Carter, the books offer amusing details that follow the adventures of The Chicken and the Dog as they outwit a gang of wily neighborhood raccoons.
The books are available at www.chickenandthedog.com, on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Wholesale purchases can be made through Ingram.
For more information on the books and the creative team behind it all, visit www.chickenandthedog.com.
We will have a second Olympia forum at WSLCB HQ-3000 Pacific Ave-on 2/21, 1:30-4:30 in Conference Room 201. This is for people who did not have a chance to stay for the first Olympia forum because of room capacity.
Updated with video from TVW:
A hearing on single-payer health care is scheduled for this afternoon, Friday, February 1 at 1:30 p.m. in House Hearing Room B in the O'Brien Building on the Capital campus in Olympia. The bill is House Bill 1085.
If you can't be there, then it will be available on TVW:
and now for a few photos from past healthcare rallies: