Brought to you by The Center for Biological Diversity
Deb and I attended the #Earth2trump Roadshow of Resistance protest in Oakland. This is the first stop of a 16 City roadshow to promote human rights and environmental justice, and to protest the trump agenda. The indoor venue was a packed with over 300 very passionate Bay Area protesters. There were also information stations for many organizations including Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club, PM Press, and “Great old Broads for Wilderness” (greatoldbroads.org).
This was an outstanding event with lots of great musicians and many very passionate speakers. In one sense it was a throwback to the protests of the past, with the message of strength and community, but it was also very current, with young and energetic speakers, hashtag feeds, and cellphone speaker notes. For anyone who is not happy with trump but has not gotten involved -- GET INVOLVED!! YOU WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER FOR IT!! NOW IS the time for protest
The common theme from all speakers: The time for action is now. Your happiness is your power -- don’t let current events take that away. Use your passion and your joy to create positive change.
And finally… The Center for Biological Diversity commitments for action:
Block the confirmation of trumps extremest cabinet nominations
Defend the EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gasses
Protect reproductive rights
Block the building of the wall across sections of the US and Mexican border
Block trump’s efforts to rescind, shrink the size of, or defund newly created national monuments
Defend Obama’s moratorium of Federal coal leases
Stop new offshore drilling in the arctic and Atlantic by defending Obama’s five year leasing plan
Stop ocean plastic pollution through strong legal action
Fight proposals that would increase trophy hunting of elephants, tigers and polar bears
Stop efforts to turn federal lands over to state or private institutions
Save the endangered species act from being repealed, defunded or weakened
Fight to keep grizzly bears and wolfs on the list of endangered species list
Get out there and make some noise. You won’t regret it.