Actions for 2017

 

1) BRING BACK FACTS

We are working to “Bring Back FACTS” to political discourse and social media; people are entitled to opinions, but without facts to back them up, opinions are feelings that become lies.

 

2) SPEAKER SERIES

We’ll continue our Speaker Series in 2017, starting with a discussion about Climate Chaos.

 

3) SAFETY FROM HARASSMENT

We are concerned about the issue of providing safety for people threatened by harassment and hate crimes. We have already heard from local teachers about some students at the middle and high schools in Cottage Grove slamming other students into lockers while calling them derogatory names in the weeks after the election.

 

4) LOCAL POLITICS

We are planning to attend local city council and county board of commissioner meetings as well as monitor the upcoming May 2017 election ballot initiatives and 3 local school board races.  We’ll be preparing for congressional races in 2018.

 

5) LEGISLATION

We plan to counter any legislation that is harmful to human health and public education. We will be supporting infrastructure funding such as rebuilding interstate bridges.

 

6) ECONOMIC ISSUES

We’ll work to correct the gross economic inequalities in our nation. We oppose the transfer of American jobs out of the country, such as the 600 jobs that Carrier is still moving to Mexico despite its $7 million tax break and the 700 jobs that United Technologies is moving to Mexico when it closes its plant in Indiana.

 

7) FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS

We support First Amendment rights and oppose any action that threatens to curtail it.

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