Updates between non-profit tabling dates
with James Taylor and Jackson Browne
As the James Taylor and Jackson Browne tour takes a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to give you an update to share a couple of notable items with you…
This week our good friends at NC Warn joined others in a Climate Emergency Rally at the Governor’s mansion in Raleigh, North Carolina - They tell us: “Scientists say current international pledges to cut emissions are not enough to prevent catastrophic climate impacts and that we must drastically cut emissions of super-potent methane immediately. Instead, Duke Energy plans to increase its use of methane (fracked natural gas) by building 50 new gas-fired power units over the next 15 years. Governor Cooper has the authority to stop Duke's gas expansion.” The rally is asking the Governor to: Declare a climate emergency; Stop Duke Energy's fracked gas expansion; Help low-income and BIPOC communities being hurt by super-storms and high electric bills; AND… Side with the people of North Carolina, not Duke Energy!
Allies co-sponsoring the rally include Friends of the Earth, NC Climate Justice Collective, NC Poor People’s Campaign, NC Climate Solutions Coalition, NC Sunrise, Red Tailed Hawk Collective, 350 Triangle and 350 Winston-Salem.
On another front, you can help Navajo children who need shoes this winter. Under the sponsorship of the New Mexico Children’s Fund, a campaign has been launched to raise money to buy shoes for low-income students in Eastern Navajo communities including Crownpoint, Lake Valley, Huerfano, Alamo, Torreon and Albuquerque, with a focus on helping single parents, grandparents raising children and special needs families. On the 27,000 sq- mile Navajo Nation, there is not a single shoe store. Working with police, teachers, social workers, the project has connected with families in critical need, and partnered with Nike and Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation for a 50% discount on Nike shoes. So far they have delivered Nike shoes to more than 350 low-income youth for eight Navajo communities in Northwest New Mexico, but are continuing their campaign through the end of the year to help even more families in need. You can donate here: https://nmchildren.org/donate/
We’ll be back with more tabling information when the tour gets back from its break! Meantime, please accept our continuing gratitude for your support and action! All the best to you for a very safe holiday. See you soon!
Tom, Paula, Jeffrey and Diane