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THIS PAGE CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:
- Upcoming Events/Meetings/Brainstorming Next Steps
- Fall 2013: Join us in Our Fight Against Fracking!
- 16 Reasons We Oppose Fracking for Unconventional Fuels
- Contact Info. for Action & Additional Documents
- "Gasland II": A Documentary Showing & Community Discussion
- What is Peoples’ Visioning? (Primary Project of CCCC)
- Peoples’ Visioning "Birthday "with Ingraffea & McKibben
- Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
- Columbia's First Net-Zero Energy Affordable Home
- Say NO to Tar Sands
- Peoples’ Visioning Panel: "Dish on Organics" Panel
- Earth Hour 2013 & (Earlier)
To Address Climate Change, Sustainability,
Good Jobs & A Better Community
3 ALL Topic Group Round-UPS!!
Input Ideas, Brainstorm & Strategize:
Monday, November 11th, 7 PM
Thursday, November 21st, 7 PM
Library (Bdwy & Garth) First Floor Commons Tables* (*ask specifically where at entry info desk*)
ALL Topic Group Round-UP!!
& General Meeting
Tuesday, December 10th, 7 PM
Music! Organic Refreshments! 6:30 p.m.
Friends Room, Library, Broadway & Garth
People Visioning to Create:
*energy efficiency, conservation & renewables, *jobs, job training, mentoring, *small business startups, *neighborhood improvement, *public transportation, *local food & water security, *historic preservation & public infrastructure, *focus on youth, veterans, homeless, former offenders, those in poverty, with low education, poor health or addiction problems, *funding this
Sponsored By: Columbia Climate Change Coalition Co-Sponsors: Columbia Area NOW: National Organization for Women, Democracy for Missouri, Sweet Ethics Sustainability, KOPN Public Radio, Food Not Bombs, Native American Support Group, Boone County Smart Growth Coalition, MORE: Missourians Organizing for Reform & Empowerment
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & Peoples' Visioning Issues
There is a movement afoot in Washington D.C. to try to bring back Fast-Track in order to get an approval via an up or down vote in the House and Senate without the opportunity to have meaningful discussion or the ability to make any changes on a highly secretive trade document, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Due to excessive secrecy, only some information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been leaked. We are speaking only to the leaked information that we know at present, which is subject to change. The TPP has been written by corporations for corporate interests with little to no input or awareness of even our U.S. Congressmen and women. They are not allowed to read it or take any copies of small sections out of the occasional meeting they may actually be allowed into on this.
The gist is that this partnership will reach even further than any previous corporate-favoring trade agreement such as NAFTA, quickly eroding, in favor of business and corporations, human and others rights. In fact, TPP has been referred to as “NAFTA on steroids.” It will impact almost every area of commerce and government oversight, as well as the cultural, social, economic, and environmental justice aspects for which Peoples's Visioning stands, including:
*Clean Air and Water
*Energy and Resource Extraction
It's important to get the word out about Fast-Track, the TPP and what it means for all of us. Check out www.expsoethetpp.org as well as the Peoples' Visioning open Facebook Group. Write Opinion Editorials, Letters to the Editor, share information via social media, use Twitter, share anti-TPP memes, make phone calls and leave comments on U.S. Legislators’ Facebook pages and websites, educate, tell your friends and co-workers to do the same! Letters or Op-Eds to the media are very helpful and can be the same or nearly the same as the letter or message you’ve already written to send or use as ‘Talking Points’ to tell your Representatives: ‘NO on Fast-Track and NO on TPP”! Call Radio and Talk shows.
We have to work together to build a peoples' movement to resist corporate domination. We urge you to stand with Peoples’ Visioning on this and other things and take action, from local to global, for all our sakes!
U.S. Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121, Senate Leader Harry Reid: (202) 224-3542 and White House Comment Line: (202) 456-1111.