Co-sponsors of Senator Baldwin’s Amendment Needed!

ACTION ALERT!! Call your U.S. Senator NOW!

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI-Dem) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (S.2943) TODAY requiring an independent scientific review of safer ALTERNATIVES to open burning, detonation and incineration of hazardous waste munitions!!!

Please call your U.S. Senator NOW and urge them to CO-SPONSOR and support Amendment #4293 to Senate bill S.2943
http://cswab.org/safewater/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Baldwin-Amdt-NAS-Study-DEMIL.pdf

The amendment needs co-sponsors, so get your Senators on board this Memorial Day!

 

Community Meeting

Please join us Saturday April 30th from 3 – 5 at the Christiansburg Library

We will have supplies on hand to make posters before or during the meeting…(washable markers and kids are welcome to color or doodle at will!)

We’ll talk about the strategy to STOP THE BURN here.

Brain storm questions for the  BAE/Army public meeting  set for

Thursday May 12th, 6:30 Christiansburg Library

encourage carpooling for the rally at Senator Tim Kaine’s office next Weds. at noon,

look for volunteers to table at Steppin Out in Blacksburg August 5th & 6th

 

The Case for Anger in Activism

When the Army says “Wait another year or two,” we say NO WAY. STOP THE BURN NOW because it kills the children here.

The Shitty Activist

– by The Shitty Activist

TOPSHOTS A protestor shouts a slogan inWe’re all familiar with the stereotype of the “angry activist.” Ranting and raving, spewing self-righteous venom at anyone in his or her path. And while that image is obviously an exaggeration, a lot of activists are definitely angry, including myself during my twelve years as an organizer. So here’s my question: Is that really such a bad thing?

Women’s right to vote. Civil rights. Gay marriage. While there were many supporters for these causes in their early years, there were far fewer organizers who actually did the grunt work of collecting the signatures, organizing the marches, writing the pamphlets. Were these leaders pushing change in a difficult political climate gentle, mild-mannered, happy-go-lucky individuals? Some of them probably were. But I bet the majority of them were outspoken, somewhat pushy, type-A personalities, fueled by an emotion many might call outrage, others anger.

Now, where does this…

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