Tucson People’s March for Climate, Jobs and Justice Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join the People’s Climate March April 29th to stand up for our communities. There will be marches in Washington, D.C. and around the world. Be part of the sister march in Tucson. The march will be a loop around Downtown Tucson beginning and ending at El Presidio Park, 160 W Alameda St., Tucson.
All the advances that have been made in climate science, in jobs and in justice are in peril. We are under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone.
Car Pool from Denny’s Sahuarita at 9:00 a.m. • Please leave cars in the lot across from Denny’s. • Each car group will determine when they will return home. • Share cell phone numbers with car mates. • Decide on a meet-up point when you arrive. • Bring a hat, water and your passion, writ large, on a sign. • All welcome at a sign making party being held Thursday, April 27. 12-2 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, Sahuarita.
Weather forecast for Saturday: High temperature of 78 degrees.
Participate in a social media Thunderclap to strike Monday, April 24 at 8:30 AM EDT.
If you use Facebook or Twitter, sign up to deliver the message on your account that repealing our health care wasn't okay before recess, and it isn't okay now. Tell Congress that it’s still unacceptable to destroy our health care.
Sign up at Save My Health Care Click on the red button to “Support with Facebook” or “Support with Twitter”.
a4a Immigration Action Group Call Members of Congress: McSally, Flake and McCain
Ask them to : WITHHOLD FUNDING for the BORDER WALL, FOR NEW DETENTION FACILITIES, and FOR MORE ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL.
On its own, the Executive Branch can carry out much of what’s covered in Trump’s January 25th executive orders such as constructing a wall, increasing the number of BP agents, and tripling the number of ICE officers carrying out deportations. But, Trump needs more money to carry out the orders in full. CONGRESS needs to act!
Facts to Support Withholding Funds for Phone Calls and Letters to the Editor
Trump’s wall cost from $27-$40 billion.
“Bad Math Props Up Trump’s Border Wall,” Konstantin Kakaes, MIT Technology Review, 1/18/16.
Tunnels, drones, catapults, etc. can make walls ineffective.
“As Donald Trump Calls for Wall on Mexican Border, Smugglers Dig Tunnels,” Ron Nixon, New York Times, 9/2/16.
In the past 10 years, the number of Border Patrol agents has grown from 12,000 to 20,000, and the Customs and Border Patrol budget has doubled to $13.6 billion a year.
Department of Homeland Security Budgets 2006 & 2016. www.dhs.gov.
Less costly and more humane controls on migrants who await their hearings should be expanded rather than building new detention facilities. Today’s 34,000 detention beds cost U.S. taxpayers $5.5 million a day.
“Alternatives to Detention,” Detention Watch Network, www.detentionwatchnetwork.org. “The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like,” Editorial Board, New York Times, 2/25/17.
March for Science - Rally in Tucson Sat. April 22, El Presidio Park Tucson 10am -2pm We will rally to show our support for science, research-based decision-making and freedom of information. This is a sister event of the "March for Science" being held in Washington D.C. and cities around the world.
There will be speakers, science booths and entertainment as well as food for purchase. David Fitzsimmons of the AZ Daily Star will be the emcee. Remember to bring your hat and water.
Carpools will leave from Denny's at 9:00 am. (We won't be staying all day.) Join us!