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Are You Still Reading LJ Comms?

Given the amount of activism that's going to be needed in the near future, I'd like to get a sense of how many people are still seeing sustain_weekly posts.

If you see this post, please comment to say so.

If you see this post but would rather see sustainability activism posts on another platform, please mention one or more platforms that you'd prefer over LJ.

Thank you for still caring about our long-term future!
Post-11/8

Pledge Pipeline Resistance!

Received from 350.org via email:

Donald Trump has signed executive actions restarting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and the Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline.

Millions of people have shown their opposition to these projects and we are asking everyone who spoke up, marched or sat-in to stand up and show Trump that he has severely miscalculated and pledge to resist these projects and any other fossil fuel project that violates the science of climate action, the rights of Tribes and the will of the people.

Join the Pledge of Pipeline Resistance to be part of the first wave of action to stop Trump's pipeline plans: http://act.350.org/sign/nokxl-nodapl-pipeline-pledge

Edited to add: Urge the Army Corps of Engineers not to cooperate: https://colorofchange.org/campaigns/oppose-trump-dapl

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Tell World Leaders to Take Effective Action on Climate Change!

Today, the People's Climate March made history with the biggest climate action ever.

World leaders are meeting in New York City in just a few days. Join me in sending them a message that we stand with the People's Climate March, and that it's time for action, not words, particularly re transitioning away from fossil fuels:

http://act.350.org/letter/ready-for-action/?sp_ref=57618795.6.9350.e.0.2
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For USA voters--petition to stop Ohio disenfranchisement

Hi,

In a last-minute directive issued Friday night that could disenfranchise thousands of Ohioans and tip the outcome of the election, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted changed requirements for submitting provisional ballots on Election Day.

The directive requires voters, not election officials, to fill out a confusing form listing the type of ID they provided to vote. This new directive is a clear violation of Ohio law and puts even more votes at risk of not being counted.

Secretary Husted has also instructed election officials to not count ballots where that part of the form has not been correctly filled out by the voter.

That's why I signed a petition to Jon Husted, Secretary of State and Governor John Kasich. (I think we all know which presidential candidate is most likely to take steps toward sustainability, and which candidate is likely to be helped by this last-minute change to voting rules.)

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://signon.org/sign/ohio-secretary-of-state?source=s.em.cp&r_by=508693

Thanks!
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quick USA petition signing: no Agent Orange GMO soy!

From fooddemocracynow.org:

Dear Friend,

Right now the USDA is considering the approval of dangerous new GMO crop that has been genetically engineered to tolerate the highly toxic chemical 2,4-D, a main component of the Vietnam War era defoliant Agent Orange.

As the first generation of biotech crops has failed, creating millions of acres infected with superweeds, the biotech industry is now introducing even more dangerous chemicals into our food system. That’s gross!

Already thousands of farmers and scientists are raising concern over the potential harm Dow Chemical’s 2,4-D soy will cause to human health, the environment and the livelihoods of family farmers. Already, the chemical herbicide 2,4-D has been called one of “the most dangerous chemicals out there”

We need your help to stop it. Please click on the link below to join us in telling the USDA to keep Agent Orange soy off our plates.

Tell the USDA, to keep Agent Orange soy off Your Plate!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_agent_orange_soy/