Our Celebration of Science, co-sponsored by Olympic Climate Action, Feiro Marine Life Center and others, is a satellite event for the National March for Science, taking place
Earth Day, April 22, 2017
on the Port Angeles City Pier and Feiro Marine Life Center,
kicking off at noon and finishing at 4:00pm.
In keeping with the mission statement of the National March for Science, our satellite event is meant to celebrate the very real role science plays in each of our daily lives. Our festival will feature
activities for kids,
informative booths staffed by Olympic Peninsula organizations and businesses,
and a “Wall of Scientists” honoring the many real, live scientists living and working on the Olympic Peninsula!
Stay tuned to this webpage for additional details! To help with this special event please email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-683-2654.
U.S. Bank, Port Angeles & Sequim
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11 – noon
In response to the sudden announcement that the Trump administration plans to abrogate the Environmental Impact Statement process and bulldoze the sovereign rights of indigenous people at Standing Rock in order to push the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through their ancestral lands, OCA, in partnership with the Clallam Progressives and the Racial Justice Collective, will picket outside the U.S. Bank branches in Port Angeles, 134 E. 7th St. (corner of Lincoln), and Sequim, 101 W. Washington St. (corner of Sequim Avenue). Bring signs and dress for the weather.
U.S. Bank is among a number of banks financing DAPL, and a worldwide movement is calling to divest from these banks if they won’t withdraw their DAPL investments. Seattle just passed a resolution to divest their accounts at Wells Fargo, another DAPL investor. In Clallam County, several local governments bank with U.S. Bank. Such demonstrations and divestment demands are being staged around the country.
This protest is not against our local bank branches, staffed by our neighbors and doing everyday community banking. Rather, this protest is against their corporate executives, who often follow a very different agenda. In coming weeks, we will start a dialogue about ethics and investments by individuals and institutions.
Here are messages from Sacred Stone Camp and the #NoDAPL 2017 Action Hub. There the protesters are risking prosecution, jail, and worse to protect their sacred lands and water, and the water supply of millions. We quite simply do not need any new pipelines, and the sooner we get onto clean energy, the better off we’ll all be.
Finally, a word from Arnold Schwarzenegger about an offer you can’t refuse!
That pin in the upper left is us, not Victoria…in the entire Pacific Northwest, we and Seattle were the only places to hold “First 100 Hours” rallies to begin the resistance against the Cabinet nominees of Donald Trump.
Twenty-eight hardy souls were out in the middle of the street early this morning to spread the word, and we got much support from passersby. More support than from the Port Commission, who said it was inappropriate to lobby other government bodies such as the U.S. Senate. This was just prior to a long discussion of whether they should lobby state government to extend the halibut fishing season! Oh well, Profiles in Courage it wasn’t.
But the good news is that two out of three Port Commissioners acknowledge that human-caused climate change is a serious problem that must be seriously addressed. That’s a good thing for our local community, as the Port controls some of the most vulnerable assets in Clallam County under the threat of climate change.
Pictures from the rally are on our Facebook page.
Rally Jan. 23, 8 am – First and Valley Streets, Port Angeles
Climate action is under attack. The Trump presidency threatens to undo all our progress, and set the climate movement back years — years we can’t afford. In the first 100 hours of Trump’s administration, join Olympic Climate Action and a nationwide resistance to oppose the Trump Administration’s aggressive attacks on our air and water, our economy, our health, our families, and our future.
On January 23 OCA sponsored a rally and sign-waving at First and Valley Streets in Port Angeles at 8 AM to kick off the resistance during Trump’s Presidency. We brought signs and flags, and dressed warm! We rallied early that morning because at 9 AM, we crossed the street to the Port of Port Angeles office to ask the Port Commissioners to join us in opposing a Cabinet made up of climate criminals.
It’s up to us to stop these attacks before they can really start.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3 pm – Gateway Center – Front & Lincoln – details here
To make a donation:
– Camp support: http://standingrock.org/
– Legal support: https://fundrazer.com/d19fAf?ref=sh_25rPQa
The Lower Elwha Klallam and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribes stand in support of the Standing Rock protesters.
JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBAL COUNCIL RESOLUTION #35-16
The US Army Corp of Engineers authorized the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction over the objections of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and despite the fact that the environmental assessment failed to account for the health and will-being of the Tribe or the spiritual significance of the purposed development site. The construction of the Pipeline poses a significant risk of contamination of Tribal homeland, water and natural resources and will permanently destroy sites that have sacred and cultural significance to the Tribe.