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Subject Meeting in Two Days
Date January 8, 2023 4:59 PM
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Plus, some actions you can take to help the climate                                                                                      

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Why we are 350: Scientists overwhelmingly agree that 350 ppm CO2 is the upper limit to sustain life as humans have known it. For 800,000+ years atmospheric CO2 varied between roughly 180 to 280 ppm. - Latest Values ([link removed])
- The Arctic is warming even faster than scientists realized ([link removed])
- How Kenyans help themselves and the planet by saving mangrove trees ([link removed])
* Tuesday, Jan. 10, Meeting: Less is More - Too Damn Much Stuff
* Please urge the Fed to take the climate crisis more seriously!
* Spend $1.25 Billion for More Global Warming?
* Monday, Jan. 16, 2:30pm: 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
* Friday Jan. 13, 12pm: We'll be at Chase South

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350 Milwaukee Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 7 - 8:30pm
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Less Is More - Too Damn Much Stuff!
Film screening followed by discussion
Do you have too much stuff?
Lighten your load, feel better fast and lower your carbon footprint. Consuming more than we need leads to climate change.

They've built a movement out of minimalism. Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how our lives can be better with less.

Find out how Josh and Ryan reduce their global footprint.

Time: Tuesday, January 10, 7 - 8:30pm

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Update on in-person meetings: The Steering Committee meeting is sorting out the technical details with a goal of starting hybrid meetings in the spring.
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In 2022, we pressured the Federal Reserve – the central bank of the United States – to account for the risk that the climate crisis poses to our economy. Our efforts have led to a critical opportunity to take action – but first things first, let’s get you caught up:

For the last decade, we’ve been calling on public and private investors and institutions to cut ties and divest from fossil fuels. The biggest fish in the financial sea is the Federal Reserve System (AKA the Fed) and their job is to protect our economy and financial system from risk – including climate risk.
Thanks to our tireless organizing, the Fed has unveiled draft principles that would protect our economy from the climate crisis. But, these principles are just guidelines – we need the Fed to make them a requirement for banks and financial institutions to follow.

Right now, the Fed is accepting public comments that will have a direct impact on their final principles. Will you submit a public comment now and urge the Fed to take the climate crisis more seriously? ([link removed])

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The climate crisis poses a grave threat to every aspect of our economy and our everyday lives, which is why our entire banking system needs to divest from the fossil fuel industry and reinvest resources into a clean, just, renewable economy.

The Fed’s current principles are a solid start, but for now, they are just recommendations, not requirements. Plus, they don’t include:
* Major banks and corporations who have yet to take action.
* A concrete timeline for banks to follow these guidelines.
* Protections to ensure BIPOC communities are not forgotten.

The climate crisis demands urgent, meaningful action. The Fed’s principles offer a key opportunity to push financial institutions to divest from fossil fuels and move towards a clean, renewable economy.

We have a goal of sending at least 5,000 public comments before the deadline on February 6. We’ve drafted the comment for you. All you have to do is click: ([link removed])

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Thank you,
Team 350

P.S. To stay up to date on the campaign and learn more, check out our campaign website at ([link removed]) .

Spend $1.25 Billion for More Global Warming?
By Terry Wiggins, 350 MKE Liaison to FixatSix Coalition

Is it worth spending $1.25 Billion for a construction project that would result in more global warming? That’s what the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has proposed. They want to widen the section of 1-94 between the Marquette and Zoo Interchanges, a project that was put on hold by Gov. Scott Walker for lack of state funds and, surprisingly, revived by Gov. Tony Evers in 2021. We disagree with the governor and endorse the Fix at Six ([link removed]) plan.

The time to send your comments to WisDOT on their Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) is now; the comment period closes at the end of the month. You may email comments to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) , or use the WisDOT online comment form ([link removed]) .

Here are some talking points you can use.
In the SDEIS:
* WisDOT has failed to address greenhouse gas emissions and climate change reasonably or accurately.
* It ignores
+ the massive emissions caused during the years of construction
+ the emissions from making the steel, concrete and other materials needed for construction
+ the emissions from the many millions of miles of additional induced vehicle traffic that would occur annually after construction of added lanes is completed.
* This is contrary to national, state, and local policies, requirements, and commitments regarding climate change, including analysis and assessment of climate change impacts, long-term reduction of emissions, and resilience.

Civil rights, human rights, peace & justice organizations and activists from across Milwaukee will gather on Monday, January 16, 2023 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will take place at the iconic Dr. King Statue - 1740 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (just North of Walnut) from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

The program will emphasize Dr. King's strong stand against war and military spending instead of funding human needs. Speakers and performers will feature actor Andre Lee Ellis reading the words of Dr. King, Pansy Williams singing traditional civil rights songs, and peace activist Jim Carpenter reflecting on Dr. King's vision to end all war and what he would say about today's excessive military budget of $858 billion. Others include Milwaukee Repertory Theatre actor DiMonte Henning, noted folk musician David H. B. Drake and an open mic for reflections by members of the community.
The annual event is organized by the Milwaukee Dr. Martin Luther King Justice Coalition. The coalition includes: Casa Maria Catholic Worker, Veterans for Peace, Greater Milwaukee Green Party, Injured Workers Center, Peace Action Wis., Voces de la Frontera, Summer of Peace, Welfare Warriors, Milwaukee Branch Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Progressive Democrats of America in Milw. County, WAVE (Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort), Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, the Milwaukee Justice Coalition, Wisconsin Conference of Branches NAACP, 350 Milwaukee, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, SEIU, Fight For 15, Catholics for Peace and Justice, St. Francis Church, Riverwest Neighborhood Association, Mothers for Justice, Rid Racism Milwaukee, Milwaukee Turners, True Skool, Central United Methodist Church, Urban Underground, We Got This, We Care Wisconsin, and others.
350MKE Fridays for Future
Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
​Chase & Wells Fargo Banks

We're alternating among three Chase Bank locations in different areas of Milwaukee
Chase Bank Calendar:
* Friday January 13 - 27h St. & Loomis Rd. ([link removed]) ​
* Friday January 20 - Silver Spring Dr. & Lydell Ave. ([link removed])
* Friday January 27 - Wisconsin Ave. & Water St. ([link removed])

We have signs, or bring your own!
Masks and Physical Distancing as appropriate
No protest when below 10F, Winter Advisory, or wet snow/rain (signs are paper)

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