Two in under two minutes!
Why we are 350: Scientists overwhelmingly agree that 350ppm CO2 is the upper limit to sustain life as humans have known it. For 800,000+ years atmospheric CO2 varied between roughly 180 to 280ppm ([link removed]) . Global temperatures also rose and declined (ice ages) with the change in CO2 levels over that period. Now we're in the 420ppm range and headed straight up. - Latest Values ([link removed])
* Act Now: Fax the Fed, quick and easy - 350 National Campaign
* Act Now: Offshore Drilling Petition, also easy - 350 National Campaign
* Monday Jan. 30: Bank Manager Training, what's to lose? - 350WI
* Tuesday Feb. 21: Wisconsin Primary Election, a lot to lose!
* Tuesday Feb. 14, 7pm: 350MKE Meeting: COP27
* Friday Jan. 27, 12pm: We'll be at Chase Bank Downtown
350MKE People Make a Difference - We Act!
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Fax the Fed: Act on the climate crisis NOW!
The Federal Reserve Chair, Chairman Powell, announced that the Federal Reserve System will “stick to its knitting” and not be a “climate policymaker.” Yet the Board of the US Federal Reserve System — the referee of the US economy — is supposed to protect the U.S. economy from financial risk, including climate change.
The Fed has asked for public input on their recommendations for protecting our economy from the climate crisis, and we need to make sure they hear our demands loud and clear.
We want to thank everyone who has already emailed the Fed with their comments on this! We’re now calling on you to flood them with faxes to demand that they take immediate steps to promote investment in the transition to a clean, just, renewable economy.
That’s where faxes (and you) come in.
Faxes are even more disruptive and more difficult to avoid than emails. By flooding the Fed with faxes, they’ll see just how loud and powerful our movement against fossil fuels is.
You don’t even need a fax machine. Our easy, one-click tool is all you need to fax the Fed. Take action now → ([link removed])
Send Your FAX >> ([link removed])
Sign the Offshore Drilling Petition
Right now, the Biden Administration is finalizing its five-year offshore drilling plan. This plan determines how often the government will sell new rights to drill in federal waters to oil and gas companies.
The latest draft shows that the Administration is undecided. The plan could allow anywhere from zero to 11 lease sales and it’s our job to ensure the final number is zero.^1 This plan could be unveiled any day, so our window to act is now.
If enough of us speak out against offshore drilling today, we can build the pressure we need to make sure President Biden keeps fossil fuels in the ground.
Will you add your name to our petition demanding President Biden ban offshore drilling? We need to show there is overwhelming public support for this, so we’re aiming to get 5,000 new signatures today. ([link removed])
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From Ruby Burgess, 350WI Divest and Defund team,
Do you bank with Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America or Citibank?
Virtual training on Monday, January 30th, 7pm
I do – I bank with Chase and have done so for 4 years. And I recently learned that these four banks are the world’s largest funders of fossil fuels.
As someone extremely concerned about climate change, I was alarmed to learn that my bank contributes so much to the horrendous climate impacts of fossil fuels that we’re seeing around the world.
That’s why I’m working with 350 Wisconsin to host a local virtual training on January 30th at 7pm to teach bank customers how to advocate for climate justice.
Will you join me and a group of bank customers in Madison and beyond in taking action? The first step is to attend a training session aimed at supporting folks in meeting with branch managers at their local bank branch.
You’ll not be doing this alone. At this training, you’ll meet a community of other customers who are interested in taking action. You’ll get all the skills you need to take action. You’ll also hear from me and other customers about their own experience meeting with their branch managers.
You can register here to get the Zoom link to the training:
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We need bank employees on our side to win. Right now, banks are facing a serious staffing crisis. Banks are competing with each other to retain staff. They are doing all they can to be an appealing place to work. You know what makes banks not an appealing place to work? That they are the world’s largest funders of fossil fuels and deforestation the leading cause of the climate crisis.
Our banks claim to put their customers’ concerns as their top priority. As customers, we can demand that our banks take action to stop funding climate chaos and make climate action a priority.
Again, if interested, you can register here: [link removed] ([link removed])
Wisconsin State Primary
Tuesday, February 21 (just 4 weeks)
Find your Polling Location, and a lot more, at [link removed]
We are focusing on two important contests in the 2023 election:
* Wisconsin State Supreme Court
* Wisconsin Senate District 8 - First Democrat enters Senate special election ([link removed])
In this newsletter we'll provide some links for the Supreme Court contest. A future newsletter will focus on the significance of the District 8 election.
This week The League of Women Voters takes a look at the Wisconsin Supreme Court ([link removed]) .
This will overwhelm you, but pick one or two from below.
Really interested? Find the full Fair Maps Update here ([link removed]) .
WI Supreme Court Election in the news recently (from Fair Maps):
* New York Times: A Colossal Off-Year Election in Wisconsin ([link removed]) . Reid J. Epstein, January 16, 2023
* Politico: ‘The most important election nobody’s ever heard of’ ([link removed]) Zach Montellaro and Megan Messerly, January 16, 2023
* WPR: State Supreme Court hopefuls discuss redistricting and other top issues at candidate forum. ([link removed]) Dean Knetter, January 10, 2023
* WUWM 89.8FM: 4 Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates show some of their many differences at WisPolitics forum ([link removed]) . Chuck Quirmbach, January 10, 2023
* The Recombobulation Area: The race for Wisconsin Supreme Court kicks into gear at WisPolitics forum ([link removed]) . Dan Shafer, January 10, 2023
* Wisconsin Examiner: Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates debate values in first appearance together ([link removed]) . Henry Redman, January 10, 2023
* WisPolitics: Supreme Court forum ([link removed]) , January 9, 2023
* WisPolitics: Protasiewicz, Mitchell bash SCOWIS remap ruling, Kelly questions if rivals impartial, ([link removed]) January 9, 2023
* WPR: Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates discuss abortion, redistricting at Madison forum. ([link removed]) Shawn Johnson, January 9, 2023
* Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz assails state's election maps as 'rigged' ([link removed]) . Corrinne Hess, January 9, 2023
* TMJ4: Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate forum touches on role of politics, key issues. ([link removed]) Mary Jo Ola, January 9, 2023
* Isthmus: Wisconsin Supreme Court race is all about ideology, The stakes in the spring elections could hardly be higher ([link removed]) . Bill Lueders, January 7, 2023
* Kenosha News: Wisconsin Supreme Court races have become intensely partisan. Has that affected the court? ([link removed]) ALEXANDER SHUR, Jan 7, 2023
* The American Independent: The Wisconsin Supreme Court has an open seat. Here's who's running ([link removed]) . By Nick Vachon -January 6, 2023
350 Milwaukee Meeting
Tuesday, February 14, 7 - 8:30pm
Your Zoom Meeting Link ([link removed])
In Depth at COP27: Issues, Activists and Ideas
Report from Steve Watrous who attended the United Nations annual climate change Conference of the Parties this year in Egypt. Hear about the U.S. official delegation, the final declaration, what grass roots activists and others did at the conference, and what to do next.
Steve will speak on "Everything you need to know about COP27: the big issues and contradictions, and the delicious details like a new potato chips bag made from carbon stone!" The talk will be followed by Q&A.
Steve Watrous is president of the Milwaukee UNA chapter, former sociology professor at MATC, advocate on mining issues, coordinator for a couple Milwaukee Earth Day celebrations, peace monger, and environmentalist starting in the Boy Scouts
Time: Tuesday, February 14, 7 - 8:30pm
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Meeting ID: 818 7303 5880
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+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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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.
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 27 - Wisconsin Ave. & Water St. ([link removed])
* Friday February 3 - 27h St. & Loomis Rd. ([link removed])
* Friday February 10 - Silver Spring Dr. & Lydell Ave. ([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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