Friday, April 26 - Oppose Kelly Knight Craft / May Day March / Anti-Pipeline Training

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Tell Senators to oppose climate-denier Kelly Knight Craft

    • Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506

    • Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

  • Action 2: May Day March on Wednesday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 59th Street and Ellis

  • Action 3: Promise to Protect anti-pipeline training from 350.org

 

Action 1: Tell Senators to Oppose Climate-Denier Kelly Knight Craft

Climate denier and current ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft has been named by Trump to succeed Nikki Haley as UN ambassador. Craft’s qualifications for the UN role are thin. What she does bring is a long track record as a generous Republican donor and supporter of GOP politics in Kentucky, with her chief ally in the Senate being Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The spouse of Kentucky coal billionaire Joseph W. Craft, III, Kelly Knight Craft caused uproar in 2017 by denying the reality of global climate change.

With Craft’s nomination, the Trump administration is demonstrating its lack of commitment to the UN and treating it as a reward for a generous donor. Demand that your Senator oppose Kelly Knight Craft for UN Ambassador.

Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952

Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to demand Senator [NAME] oppose Kelly Knight Craft’s nomination to UN ambassador. With little foreign policy experience and willfully blind views on global issues like climate change, it is clear that she does not have the relevant qualifications for this serious and challenging role representing the United States. Thank you for your time and attention.

Action via 5calls.org

 

Action 2: May Day March on 5/3

Celebrate the power of working people on the South Side of Chicago!

This May Day, University of Chicago workers and the broader community will march in unison to show solidarity with one another and all working people on the South Side. We will marshal at the corner of 59th and Ellis before marching together to send a message of unity and strength. The march will conclude with a rally at Levi Hall to demand fair bargaining, for workers at UChicago and beyond, and a voice in the decisions that impact all our lives.

When: Wednesday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 59th Street and Ellis
RSVP and share on Facebook

Action via University of Chicago Labor Council

Action 3: Anti-Pipeline Training 5/4-5

The Promise to Protect is a commitment to resist fossil fuels where you live and prepare to take creative action along the Keystone XL pipeline route when called upon by Indigenous leaders. With millions of dollars being poured into fossil fuel projects each year and TransCanada planning to begin pipeline construction this June, we must be ready to mobilize and fight back to protect the land, air, and water. Construction may be delayed, but we know that fossil fuel companies like TransCanada will stop at nothing to build their dirty projects.

This training will educate, empower, and elevate the voices and skills of community members to take back their land and push out extractive oil and gas companies. After the training, community members will be equipped with the knowledge and support necessary to organize their own actions to stop the fossil fuel industry and be prepared to take action on the route of Keystone XL if invited by Indigenous leaders. RSVP now to save your spot.

This tour is historic. Never before have native and non-native allies come together to build power in this way. This is an exciting opportunity for those who are committed to stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and ending the development of fossil fuels in their communities.

Action via 350.org

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