BENICIA STANDING STRONG: VIGIL ON THE SPRING EQUINOX

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VIGIL ON THE SPRING EQUINOX

WeThePeople Benicia Standing StrongMonday, March 20, 6 p.m. First & Military

We continue on the 20th of each month to stand strong, watching over the Trump administration’s disastrous agenda. AND…it’s important to remain focused on local & regional issues. TOGETHER, we are strong.

March 20th falls this year on the spring equinox, a season of increasing light, and a time when life springs forth from death.  We gather again to support one another in our efforts to resist the stifling of democracy and hope.

Bring information about groups you are working with.
Connect with others who are taking action.
Bring signs and banners.

TRUMP WATCH
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Among MANY other things…President Trump released his preliminary discretionary budget Thursday morning with its massive cuts to the arts, science, and the poor.  The proposal cuts the EPA and the State Department the most — by nearly a third.

Trump would eliminate funding for 19 agencies, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chemical Safety Board.

  • Great news! The Phillips 66 proposal to bring oil trains through Northern California to San Luis Obispo was DEFEATED last week, thanks to vigorous local and regional organizing!
  • The Bay Area Air District is hosting a community workshop on Tues, March 28 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Benicia Library. A strong public presence is important to send the Air District the message that we cannot wait any longer and we need emissions caps now.
  • On April 4, there will be a nationwide screening of the 80’s movie 1984. In Vallejo, see the movie at the Empress Theater in Vallejo (more info on Facebook event page).
A few good local organizing links:


JOIN us at the vigil on March 20 and SHARE on Facebook
tinyurl.com/BeniciaVigil

We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. And we must rejoice as well, [at] the high grounds of a firm dissent based upon the mandates of conscience and the reading of history. Perhaps a new spirit is rising among us.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967

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PERSONAL INVITATION: Inauguration Day Vigil

PLEASE JOIN ME ON INAUGURATION DAY: Stay vigilant, speak out!

RDS_2015-06-21_200pxFriends – Watching President Obama’s farewell speech with family and friends, we were so moved. We agreed that we should gather locally as citizen activists to mark the day of the inauguration with a commitment to keep vigilant about our constitution and democratic values. We need to live out our concern about the future, and hold up significant issues during and after this inauguration.

We will gather briefly in City Park, sing This Land Is Your Land, reflect on democracy, maybe hold up a few signs on issues of respect for Muslims, women, immigrants and people of color – and we will remember other issues that have arisen of late.  Bring a sign with a message if you want – and/or a small U.S. flag.  Please plan to attend.

So far there are about 2 dozen who have said they will attend the Benicia Inauguration Day Vigil (details below).  I expect many more of you will show up without signing the Facebook event page (tinyurl.com/jlyyt2e).

Roger Straw
The Benicia Independent


INAUGURATION VIGIL IN BENICIA

Friday, January 20, 9 AM, First & Military

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On Friday, January 20, Donald Trump will take the oath of office. He will pledge as President to “preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States of America.”

facebook-button-join-event_176At 9 a.m. on Friday, January 20 (as the new president takes the oath of office, noon EST) a group will join in a vigil at City Park in Benicia. Please come!  This inauguration day vigil will be an affirmation of the constitutional conviction that we are all created equal, endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And it will mark our commitment to remain vigilant in these matters.

As President Barack Obama reminded us in his farewell address, “It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy; to embrace the joyous task we’ve been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours. Because for all our outward differences, we all share the same proud title: citizen.”

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INAUGURATION VIGIL IN BENICIA: Friday, January 20, 9 AM, First & Military

INAUGURATION VIGIL IN BENICIA

Friday, January 20, 9 AM, First & Military

On Friday, January 20, Donald Trump will take the oath of office. He will pledge as President to “preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States of America.”

At 9 a.m. on Friday, January 20 (as the new president takes the oath of office, noon EST) a group will join in a vigil at City Park in Benicia. Please come!  This inauguration day vigil will be an affirmatifacebook-button-join-event_176on of the constitutional conviction that we are all created equal, endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And it will mark our commitment to remain vigilant in these matters.

As President Barack Obama reminded us in his farewell address, “It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy; to embrace the joyous task we’ve been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours. Because for all our outward differences, we all share the same proud title: citizen.”

Please share!

Important issues for the future of Benicia