Take Action Now on Coal Trains and Ports in Northwest

The Power Past Coal collation is looking for help to ensure the upcoming scoping hearing in Seattle at North Seattle Community College (Nov 13th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm) is as effective as possible in showing the size and nature of community concerns over the proposed coal exports through Cherry Point and other Northwest ports.  There are a variety of ways to help, starting Saturday with canvassing and Tuesday with a tele-townhall.  The list of dates and events follows below.    For any of these phone or email Robin [206 378-0114 x308 –  robin.everett@sierraclub.org ]

Tele-TownHall:  This Tuesday, October 9th, at the Washington Environmental Council offices in downtown Seattle.    People are needed to man the phones to help screen questions before sending them on to the moderator and should arrive by 5 pm and the teletown hall starts at 6:30 and ends at 7:30.   Call Robin Everett, if interested.  [Contact information follows at bottom.]

Phonebanking: Phone our supporters to let them know about the upcoming Scoping Hearing in Seattle and the events surrounding the big day.

Monday and Wednesday Nights 6—8 pm @ Sierra Club Office, 180 Nickerson St #202 Seattle

 Canvassing: Knock on doors in communities along the railroad tracks and let them know about their opportunity to weigh in on the coal exports proposal.

___Saturday, Oct 6th, 10 am—2 pm, Ballard (exact location TBD)

___Sunday, Oct 14th, 10 am—2 pm, Fremont/Wallingford (exact location TBD)

___Sunday, Oct 21st, 10 am—2 pm, Magnolia (exact location TBD)

___Saturday, Oct 27th, 10 am—2 pm, North Beach (exact location TBD)

___Sunday, November 11th, 10 am—1pm, Phinney Ridge (exact location TBD)

            –Dana Lyons Concert and Lunch immediately following the canvass

Event Planning/Helpers:  Help us sign people in, pass out materials, set up and tear down, and be general on hands helpers.

___Thursday, Nov 1st—Organizing Meeting/Scoping Workshop, 6—9 pm, location TBD

 ___Sunday, Nov 11th—Dana Lyons Concert, 12—4 pm, location TBD

___Tuesday, Nov 13th—Hearing and Press Conf, 2—5 pm, North Seattle Community College

Office Helpers:  Not up for public outreach, but still want to help?  There is plenty for you to do right out of the Sierra Club office!  Make canvass packets, data entry, mailing parties, etc.

Media and Writing: We are going to need a lot of Letters to the Editor over the next 6-8 weeks.  Join our rapid response team and you will get notification of hot articles we need a response to.  We also need help drafting sample Letters To the Editors and talking points.

For any of these phone or email Robin.

Robin Everett, Organizing Representative
206-378-0114 x308
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