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Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice — 9/6/2018

Photo courtesy of David Grossman

To our members, comrades and allies,

This coming Thursday, Sept. 6th, Shut Down Indian Point Now! will be participating in the “Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice” rally and March hosted by People’s Climate Movement NY.  SDIPN will be marching as the “Nuclear-Free / Carbon-Free” contingent. We need as many of you as possible to participate with us.  For SDIPN members in particular, attending this event will count as one of the two annual events required to become or maintain your status as a voting member of SDIPN.

We need people to carry our banners and distribute flyers, all of which will be provided, but as always, feel free to bring your own materials too. We also understand that you may be participating as a member of one of the many other contingents. Here’s a suggestion: carry a sign with our slogan, “Nuclear-Free / Carbon-Free,”  in your contingent.

Here are the details:

Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice
Rally & March
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Battery Park, NYC

  • 5:00 PM: Assemble at Castle Clinton
  • 6:00 PM: Program
  • 6:30 PM: March north up Church Street then over to Zucotti Park

For more information, visit the PCMNY website: https://www.pcmny.org/events

We will be the only participating group explicitly calling for an end to nuclear power, and for ending the Tier 3 subsidies* that NY State is giving to the 3 failing upstate nuclear power plants: Fitzpatrick, Ginna & Nine Mile Point.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), along with Gov. Cuomo, are responsible for promoting these bailouts, touting them as necessary to save jobs and to reach NY’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. We believe this is taking us in the wrong direction and must be ended. The money spent for these bailouts would be better served in subsidizing alternative clean, green energy sources, and in developing a true Just Transition Program that would provide re-training for, and employment in the new jobs that will be created. Please read Tim Judson’s recent article in the Gotham Gazette on why Tier 3 needs to go (link below).**

Please let us know if you will be participating. We really do need you to help get our explicit Nuclear-Free / Carbon-Free message out to the public. Please reach out to anyone  you know who might also want to participate. There are a variety of contingencies to join from Faith, to Nurses, to Unions and many in between.

RSVP to:
Catherine Skopic, SDIPN Chair: (212) 227-7847 / catherineskopic@yahoo.com
Carl Lundgren, SDIPN Secy-Treas: (347) 920-1606 / bronxgreens1@verizon.net

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

For people and planet,

Catherine Skopic
Carl Lundgren


*Tier 3 information: http://programs.dsireusa.org/system/program/detail/5883
**Tim Judson article: http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7876-unraveling-the-new-york-nuclear-subsidy-scam

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Is the Bronx Burning?: A Community Forum:

st_anns_flyer_headerNUCLEAR POWER, AND THE INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT: Are they PART OF THE SOLUTION OR PART OF THE PROBLEM?

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
295 St. Ann’s Avenue (at E.140th St.)
Bronx, New York 10454

Indian Point is located less than 25 miles from us, just a 30 minute drive from the Bronx. It’s an aging facility, long past its expected expiration date. There have been a number of accidents and breakdowns over the years, all of which had the potential for disaster, placing all our lives in grave danger. It’s a ticking time bomb…AND… we no longer need it to supply our electricity.

Shut Down Indian Point Now! invites you to attend a grassroots community forum where we will explore the following questions:

  • Can we afford to shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant
  • Can we afford not to shut down Indian Point?
  • Do we need to move towards 100% clean, green renewable energy, with livable-wage, green renewable jobs for Bronx residents, with all deliberate speed (but no later than 2030!)?
  • If 100% clean, green renewable energy is the objective, is nuclear energy part of the solution…or part of the problem?

(HINT: What does clean, renewable energy have to do with asthma rates in the South Bronx? With livable-wage jobs in the South Bronx? With housing for poor and working people in the Bronx?)

A Question & Answer discussion will follow the presentation

Confirmed speakers (list in formation):

  • Tim Judson (Nuclear Information & Resource Service – NIRS)
  • Alfred Meyer (Physicians for Social Responsibility – PSR)
  • Catherine Skopic (Shut Down Indian Point Now! -SDIPN!)

Welcome by Rev. Martha Overall (St. Ann’s Episcopal Church)

Introduction by Carl Lundgren (Chair, Shut Down Indian Point Now! -SDIPN!)

Co-sponsors (list in formation):

  • 350NYC
  • Bronx Climate Change North
  • Bronx Greens/Verdes del Bronx
  • Food and Water Watch
  • Green Ecosocialist Movement
  • Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
  • Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
  • Manhattan Green Party Local
  • New York Friends of Clearwater
  • Peace Action Staten Island
  • South Bronx Community Congress
  • United for Action

DIRECTIONS:
Subway: #6 train to Brook Ave. Walk East one block to St. Ann’s Ave; walk North two blocks on St. Ann’s Ave. Church is on your left; #2, 5 train to Prospect Ave. Transfer to Southbound BX17 bus and exit at the St. Ann’s Ave/E. 141st St. stop. Walk South on St. Ann’s Ave. a few yards. Church is on your right. Alternately: #2 train to W 135th St. Transfer to Eastbound Bx33 bus; exit at the Brook Ave./E. 138th St. stop. Walk East one block to St. Ann’s Ave; walk North two blocks on St. Ann’s Ave. Church is on left.
Bus: Eastbound Bx33 bus; exit at the Brook Ave./E. 138th St. stop. Walk East one block to St. Ann’s Ave; walk North two blocks on St. Ann’s Ave. Church is on your left. Southbound BX17 bus; exit at the St. Ann’s Ave./E. 141st St. stop. Walk South on St. Ann’s Ave. a few yards. Church is on your right.

Tim Judson speaks at Indian Point Forum – July 18, 2015

Tim Judson, Executive Director of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS), spoke at a forum entitled Indian Point: Danger on the Hudson at the Goddard- Riverside Community Center in NYC on July 18.

Video courtesy of Joe Friendly

Forum, July 18, 2015 : Indian Point – Danger on the Hudson

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WBAI report from the Left Forum

WBAI radio interviewed Catherine Skopic and Tim Judson at the SDIPN panel at the Left Forum on Sunday: Listen here

Join SDIPN at the Left Forum this Sunday

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