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July 16 2020 Post-Meeting Announcements and Links

Roanoke City Democratic Black Caucus

Stacie Wright, RCD Black Caucus Leader and Precinct Captain, looks forward to hearing from members interested in joining the RCD Black Caucus. Her email is Thank you, Stacie!

END RACISM NOW: Don't miss your opportunity to view the beautiful new public art installation in downtown Roanoke safely and without interruption of traffic! Campbell Avenue will remain closed, between 2nd Street and 3rd Street, until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Read more about this masterpiece here.

Sustainable Roanoke If all goes well and there are no more pandemic-related setbacks, the next Sustainable Roanoke recycling event will take place on August 22, 8-11AM, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke, which has offered to be the permanent site for our events. Check out the list of recyclables accepted at the SR events. Sustainable Roanoke is excited to announce successfully collecting 658 pounds of plastic film from individuals, businesses, and organizations in just 2 months in the Trex Challenge beating the goal of 500 pounds in 6 months! SR will receive a beautiful bench as a reward. If you would like to help SR decide where to place the bench, vote for one of the candidates that were proposed by the SR members. Simply fill out this short survey before July 19.

Labor Caucus Action: “Strike for Black Lives” On Monday, July 20 Communications Workers of America (CWA) will be taking the next step. As the Associated Press reported on Wednesday, a national coalition of labor unions, including CWA, along with racial and social justice organizations, will participate in the “Strike for Black Lives,” a national day of worker action to demand social and economic justice. CWA will join with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Teamsters, the Teachers Union, and several community-based organizations to hold a “National Strike/Day of Action for Black Lives.”  Read more here.

SAY NO to Mountain Valley Pipeline in VA Say NO TO Southgate Extension Indigenous-led, virtual event. Join over 20 organizations on Saturday, July 25 from 10am to noon to celebrate the DEATH of the ACP. While the irons are hot we need to focus on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. MVP is working to get approval for an extension of the pipeline to take it an additional 70 miles from southern Virginia into central North Carolina. This event will be live-streamed on Facebook. Details here. 

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