Monday, August 11, 2008

Hey PBCEC folks!! August News, notes and updates...

Last meeting we talked about power plants, pipelines, roads, beach dredging, elections and boaters dropping their anchors on coral reefs. We also had two candidates running for local office show up to be questioned by us: Jeff Auslander, Republican candidate for State Rep, district 89, and candidate for circuit judge, attorney Bill Abramson. Jeff let us know that he is no fan of FPL and Bill informed the group that he is representing one of the WCEC protestors in court. You should of been there.. Mark your calendar for next month's meeting on Sept 1st, 7pm at the Quaker Meeting, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.. (which is both US Labor Day and the start of Ramadan.)

Speaking of FPL Protests, trials are starting up again. Today (Monday, 8/11/08) was jury selection for 4 activists who participated in the February 18 FPL blockade action at Palm Beach Aggregates (remember? ) Trial is taking place in courtroom 9F, downtown West Palm, in front of Judge Cohen, it will go through Wednesday or Thursday, supporters are encouraged to wear a green shirt so you can be identified you in the crowd.

and, we aren't backing down..

Rally for the Everglades, September 20: Don't let sprawl, heavy industry and climate change destroy what's left of our watershed!!
starting 10am, meet at STA 1E (1 mile east of Lion Country Safari Rd., on the south side of Southern Blvd), we will rally and march to the entrance of FPL's West County Energy Center construction site inside the Palm Beach Aggregates rock mine. This event is hosted by the newly forming bio-regional grassroots group, the Everglades Environmental Coalition..
[click here to open flyer and print, please distribute in your community!]

On August 19, the PBCEC will be going to Tallahassee for the Public Service Commission meeting to face-off with FPL and the State bureaucrats who are pushing more fossil fuels down our throats in the form of a consolidated docket with 3,657 megawatts of gas-burning power, disguised as a green solution to climate change (including WCEC unit 3 and re-powering of the Riviera and Cape Canaveral plants). We are intervenors in the hearing, which will be held at Betty Easley Conference Center, room 148, 9:30 am.

The PBCEC will also be sending a rep to the FL Fish & Wildlife Commission's Conference on Climate and Wildlife,
August 20-22 in Orlando

In case you needed another reason to distrust law enforcement.. check out the film of this terrible attack on a bicycle advocate in NYC that has been causing a stir

Last, for several PBCEC meetings now, we have been joined by The Voters League of Palm Beach County (based in Riviera Beach)
We are joining them in encouraging support for this upcoming candidate's forum:

A Special Community Forum "Meet the Candidates: Our Votes Matter"

HAITIAN CITIZEN UNITED TASKFORCE, INC (HCUT) in partnership with For The Children Inc., Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) and Immigrants' Rights Coalition of Palm Beach County invite you to the 7th Annual Candidate Forum 2008.

Saturday, August 16, 2008
7:00-9:00 pm.

Haitian Lutheran Church at 1020 S. Dixie Hwy
Lake Worth, FL 33460
(between 10th Av South and 12th Av South)

Come and show these candidates for elected office that the community is involved in local politics and social issues. This is the night to ask the candidates and elected officials about their plans for the Palm Beach County residents and your specific problems that you are having

Bob Louis Jeune, HCUT President/CEO (561 255-445/586-8054)
Christine Jones, FLIC's Voter Engagement Project (561-900-5067)


QUIÉN: La organización haitiana HAITIAN CITIZEN UNITED TASKFORCE, INC (HCUT) junto con For The Children Inc., Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) y Palm Beach Immigrant Coalition le invita al Séptimo Foro Anual con Candidatos 2008.


CUÁNDO: Sábado, 16 de agosto, 2008 de 7:00-9:00 pm.

DÓNDE: En la Iglesia Haitiana Luterana (Haitian Lutheran Church) ubicada en 1020 South Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL (entre la 10a Ave. South y 12 a Ave. South).

CONTACTO: Philippe "Bob" Louis Jeune, Presidente/CEO de HCUT (561 255-445/586-8054). Christine Jones, Gerente del Projecto de Participación del Votante del FLIC (561-900-5067).

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