AUMF: Another Way

The South Carolina Advocacy Team requests the following actions.  Senator Tim Scott’s birthday is  September 19th. That is on a Sunday, so please call his office on Friday 9/17. Tell the staff that you are a constituent and sending birthday best wishes, and ask that he request that SJ Res 10 come to a vote. The number is (202) 224-6121.  This is not a group call, but a call-in action.

Please remember that if you get an LTE published, the SC Advocacy Team would like to send it to FCNL and we can share it on the Columbia Friends  website. 

The South Carolina FCNL Advocacy Team is focused on repealing the Authorization for Military Force (AUMF) for Iraq so that military actions and assassinations cannot occur without the approval of Congress.   Please see the full text of the bill here:   https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/10/text .   The following letters to the Editors are in support of this effort.    

Environmental Justice Program, Part II

Real EJ Work: CASE STUDIES– Pathways, Not Projects”

Monday, September 13, 2021
from 6:45 till 8:00 PM on ZOOM!

Join us for enlightening presentations of what EJ work looks like with our expert panel in 3 different regions of the state doing the real work of empowering solutions from within the communities for the long haul.
Panelists for this session are Reverend Leo Woodberry, New Alpha Community Development Corporation in the PeeDee; Erniko Brown, Chairperson of the Environment and Climate Justice Committee of the SC State Conference NAACP & Organized Uplifting Resources and Strategies (OURS) in the Upstate; and Omar Muhammad, Low Country Alliance for Model Communities (LAM-C) in the Low Country.

Pre-register Here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtd-irrTksG93wsChmM3gQzSsvpEKuati1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hiroshima Vigil

PLEASE JOIN Columbia Friends Meeting and Carolina Peace Community on Friday, August 6th, from 7 to 8 pm at Columbia Friends Meeting (120 Pisgah Church Road 29203). We will remember the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to honor the hibakusha – the last remaining survivors of the explosions.  We will begin with silent, expectant worship in the manner of Quakers and then share as we are led.

In August people around the world hold vigils in memory of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to remember and to pledge never to use nuclear weapons again. Columbia Friends have held vigils since the early 1990’s when Rebecca (since deceased) and Harry Rogers organized silent vigils.

South Carolinians, we hope, will commemorate Hiroshima Day. Savannah River Site in the 1950’s began producing materials used in nuclear weapons. Not only have key explosive components of nuclear weapons been constructed here, but our state also has been a center for nuclear weapon and nuclear waste production. Currently, Savannah River Site is being planned as a factory to create nuclear triggers for more nuclear weapons.

This year, Columbia’s annual Hiroshima Day will remember the destruction caused by nuclear weapons, celebrate community, and pledge to walk together in peace.

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