Tri-County Women's Coalition
Activist Events: Otsego/Congressional District 19 –Week 35 October 2-9
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THIS WEEK GUNS, GUNS, GUNS –go to TO DO LIST below
≠≠≠OCTOBER 5, Thursday, 6:30PM, XNG Compressed Natural Gas Trucks: Are they safe? Meet to discuss: Richfield Springs Community Center, 6 Ann Street, Richfield Springs, NY 13439.
≠≠≠OCTOBER 5, Thursday, 7PM, Handmaiden’s Resistance, Mueller Plaza, Main Street, Oneonta, NY 113820 All are welcome, whether you plan to wear a costume or not! Red Cape and White Bonnet. Email the Tri-County Women's Coalition to see about getting a costume: email@example.com Please plan to meet at 6:30pm prior to the event at 16 Ford Ave, Unitarian Universalist Society’s office between the church and the YMCA. We'll distribute costumes and walk to the rally site, Muller Plaza, together. Alternatively, wear RED in solidarity!!
OCTOBER 6, Friday, 7-8:30 PM, Heavenly Bodies: “Manned Space Flight” and the Women’s Movement, Neil Maher, Associate Professor, NJ Institute of Technology, will explore the history of Sally Ride’s historic flight and the important role played by the feminist movement during the ‘60s and ‘70s in pressuring NASA to admit women to its all-male astronaut corps. Free program made possible by support from the NY Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars program – sponsored by the Green Toad Bookstore and Huntington Memorial Library. Will be held at Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
OCTOBER 14, Saturday, 11-5 PM, JAMFEST, Justice, Arts and Music Fest, sponsored by Central NY Citizens in Action, Inc, dedicated to promoting citizen involvement in community affairs, DeSales Center, 309 Genesee Street, Utica, NY. Seeking Volunteers for a day of live music, crafts, art and film exhibits, speakers, children activities, and community discussions. For more info about JAMFEST visit www.cnycia.org
OCTOBER 18, Wednesday, 5- 6:30 PM, Program on the Proposed Constitutional Convention. This is important: Come learn about the rights we have in our NYS Constitution, (free public education, health care environmental protections, pension security and more) the potential threats to those rights, issues motivating convention supporters, likely delegates and the groups involved in conventional lobbying. Le Café, Morris Hall, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY. For parking: Easiest is to park at Netzer Hall, get parking tag before 6PM and walk to Morris Hall you don’t want to get a ticket, which can happen before 6PM- it is a NY State ticket – strict, expensive - not a cozy campus police ticket.
≠≠≠≠NOVEMBER 1- DECEMBER 15. Open enrollment for ACA Market Place Health Coverage is from November 1 through December 15 (Only 6 weeks! Down from the usual 3-month open enrollment period) FOR PLANS STARTING ON JANUARY 1, 2018 https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/dates-and-deadlines/
TO DO LIST:
1- Call CD 19 Congressman John FASO to vote NO on: The SHARE Act, the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act” (H.R. 3668), contains several alarming provisions that undermine public safety and environmental protections, including the “Hearing Protection” provision that deregulates the purchase of gun silencers. The sound of gunfire serves an important public safety purpose in alerting nearby people to danger, and as a result, gun silencers have long been subject to the same purchasing restrictions as machine guns, explosives, and other dangerous weapons.
2- GUN IDEAS TO CONSIDER: We need a paradigm shift on the gun discussion- Let’s call it:
A) PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS: Every day, 92 Americans die from guns, accidents, murders and suicides
B) MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PEOPLE CRISIS: The NRA donated over $3,500,000 to Senators and Representatives last year. Our CD 19 Representative John Faso took $5950 from the NRA last year but our Senators Gillibrand and Schumer received nothing.https://www.washingtonpost.com/grap…/national/nra-donations/
C) FINANCIAL MOTIVATION CRISIS for guns to be sold and for shootings to continue: American Outdoor Brands Corp- formerly Smith and Wesson (Nasdaq: AOBC) stock goes up 3% in one day after the Las Vegas Massacre
READ: “What Bullets do to Bodies” by Jason Fagone Would the gun debate change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront every day? http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gun-violence/
READ: Nicholas Kristof in the NY TIMES “Preventing Mass Shootings Like the Vegas Strip Attack” https://www.nytimes.com/…/…/opinion/mass-shooting-vegas.html