Extinction Rebellion Brighton Newsletter
23rd January 2021
Join a week for action!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
From today to next Thursday (28th January) join our Covid-friendly week of Action for January.
The plan for a week of actions to encourage people to support the CEE BIll has had to be scaled back to things that can be delivered within the current lockdown. These will include:
The South East Regional CEE Bill banner will be in town for a bunch of photo ops. If you would like to help out or deploy and photograph the banner yourself please join the CEE Bill chat on Telegram
Cards and letters: Rebels write to friends and relatives across the country to support the bill.
Rebel Ringers: get involved and call signed up rebels to take action.
A range of sticker actions will be going on alongside all this.
You can find details of all these actions and how to get involved on XR Brighton channels
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Support the climate deputation to BHCC
CONTACT YOUR COUNCILLORS NOW!
Thursday 28th January
Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) is a major contributor to the East Sussex Pension Fund – the local government pension scheme for Brighton & Hove – which currently has over £100m of local people’s pensions invested in fossil fuels.
On Thursday 28 January climate campaigners in Brighton & Hove will be making a deputation to Brighton & Hove City Council, calling on it to demand adequate representation on the decision-making body for the Fund, the East Sussex Pension Committee (where it currently has no representation at all!).
Please support the deputation by spreading the word and contacting your local Councillors before the 28th.
Help us to get East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to answer!
Deadline Monday 1st February!
We need your help to get ESCC to answer a crucial question on climate and fossil fuels. For years now, ESCC - which runs the local government pension scheme covering Brighton and Hove - has rejected calls (from BHCC and others) to divest from fossils. They're also refusing to answer a crucial question about fossil fuel companies and 1.5C - despite this being submitted over 200 times to their last two meetings.
Please take two mins to email it to their next meeting.
XR Brighton General Meeting
Tuesday 26th January, 7-9pm, online (Zoom)
Everyone is welcome. Come, join in, reflect, and plan our way to make a difference and create change. It’s you that makes the difference!
> Join Zoom Meeting Passcode: 456681
Oppression, movement building and our relationships as activists
Wednesday 27th January, 7-10pm, online (Zoom)
We are members of XR looking at how movements can be divided when oppression goes unaddressed, offering practical tools to heal these divisions which affect our relationships as activists.
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