GM, Toyota, and Chrysler refuse to build cleaner cars

Last week Toyota, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announced that they would side with the Trump administration’s efforts to gut the Clean Car Standards AND revoke the authority of California and other states to set clean vehicle standards.

This is a terrible step in the wrong direction by these automakers. By siding with the Trump administration against building cleaner cars, Toyota, GM, Fiat Chrysler, and several other automakers have turned their backs on one of the easiest and quickest ways to address climate change and protect public health. 

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT CLEANER CAR STANDARDS

IPL’s #FaithtoFord campaign helped convince Ford Motor Company to side with California and maintain their commitment to build cleaner cars. We know that auto companies are susceptible to public pressure, so let’s make sure the companies that refuse to consider climate and Creation hear from us. Like their past resistance to installing seat belts and catalytic converters, this refusal to build cleaner more efficient vehicles will be a shameful mark on these companies’ history. 

If the Trump administration, with the support of these automakers, succeeds in rolling back clean car standards, it could cost Americans $460 billion in gas at the pump in the coming years. That money goes directly into the pockets of Big Oil.

Perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising since GM and Fiat Chrysler ranked at the very bottom of the list of 13 automakers on both fuel efficiency and emissions. Toyota did better, ranking fifth from the bottom. But it was also the only manufacturer whose emissions record got worse during the EPA’s five-year study period.

We must reduce carbon pollution from automobiles – the transportation sector is the largest domestic source of global warming pollution in the U.S. and a major contributor to smog. The clean cars rollback is an immoral decision to put profits and politics over people and the health of our planet. It’s incredibly disappointing to see a segment of the auto industry supporting a Trump administration policy that costs drivers thousands at the pump while it also sets back efforts to address climate pollution and protect public health.

TELL TOYOTA, GM and FIAT CHRYSLER TO DO THE RIGHT THING

Let us make clear to Toyota, GM and Fiat Chrysler that we know what they’ve done and people of faith and conscience will not accept this immoral and indefensible move that harms our climate, people’s health, and all of Creation.

Thank you,

Bill Bradlee
National Organizing Director
Interfaith Power & Light

NOV 20 Democratic Debate

2019 NOV 06, NBCNEWS – November Democratic debate to feature ‘balanced’ number of questions for candidates. The two-hour debate is being held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on NOV 20.

By Dareh Gregorian

Candidates participating in the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia later this month will each be asked a balanced number of questions, event hosts MSNBC and The Washington Post announced Wednesday.

The two-hour debate will be held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Nov. 20, and 10 candidates have qualified for the event so far, according to an unofficial NBC News tally.

The hosts announced the format for the event on Wednesday: The debate will be broken up into four segments and will include three commercial breaks. There will be no opening statements.

Candidates will have 75 seconds to answers questions posed to them and 45 seconds for follow-ups at the moderators’ discretion. Candidates should be able to respond if they’re referred to by name by another candidate, but that will be at the moderators’ discretion, the announcement said.

Candidates will have one minute and 15 seconds for closing arguments.

The announcement about balanced speaking time comes after sizable differences in the amount of time the candidates had to talk during the previous four debates. In October’s debate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren got the most speaking time, with just under 23 minutes’ worth, while billionaire activist Tom Steyer got the least, at just over seven minutes, according to a New York Times review.

The participating candidates and the podium lineup will be announced at a later date.

The debate features four moderators: Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”; Andrea Mitchell, host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent; Kristen Welker, NBC News’ White House correspondent; and Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post.

The 10 candidates who appear to have qualified are Warren; Steyer; former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; entrepreneur Andrew Yang; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn; and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

Gabbard hit the final poll needed to make the debate stage on Wednesday, according to NBC News’ unofficial count. The deadline for candidates to qualify is one week before the debate.

The debate will air live exclusively on MSNBC from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. It will also stream on MSNBC.com and Washingtonpost.com as well as across mobile devices through NBC News’ and The Washington Post’s mobile apps.

Gilmer Voting Purge List

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Add your voice to stop methane pollution!

Three days ago, the one and only hearing was held on the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plan to gut critical protections against methane pollution. Even though this one hearing was schedeuled in Dallas, TX —  the heart of the oil and gas industry — the public comments were nearly universally opposed to the rollback. Now we need to make it clear that people of faith and conscience all over the country support strong and effective methane pollution safeguards. 

Click here to tell the Trump EPA you support strong methane pollution standards for the oil and gas industry.

The Trump administration is trying to roll back the EPA’s methane pollution standards. These standards were designed to limit the release of methane pollution, a potent greenhouse gas, from the oil and gas industry. According to recent research, U.S. oil and gas operations emit at least 13 million metric tons of methane annually, which has the same climate impact as operating nearly 300 coal-burning power plants for a year.

Methane is also hazardous to our health. Methane and other air pollutants from oil and gas development contribute to ground-level ozone pollution and cause a number of serious health complications including respiratory damage, cancer, birth defects, and nervous system damage. People of faith share a sacred calling to care for others, especially the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

Click here to let the Trump EPA hear from you. 

Our work is ultimately about love — love for the sacred, for one another, and for the creatures and our common home. Methane pollution causes deep and irreparable harm to the earth and inflicts suffering upon others. As people of faith, we are called care for those who suffer and to protect our planet against the devastating effects of climate change. 

Join me in making your voice heard. Please speak up and ask EPA to protect our communities from harmful methane pollution. 

In gratitude,

Rev. Susan Hendershot

IPL President

Gilmer Democrats’ Doin’s

Photo of Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party, with Melba Gandy, Chair, Gilmer Democrats, at their September meeting.

Happy Tuesday, Gilmer Dems!

October Meeting: Gilmer Dems will meet on Thursday, October 10 @ 5:00 p.m. at Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church, Ellijay, GA

The program does double duty – first, the new Chair of 9th Congressional District Democrats, June Krise, will speak and fill us in on what we need to know today – considering that the information pipeline seems seems to change hour to hour! 

June Krise in a rare somber moment

The second meeting feature is a new documentary film, “Suppressed:  The Fight to Vote,” which reveals the people who couldn’t vote and the places where Georgia citizens were denied or otherwise prevented from exercising their constitutional right.

BRING A DISH TO SHARE – If you wish, please bring a finger-food snack to share.

GILMER HIGH STILL NEEDS DONATIONS

Gilmer High School needs a few more items for its school pantry.  If you wish to bring a donation, please bring only the following things: 

Toothbrushes, Snack crackers, Granola bars, and Pop Tarts.  Otherwise, the pantry is well stocked!

Thanks for your past generosity — the school was delighted at the donations from our last meeting!

See you Thursday!

Save money, energy, and Creation

Today, October 2nd is Energy Efficiency Day, in celebration of the environmental and economic benefits of this under-utilized tool to cut emissions. Did you know that energy efficiency could meet more than 30% of our expected electricity generation needs by 2030? It’s an important part of climate solutions!

Take action today by sending a message to your senators in support of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019 – bipartisan legislation to improve energy efficiency in homes, businesses, and major industry.

We need to be better stewards of Creation, and one simple way is by using energy more wisely – showing respect and care for our earth and our shared resources. 

Fortunately, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019 is moving in the Senate. This legislation improves building efficiency and reduces U.S. energy consumption and carbon emissions nationwide. It promotes energy efficiency in homes, businesses, and industry. It requires improvement in the efficiency of the federal government’s buildings and facilities. And it helps homeowners realize a return on investment for energy efficiency upgrades. 

Urge your senators to support the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 2137).

Energy efficiency is the cheapest and cleanest form of energy. But to embrace its potential, we need to more rapidly deploy energy efficiency technology – and that is what this bill does.

The Energy Savings Act will result in better building energy codes and mortgage lending that recognizes the value of efficiency in homes. These wide-ranging solutions help us stop wasting energy and begin saving money on energy. 

Instead of being good stewards, our country has more often been a profligate energy waster. In the face of the climate crisis, it’s simply wrong to waste a precious commodity like energy when we know the result will be additional global warming, impacting our children’s future for generations to come.

Please, urge your senators to support this common sense energy efficiency legislation today!

With gratitude,

Rev. Susan Hendershot

President

Gilmer Dems Meet @ 6PM Today

Thursday, 2019 September 19 – Just a reminder, this special meeting today has the same time, 6 PM. Please ignore any errant postings that you might encounter stating we meet at 2 PM.

If you are planning on bringing food, then please make it light snacks and finger foods. See you at 6 PM this evening!

If ever in doubt, then please check the calendar on the website. Thanks.

Gilmer Dems Meet SEP 19

Guests at our meeting on September 19, 6:00 p.m., at Mountain Light Unitarian-Universalist Church, will be SCOTT HOGAN, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, and JUSTIN PITTS, Organizing and Outreach Director of the DPG.

If you would like to bring a snack to share, please bring finger foods.
As mentioned in my last email, we will collect items for GILMER HIGH SCHOOL at the meeting.  The school has a program to provide for the needs of some students, particularly those who do not have access to food and facilities that helps them to stay healthy and ready to learn.

The attached flyer has information about foods needed.  Please buy from this list only.  In addition, students who do not have access to showers are enabled to use the gym showers, so towels and wash cloths would be appreciated. 

Clothing items of particular need are shoes and socks for boys, all sizes, and yoga pants for girls.  These items should be purchased new for the students.  The school has enough jeans, so stick to the yoga pants.  I’m told these are what girls are wearing these days.

Thank you in advance for what I know will be your generosity in helping our school and community.

See you Thursday!
P.S.  We have a few Gilmer Dems T-Shirts left and will be selling them at a discount at the meeting.  Check it out and see if we have your size.

General Meeting SEP 19

Gilmer Democrats mailed 1,000 postcards to invite all Democratic voters in the county to our meeting on September 19, 6:00 p.m., at Mountain Light Unitarian-Universalist Church.  Special guests will be two officials from the Democratic Party of Georgia. This is your chance to get your questions answered about the DPG’s plans to elect Democrats in 2020.

Thus begins an effort to expand Democrats’ visibility in Gilmer County and to gain new members as we prepare for the 2020 election.
We don’t know how successful the mailing will be since it has not been done before, but we anticipate a good turnout.  We hope that means YOU will be there!

We are also expanding our efforts for service in the community.  Gilmer High School has a program to provide quick, nutritious meals to students whose families have limited access to kitchen resources.  We are asking Gilmer Democrats to bring to the September 19 meeting foods that are easily cooked in their own containers in a microwave.  An e-mail will follow shortly with further details on this project.  Watch for it, and help keep students prepared to learn and thrive in our county. 

Thanks for your support.  See you on the 19th!