ZERO IS NOT A GOAL!

Florida’s biggest power companies were successful in gutting state energy savings goals in 2014. This time many of them are determined to bury the goals once and for all. That means unnecessarily higher bills for hard-working families and small businesses. By proposing energy savings goals of zero, or as close to zero as they can get, Florida utilities are creating energy waste and leaving savings on the table for their customers. 

The MCA Clean Energy Working Group is encouraging everyone to send a letter to Florida’s utility regulators, the FL Public Service Commission, to set meaningful goals around energy efficiency for our utilities for the next decade.

You can do so before August 11th HERE.
For more information and social media links, click HERE.

IT WAS GREAT SEEING YOU!

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to the Our Power! Energy Justice + Housing Congress. We discussed energy democracy, affordable housing initiatives and made a list of demands for future development in our neighborhoods. Be sure to follow us here and on social (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) for future events and ways to get involved.

Shout out to the partners that made this happen: Radical Partners, Catalyst Miami, Miami Workers Center, New Florida Majority, Sierra Club, NRDC, SMASH Miami, Community Justice Project, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and CRA South Florida.

Housing Meeting – Community Land Trust

Thursday July 25th, 2019 (6pm-9pm)
Housing Meeting – Community Land Trust
Location: Miami Workers Center
The rent is too DAMN high and it’s time for us to have another meeting! We’ll have an update on all of our campaigns, including statewide rent control, tenant unions, county master plan and the SMASH Community Land Trust Housing Project.

The meeting will be available to attend in person, via Zoom or Facebook Live on the Miami Workers Center Main Page. Learn more here.

University Without Walls

The next University Without Walls will be in South Florida on July 20th! The Political Education School will be implemented in a full day training, starting with Breakfast at 8:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM, including 4 topics:

Root Causes of Migration
Ideology and The Freedom Papers
Anti-Blackness, Racism, and White Supremacy
Gender Equity and LGBTQ Rights

Please save the date and register Here.

This is Zero Hour: The Youth Climate Summit

THIS WEEKEND – JULY 12-14, 2019
This is Zero Hour: The Youth Climate Summit

LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
711 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126
REGISTER HERE

A year after the historic youth climate march, the youth strike again! Join Zero Hour in This Is Zero Hour: The Youth Climate Summit in Miami, a frontline community.

The team chose to host the summit in Miami because of the huge disasters Miami is already facing and will continue to face with worsening climate change.

With the summit, we hope to uplift the citizens of Miami, and train more young people to be effective climate justice advocates.

SPEAKERS

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who braved the rain and came out to the 2nd Quarter MCA General Meeting on Saturday, June 15th. We so loved having you with us! Mark your calendars for the next MCA General Meeting: Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Housing, Equity, Advocacy & Leadership Training

This Miami-Dade County focused program provides graduates with a groundwork to become affordable housing advocates, educators, leaders, and innovators in their own communities and beyond.

When: 6-week program, starting July 10, 2019
Wednesdays from 5:30-9:00pm
Where: Gibson Park (401 NW 12th St, Miami, FL 33136)
Cost: There is no fee to participate and dinner is provided.
Learn more HERE.

June is Miami Climate Month

The city of Miami is ground zero for the impacts of climate change, which is why we must ensure both our current and future elected leaders do everything in their power to protect out state. That’s why a collaboration ensued among local, state and national partners to elevate Miami’s story nationally and internationally before, during, and after the June 26-27 DNC presidential primary debates (the first 2020 presidential debate), which will take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.  Please join the MCA at the following events …

See full calendar HERE.

  • Drilled LIVE from Miami – Democratic Debates Edition (Tuesday, June 25, 2019)
    Drilled, a “true crime” podcast documenting the Oil Industry’s early knowledge—and deceit—around climate change, comes to Miami for a Live Debate Edition that will feature presidential candidates.

  • Miami is Feeling the Heat and Paying the Price (June 24-26, 2019)
    This multi-site mural will first make its way through the Allapattah, Little Havana, Liberty City and Little Haiti neighborhoods where children will paint while learning about the growing costs of climate change in Florida and our country and the role the oil industry played — and continues to play — in causing this crisis.

  • Puerto Ricans Demand Action Bombazo (Wednesday, June 26, 2019)
    Join us on the first night of the Democratic presidential candidate debates to say loudly and clearly that we need every candidate to have a well thought-out, robust and complete Puerto Rico policy. There are more than 1.3 million Puerto Ricans in the state of Florida and over 5 million stateside, and we VOTE!

  • Underwater Climate Rally (Thursday, June 27, 2019) Come to our “Underwater Climate Rally” to demand that candidates present bold plans to address climate change during the debates, in the election, and with meaningful action that meets the steep challenge ahead.

Decade of Fire Miami Screening

Decade of Fire Miami Screening
Friday, June 7th from 7-10PM
Charles Hadley Park – Carrie P Meek Cultural Center
1350 NW 50th St Miami, FL 33142

“Decade of Fire” finished production this year and is on a multi-city festival circuit in all of the major cities affected by gentrification, which of course includes Miami.

After the screening, there will be a conversation with the filmmakers and local gentrification experts. SMASH, Miami Workers Center and New Florida Majority will all be on hand as co-hosts, and will make a special call to action for Miamians to join the fight against slum and gentrification in our city.

This will be a FREE screening, with food and interpretation in Spanish and Creole! So bring everyone you know!