WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A $9 BILLION BUDGET?

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – SEPTEMBER 5 & 19, 2019
The Miami Dade County 2019-2020 proposed budget is out and there will be two hearings in September to get public feedback on the $9 Billion budget.  In order to ensure that all voices and communities are reflected in this plan, we welcome you to attend these meetings.

September 5 & 19, 2019
Location: Stephen P. Clark Center (111 N.W. First Street, 2nd Floor Commission)

If you need materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in this meeting, please call 305-375-2035 or email agendco@miamidade.gov at least five days in advance of the meeting.

Speak At The Upcoming General Meeting

Miami Climate Alliance is gathering to share stories, update the Alliance on upcoming initiatives, and make new connections for ongoing work. We are calling for member organizations/community leaders to briefly talk about an initiative or event during the Call to Action Lightning Round. There are a few slots available, so if you’re interested, please reply to this email as soon as possible.

MCA GENERAL MEETING (RSVP HERE)
Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 2pm-5pm
Miami-Dade College (Wolfson Campus)
Chapman Conference Center – #3210

TRANSLATION AVAILABLE IN ESPAÑOL & KREYÓL

FREE PARKING available at MDC Garage #1 located on 500 NE 2nd Avenue (entrance via 5th street is a must) Metromover stop College/Bayside.

Please help us spread the word by sharing the meeting with your network and on social media. See you soon!

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.

PEOPLES CLIMATE MOVEMENT VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS


CLIMATE, HEALTH, & EQUITY TOWN HALL
Thursday, July 25th, 2019
11am – 12:30pm PT // 2pm – 3:30pm ET

Register HERE
Join Physicians for Social Responsibility and Peoples Climate Movement for a
virtual town hall to learn about the health impacts of climate change on
frontline communities and how physicians and allies are partnering with them to fight the climate crisis.

OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS & PROTECTORS TOWN HALL
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
10am – 11:30pm PT // 1pm – 2:30pm ET

Register HERE
Join Peoples Climate Movement for a virtual town hall to hear outdoor enthusiasts and protectors discuss how climate breakdown is threatening their way of life alongside wildlife diversity, ecosystem stability, and America’s cultural heritage.

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