Resolution Supporting the Soul Power Project
It is important to have a community-led energy transition to ensure the proper increase of our Environmental, Economic, Health, and Social benefits. Addressing these issues as part of environmental reparations is vital to residents hosting a coal plant in their backyard, inhaling the fumes across the fence line. To ensure our affected resident's train and get new job opportunities in the solar industry, especially Westside residents, low-income communities of color, and returning citizens.
The NAACP LaPorte County Branch encourages everyone to play their part in our Community Movement toward a Just Transition protecting Michigan City communities from climate change as well environmental and energy injustices. The only way we succeed is when the change comes from within, and we want to empower you to take an active role in supporting the Soul Power Project using two
using two easy steps:
Share on social media, "I Support the NAACP #SoulPowerProject.
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NAACP Seeks Input From City Residents regarding Impact of Mayor's Insensitive Comments
The mayor of this great city has shown his discriminative heart. Therefore, we are certain that Mayor Parry’s leadership is not inclusive of the African American community. We no longer trust that he will lead our city with equality and justice for all in mind.
As a resident of Michigan City, your feedback is important to help us determine what steps need to be made to demand systemic change and reform in our community. To ensure your voice is heard, please take 5 minutes to complete this survey by Monday, April 5th, 2021.
Oppose HB 1414
Urgent: Tell Representative Brian Bosma that coal-burning is no longer the way of the future. Representative Soliday wants to coal to be on life support while many lives need support for the damages produced by coal power plants being in their backyards.
House Bill 1414 that place is coal power plants on life support.
The bill provides that a public utility that owns and operates a reliable capacity electric generation resource shall operate and maintain the unit in a manner reasonably intended to secure the availability of the unit for dispatch and for providing reliable service to customers of the public utility. The bill prohibits a public utility from terminating a power agreement with a legacy generation resource in which the public utility has an ownership interest unless the public utility provides the utility regulatory commission (IURC) with at least three years advance notice of the termination at which time, the IURC shall determine the reasonable costs incurred by the public utility under the power agreement and allow the public utility to recover those costs in a fuel adjustment charge proceeding.
House Bill 1414 suggests a process that will delay Indiana from expeditiously moving towards a green economy leaving communities such as Michigan City and the town of pines susceptible to the consequences of coal and fossil fuel pollution and the impact of those that live within 30 miles of a coal power plant. Those consequences include air pollution, water pollution, and environmental pollution all playing a major role in contaminating the health and quality of life for those residents and customers that are already struggling to meet their basic needs.
After all, More than 1 in 3 Hoosier households cannot afford the basics of housing, food, health care, child care, and transportation, despite working hard. In areas where coal plants are like 53% of Michigan City that number is over 50% No one should have to struggle to have good health or meet their basic needs in order to put any pollution on life support
Urgent: Tell Your State Representative Do what's in the best interest of our children.
Representative Pat Boy wants to do what is in the best interest of our children as the author of HB 1056 requires parental notice of juvenile arrest at school.
HB 1056 requires a law enforcement officer who arrests a child on school property or at a school-sponsored event to make a reasonable attempt to notify the child's parent, guardian, or custodian before the child be moved to a different location.
Things move quickly in the Indiana legislature. The House will hear HB 1056 on Monday, January 27th,2020.
Hoosiers should try to do everything possible to pass this bill.
After all, Indiana already allows detained juveniles to be housed with adults. Therefore, Indiana should want to pass HB 1056 Because no one should be able to remove a child from anywhere without notifying the parents. Let's take immediate collective action to help pass this bill sign below to take action