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Upcoming actions, learn about Trump's policies on climate change, download our latest voter guide, and find out what happened this week in Washington.
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Hi Friends-
This week's email features information about our upcoming actions, our latest voter guide, a spotlight on climate change, and finally what happened this week in Washington. We hope you find this informative!

Upcoming Actions

May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
PAN Monthly Meeting & Action

9046 Enfield Ave
Northridge, CA 91325
Please RSVP
May 27, 2017
Know Your Rights with ICE & Police Flyering in Panorama City Neighborhood

9:30 AM Meet at Starbucks 7902 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City
10:00 AM Door to door residential flyer distribution
12:30 PM Lunch at Blaze Pizza 7952 N. Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City
June 14, 2017, 7:00 PM
PAN Monthly Meeting & Action

9046 Enfield Ave
Northridge, CA 91325

Election Voter Guide


Remember to mail in your ballots NOW or VOTE at your local polling place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017!

As one of our ongoing initiatives, we have put together an impartial voting guide for the upcoming Los Angeles General Municipal Election.

Click here to download the PAN Voter Guide

Feel free to forward it on to whomever you think may find this useful.

Post your voting images to social media with the hashtags #voteLA, #votelocal, #politicalactionnetwork, #PAN2actions
 

Featured Topic

Climate Change
Mother Earth: Endangered!!
In his first 100 days in office, Trump and his team have taken a handful of actions which endanger the health of our planet:
  • The Trump administration has moved to repeal Obama's climate initiative, The Clean Power Plan.
  • The Trump administration has relaxed regulations for fossils fuels as well as other measures that protect human health. 
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will face significant budget cuts. 
  • The Trump administration is debating whether or not to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement. 
  • On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced changes to their website, which included the removal of pages and information related to climate change. 
Climate Change is Real
Our air and water are crucial for our survival. Many people - scientists and common citizens alike - are concerned about the risks associated with the Trump administration's repeated denial of climate change. Scientific evidence suggests that the threats to our environment are not only real, but imminent. This article, in particular, elaborates on how we know our oceans, animals, and land are in danger.

Speaking Out
Following closely on the heels of the Science March and coinciding with Trump's first 100 days in office, the People's Climate March took place on Saturday, April 29th in Washington D.C.. The weather was remarkably warm for April 29th in D.C., and in fact tied a heat record in 1974. The heat, of course, was a poignant reminder of global warming and the risks to our planet should environmental regulations be rolled back. In addition to the march in D.C., protests took place in hundreds of cities across the United States and around the world. You can learn more and continue to follow along with actions by visiting People's Climate Movement online: https://peoplesclimate.org/live/

What Happened This Week

  • Nancy Pelosi calls Trump’s border wall “immoral, expensive, unwise.” (NBC News)
  • The border wall would be “catastrophic” for the environment and endangered species. (NBC News)
  • The government’s costs could increase by $2.3 billion (Reuters)
  • A federal judge has blocked Trump’s directive seeking to deny federal funding to “sanctuary cities.” (Politico)
  • The administration is considering an executive order to withdraw from NAFTA. (Politico)
  • House Republicans gather to revive their Obamacare repeal. (Politico)
  • Trump unveils his plan to overhaul the tax code. (Washington Post)
  • Congress passed a short-term spending deal to keep the federal government open for another week. (Washington Post)
  • Trump says a “major, major conflict” with North Korea is possible (Reuters)
  • House Republicans failed to round up enough votes for their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Again. (NY Times)
  • The economy turned in the weakest performance in three years (AP News)
  • Trump agrees with the majority of Americans: He wasn’t ready to be president. (Washington Post)
  • Trump is talking about consolidating his power. (Washington Post)
Bonus: Trump's First 100 Days
  • Inside Trump’s tumultuous first 100 days. (CNN)
  • Trump’s first 100 days ranked by the best, the worst, and everything in between. (Politico)
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The changing political climate of our country has empowered us to start the Political Action Network. PAN is a Southern California grassroots organization dedicated to the protection of human rights. This includes our belief that everyone deserves access to affordable health care and women’s reproductive services and that immigrants, refugees, and “dreamers” deserve our protection and assistance. We will work to protect our Constitutional Rights, Freedom of the Press and Separation of Church and State. These ideas are paramount to preserving freedom, scientific inquiry, environmental protection and education in our country.
PAN is currently meeting once a month in the San Fernando Valley to plan ways to make a difference by targeting local, state and national policies. Through letter writing, visits with local officials and by joining larger political marches, we have both a monthly meeting and a monthly action to ensure our voices are heard in a useful, meaningful, and non-violent way.
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