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Gigantic Earth Balls Ready for Earth Day — Are YOU? Join Walk for the Earth at OCU

Peace Flag Earth Ball 1

EARTH WALK on EARTH DAY WHEN: Wednesday, April 22 – – the 46TH EARTH DAY, begun 1970 6:00 pm – Gather for Live Music / Comments 6:45 PM – WALK FOR THE EARTH WHERE: NW 24th & Mckinley, Methodist Headquarters

 

A Walk for Earth planned for Earth Day in Oklahoma City is gaining momentum at local schools, houses of worship, planners report. “Invited are families and friends of […] Continue reading Gigantic Earth Balls Ready for Earth Day — Are YOU? Join Walk for the Earth at OCU

Walk for the Earth on Earth Day

6 pm: Gather at 1501 NW 24th & McKinley (United Methodist HQ parking lot)… for music, inspiration, and … Walk through & around OCU Campus

Earth Balls to carry and bounce!

BRING:

Baby Strollers, Kids, Dogs on leashes Posters & Pictures “What I Love on Earth”

ALL AGES Young & Old Families & Children

Sponsors: The Peace House, Sierra Club of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Conference of Churches, OCU World House […] Continue reading Walk for the Earth on Earth Day

Peace House writes letters against Keystone XL Pipeline

Nathaniel Batchelder sent the following letter to 20 Oklahoma newspapers and five Texas newspapers, to mark a day of action against the Keystone XL pipeline to carry tar sands from Canada to the Gulf coast.

KXL PIPELINE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Dear Editor,

Opponents of the KXL pipeline are not so much against oil as they are for a living earth, where humanity protects rather than damages nature.

The scientific consensus […] Continue reading Peace House writes letters against Keystone XL Pipeline

Stephen Kinzer, acclaimed foreign correspondent, to speak in Norman, OKC, Stillwater

STEPHEN KINZER is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents for the New York Times and many other journals. His articles and books have inspired the Washington Post to call him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.”

Through the cooperation of AANW and local universities, Mr. Kinzer will address the very timely topic of “Iran & the U.S.: Permanent […] Continue reading Stephen Kinzer, acclaimed foreign correspondent, to speak in Norman, OKC, Stillwater

Vote! Oklahoma STATEWIDE CANDIDATES in November General Election

VOTE as if …

EARTH mattered; NATURE mattered; SCHOOLS mattered; CHILDREN mattered; WOMEN mattered; HUMAN RIGHTS mattered; CIVIL RIGHTS mattered; FAIR WAGES mattered; INFRASTRUCTURE mattered.

Deadline to Register: October 10th Deadline Request Absentee Ballot: October 29th (Request absentee ballot here)

Early Voting: Thursday, Oct. 30: 8am-6pm Friday, Oct. 31: 8am-6pm Saturday, Nov. 1: 9am-2pm

ELECTION DAY VOTING Tuesday, Nov. 4th – 7am-7pm

DEMOCRATS REPUBLICANS For U.S. Senator Matt […] Continue reading Vote! Oklahoma STATEWIDE CANDIDATES in November General Election

Take action to stop war with Syria

Attend OKC rally against military intervention in Syria When: Saturday, August 31; 2 – 4 pm (come for as long as you can during this period) Where: Northwest Expressway and Penn. This event has been organized by a grassroots coalition of concerned citizens. The Peace House, Oklahoma Center for Conscience, Americans Against the Next War and other local groups are all joining in support, and urge our friends to […] Continue reading Take action to stop war with Syria

Oklahoma Needs Medicaid Expansion

Sent the following letter to eight newspapers in Oklahoma. Hope you will call the Governor about this.

Oklahoma needs the federally-funded expansion of Medicaid that Governor Mary Fallin is refusing. It would extend Medicaid to some 150,000 Sooners currently not insured. She says Oklahoma cannot afford it, but it is 100% federally funded the first three years, then Oklahoma begins to pick up a maximum of 10% of the cost. […] Continue reading Oklahoma Needs Medicaid Expansion

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