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TN-Knoxville/Oak Ridge: ActOnClimate Climate Change Press Call

John Nolt,  UT Professor in the Department of Philosophy, specializing in environmental ethics and philosophical logic. Summary of Remarks for OFA Event at Congressman John Duncan’s Office January 26, 2015 John Nolt:   Climate change is causing large numbers of deaths (in the hundreds of thousands per year). The rate of deaths is increasing, but even…

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TN-Knoxville/Oak Ridge: ActOnClimate Climate Change Press Call

Joanne Logan of Knoxville writes: Joanne is a professor at UT in the Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences Department: I am here as a voice for the community of climate scientists. The most recent 2013 study by Cook and colleagues confirm that 97% of climate scientists who publish about climate change agree that increasing concentrations…

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Northeast TN Knoxville: Raise the Minimum Wage

Organizing for Action fellows are really making a difference this Spring! The day of training for our fellows here in Northeast Tennessee was very recent and already they are out in the community working hard. Many of our fellows have a story of their own to share. Today was an opportunity for one of our…

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Knoxville Stands in Support of Worker’s EUC

Organizing for Action volunteers and members of the community braved the frigid cold to meet at the AFL-CIO building in Knoxville on Tuesday January 7th, 2014. We discussed the current unemployment situation in regards to Congress. All were in agreement that a three month extension is in order to extend unemployment benefits to those 1.3…

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In Nashville, TN Sportsmen Call For Action on Climate Change, July 10

Watch the video: Gretchen Hagle Kicks off Sportsmens Demand for Action on Climate ChangeGretchen Hagle, of the TN Environmental Council, opens the press conference held in Cumberland Park. She speaks to the threats and changes the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports that Tennessee faces from climate change to our forests, fish and duck populations.…

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Rally at Rep. DesJarlais’ Office; We Will Not Forget the Children of Newtown

Thirty people gathered at Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ Office (R-TN), 4th District, on the six-month anniversary of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The citizens from across the district came to send a message to their congressional representative and to Senators Corker and Alexander. They would not forget and will keep…

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