SAVE OUR VA
National is sending 10 to 15 VFP members to the AFGE (American Federation of Government Employees) Annual Grass Roots and Legislative Conference in Washington DC, workshops, legislative appointments and lobbying, February 9-13, 2020. There will be housing and food available. James S to send out a notice to see whether any Chapter 23 members will attend.
POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN (PPC)
Rev. Barber is coming to Rochester February 7, 2020 as part of the M.O.R.E Tour (mobilizing, organizing, registering and educating). He will visit a homeless shelter in the morning where people staying at the shelter will speak. Rev. Barber will speak at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church at 141 Adams Street, Rochester, NY from 7 to 9 pm. James S suggested getting there early and assembling as a group before going in. The flyer for the event will be put up on the VFP website and Facebook page.
There will be a Poor Persons Campaign rally in Washington DC on June 20, 2020 (anniversary of the launch of the campaign by Martin Luther King). The local SEIU (Service Employees International Union) is chartering a bus and there will be no associated cost for Chapter 23 members. We need to notify the local SEIU of the number of seats (on the bus) needed for Chapter 23 members.
GLOBAL “NO WAR WITH IRAN” PROTEST ON JANUARY 25, 2020---THE GENESEO PROTEST IS SPONSORED BY VFP CHAPTER 23
A global “No War With Iran” protest is to be held on January 25, 2020. A list of the protest-locations is available on the Answer Coalition’s website. As of January 15, 2020, the two protests closest to Rochester are in Geneseo and Buffalo at noon. Here are links to the specifics of those protests:
12 Noon at South end of Main St., where Main St. meets 20A
12 Noon at NFTA Special Events Station (Main & Perry)
DINNER WITH THE COMMUNITY
From the Gandhi Institute website: “Let’s connect, talk, mourn, celebrate, exchange stories, create ideas, dream, and get to know each other over a nice shared meal! Participation is donation based, just give what you can. …”
Dinners on February 6 and February 23, 2020 at 6 pm at the Gandhi House, 929 S Plymouth Ave, Rochester, NY.
BATH PEACE GROUP PRESENTATION BY CHAPTER 23
Chapter 23 will make a presentation in Bath, New York on March 4, 2020, content to be determined.
Next meeting: February 19, 2020, 7 pm, Gandhi House, 929 S Plymouth Ave, Rochester, NY.