A CONCERNED CITIZEN: Civics in Action – with Dr. Riki Ott
Learn more & take action
• FILM RESOURCES
Bullfrog Films is a leading source of educational DVDs and videos.
Bullfrog Communities believes films + community can change the world and it supports each film with a resource page, including a discussion guide for classrooms and communities.
Share info with your network and teachers about where to order or rent A CONCERNED CITIZEN.
• ULTIMATE CIVICS
Riki’s project with non-profit EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE. Achieving a sustainable future depends upon having an authentic democracy. We can’t solve any crisis until we solve the democracy crisis!
ULTIMATE CIVICS provides foundational civics instruction to understand the difference between democracy in principle and practice and to operate and maintain an authentic democracy. This understanding is critical to achieving a healthy, just, equitable, and sustainable future.
Join the Ultimate Civics mailing list: www.ultimatecivics.org
Show up and support the local youth school strikes for climate justice
• ALERT (A LOCALLY EMPOWERED RESPONSE TEAM)
Riki’s project with non-profit EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE. ALERT offers skills and training to increase science literacy and empower frontline communities to have a voice in energy futures in their own backyard. Transitioning off fossil fuels means every community, every state, every region of the country, every offshore area. No sacrifice zones.
Skill up with Toxic Trespass training materials on health concerns with oil-chemical exposures &
Organize a Toxic Trespass workshop in a community in your state: email@example.com
Join our mailing list to help ban toxic dispersants & strengthen oil spill response: www.alertproject.org
• SUPPORT RIKI’S PROJECTS:
Help keep these educational programs free to all
online at www.ultimatecivics.org or www.alertproject.org
or by mail: Earth Island Institute, 2150 Allston Way, Ste. 460, Berkeley CA 94704
Volunteer your skillset: Community organizing, ambassador, social media, graphics, editing
lessons (Adobe), videography, website design: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
LEARN MORE ABOUT OTHER ISSUES RAISED IN THE FILM
• MOVE TO AMEND
ULTIMATE CIVICS and a dozen other groups co-founded the national grassroots MOVETOAMEND COALITION in fall 2009 in anticipation of an adverse ruling in the 2010 Citizens United decision. MOVETOAMEND’S WE THE PEOPLE Amendment is the ONLY amendment establishing that only human beings have constitutional rights and that money is not protected political speech. MOVETOAMEND’S amendment has been introduced in every congressional session since Citizens United and MTA works with hundreds of community groups across the country to advocate ending corporate rule.
Sign the petition to amend the Constitution
Join a MOVETOAMEND affiliate: in Seattle
Read the amendment comparisons: https://movetoamend.org/other-amendments
• FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
Friends of the Earth is working to strengthen oil spill prevention and response measures in the Salish Sea. Contact: Verner Wilson, Senior oceans campaigner, Wilson@foe.org
Crude Oil Movements Within the Salish Sea
Oil Spill Legislation
Oil Lobby Day
• OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST
OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST elevates the voices of youth to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere for the benefit of present and future generations. OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST is active in 50 states and 13 countries. It’s a game-changing strategy to give youth a voice in shaping their future.
Support youth in Juliana v Gov and youth plaintiffs in your state
• EARTH GUARDIANS
EARTH GUARDIANS is the only organizational plaintiff in the federal climate justice case, Juliana v. Gov. It’s led by the next generation of political and community leaders – some have already changed laws in support of climate justice in their states.
• NEW LEADERS INITIATIVE & BROWER YOUTH AWARDS
Looking for some inspiration or how YOU can make a difference? Check out these amazing youth leaders – and secure a better future for all of us. NEW LEADERS INITIATIVE works to engage, grow and support environmental and social justice youth activists by providing local and national programming to build the capacity of young emerging activists. www.broweryouthawards.org/
Watch their stories: http://www.broweryouthawards.org/awardees/
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