Advocacy Alerts

Here are this week’s advocacy alerts by way of the CCSJ Advocacy Team!

Sierra Club
Victory for America’s Arctic!
Shell Oil has been forced to abandon its plans to drill in the Polar Bear Seas this year! From not meeting its Clean Air permits to a damaged oil spill containment dome, Shell showed that it couldn’t drill safely. The passionate advocacy of millions of people played a big part in making sure Shell didn’t get a free pass to drill with high risk in the Arctic. Tell President Obama that you are thrilled that Shell won’t be able to drill this year — and urge him to protect the Polar Bear Seas next year, too!


Amnesty International
Save Reggie Clemons’ Life!
On Monday, September 17th, Reggie Clemons’ case will be reviewed by a judge for what could be the last time. Clemons was sentenced to death in St. Louis as an accomplice to a 1991 murder. There was no physical evidence proving his conviction, and allegations have arisen of police coercion, prosecutorial misconduct, and a ‘stacked’ jury that fueled racial bias. Despite so many lingering questions, Missouri is still planning to execute Reggie Clemons.
The Clemons case illustrates many of the flaws of the US death penalty system. Urge Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to stop the execution.

Advocacy Education

Green Bag Luncheon
Creighton’s Climate Action Plan
Who: Becky Fedak of the Brendle Group
When: Tuesday, September 25, 12:30-1:30
Where: Harper Center 3029
What: Ms. Fedak will present on Creighton’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP is Creighton’s plan to fulfill its pledge to become carbon neutral. Creighton made this pledge when President Fr. Schlegel, SJ signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2010.
Come to get more educated on the ways that you, and CU as a whole, can live more sustainably!
Bring a simple lunch if you’d like; drinks and dessert will be provided.
For more information, contact Haley Warren at HaleyWarren@creighton.edu or Ken Reed-Bouley at krb@creighton.edu.

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