VOTE BY MAIL 2020

VOTE BY MAIL 2020

#VoteByMail2020 should be a non-partisan, no brainer. We can debate about excuse-free #VBM when this crisis is over. After several voters caught #Covid19 when the courts forced in-person voting in Wisconsin in April, #VoteByMail2020 is the only option.

#VoteByMail2020 should be a non-partisan, no brainer. We can debate about excuse-free #VBM when this crisis is over. After several voters caught #Covid1
Partnership for a Healthier America’s Virtual Summit

Partnership for a Healthier America’s Virtual Summit

On Tuesday, April 28th, at 1 pm you can join Stop & Shop President Gordon Reid along with other leaders working to drive a healthier future at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Virtual Summit. Join the conversation around how we can create solutions to ensure every American family has access to nutritious food – because every child has the right to grow up free from obesity and chronic disease.

Trump Administration Tries Yet Again to Ignore the Law, Approve Keystone XL

Trump Administration Tries Yet Again to Ignore the Law, Approve Keystone XL

Washington, DC — Today, Donald Trump announced that he is bypassing the cross-border permitting environmental review process and issuing a presidential permit to TransCanada to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

The pipeline is currently stalled by a federal court ruling last fall that invalidated the administration’s environmental review of the project and blocked construction. The pipeline also still has not been granted the necessary permits by the Bureau of Land Management and the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed.

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement in response:

“Donald Trump is trying to change the rules of the game because he knows he’s losing. The courts have repeatedly rejected Trump’s attempts to get this pipeline built, so now he’s shamefully attempting to bypass our bedrock environmental laws for the benefit of a foreign pipeline company. We will continue to pursue every available avenue to ensure that this pipeline is never built.”

Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a modern building that now houses consular operations of U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Those consular operations, including American citizen and visa services, will continue at the Arnona facility without interruption, as part of the Embassy. Consulate General Jerusalem will continue to operate as an independent mission with an unchanged mandate, from its historic Agron Road location. Initially, the interim Embassy in Arnona will contain office space for the Ambassador and a small staff. By the end of next year, we intend to open a new Embassy Jerusalem annex on the Arnona compound that will provide the Ambassador and his team with expanded interim office space. In parallel, we have started the search for a site for our permanent Embassy to Israel, the planning and construction of which will be a longer-term undertaking. We are excited about taking this historic step and look forward with anticipation to the May opening.