NEWS & EVENTS
Until further notice we will be doing our postcard writing virtually. Each semi-monthly's Postcard Sheet will be available on the Postcard Page.
Whenever it is again safe to do so we will be meeting every Friday for Postcard Parties anytime between 4:30 to 6:00 at Oklawaha Brewing Company, 147 1st Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC..
On Wednesday, April 14, our virtual Informed Progressive meeting featured Jenna Wadsworth, who presented on the Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana in NC.
Jenna grew up on her grandparents' farm in Johnston County and now runs the operation with her father. In 2010, Wadsworth became the youngest woman ever elected to political office in NC. For over a decade, she has served the more than 1.1 million people of Wake County as a Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor and has been Vice-Chair of the Board since 2015. Wadsworth was the 2020 Democratic Nominee for NC Commissioner of Agriculture. She ran on a progressive platform of supporting small, family farmers; legalizing cannabis; combating climate change and advocating for farmworkers.
At our meeting, Wadsworth emphasized that we must do the best we can for future generations. She briefly explained progressive agriculture practices and stated that it is imperative that we develop a system that is just, sustainable and equitable for the future of all North Carolinians. Such a system would promote food resilience and social justice. She stated that in this country, we prioritize quick and cheap food with minimal support of small farmers (especially famers of color). She further stated that with corporate agriculture practices, little regard is given to the nutritive quality of foods, effects of chemicals and destruction of the soil.
Wadsworth outlined the health and financial benefits in legalizing marijuana including conditions for which marijuana has been used medically with effective results and tax dollars that would fund education, public health and the addiction/opioid crisis.
Please click to view the presentation.
Informed Progressive series
The Informed Progressive series is taking place online. See the calendar for upcoming events.
Join us as we learn. Presentations on a variety of topics will take place via Zoom normally on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 – 3:30. Everyone is invited!!!
See current schedule of speakers on our Calendar.
Silent Vigil For Immigration Reform
The Silent Vigil for Immigration Reform is on the third Friday of the month, in front of the Historic Courthouse. The Vigil begins at 4 pm and ends at 4:30 pm. We have signs for bring your own.
Immigration reform and releasing children from camps with or without their parents is a very important issue right now. Please join us to express your support for compassionate immigration reform.