Monday, June 26, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Call to Action : Comment Period for National Monuments Started 5/12 - some end on the 27th!

Call to Action : Protect our National Monuments! Comment Period Opened May12

You may have heard that the current administration is about to remove regulations that protect our National Monuments. 
Please comment to keep these regulations in place. Some of these comment periods are only fifteen days and the clock started ticking May 12th.
Without regulations, many beautiful places would be destroyed. These regulations are often the only safeguards against complete plundering of our national treasures.
Unfortunately, many of us are so focused on our work and our families, we often don't notice what is happening around us.

If we don't speak up to protect our sacred places, we will lose them.

Thanks in advance for taking a few moments to comment. The more comments, the better our chances of protecting these lands.

Future generations are counting on our stewardship. Please comment now.
Please share with your networks.

-- MT

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mill Valley Community Action Network

A new group of concerned citizens has emerged in Southern Marin. Or perhaps it is a renewed group.
If you find yourself at a loss for words over current national and/or local events and/or are seeking kindred spirits and/or a place to direct your civic energy, check out their latest online newsletter :

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Call to Action : DeVos Confirmation

In case you have not been following the DeVos hearings, the vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Sec of Education has been delayed.
The hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will now be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 31, according to an advisory from the committee.
And now to act (esp my ME, GA, NC and SC friends)!
Betsy DeVos is up for confirmation as U.S. Education Secretary, and many, many educators have expressed strongly that she is not qualified to ensure quality childrens' education in this country. If you need more information, please do some research.
At least THREE Senators need to change their votes to prevent this from happening.
Please consider calling one of the following Republican Senators (key in the confirmation vote) to express your opinion on the appointment. At least 3 of these need to be convinced in order to block DeVos' nomination. Don't email.
Don't tweet.
Don't complain on Facebook.
Call them!
If you live in one of the states represented below, PLEASE call YOUR Senator, If you don't, pick one and call him/her:
Susan Collins (ME) 207.622.8414..&..202.224.2523
Lamar Alexander (TN) 615.736.5129..&..202.224.4944
Lisa Murkowski (AK) 907.586.7277..&..202.224.6665
Johnny Isakson (GA) 770.661.0999..&..202.224.3643
Orrin Hatch (UT) 801.524.4380..&..202.224.5251
Richard Burr (NC) 336.631.5125..&..202.224.3154..&.. 910.251.1058..&..828.350.2437
Michael Enzi (WY) 202.224.3424
Dr. Bill Cassidy (LA) 202.224.5824
Pat Roberts (KS) 202.224.4774
Tim Scott (SC) 202.224.6121
Rand Paul (KY) 202.224.4343

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rodoni Sworn In to Board of Supervisors

From: "County of Marin" 
Date: Jan 3, 2017 3:15 PM
Subject: Rodoni Sworn In to Board of Supervisors
To: Hv94941...

County of Marin News Release

Dennis Rodoni raises his right hand and takes the oath of office from Judge Faye D'Opal


Rodoni Sworn In to Board of Supervisors

Judy Arnold becomes Board President; Damon Connolly, Kate Sears are VPs

San Rafael, CA – Dennis Rodoni, a contractor from Olema with a deep track record of community involvement in West Marin and beyond, took the oath of office and officially joined the Marin County Board of Supervisors as District 4 Supervisor on January 3 during the Board's annual reorganization.

Rodoni replaced Steve Kinsey, who chose not to run for another term after 20 years in the role. In addition, District 5 Supervisor Judy Arnold took over as Board President, District 1 Supervisor Damon Connolly was voted First Vice President and District 3 Supervisor Kate Sears was named Second Vice President.

Rodoni, who grew up in West Marin, was elected in November. He served 21 years on the North Marin Water District Board of Directors and is a former high school teacher. For more than 30 years, he ran his own company that specialized in custom home remodeling and home building. Meanwhile, he participated on nearly a dozen advisory committees, boards and associations.

"I am both grateful and humbled by your trust in me to represent you … and I am honored to be your voice in County government," Rodoni said in his introductory message. "My staff and I are looking forward to hearing from you and keeping you informed."

Arnold succeeded Kinsey as Board President and is accepting the role for a third time. Her district includes most of the city of Novato and surrounding unincorporated areas. A Novato resident since 1996, she joined the Board of Supervisors in 2006 after a term on the Novato City Council.

During the first Board meeting of the new year, Arnold thanked all County employees for their dedication and listed some of her top priorities for 2017. She said she was recently inspired by an interview with actors associated with the popular Broadway musical "Hamilton" and how seriously they took the challenge of representing the country's founding fathers who worked through their many differences.

"It's going to be a busy year, and I want my colleagues to know how much I appreciate working with you and how seriously this Board takes its work for the county," she said.

Matthew Hymel

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 325
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 473-6358 T
CRS Dial 711

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fwd: From Jared Huffman : 📎photo from the sit-in

From: Jared Huffman
Date: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 7:40 PM
Subject: 📎photo from the sit-in

Today is my proudest day as a member of Congress. Right now, I am joining dozens of colleagues as we hold a sit-in on the floor of the House to demand Speaker Ryan allow us to vote on legislation to prevent gun violence. And even though House Republicans cut the microphones and turned off the TV cameras, we're still here – and the world is watching on streaming cellphone video.

Mari, I wanted to make sure you knew what was happening. Speaker Ryan can cut off our mics, cut the TV cameras, and retreat to his office, but he cannot silence our voices. Because in this moment, on this issue, ours is the voice of the American people and it will only grow louder until Congress acts.

This kind of congressional sit-in is virtually unprecedented, but it is necessary today. We cannot wait any longer for a vote on the commonsense, bipartisan bill to deny guns to suspected terrorists – the so-called "no fly, no buy" bill. That's what we're demanding: no congressional recess until a vote is allowed.

I'm asking you to join our sit in. I know you probably can't be here in person, but you can join us in spirit and you can make a difference by adding your name to my petition. Here's the link:

We're not backing down. We're making it clear to House Republicans: no vote, no break.

Thanks for standing up by sitting with us.



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