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Local Climate Action Discussion with Mike O’Brien and Alec Connan – May 9

May 9 @ 7:00 pm

Kayactivist Mike O'Brien

Seattle City Council Member Mike O’Brien was one of the thousands of kayaktivists who took to the water on Elliott Bay to protest against Shell’s oil drilling rig, The Polar Pioneer on May 16, 2015.

Mike O’Brien and local activist Alec Connan will discuss local climate action opportunities at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (111 NE 80th St) on May 9, 2016.

O’Brien represents District 6, Northwest Seattle.  He has been a Sierra Club volunteer for 15 years and favors a fair and just carbon tax.

He works on these committees for the city council: Chair: Sustainability & TransportationVice-Chair: Planning, Land Use & ZoningMember: Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & ArtsAlternate: Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods & Finance.

Alec ConnanAlec Connan is an author, writer and activist. His first novel, The Activist, was featured in BBC Wildlife and was named Book of the Month by Coast magazine. He was the founder of Gates Divest, a campaign to get the Gates Foundation to sell their fossil fuel stocks, and he has worked on various other campaigns with 350 Seattle. Currently he is working on the Break Free mobilization, which aims to be the largest ever mass action around climate change in WA state history. To learn more about Alec and his work you can visit his website: www.alecconnon.com