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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-27-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 4, 2019 LETTERS / THE VALLEY 9 Sunrise Movement activists need to be heard In response to the column by Tom Ward on Nov. 21, I respect and admire the young activists of the R.I. Sunrise Movement who publicly shouted down Gov. Gina Raimondo while she spoke at a recent forum in Providence. The Sunrise Movement is a nationwide political activism group comprised of young people seek- ing the passage of Green New Deal legislation that would promote the goals of changing our energy use by more rapidly transitioning away from fossil fuels like gas, oil and coal toward renewable energy such as wind and solar, improving energy efficiency and increasing conserva- tion while growing our economy and creating sustainable jobs. Sunrise members have quietly worked in the Statehouse urging the governor and lawmakers to get climate legislation passed with little success. Though our "progressive" gover- nor recognizes the threat of climate change, she has accepted political donations from the fossil fuel indus- try and hasn't committed to ending the state's fossil fuel use on a timeline that would help slow global warm- ing. Sunrise members' urgency is motivated by their alarm at the pros- pect of their future being destroyed by the worsening effects of climate change. As unpleasant as peaceful acts of civil disobedience such as shouting at the governor are, they are effective in drawing media atten- tion and creating public awareness. This "global pinprick called Rhode Island," already a national leader in offshore wind power, could lead the nation in changing to a green economy. If America acts now, it could lead the "global polluter" China and the rest of the world in the renewable energy revolution that has begun. The thoughtful, passionate young activists of the Sunrise Movement who I know foresee the world's population being threatened by climate change unless we act rap- idly. I respect them for fighting to protect their future as well as that of my children and yours. Anyone who supports this cause is invited on Friday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m., to the next Climate Strike, in which I will proudly march behind the young people of the Sunrise Movement through the streets of Providence to the Statehouse to make our voices heard. WILL NAKSHIAN Cumberland Family Snow Globe Craft at Lincoln Library Dec. 3 LINCOLN – Children ages 6 and up with an adult are invited to the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m., to make a water-less snow globe. The library will provide supplies to make the snow globe. Water-less snow globes are lighter than regular snow globes. Register online at www.lincolnli- brary.com, stop by the Reference Desk or call 401-333-2422, ext. 22. Dance with Me at Cumberland Library Tuesdays CUMBERLAND – Children ages 4 months to 4 years old, along with a participating adult, are invited to come sing, dance, and play with dance instructor Shana at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, on Tuesday mornings, starting on Dec. 3, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The other classes take place on Dec. 10 and 17. Registration is limited and required for this free program. Each week has a separate registration. Register online at www. cumberlandlibrary.org . For more information, call the Children's Room at 401-333-2552, ext. 3, visit www.cumberlandlibrary. org, or email read@cumberlandli- brary.org . IN BRIEF Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor are welcome from readers. Please: • Limit to 500 words. Longer letters may appear online only. • Letters on local or state topics and issues will take precedence over those on national issues. • No more than one letter per person every 8 weeks, please. • All letters must be signed and include a hometown. Send by e-mail to: news@valleybreeze.com, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Consumers Propane 762-5461 BOUSQUET OIL 769-0146 139 HAMLET AVE. WOONSOCKET, RI 02895-0628 SERVICE – SALES – INSTALLATION OF GAS & OIL HEATING EQUIPMENT • Boilers • Furnaces • Hot Water Heaters WWW.CONSUMERSPROPANE.COM WE FILL GAS GRILL TANKS

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