Newsletter - April 22, 2021
22 APR 2021
Happy Earth Day!
Did you know that, because of the pandemic (ha!), global carbon dioxide emissions fell by 6.4%, or 2.3 billion tonnes, in 2020? Even among the mightiest storms, we can find some hope!
We hope that you get to spend Earth Day celebrating the many wonders that this planet has to offer, and pushing others to protect it by signing our Global Climate Emergency Declaration campaign, here.
In the meanwhile, read more about the awesome events we have happening, and new efforts for democracy we are about to start. ⤵️
UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME, THE INEVITABLE NEXT STEP? | EVENT TODAY, 5 PM UK TIME
Join us for a conversation on whether the adoption of UBI is the natural next step for human societies with Max Ghenis (UBI Center) and Greg Nasif (Humanity Forward). This event will take place today, on April 22nd at 5 pm UK time (12 pm EST/9 am PST)).
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON APRIL 26TH | PETRA DE SUTTER, DEPUTY PRIME-MINISTER OF BELGIUM
Join us for an in-depth discussion on April 26th with Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister, Petra de Sutter, on the topic: "Women in leadership, advice for the next generation and hurdles to overcome."
Petra de Sutter has an incredible political career: she was a Member of the Senate of Belgium before becoming a Member of the European Parliament and finally holding the position of Deputy Prime-Minister! Who else to better talk about the state of women’s rights, the obstacles to overcome for women seeking to change the world, and the laws and practices that must be changed to reach equality?
SEND US YOUR IDEAS | BEIJING 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS
While continuing to work as hard as possible to get the G7 to create a League of Democracies, we are continuing to expand our activities to impact change! We are considering running a campaign to push countries to boycott the Olympics and/or the International Olympic Committee to change its decision to hold the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
✍️🏼 Please take a min to fill our survey to send us your ideas and feedback. Together, let’s explore every alley, hold the Chinese Communist party accountable, and protect rights and democracy!
Our great social media manager Zoe has started featuring members’ voices more, to showcase the awesome people that are making our movement! This week, hear from Charlotte and Dhoha!
- Members' Voices | Run for Freedom: check out this interview of our local leader Charlotte from Brussels. She ran a total of 30km in a week to support Now!'s #RunForFreedom fundraising action.
Members' Voices | 5 quick facts about Ramadan: Muslims who observe Ramadan began month-long fasting during the daytime. Want to know more about it? We've asked Dhoha, our local team leader in Tunisia what Ramadan is about. And why this month is important to Muslims.
Finally, if you speak Spanish and want to hear more about why it’s key to push big pharma companies to share their vaccines, check out our co-founder’s interview with Al Jazeera.
Thank you for taking the time to stay up to date with our work! We hope that we can count on your support in our crowdfunding efforts:)
Andrea & Colombe, for NOW!