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Sierra Club Monthly Program: Legislative Priorities For Texas 2019

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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November 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sierra Club Austin Group
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The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club is a volunteer organization of over 5000 members. We’ve been an integral part of the Austin scene since 1968.

Our goal is to ensure that the Austin area remains a healthy, vibrant, place to live. We believe that the health of the human world is inextricably linked to the health of the natural world, and we offer a wide variety of activities and volunteer opportunities to support our goal.

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Texas State Capitol Building
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From the Sierra Club –

Happy Hour /food and beverages (http://www.scholzgarten.com/): 6-7 pm

Socializing and informal discussions on current events: 6-7 pm

Announcements and program begin at 7 pm

PROGRAM: Legislative Priorities for Texas 2019, with Cyrus Reed, Ph.D., Conservation Director, and Reggie James, Director, Lone Star Chapter.

Learn what the Texas state chapter of Sierra Club will be doing at the next legislative session.

Cyrus Reed has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus on water policy and the dispute over the Rio Grande water with Mexico. Prior to becoming conservation director, he served as Sierra Club’s lobbyist on energy and air quality issues and directed the Texas Center for Policy Studies. Cyrus has also worked as a journalist and has spent considerable time in Mexico, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. He is married with three soccer-playing children.

Reggie James has 25 years of experience in consumer and environmental policy and advocacy. As former director of the Southwest Regional Office of Consumers Union in Austin, he has worked on legislative and regulatory advocacy for improved public and environmental health and safety and better low-income legal representation. Reggie is also a Navy nuclear submarine veteran.

Consider biking, carpooling, or taking Cap Metro (http://www.capmetro.org/planner) to the meeting. Free parking is available after 6pm on San Jacinto and nearby streets.


Scholz Garten
1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States
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