As you can see, there’s no summer slow down at the Sierra Club! I continue to be amazed at the tenacity of our members, volunteers and staff as we work on important issues of water conservation, renewable energy, wildlife protections, and public lands. I am especially excited to see our chapter build stronger relationships with labor, social justice, and other organizations, such as our work with the Communication Workers of America and Texas State Employees’ Union to get opposition to the harmful Trans-Pacific Partnership added to the Texas Democratic Party platform at this year’s convention.
Here in Austin, we are gratified to be part of another new collaborative effort called the Austin for All Coalition – a broad coalition of progressive organizations coming together to show united support for policies to make Austin more racially, socially and economically inclusive. When we support each other, we all grow stronger. I look forward to working with all of our members on new collaborative efforts around the state in the months and years to come. Stay tuned!
Scheleen Walker, Director
Lone Star Chapter