Regenerative, Sustainable Living (RSL) Monthly Meeting
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Elders Promote The Vote Project
Speaker: Beth DeVincenzi
Beth will share about Elders Climate Action’s Elders Promote The Vote Project, formed as a result of a partnership with the Environmental Voter Project (EVP). The goal is to encourage millions of strong environmentalists to vote in the 2020 election. Research shows that people with strong environmentalist priorities have not always been the most consistent voters. We do not tell them how to vote, but let them know about upcoming elections in their area and where/how to vote. Not only can we hope to vote more politicians into office with a strong environmental bent, but we also know that politicians listen to the voters’ concerns (or they don’t remain in office). They don’t listen to people who don’t vote.
About Beth DeVincenzi
Beth DeVincenzi’s early life was shaped by the fact that her father was an Air Force pilot at the start of WWII. The family traveled to many places during his tour of duty, mostly in the US, but also they lived three years in Germany and France. Upon returning to California, Beth attended UC Berkeley, enrolling when the Free Speech Movement was beginning. Coming from a rather politically conservative military family, these movements permanently shifted Beth’s perspective about life. Beth majored in Math and was the only female student in most of her classes. Working on an IBM 370, a room size computer, sparked her interest in the field and was the beginning of a work career in computer sciences. Married 53 years to husband Bill, Beth has two children and three grandchildren, her motivation for “looking back to see what was important and to reflect on what the world needs. We have been gifted and had the privilege to live at a time and on a planet with an incredible diversity of life. My soul grieves at the destruction that we are experiencing and at the world we are leaving to our children and to all life.”
The Regenerative, Sustainable Living (RSL) group meets on the second Thursday of every month for our online meeting. Each monthly presentation will provide us more depth about the given topic so that we can make smart decisions about what subsequent actions to take.
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We will be using Zoom video conferencing technology, which is straightforward to join by computer. If this is your first time using Zoom, please arrive 15 minutes early in case any help is needed getting online.
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