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March 23, 2003

Katherine Thompson
Advocacy and the U.N.

Katherine Thompson is currently Chair of the Sacramento Chapter of the United Nations Association, USA. She had also been a long-time transit advocate and one of the founders of the Modern Transit Society, which started the campaign to start Sacramento’s light rail system. She gave a talk on the history of her work on pollution control and on the campaign to bring light rail to town. She concluded with comments regarding our current administration’s objections to the Kyoto treaty on greenhouse gas emissions and the probable results of that failure.

After the meeting was concluded she asked this writer to urge HAGSA members to write monthly letters to the Sacramento Bee, if possible.

The program concluded with a business meeting at which those members present ratified the Board’s decision to have HAGSA become a Membership Chapter of the American Humanist Association. The question was moved by Ron Fegley and seconded by Anna Andrews. The motion was approved, with 14 in favor, 1 against and 2 abstentions.

Report prepared by Wayne Luney, HAGSA Recorder

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