Tues 9/17: Unlike the GOP, we don’t just roll over when our leader does the wrong thing…Call out Newsom and ask him to sign SB-1 now!

Hey CA! News just out – Trump Administration to revoke CA’s authority to set stricter auto emission standards!

Say hello to the man behind the most corrupt administration since the Harding administration tonight! (NYTimes)

Join the Trump OUT of LA action in Pershing Square!  Facebook link here.

Action #1 – Call Newsom and tell him to sign SB 1.

27736c84-9873-4567-998b-5982f39cace4.jpegHis number is  (916) 445-2841

(Email him TOO here.)

The Governor is threatening to veto Senate Bill 1, the most important environmental bill this year!
Please call Governor Newsom today to help make sure he signs this vitally important bill
SB 1 resists the Trump Administration’s rollback of key federal environmental protections.
It makes sure that state environmental laws—the California Endangered Species Act, the California Clean Air Act, and major state water laws—fill in any gaps in environmental protection created by the Trump rollbacks. 

The bill faced major opposition from certain agricultural and water agency interests that fear the bill will force scientific information to be taken into account as new water projects are considered. These interests support Trump’s environmental rollback agenda, and now they have the Governor’s ear.

Governor Newsom even asked the bill’s author, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, to shelve the bill until next year, as described in this LA Times piece.

But even with this vehement opposition, Senator Atkins persisted and brought the bill up for a vote in the legislature. Both houses passed it in the final hours of the legislative session. 

Now, Governor Newsom is threatening to side with the Trump Administration and veto SB 1.

We cannot let that happen. It would be bad for California, bad for Newsom, and bad for the planet. Support California’s environment today and call Governor Newsom at 916-445-2841 to urge him to sign SB 1 when it gets to his desk.

You can say:

My name is )______________ I am a resident of California, and I’m calling to urge Gov. Newsom to sign SB 1. 

SB 1 would protect California from the effects of recent and future environmental protection rollbacks by the Trump administration. Vetoing SB 1 would be a rash decision based on false information and signal that Governor Newsom agrees with the Trump Administration’s water policy. That would be detrimental to California. 

Please sign SB 1.
Call Governor Newsom at 916-445-2841 right away. If you do not get an answer, please leave a message. Every call counts!

Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,
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Brandon Dawson
Policy Advocate

Action #2 – Write letters to the Editor!

Letters to the Editor and also make comments on the specific articles. Comments are always posted, They make a huge impact and help spread the word
LA Times: referencing  Phil Willon’s “Newsom plans to veto bill that would have blocked Trump’s rollback of endangered species protections. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-14/california-legislature-bill-trump-environmental-rollbacks 
Here is the link to submit a letter to LA Times

 

Sac Bee: referencing David Saraccio article “Gavin Newsom says he’ll veto Trump-defying California environmental bill”https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article235084247.html 
Heres’ the link to submit a letter to them.https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/submit-letter/

 

SFChronicle: referencing Alexei Koseff article “Newsom says he’ll veto environmental bill aimed at Trump’s rollbacks”.https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Newsom-says-he-ll-veto-environmental-bill-aimed-14440595.php?psid=nfm9d
Here’s the link to submit a letter to The SF Chronicle 

Background

SB-1 is supported by:

  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Sierra Club California
  • Golden Gate Salmon Association
  • California Coastkeeper Alliance
  • Audubon California
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Bay Institute
  • San Francisco Baykeeper
  • Azul
  • Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations
  • Environment California
  • Coastside Fishing Club
  • NextGen California

Statement by NRDC: here.

Be creative on your emails. (Send them here.) You have room to spread out. Share your best work at indivisibleventura@gmail.com.

Indivisible Ventura’s email here:

We need help!

We need to locate the governor that our group, Indivisible Ventura, along with the whole coalition of CA Indivisible groups, worked so hard for at the last election! What’s in his place is a crony of special interests (and a potential single-termer) who is refusing to sign SB-1.

We expected better of him.

This move to not do whatever he can to stop the Trump administration erosion of our environmental standards is a betrayal of all who supported him.

We expected better of him.

So worried that we can’t do what the bill says it will do, so why try? Was he so worried when he signed the bill stating that Trump had to cough up his taxes before he could get on our ballots? A bill that his predecessor refused to sign over concerns of it’s constitutionality?

We expected better of him.

So worried that the water negotiations will stall? Where will the water districts and the growers go? Of course, the talks will start up again. No one is believing a word of his excuses except that he might have been bought by lobbyists.

We expected better of him.

Today, the Trump Administration stated that they were revoking our ability to control our own air quality standards. Friday, almost every teenager in CA is going out to strike for our environment. No, strike that. THEIR environment. Do you think any of us are going to forget this?

He should expect nothing less from us.

 

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