Thurs 9/26: Dear Governor Newsom…We’re not THAT distracted! Sign SB-1!

Signing SB 1 should be should be an easy call for Governor Newsom, siding with California instead of the Trump administration,” said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association.

Action – KEEP UP THE PHONE CALL PRESSURE! Every day. While you’re making your coffee.

Your phone is a tool for activism and it takes just seconds to add your voice.

Minimal script:  I’m calling from [zip code]. I’m calling to urge Gov. Newsom to sign SB 1.

Contact #: (916) 445-2841

(More information here or read this quick roundup from surfrider.org)

“Governor Gavin Newsom surprised environmental and labor allies this week by opting to side with private water interests and the Trump administration instead of safeguarding workers and wildlife. Surfrider Foundation joins the people of California in asking the governor to sign SB 1 instead of following through with the veto he’s threatened.

Approved by the California legislature early last Saturday, SB 1 would ensure that California maintains the protections that the Trump Administration seeks to undermine, namely the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.

With a federal administration determined to weaken these environmental and public health laws, it’s imperative California step up to defend our clean air, water, and communities – which is why state Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins authored this legislation as a safety measure. We need SB 1 in order to hold on to clean air and water, shield endangered wildlife and preserve workers’ rights.”

  •  Newsom on wrong side of environmental bill  (SF Chronicle)
  • Why is Newsom vetoing SB-1? Comparing the Governor’s statements with the text of the bill. (Legal Planet – Berkeley Law/UCLA Law)
  • In defying Newsom, she tried to protect California from Trump — and showed how legislating should work (LATimes)
  • Editorial: Gavin Newsom just decided to carry Trump’s water by vetoing an endangered species bill (LATimes)

  • He has some big water-using contributors – Newsom’s total contributions from agriculture in his 2018 campaign were $637,398. Newsom received $116,800 from Linda and Stewart Resnick and $58,400 from E.J. Gallo, the winemaker.

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