Strength in Numbers
– Andrew Carnegie
California Governor Jerry Brown is stepping into the environmental leadership void left by Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. Just this week, Brown met with President Xi Jinping of China to discuss ways to collaborate on emission reductions. Let’s thank Jerry Brown for his leadership on climate change, and for making Californians proud of our role on the global stage.
Email at https://www.gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php or send mail to:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Feds have dropped the ball on fighting climate change. Our President just took us out of the Paris Climate Accord and our government is now festering with science-deniers.
It’s time for us to step up to fill the gap with local action!
The City of Ventura created a great Environmental report in 2012: http://www.ca-ilg.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/draft-environmental-strategy-v_1_9-mw1.pdf.
But let’s ask them to go further than 20% renewable energy by 2020!
Let’s join Santa Barbara and 29 other cities who are committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030. Here’s the docs from the City of Santa Barbara we can use as a guide. https://tinyurl.com/ybugka62, https://tinyurl.com/yckav3mt, & https://tinyurl.com/y7g2hjjf.
Script: I’m calling to ask (___) to counter Trump’s move on the Paris Climate Accord by fighting for common-sense climate action in the budget, including fully funding the EPA and transitioning us to a clean energy future.
David Bernhardt, an oil lobbyist who has been nominated to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, remarked during his Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing that following Trump’s policies would take precedence over climate science. Oppose Bernhardt’s nomination, we don’t need another oil lobbyist and climate science denier in the government.
Script: Hi, I’m calling Senator (____) to insist that the next person working on environmental issues in the Federal government have a minimum requirement of understanding the seriousness of global warming as well as the ability to stand up to the President when he’s wrong. We already have enough lapdogs for that man.
Call Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
This Week’s Quote:
“When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.
– Sarah Kendzior
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