You don’t have to get arrested on the steps of the nation’s capitol or our state legislature to make meaningful change. This Memorial Day weekend, please carve out a couple of hours to help your neighbors and our community grow stronger.
Action #1: Share this information on Sunday’s social justice fair – both with those you know who could use it, and everybody else!
Action #2: Reach out to your neighbors to vote “YES” on Measures A & B for clean water for all and environmental justice for neighborhoods impacted by the oil industry. We include a list on how to fight back against those oil industry stooges, who solumnly intone misinformation and utter nonsense on endless flyers and commercials, funded by an $8 million dollar campaign.
Action #1: Share this information for Sunday’s social justice fair – both with those you know who could use it, and everybody else!
Action #1– FEDERAL: Tell Biden and your federal legislators to declare a CLIMATE EMERGENCY – we need to untangle ourselves from a fossil fuel addiction that keeps us hostage to dictators and greedy, unscrupulous corporations.
Action #2– LOCAL: Help Ventura County residents ensure safe drinking water for all with “YES on A&B!”
ACTION #3 – STATE: DIVEST billions of fossil fuel investment from CalPERS and CalSTRS with SB-1173.
Gaslighted – our grim addiction to an amoral industry.
Call/Email your legislators – Protect established sacred land from corporate abuse.
For the San Carlos Apache, Oak Flat is a sacred burial ground, and the site of important cultural ceremonies. Wendsler Nosie Sr., a former chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, has likened its importance to that of other religious sites, such as Mount Sinai, where, in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic theology, Moses received the Ten Commandments. It is also an ecological and recreational haven.
People tell us that they sometimes feel overwhelmed by the news they hear every day, but that doing something, even a small action, helps. Writing postcards. Registering new voters. Learning about an issue. Supporting speakers at meetings. Being a part of a community that’s trying to make change. So, come join in. There’s a lot to do.
Monday, Oct. 21: Trip to Adelanto Detention Center led by Rev. Betty
Does the work of the resistance have any effect? Yes, CA just passed a law to ban all private prisons when their contacts expire in 2020. However, in the meantime, immigrant detainees need to know they are not alone. Visits are meaningful to both detainees and visitors. To join the carpool, contact Rev. Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We live in an amazingly active community, so it’s very possible we’ve missed an important event. If so, please email us at email@example.com. Come join in…in both the events that protect our families, our neighbors and our environment, and the celebrations that refresh the spirit and remind us how lucky we are to be living here.
Sat., Oct. 19: Va Por La Avenida – In preparation for Día de los Muertos – Ofrenda.
Starting at 12:00-2:00pm: Come celebrate the residents, artists and businesses of Ventura Avenue. Festivities begin at the Kellogg Park with free art classes and music and dance performances by Danza Mexícayotl de Ventura and Ballet Floklórico. Local artists Trio Yolipan will begin a performance in the park, then will continue to perform as they walk down the Avenue. Businesses in the area will have a number of creative events. The Bell Arts Factory will host lessons in making masks, flowers, paper dolls and silk screening and local artists will display their wares. The celebration will continue along Ventura Avenue until late evening. For more information, see this event page and their Facebook event here.
Saturday, Oct. 19: Ventura County Youth Leaders Without Borders Conference
By invitation. For information on how you can support young immigrants in your community, contact our Safe Zones for Dreamers work group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 19: RIP Platform Holly: A Wake to end Offshore Drilling.
On January 28, 2019, protesters from all our coastal communities, including Santa Barbara, gathered together in Camarillo to protest against offshore oil leases at the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Our protests have an effect. Time for us to stand indivisible again in SB!
Action – Attend the Santa Barbara Planning Commission hearing Monday May 6th
Date: Monday, May 6th Time: Gather at 5:00 pm for pre-meeting rally. Where: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Fourth Floor, Santa Barbara County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Thank our federal legislators for bills to stop all west coast offshore drilling here.
Go to this meeting. Facebook event listing here, RSVP: here.
What’s happening:The Santa Barbara Planning Commission will consider ExxonMobil’s “Interim Trucking” proposal to restart three oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, all of which have been shut-down since the disastrous 2015 Plains Pipeline oil spill, and to transport crude oil to their refinery with a continuous stream of tanker trucks on local highways, including Hwy. 101. The project page on County’s website is here. The draft supplimental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is here. Exxon’s project description here.
Action – Protect Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits on Power Plants — Deadline TONIGHT, 3/18, by 11:59 pm EST.
We are currently starring in a terror movie, the plot worthy of any James Bond film. The villians, billionaires and multi-national corporations, in pursuit of boundless profit, are killing off our environmental protections, not only returning us to the days when our rivers caught on fire, our water gave us cancer and our air killed our kids, but to huge new disasters we’ve never seen before – hurricanes too big for our categories, tornados made of fire, 100-year or 500-year floods that happen every year.
If we’ve waiting for a superhero to save us… well, one 16-year-old girl from Sweden sent tens of thousands of school kids into the streets to protest government inaction.
Now it’s our turn.
Submit a comment to the oil-industry-controlled EPA opposing their proposed rule change that would eliminate our current strong carbon pollution standards that apply to new, modified and reconstructed fossil fuel-fired power plants. The administration’s proposal would relax the standard to a level that can easily be met with standard technology, continuing coal’s reign as our dirtiest energy polluter. Yes, it’s true what our opponents say. The carbon-capture rules DO make it really hard and expensive to build new coal plants.