Wed 2/6: Join in today in Thousand Oaks. Tell Julia we want a #GreenNewDeal!

Action 1 – National Day of Action for Real Climate Leadership

Join 350 Conejo / San Fernando Valley and our partners as we call on our Representative, Julia Brownley(CA-26) to endorse a Green New Deal and commit to a just and equitable transition to a world free from fossil fuels, support green jobs, and reject fossil fuel money.

Congresswoman Brownley has yet to take a position on the Green New Deal. We’ll deliver thousands of petition signatures from constituents and call on her to step up and be the real climate leader we need.

Today we’re gathering at Representative Brownley’s Thousand Oaks office. We’ll speak about why the Green New Deal matters to us and how she can help advance the goals of climate action, a federal jobs guarantee, reparations for the climate crisis and racial justice.

As presidential hopefuls begin to announce their candidacies and our new Congress works to define their priorities, this is a key moment to keep up the pressure for real climate leadership and a Green New Deal. We’ve already seen the power of activists mobilizing in the halls of Congress to change the future of climate politics and make the Green New Deal a possibility. Let’s keep it up!

julia Brownley office

Reminder:

Feb 7 Tell Rep. Katie Hill: Time for a Green New Deal!

Feb 8 Tell Rep. Salud Carbajal: Time for a Green New Deal!

Tues. 5/15: Vote ‘NO’ on “Open Season on Protesters” Act.

A shiny new dog whistle for the right.

Harming a police officer is already a crime under federal law, and all 50 states have laws that enhance penalties for doing so. But new bills, introduced into both houses as “Protect and Serve” Acts, are modeled after a federal hate crime statute, which would make it a “hate crime” to intentionally target a law enforcement officer based on his “actual or perceived status” as one. Lots of loose interpretive language make these bills especially dangerous for protesters.

Wait a minute…what? 

(reason.com) “The House version (H.R. 5698)  of the bill makes it a crime to knowingly cause or attempt to cause “serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.” The crime is punishable by 10 years in prison. If the crime results in the death of a law enforcement officer, or the crime involves kidnapping or the attempt to kidnap or kill a law enforcement officer, then the sentence can be up to life in prison.

The Senate version (S. 2794) was introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.). Using language that mirrors the language used in hate crime laws aimed at protecting marginalized groups, the bill would make it a federal hate crime “to knowingly cause bodily injury to any person, or attempt to do so, because of the actual or perceived status of the person as a law enforcement officer.” Continue reading “Tues. 5/15: Vote ‘NO’ on “Open Season on Protesters” Act.”