Work on the Swing States!

Climate. Social Justice. We're not about to sit on the sidelines. WHEN WE VOTE, WE WIN.

- NextGen Climate

Trump would be the single worse disaster for climate change. Please help work on swing states! And help win the Senate.

I believe this one is too unpredictable and too close to call. We have only a short window to make a difference! A Trump presidency would be a huge setback. Watch our web site and our Facebook site in the coming weeks. I will be putting up calls to action from Robert Reich, Michael Moore, Daily Kos and others who also believe this election is too close to call and we need to get out the vote. Bush won by only 537 votes! -- and election tampering. We literally cannot afford to let this happen this time. I am doing this work for my beloved nieces and nephews and the precious little children and babies they have. I hope you do the same - for everyone you love!


350 Action and NextGen Climate Working Together to Get Out the Vote!

http://tinyurl.com/350action-getoutthevote 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: May Boeve - 350 Action <350@350.org>
Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:19 AM
Subject: It's the first time we've done this.

Friends,

No US Presidential candidate has ever posed a greater threat to climate justice than Donald Trump. He’s a one-man climate disaster who would rip up the Paris climate deal, build Keystone XL and dig up as much coal, oil and gas as possible.

So today, I’m asking you to do something that 350 Action has never done before: join us in a national push to get out the vote. We need your help calling and texting people in the key battleground states that will decide this election.

We’re teaming up with the folks at NextGen Climate, who have offered their very best calling and texting tools to the movement. If we work hard, Donald Trump will not have a path to the White House. Click here to join the get-out-the-vote team.

Voting for Hillary Clinton is the way we know we can defeat Trump and Trump-ism.

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Bernie says "Now is not the time for a protest vote."

Bernie says: "If we do not transform our energy system this planet may not be all that habitable for our kids and grandchildren. What is Donald Trump's position on climate change? He thinks it's a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. That is insane.

"This is not the time for a protest vote, in terms of a presidential campaign. I ran as a third-party candidate. I'm the longest-serving independent in the history of the United States Congress. I know more about third-party politics than anyone else in the Congress, okay? ...When we're talking about president of the United States, in my own personal view, this is not time for a protest vote. This is time to elect Hillary Clinton and then work after the election to mobilize millions of people to make sure she can be the most progressive president she can be."
- U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders


BLACK LIVES MATTER

"Today at school, our staff decided we needed to press pause and create a space for kids to share their thoughts and feelings in response to the killing of Mr. Crutcher. I was part of facilitating three small group discussions throughout the day: a fifth grade group, a sixth grade group, and a seventh/eighth grade group. I want to share what I experienced with the kids today, because I am convinced that if you can put yourself in the shoes of a child of color in Tulsa right now, you will have a clearer understanding of the crisis we're facing and why we say black lives matter.
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1. I look at the wide-eyed faces of the fifth graders surrounding me: 10 and 11 year olds, waiting to hear what I had to say. I tell them we will read a news article about the shooting together so we can all be informed. As I read, the students busily highlight and underline parts that stand out to them: Fatally shot. Hands raised. "Bad dude." Motionless. Affected forever. I finish and I ask them, "What are your thoughts?"

Read and share Rebecca Lee's post on Facebook.


Support the Standing Rock Sioux -      No DAPL!

No DAPL! It's the Keystone pipeline all over again. Support the Standing Rock Sioux by donating. Please consider donating whatever you can. #NoDAPL

You can support the Standing Rock Sioux in many ways:

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Go to this link, and click the donation link on that page (or below).
Like or share the post on Facebook, which will help spread the word to your friends and family.

Tell President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access pipeline. Sign the petition asking Obama to stop the DAPL permanently:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/NoDAPL?sp_ref=227036365.4.174904.f.553319.2&referring_akid=.6815944.T7uu3X&source=fb_share_sp

Spread messages of opposition to the pipeline: #NoDAPL

Donate for supplies here

Donate to the legal defense fund here

Sign a petition to stop the pipeline here

See an interactive map of the Dakota Access Pipeline financial backers here

For more information:

http://sacredstonecamp.org/

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/


350 Sonoma: Plans for the Next 12 Months

by Laura Neish

At 350 Sonoma’s annual planning retreat, ten members met on September 11 to set priorities and actions for the upcoming year. In no particular order, Darcy S, Joan B, Anna J, Terry H, Willard M, Eileen B, Hoai-An T, Christine H, Karen P and Laura N considered our local role vis a vis 350.org and 350 Bay Area, county-level issues, and our group’s capacity to set the focus and agenda for the year. It’s an ongoing effort, but we made good progress.

We revised our mission statement: “Our mission it to organize actions to make the urgent changes necessary to avoid climate catastrophe. Our focus is on organizing locally and building coalition within our community. We also participate in 350 calls to action internationally, nationally and regionally.”

We agreed to join 350 Bay Area to focus on a specific audience: According to The Yale Climate Project, a majority of the US population is concerned about climate change, but that group divides into two camps: those who are taking action or are ready to, and those who don’t know how to get started. 350 Bay Area will be targeting these two groups, and we will adopt that strategy.                                                                                  

We agreed to the following overall objectives for the year:

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Urgent Action Alert: Protect Community Choice Energy – Call Today to Oppose AB 1110

Protect Sonoma Clean Power and other Community Choice Energy Programs!

 

From our partner 350 Bay Area - 

Call your state senator and Assemblyperson Phil Ting today to stop AB 1110. AB 1110, introduced in 2015, re-emerged at the last moments of the legislative session and threatens Community Choice Energy programs across California. AB 1110 is anti-competitive and will prevent electric service providers from accurately reporting greenhouse gas emissions, creating significant new costs for electricity customers and slow our transition to renewable energy in California. AB 1110 also does not require full accounting of life-cycle emissions of natural gas, which is mostly methane, a potent climate-destroyer. For more information on why this bill is so harmful, read this statement from Marin Clean Energy.

This bill is scheduled for a vote as early as Monday, 8/15!

Please make 2 phone calls:

1)     Please call the office of California Assemblyperson Phil Ting (916) 319-2019 or (415) 557-2312, the author of the bill and ask him to withdraw AB 1110

As the author of the bill, Ting can withdraw it at any time.  As the representative of San Francisco, with a newly operating CCE, Ting has every reason to do the right thing to protect Community Choice Energy and revise the bill to create a fair and balanced GHG reporting system.

2)   Please call your state senator and tell them to “Oppose AB 1110 Unless Amended”. 

Tell your Senator to oppose the bill unless amended to create a fair and balanced GHG reporting system.

Bay Area Senators (if you are not sure, look up your senator at: 

http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov)

 

District 15, Jim Beall, San Jose, (916) 651-4015

District 9, Loni Hancock, Oakland, (916) 651-4009

District 13, Jerry Hill, San Mateo, (916) 651-4013

District 11, Mark Leno, San Francisco, (916) 651-4011

District 2, Mike McGuire, San Rafael, (916) 651-4002

District 10, Bob Wieckowski, Fremont, (916) 651-4010

District 7, Steven Glazer, Walnut Creek, (916) 651-4007

We cannot let the big utilities win – call today to protect Community Choice Energy and our clean energy future in CA.

Thank you for all you do!

350 Bay Area 100% Renewable Campaign


http://www.350bayarea.org/


2nd Annual Int'l Soil Not Oil Conference, Richmond, CA

"Soil Solutions to Climate Change" is just one of the many panels in the Soil Not Oil Conference in Richmond, CA on Aug. 5 & 6. Another amazing plenary curated and facilitated by Diana Donlon from the Center for Food Safety for the 2nd Soil Not Oil International Conference, Soil Solutions to Climate Change, that includes:

Professor David Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Journalist Kristin Ohlson, author of The Soil Will Save Us
And Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director of Fibershed. — with Monica DonleyAntonio Roman-AlcalaGeorgia Reid and 32 others.


The panel: "Climate Organizing in the Bay Area" features Terry Harrison, who has been a leader in the Sonoma County agricultural community, in organic farming, slow food and the Community Alliance of Family Farmers, and a member of our Soil Not Oil group, and Anna Cummings Jacopetti, leader of our Soil Not Oil group in 350 Sonoma, who will be giving a presentation alongside our partners: Kathy Dervin of the Legislative Committee of 350 East Bay and 350 Bay Area ! Conference organized by Soil Not Oil Coalition.

 


​July 20 - Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board Meeting - Calling All Bay Area Residents!

​​
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board Meeting July 20!

​Calling on all who care about climate change/climate action in the Bay Area: 
Please attend the next hearing of the Air District Board. See info from Sierra Club​ below. For more insight into the importance of this issue please read this excellent article ​in the Pacific Sun by Will Parrish. 

http://pacificsun.com/feature-crude-awakening/

Information from Sierra Club below. Also supported by our allies 350 Bay Area, 350Marin, Sunflower Alliance, and more. 

 


Stand with Senator Elizabeth Warren Against the TPP!

STAND WITH SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN AGAINST THE TPP!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will hurt millions of Americans by eviscerating regulations that protect consumers, workers, the environment and our financial system. This is an awesome video by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In it she clearly explains why we CANNOT let the TPP pass. Click the photo and watch the video! Share the video!

Make your voice heard! For everyone you love! 


Frackopoly July 14 book reading - Exxon doesn't want you to read this

Exxon doesn't want you to read this: So come on down to the book reading this Thursday, July 14! Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation and Q&A from 7 to 8:30pm.

Copperfield's Books
138 N Main St
Sebastopol, CA

You're invited! Join Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter for wine, cheese, and learning as she tours through Sebastopol to present her new book:

Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

It is a "roadmap for the changes that we need to make to create a sustainable energy future. The market alone is not going to get us where we need to go. We are going to have to keep increasing the size and political power of the incredible grassroots movement that has risen up from communities all across the country to demand that we ban fracking and keep fossil fuels in the ground."

Reserve your spot while seats are left:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1394293200597679/


For more info, see:

http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=75364&em_id=66189.1

I wish I could be there too - but I will be at a meeting. Hope you get a chance to check out this important topic and the actions we can take!

 



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