MASS ACTION TO END Jerry Brown's CLIMATE COWARDICE
Throughout his most recent term, Governor Brown has ignored taxpayer-funded studies which show that oil drilling is toxic, and has refused to walk his own climate talk. During this time, we delivered over 500 hundred thousand petitions, rallied regularly at the capitol - and around the state, held numerous press conferences, hosted several health forums showing toxicity from drilling, and consistently reminded the governor that the majority of Californians and the science DO NOT favor fracking and dangerous drilling. Still, instead of standing with the people and the science, and taking on California’s powerful oil and gas industry to curb its expansion and most dangerous practices, Governor Brown has instead cultivated close ties to big oil and has taken its money, and cut industry-friendly deals around critical policy and regulatory issues.
For the sake of the climate, and to protect our communities, it’s time to say, “Enough!”.
That’s because we’ve done everything legally possible to let the governor know he’s way out of step with the science and public opinion. Instead of meeting with us and listening to our concerns, he’s ignored us.
No more! It’s time to escalate and make sure Gov. Brown gets the message. Join us on September 13th!
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training for 9/13 Mass Action
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: LGBT Center Rainbow Room, 1800 Market St, San Francisco 94103
Mass Action To End Jerry Brown’s Climate Cowardice
Date: Thursday, Sept. 13th, 2018
Time: Arrive By 7:00 a.m.
Location: Jessie Square, 736 Mission St., San Francisco 94103
Why? Because there is nothing normal about the situation we are in right now. There is nothing normal about daily wildfires in California, and record heat waves worldwide. It is not normal, or healthy, to have a toxic oil well in your backyard, or a fracking operation near our children’s schools. Now is a time of reckoning; Governor Jerry Brown wants to be remembered as a climate leader, but the reality is he has failed the test of real leadership. You simply cannot stand with communities, public health, and the climate and side with big oil industry polluters. Which side is he on?
Join us as we nonviolently confront Jerry Brown and force him to answer this question once and for all.
Specifically, we are calling on Jerry Brown to:
Stop issuing new permits for oil drilling in California, and begin a just and equitable transition to 100% renewable energy.
Commit California to a managed decline of fossil fuel production, starting with 2,500 foot setback limits to protect frontlines communities from toxic oil and gas drilling.
Will you join us on September 13th in San Francisco to take nonviolent direct action to send a powerful message to Governor Brown, demanding bold action at his Global Climate Action Summit?