California's climate future hinges on Assembly votes
The California Senate passed strong climate bills with goals and commitments for 2030 and 2050. Governor Brown wants to sign them into law. It's up to the Assembly to finish the job but these Bills, especially Senate Bill (SB) 350, are in danger.
Before the bills go to the Assembly floor, they must pass the Appropriations Committee. Will the Committee say no to big oil, vote yes on the climate package, and send it to the full Assembly? Help them decide.
These bills teeter on the brink, and with them California's climate future and stature as a world leader in combating climate chaos. We think we have seven votes lined up in the Committee for both bills, but we need nine to pass.
Send a letter now.
We're targeting five undecided Democrats to secure two more yes votes. Your letters will go to all five targeted members, Ian Calderon, Tom Daly, Chris Holden, Bill Quirk and Shirley Weber.
You have a right to lobby them because when they cast votes as Committee members, they represent all Californians.
Senate Bill 32 (SB 32) sets an overarching greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, building on AB 32 (2006) which set targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2020.
SB 350 sets 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets
- 50% reduction in petroleum use in cars and trucks
- 50% of utility power from renewable energy
- Double the energy efficiency of existing buildings
The fossil fuel industry wants to kill this Bill. They even pushed for an amendment that would include natural gas as a "non-petroleum" fuel. This is absurd. Please send a letter to undecided Democratic members of the Appropriations Committee. Urge them to vote yes on the climate package.
The Appropriations Committee vote will happen August 19th or 26th. Your letter will have the most impact if sent before August 19. It must go out no later than August 25.
Don't let California's climate program be cut short in 2020.
Meet with your Assembly Member's local staff
We're organizing in-district meetings with Assemblymembers across California to help pass SB 350, SB 32 & SB 185 (Divestment of public employee and teacher pension funds from coal).
Constituent meetings in-district are extremely useful and important in helping to pass these bills.
Please contact Carla at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-379-0532 to join a meeting. Below are links to find out who your Assemblymember is, and to see a calendar of all of our scheduled meetings.
Find your Assemblymember
Calendar of our statewide in-district meetings
Please feel free to copy and send to your networks We're all in this together.
Thank you for all you do.
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