Tuesday, November 8, is election day. If you care about the climate, it’s important that you vote—not just for President, but up and down the ballot.
Democracy is a key part of climate justice: it’s how we make sure the government listens to the people, not polluters. The more people who head to the ballot box with climate on their minds the easier our jobs will be the next time we try to stop a pipeline, work for 100% renewable energy, or defend our community from climate disasters.
First, look up where you’re going to vote and decide how you’re going to get there. Find your voting location here.
Second, make sure you know who, and what, is on the ballot. There are lots of important races up and down the ballot, and measures where you can weigh in on policy. Here are recommendations from several progressive organizations.
Third, pick a time to do it, and give yourself a reminder. It’s easy to get distracted on a busy day.
Then, go vote! Get that sticker!!
Last, tell people about it. Peer pressure works. More people vote when they see their friends doing it. “I Voted” selfies are very welcome.
—adapted from 350.org
Wednesday, 5:30- 7:30 @Kupros, 1217 21St St., Sacramento
Join us as we recover from this long and unpleasant election season. We’ll have a drink (Happy Hour!) and consider the work ahead.Let’s lead our local elected leaders—old and new—to make climate a priority this term.
12–1 pm @Army Corps of Engineers office, 1325 J Street in Sacramento
On November 15 there will be solidarity actions across the US in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters struggling to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This pipeline would bring fracked Bakken crude oil underneath the Missouri River, endangering the water supply of 18 million people, as well as wildlife.
In Sacramento, we’ll gather at the US Army Corps of Engineers office at 1325 J St to urge them to withdraw the permit for the DAPL. Join us!! Laurie