Category Archives: Legislative Action

Letter from PDB Chair Ralph Dennis – Support Assembly Bill 40 on fossil fuel phase out

Dear PDB members and friends –

Ralph Dennis, PDB Chair

I received the notice below from 350 BayArea regarding this proposed legislation.  PDB is working with 350 BayArea Action to track climate-change-related bills in the current CA Legislative Session.  AB 40 is one of the bills we support and here we are asking for your letters of support to our Assemblymember, Tim Grayson.  See more and take action below.

Ralph Dennis, Chair, PDB


From 350 Bay Area Action:

We are all in a key position to make a big difference in fighting climate chaos, because we live in the Assembly district of Tim Grayson – who sits on the Assembly Transportation Committee. The Transportation Committee will be hearing testimony on AB40 very soon.

Please send him this letter urging him to vote yes on AB40 asap!

AB40 would require the State of California Air Resources Board (CARB) to draw up a plan to phase out fossil fuel vehicles by 2040.

AB40 is the successor to AB1745, which came before the Assembly Transportation Committee in 2018, but did not have the votes to move on. AB1745 called for phasing out fossil fuel vehicles by 2040. AB40 takes a two-step approach—first have the CARB develop a feasible plan, and then vote on that plan in 2021.

Show your support for the transition to clean energy here.

As climate activists we understand that climate science is telling us that we have to move even faster than the dates that these bills dictate. However, AB40 would give us a foot in the door, and set a clear market signal that we have to eliminate fossil fuel vehicles. Hopefully, this will stimulate automakers to move quickly into making zero emission vehicles (electric or fuel cell).

We hope you send this letter! Assemblymembers really pay attention to letters from their constituents!

You can read the full text of AB40 here. Please let us know if you have any questions about AB40 or other ways we can cut greenhouse gases from transportation.

Thanks for your support,

Jack Fleck and Elena Engel

350 Bay Area Transportation Campaign

Jack@350BayArea.org

ACLU California – Register now for 2019 Conference and Lobby Day

From an ACLU email…

Introduction by Phyllis Debois:

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California is offering a workshop, April 7th & 8th, that will train activist to lobby their California legislators.

Spend one day learning about the bills, networking with other activists, and a second day meeting with representatives.

Attendees may register for one or both days.  See below.


Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 8:24:28 AM PST
Subject: April 7-9: Lobby your lawmakers

Register today before tickets sell out!

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Dear [name],

Across California, ACLU activists are working together to build power. And this April, we’re bringing a wave of progressive reform to the State Capitol.

Join us for the ACLU’s 2019 Conference and Lobby Day. This year, we have the chance to expand voting opportunities for thousands of people, pass crucial privacy protections, ensure that people’s reproductive healthcare needs are respected, and protect immigrants and their families from federal government abuse.

ACLU of California
Conference and Lobby Day
Meet up with ACLU activists from across California to bring progressive change to the state capital!

Sunday, April 7 – Monday, April 8
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

RSVP TODAY

At the conference, you can attend workshops, learn about our bills, network with other activists, and meet your representatives.

The stakes are high, but we have momentum. Last year, hundreds of conference attendees laid the groundwork for landmark legislation that ended 40 years of secret police misconduct. Now, we are returning to demand that our lawmakers put an end to the epidemic of deadly police shootings.

Register now to help make California a state where everyone can live with freedom and dignity. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Sincerely,

ACLU of California