Can you join us in Sacramento on Wednesday, February 19th for a mass rally and banner drop to let Gavin Newsom know that we’re fed up?
Jp, the date has been set.
On February 19, Governor Newsom will deliver his second State of the State speech in Sacramento. He’ll tackle a lot of important issues – but with the climate crisis unfolding all around us, we need him to prioritize ending California’s oil problem.�
We must show up in force to make it clear that Californians are watching and that any plan that allows fossil fuel production in California to continue is unacceptable. The bigger the crowd, the stronger our message will be!
On his big day, Gavin is going to be looking at the press to gauge the reactions to his speech. When he sees a photo of us outside the Capitol with beautiful art and the full power of this movement on display – he’ll knoow that we mean business and that inaction on our demands will have political consequences.
As the Governor of a major oil producing state, Governor Newsom has an opportunity to stand up to an oil industry that – for decades – has polluted Californian communities and destroyed our climate future. But he won’t act unless we demand it.
At the event, we’ll hear from climate and environmental justice activists from around the region and rally outside the State of the State demanding climate justice.
Our demands to Newsom are simple:
- Stop new fossil fuel projects by issuing no new permits.
- Drop existing oil production by announcing a phase-out of existing production.
- Roll out setback limits that create a 2,500-foot health-and-safety buffer zone between fossil-fuel infrastructure and homes, schools and other sensitive sites.