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Your voice matters. All of our voices together mean a changed world. 


Together we’re taking a stand and pushing decision makers to take action. We elected them; they need to know how best to represent us. It’s is one of the oldest and most effective means for making change. Let’s take action together.

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National

Tell US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to Stop Offshore Oil Export Terminals

As U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg oversees the Maritime Administration, and has the authority to reject permits for four major offshore crude oil export terminals that have been proposed off the Gulf Coast.  

To protect our climate and our communities from catastrophe, we need Secretary Buttigieg and the Maritime Administration to act NOW to STOP fossil fuel companies from building these massive new facilities.  

It’s time to stop making the Gulf Coast a sacrifice zone for the fossil fuel industry, subjecting whole communities to serious safety risks, and extreme air and water pollution.  People living near oil and gas facilities often experience increased rates of asthma, respiratory disease, cancers, and other chronic illnesses.

Actions

Click here to Contact Secretary Buttigieg Today

National

Federal Legislation: Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax Senate Bill 3802

Call Script for Senator Dianne Feinstein

“Oil companies are jacking up gas prices in the United State, using the horrific war in Ukraine as an excuse. This is war profiteering. Please co-sponsor the Big Oil Windfall Profits Act- Senate Bill 3802 by Senator Whitehouse to prevent oil companies from making money off the suffering of the Ukrainian people and to protect American consumers from price-gouging.”

Actions

Call Senator Feinstein’s office at 415-393-0707

REGIONAL – MTC

Support a Trans Bay Pedestrian and Biking Path

Description

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC’s) new Quick-Strike Program creates a funding solution for a shared-use path on the Bay Bridge during a time when demand for new transportation options as well as spaces to walk, bike and be active outside is high. The Bay Area’s transportation decision-makers have the potential to quickly deliver a pathway across the Bay that prioritizes people.

MTC, Caltrans, the Alameda County Transportation Commission and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority can take action today and deliver a shared-use path in a matter of months—fulfilling a long-held active-transportation vision for the region.

The shared-use path will only be successful if it prioritizes the needs of low-wage workers, Communities of Color, people with disabilities and those living in outer East Bay communities, all of whom have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic’s health and economic impacts. The development of the shared-use path must include a community-driven outreach process, with local advocates and organizers engaged as decision-makers to ensure that the project addresses these communities’ needs.

Actions

Sign the Petition for a Safe Trans Bay Walking and Biking Path

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Be Heard Campaign Overview

Having your voice heard is an empowering act. Taking a stand and letting decision makers know what you believe and how you want to be represented is one of the oldest and most effective means for making change. And better yet, it’s really effective when we use our voices and take action together. The groundswell, or sea change, or dawn bringer (pick your metaphor) moment starts when we turn our energy toward justice. We also recognize turning toward justice can be a bit confusing. So we’ve put together this quick and simple toolkit to make your voice heard.

Making a plan to take action- even if it’s just ten minutes a week- is one of the best ways to fight the climate crisis.

Join us by taking action, taking the pledge. Let’s Be Heard!