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Berkeley vote on climate resolutions
June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Berkeley Climate Measures Need Your Support
We have the privilege of living in a city that is a leader in fighting for a better world. Right now the world is threatened by a rapidly accelerating climate crisis. That’s why on Tuesday, June 12, Berkeley City Council is voting on two bold climate resolutions that have the potential to rock the Bay Area and the US — we need your vocal support to make sure they pass!
WHAT: Public Comments at Berkeley City Council Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6pm
WHERE: Berkeley City Council Chambers
2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
WHY: Historic Vote on Climate Measure
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Action Item #49 declares a climate emergency, endorses a just citywide emergency mobilization effort to end greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible, and calls for a Bay Area town hall and collaborative just mobilization effort.
Consent Item #30 moves Berkeley to actively oppose the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, achieve a 100% reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2030, and partner with labor unions and other groups to create training and retraining programs for workers affected by the transition.
The full text of the resolutions are on the City Council Agenda for June 12. The Fossil Fuel Free resolution is on pages 163-168. The Emergency Declaration is on pages 581-587.
These resolutions are essential to Berkeley and our country’s future. Let’s come out in force on Tuesday to demonstrate the breadth of support for these resolutions. I
Berkeley has always been a leader in progressive causes. Once again, it’s time for us to step up and lead. A victory in our city will have a massive ripple effect that will expand what’s possible not only across the Bay Area and California, but the entire country as well.
Please join us at City Council on Tuesday.
Dr. Janice Kirsch, 350 Bay Area Steering Committee and The Climate Mobilization Bay Area
In partnership San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility, Clean Water Action, and other allied organizations and individuals