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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

Please ask Council Member  to recognize the escalating risk of climate change for our city and region by voting on June 12 to declare a climate emergency and call for a Bay Area regional town hall and collaborative a more urgent and just mobilization effort. I’m also urging the council to take a key step in the mobilization, which is to vote to go fossil free fast. I know we have a lot more work to do to meet our city’s climate goals and there is no time to lose in stepping up our efforts.
Council Member Office Numbers:
Jesse Arreguin (Request his support)
Mayor, (510) 981-7100
Linda Maio (Request her support)
D – District 1, (510) 981-7110
Cheryl Davila (Say thanks for her leadership in authoring the two resolutions!)
D – District 2, (510) 981-7120
Ban Bartlett (Request his support)
D – District 3, (510) 981-7130
Kate Harrison (Say thanks for her leadership co-sponsoring the two resolutions!)
D – District 4, (510) 981-7140
Sophie Hahn (Request her support
D – District 5, (510) 981-7150
Susan Wengraf (Request her support)
D – District 6, (510) 981-7160
Kriss Worthington (Request his support)
D – District 7, (510) 981-7170
Lori Droste (Request her support)
D – District 8, (510) 981-7180

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

Onward!

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

 

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June 12
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Berkeley Council Chambers
2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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