GRANDMOTHERS TO GRANDMOTHERS
Welcome to 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations
Welcome to 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations
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- ACTION ALERT
- 1000 GRANDMOTHERS KEEP ON SHOWING UP
- "HAVE YOU HEARD" - Climate News Highlights
- GRANDMA SAYS
- OUR ORGANIZATIONAL WORK - inside story
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We entered July angry and grieving over the suffering and deaths that will be caused by the Supreme Court rulings on abortion and gun violence. As grandmothers working for future generations, we are especially enraged and disturbed by the court ruling slashing the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to act against climate catastrophe. In the coming months and years, many people will be working to find ways to continue fighting for a sustainable and equitable future. Right now, the only thing we know for sure is that giving up in despair is not an option. Here are links to reactions to the Supreme Court ruling on the EPA from the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Climate Justice Alliance, 350.org, the Sierra Club, and Bill McKibben.
Also, you might want to check out this article: Women's rights have suffered a grim setback. But history is still on our side. by Rebecca Solnit Feminism Hasn’t Failed. Here’s Evidence
Stand With Frontline Communities Against Pollution from Oil and Gas Wells. People are still suffering health effects and are not sure how well the capping was done. In May and June, 41 oil and gas wells in greater Bakersfield were found to be leaking health-harming and climate-disrupting methane gas, all within 3,200 feet of a home or school. As of July 6, eight of them still have not been capped appropriately. Voices in Solidarity Against Oil in Neighborhoods is asking us to support them in telling public officials that: VISION
* This incident shows that the California Geologic Energy Management agency (CalGEM), which is responsible for ensuring the safety of wells, has once again failed to protect the public from these hazards. CalGEM's monitoring and rules for idled wells are totally inadequate. California needs a comprehensive program for permanently and safely sealing idled wells, paid for by the polluters.
* This situation is also a reminder of the importance of the requirement for at least a 3,200-foot setback between all oil and gas drilling and "sensitive receptors" -- homes, schools, health care, stores. We need an immediate end to all new permits and a plan to quickly phase out all neighborhood drilling.
RSVP here for a rally bringing these demands directly to CalGEMs doorsteps! Wednesday July 13th at 12:00pm at FDR Park, 1615 9th St., Sacramento, If you can, join them.
(916) 445-9686) and give them those messages.CalGEM, and Governor Newsom, state legislators, call or write your Whether or not you can make it in person, call or write your state legislators.CalGEM, and Governor Newsom, state legislators, call or write your Whether or not you can make it in person, call or write your state legislators, CalGEM, (916) 445-9686) and Governor Newsom, and deliver those messages.
An Action for Your Grandchildren, July 14
ACE (Action for the Climate Emergency) is organizing youth following the Supreme Court’s outrageous decision to limit the EPA’s authority to regulate fossil fuels. Let your grandkids know how they can stand up for the climate by joining the Now or Never Launch Party for ACE’s campaign to demand that governors declare a climate emergency.
Thursday, July 14, 4:30
Greenwashing Disaster Capital, July 21
Thursday, July 21, 11 AM Pacific time. Register here. This workshop exposes “how movement concepts, narratives, and knowledge are coopted to promote a corporate agenda.” And “how grassroots groups can fight back, and debunk corporate greenwash with our own stories, strategies and solutions for change. ”Hoodwinked in the Hothouse This is the fourth in a series of webinars from this author of the great report on false solutions,
Chevron anniversary demonstration, August 6
Mark 10th Anniversary of the August 6, 2012 Richmond Chevron explosion
Join Richmond community groups and environmental organizations on August 6 to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2012 explosion and fire at the Richmond Chevron refinery, which sent thousands of neighbors to local hospitals. The following year, 3,000 people marked the first anniversary with a march and nonviolent direct action at Chevron’s gate, part of the 350.org Summer Heat campaign of civil disobedience to call attention to the crimes of the fossil fuel industry. 200 were arrested at the Richmond action.
Plans for this year are not yet set but the action is being organized by the Richmond Our Power Coalition, so you can check their Facebook page for details closer to August 6.
Demand a California Climate Plan that gets us off fossil fuels.
The draft climate plan recently released by the California Air Resources Board is an abdication of climate leadership and spectacular failure of ambition. It sets totally inadequate goals, fails to fully phase out oil and gas production, and relies on false climate “solutions.” Join the Center for Biological Diversity in demanding Newsom develop a serious climate plan.
End new permitting of drilling in Contra Costa County
A community-led campaign is working to end new permitting of oil and gas drilling and phase out existing drilling in Contra Costa County, with protective provisions for those fossil fuel workers whose jobs could be impacted.
We’ve made good strides towards that goal, with a city ban passed in Antioch and a moratorium in place within Brentwood. Proposed oil drilling just outside of Brentwood is on hold, thanks to public pushback. But in our climate emergency, we have no more time to lose.
Join Sunflower Alliance, Sierra Club and Youth Sustainable Leaders in Action to learn more about the ongoing campaign and find out how to get involved. Youth activist Alexi Lindeman will review the history of the two- year-old campaign and address the harm drilling does to our air, water, land, health, and climate. Learn about next steps and what you can do to help advance the campaign to end oil and gas drilling in Contra Costa County.
RSVP HERE for Zoom link
WHEN: Wednesday, July 13, 11 AM
WHERE: On your digital device
Grandmothers Support Water Protectors!
Hundreds of peaceful water protectors are currently facing thousands of criminal charges in Minnesota for standing in defense of the water, the climate, and the treaty rights of Anishinaabe people. These water protectors were arrested for resisting the Line 3 Pipeline.1000 Grandmothers supports the #StopLine3 campaign. stopline3.org/drop-the-charges.
Please sign & share the public petition which will be submitted to Gov. Walz once there are 100,000 or more signatures.
You can also donate to the L3 legal defense fund. Water protectors have successfully gotten some cases dismissed.
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1000 GRANDMOTHERS KEEPS SHOWING UP
Telling Biden: No More Drilling on Federal Land
Grandmothers showed up June 27 at the Golden Gate Bridge with People vs Fossil Fuels, part of a national day of action to demand that Biden stop plans to permit more oil and gas drilling on federal land and waters.