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Together, we can create a healthy climate today.

We are harnessing the power of mama-bear love to push dirty fossil fuels out of California one community at a time to protect our kids' health and future.

We have a short but real window of time to act. We have the knowledge, skills, and much of the technology we need to keep the Earth’s temperature from rising to catastrophic levels. Now we need action.


Join a Local Team!

Our movement is led by our local teams of dedicated volunteers (mothers, grandmothers and other caregivers), who determine their community's needs and choose their own goals. We empower them with training, coaching, and ideas to move their communities and states from dirty to clean energy.

Team members come together to learn, strategize, meet with elected and business leaders, testify at hearings, and plan and show up at rallies and other events. At the same time, they add to their team – and their power – by hosting house parties and engaging new people.

Our teams welcome volunteers at all levels - from those who feel called to join a local team to those who only have time to sign a petition or attend an event. Knowing that it will take everyone to create a sustainable future for all children, we each do what we can.

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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 02:30 PM
    San Jose City Hall

    SJ Reach Code Vote #2

    Woot, woot! After passing a historic reach code in September to incentivize all-electric (not fossil-fueled) buildings, the San Jose City Council will come back on October 29th to consider a supplementary reach code requiring all-electric construction for new single-family homes, low-rise residential buildings, and ADUs. This is a key measure to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and ensure cleaner indoor air, protecting our climate and our health. 

    Please join us to show our Councilmembers how many residents want San Jose to lead the way to a climate-safe future by voting for this reach code supplement. We'd appreciate it if you'd RSVP here so we know who's coming. Hope you can join us! 

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    Victory for fossil fuel-free buildings at San Jose City Council

    The Mothers Out Front South Bay team is celebrating the unanimous vote by the San Jose City Council on September 17th to adopt the most ambitious policy of any large U.S. city to incentivize the construction of all-electric (not fossil-fueled) buildings. Due to the advocacy of our mothers and allies, the city’s new “reach code" also mandates that all parking spaces in new multi-family buildings be at least EV-ready, giving these residents equal access to EV charging, thus boosting equity and lowering barriers to EV adoption.


    Watch the video recorded by James Tuleya of Mother Out Front Susan Butler-Graham on the mic at the ceremony!


     

    We appreciate the climate leadership of Mayor Liccardo who, along with Councilmembers Peralez, Diep, Carrasco, and Davis, listened to the mothers and improved the draft reach code from “meh” to “wow!” We also applaud Councilmembers Jimenez, Esparza, Arenas, Foley and Khamis for voting in favor (Jones was out of town). And we congratulate Mayor Liccardo and the City Council also for voting unanimously to declare a Climate Emergency.  

    We recommend that the City move forward soon to convene a technical roundtable of experts to educate Councilmembers, staff and developers about the state-of-the-art technology solutions which enable even high-rise buildings to be built all-electric at a lower cost than with fossil fuels. #SJReachForTheFuture! 


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    Members of Mothers Out Front South Bay wait to testify at the September 17th San Jose City Council meeting. Three team members (Rebecca, Susan, Hoai-An) gave stirring public comments, plus Rebecca’s daughter Ariana, whose speech brought down the house.

     

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