California

Woodland Moms on the Radio (KDVS)!

On September 27th, Adelita Serena and Maria Hunt were guests on the radio show “Radio Informar” (KDVS) on behalf of Mothers Out Front. They spoke about ongoing efforts to put pressure on Gov. Brown as well as next steps for the Woodland/Sacramento team. A link should be available soon.

 

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Thank you, Adelita Serena and Maria Hunt!

 


Woodland/Sacramento Celebrates #Rising

Thank you to Adelita Serena for the report-in from Mothers Out Front Woodland/Sacramento on their celebration and planning session after #RiseForClimateJobsJustice!

Our Mothers Out Front Woodland/Sacramento Team was excited to gather on September 23rd and celebrate our strength in unity that we presented at the Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice March in San Francisco! All felt proud after watching the short video I put together. 

 

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Find out how you can connect to the Woodland/Sacramento Mothers Out Front Team!



San Jose Mothers Celebrate Rising!

23 members of the Mothers Out Front South Bay (San Jose) team celebrated our recent big wins with a picnic in the park today. We showed off the vibrant yellow shirts we got for the Rise for Climate march.

 

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Find out how you can connect to the San Jose/South Bay Mothers Out Front Team!


 


Mothers Out Front Flips The Switch for San Jose CCE

On September 13th, not one but two of members of the Mothers Out Front San Jose/South Bay team (the team’s co-coordinator, Amanda Senior, and team member Rebecca's 7th grade daughter, Ariana Habermann) spoke at San Jose’s Global Climate Action Summit (#GCAS) affiliate event for the official “Flipping of the Switch” launching the San Jose’s new Community Choice Energy program. The comments about Mothers Out Front were glowing!

Watch the video of Ariana Habermann (7th Grader) speaking for her future!

 

 


Gov. Brown, keep oil and gas in the ground

Read Robyn Purchia's column in the San Francisco Examiner profiling the #BrownsLastChance Campaign:

During a heat wave last year, the night-time temperature in Amanda Senior’s San Jose home was 95 degrees. The air conditioning wasn’t working, and Senior was worried about her two young sons, who were only two and six-years old at the time. She did all she could to keep them healthy and comfortable, including letting her youngest sleep without his diaper. A dirty, wet bed was the least of her concerns.

“I was concerned when I woke up the next morning, they may not,” Senior, a volunteer with the nonprofit Mothers Out Front, told me. “I can only imagine how worried other mothers who have no air conditioning must have been for their children.”

Read the whole column here:

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WIN! SB 100 is Signed into Law!

Victory! History was made on September 10th in California, as Governor Brown signed into law SB 100, Senator Kevin De León's landmark bill that will fast-track California’s transition to 100% clean energy. It represents a victory of people over polluters, through a grassroots coalition of environmental, business, labor, consumer, science and faith-based groups—and moms!

Congratulations to the Mothers Out Front San Jose team, whose persistent advocacy of their Assemblymember, Evan Low, helped to secure his vote. Thanks also to the new Mothers Out Front team in San Francisco, who joined them in lobbying for SB 100 and whose Assemblymembers, Phil Ting and David Chiu, co-authored the bill. Everyone is thrilled that over a year of hard work has paid off with such an important win, making California only the second state in the nation (after Hawai'i) to commit to 100% clean energy by 2045—and to 50% clean energy by 2026. 

 

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We did it!!! SB100 PASSED! Thank you & now let's march!

August 28, 2018 - Today is a historic day!! This evening, in a bipartisan vote, the California state Assembly passed Senate Bill 100. Once Governor Brown signs it into law next month, the fifth largest economy in the world will be on track to be powered entirely with clean electricity by 2045!  

Make no mistake, this is a victory of the people over the fossil fuel industry. SB 100 was heavily opposed by PG&E and the Western States Petroleum Association, the most influential lobby in Sacramento. Yet their money was drowned out in a sea of petitions, postcards, calls, tweets, and lobby visits from a grassroots coalition of consumers, people of faith, environmental justice advocates, labor unions, scientists--and moms!

 

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Mothers in the News! Just say NO to AB 813!

Adelita Serena of Woodland, one of the participants in the rally and press conference, emphasized what is at stake if the Legislature passes AB 813.

“I’m here for our children’s future,” said Serena, a member of Mothers Out Front. “As a mother, I’m concerned about the increasing risk to our kids if AB 813 passes through the Legislature. This bill would put the control of California’s electricity grid into the hands of the Trump administration and California would be at great risk. I urge folks to call their local senators to stop this bill from becoming law.”

Click the link below to read the full story!

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First House Party in Woodland, CA!

On August 12th, mothers gathered for the first time at a Mothers Out Front House Party in Woodland to join in the #RiseForClimate campaign and push our leaders toward clean energy policies for our families.

Come out and join these mothers on September 8th! RSVP by clicking here!

 

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South Bay - "Actions Speak Louder Than Words."

In the team's second lobby visit in three days, Co-coordinator of Mothers Out Front South Bay, Amanda Senior, and her sons joined a delegation from Orchard City Invisible to Assembly Member Evan Low’s Cupertino office. This group of 11 adults and children spoke with Patrick Aherns, Assembly Member Low’s senior representative, urging him to support Senate Bill 100, the California Clean Energy Act, which will come to the floor for a vote sometime in August. 

As Amanda put it, “Actions speak louder than words.” 

 

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