California

Mothers ask Gov. Newsom to seize Our Last Chance for Climate Justice

Mothers Out Front California Senior Organizer, Linda Hutchins-Knowles, recently attended the CA Democratic Conference in San Francisco as an observer. When she ran into Governor Newsom in the lobby, she jumped on the chance to bring him a message from California mothers, saying:

"Thank you, Governor, for your strong words on climate. Mothers Out Front around the state now ask you to match your words with action. Please Stop, Drop & Roll for a livable climate for all children. We’re actually here collecting petitions asking you to do just that, and will deliver them to you soon. It’s our Last Chance!” Though non-committal, the Governor cheerfully posed for a photo.

We urge everyone to sign our petition to Governor Newsom and see why, along with hundreds of allies in the Last Chance Alliance, we’re asking him to Stop, Drop & Roll to address the public-health and climate emergencies. As the producer of much of the nation’s dirtiest oil—and the only oil-producing state without setback limits—it’s past time for California to make climate justice a top priority. Words are nice, but moms want to see action, now.

 

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San Jose moms deliver 400 postcards to Council Members and Mayor!

On June 3rd, a group of 10 mothers, grandmothers and daughters from Mothers Out Front South Bay enthusiastically delivered to the San Jose City Councilmembers and Mayor Liccardo nearly 400 postcards in three languages: English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Each of the 10 Councilmember received a stack of hand-signed postcards from their constituents urging them to protect Coyote Valley by allocating all available voter-approved Measure T funds to purchase the land from developers.

 

Left to right: Susan Butler-Graham, Isabelle Chappuis, Linda Hutchins-Knowles, Danchi, Meg, DanAnh, Karina (and her sign), Mayor Liccardo’s staffer Mackenzie Mossing, Jane Mulcaster, Anika, and Kelly Graham

 

 

The clarity of youth: Meg explains that, while the City has zoned Coyote Valley for industrial development, “nature zoned it for open space.” 

 


DYNAMIC DUO: Mother & Daughter OUT FRONT

 

As a lead team member and one of the original founders of Mothers Out Front South Bay, I was so uplifted to see our team receive San Jose's 2019 Climate Smart Champion of the Year award! It reminds me that our efforts over the past two years have been very successful, including helping to pass Community Choice Energy, Senate Bill 100, and Climate Smart San Jose.

This not only encourages me, but motivates me to continue with our ambitious efforts to create a more livable climate for all children. And the cherry on top of the cake is the fact that my daughter was named one of the three 2019 Youth Climate Champions of the Year! This makes me so very proud of her! As a youth, it is important for her to know she can make a difference and be a part of the solution to the climate crisis. It is an honor to be her mother and to know that her efforts have been commended as well. Together, we can help pass on a livable planet to future generations.

 


NEWS: Town Hall for Green New Deal meets Saturday, May 25

Mothers Out Front in Woodland/Sacramento joined this town hall meeting hosted by the Sunrise Movement, Yolo County Progressives, Sierra Club (Yolano Group), University Professional and Technical Employees, and Young Democratic Socialists of America at UC Davis

“As a mother and a frontline community representative here in Yolo County, I worry about the effect of the smoke from nearby fires on my two boys when they play and train for football outside,” said Adelita Serena of Mothers Out Front. “On hot days, heat stroke worries me, and I am very concerned to think that some day extreme heat will make it more difficult for kids to play outside and do the things they love.

Read the whole article here:

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Mothers deliver Mother's Day postcards to Senator Feinstein

On the morning of May 15, seven Mothers Out Front members and co-founders (including two kids) delivered Mother's Day campaign postcards to Senator Feinstein's office, urging her to co-sponsor the Green New Deal. We met with two of her staffers, introduced Mothers Out Front to them, and presented them with approximately 165 postcards (which represent only a small portion of the postcards that Feinstein's office will receive from Mothers Out Front teams around the state in the coming weeks). We expressed the urgency we feel as mothers to take aggressive and bold action to make sure we retain a livable earth for our children and grandchildren.

 

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OP ED: Moms want urgent climate action, green new deal for Mother’s Day

Mothers Out Front San Francisco got this OP ED published for Mother's Day! Congratulations to Kathie & Maia Piccagli!

Youth are not the only ones panicked about inheriting a livable world. They are joined by many others, including an army of moms. We put so much love and energy into preparing our children for the future. Now that future looks precarious. We are scared!

This Mother’s Day we don’t want flowers, chocolate, or brunch. California mothers want to give our children the gift of a livable climate, and we ask our elected leaders to support us by endorsing the Green New Deal.

Recent reports tell us we only have until 2030 – or less – to stop fueling the temperature rise devastating the world with climate-change causing greenhouse gas emissions. But temperatures are rising, not declining. Half of all greenhouse gases have been put into the atmosphere in the last 30 years.


100% Renewable Electricity Press Conference with Mayor London Breed

Earlier in April, Mothers Out Front San Francisco stood up at a press conference with Supervisors Ahsha Safai and Vallie Brown and representatives from the Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapterand 350 Bay Area to hear Mayor London Breed announce San Francisco’s commitment to a just and swift transition to 100% renewable electricity in buildings citywide by 2030, and to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

#AtTheTable #OnTheStage #OutFront

 

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South Bay Team named San Jose’s Climate Champion of the Year!

In an official ceremony at San Jose City Hall in March, the Mothers Out Front South Bay team was named San Jose’s 2019 Climate Champion of the Year, sharing this honor with our good allies, San José Community Energy Advocates! And three of the young members of our team were named 2019 Youth Climate Champions of the Year!

Congratulations to our moms and youth, and thank you for your leadership!

 


San Francisco Press Conference for Climate Emergency Resolution

Mothers Out Front was a partner at the press conference the San Francisco Board of Supervisors held at City Hall on February 26 to announce their Climate Emergency Resolution!

 

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Pictured: Anya Deepak, Tamar Cooper, Liliana Peliks, Friday Apaliski, Tina Martin, Kathie Piccagli, and Maia Piccagli

 


Big Award for San Jose Mothers and Daughters

Mothers (and Daughters) Out Front in San Jose To Receive Climate Smart Champion Awards!

San Jose's Environmental Services Department has announced the winners of its first ever Climate Smart Champion awards, recognizing champions in seven different categories. The Mothers Out Front South Bay team is thrilled to have been named Climate Smart Champion of the Year, along with their allies at San José Community Energy Advocates. In addition, three daughters of team members, Anika, Ariana and Karina, were recognized as Youth Climate Champions for their climate advocacy.

 

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Mothers Out Front South Bay Team