Mothers Out Front South Bay (San Jose) partnered with 350 Silicon Valley, Acterra, and the Asian Law Alliance to attract a standing-room only crowd to a town hall on climate change with local Assembly Members Evan Low and Marc Berman. The evening kicked off with the delivery, by two children, of 94 hand-signed postcards collected by the South Bay team asking these Assembly Members to support SB 100, the California Clean Energy Act.
Click below to watch the 350 Silicon Valley Facebook live broadcast of the event. At about 5 minutes in, you will see Linda from Northern California Mothers Out Front and two young activists deliver their postcards at the town hall.
The crowd erupted into enthusiastic applause when Assembly Member Berman announced that he will vote for the bill in its current form! Assembly Member Low did not agree (yet) to support it, citing concerns about implementation and impact on industry. The South Bay team will continue to urge him to protect his constituents (particularly youth), put their interests first, and show more leadership on climate.