Check out the Mothers Out Front South Bay team at the September 8th Press Conference to push for #SB100 - more renewable energy for CA!
Here are 9 photos from the press conference (in the opposite order we spoke). Thank you to all of the awesome speakers and moderator!! And to Assemblymember Sylvia Arena’s staff for providing the pop-up tent for shade! :)
Left to right: San Jose Councilmember Sylvia Arenas, Assemblymember Ash Kaltra, CEO of SEIU 521 Riko Mendez, San Jose Councilmember Raul Peralez, President of 350SV Nicole Kemeny, and South Bay Mothers Out Front Co-Lead Linda Hutchins-Knowles (2 speakers missing from photo: Laura Wisland, Senior Energy Analyst at Union of Concerned Scientists and Evan Lin, UC Davis student)
Assemblymember Ash Kalra gives a rousing speech after rushing from Sacramento to the press conference in his Bolt EV.
South Bay Mothers Out Front Team Lead Linda Hutchins-Knowles explains why moms want climate action, backed up by children from her team with handmade signs.
SEIU 521 Labor Leader Riko Mendez describes the damage oil extraction causes to the health of frontline communities, like the Central Valley city of Arvin, with the worst air pollution in the nation.
Incoming college student Eva Lin (a former ACE Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education) explains why transitioning to clean energy ASAP is so important to her generation.
San Jose City Councilmember Raul Peralez emphasizes the importance of bold climate action, like San Jose’s recent adoption of San Jose Clean Energy, set to become the nation’s largest Community Choice Energy program.
San Jose City Councilmember Sylvia Arenas says that the term “climate change” is too mild: we’re already seeing climate damage, and it’s a threat to our kids.
Senior Energy Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Laura Wisland, explains the importance of Senate Bill 100 and transitioning quickly to 100% renewable energy.
President of 350SV Nicole Kemeny skillfully moderates the press conference and introduces each speaker.