Mothers Out Front South Bay (San Jose) recently organized a very successful and creative event called Just Desserts: Discussing Climate Justice with our Local Representatives. A standing-room-only crowd of 70 people enjoyed delicious desserts while sharing with Senator Jim Beall and Assemblymember Ash Kalra their ideas for how to promote climate justice in California.
Young people in middle and high school formed a significant portion of the audience and put to good use the opportunity we gave them to ask questions first. Many of the comments reflected a deep desire for a just transition to renewable energy in a way that includes and uplifts frontline communities. Senator Beall and Assemblymember Kalra took note of participants’ ideas and committed to continuing to champion climate justice in upcoming legislative season starting in January. People with suggestions for bills are encouraged to contact Mothers Out Front South Bay at email@example.com.
A large crowd gathers for Mothers Out Front South Bay’s Just Desserts climate justice event at a library in San Jose. Speaking in front is Assemblymember Ash Kalra and to his left is Senator Jim Beall.
Members of Mothers Out Front South Bay pose after Just Desserts with Senator Jim Beall (in back row) and Assemblymember Ash Kalra (holding T-shirt).