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  • NEWS: Rally at State of the State calls on Newsom to phase out oil production

    Mothers Out Front California were present and accounted for at the Rally at the State of the State on February 19th! Together with our allies, we were also #InTheNews!

    Adelita Serena from Woodland, an organizer from Mothers Out Front, said, “We are here today asking the governor to listen to us as we share our three demands. We are putting pressure on him to be the climate leader that he has to be for the state and the nation. California is seen nationally as one of the most progressive states, yet it is still a major oil producer. I’m so happy that there are so many diverse people from young to old here today.”

    See the whole story:

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  • Last Chance Alliance Rally at State of the State Address

    Mothers Out Front was proud to join our allies from the Last Chance Alliance to call for climate action in Sacramento on Wednesday, February 19th during Governor Gavin Newsom's State of the State Address.  

    A group called Last Chance Alliance was among those represented at the rally and they want the governor to end all new fossil fuel projects in California, create a plan to phase out all drilling for crude oil and natural gas, and provide support people in related jobs most impacted by such a transition.

    "Parents around the state are appalled that California allows fossil-fuel production right next door to where our children live, study and play--prioritizing fossil-fuel profits over the health of our children and communities," insisted Linda Hutchins-Knowles, Senior California Organizer for Mothers Out Front. 

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  • Thousands march in downtown San Jose for Women’s March 2020

    Mothers Out Front South Bay/San Jose member, Jane Mulcaster is #inthenews at the Women's March in January!

    The San José Spotlight wrote:
    Among hundreds of creative and powerful signs, Jane Mulcaster, one of the thousands who marched on Saturday, held up the world… or at least, her 3D depiction of it. Mulcaster, 53, constructed a model of Earth from a giant yoga ball complete with blue netting to symbolize melting ice caps and rising sea levels as well as red, orange and yellow pom-poms to mark worldwide wildfires. The globe took five hours to make.
    “I just envisioned demonstrating, in three dimensions, our planet and the effects of global climate change,” Mulcaster, a longtime Willow Glen resident, said. She attended the march with her daughter and friends, representing the group Mothers Out Front, a community organization that works to promote climate policy. Women, Mulcaster said, have a “unique” role in advocating against climate change. 
    “We represent the future,” Mulcaster continued. “We bring future generations into the world, and as mothers, we feel a particular urgency to make sure that our children have a future to grow into.”

    Read the whole story:

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  • Environmental activists urge VTA to shift funds from highway projects to mass transit

    In December, Martina Keim was quoted in a San José Spotlight article about youth, mothers, and other concerned residents advocating for increased funding for public transit at a recent Valley Transportation Authority board meeting: 

    Earlier in the meeting, the students received support from the South Bay chapter of Mothers Out Front: Mobilizing for a Livable Climate.

    “San Jose is expected to grow its population to 1.3 million,” coordinator Martina Keim said. “We are already experiencing a high density of traffic. And it is crucial for all of us to make this change now. It will help to reduce congestion, improve air quality and public health and go toward San Jose’s goal to be carbon free, since vehicle traffic is the leading source of carbon emissions.”

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  • San Jose could become largest US city to ban natural gas in new construction

    Mothers Out Front San Jose #inthenews and #onmic for this proposal, with Mother Out Front Susan Butler-Graham reminding us:

    “Our kids need us to electrify our buildings as much as possible, and stop building with gas,” said Susan Butler-Graham of Mothers Out Front, a non-profit seeking to move climate change issues to the political forefront.

     

    Watch the video here:

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  • NEWS: Hundreds marched through downtown San Jose for climate strike

    Mothers Out Front San Jose were part of the #ClimateStrike in their city and were captured by the San Jose Spotlight!

    As part of Mothers Out Front, a group dedicated to creating a healthy climate and a livable future for children, Deanna Pursai said she was marching for herself and her two children.

    After Al Gore released “An Inconvenient Truth” in 2006, she said she thought the climate issue was obvious and that decision makers would take action. “I love being a mom, but now I feel guilty,” Pursai said. ”This is going to bring awareness, this is our civic duty.”

     

    Read the whole story:

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  • Chevron's Huge Kern County Spill Endangers Valley Residents

    California mothers are alarmed by an ongoing, uncontained oil spill in Kern County and are dismayed at the lack of independent oversight of California’s powerful oil and gas industry, as this powerful article quoting Linda conveys.

    “We have lost all faith in the ability of DOGGR to do its job of protecting Californians, and we call on the Governor to completely reform this corporate-captured agency,” said Linda Hutchins-Knowles, California Senior Organizer for Mothers Out Front. “Regulators should not be allowed to own stock in the very industry they’re supposed to regulate. As California faces serious water scarcity, we need increased protections for our aquifers, not weakened rules.”

    Along with over 500 public-interest groups in Last Chance Alliance, mothers and others call on Governor Newsom to protect California’s communities and climate by agreeing to:

    STOP new oil & gas permits,

    DROP existing production in a just and managed transition, and

    ROLL out science-based 2500’ buffer zones between drilling zones and sensitive sites like homes and schools. 

    Will you amplify our call? Sign our petition to Gov. Newsom to STOP, DROP & ROLL for public health and climate safety. Let’s demand real climate leadership! Thank you! 

     

  • 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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  • OP ED: Make a Livable Climate a New Year's Resolution

    MOTHERS' VOICES IN THE NEWS! Congratulations Erin Robbins and Linda Hutchins-Knowles, members of Mothers Out Front South Bay, for the published OP-ED.


    Get in touch with us if you'd like to learn more about how to write an op-ed and why they are important.


    What moms in San Jose have to say:

    It’s time to stop, drop and roll: STOP new permits for oil and gas drilling, DROP current production in a just, managed transition to clean, green jobs, and ROLL out science-based buffer zones around homes and schools.

    Read it all here:

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  • 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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