Featured Event:

Climate Strike and March

Friday, September 20, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
San Francisco Federal Building, 90 7th St, San Francisco, CA

At 10am, in San Francisco we call for a youth-led climate strike march, going to different targets that are contributing to climate breakdown, leaving our mark to let these places know what we are fighting for. We will again start at the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and will connect targets in government, finance, and energy. For those that can’t join in person, we will be asking people to post on social media and tag our targets. Full event listing from event organizers: https://actionnetwork.org/events/bay-area-youth-led-climate-strike?

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Contact Gov. Newsom: Sign SB1!

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Governor Newsom has indicated that he may veto SB1, the legislation that can protect California against Trump’s undermining of environmental protection laws. SB1 passed the Assembly and the Seante. Today’s San Francisco Chronicle has an EDITORIAL urging him to sign. This is a BIG ONE. Please DO IT. You can contact Governor Newsom via https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/ and urge him to sign the bill. The link also gives the Governor’s phone number. You can both call and write.

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Racial and Criminal Justice Committee working with five other orgs for justice reform! Next meeting 6/20!

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Did you know the Racial and Criminal Justice Committee ​of Wellstone is working with ​more than five other organizations to advance criminal justice reform? ​They include Indivisible Berkeley, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Berkeley chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, ​and Democratic Socialists of America. We work mostly on local issues but also on county, state, and federal issues. Currently, we are concentrating as a group on Berkeley policing (getting a stronger Police Review Commission, addressing racial inequities in policing), but members also are involved in the Audit Sheriff Ahern Coalition, advocacy for state criminal justice reform legislation, and other initiatives. The next meeting is June 20th​; see event details here – newcomers welcome!

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