March in Davis for Standing Rock Divestment Action  Friday, April 14 at 11:30am     

The Standing Rock Divestment Action Group (SRDAG) of Davis invites all to take part in a “Break Up with Your Megabank” march on Friday, April 14.  Participants will gather at 11:30 a.m. in Central Park, near 4th and C St.

At about noon, the group will walk to the nearby downtown branch offices of Wells Fargo, Bank of America, U.S. Bank, and JPMorgan Chase. Marchers will be joined by several individuals who have pledged to close their accounts with these banks. Participants can bring their own signs.  Some sign-making supplies will be available at Central Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda will speak at the 5th annual Interfaith climate conference on March 11.Save the Date

5th annual Interfaith Climate Conference

Saturday, March 11, 2017

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

Theological and Social Ethics Professor

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary       Read the rest of this entry »

The Women's March in Sacramento on January 21 begins in Southside Park at 10am with a rally at the capitol at noon.

The Women’s March in Sacramento on January 21 begins in Southside Park at 10am with a rally at the capitol at noon.

The Women’s March on Sacramento  Saturday,

10:00 am, January 21, 2017

  • The solidarity march begins at Southside Park in Sacramento, CA at 10:00 am. A pre-march kick off will start around 9:30 am. The Rally will begin at noon on the West side of the CA State Capitol. Future event details will be at link above.
  • The Women’s March on Sacramento is a grassroots effort comprised of dozens of independent coordinators at the state level. The effort is helmed by professional organizers and a coordinating committee who are working hard to pull it all together.
  • A program featuring recognized advocates, artists, entertainers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and others will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Elizabeth Lasensky of Yolo MoveOn talked to community members at the Jan. 8 gathering on climate justice.

Elizabeth Lasensky of Yolo MoveOn talked to community members at the Jan. 8 gathering on climate justice.

Dear reader,

The following two letters – one asking for a ban on fracking and the other urging them to bring SB350 money to fund rural “green” jobs – will be delivered to Senator Bill Dodd and to Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry  the week of Jan. 16, 2017 by Yolo MoveOn members.  If you wish to sign on, please email your name and address including street, city, and zip to interfaith@cooldavis.org by Jan. 15, 2017 with sign me on to letters in subject line.  We will add your name and address to each of the four letters.

Thanks for your interest!

Both letters were composed by members of Yolo MoveOn. Read the rest of this entry »

Native Americans are protecting their watershed from an oil pipeline.

Native Americans are protecting their watershed from an oil pipeline.

Davis residents are invited to gather for a brief rally at 12pm on Tuesday September 13th at the old City Hall, 226 F street to show support for the Standing Rock Sioux and tribal allies who are currently resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline in order to protect their sacred watersheds. The rally is being organised by members of Yolano Climate Action network and is part of a nationwide day of solidarity actions to call on President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Everyone is welcome. Bring a sign.    For more information about what’s happening in N. Dakota, find good coverage on http://www.democracynow.org/ 2016/9/4/dakota_access_ pipeline_company_attacks_ native and background here  http://www.outsideonline.com/ 2111206/whats-happening- standing-rock

For more information, please email Nick AT tni.org or phone 530-902-3772.

 

Close Call in Mosier presents the direct quotes of those who were there. (Frances Burke, Alan Hirsch, Jean Jackman)

Close Call in Mosier presents the direct words of those who experienced the derailment and fire. (Frances Burke, Alan Hirsch, Jean Jackman)

This Oil Train Theater piece was prepared for the 3rd Stop Oil Trains memorial of the Lac Megantic oil train derailment and explosion that claimed the lives of 47 people in July 2013.   It highlights the close call in Mosier, Oregon when an oil train derailed and four cars burst into flame on June 4th, 2016.  Most of the words are direct quotes from the people involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Approximately 70 Davisites protested oil trains coming through our town as they marched from the train station in the blast zone to Central Park to watch "Near Miss in Mosier," a play about the derailment and explosion in Oregon just weeks before the July 9 rally.

Approximately 70 Davisites protested oil trains coming through our town as they marched from the train station through the blast zone to Central Park to watch “Near miss in Mosier,” a play about the derailment and explosion in Oregon just weeks before the July 9 rally.  Photo by Richard McAdam.

Concerned about Oil Trains passing through Davis?  Here are tips on ways to keep up-to-date on new developments.  The latest move by Valero takes the issue of federal preemption to the Surface Transportation Board in Washington D.C. and includes not only the Valero proposal in Benicia but the Phillips 66 project in San Luis Obispo and other west coast projects.  To be actively involved, you must stay informed.

A group of Davisites gathered on July 9th at the train station with signs urging a stop to the transportation of crude oil by rail.  They marched through the blast zone (the area within a half mile of the tracks) carrying a banner of an oil tank car that holds 30,000 gallons Read the rest of this entry »