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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. (more…)

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       (more…)

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. (more…)

DEAR GOVERNOR BROWN

Written, Directed and Produced by Jon Bowermaster
Executive Producer Mark Ruffalo

Guest Speakers Jessica Wohlander and David Braun from Rootskeeper

Wednesday May 25, 2016
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Blanchard Room, Davis Branch Library

*California is the third largest oil producing state in the nation.
*300 new oil and gas wells are drilled each month
*While Governor Jerry Brown is an outspoken champion of reducing emissions that contribute to global warming, he is simultaneously a big promoter of California’s oil and gas industry.

This film asks, “Can you really be for both?”

Fracking drill sites show the possible extent of water contamination.

Fracking drill sites show the possible extent of water contamination.

Contact:  Lynne at lnittler at sbcglobal.net for questions.

RR crossing stop oil trains                     Save the Date:

        Stop Oil Trains – Davis Action

Saturday, July 11 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

RSVP here:  https://actionnetwork.org/events/stop-oil-trains-in-davis?source=direct_link&referrer=lynne-nittler

 

There is NO safe way to transport extreme tar sands and Bakken crude. Two years after Lac-Mégantic, oil trains keep exploding and carbon pollution keeps rising.  Oil trains are a disaster for our health, our safety, and our climate.  Join with other Californians on July 11 to remember the 47 who perished in Lac-Mégantic and take action now.

One oil train per week passes through Davis currently.  Two more 100-car trains per day are planned for the near future…unless we stop them.

Davis Vigil and Rally:

  • 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Davis Amtrak Station wearing a fiery red, yellow, or orange shirt.  Bring your own sign or carry one of ours.
  • Walk through our downtown Blast Zone to the Farmers’ Market at Central Park.
  • 10:00 a.m. Gather for a brief Rally at the Rotary Stage (near the carousel) featuring:
    • Rousing songs by the Raging Grannies
    • Mayor Dan Wolk – Davis Resolution against Oil Trains through town
    • Councilman Lucas Frerichs – SACOG letter
    • Senator Lois Wolk – recent CA legislation addressing oil trains
    • Supervisor Jim Provenza – waste water injection  & fracking in Yolo County
    • Damien Luzzo – proposal to ban fracking in Yolo County
    • Leave the crude in the ground!

PR:  Big photo op with our own oil tank car!

Take action: Sign the petition and/or the Pledge to Resist.

Read more about Damien’s story.

For questions or to volunteer:  lnittler@sbcglobal.net

Want more action? Take the 11:20 a.m. Yolo bus to join a mile-long Vigil to stop oil trains with 350 Sacramento from the railroad station on 5th & I to the Capitol on 10th & L.  Wear explosive colors and bring a sign!  www.350sacramento.org

Read the Davis Enterprise for more details. Check the web for more protests around the country.  Try Portland and Martinez.

Andrew Grinberg, Oil and Gas Program Coordinator for Clean Water Action, will speak on Injection Wells.

Andrew Grinberg, Oil and Gas Program Coordinator for Clean Water Action, will speak on Injection Wells.

The underground injection of fracking waste threatens California’s remaining fresh water.  Andrew Grinberg of Clean Water Action will speak to this on Monday, May 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St.   All who care about our fresh water are welcome to attend. 

 Grinberg holds a degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and has been working with Clean Water in Washington DC, Austin, Texas and Baltimore. Md.  Since 2011 he has been working on California oil and gas policy and state legislation for Clean Water.  He will advocate for Assembly Bill 356 which will increase the regulation of injection wells in California.  For further information contact Mary Zhu at zbox@dcn.org

 For more details, read this op-ed by Mary Zhu.