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8000 Californians marched through the streets of Governor Browns home town of Oakland reminding him that climate leaders don't frack.

8000 Californians marched through the streets of Governor Browns home town of Oakland reminding him that climate leaders don’t frack.

by Leslie Crenna

Despite afternoon rain, at least 8,000 dedicated citizens, including about 60 from Sacramento and Davis combined, called on Governor Jerry Brown to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” across our state on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at a march in Brown’s home town, Oakland. The parallel issue of crude-by-rail—which is how the vast majority of fracked oil and gas is transported across the country—was addressed repeatedly by organizers and participants as well. (more…)

Visitors filled in why they care about slowing climate change on earth posters for the Davis Climate Action Day on Sept. 21, 2014.

“I love my children and grandchildren.  I want a healthy planet for all children.  Join me in reducing your carbon footprint for the sake of the children.” Visitors filled in why they care about slowing climate change on earth posters for the Davis Climate Action Day on Sept. 21, 2014.

March for Real Climate Leadership

February 7th in Oakland beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Call on Governor Jerry Brown to protect all Californians from dangerous oil Activities that harm our water, our health and our communities.

1.  Sign up for the Sacramento-Davis bus below, or reserve a space on Amtrak.  (Hint:  Many Davisites have chosen the 9:30 a.m. train option.  Many students have chosen the bus option.)

2.  Make a sign to carry.

3.  Wear blue.

4.  Bring your sign, comfortable walking shoes, water, and snacks/food.

 

Find us locally on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/YoloClimateAction/

Want to talk to someone lives in Davis? Send an email to info@cooldavis.org and put “Fracking March” in the byline.  Give us your phone number or email  and we’ll get back to you.

Go to http://marchforclimateleadership.org/ for all the information on the March, including transportation, FAQ, the Convergence, ART, and more.

 Stencil/Poster Party in Davis

Saturday, January 31 from 10:15 – 11:30

Blanchard Room at the Davis Public Library (315 E. 14th St.)

Bring a white board, poster board or cardboard, colored felt markers and your verbal cleverness and artistic talents.  We’ll supply some white boards, exacto knives, scissors, rulers, felt markers, chalk, stencils, and encouragement!

Travel by Amtrak

There are multiple trains leaving Davis, arriving Jack London Square (JLS).

8:25 departs Davis, arrives JLS 10:01

9:30 departs Davis, arrives 11:06  (Many Davisites are choosing this option.)

10:55 departs Davis, arrives 12:38
Returning trains include:

1:55 departs JLS, arrives Davis 3:27

3:25 departs JLS, arrives Davis 4:57

4:45 departs JLS, arrives Davis 6:17

6:20 departs JLS, arrives Davis 7:52

The last train leaves Jack London Square at 10:15 pm

Round Trip fare, no discounts is $54. Senior fare is $50 roundtrip.

The Amtrak station is about a mile walk to Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza.  The station is about a 15 minute walk from Laney College, where the rally is to end.

 

Travel by Bus

Three buses will originate in Sacramento and pick up passengers in Davis on the way to Sacramento.  Pickup is at the Ikeda park’n’ride on Mace Blvd. near I-80 at 8:30 a.m..   You will arrive in Oakland with enough time for people to get food and use the bathroom. Donations for food on the bus are greatly appreciated.

Return time to Davis is approximately 7:30 p.m..

Round trip cost is $15, but some seats are $3 according to need.

Complete the form to sign up for the bus ride and pay on the website below.  If you already reserved a bus seat, return to the website now to pay.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yVm7UfdRLlib0wNPTbJbZPPqtcmMi897RR8XWXHwni4/viewform

 

The Schedule for the March and the Convergence

11:30 – Gather at Frank Ogawa / Oscar Grant Plaza

12:00 – Short kick-off rally to start the march.

12:15 – Marching through downtown Oakland (approximately 1.8 miles)

1:30 – Arrive at Lake Merritt Amphitheater

1:45 – Rally at Lake Merritt Amphitheater

2:30 – Conclude rally (could catch the 3:25 train back to Davis)

3:00 – Statewide Californians Against Fracking Convergence at Laney College – can leave the convergence early to catch the train if necessary

6:00 – Conclude convergence (could catch the 6:20 train back to Davis)

Californians Against Fracking Convergence

Laney College from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Immediately after the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland on February 7th, Californians Against Fracking (CAF) will host a statewide convergence in Downtown Oakland. Activists who are working to stop fracking in their communities will convene to hear more about CAF and to discuss how their local community or organization can engage with others across the state. The convergence is for people who have been working for years to stop fracking, as well as for those who are just becoming involved in this critical work.

The last year and a half has shown us what is possible when people unite against fracking. The California anti-fracking movment has grown, has won some big fights – like fracking bans in San Benito and Mendocino counties — and made real advances. Join activists from across the state as we work together to continue to build and unify our statewide movement.

Click here to RSVP for the convergence.

Here are the details

WHAT: Californians Against Fracking Post-March Convergence
WHERE: Laney College Forum, East 10th Street (between Fallon and 5th Ave.)
WHEN: February 7th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

At the convergence we’ll hear special guests visiting from New York fresh off a historic victory where they won a statewide ban on fracking. Panelist will share stories from the field while comparing and contrasting the fight here in California. After the panel, participants will have an opportunity to discuss regional work happening in their communities and help shape the California movement to ban fracking in 2015.

 

The green heart is the symbol for the People's Climate March in New York City.  If you can't travel there, come to Central Park in Davis on Sept. 21.

The green heart is the symbol for the People’s Climate March in New York City. 

By Leslie Crenna

Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise, September 12, 2014, online

In solidarity with organizers touting the largest climate march in history in New York City, dubbed The People’s Climate March, Sunday, September 21, local activists are organizing a same day gathering in Davis Central Park. The action takes place at the Farmers Market Pavilion behind the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. plus films screened at the Davis Community Church Fireside Room.

The recently released film Disruption. Climate. Change., speakers, the Sacramento Raging Grannies (climate Singers), a convergence of EV and electric bike owners, completing posters of “I care about climate change because…,” petitions and letter writing — top the bill. (more…)