Sacramento Climate Coalition supported...
The Sacramento League voted to sign the Sacramento Climate Coalition's emergency climate declaration. A climate declaration has been passed by the Sacramento City Council and a second climate declaration is approved by the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, Board of Directors. Sacramento League representatives state:
- The scientific consensus indicates if the world does not achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, feedback loops in natural systems will be unleashed that humans cannot control and the consequences will be cataclysmic. Fast action is critical and that is why the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County is a member of the Sacramento Climate Coalition.
- The League applauds and supports the Directors of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Emergency Climate Declaration. This declaration is critical because it specifies the 2030 date to achieve carbon neutrality, and it places equal importance on addressing equity issues. Justice is empty without a livable world and an unjust world is not a livable world.
- We urge you pass a strong climate declaration in this evening’s meeting so, your action says Sacramento can do its part to make climate justice happen before it's too late. July 2020
LWV 2020 National Convention prioritizes climate action!
Motion 2020-119: I move to adopt the proposed LWVUS program for 2020-2022: Campaign for Making Democracy Work®: ensuring a free, fair and accessible electoral system for all eligible voters by focusing on Voting Rights, Improving Elections and advocacy for the National Popular Vote Compact, Campaign Finance/Money in Politics and Redistricting and to continue to work on urgent issues: Climate Change, the Equal Rights Amendment, Health Care, Gun Safety, and Immigration.
Motion #2020-122: I move that that the LWVUS calls for an immediate, wide-scale, mobilization by the United States, to restore, protect and fund an ecologically sustainable environment and climate, based on an interrelated approach that is environmentally sound, science based, just and equitable, dedicated to adequately addressing the scale and speed of the global climate change emergency. The motion PASSED on 1,091 yay, 21 nay votes
(View additional motions passed.)
California League supports Environmental legislation
California legislation is on hold but maybe you are interested in League legislative efforts?
AB 1567 (Aguiar-Curry and Mathis) SUPPORT "Organic Waste: Scoping Plan" requires an integrated scoping plan for reducing emissions associated with forestry, agriculture and urban organic waste, providing better coordination across all sectors. Letter of Support
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