That was incredible.
Over 8,000 people came together in Oakland to call for a ban on fracking in California. Despite some much-needed rain, the March for Real Climate Leadership was one of the biggest climate rallies California has seen — and it was biggest action against fracking anywhere in US history.
Our movement is growing. We’ve had victory after victory in the last year — in San Benito County, Mendocino County, Carson, and dozens of other cities — and Saturday was proof that together we’ve turned all that energy into an incredible amount of momentum going forward.
Right now, the climate movement in California is stronger than ever. We’re going to end fracking in California, and we’re going to do it soon.
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Take Action Right Now — Contact Governor Brown
We just marched in historic numbers, and we know Governor Brown heard us loud and clear — now let’s keep the pressure on. Contact him now and make sure he knows that we won’t stop until he ends fracking in California. Click any of the options below for instructions.
Here’s a sample script, but feel free to expand on it.
Hi, my name is __________ and I’m a California resident from ___________. I was at the March for Real Climate Leadership on February 7th, and I want to know why, in the midst of a now 4 year drought, Governor Brown is allowing the fracking industry to use hundreds of thousands of gallons of our precious fresh water instead of letting it sustain our communities and agriculture. Amidst a climate-fueled drought, it’s ridiculous to continue to extract and burn fossil fuels that will make climate change even worse. I and the 10,000 other people at the march want Governor Brown to be a REAL climate leader and end fracking now!
The form is at the bottom of the page — fill out your info, check the box that you’d like a response, and then use one of these sample messages or write your own!
Governor Brown, I’m a California resident from ___, and I want to know WHY you’re allowing the fracking industry to use hundreds of thousand of gallons of precious water in the midst of a 4-year drought, when our communities need that water more than ever. Be a REAL climate leader and end fracking now!
Governor Brown, I’m a California resident from ___, and I don’t support leadership that allows the fossil fuel industry to continue to dangerously extract and burn fossil fuels that are pushing us towards climate catastrophe, amidst severe drought. Be a REAL climate leader and end fracking now!
Governor Brown, as a California resident, I’m worried about our precious water supply. That’s why I’m asking you to put a stop to the fracking industry which is using hundreds of thousands of gallons of water that could be used to sustain communities and agriculture. Be a REAL climate leader and end fracking now!
Governor Brown, I’m worried about our precious water supply. And I want to know why, despite the unprecedented 10,000 people at the March for Real Climate Leadership demanding an end to fracking, you refuse to be a REAL climate leader.
Your can post on his Facebook page, or Tweet at him using some of the language below.
Click here to tweet: .@JerryBrownGov, we can’t afford to let fracking use precious water when communities need it most. Be a REAL climate leader & #unfrackcal!
Click here to tweet: Hey @JerryBrownGov, I marched in Oakland on Feb. 7th to demand that you show REAL climate leadership by banning fracking now! #unfrackcal