ACTION ALERTS

Support SB467 to protect health and climate in California

URGENT DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 9:00pm

On Tuesday, April 13, the CA Senate Natural Resources Committee will vote on SB467. Tell the committee to VOTE YES on SB467! We can end fracking AND create better jobs for communities!

SIGN the petition HERE!
WRITE or CALL the key CA senators below and your representatives, CLICK HERE!
POST on social media and @ the key senators, SEE below!

KEY TARGETS

1. Senator Susan Eggman—202-618-4297, @SusanEggman, @SenSusanEggman—Stockton, Tracy, Modesto, San Joaquin County
2. Senator Robert Hertzberg—218-209-4082, @hertzie LA, @SenateHertzberg—East San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles
3. Senator Ben Hueso—844-672-5067, @BenHueso, @SenBenHueso—San Diego, Imperial County
4. Senator John Laird—202-883-6199, @SenJohnLaird—Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Opispo, Central Coast

SAMPLE POSTS
I’m calling on @X to protect Californians from Big Oil polluting in their backyards. 

Right now, communities across CA breathe in toxic air near our homes, schools & parks. @X, it’s time to prioritize people’s health—not fossil fuel wealth. #SetbacksNow #YesonSB467

MORE INFO

California Senate Bill 467  is sponsored and led by over 80 frontline community and health professional groups in California.

The bill will . . .
– Ban fracking and other extreme extraction methods in California
– Implement health and safety setbacks from oil and gas extraction
– Begin to transition oil and gas workers into oil-well remediation work

The climate crisis — fueled by the burning of fossil fuels —is a health emergency for all Californians. To avert the worst effects of climate change, we must rapidly transition off fossil fuels. In this effort, health professional voices play a critical role.

Studies from across the U.S. have found that people living in close proximity to oil and gas drilling have higher rates of asthma, childhood and adult cancer, and birth defects. There is mounting evidence about the health harms specifically linked to fracking and unconventional oil and gas drilling, including increased rates of cancer, cardiac, respiratory and neurological disease, premature births and birth defects, and poor mental health among those living near these drill sites.

Living near oil and gas drilling is dangerous to health. The communities that bear the brunt of oil and gas drilling in our state are primarily low-income communities of color. Currently in California there is no minimum distance between where oil and gas is drilled and where people live, work, and go to school. Setbacks from oil and gas drilling are urgently needed to protect health.

In addition, oil extraction workers need protection and support for a just transition to green jobs.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION!

Statement on Violence Against Asian American Pacific Islander Communities

All of us at SF Bay PSR are saddened and appalled by the recent alarming rise in attacks on Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. We stand in solidarity with Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in San Francisco, Oakland, California, and across the country who have been and are being targeted.

Racism is a public health crisis that must be addressed at all levels of our society in order to heal. In particular, we condemn the racist rhetoric by some media outlets that is fueling the rise in hate crimes against Asian American Pacific Islander communities since the start of the pandemic. SF Bay PSR is dedicated to addressing systemic racism and health inequities by incorporating anti-racism, equity, and justice into all of our work.

Please join us in speaking out, sharing resources, and actively working to stop these horrific attacks on the Asian American Pacific Islander communities.

Report incidents to Stop AAPI Hate

American Journal of Public Health: Critical Race Theory, Race Equity, and Public Health: Toward Antiracism Praxis

CNBC: How to support Asian American colleagues amid the recent wave of anti-Asian violence

NPR: Anti-Asian Attacks Rise During Pandemic

NY Times: Californians Fear More Anti-Asian Attacks After Georgia Killings

SF Chronicle: San Francisco rally urges action and support for Asian Americans victimized by violence, discrimination

Chinese for Affirmative Action: Asian Organizations Across the Bay Area Join Forces to Demand Action Against Violence

Donate to AAPI organizations and support AAPI-owned small businesses.

In solidarity and peace,

All of us at SF Bay PSR

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Contact Bay Area Air Quality Management District to encourage them to prioritize a swift phase out of fossil fuels for health, climate, and clean air benefits throughout the region and stricter requirements for oil refinery pollution controls. READ MORE.

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