Join Paul Koretz, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva and others at the amazing Pando Populace Convention next weekend! @pandopopulus

“At this point, we either re-think everything or give up hope. So we’re re-thinking.”

— John B. Cobb, Jr.

Please join us at this amazing event.  Councilmember Koretz will be introducing Bill McKibben on Thursday night.  [For me, it doesn’t get much better than that…].

Four days of the largest gatherings on behalf of the planet–
Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization.
1000 presenter activists, scientists, religionists, artists–reimagining our world.

WHEN: Starting Thursday night, June 4th (the nighttime plenaries are free)
All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 5th-7th

WHERE: Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711.

WHAT: Pando Populace 4 Day Conference (click for details)

$400 Registration

$29 Saturday – one day only registration.

HOW TO GET THERE (on Saturday only): Councilmember Koretz is sponsoring a free bus leaving from Temple Isaiah in West LA, ON SATURDAY ONLY.  If you would like to take the bus, please contact Steve Fox: 310-397-6611.

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Free evening Plenaries on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Where:  Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711.
When:  7:00 pm

Bill McKibben, Thursday, June 4
Vandana Shiva, Friday, June 5
Sheri Liao, Saturday, June 6

Cost: Free

 Sunday’s closing banquet, featuring David Griffin and Harvey Cox.

When:  Sunday, June 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where:  Pomona College

Cost: $50 (A banquet ticket is required.)

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DETAILS

“Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization”focuses on big ideas for a thriving ecosphere and will feature up to 1,000 presenters over 80 areas of specialty.

Plenary speakers include Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva, Sheri Liao, Wes Jackson, Herman Daly, and John B. Cobb, Jr.

The conference is organized around the idea that there is an alternative to modern industrial life, and that in order to avoid catastrophic conditions we must seize an alternative way of thinking and living. That “alternative” is an ecological worldview.

For many years, pockets of activity have organized to reduce climate change, save endangered species, limit ocean acidification, curb poverty, cap the influence of financial markets, bring about democratic accountability, reduce militarism, and so on.

What is missing is a new paradigm that integrates these various concerns and activities and sets them in the context of a broader vision. Such was the work of philosophers up until the 20th century.

Today, many have given up the task of thinking holistically about the world, or proposing anything like new foundations for a civilization that takes us in a different direction. And few attempt to integrate thought with action.

Some philosophically-minded thinkers, however, including those involved with Pando Populus, have long believed that a new, more ecological way of living in the world is needed, and the time for action is now.

Of course, to be interested in establishing an ecological civilization does not mean adhering to a single way of thinking. We welcome all who want to replace destructive ideas with new ones that support a healthy relationship with the Earth.

We believe the “Seizing an Alternative” conference specifically, and Pando Populus more broadly, will become an important vehicle for shifting public conversation and behavior in the direction of an ecologically balanced life and culture. It is what we mean by bringing “big ideas down to Earth.”

Seizing an Alternative” unites the 10th International Whitehead Conference and the 9th International Conference on Ecological Civilization.  Pando Populus has chosen to make it its inaugural event.

www.pandopopulus.com

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THIS SATURDAY, Join CM Koretz in CD-5 at the Final LADWP HOW “Lawn Be Gone” workshop, #CAdrought

We will be in a garden demonstrating HOW to remove turf, grade for rainwater capture, and install a rain barrel in this three hour Hands-on Workshop called “Lawn Be Gone.” This is the first step in your journey to completing your Turf Removal and California Friendly Landscape replacement.

The HOW is funded through a grant from Los Angeles Department of Power & Water, and is in response to the severe drought experienced in California.   LADWP customers attending this HOW may be eligible for a coupon for up to 90 minutes of free Garden Guru technical assistance and garden coaching.

Bring your own hat, water, and sunscreen.  Closed toe shoes are required for any field work.

The event is free, but registration is required.  Do it here.

WHEN: THIS Saturday, May 2nd
9am – noon

WHERE: 9043 Cresta Drive (in Beverlywood)
Los Angeles, 90035

INSTRUCTORS: Steve Williams, Tom Rau, and Los Angeles Beautification Team

WHO ELSE: Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz; Pamela Berstler from G-3; Paul Herzog from the Surfrider Foundation.   LADWP, the LA Beautification Team and Selva International are the other sponsors.

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, classes may be postponed. Those participants registered will be notified by phone. Please make sure we have your correct phone number. Check this website for updates.

Hope you can make it!

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Celebrate Earth Day Tomorrow: Join CM Koretz’s Announcement of New Citywide Biodiversity Initiative, #biodiversifyLA

Celebrate Earth Day at City Hall

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Celebrate Earth Day at City Hall at a press conference with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz and his Biodiversity working group (including USC, UCLA, Loyola-Marymount, the Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society, the Council for Watershed Health, CLAW, the LA County Natural History Museum, the National Parks Service and many others).

Where:  Outside City Hall on the Temple Street steps
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA  90012

When:    THIS WEDNESDAY, EARTH DAY, APRIL 22nd, 2015
9:15am – arrival
9:30am sharp –  press conference starts

Why:  To launch a new city-wide effort to assess the biodiversity in Los Angeles and, given the drought, the other increasing impacts of climate change, and other threats, to take aggressive steps to protect our biodiverse vegetation, birds, and animals, like our famous mountain lion, P-22.

More info:  The City of Los Angeles lies within the California Floristic Province, which is globally recognized as a hotspot of native biodiversity across many groups of organisms. The City continues to provide habitat for a range of native vegetation, including chaparral, coastal sage scrub, vernal pools, coastal marshes, rivers, and streams, and native wildlife, including hundreds of resident and migratory bird species, ranging from Great Blue Herons to Allen’s Hummingbirds, and mammals, ranging from mountain lions to marsh voles.  The City is home to threatened and rare species, such as the endangered El Segundo blue butterfly, the endangered Palos Verdes blue butterfly, the threatened California Gnatcatcher, and the threatened Western Snowy Plover.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

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Join us tomorrow for Earth Day panels at Audubon’s gorgeous Deb’s Park, #350orBust

Earth Day at Debs Park

Earth Day at Debs Park

SATURDAY Apr 18 2015 – 10:00am4:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the Audubon Center at Debs Park! This free eco-fair will offer educational fun for the whole family. Enjoy food trucks, live music, information booths, interactive activities and a nature hike. Local organizations will have booths and activities all day.

From 10 a.m. to noon, we will host panel discussions on a variety of important issues related to climate and the environment. The panels will be moderated by Miguel Luna from Urban Semillas. A translator will also be on hand.

  • 10 a.m. panel: Sustainable Education and the Workforce. Panelists include Marcela Oliva, Encounter Group of LA Trade Technical College; Carla Mays, Mays Civic Innovation; and David Rosenstein, Our Foods.
  • 10:40 a.m: Climate Change. Panelists include Jeanne Holm, NASA/JPL; Andy Shrader, Office of LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz; and a climate expert from the U.S. Air Force
  • 11:20 a.m.: Urban Biodiversity. Panelists include Carol Armstrong, LARiverWorks; Christy Brigham, National Park Service; and    Dennis Arguelles, National Parks Conservation Association

1 p.m.: Presentation from National Parks Conservation Association on its nationwide Find Your Voice campaign. Officials from Audubon, NPCA, elected officials, National Parks Service.

2 p.m.: Music circle begins in Children’s Woodland

2:45 p.m.: Hike Debs Park with National Park Service

4 p.m.: event ends

Teens and young adults are encouraged to register for our “Find Your Voice” volunteer service project to create a native plant nursery. Service hours are available.

For more information, contact Karin at 323-223-0585. This event is hosted by the Audubon Center at Debs Park, National Parks Conservation Association, LA Trade-Tech College, and National Park Service.

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LATE-BREAKING: Join Paul Koretz Tomorrow at 8:30am in Encino for a press conference on #treehealthLA

Media Advisory                                      Koretz Contact: Paul Neuman (213) 505-7467
For Friday, April 17, 2015, media event

Councilmember Paul Koretz, Senator Pavley Rep and TreePeople
Announce Effort to Save LA’s Trees During Drought Using Greywater

Elected officials and Environmental groups tour Local Encino Resident’s Greywater System and Give Tips on Keeping Trees Healthy During Drought

WHAT:    To kick off Earth Day Week, LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz will be joined by State Senator Fran Pavley’s Principal Consultant on Energy & Environmental Policy, Henry Stern, representatives from TreePeople and The River Project to tour Encino resident Janie Thompson’s greywater system, which can serve as a crucial model for water conservation.

Additionally, Councilmember Koretz will announce his new drought motion to protect trees; he will introduce this motion in Friday’s City Council meeting.  As a healthy tree canopy is vital for climate resiliency, the motion deals with the City’s struggling urban forest and how to keep trees healthy during the drought.

TreePeople will explain Tree-Saving Tips including: Prioritize landscape water to save trees; capture and use warm up/shower/dish/grey water; install drip irrigation directed to trees; spread mulch around trees.

WHERE:  The Home of Janie Thompson, 17018 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA  91316.
(Plenty of street parking)

WHEN:  Friday, April 17, 2015, at 8:45am.

WHO: Councilmember Paul Koretz; Senator Fran Pavley’s rep Henry Stern; Encino resident Janie Thompson; Melanie Winter of The River Project and Water LA; and a rep from TreePeople.

WHY: Councilmember Koretz says, “As climate warming and drought impacts increase, the health of Angelenos becomes increasingly dependent on the health of our trees.”

GOOD VISUALS: Trees; residential greywater system; greywater expert to conduct tour and explanation.

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LOS ANGELES: Stop Fast-Track of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), #TPP, #NoFastTrack

Koretz sez stop the TPP

CAN WE MAKE LOS ANGELES NEXT?

Companies who abuse workers or frack or grow genetically-modified food or pollute the climate are trying to undermine Democracy by slipping this through…

By a unanimous vote, today the Seattle City Council approved a resolution opposing Trade Promotion Authority (“Fast-Track”) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Fast Track legislation would establish a process that allows Congress no amendments and limited debate on pending trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

“Trade and the massive 12-country TPP will impact every resident in Seattle in when it comes to our future labor rights and environmental sustainability,” said Dave Freiboth, Executive Secretary of the King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “We applaud the Seattle City Council for saying ‘no’ to Fast Track and saying ‘yes’ to open debate about a different trade policy that will balance trade, combat income inequality and lift standards around the world.”

The New York Times reports that under the TPP, cities like Seattle [and Los Angeles] are at risk of having local environmental and labor standards challenged by multinational companies who could bring lawsuits outside the U.S. judicial system as a means to seek damages. This approach could give extrajudicial tribunals authority to effectively override local, state and federal regulation. This trade agreement could specifically jeopardize Seattle’s paid sick leave, $15 minimum wage and local hire policies giving foreign companies potential legal standing to sue local jurisdictions over labor and environmental policies.

“Seattle’s deep-rooted values in democracy and environmental sustainability, and its recognition of the urgent need to act on climate change, are inconsistent with fast tracking a massive trade agreement like the TPP,” said Selden Prentice of 350 Seattle, an organization fighting for climate justice which encouraged the city council to pass the resolution.

A diverse coalition of more than 50 Seattle-area organizations representing labor unions, community organizations and faith, immigrant and public health groups joined together in support of the Seattle City Council resolution that opposes “Fast Track” trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

WE CAN MAKE LOS ANGELES NEXT, BUT WE HAVE TO MOVE FAST

Last year, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz held a big press conference with the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, the Teamsters, and “Expose the TPP,” then introduced a similar resolution to oppose Fast-Track and received a LOT of push-back inside City Hall.  The resolution is still viable, we just need to move it out of the Rules/Inter-Governmental Relations Committee, get it before the City Council for a vote, and then get it signed by the Mayor.  All of these will be a challenge and the lobbyists for all the bad-actor corporations will be working against us, including Monsanto, the American Chemistry Council, Exxon, FreePort McMoran, Philip Morris, Halliburton, and their ilk.

FIRST, CALL OR EMAIL MAYOR GARCETTI (yes…) (talking points below):

Mayor Eric Garcetti – (213) 978-0600

mayor.garcetti@lacity.org

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NEXT, CALL OR EMAIL THE COUNCILMEMBERS ON THE RULES/INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

Herb Wesson – Council District 10 – (323) 733-8233

councilmember.wesson@lacity.org

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Jose Huizar – Council District 14 – (213) 473-7014

councilmember.huizar@lacity.org

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Tom LaBongeCouncil District 4 (213) 485-3337
councilmember.labonge@lacity.org

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Especially if you live in any of their districts, please contact them immediately and tell them you “want them to put Councilmember Koretz’s City Council resolution opposing Fast-Track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the Rules Committee agenda for a vote and for them to support it.”  Even if you live in another district, since this is a committee, please call and voice your support.

TALKING POINTS:

– the Seattle City Council voted on March 30th to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying that it could compromise Seattle’s strong stance on the environment and on workers’ rights.  We also need to prevent Los Angeles from being compromised.

– the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being negotiated in secret, without any consultation with the Los Angeles City Government, nor through the National League of Cities, nor the U.S. Conference of Mayors;

– reports on the substance of the TPP indicate it would have direct, potentially undesirable consequences for our City’s residents, local businesses, local jobs and the environment;

– the U.S. would agree to waive “Buy American” or “Buy Local” requirements aimed at enhancing our local economy and creating local jobs, which have been previously adopted by the City of Los Angeles;

– U.S., state and local food safety rules could be challenged by foreign corporations as “illegal trade barriers” if found to be more stringent than standards in the TPP, thus threatening the health of our residents and potentially raising health care costs;

– the City of Los Angeles would have no right or ability to represent its interests before the foreign tribunals which would have the authority to hear cases brought by corporations under the TPP;

– two dozen environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environment America, Oceana, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Earth.Justice and the League of Conservation Voters, have already officially expressed concerns that the TPP must contain a strong, binding, enforceable environment chapter to encourage marine conservation, protect fisheries, prevent illegal logging and associated trade, and protect biodiversity by preventing wildlife trafficking, and yet many TPP countries are opposing such rules;

– “Fast Track” procedures make it impossible for our elected representatives to adequately study and assess the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty presented to them in order to determine if this proposed Agreement is in the best interests of the American people, in general, and the people of Los Angeles, specifically;

– using similar rules in other free trade agreements, corporations such as Exxon Mobil and Dow Chemical have launched more than 500 cases against 95 governments — many attacking common-sense environmental laws and regulations, such as regulations to protect communities and the environment from harmful chemicals or mining practices;

-the Los Angeles City Council regularly takes actions to improve the lives, health, well-being and environment of the people of Los Angeles, whether or not those decisions impact Trans-National Corporations and we do not want to lose that ability;

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NEXT, CALL THE REST OF THE CITY COUNCIL:

Here’s contact info for all the Councilmembers you need to call or email (you can cut and paste the whole lot of them at the bottom):

Please note:
If you live in the City of LA, it is much more effective to call.
If you live in LA, please call all of them (email is fine, but calling is better).
If you live outside LA, please ONLY call and email Councilmember Buscaino.
Click here to find out who represents you.

Councilmember Felipe Fuentes
(213) 473-7007
councilmember.fuentes@lacity.org

Councilmember Gil Cedillo
(213) 473-7001
councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org

Councilmember Nury Martinez
(213) 473-7006
councilmember.martinez@lacity.org

Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
(213) 473-7003
councilmember.blumenfield@lacity.org

Councilmember Paul Krekorian
(213) 473-7002
councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org

Councilmember Bernard Parks
(213) 473-7008
councilmember.parks@lacity.org

Councilmember Curren Price
(213) 473-7009
councilmember.price@lacity.org

Councilmember Mike Bonin
(213) 473-7011
councilmember.bonin@lacity.org

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
(213) 473-7013
councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org

Councilmember Mitch Englander
(213) 473-7012
councilmember.englander@lacity.org

Councilmember Joe Buscaino
(213) 473-7015
councildistrict15@lacity.org


Cut and paste the whole batch
:
councilmember.cedillo@lacity.orgcouncilmember.labonge@lacity.org,
councilmember.krekorian@lacity.orgcouncilmember.martinez@lacity.org,
councilmember.parks@lacity.orgcouncilmember.fuentes@lacity.org,
councilmember.price@lacity.orgcouncildistrict15@lacity.orgcouncilmember.englander@lacity.orgcouncilmember.ofarrell@lacity.orgcouncilmember.bonin@lacity.orgcouncilmember.blumenfield@lacity.orgcouncilmember.wesson@lacity.orgcouncilmember.huizar@lacity.org, mayor.garcetti@lacity.org
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We urgently need your help to stop the Fast-Track!

Please pass this along to your interested email lists.

THANK YOU

 

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THIS THURSDAY: Join Councilmember Koretz, Climate Resolve and EDF for a Methane Press Conference AND Symposium, #RoadToParis

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Please join us this Thursday at 1pm at City Hall (Spring Street steps) for a press conference with LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Climate Resolve, EDF, SCOPE, LAANE, and others, to announce a new push to address the LA basin’s substantial methane footprint.

WHEN: THIS Thursday, March 12th
1pm

WHERE: City Hall
200 N. Spring Street (on Spring Street steps facing Grand Park)

THEN: Join us across 1st Street at Deaton Hall for LA’s first major Methane Symposium:

http://climateresolve.org/california-methane-symposium/

TO SOLVE THIS:  NASA has found LA Basin has a gigantic methane footprint

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-methane-emissions-20150114-story.html

See you there!

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Paul Koretz to speak! Join us at the California Methane Symposium NEXT THURSDAY, #methaneLA

CALIFORNIA METHANE SYMPOSIUM

CALIFORNIA METHANE SYMPOSIUM

A SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT OF METHANE POLLUTION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS EMISSIONS

SPONSORED BY EDF AND CLIMATE RESOLVE

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
DEATON HALL (FIRST AND MAIN STREETS ACROSS FROM CITY HALL)
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
1:30-4:30 P.M.

Spanish translation will be available/Traducción español será disponible

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that plays a significant role in California’s changing climate: pound for pound, methane traps 84 times more heat than carbon dioxide. But the methane tide may soon turn. More scientific research and technology are being dedicated to better understanding the array of sources of this powerful air pollutant. At the same time, state and local policies and strategies to control it are being developed in California and beyond.

At this symposium, climate change and methane experts from leading academic and research institutions will discuss the science behind methane as a major climate change agent and announce newly funded research. Scientists and government representatives will detail what is both known and unknown about concentrations and sources of methane in California, such as landfill emissions, oil extraction and refinement and aging gas transmission infrastructure. Finally, representatives from local and state agencies, utilities and leading organizations will describe the steps being taken to limit methane pollution and strategies for increasing their benefits.

COSPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS

SCOPE, Community Health Councils, Moms’ Clean Air Force, Communities for a Better Environment, Climate Action Reserve, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, NRDC, Pacoima Beautiful, California Interfaith Power and Light, Alliance for Climate Education

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AGENDA

1:30 | Registration and Sign-in

1:50 | Introduction

Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Council, District 5

2:00 | Opening Addresses

Sofia Menemenlis, Alliance for Climate Education
Tim O’Connor, Environmental Defense Fund
Jonathan Parfrey, Climate Resolve
United States Environmental Protection Agency (invited)

2:20 | Panel # 1 – Science Panel: This panel will focus on the importance of (and science behind) methane as a climate change pollutant, and what we know about emissions sources in LA and California more broadly

Dr. Paul Wennberg, California Institute of Technology
Riley Duren, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Abhilash Vijayan, California Air Resources Board
Guido Franco, California Energy Commission

3:30 | Panel # 2 – Policy Panel: This panel will focus on the public policy options for controlling methane pollution in California and beyond.

Ryan McCarthy, California Air Resources Board
Tim O’Connor, Environmental Defense Fund
Deanna Haines, Southern California Gas Company
Omar Moghaddam, City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation
JB Tengo, Blue Green Alliance
Rachel Tornek, Climate Action Reserve

MODERATOR

Jonathan Parfrey, Climate Resolve

Tickets
Free, but registration is required and space is limited

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Just added MARIO VAN PEEBLES: Join Us TONIGHT to Support LA City Council’s Next Environmental Champion #CD8, @marq4cd8, @MarioVanPeebles

Friends of the environment,

We have a great opportunity for change in South Los Angeles in Council District 8 this coming election on March 3rd, 2015.

This opportunity comes at a time we are in acute need of another pro-environment voice on the City Council.  Marqueece Harris-Dawson is that voice.

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The LA Times calls Marqueece Harris-Dawson “a thoughtful and principled leader,” who has emerged from being President & CEO of the Community Coalition well-prepared to lead not only the Council District 8 community, but the city as a whole.

Upon speaking with him, one finds that Marqueece knows well that while, disproportionately, the burden of dirty energy is born by low-income and front-line communities, he understands that a truly equitable expansion of clean energy presents the potential for an unprecedented investment in these same communities.

With his leadership in South Los Angeles, Angelenos can attain a fair, resilient and safe clean energy future.  With the increasingly worse drought situation and the worsening climate crisis, we need his leadership NOW.

We invite the environmental community of Los Angeles to celebrate and support the election to Los Angeles City Council of Marqueece Harris-Dawson this weekend.  Three ways to be supportive: Show up.  Donate.  Stick around and make some phone calls for him.

If you cannot attend the celebration, please consider making a donation to this vitally important campaign, and be sure we get another environmental voice on the City Council. 

DONATE HERE

RSVP HERE

WHEN

TONIGHT! SUNDAY: February 22, 2015 at 5pm – 6:30pm

WHERE

Marqueece Harris-Dawson Campaign Headquarters
5870 Crenshaw Blvd (at 59th St
Los Angeles, CA 90043
United States
Google map and directions

HOST COMMITTEE:  Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin, Sierra Club Angeles chapter, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters (LALCV), Aura Vasquez, Andy Shrader, Martin Schlageter, Susana M. Reyes, Jorge Madrid, Andrew Douglas, Sean Arian, Mario Van Peebles, D’Artagnan Scorza, and environmental friends of MHD for CD8.

CONNECT WITH MHD:
www.facebook.com/mhd2015

www.marqueece.com

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Urgent: Join Us Sunday to Support LA City Council’s Next Environmental Champion #CD8, @marq4cd8

Friends of the environment,

We have a great opportunity for change in South Los Angeles in Council District 8 this coming election on March 3rd, 2015.

This opportunity comes at a time we are in acute need of another pro-environment voice on the City Council.  Marqueece Harris-Dawson is that voice.

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The LA Times calls Marqueece Harris-Dawson “a thoughtful and principled leader,” who has emerged from being President & CEO of the Community Coalition well-prepared to lead not only the Council District 8 community, but the city as a whole.

Upon speaking with him, one finds that Marqueece knows well that while, disproportionately, the burden of dirty energy is born by low-income and front-line communities, he understands that a truly equitable expansion of clean energy presents the potential for an unprecedented investment in these same communities.

With his leadership in South Los Angeles, Angelenos can attain a fair, resilient and safe clean energy future.  With the increasingly worse drought situation and the worsening climate crisis, we need his leadership NOW.

We invite the environmental community of Los Angeles to celebrate and support the election to Los Angeles City Council of Marqueece Harris-Dawson this weekend.  Three ways to be supportive: Show up.  Donate.  Stick around and make some phone calls for him.

If you cannot attend the celebration, please consider making a donation to this vitally important campaign, and be sure we get another environmental voice on the City Council. 

DONATE HERE

RSVP HERE

WHEN

THIS SUNDAY: February 22, 2015 at 5pm – 6:30pm

WHERE

Marqueece Harris-Dawson Campaign Headquarters
5870 Crenshaw Blvd (at 59th St
Los Angeles, CA 90043
United States
Google map and directions

HOST COMMITTEE:  Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin, Sierra Club Angeles chapter, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters (LALCV), Aura Vasquez, Andy Shrader, Martin Schlageter, Susana M. Reyes, Jorge Madrid, Andrew Douglas, Sean Arian, Mario Van Peebles, D’Artagnan Scorza, and environmental friends of MHD for CD8.

CONNECT WITH MHD:
www.facebook.com/mhd2015

www.marqueece.com

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