Making physical signs, marching, and participating in community gatherings are second nature to SoCal 350 and our fellow activists. With the spread of Covid-19 and the need for social distancing to protect the health and wellness of our society as a whole, it’s time to innovate and embrace remote activism.
Here are a few recommendations to help further the cause online and by phone.
All of us at SoCal 350 envision a world with equitable clean air and water and a stable climate through a fossil-fuel-free future. We strive to empower Southern California communities to join together for environmental, social, and economic justice. This pursuit is on-going. Our actions have taken place rain or shine, but today we face an entirely new and widespread issue with coronavirus (Covid-19.)
Neighborhood Drilling in the greater Los Angeles area has been a point of contention amongst affected communities for decades. In fact, nearly 580,000 Angelenos live within a quarter-mile or less of an active oil well. While the need for actions, activism, and legislative changes to shut down oil wells in the name of health and wellness for people and the planet continues, the STAND-LA (Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling) coalition, with SoCal 350 as a member, can celebrate a major accomplishment this month.
Thank you for turning out to last week’s youth led, intergenerational #GlobalClimateStrike. Turn out exceeded our expectations as we saw thousands of Angelenos leave class and work to shut down business as usual to elevate the global climate emergency! This week, our momentum building work continues! We hope to see you at the Global Climate Strike at the Brazilian Consulate on Friday!
Below, we’ve provided some visuals that can be shared both online and offline. SoCal 350 is a member of the Last Chance Alliance, an international alliance of over 700 organization raising pressure on California elected representatives to meet the following demands:
STOP issuing new oil drilling permits.
DROP existing oil production (which includes banning the importation of crude extracted from the Western Amazon, which currently enters through our ports).