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).
Minutes of the Meeting
So Cal 350 Climate Action
06/23/19 3:00-5:00 pm
St. Athanasius Church
840 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Our Mission Statement: To organize, activate, and engage across class, gender, racial, and ethnic lines to build a mass movement across Southern California for a healthy climate and a 100% clean energy future with full employment.
May 6th, 2019 #NoMoreStolenSisters #NoMoreStolenRelatives #DIVEST
The Coalition of Women Water Protectors organized a prayerful action in Hollywood,CA to raise awareness on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives on May 6th. Members collaboratively wrote letters to Chase Bank, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo denouncing their increasing investment in the fossil fuels industries despite the #NODAPL protests.