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Enjoy your right to vote on November 8th!

Remember:  It’s important to check and update your voter registration information before an election.
Here’s a great website where anyone can check their status, and in many states you can even register here:
https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

And if you’d like to help Get Out The Vote here’s another website to visit: http://movement2016.org/
Movement 2016 helps fund local groups that work 365/24/7 to GOTV in their communities.

Working together is an energizing way to accomplish great things….and it’s a lot more fun!

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You CAN do something RIGHT NOW about Climate Change!

Supporting the Community Choice Energy movement is a powerful step toward a fossil free future.

Here in Northern California, we are lucky to have Marin Clean Energy, our very own local, not-for-profit electricity provider. When you sign up for their DEEP GREEN option your dollars will purchase 100% renewable power. This increases the demand for renewable energy and reduces reliance on fossil fuels.

If you live in Marin Clean Energy’s service area, you can find out more by calling 1-888-632-3674 or go to: info@mcecleanenergy.org

Or better yet, you can sign up for DEEP GREEN directly online here: http://mcecleanenergy.org/eventenrollments/

If you live outside Marin Clean Energy’s area, go to www.leanenergyus.org for information about other renewable energy provider options throughout California and the U.S. Lean Energy US is dedicated to the formation of community choice aggregations around the country.

The MMOB at People's Climate March 2014
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MMOBAction: What to Know and DO about FRACKING in California!

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Watch (and send to your friends) this video of the Mainstreet Moms discussing fracking: What it is, what it means for California, and why it is a really bad idea!

What is Fracking?

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a drilling process injecting vast quantities of water and chemicals deep into the earth in order to extract oil and gas.

TOP FIVE REASONS WE’RE AGAINST FRACKING:

  • Chemicals used contain known carcinogens.
  • Fracking is currently active and under-regulated in CA.
  • Fracking threatens our dwindling water supply with contamination and over-consumption.
  • Disposal of fracking waste water into injection wells triggers earthquakes.
  • It increases carbon emissions, accelerating climate change.

WHAT TO DO:

Contact Governor Brown’s office and your California State Assembly member and State Senator, and say:

“We need a moratorium on fracking and similar well stimulation treatments until there are strict regulations based on science, not energy industry recommendation.”

Email the Governor: http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php
Call the Governor: (916) 445-2841 You can call him more than once …..and tell your friends!

Find your legislators:
http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legislators_and_districts/legislators/your_legislator.html

TO DIG DEEPER:

Listen to our interview with Richard Heinberg: Author of “Snake Oil: How Fracking’s Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future”
on Bing Gong’s radio show on KWMR, Sept. 9th, 2013 http://postcarbon.podomatic.com/entry/2013-09-10T07_59_22-07_00

Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in California: A Wastewater and Water Quality Perspective is an independent analysis produced by the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) and its new initiative, the Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy (Wheeler Institute). http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/ccelp/Wheeler_HydraulicFracturing_April2013%281%29.pdf

http://www.californiansagainstfracking.org

http://www.ecowatch.com/2013/fracking

http://thenextgeneration.org/blog/post/monterey-shale-series-distracted-by-fracking

WANT TO INFORM OTHERS?

We have developed an easy-to-present 15 minute talk on Fracking, with accompanying visuals and hand-outs. We’d love to present this to any size group – workplace, neighborhood, community groups, book groups, wine clubs! We’ll travel to you (in the San Francisco Bay area). Or you can use our talk and present it yourself. Here is the talk and the accompanying handout and maps.

We’d love to hear how your presentation went and get your feedback on our materials.