SolSun Call for Actions for Dec. 15th, 2016



**Thursday December 15th**


Today’s actions are 1) prohibiting offshore drilling near the California coasts and 2) some reading to learn how to fight Trump.


  1. Prohibit offshore drilling off the coast of California


Taking action to combat climate change and help protect California’s oceans, Jerry Brown called on President Barack Obama to use his authority to permanently prohibit new offshore oil and gas leasing in federal waters off the coast of California. Gov. Brown signed an agreement with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to help expand offshore renewable energy development and joined global leaders to launch the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification.

ACTION: Send emails/letters to Sally Jewell and Jerry Brown

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell info:

Sample letter:

Sec. Jewell--Please continue to support California Governor, Jerry Brown and his efforts to save the Pacific Oceans from offshore drilling on the California coasts. As Gov. Brown said,  “Now is the time to make permanent the protection of our ocean waters and beaches from new oil and gas drilling.” It is even more essential than ever to persuade President Obama that he must act now to save our water. Please use your power and influence to keep climate change at bay.

Gov. Jerry Brown info:


Sample letter:

Gov. Brown--Thank you for acting on behalf of all Californians and calling on President Barack Obama today to permanently ban new oil and gas drilling in the waters off California. Having a ban until 2020 is not enough. We need it to be permanent and support your call to action and others that can help slow down climate change in California and beyond.


2) Learning how to FIGHT Trump


Many of you have seen this google doc or even wanted to post it in Solidarity Sundays. It was created by former congressional staffers who reveal best practices for making Congress work FOR them and not against. The congressional staffers saw the Tea Party beat back President Obama’s agenda and see the enthusiasm to fight the Trump agenda and want to share insider info on how best to influence Congress to do that. This google document is full of powerful information that will be instrumental in 2017


ACTION: Take 20 minutes today to read through this google doc and take notes and think about what actions we can take out of this doc.