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Mar 23, 2017

We’ve all heard the bad news: An epidemic is wiping out honey bees in California and the nation. Bee populations have been declining significantly over the past 25 years, and a substantial and growing body of evidence points to neonicotinoid pesticides as a key factor. The Golden State has a special responsibility to respond to this threat: Our state's agricultural production accounts for more food than any other state in the nation – and that means our local economies depend on the health of honey bees.

Mar 21, 2017

It’s hard to believe, but there’s another election just right around the corner. This is the first open congressional seat in the country since November, and we have a chance to send a true fighter for our values to DC who will stand up to the reality TV star in the White House. There are a lot of great candidates running, but when it comes to the environment the fighter we trust is none other than Jimmy Gomez.

Dec 1, 2016

CLCV is proud to recognize California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a decisive leader for a more just environment, at our annual Environmental Leadership Awards December 1.

Nov 29, 2016

CLCV is thrilled to honor California Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) at our annual Environmental Leadership Awards on December 1.

Nov 28, 2016

At our Annual Environmental Leadership Awards on December 1st, CLCV will honor SG&A Campaigns for their commitment to electing California’s strongest environmental champions to represent our values year after year.

Nov 9, 2016

This is not the message I expected to write today. I never wanted to wake up this morning to sit down with my daughters to hear the disappointment in their voices as we discussed last night’s Presidential election.

Sep 29, 2016

Originally posted at Daily Kos.

Assemblymember David Hadley Says Voters Are Stupid. Can you believe he said that? It’s in the news. Look it up!

This is how a cynical campaign trick works:

Sep 1, 2016

California has made climate history yet again. The state legislature passed nearly all of the environmental community's highest priority bills in the final days – and even the final hours – of the legislative session, which concluded in the early morning hours on September 1st.

Historic environmental bills now on their way to Governor Jerry Brown include:

Aug 25, 2016

Great news! While gridlock in Congress prevents meaningful action on climate change, the California Assembly just voted to pass SB 32 and a companion bill, AB 197, opening a new chapter in California’s bold commitment to reduce climate pollution. These historic climate legislations represent our single greatest step forward to honor our commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Aug 4, 2016

On Tuesday, the oil industry’s army of lobbyists found themselves outnumbered by environmental advocates in Sacramento.

I was thrilled to join advocates from Green California – a network of more than 100 organizations with a common environmental, health, and justice agenda – for our annual Advocacy Day in the state capitol. We met with more than 100 lawmakers and their staff on the most urgent matters facing our communities.


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