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Heat records are being broken, glaciers are melting, and the seas are rising. We have reached a point where no matter what we do, we cannot avoid a very different climate future. We must act now to prevent truly catastrophic consequences. But what can we do? The most powerful action is our knowledgeable vote.

 

SB 100 Signed into Law!

SB 100 (De León) "Enact 100 Percent Renewable and Zero-Carbon Electricity Policy" passed the Assembly late in the day on August 28 with a vote of 43 Yea, 32 No, and 5 abstentions. The first vote in the early afternoon only reached 39 yea votes, and a majority of the 80 members of the Assembly (41 votes) was needed to pass. It was opened again for votes later in the afternoon, and with intense lobbying from the LWV and many others, the vote swung to a majority and a pass.

The bill was voted for concurrence at the Senate on August 29 and passed by a vote of 25 Yea, 13 No (there are 40 members in the Senate and went to the Governor who signed it into law on September 10.

Congratulations to all those who worked so hard to get this measure to pass the Assembly. And please continue to advocate with calls and emails to Governor Brown. Read our letter!

California Climate Change Task Force

The Task Force has support for you. Would you like to have a discussion group or form a team on climate change? Host or co-host an event? Educate your members or the public? Learn what other Leagues are doing? Let us help! Contact us today at climatechange [at] lwvc.org!