MAY 15, 2017 FOLLOW UP ACTION: WORKING AMERICA & COMMITTEE FOR GREEN FOOTHILLS

Get Involved with Working America, the most organized canvassing in the country.

Working America is a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO. It is a non-partisan organization 501(c)(5) [union and PAC]. They do not engage in primaries, but pivot from issue canvassing to candidate persuasion after primaries. As the country’s most organized canvassing group, they engage in year-round canvassing with paid canvassers, going door-to-door not just in election years.
This year, WA will pilot volunteer programs in California with paid canvassers to be hired locally in Central California and will work with volunteers (this is where Bay Area volunteers are needed)

Working America is also considering launching a naturalization program, which could make citizenship training available in places where interested people would otherwise find it difficult or impossible to get to such classes.

Work with Working America to swing CA-District 10 and CA-District 21

Sign up for a training and choose a date to canvass

Training dates:

  • Thursday, June 1, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Oakland
  • Thursday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. , Oakland
  • Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Oakland
  • Saturday, June 3, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Oakland

Canvass dates:

  • Saturday, June 10, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, June 20, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 22, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, June 24, 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 29, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson presented amendments to SB188 (offshore drilling) in response to President Trump’s April 28, 2017 Executive Order that reverses an Obama administration moratorium on oil and gas drilling in federal lands on the Outer Continental Shelf, including beneath the Pacific. The goal is to prohibit the State Lands Commission from approving new pipelines on California’s coastline (three miles out from the shore).

Download a letter to Senator Jackson in support of SB188 and thanking her for such immediate and brave action in response to Trump’s Executive Order.

Address: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson; State Capitol, Room 2032; Sacramento, CA 95814

Subject: SB188 Support of Senator Jackson’s amendments to SB188

Message: “I support your amendments to SB188.” Other points: 90% of California residents support protecting the California coastline. Residents do not want a repeat of the 2015 spill that resulted in 143,800 gallons of leakage into the Pacific. California’s economy depends on tourism and fishing, and resources would be better invested in renewable energy, not oil from the ocean.