The Legislative Team focuses on the Sacramento lawmakers who represent Contra Costa residents. We cultivate strong relationships with these state senators and assembly members so we can influence their votes on important legislation. And we get the word out to our fellow constituents when letters and phone calls are needed to convince lawmakers to vote the right way.
Bookmark this page and check back frequently throughout the legislative session. In this space we will post action alerts requiring your immediate attention. We’ll let you know about climate bills nearing a vote and provide you with the info and a sample script you can use to call or write our Contra Costa senators and assemblymembers.
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See all our local, state, and federal lawmakers, with links to their web pages, here. And if you’re unsure who represents you, we’ve added find-my-district links on that page as well.
On Monday, June 26, our legislative team demonstrated outside State Senator Steve Glazer‘s office in support of AB579–electrifying school buses, and AB421–stopping powerful industries like oil, gas, and tobacco from overturning good laws. Never say activists can’t have fun!
Two key bills before the California legislature if passed will give Californians vastly more information about corporations’ role in the climate crisis. SB 253 and SB 261 are closely related; it’s critical we get them both passed into law.
Good news! In our June newsletter, we asked you to call Governor Newsom’s office and request that he support the legislature’s budget calling for public transit systems funding. On July 30, the governor announced that he and the legislature had “reached an agreement that provides $5.1 billion in emergency relief to support statewide public transit systems and their workers.”
California is often mentioned as a leader in climate legislation, but the fossil fuel industry is powerful in our state, and it can buy a lot of influence. To fight back, the Legislative Team is working with a broad coalition of climate and environmental justice groups for equitable, bold climate solutions. Each legislative session, we work closely with our parent organization, 350 Bay Area Action, to identify key bills, research them, and track their progress through the legislature.
And we could use your help! You don’t need any experience—just a willingness to learn about bill tracking and lobbying. Please get in touch to find out more.