350 Bay Area Legislative Committee: working for progressive climate legislation in California

California State Capitol Building, Sacramento

The 350 Bay Area Legislative Committee works on state climate, clean energy, and climate justice legislation through public education and advocacy at the district level and in Sacramento.  We work with other environmental, social justice, and progressive groups to promote strong climate legislation.

Want to help promote stronger climate legislation in Sacramento?  Join the 350 Bay Area Regional Legislative Committee — we meet monthly and also have several subcommittees that meet more frequently.  Our bill action committee meets weekly as the legislative session gets going and bills start moving through the Assembly and Senate.  We also offer a Legislation 101 Training, which will be held on March 4th in Berkeley (please RSVP here).

Legislative Committee activities include:

  • Legislative training: how to track legislation; preparing for meetings with legislators
  • Analyzing and tracking bills for action
  • Writing fact sheets, blogs and social media to inform and activate supporters
  • Meetings with legislators
  • Letter writing, calling and lobbying
  • Attending meetings and hearings in Sacramento
  • Working with other groups on legislative campaigns
  • Following state rule making and regulatory actions once bills are passed (e.g. Air Resources Board)

Let’s Stand Together on SB 100

It’s time for Bay Area organizations to show their support for SB 100, a bill that’s incredibly important to achieving a just transition to the clean energy economy.SB 100 has already been endorsed by a growing number of organizations, but we need more! Sign on to support SB 100 and help us deliver a strong message to the state Assembly and the Governor.
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Videos from the Cap and Trade Workshop

On December 3, 2016, the Legislative Committee hosted a day-long workshop on California’s “Cap and Trade” mechanism for meeting greenhouse gas emissions standards.  These three videos capture the highlights of the day. Video 1 is the morning panel; Video 2 is the afternoon panel; and Video 3 is Dan Jacobson from Environment California.

Dan Jacobson on THE California Legislature’s Environmental Agenda

Video: Dan Jacobson from Environment California tells participants at the February 25 Legislative Training how the California State Legislature plans to push back on Trump’s anti-environment schemes.

Assemblymembers Marc Berman and Evan Low & UCS Policy Director Jason Barbose on climate action

Watch this video of a community forum organized by 350 Silicon Valley on January 25, 2018 with their two Assemblymembers – Marc Berman (Palo Alto) and  Evan Low (Cupertino, Los Gatos) – and Union of Concerned Scientist Policy Director, Jason Barbose.  This is an excellent example of constituents talking directly to our elected state representatives about the climate action we want and need—and it was focused mainly on passing SB 100.   You’ll hear how these two assembly people (both Democrats) differ in their positions on climate change and their support for state action to move more rapidly to 100% clean electricity.

Live Stream coverage of the 350 Silicon Valley Climate Forum from Cupertino, CA, featuring Assemblymembers Evan Low and Marc Berman.

Posted by 350 Silicon Valley on Thursday, January 25, 2018