Advocacy Resources for Faiths 4 Climate Justice
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is drafting a Regional Decarbonization Framework and we want it to be the best Framework possible. They are taking public comment so we urge you to TAKE ACTION NOW!
1. Find your County Supervisor Here:
https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/general/bos.html and click “find my district.”
District 1 – Nora Vargas: District1community@sdcounty.ca.gov Phone: 619 531-5511
District 2 – Joel Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 619 441-4327
District 3 – Terra Lawson-Remer: Terra.Lawson-Remer@sdcounty.ca.gov Phone 619 531-5533
District 4 – Nathan Fletcher: email@example.com Phone 619 531-5544
District 5 – Jim Desmond: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 619 531-5555
Then send the following email – or call the office:
As a person of faith, I call on you to prioritize the following essential items in the County’s Regional Decarbonization Framework:
- Invest in green infrastructure for environmentally impacted communities
- Transition rapidly to 100% renewable energy
- Focus on the creation of local green jobs for underserved communities and a just transition for fossil fuel workers
- Prioritize marginalized communities when designing sustainable transit solutions
- Reach zero carbon for San Diego County by 2030
Please let me know how you intend to respond to my concern.
(Full list of demands is below)
2. Contact President Joe Biden:
Call – Comments: 202-456-1111, switchboard: 202-456-1414
Email – https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
As a person of faith I call on you to do everything you can to stop the production of fossil fuels. The US is the biggest extractor of fossil fuels in the world, and your example and influence at the UN COP26 can send a powerful message for other countries to stop extraction and reliance on fossil fuels. Please let me know how you intend to respond to my concern.
For questions, please contact us.
3. Additional Resources:
- Additional resources for the upcoming COP26 UN Climate Conference: UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021
Please Look for more resources from our sponsors:
- SanDiego350: www.sandiego350.org
- California Poor People’s Campaign: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/committee/california/
- Invest in green infrastructure for environmentally impacted communities: Provide incentives or subsidies for solar installations and EV charging stations in apartment buildings. Build out more bike lanes based on neighborhood needs. Create greenspace and additional tree canopy in communities with little or none.
- Transition rapidly to 100% renewable energy: Educate the public about the necessity of electrifying buildings and support building electrification in all new construction and major renovations. Require all county vehicle fleets to be electric by 2030. Encourage shifts to sustainable and regenerative agriculture countywide.
- Focus on the creation of local green jobs for underserved communities and a just transition for fossil fuel workers: Reward local rooftop solar companies that employ well-paid workers especially from underserved communities. Establish job training for displaced fossil fuel workers. Support unions in the energy industry.
- Prioritize marginalized communities when designing sustainable transit solutions: Work with SANDAG to focus first on marginalized communities in making all transit decisions. Invest in the Blue Line to achieve more frequent and faster service. Create free bus passes for youth under 20 years old. Electrify all bus fleets by 2030.
- Reach zero carbon for SD County by 2030: Ensure participation and leadership from communities of concern in the transition to zero carbon. Levy fines on those fossil fuel industries that do not transition to clean energy. By 2025, impose fees on fossil fuel infrastructure (gas pipelines, etc) that cross the County. Coordinate with regional cities to stop land use sprawl.