Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Feb 12, 2019

The Green New Deal represents a transformative opportunity for California and the nation.

The excitement generated from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s vision is resonating throughout our politics. Activists, voters, and even presidential candidates -- like Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who recently declared their support for the Green New Deal -- are taking note.

The current Green New Deal resolution:

Feb 8, 2019

A few weeks ago, I proudly joined the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) because I fundamentally believe economic, racial, and social justice are inextricably tied to climate justice. Tackling climate justice while centering marginalized voices, especially Black people, to the forefront of the movement serves as a huge opportunity to bring proven solutions to addressing the root problems of our society.

This month, CLCV proudly commemorates Black History Month.

Feb 5, 2019

This past week marks the 50th anniversary of the disasterous 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. Our CEO Mary Creasman penned an op-ed in Sunday's Sacramento Bee calling our elected leaders into action to end oil drilling and prove we've learned our lesson from this tragic event: 

Jan 30, 2019

On Sunday, January 27th,The Mercury News published our CEO Mary Creasman's analysis regarding the Trump administration and Big Oil's alarming advancement of their offshore drilling plan during the government shutdown:

"Hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to go without paychecks while the bills piled up. (How long could you go without a paycheck?) Our national parks suffered what could be permanent damage. Public health protections and safeguards against pollution were put on hold.

Jan 18, 2019

The #TrumpShutdown is the latest attempt to force construction of an unjust and environmentally damaging border wall. 2019 is going to be pivotal year in the resistance.

With new congressional leadership from California in Washington D.C. and increased attacks on our future, we need your help to get ready.

Renew your membership with CLCV today for $5 or more and help us fight back »

Jan 18, 2019

Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is Trump's latest nominee to lead the Environment Protection Agency. Wheeler has spent his entire career working against our environment.

During Wednesday’s hearing, he told a Senate committee that he’d strike a deal to roll back California’s fuel-economy standards and environmental protections. We can only imagine how much more damage he will do if he’s confirmed by the Senate this week.

Dec 21, 2018

Just days after the United Nations released its most dire climate report yet -- warning that we have just 12 years left to act to avoid climate change catastrophes -- the Trump Administration traveled to the Climate Change Conference in Poland to pitch the virtues of COAL!

Trump just made it perfectly clear that he will bury his head in the sand and deny science at all costs.

Nov 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday is a time when non-profits of all types reach out for much needed year-end support. But this Giving Tuesday, California League of Conservation Voters' team is asking you to join us in supporting organizations helping wildfire victims recover.

Nov 13, 2018

As I write this note, I’m about to head to the airport to board a cross country flight for Washington, DC as California’s newest member of Congress. And I couldn’t have done it without you!

Back before the June primary, California League of Conservation Voters was the very first environmental organization to give me their endorsement. Your early support sent a powerful message to the political and environmental communities about the viability of my campaign and helped me build crucial early momentum in a crowded field.

Nov 7, 2018

What a night.

Democrats took back control of the House, Florida enacted a constitutional amendment banning offshore oil drilling, and California voters defeated efforts to gut our public transportation funding!

Though many races remain too close to call, the message from last night’s election is clear: Every voter matters. At this moment, the closest contest in the state has just THREE votes separating the candidates. And nearly half a dozen congressional, statewide, and local contests are still within 1 percentage point.


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2018 California Environmental Scorecard

New for the 2018 legislative session: The 45th annual California Environmental Scorecard rates elected officials on 2018, another successful year for the environment in spite of heavy opposition from polluting industry.

Find out how your legislators did in 2018 in CLCV's California Environmental Scorecard.