Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Nov 9, 2016

This is not the message I expected to write today. I never wanted to wake up this morning to sit down with my daughters to hear the disappointment in their voices as we discussed last night’s Presidential election.

Sep 29, 2016

Originally posted at Daily Kos.

Assemblymember David Hadley Says Voters Are Stupid. Can you believe he said that? It’s in the news. Look it up!

This is how a cynical campaign trick works:

Sep 1, 2016

California has made climate history yet again. The state legislature passed nearly all of the environmental community's highest priority bills in the final days – and even the final hours – of the legislative session, which concluded in the early morning hours on September 1st.

Historic environmental bills now on their way to Governor Jerry Brown include:

Aug 25, 2016

Great news! While gridlock in Congress prevents meaningful action on climate change, the California Assembly just voted to pass SB 32 and a companion bill, AB 197, opening a new chapter in California’s bold commitment to reduce climate pollution. These historic climate legislations represent our single greatest step forward to honor our commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Aug 4, 2016

On Tuesday, the oil industry’s army of lobbyists found themselves outnumbered by environmental advocates in Sacramento.

I was thrilled to join advocates from Green California – a network of more than 100 organizations with a common environmental, health, and justice agenda – for our annual Advocacy Day in the state capitol. We met with more than 100 lawmakers and their staff on the most urgent matters facing our communities.

Jun 28, 2016

On June 9, CLCV honored four of California’s leading environmental champions at its annual Environmental Leadership Awards in San Francisco tonight.

"CLCV is proud to honor these three remarkable women and one outstanding organization, for their contributions to California’s environmental movement," said CLCV chief executive officer Sarah Rose. "They all inspire us all to work for social and environmental progress, for the health and well-being of our communities, and for the future of our planet."

Jun 17, 2016

By Gene Karpinski and Sarah Rose

This content originally appeared in the Merced-Sun Star

Jun 16, 2016

The votes in California’s primary are in, and the environment and the clean energy economy are the clear winners.

Jun 1, 2016

CLCV will honor Senator Barbara Boxer with the Byron Sher Lifetime Achievement Award at our annual Environmental Leadership Awards in San Francisco on June 9, 2016. 

Jun 1, 2016

CLCV is thrilled to honor Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta, a renowned labor leader and civil rights activist, at our annual Environmental Leadership Awards on June 9th.

Huerta is co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).


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