Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Oct 15, 2015

This week, I represented CLCV at a public meeting hosted by Senator Dianne Feinstein about three proposed new national monuments in the California desert: Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains.

Oct 14, 2015

Senator Kevin de León is the author of California's landmark climate change and clean energy legislation, SB 350, which was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown one week ago today. We are pleased to present this letter of appreciation for the important role of CLCV members in passing SB 350 and helping achieve an historic victory for the climate change policy – as demonstrated by your activism, leadership, and support for the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV).

Oct 7, 2015

It's a great day to be a Californian! Governor Brown signed landmark climate bill SB 350.

Oct 5, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 96 to ban the ivory trade and protect African elephants!

Sep 15, 2015

We have the best legislature money can buy, and Big Oil just proved it.

The oil industry used their limitless war chest to fund a multi-million dollar fear-mongering campaign against two major climate proposals, ending the 2015 legislative session with two huge victories for their profits and two devastating losses for our future. But that’s not the whole story, as I’ll explain in a moment.

Sep 11, 2015

California just made climate history once again. Late Friday night, California lawmakers took the final vote on a major climate change bill SB 350 – and it passed.

In other words, California just passed the boldest, farthest reaching climate change legislation in the nation. SB 350 passed thanks to the tremendous outpouring of grassroots support and activism.

Sep 10, 2015

Only a few hours remain until California lawmakers cast their final votes, but legislative leaders just announced they're removing an important component from one of our top-priority climate change bills, SB 350. While retaining many critical proposals that make SB 350 an aggressive climate change bill of historic proportions, the bill was stripped of its promise to cut California’s petroleum usage by 50% in the next 15 years, thanks to Big Oil's influence.

Sep 3, 2015

I am thrilled to share with you that the bill to ban the ivory trade and protect African elephants just passed the state Senate! I’m so grateful for the unprecedented outpouring of support from you and thousands of CLCV members like you who called, wrote, and even visited their elected representatives in the state Capitol to demand they stand up for elephants and stop the illegal ivory trade in California.

Sep 2, 2015

It’s nothing less than a revolution in California: More and more, residents are greening their energy sources, turning to solar and other renewable energy sources. Houses and small businesses in my neighborhood are increasingly equipped with shiny high-tech solar panels. It’s the present, the future, and it’s fantastic. However, most residents of low-income communities and communities of color are renters, making it a challenge for those families to fully benefit from the cost-savings and carbon reduction of on-site renewable energy.

Aug 31, 2015

I was in bad shape.

A few weeks back, I started having trouble breathing. Just allergies, I told myself. But as the days went on I started coughing, and I couldn’t stop. I was up all night coughing, and the next day was even worse. And the next day.

“Mommy just has a really bad cold.” My son Finn is 4 years old. Suzy is 2. The only ailment they understand is the common cold.

“I think I’m getting better,” I assured them. But I wasn’t getting better. On the fourth day of non-stop coughing I got the diagnosis.


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