350 BAA Legislative Committee

working for progressive climate legislation in California
The Legislative Committee of 350 Bay Area Action works on state climate, clean energy, and climate justice legislation through public education and advocacy at the district level and in Sacramento. We study, track, and recommend positions, direct outreach to legislators at their Sacramento or local offices, testify at committee hearings, and work with other environmental, social justice, and progressive groups to promote strong climate legislation.

ACTION ALERT! Priority Legislation in 2020

350 Bay Area Action focuses on state climate legislation and electing stronger climate champions. 2020 is an absolutely critical year for increasing our efforts. Most crucially, the California Legislature will be voting on two key bills that failed to pass in the final days of the session last year:

  • (SB54) to Ban Single Use Plastics and,
  • (AB 345) to Restrict Oil & Gas locations, and protect schools, health clinics and homes from Big Oil & Gas expanding their operations too close by.

Understanding Plastics

…and tweet at them!

C. Aguiar-Curry – @AsmAguiarCurry
Marc Levine – @MarcLevine
Tim Grayson – @AsmGrayson
Buffy Wicks – @BuffyWicks
Rob Bonta – @RobBontaCA
Bauer-Kahan – @BauerKahan
Bill Quirk – @AsmBillQuirk
David Chiu – @DavidChiu
Phil Ting – @PhilTing
Kevin Mullin – @KevinMullin
Marc Berman – @AsmMarcBerman
Evan Low – @Evan_Low
Ash Kalra – @Ash_Kalra
Kansen Chu – @KansenChu
Mark Stone – @AsmMarkStone
Robert Rivas – @RobertRivas_CA

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Legislative Committee activities include:

  • Legislative training: how to track legislation and prepare 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)