Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is endorsed by 350 Bay Area Action for Assembly District 16

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 14 – 350 Bay Area Action is pleased to endorse Rebecca Bauer-Kahan for Assembly District 16. Bauer-Kahan is running to replace incumbent Catharine Baker, the only Republican state legislator in the nine county Bay Area.“Rebecca is passionate about climate change, which is one of her top issues,” said Judy Pope, a leader with 350 Bay Area Action. “Too many crucial climate bills are being held up or weakened in the state Assembly. The election of Rebecca Bauer-Kahan would insure one more legislative leader for the climate and climate justice.”

350 Bay Area Action has only rarely taken a stance on individual campaigns. This campaign cycle is critical to the effort to promote aggressive state level action on climate. By endorsing Bauer-Kahan, 350 Bay Area Action emphasizes the need to start voting on climate issues, and will help bring climate activist volunteers to her campaign, energizing climate volunteers in District 16.

Bauer-Kahan acknowledges that she can’t match her opponent’s ability to raise money, and will need volunteers to help with the door to door effort to raise awareness about her candidacy, positions and qualifications.

Bauer-Kahan is an attorney who works with businesses on compliance with environmental regulations. She says she decided to run when she found the news coming from Washington DC depressing. 350 Bay Area Action agrees that the antidote to despair is action, and local action makes a difference, especially in California, which leads on environmental and climate action.

Bauer-Kahan strongly supports SB 100, proposed legislation to require 100% Clean Energy in CA. Bauer-Kahan emphasizes the need for California to transition to green energy: a key question is how fast it happens, and she believes with 350 Bay Area Action that time is of the essence, so she supports a fast and just transition to clean energy. She also calls for improved public transit and support for biking and walking.

Bauer-Kahan is also endorsed by the Sierra Club, California Democratic Party, California Labor Federation,California Women’s List, Consumer Attorneys of California, Contra Costa County Building and Construction Trades Council, and EMILY’s List.

AD 16 includes the towns of Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Danville and Moraga.

350 Bay Area Action is a 501(c)4 political action group supporting climate legislation and candidates in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We support policies to reduce climate warming and particulate pollution, by stopping fossil fuel expansion projects, promoting a just and swift transition to 100% clean energy, and supporting policies to power our activities with clean energy.

Contact:  Rand Wrobel       Phone: 510 914-2349       Email: Rand@350BayAreaAction.org