*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***
Today, I joined activists around the world to advocate for science and facts, to stand in solidarity with vulnerable communities affected by natural disasters, and to resist the Trump Administration’s blatant rejection of truth. Yes – climate change is real.
The facts are right in front of us. From rising tides to wildfires, mudslides, and oil spills, we see the effects right here in California and even in our own backyards. Without action, our planet is at serious risk.
In early January, the Trump Administration launched an attack on California by threatening to expand offshore oil drilling off of our coasts. We’ve seen the devastating impacts of drilling, from the 3 million gallon spill off Santa Barbara in 1969 to Exxon Valdez and most recently the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
I hope you’ll join me by signing my petition to stop new oil drilling off of California’s coasts. This is about protecting the future for our children, our grandchildren, and beyond.
California’s Lieutenant Governor can take real action as a sitting member on the State Lands Commission. I firmly believe we need to end our dependence on fossil fuels, and unlike my opponents, I have pledged not to accept money from Big Oil. As Lieutenant Governor, I will fight to ban any new oil production off of California’s shoreline – because our coasts and oceans are not for sale.
The time to act is now.