Please join us for our team meeting on November 3, at 2:00 PM, at Jamie Brooks' house--4014 Ardley Ave. in Oakland (or call in to 605-475-4700 conference 202605#). Agenda topics include:
Agenda items for November 3 meeting:
- Work on the wording of the warning label based on our valuable recent legal research
- Consider asking cities post graphical signs on city streets to publicize their climate action plans (in addition to the warning labels). This is to address the issue that U.S. law does not appear to allow graphic warning labels (e.g. in Canada and other places cigarette warning labels have graphic images, but not in the U.S.). However, we have learned that cities can install signs on public streets with any graphic they choose, e.g. the nuclar free signs that are up in Berkeley.
- Plan our campaign--next steps
- Consider expanding the Dump the Pump team to promote all low and non-CO2 forms of transportation--transit, bikes, pedestrians, electric cars running on renewable energy; and possibly renaming the team
We are energized and excited by the rapid growth of the movement to combat climate change such as the big march and rally in Richmond against Chevron in August, the vote for divestment of fossil fuel stocks by the Foothill-DeAnza community college district and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Climate Protection Committee decision October 23 to approve not only a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below the 1990 level by 2050 but also to agree to adopt performance objectives and measures toward accomplishing that goal.
Now we feel the time is ripe to push for warning labels on gas pumps and more!
4014 Ardley Ave
Oakland, CA 94602
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