Ban Fracking in Monterey County Canvass Weekend 10/16

We won in Alameda County. We won in Butte, San Benito, Mendocino, and Santa Cruz. And this November at the ballot, we’re taking on Chevron in their own backyard – Monterey County. 
Measure Z is our secret weapon to hit Chevron where it hurts this election. It's a ban on fracking, wastewater injection, and new drilling - and if we win in Chevron's backyard, we can win in California. It's no understatement to say that this is the biggest environmental vote on California's ballot. 
 
We've got a lot to protect - and a lot to lose. Monterey County is home to some of our country's most beloved coastlines and fertile farmland; it grows half of the nation's broccoli and lettuce. But even in California's Salad Bowl, Big Oil is a formidable opponent. They outspent us 14 to 1 in our 2014 battle in San Benito, and they'll easily spend millions in Monterey trying to deceive voters and thwart the will of the people. 

That's where we come in. As Bay Area activists, we can lend our strength to Measure Z to give the communities in Monterey a fighting chance against Chevron. And we haven't got a minute to lose, with deceptive Big Oil advertisements already making their way into voters' homes. So we're making phone calls, knocking on doors, raising money, and spreading the word.

Protect Monterey County is organizing FOUR canvassing weekends for Californians across the state to come to Monterey County, grab a clipboard, and get out the vote. Join us Oct. 1-2, Oct. 15-16, Oct. 22-23, Oct. 29-30, &/or Nov. 6-7! We'll meet at 9 AM Saturday at Measure Z Salinas HQ, 521 S. Main St. (on the corner of John St.). They'll train you in the office and send you out to knock on doors, for however long you're able, and we'll meet again in the afternoon for phone banking and a tasty dinner with local volunteers. They'll provide a place to stay, and the next morning, we're at it again! This trip is adjustable based on your needs, including how much walking you can do, how comfortable you are talking to people, etc.

If you need help with carpools, let us know! We've already got people coming from the South Bay and Oakland. 

See you there!

If you can't go to Monterey, there are other important ways you can help ban fracking!

  1. Call voters from your home and talk to them about banning fracking. We'll give you a script and phone numbers.
  2. Host a phone bank. Prefer to make calls surrounded by friends? Great -- we'll train you to host your own phone bank to talk to voters.
  3. Host a fundraiser in your home or community center. The oil industry is set to outspend us 10 to 1, so we need every dollar we can get. If you get your friends in one place, we'll help you raise some funds.
  4. You can also simply donate to the cause.
WHEN
October 16, 2016 at 9am - 7pm
WHERE
Measure Z Salinas Headquarters
521 S Main St
Salinas, CA 93901
United States
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CONTACT
Carla West ·
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