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Activists Rally to Urge State Senator to Support Fracking Moratorium Bill in California

Activists to Gather at Office of Senator Kevin de León Tuesday at Noon


Local activists will rally Tuesday at noon to urge State Senator Kevin de Leon to support a bill that would enact a moratorium on fracking across the state.

The Appropriations Committee, which is chaired by Senator de Leon, will decide whether the bill, SB 1132, ultimately goes to the floor for a vote or dies. The rally is being supported by CREDO, Sierra Club California, Center for Biological Diversity and a host of other groups.

To date, CREDO activists have submitted more than 21,000 letters and reported making nearly 1,000 phone calls to the California State Senate in support of the moratorium bill. At the rally, activists will deliver more than 16,000 petition signatures collected by CREDO urging Senator de Leon to support SB 1132.

View CREDO's action page for members submitting letters of support for SB 1132:

Read CREDO's petition to Senator de Leon:

WHAT: Rally to tell CA Senator de Leon to support the fracking moratorium bill

WHO: Local activists, including members of CREDO, Sierra Club California, the Center for Biological Diversity and more

WHEN: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Noon Pacific

WHERE: 1808 W. Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, CA, 90026

VISUALS: Local activists with signs urging Senator de Leon to take action to protect Californians

To schedule interviews with CREDO around the push for a moratorium on fracking in California, please contact Alec Saslow at 720.319.4948 or

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of over five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.