For Immediate Release
Rand Wrobel, 510-914-2349, Rand@350BayAreaAction.org.
350 Bay Area Action Endorses Kevin de León for U.S. Senate
“If we’re serious about reducing climate-warming emissions quickly enough to preserve our life-sustaining systems — and we are — then we have to start voting on climate. Kevin de León has been a climate leader in California and will bring that to Washington DC, " said Laura Neish, Executive Director of 350 Bay Area Action. The regional climate organization endorsed former California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León for U.S. Senate.
De León has refused to take money from Big Oil for his campaign. He is getting his support from the people of California rather than fossil fuel corporations. "When you have a politician stand up to Big Oil lobbyists, calling them out on their lies, and fighting against man-made climate change, the most serious challenge facing our country and the planet, as he has with precedent-setting legislation, you just have to stand up for a leader like that,” said Ken Jones, 350 Bay Area Action Steering Committee member.
De León has led the way on progressive climate legislation in the California Senate. He authored SB 100 which calls for California to get 100 percent of its energy from clean sources by 2045. SB 100 has passed the State Senate and is currently being considered in the Assembly. In 2015, de León authored and got passed SB 350, requiring California to get 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, and SB 185, requiring California’s two giant pension funds, CalSTRS and CalPERS, to divest from companies that get their revenue from the mining of thermal coal.
About 350 Bay Area Action: 350 Bay Area Action is mobilizing voters across California to support climate action and elect progressive climate champions at all levels of government. See 350BayAreaAction.org.
350 Action is the independent political action arm of the non-profit, non-partisan climate justice group 350.org.