Canvass or phone bank to ban fracking in San Benito County

anti-fracking-sign.jpgThe hard-fought battle to pass Measure J, banning fracking, acidizing, and cyclic steaming in San Benito County, is in its final critical days. A win here will have ripple effects across California. A couple of hours phone banking, or several hours canvassing, can help pass the measure. 

Paul Rogers, writing for the San Jose Mercury News, reports that "[a] coalition funded by Chevron, ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum and other oil giants has donated $1.8 million to the opposition campaign in San Benito County, outspending supporters 15-1." (Read the article.)

For phone banking hours and arrangements (best to bring your own cell phone), please call the Oakland office of Food & Water Watch, and speak to Tia. Trainings, snacks and extra phones available.

1814 Franklin Street, Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
510-922-0720

To join in the canvassing, please contact Lora Jo Foo, ljfoo70@gmail.com. If you go to Hollister on a Saturday morning, the campaign can arrange overnight lodging so you can canvass on Sunday, too.

(Photo by Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)


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