The 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
To join in the canvassing, please contact Lora Jo Foo, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)