Join the Westchester-Playa Democratic Club, West L.A. Democratic Club, Culver City Democratic Club and the Santa Monica Democratic Club for
An Evening with Tom Hayden
Speaking on Climate Change
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
at 7:00 pm
10858 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA
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Please email Ingrid Van Eckert - email@example.com
Where Do We Go From Here?
How California can lead at the global climate talks in 2015.
How Democrats can become the party of climate justice.
How Democrats can win the presidency and senate in 2016.
It's all possible. It starts now with progressive Democrats.
As the recent rally of 100,000 at the United Nations has shown, people are demanding answers and strategies from global leaders as the 2015 UN climate talks approach. But with our Congress controlled by climate-deniers and Big Oil, everything depends on progress in California and other states and regions. We need a plan.
Do you know that California is spending $120 billion these next four years on clean energy? That 200,000 Californians already are working in the clean energy economy? That California sets the pace for the nation in solar energy installations, energy efficiency, green cars, green venture capital, and reductions of greenhouse gas emissions? Or that California has its own energy diplomacy, implementing low-carbon pacts with states ranging from Quebec to Germany, China to the Pacific Coast?
A powerful Green Energy Bloc is beginning to emerge and take root in opposition to the fossil fuel industry. As the environmental crisis worsens, the Green Bloc will grow. We can build it.
Where do we grow from here? How does California take the next steps in becoming a model advanced economy without reliance on coal, nuclear energy or dangerous fracking? We need a public education campaign to rival the fossil fuel companies advertising fantasies. We need to align environmentalism with the needs of labor and communities of color. We need to galvanize more investment capital into clean energy ventures and divest from fossil fuels. We need to lower emissions while increasing economic development where it's needed most - polluted communities from congested LA County to the Central Valley. And we need to realign the Democratic Party to become a party of climate justice, not a party hobbled by its ties to the fossil fuel interests in Sacramento.
President, Westchester-Playa Democratic Club