“A strong and lasting economy depends upon a healthy environment, and a healthy, clean environment is vital to our success.” Such is the standard for Sierra Club California’s newly launched Protect California-A No Regrets Campaign which had its debut in the state capitol earlier this month.
A flailing economy, and aggressive right-wing legislative attacks on the environment led Kathryn Phillips, Director of Sierra Club California, to spearhead this new campaign along with other allied environmental organizations. Their cause for action: The environment, which came under attack during the last few weeks of 2011 when big polluters and legislature introduced bad environmental rollback laws in Sacramento, and although most of the bills were killed, the remainders still pose a threat.
The idea that everyone—but especially a new generation of legislative staffers and term-limited legislators—needs to be reminded about that the public supports cleaning up and protecting the state’s environment, drives the campaign. The campaign is waged inside the Capitol, through hearings and briefings. At the district level around the state, Sierra Club members will play a key role through emails, calls, and visits to remind legislators that their constituents care about the environment.