350 Sonoma County is hosting a screening of an incredible film that will probably change the way you think about California’s role as a global climate leader. While our Governor, Jerry Brown, is an outspoken advocate for reducing emissions that contribute to climate change, he is simultaneously a big promoter of California’s oil and gas industry. The film, Dear Governor Brown, asks the critical question, can you really support both at the same time?
Produced by actor and activist, Mark Ruffalo, and directed by acclaimed filmmaker, Jon Bowermaster, the film exposes the public-health threats of extreme oil extraction in our Golden State. Through interviews with an array of concerned Californians (from scientists to farmers to everyday citizens), it highlights the very real dangers that extreme oil drilling has on our communities.
On THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD, people from all over California will participate in a statewide day of screenings for the game-changing film, Dear Governor Brown, to spread the word about the dangers of oil extraction. At 6:30PM PST, Mark Ruffalo will host a live video session with all hosts and attendees to discuss the film and how we can work together to advance the clean energy movement.
This is a critical moment to mobilize your community and ask Gov. Brown: Is he going to protect the health and safety of Californians, or continue to cater to the oil industry?
For years, tens of thousands of activists have fought hard to demand Governor Jerry Brown ban fracking and protect the health and future of our state from the dangers of extreme oil extraction practices. Together, we’ve gathered a million petition signatures, organized one of the largest statewide climate marches in history, and led countless community actions and protests. And still, Gov. Brown refuses to budge.
With California approving 300 new fracking wells every month, we simply cannot afford to wait any longer. That is exactly the point Dear Governor Brown drives home.
By attending the screening party, you'll be taking tangible action to educate yourself and help build the movement for a clean California -- free of the toxic methods of oil drilling that are threatening our water, health, and climate.
p.s. Watch the trailer here.