A San Diego region that achieves zero carbon by 2035 through a fair and just transition for workers and communities of concern, the creation of good family-sustaining union jobs, and the development of affordable, equitable, and inclusive communities powered by 100% clean, renewable energy.
BUILDING A DIVERSE & INTERSECTIONAL CLIMATE MOVEMENT• We are now 62 organizations and dozens of activists strong! • We hosted or spoke at 23+ GND events, trainings, workshops, and presentations. • We hosted 4 mixers to help build a connected community of activists and hosted a big community celebration with 200+ people. • We joined 4 coalitions: The Labor, Environmental, and Community Coalition, the ReWild Mission Bay Coalition, the Building Electrification Coalition, and the California Green New Deal Coalition. • We mobilized to stand in solidarity for racial and social justice issues at the City of San Diego, the County, and in the community. • We established five new committees and working groups: Equitable Housing and Development Committee, Monarca–a Spanish language work group, Spicy Funds Working Group to raise funds for equitable participation, a Ballot Measure working group, and the Activist Engagement and Operations Working Group. • We hired a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Organizer and a Communications Coordinator. •We translated key documents into Spanish, including our website and Vision document.
CHAMPIONING A JUST TRANSITION• We hosted two Just Transition events with esteemed economists, and had 200+ attendees. • We advocated for Just Transition Plans as part of the City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan and the County of San Diego’s Regional Decarbonization Framework. • We spoke to the importance of a Just Transition at panels and presentations throughout the community. • We supported rallies and protests to protect workers and stand up for economic justice during the pandemic, including rallying for the recall and retention of hotel workers.
FIGHTING FOR EQUITABLE ZERO CARBON POLICY• We mobilized for 50+ calls to action throughout the year and wrote or signed onto 15+ policy letters. • We attended 16+ lobbying visits with electeds from every level of government. • We wrote a coalition letter and lobbied the San Diego City Council for a Zero Carbon Climate Action Plan, leading to the development of the first Zero Carbon Climate Action Plan in the region. • We presented at the Environment Committee at the City of San Diego on our top policy priorities. • We successfully pushed for regional action on climate, and inspired the idea for the County’s Regional Decarbonization Framework, mobilizing significant turnout for hearings and workshops to shape the regional plan. • We co-sponsored legislation to create a Regional Climate Authority. • We collaborated with state and national partners to help build the political will for Build Back Better. • We sent representation on the Unite Here Freedom Rides across the country to Washington DC to stand up for voter rights.
HOLDING FOSSIL FUEL CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE• We supported efforts to ensure the best possible energy franchise agreements for San Diegans, and successfully secured funds from SDG&E for a Climate Equity Fund. • We co-organized 1 large protest against Sempra Energy with approximately 100 participants.
We’re a community with a natural bias toward action and collaboration. We carry the load together by building purposeful relationships grounded in cooperation and a shared vision of a San Diego Green New Deal.
We stand in solidarity with struggles for climate, racial, economic, and social justice. Our collective survival requires us to replace a worldview that is deeply rooted in white supremacy, hierarchy, and dominance with a cooperative, egalitarian, and explicitly anti-racist vision for our future.
The people that make up our Alliance come from all walks of life. We respect and value diverse life experiences and work hard to create an environment that is inclusive of all. We’re marching toward a more sustainable, equitable, and just future for our region.
We bring passion and energy to this work, knowing that growing the base of engaged, active advocates is essential to winning a San Diego Green New Deal. We are agile and flexible, responding to local, statewide, and federal opportunities to advance our vision.
We are a grassroots coalition of 58 local businesses, environmental, labor, social justice, and community-based organizations, in partnership with countless volunteers, dedicated to the fight for climate, jobs, and justice.
But we can’t win a San Diego Green New Deal without you!
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