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On 9/24/2021 we marched through San Francisco to send a message to our government. We wore Red, Orange, and Yellow to symbolize the wild fires ravaging through CA and to say that the world is one fire and we need to put it out!DEMANDS
Stop Line 3
End The Filibuster
Pass the 3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill
No Drilling Where We’re Living
And Pass The #Green New Deal Now
Thank you to our Strike Co-Sponsors:
Warriors For Justice, Amazon Watch, Student Environmental Resource Center at UC Berkeley, CODEPINK Women for Peace, Sunflower Alliance, East Bay Democratic Socialists of America, Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area, Fossil Free California, Oil and Gas Action Network, 350 Bay Area, SF Bay Physicans for Social Responsibility
8/27/2021 Climate Strike
Photo Credit: Peter Menchini
What is Line 3?
Line 3 is a proposed pipeline expansion that will bring millions of barrells of tar sand from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. Enbridge, a company at fault for the largest inland oil spill in the U.S, wants to build this new pipeline through untouched wetlands and treaty territory of Anishinaabe peoples as well as through the Mississipi River and the shore of Lake Superior.
The U.S. government has a responsibility under federal law to honor the rights guaranteed to tribal members in their treaties. The proposed Line 3 corridor would violate the treaty rights of the Anishinaabeg by endangering primary areas of hunting, fishing, wild rice and cultural resources in the 1855 treaty territory.
The climate effects of Line 3 are enormous--Line 3 will carry enough oil to produce about 170 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to about 50 coal power plants, or 38 million vehicles on our roads.
For more information on Line 3 visit STOPLINE3.org
Call Biden at 1-888-724-8946
Call The Army Corps of Engineers at 202-761-5903 or 202-761-1878
WE DEMAND THAT BIDEN & ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS STOP LINE 3
How are CalSTRS and our Teachers involved?
Most California public school teachers have no idea that CalSTRS, their pension fund, invests over $6 billion in the fossil fuel industry, including millions in Enbridge, the company that is building Line 3 . It is extremely ironic that teachers, who spend their careers preparing their students for the future, have a retirement that is invested in environmental racism and the destruction of their students’ future..
We must show CalSTRS that they cannot silence the youth and keep teachers from knowing what is happening in their boardroom and about their $6 billion investments that are funding a climate catastrophe and a racist pipeline. Since CalSTRS is the largest teachers’ pension fund in the country, what happens in California can have a tremendous impact globally.
WE DEMAND CALSTRS DIVEST FROM ENBRIDGE AND ALL FOSSIL FUELS
Environmental Racism Here In SF
The Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPNS) is a Federal Superfund Site on the National Priorities List. This means that it is one of the most contaminated sites in the United States. The Shipyard was the site of the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory and is full of radioactive and toxic waste.
The HPNS is located in Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP), a low-income community of color ranked as one of the communities in the state most at risk from pollution. Residents suffer from high rates of asthma and cancer.
Lennar/FivePoint built homes contaminated and they plan to build thousands more homes, despite alleged fraud in the cleanup and inadequate cleanup.
Declare MORATORIUM on Lennar’s Shipyard development and unsafe soil excavation!
Declare PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY!
Conduct full retesting, safe cleanup, and removal of all radioactive and toxic waste at the Shipyard Superfund Site and Treasure Island
WHO WE ARE
Youth Vs. Apocalypse is a diverse group of young climate justice activists working together to lift the voices of youth, in particular, youth of color, and fight for a livable climate and an equitable, sustainable, and just world. We are all passionate people based in the Bay Area.