Take ACTION by urging your California senator m to support Senate Bill 253.

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Sample call / email script:

“Hi, my name is [your name]. I’m calling today to urge [name of Senator] to pass the Senate Bill 253. This bill would take a significant step forward in the fight against the catastrophic impacts of climate change. The Jewish tradition calls on us to act as stewards of the earth and its environment. This principle, one of the highest values in Judaism, guides our support of efforts at every level of government to ​ reduce greenhouse gas emissions, invest in alternative energy sources, and protect vulnerable populations most affected by environmental injustices. Thank you.

Our planet stands on the brink of catastrophe. The most vulnerable face the greatest danger. Sea levels are rising. Wildfires are becoming more frequent and costly. Storms are growing more violent. The world is quickly approaching an annual temperature rise that will trigger devastating changes to our environment with “rapid and far-reaching” consequences. According to the United Nations’ climate agency, we have less than a decade to reverse the most devastating impacts of climate change.

Our most vulnerable populations are already bearing the brunt of this crisis — and they will continue to suffer disproportionately until we transform our approach to climate policy and sustainable infrastructure.

What is JCJ advocating for?

This bill requires big corporations doing business in California to disclose their carbon footprint, including supply chain. This transparency will help end corporate greenwashing.  This bill will put corporations in California inline with Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the longstanding gold accounting standard established by the environmental and business communities. By requiring this disclosure, the public, investors, and others will better understand which corporations are walking the talk when it comes to climate action.

Last year, this bill passed — as  SB 260 — passed the Senate and came within one vote of passage on the Assembly floor. This year, we must ensure that we maintain the numbers of Senators voting in favor of this bill and increase our advocacy in the Assembly.

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