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ACTION ALERT: The Next Step to Stop the Calvert Rider? Get Governor Brown and the Department of Water Resources to Stand Up for Due Process

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ACTION ALERT:
The Next Step to Stop the Calvert Rider?
Get Governor Brown and the Department of Water Resources to Stand Up for Due Process

Your calls, tweets, and emails encouraged Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris to voice their opposition to the Interior spending bill rider that seeks to end our legal fight to protect the Delta from the CA WaterFix debacle.

 

Now it’s time to ask the father of the tunnels, Governor Jerry Brown, what he supports more—his pet project, or the preservation of the rule of law, the right to representation, and due process.

 

When contacting the Governor, please remember to be respectful. In this instance, we are more likely to be heard when speak from a calm, collected place of concern, rather than a place of hatred and contempt.

An example of a call or email to Governor Brown’s office might look like this:

“Hello, my name is ________, and I live in _____, CA. I am calling today to express my disappointment that Governor Brown has remained silent about the Interior spending bill rider that seeks to ban all litigation on the CA WaterFix project. Congressman Calvert’s rider in addition to Representative Valadao’s rider that would exempt litigation for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project are flagrant attempts to undo due process and proper representation for Delta communities.

Why is California’s “Green Governor” capitulating with anti-environmental House republicans to secure a project that he claims will improve conditions for fish, restore the Delta, and help the state sustain water supplies as the impacts of climate change intensify? Moreover, if Governor Brown champions himself as an ethically conscious leader motivated by social justice, why are environmental justice communities in the Delta not given the same consideration?

I urge the Governor to stand up against these destructive riders and to prioritize the rule of law and due process over his tunnels project. Thank you for your time and consideration.”

 

Governor Brown’s Office:
Phone: (916) 445-2841 
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Twitter handle:
@JerryBrownGov

You can email the Governor’s Office via this online form: https://bit.ly/2y9LMSy

After you’ve contacted Governor Brown, it is just as important to call, email, or tweet the Department of Water Resources and remind DWR Director Karla Nemeth that environmental justice communities in the Delta need and deserve protections.

 

An example of a call or email to the DWR office and/or the office of DWR Director Karla Nemeth might look like this:

“Hello, my name is ________, and I live in _____, CA. I am calling today to express my disappointment that Director Nemeth and the Department of Water Resources at large have remained silent about the Interior spending bill rider that seeks to ban all litigation on the CA WaterFix project. Congressman Calvert’s rider in addition to Representative Valadao’s rider that would exempt litigation for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project are flagrant attempts to undo due process and proper representation for Delta communities. I urge the Department to stand up against these destructive riders and to prioritize the rule of law and due process because Delta communities deserve proper representation. Thank you for your time and consideration.”

 

 

The Department of Water Resources Office:
Phone: (916) 653-5791
Twitter handle: @CA_DWR

You can email the Governor’s Office via this online form: https://bit.ly/2yyCvIX

 

DWR Director Nemeth’s Office:
Janiene Friend, Administrative Assistant
Telephone: (916) 653-7007
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

 

The draft Interior, Environment, and Appropriations spending budget for Fiscal Year 2019 is expected to head to the House floor sometime in Mid-July, so keeping up the calls, tweets, and emails over the next 2-3 weeks is crucial.

As always, will keep you updated as information becomes available to us.

 

Again, we thank you for your continued vigilance, your passion to protect the Delta, and for doing your civic duty to protect democracy.

 

Yours in Service,

Restore the Delta

 

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  • Tim perdue
    June 23, 2018, 6:49 pm

    Stop pushing this tunnel idea and trying these legislative end around tricks to screw the delta. Go back to the drawing board and come up with something completely different.. Trying to steal water from the north which will devastate the delta is not the way to fix SoCals long standing water issues… Think desalination, think anything but ideas that look like you’re trying to rewrite the Chinatown backstory….again…

  • Clydin e Scott
    July 6, 2018, 6:05 am

    Against tunnels and harming the balance of nature.

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