Action Alert

URGENT Action Alert: Tell Senators you oppose House & Feinstein “drought relief” bill!

UPDATE 11/19/14: Dear friends, There is tremendous confusion on what is happening with the Federal drought legislation because it is being worked on in the dark, and we have received misinformation when calling Senator Feinstein’s office. The bill is still being negotiated and has not passed the Senate. Please share this link; call the listed Senators, and your Congressional representatives. Our difficult in communicating what is happening with this bill illustrates how our leaders are keeping the people of the Bay-Delta estuary in the dark about decisions being made on water exports. Please visit this link to watch the video and call listed Senators! ————————————– Dear Restore the Delta friends, Members of Congress are manipulating the impacts of drought conditions [...]

Action alert: All hands on deck!

Dear Restore the Delta supporters, Next weekend, we need your help. We will take part in two events on the same day and weekend — volunteer help is needed and would be greatly appreciated. Both events are important opportunities for us to provide public outreach about the Delta tunnels and to get the community interested/involved in the protection of the SF Bay Delta and its watersheds. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CALAVERAS RIVER RUN We are looking for volunteers to serve a variety of positions, from registration to course monitors. Volunteers will have to work a 2 hour or longer shift depending on the position. Calaveras River Run Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Location: University of [...]

Take action: Rally outside the Resnick mansion!

Please join our ally, Food and Water Watch, for a “charming luncheon” outside the home of famous Delta water takers, Steward and Lynda Resnick. The majority of the water taken from the Delta goes to corporate agribusiness on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley–the most powerful being Stewart and Lynda Resnick, who own POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios, Halos, Cuties, and popular brands. Water Barons Stewart & Lynda Resnick hog California’s water to irrigate water-intensive crops grown on toxic soil in the south Central Valley and then export the lion’s share to emerging markets like China. They are the most powerful corporate agribusiness pushing to build the BDCP twin tunnels! Help us inform the pubic about the true beneficiaries [...]

Tune in: KQED Debate on Prop. 1 – DEADBEAT DAMS WATER BOND –

DEBATE ON PROP. 1: KQED-FM “FORUM” PROGRAM – FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 10:00 – 11:00AM Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, No on Prop. 1, Restore the Delta Vs. Jay Ziegler, Yes on Prop. 1, The Nature Conservancy You can follow the program on social media: @KQEDForum on Twitter, KQED Forum on Facebook and kqed_forum on Instagram. * You can call in to ask a question: 866-733-6786 * You can email a question: [email protected] You can listen live on your digital device: http://www.kqed.org/radio/listen/

Tell your House Representatives to Oppose H.R. 1927

Dear Supporters, Please call and/or e-mail your house representatives today or by Monday and tell them oppose H.R. 1927 (More Water and Security for Californians Act) introduced by Jim Costa of Fresno and Madera county. H.R. 1927 will severely weaken scientifically sound protections for California’s salmon fishery and other native fish in the Bay-Delta estuary and threatens the thousands of jobs that depend on healthy populations of these fish. H.R. 1927 aims to take advantage of the California drought crisis in order to remove essential environmental pumping restrictions and deliver more water to special interests in arid and desert regions of California. These pumping restrictions upheld by the courts protect our vital fisheries, farms, and Bay-Delta estuary. State Water Contractors [...]

Water bond update

To learn about a new campaign opposing the Water Bond, you will need to visit www.NoOnProp1.org, and/or follow or “LIKE” No On Prop 1 Facebook or Vote No On Prop 1 on Twitter. Regular updates on this issue will not be forthcoming from Restore the Delta, but from the No On Prop 1 committee. Take the time to check out these sites, there is a lot of new information available. Thank you, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla

Call your legislators today; tell them NO to the Governor’s Water Bond!

Dear Supporters: Please call your state legislators today and tell them NOT to support Governor Brown’s proposed water bond. Governor Brown is reportedly trying to sell his water bond to our State Assembly and Senate with the words, “Just Trust Me.” He is putting window dressing on the bond to persuade our state legislators to accept a pro-tunnels water bond. While the Governor is pressuring legislators by telling them it is “tunnels neutral,” Freedom of Information Act requests for BDCP documents show that bond money for flows is really money for a water account to make the BDCP tunnels full for water exporters like Westlands and Kern County Water Agency. Tell them the Governor’s water bond is not neutral, but [...]

Videos of Interest: No Delta Tunnels Rally on 7/29/14

Video: KXTV-ABC Television Market: Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA (20) News 10 at 6pm Video: KGPE-CBS Television Market: Fresno-Visalia, CA (55) Eyewitness News at 6-00 Video: “Restore the Delta coffin delivered to CA Governor Jerry Brown’s mail room July 29, 2014” by Gene Beley Video: “Restore the Delta Capitol Rally July 29, 2014 shines a light on the Jerry “Chicken” Brown no vote B.D.C.P. twin tunnels project” by Gene Beley In case you missed it.. Photo Essay: No Delta Tunnels Rally by Dan Bacher

Delta Water Warriors — Time to call Sen. Feinstein!

Delta Water Warriors, We need your help with phone calls! Please call Senator Feinstein to remind her of the following as she negotiates with members of the House from the SJ Valley, who represent California’s water takers: Senator Feinstein, Washington D.C. office: (202) 224-3841 “We need real solutions to the drought that won’t sacrifice the environment or worsen Delta water quality and fisheries in the long run. Remember most of the threatened and endangered fish in the Delta ended up in that status after the 1987-92 drought, and we are still trying to recover fisheries from the management mistakes made then through the present. As a California Senator, you have promised to protect environmental laws, especially in discussions regarding drought [...]

Action Alert: Attend our No Delta Tunnels rally! 7/29

July 29th will be the LAST DAY for public comment on the BDCP. Join us in a rally marking this date and in raising our ongoing message “NO TUNNELS!” Save the date, share our event, and plan to join us. This is a critical time in the BDCP twin tunnels process–we must make our opposition against the tunnels be seen and heard throughout the state. We need all supporters to show up in large numbers to show how unpopular these tunnels really are. DATE: Tuesday, July 29th LOCATION: West Steps of State Capitol, 10th St and Capitol Street, Sacramento TIME: 11:30 AM Download and share our flyer. More details to come on speakers, live music, and more. If you are [...]