Calling all passionate climate movement activists! From up in Parchester Village to down in Marina Bay, No Coal in Richmond is stumping for a proposed land use ordinance that will phase out coal and petroleum coke (petcoke) exports from a private terminal in the Port of Richmond.
We’re working against time to inform Richmond residents about this ordinance, which may come before the Richmond City Council possibly as soon as April. If passed, it will halt the megatons of coal-for-export rolling through Richmond neighborhoods in mile-long trains of open rail cars and sitting in uncovered piles next to the Bay, just a few blocks from homes, schools, and workplaces.
Join us to door-knock to collect signatures on a letter to the city council demanding the strongest possible ordinance — and click on the link to sign the letter yourself.
You’ll get a short briefing, pick up materials and a map, and leave with a local partner. The work is gratifying and easy: Some canvassers have reported 100% signatures. Our outreach materials have been translated into Spanish; Richmond is 40% Spanish-speaking, so you Spanish-speakers are particularly welcome.
And join us at the next community meeting! Bring your ideas and energy to make this campaign more effective.
Check out the new and improved No Coal in Richmond website for background, up-to-the minute news. If you’re just not into canvassing, there are other ways you can contribute to the fight against this climate and public health menace.
PS: Be sure to read this excellent East Bay Express article by Sunflower’s own Jean Tepperman to learn more.
Sunday April 7
2:30 – 5 PM
Sunday, April 14
3 – 5:30 PM (note time difference)
Wednesday, April 10, 7-8:30
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 2540 Macdonald Ave., Richmond — across from the Richmond Main Library, an 11-minute walk or 2-minute bike ride from the Richmond BART Station.