Compiled by RADC Members - Tracy Wise and Jeff Poggi


for Wednesday, October 13, 2021

***Climate Justice Focus***

1. Support cleanup of Huntington Beach oil spill (and prevent future ones)—2 options:

a.) “When you drill, you spill.” The recent massive oil spill off Huntington Beach is a stark reminder that even states as blue as California still play a big role in the fossil fuel economy. Senator Feinstein has introduced a bill to permanently ban oil and gas drilling in federal waters off the coasts of CA, OR, and WA. Known as S. 58 in the Senate, the bill has been wrapped up into the budget reconciliation act. Let’s thank Senator Feinstein for her leadership.


Senator Diane Feinstein, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915, Los Angeles, CA 90025 - (310) 914-7300 or [].

SAMPLE TEXT (feel free to put in your own words):

Dear Senator Feinstein—I am writing as a constituent to support your bill to permanently ban oil and gas drilling in federal waters off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington (S. 58).  Thank you for your leadership in pushing this vital legislation forward.  The Huntington Beach oil spill has been an urgent reminder that such bills need to be passed ASAP.  Thank you—YOUR NAME AND ZIP CODE


b.) The Oiled Wildlife Care Network ( is a statewide organization that had 10,000 volunteers offer to help with this recent spill, which stretched from Long Beach Harbor to Oceanside.  At this point, they have enough volunteers and donations, but perhaps an email of thanks for their efforts would be appreciated: [email protected] 

SAMPLE TEXT (feel free to put in your own words):

Thank you for all that your organization and volunteers are doing to help with the recent oil spill from Long Beach Harbor to Oceanside.  You are making a difference.  YOUR NAME

2. Advocate for a California Green New Deal:

The Coalition for a California Green New Deal ( is working at the state level uniting progressive voices from labor, environmental justice, green, and equity groups in a demand for bold state action that reduces carbon, creates good jobs, and addresses racial and economic justice.  Their priorities are to:

  • Expand health care by passing A.B. 1400
  • Build affordable housing by passing A.B. 387
  • Fund community resilience by passing A.B. 1087
  • Advance equity by passing S.B. 17
  • Ban fracking by passing S.B. 467

Write our state legislators and ask them to support one or all of these bills:

Assemblymember James Ramos, 10350 Commerce Center Drive, Suite A-200, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 or 


Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, 10350 Commerce Center Drive, Suite A-220, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 or call (909) 919-7731 [the email link on her website was infected with a virus last time I attempted to use it, so please call or mail her]

SAMPLE TEXT (feel free to put in your own words):

I am writing to share my concern about the current effects of climate change and my request that you take action to move us toward a just transition away from fossil fuels and toward a Green New Deal in our state.  While the world’s countries meet to take action in Glasgow, our state needs to step up and do our part.  Please be a climate and jobs leader. We have an opportunity to make transformative changes that protect Californians from pollution, create good jobs and invest in communities on the frontlines of the struggle against climate change. We all deserve safe, healthy homes and neighborhoods where we can raise our kids and grow our roots. We deserve dignified work that contributes to the well-being of our communities and pays family-supporting wages. Our young people, and all future generations, deserve clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and a healthy and safe planet to inhabit.  That is why California needs a Green New Deal. YOUR NAME, ZIP CODE

3. Write Biden and Harris about the Glasgow Climate Conference

With climate change increasingly a problem of the present, not just the future, a key opportunity for action and advocacy approaches with the upcoming United Nations Glasgow Climate Change Conference.  The conference, known as COP26 (the 26th Conference of the Parties), will involve 200 nations. It takes place from October 31st to November 12th.  It is the biggest international climate moment since the Paris Agreement of 2015.  COP26 is one of our last chances to commit to international reductions, as well as the first time that countries will update the commitments they made under the Paris Agreement.  Write President Biden and Vice President Harris and emphasize your support for the strongest commitments by the US to international joint action on climate change through COP26.  

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20500

(202) 456-1111


SAMPLE TEXT (feel free to put in your own words):

Please commit to the strongest possible action for the US as part of COP26.  Our economy and quality of life will be destroyed if the world cannot take strong action.  We need stronger and faster requirements to transition to electric vehicles, and more commitments for preservation of forests and other natural carbon sinks.  I support your action on methane and our climate finance pledge, and I demand stronger actions on climate justice and eliminating coal and fossil fuel extraction and power generation. Thank you. YOUR NAME, ZIP CODE


With thanks to Lisa Olson and Solidary Sundays-Redlands Chapter for serving as a source for this week’s action items.



  • REMINDER:  Voting Rights:  New *City* Redistricting Information/Action

Upcoming City of Redlands public meetings are scheduled:

  • January 18, 2022 (time, etc. tbd)
  • February 15, 2022 (time, etc. tbd)
  • April 17, 2022 – adoption of the final maps


  • REMINDER:  Voting Rights:  New *County* Redistricting Information

Here is the website, with the list of upcoming meetings *and* information on how to submit a map to the redistricting committee: The next two meetings are:


Advisory Redistricting Commission Meeting

October 14, 2021, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm – NOTE THAT THIS IS AN EVENING MEETING!

San Bernardino County Government Center

385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0835

+ Google Map

Watch Live


Advisory Redistricting Commission Meeting

October 21, 2021, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm – NOTE THAT THIS IS AN EVENING MEETING!

Chino Hills Council Chambers

14000 City Center Drive
Chino Hills, CA 91709

+ Google Map

Watch Live

  • REMINDER:  Voting Rights:  New *Water* Redistricting Information

No new information available.  Here is a link to the current maps of the IE’s water districts: 


We will continue to keep you up-to-date on redistricting efforts around our county (they voted NO on any meeting[s] in Redlands) and water districts and any further City redistricting news.


“Anyone who wants to fill the position would have to live in the area Foster represents, District 5, which is the south side of the city. If the council decides to call a special election it would likely be in the statewide primary on June 7, 2022. 

“Whomever [sic] fills the vacancy will hold office for the rest of Foster’s unexpired term, which ends in December 2022 after the November 2022 election results are certified by the county, Baker said."