Transportation and the climate crisis – State Senate Candidates Forum on Wednesday 1/15

Tomorrow, January 15, the State Senate candidates for SD-13, covering the Caltrain corridor from South San Francisco through Sunnyvale, will answer questions about the climate crisis and other key environmental issues facing our region at a non-partisan candidate forum in Menlo Park.

California has been a national leader on climate overall, but on transportation we are lagging behind. Transportation has become the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state, and transportation emissions are still increasing.

  A recent report from the California Air Resources Board shows that even if the state meets its goals to increase zero emissions vehicles 10x by 2030, we will still need to reduce driving by 25%.

In this forum, the candidates for State Senate will have the opportunity to present their views on strategies and vision for a stable climate future. Come prepared to ask your questions about how the candidates will support progress on transportation and climate.

Menlo Atherton High School Theatre
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027

Doors open at 6:30 pm, Event begins at 7:00 pm.Time allotted for Informal conversations with the candidates at 9:30 pm.
Early arrival is recommended. General seating is first-come, first-served.
RSVP Here.

Sponsors and Participating Organizations

This event is made possible by the cosponsoring organizations (350 Silicon Valley, Acterra, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Midpen Media Center, and Sustainable San Mateo County), in collaboration with these partners: Canopy, Carbon Free Silicon Valley, Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame, Climate Reality – Santa Clara County, Cool Block Palo Alto, Cool Planet First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Elders Climate Action – NorCal, Fossil Free Mid-Peninsula, Friends of Caltrain, Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserve, Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks, Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action, Sea Hugger, Sunrise Movement – Palo Alto Hub, Sustainable Silicon Valley, Thrive Alliance, Urban Environmentalists, and Youth Climate Action Network.

Questions: contact Alan at mattlage (at) umd.edu