Press conference in Sacramento this Monday: Green Cities California Statewide Coalition to Support State and Local Plastic Bag Bans
This event is an important milestone in the continued momentum of plastic bag ban adoption in California. The press conference will feature a variety of state and local elected officials that continue to work towards adopting plastic bag bans. Strength is shown in numbers - so please join us at the event! Or, contact your California state elected officials to vocalize your support. SACRAMENTO —Green Cities California (GCC) and the Clean Seas Coalition (CSC) have joined forces to co-host a press event on Monday November 29 at 11 am at the state Capitol to highlight fast moving local and statewide efforts to restrict the use of single-use bags. The news conference will be headlined by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley.
AB 1998 (Brownley) would have provided uniform statewide restriction of single use bags, but failed passage in August. Local governments are adopting their own bans; LA County adopted their bag ban ordinance on November 16, and San Jose, Marin County, Santa Monica, Santa Clara County and many other jurisdictions plan to follow suit soon. The press event will promote local action and urge the Legislature to continue to work toward green job growth and a safer environment by adopting statewide policy that promotes reusable bags.
- Assemblywoman Julia Brownley
- Senator Mark Leno
- Massood Eftekhari, L.A. County
- Kansen Chu, San Jose City Council
- Barry Broad, Food & Commercial Workers Union
- Andy Keller, Chico Bag
- Suja Lowenthal, Long Beach City Council
- Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Clean Seas Coalition
- Green Cities California
- Numerous Cities, Counties and NGOs committed to promoting reusable bags
WHAT: News Conference to highlight fast moving local efforts to adopt local and statewide efforts that restrict the use of single-use bags.
WHEN: Monday, November 29, 2010, 11:00 am - noon
WHERE: State Capitol, West Steps, 1301 10th Street, Sacramento