We DELIVERED 350,000 PETITIONS
On Tuesday, August 9, we hosted a powerful press conference and petition delivery in Sacramento calling on Governor Jerry Brown to end the practice of using oil wastewater for irrigation. We had great speakers there, including Assemblyperson Mike Gatto, a mom, a scientist, and a nurse. We had a display of oranges which we doused with “oil” (chocolate syrup) to help the media get some imagery that will catch people’s attention.
PeoPLe watchED and shared
We recorded the delivery on Facebook Live and in less than 24 hours it was viewed 9,000 times. Overall, the event was a huge success and got a lot of good press.
Most people in California don’t even know that oil wastewater, which has been found to contain toxic chemicals, is being used to irrigate our crops. That’s why we’ve been doing lots of education and getting the word out this summer by gathering petitions and sharing this fact sheet. Thank you to everyone for your participation and for signing on!