Largest Anti-Fracking Rally in California History

Posted, 04/15/2014

Fifty Santa Cruz residents boarded a charted bus to Sacramento to Urge Gov. Brown to Protect State’s Air, Water, Climate from Fracking Pollution

They were joined by 25 other buses from all over the state and others, to form a crowd of over 3000 for the rally which took take place on the Capitol Lawn in Sacramento to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to end fracking.

350 Santa Cruz with banner at demonstration
(350 Santa Cruz members with banner at demonstration on March 15th, 2014)
(Photo: Kelly Johnson, Revolutionary Photography/

Organized by the statewide coalition Californians Against Fracking and more than 80 individual environmental and public health organizations, the protest and march featured speakers from around California who are witnessing fracking in their communities and organizing to end the use of this toxic way of producing oil and gas. Locally the bus was organized by, a group dedicated to fighting and reversing climate change.

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350 Santa Cruz Sponsors Local Vigil to Protest Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Posted, 02/04/2014

In a period of 72 hours beginning on Friday afternoon, people across the country stepped up to go the extra mile to stop Keystone XL. Over 200 events were planned from coast to coast for Monday evening, February 3rd; more were listed every hour.

Keystone XL Vigil in Santa Cruz, February 2014
(Community members at the vigil in Santa Cruz. Photo: Bradley Allen)

Every one of those actions intended to send the same message: it’s time for President Obama to be a climate champion, not the pipeline president, and reject Keystone XL. Concerned citizens stood out on the streets across the nation, many braving chillier conditions than in Santa Cruz, California, where a local vigil was held.

Keystone XL Vigil image from, February 2014
(Photo: Oakland - Brooke Anderson, Atkinson - Diane Steskal, NYC - Terry Allen /
External event report from local community media:
— Bradley Allen (@bradleysa) February 4, 2014

Twitter post:
Twitter links: #KeystoneXL #SantaCruz #Nokxl

Additional news coverage of the nationally coordinated vigils from Common Dreams:
'Mobilized and Unafraid': Nationwide Vigils Against Keystone XL

Upcoming Events

Updated, 04/15/2014

1) 350 Santa Cruz will have a table at the Earth Day event in Santa Cruz on Saturday, April 19th from 11 until 4 . Check out the event and say bring some friends over to table so they can learn more about us and sign up to be on our email list. See you there!

LINK: Santa Cruz Earth Day

2) You're invited to our next community gathering, set to be in May or June. Check out our calendar for more details which should be posted near the end of April.

3) Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance Stop Keystone Pipeline TRAINING in NONVIOLENT Direct Action, Saturday, May 3rd 2014 from 10 until 2 with a half hour for lunch at the RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. See our calendar entry for details. The aim of this training will be to get many more people there than were at the last training on April 5th.

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Updated, 03/27/2014

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Calling all alums from UC Berkeley and others:
support needed for divestment from fossil fuels

Posted, 12/10/2013

Fossil Free Cal asks alumni from UC Berkeley to step up and help with the divestment effort at UC Berkeley. Help from other supporters is welcome. Read the call here.

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