I love all the People and our shared Public Lands throughout AD 5

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I had a great weekend with Calaveras County folks at events in Murphys, Angels Camp, and Big Trees.  It was especially nice to stay at the Murphys hotel on Friday evening.  For all our worry, the air quality was okay-good and we felt safe because the Ferguson Fire and other fires were extinguished in the area-thanks to all who helped to  do so.   Thank you to my supporters, Arlene and Charnette, Anne, and Bruce and so many more for your support and time talking with me to understand your concerns and hopes!  I am going to work for you on better broadband to the mainstreet businesses, cannabis business support and I will work to bring more money for mental health, healthcare (more nurses and doctors to our rural hospitals, clinics and counties) for everyone to have healthCARE!!!!!! Additionally, I fully support teachers, administrators in providing quality education, comprehensive property insurance for homes with a public option (if private insurance says your home is too risky and uninsurable, like folks in Oakhurst are telling me),  clean water and fire safety maximized when elected.   I Will be back soon and will call to work on the event we talked over coffee at Gold Country Roasters in Murphys.

On Sunday, I was in Sacramento with Democracy for America training and thank you for the great lessons  provided by Susan, Brieanna Fisher, Jim Dean, and Anoa Changa!

I may be the inexperienced candidate for State Assembly, but I am on the road to being the the best candidate for the people, jobs and our environment on the ballot with the best platform on issues that matter!    This next week I will be in Madera (of course!), Amador County and then in El Dorado for events and Getting out the Vote fun!  I am also starting my fall semester at Fresno City this week and am sorry to miss the Evening in the Pines in Twain Harte in Tuolumne County on Thursday.  I hope many good people show up for this fine evening to hear Jessica Morse, Congressional Candidate in CD 4 and Kevin de Leon, candidate for US Senate speak.  Thank you Anne for speaking on my behalf Thursday evening while I am still working.  If elected, I will be your representative full-time, until then I still work my two jobs as a educator and a notary public, in addition to campaigning. This is just the start of more good to come!

Love, Carla

There are steps we can take to act on Climate Change!

Reducing our Carbon Pollution footprint

Even as we may feel sad at loss of life, property and lands we love, helpless at times with the loss of our firefighting heros, grateful that our civil service folks are trying to help, discouraged and physically overwhelmed by toxic air or whatever we may feel is okay!  Not only do we need science, we need our hearts and minds fully engaged.

I want you to know that there things we can do now, as we push through our fears, in the face of climate change, as we make it through crisis times together and press on.  The next decade is important on Climate Change in California and everywhere on earth.  One main reason I am running is so that I can help with effective legislation to reduce our carbon pollution outputs that at current levels are warming our earth with higher temperatures night and day worldwide.

Personally, many of us have a chance everday to make a positive difference and many of us have done so….This is a reminder that we are not helpless….information is from a study in Sweden. https://grist.org/briefly/groundbreaking-study-outlines-what-you-can-do-about-climate-change/

A “hothouse earth” is not our destiny when we work together to make things better as individuals, and groups of mosques & churches, businesses, schools and our local, state and federal government works for all.  “To prevent a hothouse Earth, they say, we need “a coordinated, deliberate effort by human societies to manage our relationship with the rest of the Earth System.”

We can do this together and California can help lead the way with everyone of us, our votes, our actions, our caring for each other.  We must do this before the interests of the oil industry,  polluting corporations, and their lobbyists who buy career politicians, then let us down by doing nothing to act on climate to help the situation. https://theintercept.com/2018/08/03/climate-change-new-york-times-magazine/

Hope and Love are stronger than fear….and we shall overcome.  Progress is on the ballot and in our everyday steps.  Let’s go!

Legislatively, if elected, I will work to set higher emissions standards for automobiles and other sources.  I will work to reduce air pollution emissions and to set guidelines to systematically reduce fossil fuel usage to address climate change and bring down carbon emissions in the atmosphere to safe levels by banning fracking (including current wells), placing a moratorium on offshore drilling,  and adding no additional pipelines.  We need to make sure train cars and railways carrying fossil fuels and other hazardous fuels/gases and chemicals that come into and out of our state are regulated for safety and/or banned in every community, city, county and area in California.  I  will work to keep renewable energy in our CA grid and for export to other states.  I will work for environmental and climate justice for all.  I will listen to you.

I drive an Hybrid electric car and get over 62 mile per gallon on average as I drive throughout assembly district 5.  It took me 8 years, but I have solar panels on my home.  As your assemblywoman, I will want to encourage and incentivize more electric vehicles, rebates, grants, incentives for solar and wind technologies as well as clean technologies to reduce air, water and soil pollution, including criteria pollutants, volatile  organic compounds (VOCS), particulate matter 2.5 & 10 and ozone and carbon pollutants including methane.

I want to help California lead in the legislature in the Paris Climate Treaty of 2015, of which California is in agreement.  As a climate reality leader, I hope to really help make a difference for all the people in California, the United States and on the planet towards a sustainable future for our children.  REcently, I am very impressed with a solar/wind project at Hoover Dam where energy storage is possible using renewables to help us meet peak demand on our grid.  I think adding renewables to our current dam infrastructure and dredging out dams for more storage in addition to dam safety is very promising.  Please see the article on Hoover Dam.  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/24/business/energy-environment/hoover-dam-renewable-energy.html

Great news! Yosemite Valley to Reopen to Visitors on Tuesday, August 14th, at 9:00 a.m.

As your next assemblywoman, I am ready to listen to you and fight for YOUR interests and all the families, main street businesses, farms, environmental and labor organizations who have been ignored by the incumbent career politician in Assembly District 5!

My deepest condolences and respect to those who have lost their lives and have been impacted by these fires which have become the new normal in California.