By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director
Our founders and earliest members knew the impact of protest
and the power of direct action
. “Do something besides worry” was an early mantra. And it’s one thing that’s always set Breast Cancer Action apart.
We’re taking to the streets again—because our lives are on the line.
We’re calling on California’s Governor Jerry Brown to put an end to fracking and dangerous drilling that threatens to increase our risk of breast cancer—and causes other health harms.
Fracking and dangerous drilling are more than climate change issues—they’re an urgent public health threat. The U.S. is now in a position to rival Russia as the top oil producing country, thanks to the rapid growth of fossil fuel production. These toxic practices contaminate our air and water with chemicals known and suspected to increase the risk of breast and other cancers.
We’re paying the price with our health and our lives.
Over the years, you’ve joined our webinars on fracking and other forms of dangerous drilling, attended our health forums, read our op-eds, marched with us, and taken action. You know fossil fuels are fueling cancer.
But Governor Brown refuses to take action. So we’re taking to the streets.
Here’s what you need to know to march with us on Saturday, September 8 in San Francisco:
When: Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 AM
Where: 30 Steuart Street (near Embarcadero Plaza), San Francisco, CA
*Need a ride to San Francisco? Click here
to find a bus near you heading to the march.
Here’s what you need to know to take action with us Thursday, September 13 in San Francisco:
When: Thursday, September 13 at 7 AM
Where: Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
We have a critical opportunity right now, when the world’s eyes are on San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. We and our Brown’s Last Chance partners are spearheading two major actions demanding Gov. Brown stop poisoning people and the planet. In his final months of office, he’s focused on securing his legacy, but if he doesn’t do the right thing the only mark he’ll leave on history will be a giant oil stain.
We’ll have t-shirts, signs, and other materials for you at both actions!