Who we are:

350 Southland Legislative Alliance launched in 2021 as an all-volunteer regional group affiliated with 350.org, an international climate action organization.  Our group is focused on passing strong climate legislation and policy in California as part of 350.org’s mission to end our dependence on fossil fuels and ensure a livable planet for all generations to come.

Our membership comes from across the greater Southern California region including the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, and Riverside.  We work closely with other local 350 groups across California including 350 South Bay Los Angeles, 350 Ventura County Climate Hub, Long Beach 350, Riverside 350, Conejo Valley 350, 350 Bay Area Action, 350 Silicon Valley, 350 Sacramento and SoCal 350 to help build our power and influence.

But our members are not limited to 350.org affiliated groups; we include climate-minded folks from a variety of organizations including Ban SUP, Long Beach Alliance for Clean Energy, Indivisible South Bay Los Angeles, Indivisible Beach Cities, the Indivisible CA Green Team, Conejo Climate Coalition, South Coast Interfaith Council, Climate Reality Los Angeles and Long Breach Grey Panthers.


What we do:

As a group we work to ensure that good climate related policy and legislation is enacted and enforced across California. We identify bills before the California State Senate and Assembly that we believe need our support. We rally support for these bills and meet with our legislators to discuss them. We run trainings for new volunteers on how to lobby their legislators.

Since much of our membership lives in front line communities most directly impacted by the effects of climate change, we have made a conscious commitment that no less than 50% of our priority legislative work will focus on issues of environmental justice. We often work in coalition with other environmental organizations and environmental justice organizations.

While legislation is the most robust way to advance policy goals, it is not always feasible. In those cases, we may look to state regulatory agencies such as the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and others to issue regulations to advance our climate crisis related priorities.

A third avenue we can pursue is executive action by the Governor.


Steering Committee:

  • Jan Dietrick
  • Anita Ghazarian
  • Sherry Lear
  • Diana Mielke
  • Michael Rochmes