On Thurs., Feb 7, a group of 14 people from 350 Ventura County Climate Hub and other environmental groups met with staff at Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s Oxnard office in the Oxnard Transportation Center. We were there to voice our support for the Green New Deal as part of a nationwide action by 350.com to pressure Congress.
Brownley’s staff person, Ashley Orozco, invited comments from all attendees on their reasons for supporting the Green New Deal, and took notes to give to the representative.
Margot Davis requested a townhall meeting in Oxnard or Ventura on the Climate Crisis, and also suggested that Rep. Brownley write a letter to her voters about her position on the GND.
At the meeting, we learned that Rep. Brownley has been named to the Select Committee on the Climate Emergency that same day. This makes our work even more important. Staying in contact with the congresswoman, and reminding her of the importance of the climate crisis to her constituents will be vital during her term.
A note for those interested in visiting the Oxnard office: it’s necessary to set an appointment as the Oxnard office doesn’t have regular staff. Staff came in from her other office to meet with us.
Last week 350 Conejo & San Fernando Valley group visited Rep. Brownley’s Newbury Park office.
Here’s how to contact Rep. Brownley’s California offices to set up appointments: Phone: (805) 379-1779
In a media release, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) released the following statement:
“This Committee’s work could mean the difference between a safe and healthy future for our
children and grandchildren and one where our planet, our economy, and our security are under
unrelenting and catastrophic threat. As a long-time champion for protecting our environment,
supporting investments in clean, renewable, and sustainable energy, and preventing anti-
environmental policies, I am honored to be appointed to this important Committee and will be
laser-focused on addressing climate change before it is too late.”
We need to hold her to that.
Rep. Brownley’s local offices:
Thousand Oaks, CA Office
223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 220
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Oxnard, CA Office
201 East Fourth Street, Suite 209B (2nd floor of the Oxnard Transportation Center)
Oxnard, CA 93030