I’m reaching out to invite you to join STAND-LA and LA City Council members for a virtual toxic tour and town hall on Thursday, March 25th from 6 pm – 8 pm Pacific Time.
As the City of Los Angeles is on the precipice of a groundbreaking decision to transition away from oil drilling, residents on the frontlines of the crisis who have led this grassroots movement want to make sure that the phase-out prioritizes impacted communities — who have been breathing dirty air for long enough — first and fast.
This Virtual Toxic Tour and Town hall will be an opportunity to attend a virtual “toxic tour” visiting frontline communities across LA living near active oil wells, illustrating the dangerous proximity of oil drilling to homes, schools, churches, parks, and other sensitive land use, testimonials from impacted residents, and a live panel discussion with key Los Angeles City councilmembers.
LA City Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Kevin De Léon will be joining to discuss how they plan to pursue a citywide phase-out of oil drilling to protect public health and transition away from fossil fuels.
We are excited to host this dynamic event and would love for you to attend either on background, to learn more about the issue of oil drilling, or cover the event for a full story.
If you are interested in attending this event or would like to speak with a member of the coalition for a fuller preview, please let me know and I will introduce you—and you can also RSVP here. If you are unable to attend but would like to be sent a quote sheet from the event, to assist in your reporting needs, we can include you in our post-event outreach.
ASHA WAFER // RALLY