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Letter to Members of the California Legislature

​Dear President pro Tempore Atkins, Speaker Rendon, and Members of the California Legislature CC: Governor Gavin Newsom and Infrastructure Advisor Antonio Villaraigosa On behalf of more than 500 social justice organizations and thousands of people living on the front lines of climate change, we the undersigned write to express our strong support for Governor Newsom’s proposal …

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Civil Rights and Water Justice Legislative Briefing

Groundswell for Water Justice organized a Civil Rights and Water Justice Legislative Briefing featuring iconic civil rights champions Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, and Marc Morial, National President of the Urban League. CA Senator Steve Bradford, Vice Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus; CA Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Chair of the Legislative Latino Caucus, …

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Dolores Huerta turned 93 years old last month. She visited the city of Los Angeles to talk about the importance of water conservation.

Dolores Huerta talks to CALÓ NEWS about water justice, anti-hate and more

At 93 years old, Dolores Huerta, a civil rights icon for Latinos and all Americans, continues to fight for women, Latinos and working-class people. Huerta, who was born in New Mexico, has participated and led collective actions such as boycotts and strikes, as well as various social justice initiatives and community organizing. Along with Cesar …

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Mitad del gasto en agua embotellada alcanzaria para ofrecer agua potable a todo el mundo

Groundswell, una campaña por el agua para todos

Encabezando una coalición de organizaciones de base, trata de articular políticas y coaliciones para dar voz a aquellos que tradicionalmente están excluidos de las discusiones de política en el estado El 25 de septiembre de 2012, el entonces gobernador de California Jerry Brown rubricó con su firma la ley AB 685, por la que el …

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Drought prompts outdoor watering limits, possible fines for 6 million in Southern California

Six agencies within the Metropolitan Water District must reduce usage by 35% About 6 million people in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura counties must cut water use at least 35% by restricting outdoor watering to one day a week or other means, a hard target that could exact penalties or a total outdoor irrigation …

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Southern California water supplier adopts unprecedented rule limiting outdoor irrigation

Edict will limit outdoor watering to one day per week for roughly 6 million people, largely in the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys as well as areas in San Bernardino County. Southern California’s water wholesaler took emergency action on Tuesday, April 26, in response to the regional drought, imposing unprecedented restrictions that will limit …

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What rainy season? Southern California sees little relief on drought

For much of Southern California, this was another rainy season that wasn’t. Dry, brown hillsides are testament to the fact that virtually the entire region has received less-than-average rainfall since the current water year started in October, with many areas 30-60% below typical. April and early May tend to be the region’s last chance for …

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It’s not even summer, and California’s two largest reservoirs are at ‘critically low’ levels

At a point in the year when California’s water storage should be at its highest, the state’s two largest reservoirs have already dropped to critically low levels — a sobering outlook for the hotter and drier months ahead. Shasta Lake, which rises more than 1,000 feet above sea level when filled to the brim, is …

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