Sierra Business Council’s Government Affairs team works with local, regional, and statewide partners to advocate for policies that enhance the communities, economy, and environment of the Sierra.
Sierra Business Council’s Government Affairs team advocates on wildfire protection, watershed restoration, climate change, internet access, affordable housing, jobs, sustainable outdoor recreation, and other issues affecting the communities, economies, and environment of the Sierra.
SBC monitors and weighs in on California state policy and occasionally federal policy. Whether it’s tracking agency grant programs, meeting with legislators, developing partnerships, weighing in on draft regulations, commenting on legislation, testifying in hearings, or campaigning to pass ballot measures, SBC’s advocacy network is standing up for the Sierra. The Government Affairs team accepts requests for advocacy support, coordination or partnership on a continuous basis. For more information, contact Government and Community Affairs Director, Brittany Benesi.
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I’m wearing my RBG T-shirt and staring at my RBG action figure, gifts from my daughter, a true social justice warrior. Like me, she was raised to revere and honor women like Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It is a family tradition that follows at least four generations that I know of and we hold closely a favorite RBG quote, “What is the difference between a bookkeeper in the Garment District and a Supreme Court justice? … One generation.”
Issues of inequity frequently hit our most vulnerable populations the hardest. We have witnessed this daily through the effects of climate change, racism, and mortality rates from COVID. Similarly, lack of access to broadband can disproportionately affect economically disadvantaged communities.
Amidst the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change increasingly threatens the health, welfare, and safety of all Californians. Through unprecedented crises, however, can come opportunity. In California, we have the chance to build a more resilient economic future by addressing the growing impacts of climate change through advancing a climate and economic resilience bond to the November ballot.
Join Us In Creating A More Resilient Sierra.
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