California is in the midst of the worst drought in its history. Wells are drying up across the state and more than a dozen cities are in real danger of running out of water.

But even as Governor Brown says, “Nothing is more fundamental than water,” he’s continued to allow oil and gas companies to waste our limited fresh water for their own profit by expanding fracking, shipping in tar sands, and generally continuing business as usual. That’s anything but climate leadership.

Over the last year, the movement to ban fracking in California has gotten stronger and stronger. In March 2013, 4,000 people rallied outside of Governor Brown’s office in Sacramento, and now it’s time to bring the message to his backyard and hometown of Oakland at the March for Real Climate Leadership.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness is an event partner and we’re encouraging Broads and Broad-minded supporters to join the march on February 7th to raise your voice and tell Governor Jerry Brown to be a real climate leader and stand up to the fossil fuel industry. If he won’t, we will–because this is about our water, our health, and our California.

Go to to RSVP and sign up to get updates with the latest details.

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See you there!