BIG BERNIE WEEKEND: Knock Doors for Bernie & the Green New Deal for Public Housing!
December 7, 2019
It's the Big Bernie Weekend! There are only 3 months until the California Primary (& 2 months until mail-in ballots drop!) so we have a long weekend full of Bernie events to rally the East Bay & build our movement!
Join DSA in West Oakland to knock doors to build support for Bernie Sanders and his Green New Deal for Public Housing Act!
As part of our Big Bernie Weekend, we are spreading the word about Bernie’s bill to upgrade and decarbonize federal public housing in the U.S.! Buildings are responsible for one-third of U.S. carbon emissions; this bill will retrofit the nation’s 1.2 million federally administered homes to make them carbon-neutral. That would be the equivalent of taking 1.2 million cars off the road.
This is not just a crucial path to preventing climate change: it would also greatly improve the lives of public housing residents. Public housing in disrepair, and is in need of “major capital repairs like new windows, plumbing, roofs, and heating systems to keep it operational”. Lead pipes would finally be replaced, and necessary repairs would be made. Energy-saving retrofits would reduce the costs of public-housing water bills by 30%, and energy costs by 70%.
In addition, it prioritizes hiring public housing residents to work on the improvements, and repeals the HUD ban on funding new public housing! Join us on Dec. 7th to talk to residents of West Oakland about Bernie and this vital piece of legislation.
12-1 pm: Introduction and canvassing training
1-5 pm: Break into teams and knock doors
Bring your DSA or Bernie Shirts, and Friends, Family, or Coworkers! If you are new to canvassing we will train you and pair you off with more experienced canvassers.
Childcare will be provided.
Please bring a fully-charged phone with miniVAN Touch downloaded and account created, links below:
Apple Store: tinyurl.com/MiniVANApple
Google Play: tinyurl.com/MiniVANGoogle
This event is happening rain or shine — we will see you there!
Will you attend? Let us know!