Along side San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Mothers Out Front South Bay co-founder Linda Hutchins-Knowles spoke at a press conference unveiling the city’s ambitious new sustainability plan, called Climate-Smart San José. One of just four speakers at the press conference, Linda was tapped to represent the San Jose community because of Mothers Out Front's vital role in mobilizing public support for a key component of the plan, SanJose’s new community choice energy program. Climate-Smart San José positions San Jose as one of the only major U.S. cities to release a detailed and comprehensive blueprint for how to achieve the emissions reductions goals of the Paris Climate Agreement—and in a way that seeks to uplift and enrich the entire community including those of limited economic means.
Left to right: Audrey Rust and Michael Kutelik of San Jose Community Energy Advocates; Linda Hutchins-Knowles, Kat Baumgartner and Jane Mulcaster of Mothers Out Front.
The Mothers Out Front South Bay team are proud of their role in pushing the Mayor and City Council to take bold, swift and just action on climate. They look forward to supporting the implementation of this innovative plan that will demonstrate that a sustainable city is a happier, healthier, and more equitable city.
This story was picked up by major news outlets:
- Local CBS Channel KPIX 6pm Evening News (featuring a soundbite from Linda’s comments and images of the Mothers Out Front who attended)
- San Jose Mercury News article (quoting Linda at the end)
- ABC also gave positive coverage of the event and plan but did not mention Mothers Out Front in their TV segment.
Left to right: Bruce Naegel, Audrey Rust, Michael Kutelik, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Linda Hutchins-Knowles, San Jose Environmental Services Director Kerrie Romanov, Kat Baumgartner, Jane Mulcaster.
Pictured: Linda Hutchins-Knowles speaking at press conference.
Pictured: Mayor Sam Liccardo speaking at press conference.