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Moms and allies help achieve key climate victory in San José!

On June 14, 2022, the San José City Council took three bold climate actions, becoming the
the largest city in the nation to adopt an Existing Building Electrification Framework, a Pathway to
Carbon Neutrality by 2030, and a plan to eliminate parking minimums and create a
Transportation Demand Management ordinance.

 Stephanie, Diana, Linda, Susan and Shreya display their posters at the San Jose City Hall.

Mothers Out Front Silicon Valley played a significant role in securing the victory for the
building electrification framework and the carbon neutrality pathway, earning a public
call-out from Mayor Liccardo during the City Council meeting. The team helped build the
political will by:

● Meeting with Mayor Liccardo and almost all of the City Councilmembers or their staff
● Writing and publishing letters to the editor in the Mercury News:

  1.  Jenny Green on April 15, 2022
  2. Shruti Gopinathan on June 1, 2022

● Issuing an Action Alert with a sample letter which led to 20 letters to the Mayor and
Councilmembers mentioning MOFSV. See this document for a summary of the letters.

● Submitting an official letter from MOFSV signed by 17 volunteers (including 1 or 2 in all
10 City Council districts). See our letter here.

● Signing onto a joint letter with our allies (who put our logo first)
● Hosting a poster-making party and creating impactful, original signs. See photos here
● Posting on our social media channels a group photo with our signs, tagging and urging
the City Councilmembers to vote YES
● Tabling and collecting signatures on 200 postcards, which Susan delivered at the City
Council meeting
● Attending the June 14 City Council meeting (in person or remotely) and giving 5 public
comments from MOFSV leaders.

The Mothers Out Front Silicon Valley team leaders are elated about this victory for the climate.
The vote was the culmination of their months’ long campaign to push the city to electrify
buildings and transportation, two of the sectors that generate much of the City’s greenhouse gas

The Director of San Jose Clean Energy wrote this op-ed on “The pathway to an all-electric,
clean-energy future in San Jose.”