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We Won’t Let You Sell Our Lungs to the Trucking Industry (Take Action)

For decades, we’ve dealt with more and more trucks driving past our homes, pumping more pollution into our lungs. Thanks to the trucking industry’s refusal to take responsibility for their toxic pollution, we have the most polluted air in the nation. Today and every day, about 13 people in the Inland Empire will die from toxic air pollution. We subsidize the trucking industry with every one of our children’s asthma attacks, every one of our heart attacks and every death of a loved one.

Last week, our community achieved a major victory when the California Air Resources Board unanimously adopted our community-led resolutions to hold polluters accountable for the damage they’ve caused. But now, the trucking industry is fighting back. For the sake of our human right to breathe, we must stop them. Legislators are making decisions on the bill right now. Here’s how to make a difference in the next five minutes.

The “Assault On Our Lungs” Provision of SB 1

California Trucking Association lobbyists have convinced state legislators to include a provision in Senate Bill 1 that would prevent the California Air Resources Board from standing up for our air and preventing toxic truck pollution in our communities. Specifically, the provision uses overly broad language to allow trucking companies to use older trucks that pollute our air even more.

Time and again, we’ve seen our legislators respond to a strong community voice communicated through emails, social media and especially phone calls. Speaking up makes a real difference.

We only have a short time to take action.

Please call your representative and tell them to eliminate the “Assault On Our Lungs” provision in SB 1. Then, click the tweet links below to tell every state assemblymember and senator that our lungs are not for sale. 

When talking to your legislators, here are some points to raise:

  • We’re sick and tired of subsidizing the freight industry with our health. We have given too much through our health and the lives of our loved ones. We will not give any more.
  • We cannot allow the trucking industry to rob public health agencies like the California Air Resources Board of the authority they need to make it safe to breathe in our communities.
  • SB 1 provides benefits to all Californians, but the trucking industry, the single largest creator of smog, is holding it hostage. Please have the courage to stand up to the freight industry and stand up for our children, neighbors and family.
  • The “Assault On Our Lungs” provision of SB 1 must be removed.

State Legislator Contacts and Sample Tweets

Joaquin Arambula

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2031
District Office: (559) 445-5532

Richard Bloom

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2050
District Office: (310) 450-0041

Raul Bocanegra

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2039
District Office: (818) 365-2464

Sabrina Cervantes

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2060
District Office: (951) 371-6860

Christina Garcia

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2058
District Office: (562) 861-5803

Eduardo Garcia

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2056
District Office: (760) 347-2360
Imperial Valley Office: (760) 355-8656

Lorena Gonzalez

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2080
District Office: (619) 338-8090

Adam Gray

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2021
District Office: (209) 726-5465

Chris Holden

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2046
District Office: (818) 376-4246

Jose Medina

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2061
District Office: (951) 369-6644

Adrin Nazarian

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2046
District Office: (818) 376-4246

Patrick O’Donnell

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2070
Long Beach Office: (562) 429-0470
San Pedro Office: (310) 548-6420

Anthony Rendon

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2063
District Office: (562) 529-3250

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Capitol Office: 916-319-2065
District Office: (714) 521-6505

Tony Thurmond

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2015
District Office: (510) 286-1400


Steven Bradford

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4035
Inglewood District Office: (310) 412-6120

Kevin de Leon

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4024
District Office: (213) 483-9300

Ben Hueso

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4040
Chula Vista Office: (619) 409-7690
El Centro Office: (760) 335-3442

Ricardo Lara

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4033
Huntington Park District Office: (323) 277-4560
Long Beach District Office: (562) 256-7921

Connie Levya

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4020
Chino Office: (909) 591-7016
San Bernardino Office: (909) 888-5360

Tony Mendoza

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4032
District Office: (562) 860-3202

Holly Mitchell

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4030
Los Angeles Office: (213) 745-6656

Josh Newman

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4029
Brea Office: (714) 671-9474

Anthony Portantino

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4025
Glendale District Office: (818) 409-0400
Satellite Office: (909) 599-7351

Richard Roth

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4031
Riverside District Office: (951) 680-6750


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