Dear Sierra Club Members

Friday, October 18, 2013
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Sierra Club members, please remember to vote:

If you are a Sierra Club member, be sure to vote in the Santa Barbara Group Executive Committee election starting soon. The ballot appears in the October issue of The Condor Call that you should have received.

Please take a moment to vote for the slate of Robert Bernstein, Alex Pujo, Katie Davis, and me, Bernard Mines.

A vote for these candidates means you would like your local Sierra Club to become more active in securing greater access to hiking trails, protecting public lands, and advocating for more sustainable and bike- and pedestrian-friendly communities.

To work locally toward the Sierra Club’s national priorities of shifting from fossil fuels to clean energy for combating climate disruption and holding political candidates accountable for demonstrating strong and visionary environmental leadership, look for your ballot and vote for Robert Bernstein, Alex Pujo, Katie Davis, and Bernard Mines.


Independent Discussion Guidelines

Goodness, what do opposing Sierra Club candidates support?

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
October 20, 2013 at 8:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If this is the slate that voted to endorse Gregg Hart in this election, then, no, I, a Sierra Club member, do not support them. Back when Gray Davis appointed him to the Coastal Commission, the Ventana branch of the Sierra Club urged that he not be reappointed, that he had the worst environmental/conservation record. (Davis reappointed him but before recalled.)

I am generally opposed to the local group, many of whom do not live in Santa Barbara City, for instance, making endorsements in local elections, but this endorsement was outrageous.

at_large (anonymous profile)
October 20, 2013 at 6:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Dear Sierra Club members:

Please remember to follow these three best practices we have outlined for you and become a "Super Sierra":

1. Walk, jog, skate or ride a bike always (and no petroleum based chain grease or skateboard wheels.) If you end up unable to find or keep a job, don't worry, we're busy building a large dependent class of Super Sierra's like you that will be able to vote to tax oily rich evil-doers to give you free things like: food stamps, section 8 and straight up checks called EITC, worth up to $5000/yr (and we're working hard with our lib-dem brethren to get that WAY up).

2. When you vote, don't use a plastic pen or wood pens with a plastic cartridge or an ink cartridge with petroleum based ink. Instead, fashion quill-feathers from avian roadkill and raspberry juice. Don't use any plastic handled knives when sharpening your quill pen or plastic containers to hold your juice.

3. When you vote, be sure you are in a house made only of wood or cloth and check to be sure the lot your house is on was graded by hand (no machinery, since it's made of metal, which is made from furnaces that burn fossil fuels).

Also: if you are reading this, your membership is at risk because computers use lots of plastic and electrons flow over copper wires that come from strip mines with heavy equipment. Stand in front of the mirror and shout loudly: "I am addicted to fossil fuel - shame on me!" 4 times (for each direction of the compass) and donate an extra $100 to our cause and you will be restored to Super Sierra status.

willy88 (anonymous profile)
October 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bernard I would be interested to hear your opinion on bicycles and our local trails specifically.

billd (anonymous profile)
October 24, 2013 at 2:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

agree blld: currently, only Rattlesnake Cyn is formally bike-free though one does see bike tracks there fairly often. What is the Sierra Club's position on banning bikes from other local trails heavily utilized by families, school groups, elders, young ones -- e.g. Jesusita, Cold Spring, and others? Please be specific.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
October 24, 2013 at 3:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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