Robert Redford Endorses Measure P

Water Guardians recently sent around an email from actor and environmentalist Robert Redford urging supporters to “chip in $10 or $20” in light of $1.6 million given to the anti-Measure P campaign by an “oil front group largely funded by Chevron.” The letter states, “Chevron destroyed Santa Barbara with the 1969 oil spill. We can’t let them do it again.” Guardian-in-chief Katie Davis explained that Measure P has drawn attention beyond Santa Barbara and that Redford has supported Santa Barbara causes before. A supporter who knew the actor contacted him, Davis said, worried that oil companies were pouring in an unusually high amount of money to defeat a local initiative. Redford asked how he could help. The “Yes on Measure P” fund drive at has raised $25,000 of its $35,000 goal, contributions to which are being matched by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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