Sunday, September 24, 2017

Verizon, and  the City of Oakland refused to give us equal access to present at the public meeting we originally asked for! 

We decided to have our own presentation and group discussion right next door!  Come hear what Verizon won't tell you!

Say NO to Verizon’s Proposed Cell Tower in Golden Gate!

Join us for a public meeting on the potential health risks from Verizon’s cell antenna on Star Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on San Pablo Avenue at Stanford.

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30–8:30 pm
The Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center, 1075 62nd Street

The proposed 12-cell antenna will be Verizon’s largest cell installation and generate extremely high levels of radio frequency 24/7.  

Community members will present data on the potential health risks for our neighborhood based on independent studies of high-level, radio-wave exposure.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Now is the time to STOP SB 649! Follow the link to sign and fax the letter opposing this dangerous law.  

Written by Telecom companies, essentially making it very easy for several antennas to show up on a telepone pole near you.
From Activist Kevin Mottus: To stop SB649 from becoming law, we need to make a formal complaint to the CA Attorney General whose job it is to inform the Governor regarding the legality of legislation, uphold the law, and protect our rights. This complaint demands that the Governor VETO SB649 based on several legal grounds.
IMPORTANT – We expect the Governor to sign SB649 soon. Thus we ...
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING COMPLAINT (Links to Complaint forms below) To stop SB649 from becoming a law, we need to make a…

Monday, September 11, 2017

Protect our community !
Come out Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 
Charles Porter Golden Gate Community Recreation Center

Saturday, September 9, 2017

WE NEED YOU!  A meeting time has been set with Verizon, the City of Oakland and the community. 

Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm
Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center 1075 62nd Street Oakland
(behind the baseball field off San Pablo)  

We will have a presentation on the negative health effects this large cell antenna installation will have on our community. A group question and answer session will follow. 
Golden Gate Community Association took the initiative to  organize a community meeting. Verizon cancelled the first meeting at the last minute.  We met anyway!   Golden Gate Community Association asked to be kept up to date on Verizon's "revisions" to the plan and made  numerous requests to collaborate on the next community meeting.  Here is David Haddock's response, (representing  Verizon).  Instead of a community meeting where a group discussion takes place, he is planning a "neighborhood workshop"!  

"Ms. Yaffe,

Verizon Wireless appreciates your interest in the project.  We are holding the neighborhood workshop to create a collaborative forum for open dialogue with the community.  At that time, community members will have the opportunity to speak directly with Verizon engineers, representatives, and independent 3rd-party experts one-on-one about any questions, concerns or general comments they may have about the proposed facility's design, location, how wireless technology works, electromagnetic emissions from the facility in accordance with FCC guidelines, wireless user trends, etc.

The neighborhood workshop will be held on September 26 @ 6:30 p.m. at 1075 62nd Street, Emeryville, CA 94608 (Golden Gate  Recreation Center).  The notices are being finalized and will be sent out in the next day or so. " 

 David Haddock

Verizon is attempting to block our access to information and our ability to organize! We have seen it before!  The best response is to show up.

See you there!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

California Stop Senate Bill 649

Forwarded from Josh Hart: 
If you live in California, see below for urgent action to take to stop SB649.
If you live outside California, please pass this message on to CA residents for immediate action.
Proposed bill SB 649 will allow the wireless industry to install large, noisy and hazardous cell tower equipment on all utility poles and street lights in every neighborhood throughout the State - with NO public input! These could start showing up soon right outside YOUR home or your child's school - unless you take action NOW to call your elected representative and tell them to VOTE NO on SB 649.

In spite of the opposition from almost 300 cities in the State and many environmental and social justice appears as if this bill is about to pass the vote in the full Assembly (which could happen as early as Wed or Thurs of this week). 

Please CALL your State Assembly member and tell him/ her to Vote NO on SB 649!

1. email (from their website) your Assembly member to oppose SB 649, and

2. find the phone number for the Assembly member's DISTRICT office on the member's website and make a call to the district office to urge your Assembly member to Vote NO on SB 649.

Here is a good website with more information:

See also this fact sheet "8 Reasons to Vote No on SB 649" published by the CA Alliance for Safer Technology.

Thank you for taking action to show that California will not be irradiated without resistance.