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A few weeks ago, I formed a slate for the California Democratic Party's environmental caucus. Briefly, I've been on the board of the caucus for a couple of years, and wanted to see an effective caucus not afraid to speak out on the big environmental issues confronting California. And when I did, I began with my base...the netroots.

My Fierce Activists slate mentions, prominently, endorsements by bloggers. I'm truly honored to have been supported by Meteor Blades, DailyKos front-pager and an early mentor. David Roberts, Grist climate blogger, provided this:

And Bill McKibben put up a DailyKos diary on one of our own, moving up. Bloggers from the best progressive California blog, Calitics, supported and voted. Netroots Nation bloggers tweeted for us.

On the convention floor, people approached me using both the names on their delegate badges and their DailyKos handles. And they showed up to vote. The final vote was 191-129. Robert Cruickshank says:

The California Democratic Party has just passed a resolution calling for an indefinite moratorium on fracking; I'm pleased to say that I helped that resolution go viral throughout the state, including via a DailyKos diary on grassroots standing up against fracking. The party is now on record opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. We support the California Environmental Quality Act.

The new board of the environmental caucus will take a hard look at Governor Brown's planned Bay Delta tunnels. We'll stand for CEQA and for rooftop solar. We'll move forward. And we'll do so with the help of netroots activists, because I will listen to my base. Thank you, again.

Originally posted to California politics on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 12:38 PM PDT.

Also republished by Birds and Birdwatching and State & Local ACTION Group.

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