Breaking: Sen. Bill Monning endorses Measure Z!

Oct. 21, 2016


The President of the hotel and restaurant employees union, Sergio Rangel says, "We're with you all the way!"  Hospitality workers now account for a third of all employees on the Peninsula, and they know their jobs are endangered by risky oil operations. 



Bernie Sanders, United States Senator for Vermont
Senator Bill Monning, Senate Majority Leader
Anna Cabellero, Former Mayor of Salinas; Member of Governor Jerry Brown's
       Cabinet 2011-15; Candidate Assembly 30th District
Mark Stone, Assemblymember, 29th California Assembly District
Jane Parker, Supervisor, Fourth District
Bruce Delgado, Mayor, City of Marina
Clyde Roberson, Mayor, City of Monterey
Gloria de la Rosa, Councilmember, City of Salinas
Alan Haffa, City of Monterey, Councilmember
Timothy Barrett, City of Monterey, Councilmember
Libby Downey, City of Monterey, Councilmember
Jason Campbell, City of Seaside Councilmember
David Brown, City of Marina Councilmember
Gail Morton, City of Marina Councilmember
Jan Shriner, Director, Marina Coast Water District
Tom Moore, Director, Marina Coast Water District
Molly Evans, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District; Division 3
Dan Cort, Former Mayor of Pacific Grove
Dan Miller, City of Pacific Grove Councilmember 
Gary Patton, former Santa Cruz Supervisor, Environmental Attorney
Mary Ann Carbone, Vice Mayor, Sand City  
Judy Pennycook, Monterey County Supervisor (ret.)
Amit Pandya, Candidate for Mayor, Salinas
Wes White, Candidate, Salinas City Council
Kay Cline, Mayoral Candidate, Seaside
Kayla Jones, Candidate, Seaside City Council
Jenny McAdams, Candidate, Pacific Grove City Council 
Nancy Selfridge, Monterey City Councilmember (ret.)


California Nurses Association
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Lola Steinbaum,MD,Internist, Monterey
Ruth Trotter, MD, Internist, Monterey 
John Silva, MD, Family Practice, Salinas
Joseph Chudy, MD Family Medicine, Salinas 
Jeanette Cisneros MD, Family Medicine 
Rafael O. Siqueiros, MD, Family Medicine, Salinas
Pedro Moreno, MD, Family Practice, Salinas
Virginia Hanson, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Laura Solorio, MD, Internal Medicine (ret.) 
Marc Lieberman, MD, Internist, Salinas
John Schatz, MD and Valerie Schatz, FASE, Salinas
Don King, MD, Pediatrician, Salinas (ret.) 
Eduardo Dominguez, Registered Nurse
Chael Ahkahuil Rubalcava, Registered Nurse
Dan Turner, D.D.S. (ret.)
Linda Martin, D.D.S.
David Simonsen, D.D.S. (ret.) 
Rebecca Lee, Certified Nutritional Health Coach
Daian Hennington, MSW, Social Worker
Margaret Rossoff, MFT 
Janie Rommel-Eichorn, MFT  
Carole Erickson, Public Health Nurse/Educator
Jeanie Novara, Licensed Vocational Nurse 


Kim Snyder, Director of Food Safety, Monterey Mushrooms
Jamie Collins, Owner, Serendipity Farms 
Steve Craig, Charles Rowley, Sapaque Valley Ranch
Tony & Joye Inzana, Inzana Ranch and Produce
Iris Peppard, Co-Founder, Everyone’s Harvest Certified Organic Farmers Markets
Reid Norris, Director, Everyone’s Harvest Certified Organic Farmers Markets
Madeleine Clark, Green Goddess Organics
Anne Marie Dapp, Farmer
Sallie Calhoun, Paicines Ranch 
Rick McCain, owner, Wild Ridge Organics
Carolina Garibay, Green Ribbon Organics
Christina McKnen, Greenhouse Manager
Laura Lee Lienk, Return of the Natives
Cathy Dobyns, Coordinator Ecological Farming Association
Jessica Koning, Owner, Orange Thumbs, Biologist, Plant Specialist, Big Sur


Marisela Cerda, PhD, English Learner Specialist, Salinas Union High School District
Sandra Ocampo, Trustee, Salinas Union High School District 
Stephen Kim, President, Salinas City Elementary School
Patricia Padilla Salsberg, VP Trustee, Salinas Union High School District
Karen Osmundson, Trustee District 3, Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Alexandra Burke, Educator, North Monterey County Unified School District
Francisco J. Estrada, Trustee, Salinas City Elementary School District
Francisco Estrada Jr., Former Student Body President, Hartnell College
Demetrio Pruneda, former Trustee, Hartnell College 
Ana Barrera, Educator, Salinas Union High School District
Steve Eklund, Salinas Teacher, (ret.)
Bob Coble, former President, North Monterey County Federation of Teachers
Bill Freeman, former Trustee, Hartnell College 
Juan Martinez, former Trustee, Hartnell College  
Joshua Ezekiel, Fourth Grade Teacher, Alisal Union School District
Barbara Crum, Teacher, Watsonville Unified School District (ret.)
Marie Butcher, Instructor, MPC and Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Dr. Jan Knippers Black, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Dr. Jonathan Berkey, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Alfred Hochstaedter, Earth Sciences Chair MPC
Dawn Rae Davis, Gender and Women's Studies MPC
Charlene Wells, Library Specialist, MPC
John Pearse, Professor Emeritus, Ecology/Evolutionary Biology, UCSC
José Carlos Fajardo, Stanford Lecturer, Literature, Languages and Culture (ret.)
Sandy Schacter, MPC Instructor (ret.)
Anna Crawford, past Principal, El Gabilan & Boronda Meadows
Dave Burbidge, CSUMB Instructor (ret.)
Jennifer Lagier Fellguth, Librarian, MPC
Dr. Kevin Raskoff, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, MPC 
Dr. Daniel M. Fernandez, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, CSUMB
Dr. Charles Fuller, Lecturer, Division of Social, Behavioral & Global Studies, CSUMB
Pauline Seales, Educator, Docent, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary
David Moen, Environmental Science Educator, MEarth, Carmel Valley
Dr. Timothy Krantz. Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Redlands
Margaret and Larry Rebecchi, teachers, Hollister School District (ret.)
Maria Penner, San Luis Obispo Unified School District 
Frank Penner, Pacific Grove Unified School District (ret.)


Associated Students of Hartnell College (ASHC)
Associated Students of Monterey Peninsula College (ASMPC)
Hartnell College Student Senate Council
Chelsea Anna Rutt, President of the Environmental Club of MPC
Cassandra Palmeno, Environmental Club, Monterey Peninsula College
Kynen Roan, Student Senator for the Humanities, Monterey Peninsula College
Jeremy Diamsun, Student Senator for the Sciences, Monterey Peninsula College
Riley Rhodebeck, Environmental Studies Club, CSUMB
Karina Abou-Chakra, past Environmental Senator, CSUMB


Monterey Bay Central Labor Council
SEIU, Local 1000
California Nurses Association
California Federation of Teachers (CFT)
California Faculty Association, Monterey Bay Chapter
SEIU Local 1000 District Labor Council 741, Salinas
Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers
Patricia Alvarez, Union Representative/Organizer, California Teachers Association


Dolores Huerta, President, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Dennis Banks, Founder, American Indian Movement
California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) 
League of Women Voters, Monterey County
Monterey County Democratic Central Committee
Marina Democratic Club
Green Party of Monterey County
Progressive Democrats of America - Monterey Area Chapter
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch
Quanah Brightman, Executive Director, United Native Americans, Inc.


Food and Water Watch 
Sierra Club
Sierra Club, Ventana Chapter
Sierra Club,Loma Prieta Chapter
350.org Monterey
Surfrider, Monterey Chapter
Center for Biological Diversity 
Natural Resources Defense Council
Californians Against Fracking
Fresnans Against Fracking
Clean Water Action
Sunflower Alliance
Frack Free Butte County
San Benito Rising
Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Stewards of the Earth 
Sustainable Carmel Valley
Sustainable Pacific Grove
Sustainable Carmel
Sustainable Salinas
BSAGE-Big Sur Advocates for a Green Environment
Levonne Stone, Executive Director, Fort Ord Environmental Justice Network, Inc.
Communities for Sustainable Monterey County
Douglas Deitch, ED/Founder Monterey Bay Conservancy, Santa Cruz


Highway 68 Coalition, Mike Weaver, President 
Prunedale Preservation Alliance
Protect Salinas Valley
Prunedale Grange No. 388, President Ed Mitchell
Prunedale Preservation Alliance, Bill Theyskens & Dennise Kenck, Co-Chairs 
Public Water Now 
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
Santa Cruz For Bernie


Cindy Walter, co-owner, Passionfish Restaurant, Pacific Grove
Todd & Jordan Champagne, owners, Happy Girl Kitchen, Pacific Grove
Jonah Mohammadi, manager, Happy Girl Kitchen
Lisa Weiman, owner, Peppers, Pacific Grove
Justin Saunders, owner, Dubber's Sports Bar & Grill, Salinas
Joe Augusta, owner, Noodle Bar, Marina & Seaside
Kim Solano, owner, Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing
Charles Higuera, owner, Grove Market, Pacific Grove
Roxanne and Martin, owners, The Wild Goose Café, Carmel Valley
Trish Sullivan, Downtown Book & Sound, Salinas
Dave Grigsby, owner, Kayak Connection, Moss Landing
Brian Ackerman, owner, Whisper Charters, Moss Landing
Mari Lynch Dehmler, owner, Fine Wordworking, Monterey
Gary Munsinger, Wine Trolley / Tours Monterey
Dan Cort, CEO Cort Companies
Chamber Music Monterey Bay
Christopher Palma, owner, Grand Avenue Liquors and Deli
Paul and Johanna Wamscoat, owners, Pavels Backerei
Horace Mercurio, Coffee Mia, Marina 
Sara Steiner, San Benito Tea Company
Stan Semmel, owner, Solex/Applied Solar Energy
Eco Carmel, owner, Kristi Reimers 
Tillie Gort’s, owner Ranieri Guimaraes 
Mark Kaltenbacher, owner, Central Coast Juicery
Julia`s Restaurant, owner,Tony Gerbino
Custom Cuts, owner, Janet Azevedo 
Cypress Cleaners, owner Jin and Karen Jung
Imagine Art Supplies, owner, Germain Hatcher
Anne Parker Johnson, owner, Parker-Lusseau Pastries 
Bill and Sue Karaki, Taste Cafe
Thamin Saleh, Jennini’s Kitchen & Wine Bar
Amy Hanmer, owner, Holly's Lighthouse Cafe



Mari Kloeppel
Klaus Kloeppel
Nancy Dodds
David Ligare
Gary Smith
Chris Winfield
Will Gibson, Author, Climate Activist
Patrice Vecchione, multi-media arts and poetry
Laura Lockett, owner, Laura Lockett Watercolors
Steve Hauk, owner, Hauk Fine Arts
Germain Hatcher, Owner, Imagine Art Supplies
Alan Masaoka, Masaoka Glass Design, Carmel Valley
Jayson Fann, Artist, Big Sur
Barney Cullen, Owner, Sylvan Design, Marina 


Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula
Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Fr. Robert Hale, New Camaldoli Hermitage, Social Justice Committee Chair
Pastor Kenneth Murray, Ocean View Baptist Church, Seaside
Fr. Scott McCarthy, Pastor, St. Francis Xavier, Seaside 
Ann Marie Sayers, Tribal Chairperson, Indian Canyon
Martin Herrera Native American Chaplain, Salinas Valley State Prison


"Fracking anywhere near the Salinas Valley’s main water aquifer is a bad idea, unless you feel like gambling with the $4 billion agriculture industry, our county’s largest revenue generator."  "When opponents of Measure Z say it would do more than ban fracking, they’re right: It would force the industry to adapt within its existing footprint, treating all of its water and finding a new way to dispose of wastewater. We think that’s a good thing."


"The bottom line issue addressed by Measure Z is the wastewater that the oil companies now inject into the ground as part of their processes. They say they aren’t hurting anything, but others who have studied the issue closely say it is only a matter of time before the current practices create a contamination crisis in the aquifers that serve the county’s much larger and much more important ag industry."

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Partial list above. If you'd like to show your support for YES on Z, please email info@protectmontereycounty.org with permission.                            


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