Yesterday, Elliot and I attended the California Mama Summit in Sacramento. Organized by a broad "MOMpartisan" coalition of organizations including Moms Clean Air Force, Climate Parents, and the American Lung Association, the event brought families from all over the state to meet with state legislators, to urge them to take bold action on climate change.
We took the Amtrak Capitol Corridor train to Sacramento - which was a really great experience. We love riding the train! At one point, I looked out and pointed to i-80, running parallel to the tracks about a 1/4 mile away. "Aren't you glad we aren't in one of those cars?" I asked Elliot. He agreed, and then he said "you know, they should decorate the Amtrak and make it all fancy, and then put the tracks right next to the freeway - so all the people in the cars on the freeway could regret that they didn’t take the train."