About Us

Californians for Energy Independence is a coalition that supports state and local policies that allow for continued domestic energy production and opposes those policies – such as oil taxes and energy bans – that would hinder production and increase reliance on foreign oil.


Public Safety

Fire Chief Bryan Nicholas, City of Ceres Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood Kern County Firefighters IAFF Local 1301


Coalition for Responsible and Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) IBEW Local 11
LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council LiUNA Laborers Local 585 Tri-Counties Central Labor Council UA Plumbers Local 78 UA Plumbers and Fitters Local 761


Billy Bob Muirhead, Ceres Police/Fire Chaplains Carrie Broadus, Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches International Faith Based Coalition Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches Marantha Community Church Oxnard Clergy Council Pastor Adrian Condit, Village Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Pastor Alvis Lassiter, Oakdale Pastor Bruce Rivers, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Pastor Carolyn Baskin Bell, Rose of Sharon AME Church Pastor Clifford Coatney, Holy Temple Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Deborah McGill-Jackson Pastor Dr. Kerry Allison, Church of the Redeemer Pastor Dr. Patrick Ross, Greater New Light Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Richard Askew, Greater New Salem Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Eddie Pierson Pastor E.L. Williams, New Prospect Baptist Church Pastor Jim Franklin, Fresno Pastor Joe Waller, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Katherine Myers, Los Angeles Church of Christ Pastor Kathy Cash, Kathy Cash Ministries Pastor Kelvin Calloway, Bethel AME Church Pastor Linda Wright, Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches Pastor Michael Cummings Pastor Reginald Leffall III, Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church Pastor Robert Arline, Bethesda Church Pastor Robert Taylor, Beulah Baptist Church Pastor Samuel Casey, Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement Pastor Terry Wilson, Good News Missionary Baptist Church Pastor W. Charles Harris, Village Baptist Church

Ethnic & Community

Baldwin Hills Boys Football Association Concerned Citizens of South Los Angeles LA Reintegration Council Latino Leadership Council Ramon Mendez, Latino Community Roundtable Ambassador Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County Latino Mayor and Elected Officials Coalition of Fresno County Naomi Haywood, President of National African American Parent Union Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) Seeking Peaceful Solutions, Inc. Stop The Violence Increase The Peace Foundation


African American Farmers of California California Cotton Ginners Association California Cotton Growers Association California Fresh Fruit Association California Women for Agriculture Fresno County Farm Bureau Kings County Farm Bureau Nisei Farmers League San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation Santa Barbara Cattlemen’s Association Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau Stanislaus County Farm Bureau Tulare County Farm Bureau Ventura County Agricultural Association Western Agricultural Processors Association

Ethnic Business

Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Bay Area Central American Chamber of Commerce Black Chamber of Commerce Orange County California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce California Black Chamber of Commerce California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Cambodian American Chamber of Commerce Greater Corona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Greater Los Angeles African Chamber of Commerce Guatemalan American Chamber of Commerce Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Hispanic Chamber of Alameda County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce San Francisco Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latin American & Caribbean Business Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles Metropolitan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Multicultural Alliance of Entrepreneurs Nicaraguan American Chamber of Commerce Oakland Black Board of Trade and Commerce Ontario Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Salvadorian American Chamber of Commerce San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce South Asian Business Alliance Network South Bay Latino Chamber of Commerce Southern California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Stanislaus Regional Latino Chamber of Commerce U.S. Latino American Chamber of Commerce


Century Academy of Excellence McKittrick Elementary School District Taft City School District Taft Union High School District West Kern Community College District Modesto Junior College Andrew Campbell, Student Body Trustee, Modesto Junior College Luis Chavez, Fresno Unified School District Trustee Anne Demartini, Yosemite Community College Trustee District 4 Benny Harden, Former Ceres School Board Trustee Faye Lane, Ceres Unified School Board Member Yvette Lane, Former Ceres Unified School District Trustee Lourdes Perez, Ceres Unified School District Trustee Frances Squire, Executive Director, West Hills Community College Foundation Mike Welsh, Ceres Unified School District Trustee

Local Government

City of Bakersfield City of Ridgecrest City of Shafter City of Taft County of Kern Mayor Amarpreet Dhaliwal, City of San Joaquin Mayor Bill Little, City of Camarillo Mayor Chris Vierra, City of Ceres Mayor David Cárdenas, City of Fowler Mayor Douglas Tucker, City of Fillmore Mayor Ed Katen, City of Newman Mayor Gerrard Marsh, City of Modesto Mayor Jim Price, City of Atwater Mayor Joshua Mitchell, City of Sanger Mayor Luis I. Molina, City of Patterson Mayor Robert Silva, City of Mendota Mayor Ron Ramsey, City of Coalinga Mayor Russ Curry, City of Hanford Mayor Rudy Mendoza, City of Woodlake Mayor Sylvia V. Chávez, City of Huron Mayor Stan Thurston, City of Merced Mayor Victor Lopez, City of Orange Cove Vice Mayor Bret Durossette, City of Ceres Vice Mayor Dominic Farinha, City of Patterson Vice Mayor Mike Morgan, City of Camarillo Councilmember Bill Zoslocki, City of Modesto Councilmember Brian Raymond, City of Atwater Councilmember Clint Olivier, City of Fresno Councilmember Dale Francisco, City of Santa Barbara Councilmember Darlene Barber-Martinez, City of Riverbank Councilmember Dave Atkinson, City of El Segundo Councilmember Frank Hotchkiss, City of Santa Barbara Councilmember Jenny Kenoyer, City of Modesto Councilmember Jim Tovias, City of Santa Paula Councilmember José Flores, City of Clovis Councilmember Juan Montaño, City of Parlier Councilmember Justin Mendes, City of Hanford Councilmember Lee Brand, City of Fresno Councilmember Linda Ryno, City of Ceres Councilmember Marie Fellhauer, City of El Segundo Councilmember Mike Judge, City of Simi Valley Councilmember Mike Spence, City of West Covina Councilmember Oliver Baines III, City of Fresno Councilmember Paul Caprioglio, City of Fresno Councilmember Ron Lander, City of Coalinga Councilmember Sal Quintero, City of Fresno Councilmember Steve Brandau, City of Fresno Councilmember Steve Nascimento, City of Turlock Councilmember Tony Madrigal, City of Modesto Supervisor Allen Ishida, Tulare County, District 1 Supervisor Andreas Borgeas, Fresno County, District 2 Supervisor Bill O’Brien, Stanislaus County, District 1 Supervisor Buddy Mendes, Fresno County Supervisor Chuck Winn, San Joaquin County, District 4 Supervisor Craig Pedersen, Kings County, District 4 Supervisor Daron McDaniel, Merced County, District 3 Supervisor Dick Monteith, Stanislaus County, District 4 Supervisor Diedre Kelsey, Merced County District 4 Supervisor Doug Verboon, Kings County, District 3 Supervisor J. Steven Worthley, Tulare County, District 4 Supervisor Jim DeMartini, Stanislaus County, District 5 Supervisor Jerry O’Banion, Merced County, District 5 Supervisor John Pedrozo, Merced County District 1 Supervisor Max Rodriguez, Madera County District 4 Supervisor Peter Adam, Santa Barbara County, District 4 Supervisor Peter Foy, Ventura County, District 4 Supervisor Pete Vander Poel III, Tulare County, District 2 Supervisor Phil Cox, Tulare County, District 3 Supervisor Richard Valle, Kings County, District 2 Supervisor Rick Farinelli, Madera County, District 3 Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, Santa Barbara County, District 5 Supervisor Terry Withrow, Stanislaus County District 3 Supervisor Vito Chiesa, Stanislaus County, District 2 Former Supervisor John Pinches, Mendocino County, District 3 Former Supervisor Judy Case McNairy, Fresno County, District 4 Former Supervisor Ken Vogel, San Joaquin County Former Supervisor Paul W. Caruso, Stanislaus County, District 5 Former Supervisor Phil Larson, Fresno County District 1 Former Mayor Dave White, City of Riverbank Former Mayor Gabriel Jimenez, City of Orange Cove Former Mayor John Lazar, City of Turlock Former Mayor Lewis Arrollo, City of Ceres Former Mayor Rich Ford, City of Gustline Former Mayor Richard Montgomery, City of Manhattan Beach Former Vice Mayor David Geer, City of Modesto Former Vice Mayor Lisa Mantarro-Moore, City of Ceres Mayor Pro Tem Jeramy Young, City of Hughson Former Councilmember Balvino Irizarry, City of Modesto Former Councilmember Charlie Gay, City of Ripon Former Councilmember Gregory Gandrud, City of Carpinteria Karen Mathews, Former Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Retired Ceres Deputy Public Safety Chief Brian Weber Chairman Cecilio Barrera, Kettleman City Community Services District


Abel Magana, Executive Director – Downtown Oxnard Business District California Chamber of Commerce California Small Business Association Associated Builders and Contractors of California Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Atwater Chamber of Commerce Banning Chamber of Commerce Bellflower Chamber of Commerce Calabasas Chamber of Commerce California Automotive Wholesalers’ Association California Automotive Wholesalers’ Association California Independent Petroleum Association California Small Business Alliance California Taxpayers Association Camarillo Chamber of Commerce Central Coast Energy Alliance Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Claberg Ranch LLC Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business of Imperial Valley Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business, Santa Barbara County Corona Chamber of Commerce Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce El Dorado Hill Chamber of Commerce El Monte/ South El Monte Chamber of Commerce El Segundo Chamber of Commerce Escondido Chamber of Commerce Fillmore Chamber of Commerce Fontana Chamber of Commerce Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Fresno Chamber of Commerce Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce Gateway Chambers Alliance Gilroy Chamber of Commerce Goleta Chamber of Commerce Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce Harbor City / Harbor Gateway Chamber Hayward Chamber of Commerce Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Industrial Association of Contra Costa County Industrial Manufacturers Council Inland Empire Chamber Legislative Alliance Inland Empire Economic Partnership Irvine Chamber of Commerce Kern Economic Development Corporation La Mirada Chamber of Commerce Lodi Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles County Business Federation Montclair Chamber of Commerce Moorpark Chamber of Commerce Murrieta Chamber of Commerce National Federation of Independent Business Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce North Orange County Legislative Alliance North San Diego Business Chamber Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Ontario Chamber of Commerce Orange County Business Council Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Placentia Chamber of Commerce Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce Porterville Chamber of Commerce Regional Chamber Alliance (RCA) Regional Chamber of Commerce San Gabriel Valley Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce Ripon Chamber of Commerce Riverbank Chamber of Commerce Santa Barbara Technology & Industry Association Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Shingle Springs / Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Southwest California Legislative Council Taft District Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce The Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region Tom Waddell, Insurance Agent with State Farm Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Tulare Chamber of Commerce United Chambers of Commerce San Fernando Valley Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) Ventura Chamber of Commerce Ventura County Economic Development Association Western States Petroleum Association Western States Trucking Association Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce


Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group Contra Costa Taxpayers Association Fullerton Association of Concerned Taxpayers Placer County Taxpayers Association Humboldt Taxpayers League Sacramento Taxpayers Association Kern County Taxpayers Association San Diego Tax Fighters National Tax Limitation Committee Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association Orange County Taxpayers Association Sutter County Taxpayers Association Ventura County Taxpayers Association

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Californians for Energy Independence is a coalition that supports state and local policies that allow for continued domestic energy production and opposes those policies – such as oil taxes and energy bans—that would hinder production and increase reliance on foreign oil.


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