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By Tenoch Flores - California Democratic Party Communications Director
California Democratic Party Features President Obama in Mailer Opposing Prop . 23, an Initiative That Would Eliminate Thousands of Clean Energy Jobs
SACRAMENTO – The California Democratic Party today announced a new mail piece, arriving in voters’ mailboxes as early as today, featuring President Barack Obama’s opposition to Proposition 23. This dangerous initiative on California’s November ballot, sponsored by polluting out-of-state oil companies, would eliminate clean energy standards and thousands of green jobs created by California’s landmark greenhouse gas law.
In fact, because of our new greenhouse gas law, California’s clean-tech industry is thriving: More money is being invested in California alternative energy start-ups than anywhere else in the world, and green technology is creating 10 times more new jobs than any other sector.
But Prop. 23 would reverse that economic progress and turn back the clock on clean air protections. It would jeopardize the 12,000 clean energy businesses, 500,000 clean energy jobs and more than $10 billion in private investments that have been created.
President Obama understands that California and our nation can be the worldwide leader in green-tech industries, and opposes Prop. 23 because it would ship clean energy jobs overseas. The same Texas oil companies behind Prop. 23 are trying to stop federal climate change legislation, as well.
Prop 23 is also opposed by respected California organizations including the American Lung Association in California, California Professional Firefighters, AARP, California Nurses Association, the California Democratic Party, National Venture Capital Association, the California Solar Energy Industries Association, California Wind Energy Association, Small Business California, Attorney General Jerry Brown, Senator Barbara Boxer and many others.
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California Democratic Party Features President Obama in Mailer Opposing Prop . 23, an Initiative ThaPosted by: IHATEGREEN on October 30, 2010
Hey Tenoch,it's good that Barry Obama is going to put his nose in the Prop 23 mix,afterall he is so well respected and popular!It shows the desperation at the NO camp,guys like Stevie Boy and Steyer using Jesse Jackson strong arm tactics to extort money out of businesses to help feed the NO on Prop 23 propaganda machine!If this 'green economy"Is so wonderful why can't the truth really be told about it?AB32 should be renamed"The Green Tech Subsidies Act",that is what this is all about!
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