One of the more pernicious and deceptive propositions on California’s ballot this November is Prop 23. The proposition would suspend AB 32 (Global Warming Solutions Act), the landmark greenhouse emission reduction law that was passed by the legislature and signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006.
The Orwellian name given to it by oil-slick proponents is “California Jobs Initiative” but opponents have dubbed it the “Dirty Energy Proposition“, both because it is being bankrolled by Texas Oil companies and because it would stall clean energy investments and green jobs creation.
Whether you want to learn more about Dirty Energy Prop 23 or you already know why it needs to be defeated and want to get more involved, there are two upcoming events in the East Bay:
Rally to Stop Texas Oil
Where: Valero gas station at University Ave. & MLK — 1894 University Ave (Map),Berkeley
When: Saturday, September 4, 11:00am
Protest Valero — The largest donor to the Prop 23 campaign to effectively repeal one of the world’s most aggressive laws to cap carbon and grow green jobs.
Host: Angela Boag
Status: Public, open for RSVP, 15 Guests (Max 50)
Democracy for America Meetup on Prop 23
When: Wednesday, September 8, 6:30pm
Where: Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library
The Ella Baker Center is spearheading Communities United Against Prop 23, a coalition of community-based organizations and businesses from all over California organizing to defeat Proposition 23. Ian Kim, Director of the Ella Baker Center’s Green-Collar Jobs Campaign and leader of the No on 23 effort will be the featured speaker.
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