Power Vote California takes on Big Oil

This election we face a major attack on California’s clean energy and global warming policy – Big Oil is pushing Proposition 23, a ballot measure to gut California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act. The California Student Sustainability Coalition, and young people across the state are mobilizing behind Power Vote California to defeat Prop 23. We think with our people power we can stop Big Oil from ruining our drive to a clean energy economy.

Today I joined a meeting with City College of San Francisco’s environmental group, Green Corps. Over the weekend they had trained 20 people on the Power Vote California Campaign, and today they were finalizing their plan to mobilze thousands of their peers to vote on November 2nd. Green Corps is one of dozens of groups across the state building campus campaigns to turn out the youth vote and make sure the dirty energy proposition goes down in flames. With only 35 days until the election, this sort of work is critical. This coming weekend the CSSC is hosting trainings in San Diego and Los Angeles to make sure our entire network is ready to rock the vote over the next month.

We’re also excited to team up with Communities United, a coalition of grassroots, community and environmental justic groups to host a six-city “Clean Energy Tour.” Through art, activism and music, we’ll expose the dirty antics of Big Oil and plug people into fighting for the green economy. You can check out the tour dates at CleanEnergyTour.com and attend the concerts for free just by pledging to vote.

One of the Clean Energy Tour stops is the CSSC 9th Annual Fall Convergence at UC Santa Barbara on October 15 – 17.  CSSC convergences are twice a year, and full of fun, networking, ideas, building lifelong friends, and tackling serious issues with incredible youth leaders from across California.  The Fall 2010 Convergence is no exception.  I hope you will join us at UC Santa Barbara for a weekend to remember.  With only 16 days until election day, youth leaders at the convergence will be focusing on planning and implementing a two-week “Clean Energy Surge” to stop Prop 23 and its dirty energy funders from killing California’s clean energy laws and jeopardizing over 500,000 green jobs.

We’ve got a lot of work cut out for us, but you can feel the energy across the state. Together we can set a strong pecedent on November 2nd. We the people won’t let dirty energy companies set the laws in our country.  We are standing up and fighting back. And we hope you’ll join us.

Want to join us at our regional training in San Diego or Los Angeles?
Want to join the Clean Energy Tour?
Want to attend our GOTV training October 16th at the CCSC convergence?

Check out: www.powervote.ca
Text: “NO23″ to 27336″
Or get in touch at: powervoteca<a>gmail.com

6 Responses to “Power Vote California takes on Big Oil”

  1. 1 MA Solar Installer Sep 29th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Prop 23 is not good for anyone. Instead of moving the country forward toward clean technology and farther away from fossil fuels, we would be rolling back the clock and using the same old excuses of “it’s not the right time” or “we just don’t have the money.” With news that China has surpassed the U.S. to now be the top producer of renewable technologies, this is not the time for our country to step backward.

  2. 2 Matt Dernoga Sep 30th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    It’s great to see you guys organizing against prop 23 out there. I hope that fight is a battle cry in California for the youth climate movement, it’s a real opportunity to bring young people out in numbers to defeat it, and show our strength.

  3. 3 Brandon Knight Oct 6th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    This is awesome Gabe. Wish I could be out there with you, especially with the convergence coming up. Let me know anyway GX can plug in.

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