Initiative to learn about the state’s clean energy economy – and how Prop 23 threatens its growthFor more information, contact Ricki Weisberg Ndege 202-412-3775 |firstname.lastname@example.org
LOS ANGELES – Today the Green Jobs Bus rolls into Los Angeles to meet leaders in the California green jobs economy and to educate Americans on how Prop 23 and other legislation threatens the emerging industry. "California has a new, clean economy that's just starting to take off, creating jobs making solar panels, inventing new fuels and building wind turbines," said Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All. "We are sending our Green Jobs Bus on the road for 100 hours to meet the people dedicated to creating jobs for Californians in this new economy." The Green Jobs Bus departed from the Green For All Oakland office at Noon on Monday October 25th and will return at 4:00pm on Friday October 29th. So far, the bus has made stops in Sacramento, Madera and Fresno. When the bus returns after its 100 hours on the road, there will be 100 hours left to vote on Prop 23. In Sacramento, the Green Jobs Bus team interviewed Mayor Kevin Johnson at the Sacramento Clean Tech Showcase. "We already have over 100 clean tech companies in our community that employ over 2,000 people," said Mayor Johnson. "AB 32 is a job generator and Prop 23 is trying to stop that so we need all elected officials to advocate for innovative policies... policies that accelerate opportunities for clean tech... the one growing sector in California, a very down economy." In Los Angeles, the Green Jobs Bus stops include, the Los Angeles Business Council, Capstone Turbine Corporation, Green Box Movers and a local sustainable furniture manufacturer. "This industry is at a tipping point. Investment now could position California at the leading edge of several new technologies. But allowing the passage of Prop 23 would put existing jobs, and those opportunities, at risk," notes Ellis-Lamkins. "Voting no on 23 will protect statewide environmental priorities. But perhaps more importantly, voting no on Prop 23 will tell our representatives to keep doing the right thing, to keep fighting the good fight." Follow the bus on twitter @greenjobsbus or find us online at www.greenjobsb.us.