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OAKLAND – Today, Green For All announced the launch of the Green Jobs Bus, a campaign to educate Americans on the California green jobs economy and 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 will depart from the Green For All Oakland office (1611 Telegraph Ave.) at Noon on Monday October 25th and return at 4:00pm on Friday October 29th. When the bus returns after its 100 hours on the road, there will be 100 hours left to vote on Prop 23. The Green Jobs Bus team will interview business pioneers, non-profit activists and elected officials creating green jobs in 10 cities including Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles. The bus will highlight sector diversity in the green jobs industry including solar, wind, algae oil technology, agriculture, water conservation and green manufacturing. "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.