The California governor’s race is heating up with former governor Jerry Brown (D) running against former EBay CEO Meg Whitman (R). Brown, after decades in government has apparently run out of ideas for campaign commercials and is looking for people to “star” in a new ad. However, the voting process does not appear to have had too much publicity!
Proposition 23 is a major ballot initiative in November as well, aimed at suspending AB32. Several of the “submissions” for the campaign ad star include references to Prop 23, and the necessity to keep AB32. Currently, Central Valley Farmers and 30%+ unemployment rates have some thinking about turning their brown fields into giant Solar Panel farms. Good luck with the dust…
And last week:
The vote by the Air Resources Board to adopt a Renewable Electricity Standard of 33 percent by 2020 was unanimous. The board’s members are appointed by the governor, who signed an executive order last year calling for the 33 percent standard, as well as a target of 20 percent use of renewable energy by the end of this year.
So, with that in mind, Share Your Vote for the Future of California (or come up with your own global warming / climate change themed advertisement to Rebuild California): Here’s one example that would make a fantastic campaign ad:
Jon Reiter: who wants to “relocalize” and can’t get a decent washing machine from the “third-world” including Mexico, China, and India (yikes)!
The top issues I am concerned with is corporate power, peak oil and global warming. I am a member of the Green Party…
We must eliminate the need for long-distance transportation for everyday items such as food; we must relocalize.
Globalization is another issue in the Green Party. Corporations like Whirlpool, Frigidaire and General Electric moved their manufacturing operations to third-world countries such as Mexico, China and India.
The quality of their products has really declines. I cannot get a decent washing machine in any store now because they are all poor quality and the cycle times are too long. I wish they could bring the jobs back to America and restore quality.
There are 60 total submissions that can be voted on. The vast majority of the submissions are party-neutral meaning they could be applied to both Brown’s and Whitman’s campaign without much disagreement from either side. Also, many are concerned with the quality of education in California as well as the cost of government, health care, and infrastructure.