Re: EcoHub is entering the political fray --- Prop 23 battle in California!
EcoConnoisseur <ecoinvestors <at> gmail.com>
2010-10-02 08:28:46 GMT
I'm sorry - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdcaBbVVUTs
On Oct 2, 1:18 am, EcoConnoisseur <ecoinvest... <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All Space Owners and Coworkers,
> This month will be an all out War against Prop 23 in California!
> Although, our space is focused on supporting the green business/
> cleantech community and we are working together to defeat the
> Proposition to suspend AB32, I still need your help:
> I am feeling troubled with the poll numbers and I need help energizing
> young people and students. I am eager to learn more about more
> approaches, but if I take a step back and think about the "medium"
> that reaches me the fastest way possible... the "Good news" youtube
> video that's gone viral does the job! 100k, 200k, 500k, 1million
> views, and I get fired up!
> So please watch my latest youtube video at least once or twice
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdcaBbVVUTs), click the "share" buttons for
> Facebook, Twitter, etc. and ask people to "share" it with a message:
> No on Prop 23! Our space was selected for a TV show called, Next 500,
> which takes you inside the most innovative and captivating companies
> set to one day emerge as Fortune 500 powerhouses. This was honor for
> us and we want to share this with all of you!
> Just getting passionate at 1am! I need to know if coworking has a
> voice in statewide politics and I think people listen to views, likes,
> and shares... Thoughts anyone?
> Will you help me?
> This is an article that lays out some of our greatest fears (also see
> Proposition 23 poll shows a dead heat among California voters:http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/09/proposition-23-pol...
> A recent PPIC poll, similar to the LA Times one last week, shows us
> that we have our work cut out for us. According to the Poll:
> Likely voters are divided on Proposition 23 (43% yes, 42% no, 15%
> don’t know), which would suspend California’s air pollution control
> law (AB 32) until unemployment falls to at least 5.5 percent for a
> full year. The divide is reflected across parties, regions, and
> demographic groups. Half of Democrats (48%) would vote no, a plurality
> of Republicans (45%) would vote yes, and independents are split (43%
> no, 42% yes).
> Proponents of this measure—as well as the other propositions in the
> PPIC survey—have linked the outcome to economic recovery. Proposition
> 23’s advocates contend that AB 32 will cost the state large numbers of
> jobs in tough economic times, while opponents say the law encourages
> growth of green jobs. Asked what impact state actions to reduce global
> warming will have on jobs, a plurality (41%) of likely voters in the
> PPIC survey say the result will be more jobs, 24 percent say the
> number of jobs will not be affected, and 26 percent see fewer jobs as
> the result.
> An overwhelming majority (81%) of likely voters say the outcome of
> Proposition 23 is very important (45%) or somewhat important (36%) to
> them, with 53 percent of those who plan to vote yes and 45 percent of
> those who plan to vote no viewing the outcome as very important.
> Second, scary scenario is in the works as KPBS reported:
> "The last number I saw there are more than 40,600 people working in
> green and clean tech companies in San Diego and Imperial Counties,"
> said Jim Waring, chairman of CleanTECH San Diego.
> Waring said suspending AB 32 may send green tech investment money to
> other states or countries.
> "We talk to companies that move here because they see potential to
> grow their businesses here because we have this framework,” said
> Waring. “So if Proposition 23 were to pass, the air would go out of
> that balloon, if you will."
> One of those companies is Kai BioEnergy. The Hawaii company produces
> bio crude oil from micro-algae and has an office in San Diego.
> "We are here because California has always been on the leading edge of
> innovation and if California doesn't step up for the leadership,
> companies will innovate somewhere else," said Mario Larach, CEO of Kai
> That's exactly what worries CleanTECH's Waring.
> "I was talking to someone from Massachusetts last week and that's
> probably our biggest U.S. competitor for jobs,” said Waring. “And he
> tongue-in-cheek laughed and said 'Well, if Proposition 23 passes let
> everyone know we'll take the jobs in the clean and green technology
> that California will lose.'"
> Most of the funding for the Yes campaign comes from two large Texas
> oil companies, Valero and Tesoro.
> Let me know what you think about all of this and give us feed back on
> our facebook page RE the Next 500 EcoHub clip (http://www.youtube.com/
> Leave comments here:http://www.facebook.com/EcoHub
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