BlueGreen Alliance: September Job Numbers Confirm California Can’t Afford Proposition 23

After the release of the California unemployment statistics for September, BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster said the state could not afford to turn away the good clean energy jobs AB32 will create.

October 22, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – After the release of the California unemployment statistics for September showing the state lost an additional 33,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate holding at 12.4 percent, BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster issued the following statement:

“Today’s unemployment statistics clearly show that Californians simply can’t afford to turn away the good clean energy jobs that continue to grow in the state. Proposition 23 will kill jobs in California and will ensure that good clean energy jobs instead head overseas to countries like China that are heavily investing in the clean energy economy and reaping the jobs that come with it.

“Clean energy is one of the few bright spots in our economy. We urge voters to support jobs on November 2 by voting no on Proposition 23. A no vote means we will continue to grow California’s economy and create good, safe jobs, while addressing climate change and our dependence on foreign oil.”

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Paid for by the BlueGreen Alliance Committee Against Proposition 23 Supported by Labor Unions and Environmentalists