Three investigative reports over the past few days have pulled back the curtains from the funders of the No on Prop 30 campaign.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 10, 2022

Steven Maviglio | (916) 607-8340 | steven.maviglio@gmail.com

ICYMI: Three investigative reports over the past few days have pulled back the curtains from the funders of the No on Prop 30 campaign. All three found opposition to the measure is being bankrolled by billionaire, GOP and anti-union “Govern for California” donors – along with a few other surprising twists. Notably:

  • POLITICO reports that multi-billion dollar lumber conglomerates, including Sierra Pacific Industries, are pouring money into the campaign to defeat the clean air/wildfire prevention initiative. The likely reason, notes the article: the lumber barons are profiting heavily from salvage logging operations that occur after wildfires. From the report: “This makes no sense,” notes Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin, who said she supports Prop 30 in part because it could help minimize the type of severe wildfire that has ravaged her community and burned down her own home. “This is exactly what we need.”
  • CALMATTERS revealed “‘billionaires (are) finding a way to avoid taxes with a donation — while contributing to a measure that would make them pay higher taxes’….According to campaign finance numbers filed with the state at the end of September, ‘No on 30’ has taken in a little more than $2.3 million worth of corporate equities this year. As financial portfolios go, it’s heavy on tech, pharmaceuticals and, yes, even fossil fuel investments.”
  • The San Francisco Chronicle headlined its investigation published Sunday “Wealthy Bay Area residents fuel effort to defeat California’s ballot measure on electric cars.” Notes the article: “Opponents of the measure have raised more than $14 million so far. They include some of San Francisco and Silicon Valley’s most well-known billionaires, venture capitalists, CEOs and developers.” Billionaires are doing everything and anything to stop the Clean Air Initiative – and reporters are on to it.

Billionaires are doing everything and anything to stop the Clean Air Initiative – and reporters are on to it.

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