FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2022 Steven Maviglio | (916) 607-8340 | firstname.lastname@example.org ICYMI: Three investigative reports over the past few days have pulled back the curtains from the funders of the No on Prop …
Despite the Bay Area’s eco-friendly reputation, donors from the region are bankrolling the campaign against Proposition 30, which would raise taxes on the wealthiest Californians to speed up the state’s transition to electric cars. 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.
Climate change in California isn’t a future threat; we are already dealing with extreme drought and destructive wildfires. We need to slow global warming, and to do so we must greatly reduce emissions from passenger cars and trucks. In California, these vehicles produce more than one quarter of the state’s human-caused emissions, more than agriculture and commercial and residential buildings combined.
Bakersfield environmental, political, and labor leaders gathered Thursday night to kick off their campaign efforts for Proposition 30.
Supporters call it the “Clean Cars and Clean Air Act,” and they say after decades of breathing polluted air, Kern County residents deserve to breathe air that won’t make their children sick and shorten the lives of their parents and grandparents.
Lyft and other Prop. 30 supporters acknowledge the company’s drivers could receive financial help. But that is because they are Californians, not because they work for Lyft. The proposition does not explicitly mention the company, or its drivers.
Political ad season is in full force. You may have seen pushes for Prop 30, a tax increase on people making more than $2 million per year — to fund climate programs. Prop 30 has also won endorsements from most of California’s Democratic establishment — state and local chapters of the party, plus mayors of LA, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.
Proposition 30, if approved, will raise the income tax rate by 1.75% on individuals and couples earning more than $2 million annually to fund California’s electric vehicle rollout and wildfire response.