Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Small Business California Opposes Proposition 23

Please see below press release indicating Small Business California's opposition to Proposition 23. We know this is controversial but given our strong support of AB 32 and our efforts to help small businesses reduce their energy use and cost through programs like On Bill Financing we felt it important to take this position.

We also feel there are tremendous opportunities for small business to drive research and development and small business job creation.

Small Business California Opposes Proposition 23

SACRAMENTO – Small Business California (SB-Cal) today announced its opposition to Proposition 23, the November ballot measure that would repeal California's clean energy and air pollution standards.

“Pulling the rug out from under businesses by dismantling the state’s roadmap to a clean energy future will not only hinder our economy, but will create an environment of uncertainty for small businesses who employ millions of Californians,” said Hank Ryan, Executive Director of Small Business California. “By repealing our clean energy standards, we would be putting thousands of jobs at risk and drive up costs for small businesses, while discouraging innovation and investments. California cannot afford Proposition 23.”

Small Business California is a proactive, non-partisan business advocacy organization whose only agenda is the well being of California small businesses. Working for all California small businesses for a better business environment, SB-Cal is responsive to the needs of California small business owners.

“Small businesses are the backbone of California’s economy. All innovation has left the shop of a small business and resulted in vast changes in the lives of millions,” said Steve Maviglio from the No on Proposition 23 campaign. “We are proud to have small business owners join our mission in exposing the deceptive Texas oil companies’ dirty energy proposition for what it truly is: an effort to unravel the state’s clean energy economy.”

Other business entities that officially oppose Proposition 23 are: Google, Bay Area Council, Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco and Greater San Fernando Valley Chambers of Commerce, LosAngeles Business Council, Virgin America, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Warner Bros.
Entertainment, Inc., and hundreds of small business owners.

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

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