California Environmental Voters Statement on Climate Investments in the State Budget

Press Release
January 10, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Sarah Hersh-Walker, 510-759-2921, [email protected]

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) released the following statement today in response to the Governor’s proposed budget.

Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, California Environmental Voters:

“We applaud Governor Newsom for raising the bar with his proposed budget on how we approach the climate crisis holistically and for increasing the state’s overall focus on this urgent crisis.

These are beginning to be the numbers we need to see in California to take this crisis seriously. It should be exciting to all of us that we are starting to see the urgency of the climate crisis reflected in our state budget.

This proposal also increases the state’s integration of climate mitigation and adaptation into all other sectors to address what’s already happening and protect us from the worst impacts of climate change.

Looking ahead, we know that we need these investments to be frontloaded. We need the boldest and most integrated efforts now to make sure we have achieved the progress that is scientifically necessary by 2030.

In the coming months, there will be areas where we will be focusing our time and attention – and hope that the Governor and members of the Legislature will do so as well. This includes:

We celebrate the holistic health, jobs, and equity-focused approach to this proposed budget. Now, we must all work to make sure that the details and scale of these investments end up as bold, aggressive, and equitable as ever for all Californians.”

California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at www.envirovoters.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. See more press releases.

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