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You’ve heard it before – "the green economy is here" and "green jobs are on the way!" But, now, more than ever, jobs of any kind are hard to find.

While it may be true that green jobs are fewer and farther between than once anticipated, at this moment California has a crucial opportunity to create jobs in the green economy. Which is why we need you to contact the state legislature to support Governor Brown’s plan to renew and reform the Public Goods Charge before it expires next week.

The Public Goods Charge is something we all currently pay as part of our gas and electric bill, and on average amounts to a dollar or two per month. Set to expire in 2011, this important fund has been re-worked by the Governor to go directly towards jobs in our communities and energy savings in our homes. Learn more about the Governor’s proposal.

Without your action, our state legislators may let this important fund expire, taking money directly out of our backyards. Let Sacramento know you are excited by the Governor’s plan to create jobs – and that they should support the Public Goods Charge renewal. Together, we will build a California economy that both restores the planet and creates prosperity for our communities.

For people and planet before profits.

Letter to
State Senator Gloria Mcleod
State Senator Ronald Calderon
State Senator Lou Correa
and 1 other
State Senator Carol Liu
As a California resident deeply concerned with the current economic and environmental crises I urge the state legislature implement the Governor's reform and renewal of the Public Goods Charge. We cannot afford to miss this rare opportunity to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in our communities at no additional cost to taxpayers or the state.

Set to expire in 2011, this important fund has been re-worked by the Governor to go directly towards jobs in our communities and energy savings to our homes. In fact, of the estimated $400 million dollars annually, Governor Brown's plan calls for every dime to be spent in a way that maximizes job creation, focusing particular attention to the residencies and jobs within low-income communities.

At a time when the state seems to do nothing but cut investment, this creative use of existing funds would be a much-needed relief to everyday people. Please join the Governor in fighting for jobs and health by supporting the Public Goods Charge reform and renewal.