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California Election Special: Propositions 19 & 23

This week on Sea Change Radio, our California Election Special. All eyes are trained on the most populous state in the union as it votes on two separate measures with far-reaching environmental implications.

First we’ll explore Prop 19, the ballot measure that would provide for the control and regulation of marijuana – people have heard many of the arguments for legalization, but Sea Change Radio takes a sustainability perspective on the issue and talks with the bill’s sponsor Tom Ammiano and NORML Executive Director, Allen St. Pierre.

Next, Sea Change Radio host Alex Wise speaks with Van Jones, who has been active in the No on 23 campaign. Learn about Prop 23 and why so many in California are trying to stop Texas oil from determining the state’s climate future.

California’s Prop. 23 – A State Measure With Global Implications

When it comes to legitimate, progressive climate change policy, the U.S. has certainly dropped the ball on the global stage. In 2006, California began a bid to reverse this trend with Assembly Bill 32 – the Global Warming Solutions Act, that aggressively tries to address the climate crisis. Since California is the nation’s most populous state and the world’s 8th largest economy, its leadership on climate change can have a far-reaching impact. But the Global Warming Solutions Act is under attack. This Fall, Californians will vote on Proposition 23, a ballot initiative designed to reverse themeasures of the 2006 climate law.

This week on Sea Change Radio, we take an in-depth look at Proposition 23. We hear from LA Times environmental reporter, Margot Roosevelt and speak to activists and legislators working to to defeat Prop. 23, including No On 23 spokesman, Steve Maviglio, California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and Democracy For America‘s Janet Stromberg.

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