The Alliance's Role in Defeating PG&E's Prop 16

Thanks to the efforts of steering committee members, organizational members and volunteers, the Local Clean Energy Alliance played a key role in defeating Prop 16. Among other things, the Alliance:

  • Organized the meeting at which the statewide PAC was formed
  • Convened the Clean Power Healthy Communities conference at which the Prop 16 Regional Working group was formed
  • Convened and co-chaired the weekly conference calls for the Prop 16 Regional Working group 
  • Organized the March 17th rally at the CPUC
  • Vetted endorsements of the No on Prop 16 position
  • Secured dozens of endorsements including Senator Hancock
  • Created, distributed, and promoted the Films of
  • Convened the May Final Push Organizing meeting that brought together 25 advocates that had never been in the same room
  • Co-convened the May 25th Unity rally
  • Testified at the March 7th, May 20th, and June 7th CPUC hearings
  • Gave community education presentations to organizations
  • Put up signs in Oakland and Berkeley
  • Organized two phone banking sessions at our office (40 person-hours)
  • Wrote and got posted blog articles on Sustainablog, Ella Baker Center, and Oakland Local
  • Got Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond to pass resolutions against Prop 16
  • Maintained an informative No on Prop 16 web presence at our site
  • Promoted No on 16 through Facebook and Twitter 
  • Appeared on two radio interviews