Just got off the phone with Joel Francis – he’s issued an incredible debate challenge to the Koch Brothers. Please read his note, watch his video, and help get his story out. – Whit
My name’s Joel Francis. Last week I challenged oilman Charles Koch to debate Proposition 23, a ballot measure he’s funding to wreck California’s clean energy economy.
I told him that if they didn’t show up in California for a debate, I’d come to his doorstep at Koch Industries headquarters in Wichita, Kansas — and I’m keeping my promise.
This Tuesday I’m going to Wichita to tell the Koch Brothers to stop polluting our politics, and I want to bring your signature of support with me.
I’m proud that California is leading the country towards a clean energy economy, and I just don’t understand what right the Koch Brothers and two Texas oil companies have meddling in our state’s environmental policy. That’s why I decided to challenge them.
It’s important that we challenge them all over the country — they aren’t just funding this work in California. All across the country they’re polluting politics with their dirty energy money and buying elections.
I know I’m not alone in this pursuit. Across the country ordinary people have been standing up to corporate polluters and leading the drive to the clean energy economy. With only 8 days until the election, it’s essential we all get involved. Here in California we’re organizing dozens of events to get out the youth vote for clean energy, and I hope you’re doing the same in your community.
Power Vote California
Former Student Body President
California State University, Los Angeles