Thank you so much for your activism. Tonight at 1 am, AB 724, the $3.6 billion energy tax extension was defeated by BIPARTISAN opposition! We were joined in opposition by Senator Rod Wright of an inner city Los Angeles district, Lou Correa of northern Orange
County and Lois Wolk of Davis – a particularly courageous position given that she represents a very pro-green district. I don’t believe any Republicans voted
yes, although a few did not vote.
I hope you understand what you have done. This was considered an uphill and nearly impossible fight from the beginning. They put it to a vote twice, hoping to change some votes for the second round. They failed to get even close to a 2/3 majority with us having Democrats on our side.
If there ever were supermen and superwomen, they are you.
However know that our opponents will be back before the end of the year to push through the same exact policy in SBX1 28 and SBX1 29 of the extraordinary session. THEY now have the uphill fight with so many representatives now on record against the tax extension. I will be in communication with you as those bills develop.
But for now, our activism has made a difference and our government worked the way it should.
Thank you. I appreciate you more than I can express.