Thurs. 7/11: They are voting now. Start talking to Newsom now, phone and email.

“It’s a massive hijacking of the state of California.”
– Michael Aguirre, former city attorney of San Diego.

Action – The Assembly may have already voted. So head to Gov. Newsom’s corner and start there.

Earlier post here, includes background information and script for Limón.

Minimal script to Governor Newsom: We didn’t elect you to let PG&E’s lawyers stampede you like a newbie and lock us into a terrible energy deal. CA is supposed to lead the way on energy in this new century. This Wall St. bailout is a throwback to Enron’s energy endrun of 1996 and the corruption that followed. Stop this now. Do not sign this legislation.

Contact: Governor Gavin Newsom: CALL HIM at(916) 445-2841 and WRITE HIM at email.

(This is Indivisible Ventura’s email…Feel free to use your 6000 allowable characters in any reasonably-polite way you’d like. Use facts from our article and those of others.)

Dear Governor Newsom,
Please read our original message to our members in this link .
If AB-1054 were a good bill, it could stand the test of scrutiny. You did not give it time. You deliberately snuck it through during a holiday period, in a move that would make Mitch McConnell proud.
There were other options, if you had taken the time to clear your head from the entreaties, threats and empty promises of PG&E’s lawyers and lobbyists. Like any other bankruptcy, the company could have sold off other assets and re-organized. Legislators could have clipped off the bad bits and written good amendments. Instead, you delivered the citizens of your states to the tender mercies of Wall Street bankers, higher risks and a future of endless, unstoppable bonds.

Thurs. 7/11: Urgent! – Wall St. made a killing on the housing crash with our money. They can hardly wait for us to pass AB-1054. It’s time for us to win.

“It’s a massive hijacking of the state of California.”  

– Michael Aguirre, former city attorney of San Diego.

Action – Tell your assemblymembers the bandits are in charge of the stagecoach again and to vote “NO” on AB 1054. – Oh, and Gov. Newsom too! Voting today or tomorrow!

Governor Newsom has been cracking the whip to get AB 1054 – “Public utilities” wildfires, pushed through under “urgency” conditions. PG&E, who declared bankruptcy after the recent wildfires caused by years of their negligence, along with their lawyers and their Wall St. creditors are excited…shareholders and executives see a quick way to wriggle out of their problems. (PG&E surged 16%, the most since April 12! Edison was up as much as 2.6%!) Bad sign. We say “NO”. Too fast, no transparency, no time for amendments. This proposed legislation forces us, the ratepayers, to cover the costs of their negligence, removes safety protections, and opens us up to endless bonds with no voter input. Our legislators need to say “NO” and have the time necessary to fully examine the concepts of this bill, along with other ideas, like having PG&E sell off assets to repay victim compensation.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask the Assemblymember [___] to vote “NO” on AB 1054. This bill is a rushed second bailout of PG&E that gives them permission by default to pass liability costs on to ratepayers, rather than having to bear the costs of mismanagement themselves.

Contact: State Assemblymember Monique Limón (CA-37): SAC (916) 319-2037
Not your people?: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.

Minimal script to Governor Newsom: We didn’t elect you to let PG&E’s lawyers stampede you like a newbie and lock us into a terrible energy deal. CA is supposed to lead the way on energy in this new century. This Wall St. bailout is a throwback to Enron’s energy endrun of 1996 and the corruption that followed. Stop this now. Do not sign this legislation.

Contact: Governor Gavin Newsom: email(916) 445-2841

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