Target: Jerry Brown, Governor of California
Goal: Protect the program that gives low income citizens state subsidies to purchase electric cars.
California’s program to subsidize electric cars for low income residents is in danger of being canceled. This program has provided 150,000 low and zero emission cars in the past seven years and the demand for these vehicles is still at thousands per month.
This program is crucial to areas like Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley where pollution runs rampant. The pollution in these communities is dangerous to both the environment and to human health. Urge Governor Brown to continue his support for the program and protect the health of California’s most vulnerable citizens.
In the communities where the program was active, reducing pollution is paramount. One of these communities, the San Joaquin Valley, is the most polluted place in America and the contaminants there take a serious toll on its residents. Health dangers of long term exposure to pollution include emphysema, asthma, bronchitis, and possibly cancer. One local resident, Carmen Perez, was hospitalized for a fever and throat infection. She stated that, “We [her and her children] all get coughs and other problems. A lot of phlegm.”
The program’s contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is also crucial to the fight against global warming. Since the middle of the 20th century, greenhouse gasses have been the primary cause of visible climate change. Climate change causes a host of negative environmental effects including stronger hurricanes and increased drought.
To safeguard public health and the environment it depends on, California will have to reinstate its clean car subsidy program. Call on Governor Brown to persist in his efforts toward keeping the program and guarantee a healthier California.
Dear Governor Brown,
California’s program to provide subsidies for low income buyers to purchase electric cars must continue. It is a great initiative that has made 150,000 low and zero emission cars available in the past seven years. It prevents global warming and provides crucial health benefits in communities where cutting pollution is critical. Continue to fight for this program and ensure that all Californians have access to safe, breathable air.
In the communities where this program was active, reducing pollution is important to the public health. One such community, San Joaquin Valley, is the most polluted place in America. Because of this, people there are subject to diseases like emphysema, asthma, bronchitis, and possibly cancer.
In addition, the clean car subsidy program reduces greenhouse gasses and is thereby crucial to combating global warming. Greenhouse gases have been the primary cause of global warming since the middle of the 20th century. Global warming in turn causes a variety of environmental problems such as stronger hurricanes and droughts like the one that has plagued California.
The clean car subsidies maintain the health of Californians and their environment by preventing harmful contaminants from entering the air. Take action to protect the program and the citizens it keeps healthy.
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