The Alliance for a Better California
The Alliance for a Better California is a coalition of nearly 2.5 million teachers, firefighters, nurses, police officers, health care workers and average, every day people who are devoting our careers to helping others. We stand united in opposing the damaging agenda that Governor Schwarzenegger is advancing in his November 8th Special Election, and have joined together to defeat the measures he and his allies have placed on the ballot.
Alliance supporting two measures on the ballot that will help everyday Californians, providing real prescription drug relief to consumers, and preventing energy blackouts in the future.
Proposition: "The Cheaper Prescription Drugs for Californians Act."
Sponsored by consumer, senior, and health organizations, this proposition would provide deeper, enforceable discounts to twice as many Californians. This proposition would use the purchasing power of the state of California to negotiate the best price for up to ten million Californians, who now pay more than anybody else in the world for prescription drugs. Proposition saves taxpayers money by reducing prescription drug costs by 50% or more, and ensuring that more people can afford needed medications now, rather than get more expensive care later.
Proposition: The "Affordable Electricity and Preventing Blackouts Act."
This is a common-sense consumer initiative that will help prevent energy blackouts and massive fraud by unregulated private energy producers like Enron. It will override the failed energy deregulation policies, put utilities back in the business of serving the public, and encourage development of more renewable energy sources. The ultimate result will be more affordable energy for all Californians.