There is a mailer reaching California’s voters titled Vote for a Greener California, with a label that says “Californians Vote Green.”
This mailer is deceptive. It says to vote for Proposition 16, the “PGE Initiative.” This is a paid endorsement, and is designed to trick people into thinking there is an environmental reason to vote for a proposition that actually keeps people from being able to buy green energy. The California Secretary of State’s website shows that PGE paid $40,000 to be part of this mailer: (While you’re there, look how much they paid for “Petition Circulating.”)
03/11/2010 CALIFORNIANS VOTE GREEN SLATE MAILER PAYMENT $40,000.00
Please do not be fooled by this mailer. Speak Out California recommends voting no on Proposition 16. It is a proposition that enforces PG&E’s monopoly if it passes.
Others have noticed this mailer. At Calitics see Warning: Fraudulent(?) Mailer, and Prop. 16, Slate Mailers, and Voting ‘Green’ at Infospigot.
I was incensed when I received the “Californians Vote Green” mailer. If they want to be “green”, they shouldn’t send mailers. Our landfill doesn’t need their “greening” of California.