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Sierra Club California's 2012 Legislative Report Card
Every year, after the legislature goes home for the season, Sierra Club California staff analyze legislative votes and figure out who has been good and who has been, well, not so good on the environment.
Scores look better this year than they did in 2011. While in 2011 only one legislator earned a 100 percent score, this year seven legislators earned a perfect score. Additionally, many legislators raised their scores.
The governor also improved his score based on bills he signed and vetoed. In 2011, his score was just 55 percent. This year, he raised that to 73 percent.
You helped make these scores better by sending many, many emails, letters and phone messages to elected officials, telling them how you wanted them to vote on key legislation.
Also, thanks to you, many Club-endorsed candidates succeeded in their efforts to get elected to the legislature this month. You can see a full list of our endorsees' status and the outcome of the propositions on which we took position by going to the elections page on our website: http://sierraclubcalifornia.org/ca-elections/
The scorecard and the election prove once more how valuable and important grassroots activism is for California's environment.
Kathryn Phillips, Director
Sierra Club California
Sierra Club California is the Sacramento-based legislative and regulatory advocacy arm of the 13 California chapters of the Sierra Club.