Powerful New Endorsements!

It is a great honor to announce that Steven Pinker has joined climate scientists James Hansen, Tom Wigley, and Kerry Emanuel, as well as Steve McCormick, former CEO of The Nature Conservancy, conservation science pioneer Michelle Marvier, and co-founder of the environmental justice movement, Norris McDonald, in endorsing me for governor of California.

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Michael Shellenberger
I am strongly pro-immigrant & no fan of Jeff Sessions. But when it comes to California's implementation of sanctuary laws, he’s right: they’re a threat to public safety

I am strongly pro-immigrant rights, a progressive Democrat, and no fan of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But when it comes to the way California is implementing its sanctuary laws, he’s right: they’re a threat to the safety of the public in general and to immigrants in particular.

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Michael Shellenberger
James Hansen, Steven Pinker, Nobel & Pulitzer Prize Winners Urge Inclusion of Michael Shellenberger in California Gubernatorial Debates

A distinguished group of scientists and scholars have today sent an open letter urging that I be included in California’s upcoming gubernatorial debates.

Signers of the letter include the climate scientist James Hansen, Harvard author Steven Pinker, winners of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, and other concerned citizens.

In their letter they point out that a recent poll finds that I have higher name recognition than Delaine Eastin and Travis Allen, both who have been included in past debates.

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Michael Shellenberger
If we are to save nuclear power — including Diablo Canyon — we must never surrender

Our success won’t come quickly, or easily, but it will come.  In just two years we’ve won important victories in New York, Illinois, South Korea, Connecticut, and France, and fresh victories could soon arrive in New Jersey, Taiwan, and Spain.  Places like California and Germany will almost certainly take longer.

Throughout history, advocates of good causes have faced longer odds than ours, persevered, and triumphed. We can take inspiration from them. We must use every ethical and legal tool at our disposal.

And we must never surrender.

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Michael Shellenberger
California for All

I was raised believing that the Democratic party was the party of the common people, not the powerful; the party of FDR and JFK, and technological progress; and the party of the Enlightenment dream of prosperity, liberty, and justice for all.

But in California, and too often nationally, the Democrats have sided with the powerful against the people; with big oil, big real estate, and big unions over poor people, middle class people, renters, Millennials, and most anyone who would like to one day own a home here.

Too often Democrats blame Republicans for everything when, as California shows, Democrats mess up, too.

But that’s reason for me to fight for the Democratic Party, not abandon it.

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Michael Shellenberger