Transform: Cap and Trade Auction Proceeds Workshop

The State of California is holding the first of its hearings on how to invest revenues from the state’s landmark greenhouse gas cap-and-trade auction. Join TransForm and our allies in calling for these revenues to be invested in real transportation choices including expanded public transit, increasing biking and walking, and ensuring affordable and accessible housing.

You can let our leaders know that you want this new revenue source invested in these priorities and making our communities healthier and prosperous.

For more information, contact our Cap-and-Trade Campaign Manager Ryan Wiggins

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