Proposition 23 Discussion

Roundtable on Global Warming Initiative Oct. 21

Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Sustainability hosts a roundtable discussion on Proposition 23. The Nov. 2 ballot initiative would suspend state laws requiring reduced greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, until California’s unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent or less for four consecutive quarters. The event is open to the public free of charge. 


Tom Soto, co-founder and managing partner of Craton Equity Partners; Doug Haaland, chief consultant for the Water, Parks and Wildlife and Agriculture committees in the State Assembly Republican Caucus Office of Policy; Justin Tucker and Myungjung (MJ) Kwon, both Cal State Fullerton assistant professors of political science; and John Bock, professor of anthropology and director of the university's Center for Sustainability. 

Thursday, Oct. 21
7-8:30 p.m. 


Portola Pavilion, Titan Student Union

Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., 92831


Soto has experience in environmental issues from business and policy perspectives, including acting as an adviser to Presidents Obama and Clinton on environmental issues. Last December, he participated in President Obama’s White House Summit on Jobs and presented his position on how clean technology could contribute to the country’s economic recovery.

Haaland has a long career of public service involving policy related to natural resources. Among many positions in the Assembly and Senate, he has served as the principal consultant for the Assembly Republican Office of Policy to the Assembly Natural Resources and Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials committees, where he was responsible for the policy analysis and legislative discussions surrounding AB-32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 that established a comprehensive program of regulatory and market mechanisms to achieve quantifiable reductions of greenhouse gases. 

To reserve a seat or for more information, contact the Center for Sustainability at or 657-278-5064 

Media Contacts:

John Bock, Center for Sustainability, 657-278-5574,

Mimi Ko Cruz, Public Affairs, 657-278-7586,

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