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Consumer representatives, leading environmental, taxpayer, public safety and school groups urge you to Vote NO on Proposition 9.

Vote NO! Give lower costs and the rate cuts provided by competition and choice in the electric industry a chance to work.

CONSUMER ADVOCATE DAVID HOROWITZ spends his career unmasking consumer rip-offs. He says Proposition 9 won't work:

"There is no bailout. Their promise of a rate cut is bogus. This measure will result in higher utility bills. The way to cut our electric bills is with competition and choice."

THE CALIFORNIA ORGANIZATION OF POLICE AND SHERIFFS says "Vote No":

"Proposition 9 wipes out financing for $6 billion in previously sold bonds. Taxpayers will have to pick up the tab or we'll have to cut police, fire and other services."

THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION says kids will be hurt:

"Proposition 9 creates financial chaos that will undermine all the progress we've made in getting our schools back on track in recent years."

THE CALIFORNIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE says Proposition 9 won't work:

"Proposition 9 sacrifices reliable electric service for an uncertain future. We have a program to create competition and lower prices. They're trying to fix something that's not broken."

THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND and THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL are opposed to Proposition 9. They say, "It would lead to years of litigation and delay."

Vote NO in order to promote efficient, renewable and low-cost energy.

Join us. Vote NO on Proposition 9.

DAVID HOROWITZ
Host of "Fight Back with David Horowitz"

DON BROWN
President, California Organization of Police and Sheriffs (COPS)

MS. RUSTY HEROD
President, California School Employees Association

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