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Ash Kalra (USA CA)
|Ash Kalra (USA CA)|
|Start Edit Date:||2017/01/26|
|End Edit Date:||2017/02/09|
|Office:||CA State Assemblymember|
|Official Gov Site:||https://a27.asmdc.org/|
Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia
Ash Kalra has spoken in favor of climate change action, especially on the local level, stating that California has “to stand out as the shining example in our nation. We don’t need to wait for Washington, D.C.” (1). As the chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), he helped “pass a Climate Action Plan to set a process to achieve aggressive state greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals” (2).
1. Jennifer Wadsworth. "Rising Seas, Federal Inaction and Donald Trump Turn Climate Change into a Local Issue." San Jose Inside. December 8, 2016. http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2016/12/08/how-rising-seas-government-squabbling-turned-climate-change-into-a-local-issue/
2. Campaign website. Issues page. http://www.ashkalra.com/issues/environment Accessed January 9, 2017.
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1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?
From Ash Kalra’s campaign website: “We need to move away from the dirty fossil fuels we have been relying upon since the 19th Century, and move towards 21st Century clean energy to protect our environment, invigorate our innovation economy and preserve our planet for a sustainable future for generations to come.” http://www.ashkalra.com/issues/environment
2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?
Ash Kalra was Chair of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and as such helped “pass a Climate Action Plan to set a process to achieve aggressive state greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.” http://www.ashkalra.com/issues/environment
Automatically Generated Legislative Actions
AB 378 Greenhouse gases, criteria air pollutants, and toxic air contaminants.
Ash was coauthor of AB 378.
AB 618 Local Agency Public Construction Act: job order contracting: school districts: community college districts.
- Ash voted yea (in favor of AB 618 LOW Assembly Third Reading).
In an article on the importance of local action on climate change, Ash Kalra was quoted as saying, “California’s role is more important than it’s ever been...we have to stand out as the shining example in our nation. We don’t need to wait for Washington, D.C.” And “We already have been. Environmental issues are inherently local anyway. Every decision that we make, from the cars that we drive to the food that we eat, has a cumulative impact on the climate.”
Jennifer Wadsworth, "Rising Seas, Federal Inaction and Donald Trump Turn Climate Change into a Local Issue", December 8, 2016, San Jose Inside, http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2016/12/08/how-rising-seas-government-squabbling-turned-climate-change-into-a-local-issue/
Automatically captured tweets7
Today's going to be scorching hot in San José & much of California, so, know how you can reduce your energy usage!… https://t.co/3SuvvYJ1us<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/903681140866768896/status/ Fri Sep 01 18:09:08 +0000 2017</a>
POTUS: "...I had a lot more energy in our second debate. I felt really well rested after the nice, long nap I had in the first debate." Ha!<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/259196404138930177/status/ Fri Oct 19 07:36:53 +0000 2012</a>
Spoke at Business Forum on Community Choice Energy hosted by @Cisco organized by Center for Climate Protection. http://t.co/0rjVafuGOA<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/655089418496159744/status/ Fri Oct 16 18:34:22 +0000 2015</a>
Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral since 1985, most of that loss occurring in the last decade! Climate change is not a joke.<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/255709281796644864/status/ Tue Oct 09 16:40:18 +0000 2012</a>
Check me out on @SeaChangeRadio - "Global and Local Generations of Energy": Empower Playgrounds + @Ash_Kalra http://t.co/yyxPyuyBbr<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/403264820062859264/status/ Wed Nov 20 20:53:20 +0000 2013</a>
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District just made history by unanimously passing a Regional Climate Protection Strategy Resolution!<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/398169566406144000/status/ Wed Nov 06 19:26:36 +0000 2013</a>
For years, I've been a huge proponent of San José Community Choice Energy & now we're biggest city in CA with CCE! https://t.co/mhuOmMecKs<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/864627568368013313/status/ Tue May 16 23:44:10 +0000 2017</a>
@VTA 66 right on time! Now, I'm @PhilzCoffee then speaking to a class @SJSU re: climate change before Council meeting http://t.co/436a65tyiw<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/466242636282462208/status/ Tue May 13 15:44:41 +0000 2014</a>
Do you agree that we should put politics aside to mobilize against global warming?! @MobilizeClimate https://t.co/oXjJe6cbY8 via @Reuters<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/712147397749514241/status/ Tue Mar 22 05:22:25 +0000 2016</a>
About to speak before the Jewish Community Relations Council Board on the Bay Area Climate Action Plan & other environmental priorities!<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/446480458637770752/status/ Thu Mar 20 02:56:51 +0000 2014</a>
@HBO Vice episode on Global Warming. The climate deniers have conference funded by coal & oil. These people are accessories to catastrophe.<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/575174582287515648/status/ Tue Mar 10 06:01:21 +0000 2015</a>
Warm welcome from @CarlGuardino & some context from @nbcbayarea political analyst Larry Gerston to kickoff SVLG CEO Business Climate Summit!<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/441246376538537984/status/ Wed Mar 05 16:18:28 +0000 2014</a>
This @Bloom_Energy unit produces over 500K KWs with zero air pollutants! Amazing! https://t.co/4iYQBbM9cQ<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/837748970411565056/status/ Fri Mar 03 19:38:13 +0000 2017</a>
It was great to tour Bloom Energy & have a conversation with CEO @DrKRSridhar about how we can bring more efficient… https://t.co/2FqUgymaWi<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/837747904202747904/status/ Fri Mar 03 19:33:59 +0000 2017</a>
Congress just passed the Climate Change and Energy Bill!! An important step in putting the past 8 years of denial behind us.<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/2351512243/status/ Fri Jun 26 23:12:06 +0000 2009</a>
Congress just passed the Climate Hange and Energy Bill!! An important step in putting the past 8 years of denial behind us.<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/2351500124/status/ Fri Jun 26 23:11:05 +0000 2009</a>
Horrible to see devastation & loss of life in West Virginia floods. Being called once in 1,000 years event. #climatechange #extremeweather<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/746552113220640769/status/ Sat Jun 25 03:54:28 +0000 2016</a>
It was absolutely amazing having Netroots Nation in San José! This was the largest one yet & progressive energy & ideas were flowing! #nn13<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/348931507693432832/status/ Sun Jun 23 22:32:08 +0000 2013</a>
Thank you Climate Mobilization for your work in organizing people against climate change. I am honored to sign the pledge! @MobilizeClimate<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/627217739745095680/status/ Fri Jul 31 20:42:16 +0000 2015</a>
Great meeting with the Silicon Valley Climate Alliance on state legislation and an upcoming townhall! Stay tuned! https://t.co/VfwZf9kq3Q<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/890999519470510080/status/ Fri Jul 28 18:16:54 +0000 2017</a>
Today, I joined Assembly Member @KansenChu & Senator @Jimbealljr at ribbon-cutting of ReFuel Energy Partners renewa… https://t.co/3EWjq6ugwU<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/890333963541135362/status/ Wed Jul 26 22:12:13 +0000 2017</a>
SB 100 will be a critical piece of legislation to move us to a renewable energy future for all communities! 💯 #SB100 https://t.co/560Zuh3Wan<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/885550635512283136/status/ Thu Jul 13 17:24:58 +0000 2017</a>
Can't stop. Won't stop. California doesn't need the White House to continue our movement to combat climate change! https://t.co/hUCRsxSkkf<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/883727171306504193/status/ Sat Jul 08 16:39:11 +0000 2017</a>
Sarah Palin is supporting Trump and, apparently, has expressed interest in being appointed Secretary of Energy. Seriously? #drillbabydrill<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/689604971143114752/status/ Wed Jan 20 00:26:52 +0000 2016</a>
RT @tedlieu: Either @realDonaldTrump doesn't understand the science behind climate change, or he is intentionally misleading the American p…<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/946562961782358018/status/ Fri Dec 29 02:06:11 +0000 2017</a>
Proud of Chair @RobBonta & API Legislative Caucus for unanimously voting for SB 32 to continue CA's leadership to fight climate change!<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/768490629328347136/status/ Wed Aug 24 16:50:18 +0000 2016</a>
San Jose adds @Ygrene_CA to list of approved Property Assessed Clean Energy(PACE) financing programs. Now is time for clean energy upgrades!<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/633771572474437634/status/ Tue Aug 18 22:44:52 +0000 2015</a>
Over the years, I've strongly pushed for Community Choice Energy & now San Jose is the largest CA city with one! https://t.co/mhuOmMecKs<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/895099710582571008/status/ Wed Aug 09 01:49:35 +0000 2017</a>
Great, enthusiastic crowd at the @Peoples_Climate March San Jose! #climatemarchsj https://t.co/FjABBHO6Pj<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/858399984521228288/status/ Sat Apr 29 19:17:59 +0000 2017</a>
Bay Area Air Quality Management District leads the nation in unanimously passing 10-point Climate Action Work Program! @SpareTheAir #baaqmd<a href="https://twitter.com/Ash_Kalra/status/451420766609764353/status/ Wed Apr 02 18:07:52 +0000 2014</a>
Other relevant and significant information.
Ash Kalra is the first Indian-American assemblymember. He took the Climate Mobilization pledge as a San Jose council member. https://twitter.com/ash_kalra/status/627217739745095680. He was the first elected official to do so. (Climate Mobilization video cued to his pledge taking https://youtu.be/q5V1avrmTMI?t=1m44s ) (The pledge: http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/sign_the_pledge )