President Clinton Endorses Proposal 3

EAST LANSING – Former President Bill Clinton today endorsed Proposal 3 and called on Michigan voters to approve the plan that will create Michigan jobs and rein in high energy costs. 

“Proposal 3 is Michigan’s best opportunity this year to jumpstart the state’s economy by creating 94,000 jobs and increasing the use of renewable energy,” Clinton said. “Proposal 3 invests in Michigan’s future so that it won’t get left behind by the 30 other states that are already creating new clean energy jobs and lowering consumers’ electricity costs. That’s why I’m so proud to endorse Proposal 3.” 

Proposal 3 will require that 25 percent of Michigan’s electricity come from wind, solar, biomass or hydropower by 2025. A study by Michigan State University determined it will create at least 74,000 Michigan jobs that can’t be outsourced. If Michigan’s manufacturing talent and know-how are factored in, 94,000 Michigan jobs will be created.

“We are extremely proud President Clinton has endorsed Proposal 3 because it will create 94,000 Michigan jobs, rein in skyrocketing energy costs and reduce dangerous pollution that threatens our Great Lakes and our public health,” said Mark Fisk, spokesman for Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs, the campaign supporting Proposal 3. “During his hugely successful presidency and now with the Clinton Global Initiative, President Clinton knows first-hand how clean, renewable energy can create jobs, reduce energy costs and move the economy forward.”

More information about Proposal 3 can be found at www.mienergymijobs.com

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