Good friend of Elon Musk, Warriors owner, and early TSLA investor, Chamath Palihapatiya is running to replace soon to be recalled Democratic governor Gavin Newsom after dining indoor during a pandemic.
My local paper: https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/01/24/case-for-a-newsom-recall-continues-to-grow
California’s independent streak is alive and Chamath’s platform is as follows:
0% State Tax - “We can cut taxes to 0% from 16% and drive growth which will increase the state's revenue from $15B to $30B.”
$70,000 Teacher Salary - “Our most valuable resource is education. Teachers deserve a minimum of $70k to educate our future”
Global Center for Tech & Climate Jobs - “Technological innovation is crucial to creating change. Let's make California the global center of all tech & climate jobs by realigning our incentives rather than pushing them away.”
Free School Vouchers - “I'll give students a free voucher to pick any school they want to attend.
Education is a human right in the U.S. and our children should be able to choose where they receive it.”
No Student Loans - “We have over 1.6 TRILLION dollars of student debt. The ISA model realigns the incentives of universities & students. CA will guarantee ISAs so you don’t have to get student loans ever again.”
$2,000 for Every New Child Born in CA -“If we want California to remain as the technological hub of the world, we have to encourage more people to settle down & live here.”
When viewed through the lens of whether something will accelerate the advent of sustainable energy, my vote as a California citizen will be to recall Gavin Newsom and I am supporting, Chamath for Governor.