Six Californias Statement on Tesla Building Battery Plant in Nevada Instead of California

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Six Californias campaign released the following statement following the news that Tesla had decided to locate its new battery plant in Nevada instead of California.

“Today California has lost another opportunity to create more jobs, and improve our economic environment,” said Six Californias proponent Tim Draper said. “Losing Tesla to Nevada is just another reminder that our state needs change. California has high unemployment and the percentage of people living below the poverty line is steadily increasing. Our state needs a massive investment in infrastructure and a streamlined process to help grow and keep businesses.”

Draper added, “How much longer do we tolerate a monolithic, job losing California? We continue to live in the state ranked worst in the nation for business. Six Californias gives us a chance, a choice and a change—and more jobs.”

“Six Californias is our opportunity to solve the many problems we face today,” Draper noted. “Six Californias gives us an opportunity to create a better future for all 38 million of us. Six states that are more representative and accountable. Six states that embrace innovation and strive to improve the lives of residents. With Six Californias we can refresh our government. California is a beautiful place to live. Let's make it a great place to thrive.”

Six Californias is an initiative to create six states with responsive, local governments. The initiative takes California into new territory, one where Californians can choose not only their own representatives, but also their own government.

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