The coalition carries an unspoken appeal: The chance to visit California, or have Brown visit you, as he did Wednesday. Thomas Poreski, a green party member of parliament from Baden-Württemberg, said he followed Brown’s career from the 1970s, when he was governor the first time.
“He was the first known politician for me who cared about practical steps for improving the environment, the smog situation in California,” Poreski said as he waited to greet Brown. The German politician was a child then, but remembered it as a time of transition for his country, as it shifted from “quite a conservative, dissatisfied nation” to one that is more progressive on the environment. Sub-national organizations provide an example, he said, “for what governments can achieve.” Read more here: www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article183583516.html