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|About||Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is a nonprofit organization working to achieve a sustainable population.|
|Mission||Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) works to formulate and advance policies and programs designed to stabilize the population of California, the U.S. and the world at levels which will preserve the environment and a good quality of life for all.|
Out-of-control population growth threatens the California Dream.
California is one of the greatest places on Earth. The climate is moderate in large areas of the state; environmental treasures abound, and the unique California lifestyle is admired worldwide. So, it’s easy to understand why so many people want to live here.
During the last 40 years, more than 20 million people moved to California. That has doubled the state’s population to nearly 40 million. Such a rapid increase in population has put major strains on California.
More population growth has meant more pollution, more degradation of our environmental treasures, more traffic, overcrowded schools, higher taxes, longer waits at emergency rooms and more job competition. While these population-oriented strains are more pronounced in California, the changes are occurring all across America.
Concerned Californians rise to the challenge.
That’s why a concerned group of California environmentalists, doctors, lawyers, professors, writers and surfers banded together in 1986 to start Californians for Population Stabilization. They saw the California Dream – and along with it, the American Dream – slipping away. It was important to them that future generations of Americans have the same opportunities they had. They wanted to save some California – and some America – for their children and grandchildren.
Today, CAPS has grown into one of the largest member-based population stabilization organizations in the state with influence and members beyond California. A leader in the movement for a sustainable population, CAPS has continued its mission to help Californians and other Americans understand the consequences of out-of-control population growth so that our leaders can develop informed and appropriate policies to ensure we save some America for future generations. A nonprofit organization, CAPS is dedicated to a bipartisan approach to population stabilization.
California has challenges. CAPS has common sense