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Although still in its infancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute has already generated extensive media coverage in connection with its mission and activities.

Political Insider: Schwarzenegger backs plan to ‘terminate gerrymandering’

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said this week he wants to “terminate gerrymandering” in every state and bashed the Michigan Republican Party for trying to “mislead people” about a redistricting initiative he is endorsing.The movie star turned politician best known for his recurring movie role as The Terminator is backing a potential Michigan ballot proposal from Voters Not Politicians that would create a citizen commission to redraw political boundaries every decade. The Detroit News

Arnold Schwarzenegger challenges President Trump on Earth’s future

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Austrian World Summit on Climate Change, sponsored by R20, a global nonprofit organisation created by Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The summit brought together political, business, and academic leaders to discuss renewable energy, the environment and health, waste treatment, natural disasters, climate change, and other topics. Wales Online

Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Politicians, Not Kids, Should Be Held In ‘Cage

Arnold Schwarzenegger says if anyone should be held in “cages,” it’s politicians who aren’t doing their jobs — and not innocent children. The former California governor took to Twitter on Tuesday to weigh in on the border crisis facing the Trump administration and their “zero tolerance” immigration policy that’s led to thousands of children being separated from their parents. Huffington Post

Finding a new way? A group of California Republicans looks to recast the party

California Republicans working toward what they believe will be the restoration of their party have launched a website. Led by Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, andsupported by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, New Way California is pushing for moderate policies they say were originated by former President Ronald Reagan. SacBee

Arnold Schwarzenegger weighs in on partisan districts punt: ‘It is a call to action’

After the Supreme Court punted sidestepped on a potentially historic ruling about partisan election districts, Arnold Schwarzenegger characterized it as a clarion call. "While I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen not to decide on the merits of extreme partisan gerrymandering for now, it is not the end of the war for fair districts," he wrote Monday in a Facebook post. "It is a call to action. K5News

Don’t listen to the establishment critics. California’s open primary works.

We’re from different parties, we don’t agree on every issue, and we don’t bench-press the same amount — yet. But when it comes to California’s open primary system, where the two candidates who get the most votes advance to the general election, regardless of their political party, we see eye to eye: That current system, in place since 2012, works best because it puts the voters first. By Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ro KhannaWashington Post

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Westime Raise Record Funds For After-School All-Stars

Earlier this month, legendary actor and former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger welcomed philanthropic guests from around the world at his Los Angeles residence for the sixth annual After-School All-Stars (ASAS) fundraiser. The Western-themed event, co-hosted by Schwarzenegger and Westime’s John and Greg Simonian, raised a whopping $2.2 million in support of ASAS’ mission of helping disadvantaged children excel in and outside the classroom. Haute Time

Hawaii signs bill pledging to go carbon neutral by 2045

Hawaii has pledged to use 100% renewable energy by 2045 after governor David Ige said climate change is already having an impact - and its ambitious carbon neutral target has been labelled "inspirational" by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The island of Hawaii has signed a bill making a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2045 – the most ambitious climate goal of any US state. Compelo

UN’s #BeatPlasticPollution Tag Is the New Ice Bucket Challenge

In one of the coolest social media campaigns since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the United Nations launched a global challenge to #BeatPlasticPollution, the theme of World Environment Day on June 5.  The movement encourages you to give up single-use plastics and replace them with reusable and sustainable alternatives. Participants are asked to announce their commitment on social media and tag their friends to help spread the message within 24 hours. EcoWatch

The Energy 202: Arnold Schwarzenegger calls Scott Pruitt ‘worst environmental secretary that we have

Arnold Schwarzenegger is no fan of President Trump or his deputies, including Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. Yet the former California governor cemented his place as perhaps the most anti-Trump Republican out there, at least on energy and environmental issues, by calling Pruitt “the worst environmental secretary that we have ever had.”  The Washington Post