Arquette joins fight to preserve climate law

October 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actor David Arquette is campaigning against a November ballot measure that would suspend California's greenhouse gas emissions law.

The actor was in Sacramento on Tuesday to promote a series of online videos opposing Proposition 23.

The spots will run on YouTube. They're meant to appeal to young voters.

In a one-minute video titled "Don't Mess With California," Arquette portrays California and proceeds to knock out a group of thugs representing Texas oil interests.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has characterized Proposition 23 as a battle between out-of-state oil interests and environmental progress.

Arquette is part of a well-known Hollywood family and is best known for his recurring role in the "Scream" films. This is the first time he's been actively involved in a political campaign, he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.