YES ON I-732

Clean energy for our children’s future

Our proposal makes taxes more fair and promotes
cleaner energy with four bold steps.

Cut the sales tax
by 1%

Pay less at the cash register.

Fund a tax rebate for working families

Provide a tax credit of up to $1,500 a year for 400,000 low-income households.

Reduce the B&O tax on manufacturing

Keep good, living-wage manufacturing jobs in Washington.

Add a tax to
fossil fuels

Pay for the tax cuts and tax the right thing – pollution.

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Howard Behar Endorses Climate Change Initiative 732

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HBehar (1)SEATTLE, May 5, 2016 — Howard Behar, a nationally respected business leader, author, and speaker, has endorsed Washington State Initiative 732, which would place a price on harmful carbon emissions while reducing the state sales tax and providing other forms of tax relief to families and businesses in Washington state. It is the first and only carbon pricing plan in the country going before voters in the 2016 general election, and has the support of hundreds of thousands of citizens across the state who believe we must act now to tackle climate change, and leave future generations a cleaner, healthier, safer world.

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PBS report: Can a tax help cut down greenhouse gas pollution?

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Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 2.31.10 PMThe campaign for Initiative 732 kicked off in Seattle on Saturday, April 9. Among those in the audience — PBS economics correspondent Paul Solman and his producer, Lee Koromvokis. Here’s how PBS.org summarizes Solman’s report for Earth Day on PBS NewsHour:

Is making pollution expensive the best way to combat climate change? Economist Yoram Bauman thinks so — he’s spearheading a campaign for a carbon tax in Seattle. But the proposal is raising opposition, and has brought together some unlikely bedfellows on both sides of the debate. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

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Let’s Put the Principles of Earth Day into Action

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Ramez NaamBy Ramez Naam

“This Earth Day, let’s get really big stuff done for our planet. What are we waiting for? The time is now.” That’s the Earth Day Network’s call to action, from an organization that’s been successfully expanding awareness of environmental issues for 46 years. Yet, even with the growing awareness of the problem of climate change, we need far more concrete action to tackle the planet’s biggest environmental threat. Even here in Washington State, where we have a reputation for environmental leadership, we’re still far short of sound climate policy.

With Initiative 732, we have an opportunity to pass the most effective climate policy anywhere in the country.  more

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I-732 is endorsed by a bipartisan group of citizens, business leaders, scientists, economists, public officials, and social and environmental leaders.

Ron-Sims-roundRon Sims
Former King County Executive

Bill-Finkbeiner-roundBill Finkbeiner
Former Republican Senate Minority Leader

Sharon Nelson
Former Consumer Reports Board Chair, former UTC Commissioner

Cliff Mass
Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Krist-Novoselic-roundKrist Novoselic
Musician and activist

A revenue-neutral carbon tax like the I-732 proposal in Washington State is the right way to tackle climate change in a way that’s fair to American households, and that works for American businesses.

Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy (2009-2013) and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics

I-732 is a serious proposal which I hope will act as the starting point for productive discussions within the Senate for forging a bipartisan agreement on climate action.

Sen. Mark Miloscia, (R-30th District)

Passage of Initiative 732 would be an important step forward in combating climate change and ... stemming the worst effects on low-income people and on the ecosystem that sustains us all.

Board of Directors, Interfaith Works

Who We Are

I-732 was created by students, activists, academics, economists and concerned citizens who believe that reducing carbon pollution is among our most important tasks.

We realized we couldn’t wait any longer for someone else to address climate change —

that ordinary citizens need to act now. Our policy will promote cleaner energy and clearer skies (it’s worked elsewhere!) without making lower-income Washingtonians pay the bill. And it will get the job done without expensive new regulations and bureaucracies.

Carbon Washington is the organization we formed to gather signatures, collect donations and run our initiative campaign. More than 360,000 citizens signed our petition. Now I-732 is before the state legislature. Please support I-732 by contacting your legislator!

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Office Phone
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Mailing Address
PO Box 85565
Seattle, WA 98145-1565

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1914 N 34th St., Suite 407
Seattle, WA 98103

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