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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Campaign News

Occupy.com: “Climate justice from the ground up”

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Occupy.com just posted a story about “6 ballot initiatives to watch in 2016.” Author Matt Stannard calls I-732 “absolutely the most important initiative in the country.”

From the story: “At the top of the list is the first and only carbon tax and rebate initiative in the United States, an idea championed by a variety of advocates across a wide ideological spectrum. Over a two-year period, Initiative 732 would institute a $25 per metric ton of CO2 consumed in the state. The proposal also reduces state sales taxes across the board by 1 percent; this makes sense because sales taxes are regressive for no socially defensible reason, while the carbon tax at least has a purpose. Even better, the proposal provides up to $1,500 per year in the form of a tax rebate to 400,000 of the lowest-income Washingtonians – the people most likely to fear a post-carbon transition for legitimate economic reasons.”

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We are winning this campaign. It’s on!

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Let’s be real for a minute. We keep hearing from politically connected folks within the liberal community that they can’t actively support I-732 because the polling isn’t good enough, or that our scrappy new organization isn’t big and strong enough to get it done. We’ve got two messages for the fence sitters and opponents that want to see climate action but are afraid of making the leap with I-732.

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Response to Judge Hollis Hill’s Ruling in Washington State Youth Climate Lawsuit

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MEDIA STATEMENT

Kids outside courtroomCarbon Washington, the sponsor of carbon tax Initiative 732, unequivocally supports King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill’s ruling that the threat of climate change is so urgent that the state must be placed on a court-ordered deadline to hold polluters accountable now. We also applaud the eight youth plaintiffs whose brave and convincing testimony led to this historic ruling.

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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!

Contact Us

Have a question? Give us a shout!

Media inquiries
Please email communications@carbonwa.org or call Samara Villasenor at 206-478-5643.

Office Phone
206-632-1805

Mailing Address
PO Box 85565
Seattle, WA 98145-1565

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

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