YES ON I-732

Act NOW on climate change

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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A Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax Ballot Measure Campaign for Washington State


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The dust is settling.

One of our long-standing goals at CarbonWA has been to move the issue of climate change away from hyper-partisanship and towards a discussion of solutions, even if it requires shaking up the political arena. As the political dust begins to settle around who is supporting and opposing I-732, we think we can earnestly say the political arena has been successfully shaken.


Response to Association of Washington Business



The Association of Washington Business (AWB) is missing an opportunity to help move Washington State toward a more prosperous and sustainable future. Initiative 732 is a policy that is both pro-environment and pro-business. It will help Washington businesses in three important ways

  • Business managers currently face a great deal of uncertainty about how the transition to a lower-carbon economy will impact their operations. Adopting I-732 would reduce that uncertainty by setting a predictable price on carbon pollution and satisfying Washington’s obligations under the federal Clean Power Plan.


Editors publish letters supporting I-732


DSC06452Print and digital publications around the state have been running letters to the editor from I-732 supporters. Here’s a sample:

“The dominant themes of last weekend’s news (exploding oil trains and 90 degree heat waves) can be expected to return again and again until we finally get serious about our moral obligation to take action on climate change.” — Herb Hethcote, Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge Island Review)


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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

What people are saying about Initiative 732

Please join me in voting Yes on I-732. We have a moral obligation to current and future generations to fight climate change. I-732 takes a critical first step in that fight and also has helped spark a long-overdue conversation about reforming our broken tax structure. I will work with my fellow legislators to take more aggressive steps to move away from fossil fuels in the years ahead, but pricing carbon pollution is an essential first step and can’t wait any longer.

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-34th District

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 support the concept and urgency behind I-732. We must act on climate to protect future generations in a way that safeguards funding for vital services, ensures a just transition for workers and benefits communities of color that are impacted by climate change. I-732 is a good first step towards that goal.

Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-46th 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

From my perspective it is simply the health of humans vs. the profit of polluters and I’ll vote health every time.

Richard Weisman, Solar Blog

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)

Who We Are

I-732 was created by students, activists, scientists, economists and concerned citizens who believe that we have a moral obligation to reduce carbon pollution and to make our tax system fairer and more sustainable. 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!) and it will get the job done without higher taxes, expensive new regulations, or big 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. I-732 will be on the statewide ballot in November. You can help by talking with your friends and neighbors, signing up for our weekly email blast, connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter, and donating so we can get our message to more people. You can also join one of our chapters across the state. 

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Please email or call Samara Villasenor at 206-478-5643.

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