Sightline Weighs In
You’ve heard this stuff from us for months, but these quotes are from an independent in-depth 3-part analysis of I-732 from Sightline Institute. Go read the analysis yourself (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). And then here are four things you can do right now to get the word out and support the campaign!
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In The News
Great Letters to the Editor from Scott Rhodes in the Skagit Valley Herald and from Laurel Wolf in the Oregonian… congrats and thank you! Elsewhere: It’s got too much climate skepticism and too much of a focus on political in-fighting, but still: this is probably the best carbon tax story that’s ever run on Fox News. (See also “Conservatives must embrace the fight against climate change” by Vernon Lindo of RepublicEn.org. And, on the other side of the political spectrum, organizations with #BlackLivesMatter released a platform that, under the heading of Economic Justice, includes a call to “shift from sales taxes to taxing externalities” and also a call to “expand the earned income tax credit”.) In wonkier news, I co-authored a Brookings Institution paper on state-level carbon taxes. And go read Republican Congressman Richard Hanna’s op-ed endorsement of Hillary Clinton: “Our country is desperate for a functioning two-party system. A system that understands that compromise is the sweet spot of peace in a pluralistic society that values tolerance and inclusiveness. Not these endless attempts to run the table in two- and four-year cycles that produce few results and parties that seem to regard gridlock as an accomplishment… Government has become unable to address big problems. Talking points are presented as if they were solutions. Critical issues like tax reform, infrastructure, immigration, the environment and any future investments in people and assets are relegated to the opinions of the extremes of both parties. Electing Donald Trump will only make this worse, much worse.”
Game of Phones and Social Media Ambassadors
Social media ambassadors: Looking for another way to help? We need our supporters to do more than occasionally like our posts on Facebook, we need you to become a social media ambassador. Data shows that voters today receive a majority of their news from social media and are more likely to believe what they hear from their friends than from the media. If you have not already done so, Please like our Facebook page YesOnI732 and follow our @CarbonWA twitter feed. If you are willing to invest a few minutes each week helping with our social media campaign by becoming an ambassador please email email@example.com. When we make posts about important news, events, videos or competitions we need you to like, retweet, and share our posts with a message from you encouraging your friends to share it on their walls as well!
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Yoram and the Yes on 732 team
We are excited to share with you the pro statement that will appear in the Washington State voter pamphlet this year. This language is final but we’re happy to hear what you have to say. Just let us know if the comments below.
We have always sought to be honest and forthright with you as we fight our way toward climate action in 2016. Nothing is changing that now.
For years there have been those who seek to oppose action on climate and there continue to be those opposed to climate action today. So there is a statement in opposition to I-732 and you can read it a the linked pdf below.
This language is final and will be in the voter pamphlet this year but we’d still love to hear your opinions. Just let us know what you think in the comments below.