Carbon Washington is pleased to announce the campaign has collected 160,000 signatures, over half the required amount, to qualify Initiative 732 for the 2016 ballot. After passing the 100,000 mark in July, the campaign hopes to pass the 170,000 mark by the end of August.
“The campaign’s momentum is building,” said campaign co-director Duncan Clauson. “The public’s response to our proposal has been incredibly inspiring – the people want a price on carbon.”
Since Carbon Washington started collected signatures in April, the number of signatures gathered has dramatically increased:
The campaign needs 315,000 signatures by the end of the year in order to send the initiative to the legislature. If the legislature refuses to pass the policy, I-732 will go to the voters in November 2016.