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Hello carbon tax friends: We’re three weeks from qualifying I-732… see the signature countdown below, plus 250 Club updates, a thank-you to our financial donors, and check out this story in the Washington Post!

Signature count-down

Our goal is 330,000+ signatures, and last week we were at 304,057. We are now at 310,960, so we’ve got 19,040 left to go to hit our minimum goal… and you know the drill: check the signature-gathering calendars (in particular here’s Seattle RSVP and Bellevue RSVP forms), share our signature-gathering job postings with students and others who need a bit of cash, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, volunteer to make phone calls from your home or help out around the campaign office or do data entry from home [Update: See next paragraph for details], help with your local chapter, etc.

We need your help down the home stretch

If you can do data entry from home (even just for an hour or two!) please help us transcribe signature sheets so that we can get an accurate tally of registered voters, duplicates, etc. To help just click the link here and follow the instructions.

If you can make a financial contribution (even just $20!) please help us with the $50,000 Executive Committee matching challenge that will double your donations through Nov 21. You can donate online or via check.

If you can collect signatures (even just one page, or even just one signature!) please write us at and let us know! Thank you!

250 Club update

In last week’s 250 Club update we missed a few additions, so congratulations to new 250 Club members Julia Bent and Scott McClay in Seattle and Amy Nielson, Rosa Rice-Pelepko, David Scheer, and Joe Wiederhold in Bellingham; to new 500 Club members Bruce Bonifaci with Climate Action Bainbridge and Anna Paulson, Kayta Tourtillot, and Andew Zvilna in Bellingham; and to new 1000 Club members Herb Hethcote with Climate Action Bainbridge and Dave Hopkinson in Bellingham.

Thank you to over 1,000 financial contributors to Carbon Washington

We have been remiss in thanking everybody who’s made a contribution to the campaign–contributions that have allowed us to pay staff, pay the rent, pay students and others to collect signatures, pay for printing petition sheets, pay for postage, etc. etc.—so below (and online here) is a public recognition of everybody who has donated to the campaign through the end of last week. Please note that our PDC reports detail all of our finances, and please email me if you have any additions, subtractions, or corrections to the listing that is online here.

As always, comments are welcome on the blog, or via Facebook or Twitter, and please send your Tales from the Trails, good or bad, to me at (please cc: if you can).



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