April 2015

Here’s the second post of a new series to help you get to know CarbonWA just a little better.

Each week, a member of the CarbonWA team will be doing a Q&A. This week is Carter, a member of the Steering Committee.

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Hello carbon tax friends: Next week we will release our April report on how many signatures we’ve got in hand and how much money we’ve raised. We want to make a big splash so the most important things you can do are send in your signature sheets now (don’t worry if your sheet are not fully completed) and help us push our crowdfunding campaign to success. (Any contribution helps, no matter the level, just like any number of signatures helps!)  Read on for more on that, plus new chapters in Ellensburg and Spokane and on seven college campuses, signboard slogans (and pie contest winners!), and Tales from the Trails! (more…)

Time for a carbon tax reality check

There are only two carbon pricing policies on the table in Washington State. One of them is the Governor’s climate bill in Olympia. The other is our “relief pitcher” carbon tax ballot measure, Initiative to the Legislature #732. And the most important thing you can do for either one of them is to contribute your strength and your voice to the Carbon Washington campaign. (But don’t take my word for it, go read House environment committee chair Joe Fitzgibbon in Crosscut!) (more…)

Here’s the first post of a new series to help you get to know CarbonWA just a little better.

Each week, a member of the CarbonWA team will be doing a Q&A. This week is Kyle, one of the co-directors.

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Hello carbon tax friends: We’ve got signature-gathering trainings and other events coming up all over the state in the days ahead (Bellingham! Vancouver! Ellensburg! Yakima! Spokane! Bellevue! Tacoma!) so check out our Events page for details. And read on for an introduction to our six new staffmembers, for our new crowdfunding video to help raise money for all those staffmembers (!),for terrific positive stories about how Carbon Washington is advancing the cause of climate action, and for our Earth Day 22 campaign where we’re asking YOU to get 22 signatures from friends and family by Earth Day, W April 22. Plus I’ll be doing a Reddit AMA on T April 21 at 11am and we’ve got a new feature, “Tales from the trails”, with stories about signature gathering… send your tales in to communications@carbonwa.org or post them on the Comments section of the blog(more…)

Hello carbon tax friends: We’ve got signature-gathering trainings coming up in Seattle on Saturday April 11 (register here!), in Bellingham on W April 15 (details and registration here), in Bellevue on Sunday April 19 (register here!), and on Bainbridge Island on April 29 (register here), plus lots more events (detailed below, including Mount Vernon this Saturday and Vancouver WA this Thursday). Plus read on for five good reasons to support Initiative 732. Read the full post below or on our blog… (more…)

Hello carbon tax friends: After many days of labor by our legal team and others, we are delighted to announce the birth of Initiative to the Legislature #732! Details below, but everyone is welcome to come say Hello today (Sunday) or tomorrow as we put together signature-gathering packets and then head down to the Mariners stadium to gather signatures before and/or after Opening Day. There are other opportunities coming up, too, including a get-petitions-in-the-mail option! Read the full post below or on our blog… hope to see you soon! (more…)