August 2015

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. (more…)

Hello carbon tax friends: We were so busy last week that we didn’t send out an update (I’ll cap-and-trade it for later!) but here’s the latest about endorsements, petition sheet reminders and targets, readings, rain plans, and don’t forget to mail or turn in petitions sheets no later than Tuesday September 1 so that they count for our August numbers. Also please continue to spread the word about jobs working on carbon taxes, and in particular tell high school or college students you know that they can get a $500 CarbonWA scholarship if they help us hit our signature numbers! (And if you want to fund a $500 CarbonWA scholarship then please make a donation here 🙂 (more…)

Introducing: the Carbon Washington Scholarship Program

As many of you know, Carbon Washington just passed a critical halfway point (for gathering signatures, at least!). We are gearing up for the home stretch! Carbon Washington spent its early years meeting in classrooms at UW, and many of its leaders (academics and students) have a UW background – it makes sense that we want to team up with students to help us finish what we started.  (more…)

Hello carbon tax friends: This week we’ve got new Executive Committee members, new support for CarbonWA, and new Tales from the Trails. We hope all the good news will help renew your spirit and energy levels as we keep charging forward with the campaign, so please check the signature-gathering calendars (in particular here’s Seattle RSVP and Bellevue RSVP forms), reach out to friends and family and neighbors, encourage young people or other folks you know to apply for a summer job working on carbon taxes, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, volunteer to make phone calls from your home or help out around the campaign office or help with your local chapter, etc. We’re doing great and just need to keep it up! (more…)

Hello carbon tax friends: We had a great July, hitting our 100,000 signature target (with over 6,000 to spare!) and making good progress on our fundraising targets as well. Details below, and to keep it going in August please check the signature-gathering calendars (in particular here’s Seattle RSVP and Bellevue RSVP forms), reach out to friends and family and neighbors, encourage young people or other folks you know to apply for a summer job working on carbon taxes, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter; volunteer to make phone calls from your home or help out around the campaign office or help with your local chapter, etc. Everybody can do something.  (more…)