October 2015

Hello carbon tax friends: We’re five weeks from qualifying I-732… see the signature countdown below, plus a thank you to our financial contributors and lots of good readings! (more…)

As of October 30th, the I-732 campaign has reported having a total of 294,864 signatures. While only 247,000 signatures are needed in order to qualify for the ballot, the campaign is hoping to collect a total of 330,000 by November 30th in order to compensate for signatures deemed invalid. (more…)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 26, 2015

Contact: Lindsey Klemp  | communications@carbonwa.org | (503) 277-3809 (m)

INITIATIVE 732 CAMPAIGN TO SUBMIT 260,000 SIGNATURES ON OCT. 29 (more…)

Yesterday, the campaign announced a signature count of 282,735, meaning there’s only 47,265 signatures left to go! The campaign goal of 330,000 is set to be reached by November 30th (!!!). (more…)

Hello carbon tax friends: We’re six weeks from qualifying I-732… see the signature countdown below, plus goings-on in Olympia, Seattle, and Bellevue and good readings! (more…)

I-732 has collected a total of 270,398we’ve got 59,602 left to go! The campaign’s overall signature goal of 330,000 is set to be reached by November 30th(more…)

Hello carbon tax friends: We’re seven weeks from qualifying I-732… see the signature countdown below, plus some updates and good readings! (more…)

Hello carbon tax friends: Just a quick note to let you know that (1) there were no groundbreaking developments during our meeting yesterday with the Alliance, and (2) we are grateful to all of you who have written back to us to express your appreciation for yesterday’s FAQs and/or to share your views of the situation and the path forward. We welcome additional feedback, so let me repeat the message from campaign co-director Kyle Murphy: “Our campaign belongs to everyone who has donated money, joined a chapter, gathered signatures for us, and helped to take I-732 to the cusp of making the ballot, which is where we find ourselves today. So let us know what you think about this announcement from the Alliance and provide any feedback you have for those of us at CarbonWA HQ as we carry on.” (more…)

Hello carbon tax friends: On multiple occasions we have skipped these weekly updates with a joke about how we’re going to “cap-and-trade” it for later… and this week we’re going to use some of those trading credits. (more…)

We have reached an incredible milestone – 256,471 signatures. We would not be here without our incredible volunteers, whose hard work and dedication have been unbelievably inspiring. While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, there is still a lot of work to achieve our signature goal of 330,000. Join supporters, like Krist Novoselic and Ramez Naam, in helping us cross the finish line. Not only would I-732 put the strongest price on carbon in the nation, it would also be the most progressive shift in Washington’s tax system since the 1977 ballot measure exempted groceries from the sales tax. (more…)