Campaign News

We’ve been gearing up for our ballot push and have already been meeting hundreds of new carbon tax friends. So if you are new to the Yes On 732 campaign be sure to check out our website (yeson732.org), visit our FAQ page to get your questions answered, and don’t forget to join a chapter near you to help us spread the word!

Hello carbon tax friends: It’s official, the legislature has adjourned the 2016 special session and I-732 is going to the ballot! The AP wrote about it here.

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Catching_the_Sun_375Love clean energy? Come join us for a screening of a new film on the rise and challenges of solar power across the U.S.

On Wednesday, April 13, Yes on I-732 supporters will gather at the AMC Loews Oak Tree cinema for a 7 p.m. screening of Catching the Sun.

See the movie’s website (with trailer) and Facebook page.

Then buy your tickets here: https://www.tugg.com/events/93422

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Hello carbon tax friends: The theme of this week’s email blast (written by Campaign Co-Director Kyle; Yoram has the week off) is “Honest, but Optimistic”. But first and foremost: RSVP NOW FOR OUR APRIL 9 KICKOFF BREAKFAST!

Kicking off the next phase: Honest, but Optimistic

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Hello carbon tax friends: The special session in the legislature continues, but this is a good week for stepping back and stepping up as we continue gearing up for the November ballot… including the last few days of our campaign moneybombmore

Hello carbon tax friends: There is legislative gridlock and a special session on the way in Olympia, but we have two ways to make lemonade from the lemons. First, our Olympia team—led by indefatigable Executive Committee member Greg Rock—will continue to have in-depth conversations about carbon taxes and I-732B options with legislators and lobbyists and citizens from across the political spectrum. (Those in-depth conversations will pay dividends for years to come and would not have happened without I-732!) Second, we are launching our campaign for the November ballot: instead of once again having to put climate action off for another year, we have a campaign to put a price on carbon, so read on for the road ahead, plus upcoming events, news articles… and a campaign moneybombmore

Hello carbon tax friends: We still don’t know if there will be action in Olympia this coming week on a 732B alternative, but what we do know is that we’ve gotten a lot of folks thinking about and talking about carbon taxes and climate policy. And since I’m on the east coast this week I can confirm that our influence is actually being felt all around the country! More on that below, plus a great NYT article on the BC carbon tax and other news stories… but we’re going to begin with a strong endorsement of I-732 from Interfaith Works.

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Hello carbon tax friends: We had about 80 folks turn out for Lobby Day on Tuesday (!), so if you came then Thank You and if you didn’t then you can still contact your legislator directly! Read on for more news from Olympia, for a Fiscal Note update, and for media stories about I-732 and beyond.

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As the bright full moon set and the pre-dawn fog lifted to reveal a crisp and clear February morning, nearly 80 supporters arrived in Olympia to participate in meetings scheduled with legislators in 22 districts across the state. Traveling largely by carpool, participants arrived ready to talk to their legislators about the importance of taking climate action and request endorsements for I-732. more

This op-ed piece was written by Carbon Washington co-chair Joe Ryan and published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on Monday, Feb. 22.

The 2015 wildfire season was the worst on record in Washington. Wildfires burned at least 300 homes, more than one million acres and caused $340 million in damages across the state. Three Twisp firefighters were killed and another was severely injured. Further, 2015 was another catastrophic drought emergency year, severely impacting irrigated agriculture and our quality of life. Unless something is done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, years like 2015 will become the “new normal.” more

Interfaith Works Board of Directors Endorses Initiative 732, Clean Energy for Our Children’s Future

With support of the Earth Stewards of Interfaith Works, the Interfaith Works Board of Directors has unanimously adopted the following motion: “People of faith worldwide bring a crucial spiritual and moral voice to the issue of climate change and the pressing need to act boldly. The Interfaith Works Board of Directors finds that passage of Initiative 732 would be an important step forward in combating climate change and therefore endorses I-732 . . .” more