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We are halfway to our Oct 3 match goal of $57,000 so GIVE NOW! 

Due to an amazing sell-out fundraising event with Cliff Mass last week and the ongoing generosity of our small and medium size donors across the state we have raised nearly $30,000 towards our $57,000 match! 

But we need to up our game and complete this fundraising match. We’ve racked up an unbelieveable amount of media coverage and new endorsements – we can win this campaign but we have to get our message out. Our ability to make the case for taking action on climate change now is highly dependent on our ability to raise additional funds. If you want to see I-732 succeed, the most useful thing you can do (besides volunteering your time to contact voters) is make a financial contribution to allow us to bring our message straight to the electorate. 

Major endorsements and media hits

Hubert Locke, emeritus dean of the UW Evans School, has now officially endorsed the I-732 campaign! So has former U.S. Energy Secretary and physics Nobel Prize winner Steve Chu, who previously gave us this quote: “A revenue-neutral carbon tax like the I-732 proposal in Washington State is the right way to tackle climate change in a way that’s fair to American households, and that works for American businesses.”

And Greg Ip, the Chief Economics Columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote an amazing piece in Thursday’s paper (“A Growth-Friendly Climate Change Proposal”) saying that I-732 “ought to be a slam-dunk” and that “it stands the best chance of appealing to people across the political spectrum.” Go read the whole piece then GIVE NOW FOR CLIMATE ACTION! It’s the fourth quarter and you can see we are scoring points – but we need to kick it up a notch.

If you donate right now – your gift of $50 becomes $100 or your gift $500 becomes $1,000. Late stage fundraising like this will be used to ramp up our field program, buy much needed materials, and purchase targeted advertisements.  

Will you make a donation today?

Will you go one step further by sharing this with your friends and family to encourage them to join you in contributing? See below for sample text you can copy into an email to your contacts! 

Let’s win!

Kyle and the Yes on 732 team

SAMPLE FUNDRAISING MESSAGE FOR YOUR CONTACTS

Dear friend,

This November there is an incredibly important initiative on the ballot in Washington: I-732.

I-732 will make polluters pay for their carbon emissions – promoting clean energy. It also reduces the sales tax, lowers the business tax on manufacturers, and funds a low-income rebate.

I’m supporting I-732 because I believe it’s so critical that we take action on climate change so we don’t saddle our kids with the impacts from runaway climate change. I-732 is Washington’s chance to lead the nation toward a cleaner and greener future. This grassroots effort is powered by small donations from regular people like you and me. Despite opposition from special interests and polluting industries from across the political spectrum this campaign is poised to pull of a victory but only if we can provide it with the resources necessary to get the message out. 

Between now and October 3rd all donations (dollar for dollar up to $57,000) to the campaign will be matched. Will you join me in making a contribution? 

Do you want to learn more about I-732 first? Visit the campaign website or read the 3 part Sightline series that says “I-732 would launch Washington to a position of global leadership on climate action”.

Thanks from your friend,