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.

As a result of I-732 and its supporters, republicans, democrats, business, industry, environmentalists, and others all got into deeply productive discussions about climate change. Ultimately, we were reminded what we realized long ago – that I-732 is the strongest policy concept around. Our discussions provided a foundation for building support for I-732 starting with 46th legislative district Rep. Jessyn Farrell….

“I support the concept and urgency behind I-732. We must act on climate to protect future generations in a way that safeguards funding for vital services, ensures a just transition for workers and benefits communities of color that are impacted by climate change. I-732 is a good first step towards that goal.”

So Now What? Volunteer!:

RSVP to hang out with your favorite organizers at our APRIL 9 KICKOFF BREAKFAST!

To the very many of you who already have and continue to volunteer, Thank You. We would not be here without you. To those of you who have yet to volunteer but have supported us in other ways, thank you too and now we need you to help spread the word. Check our Join a Chapter page to get involved in your area or show up to one of our super fun and informative events!

At our Kickoff and Organizing events you can get fired up again, pick up materials, and learn how to canvass your neighborhood! We also have a new For Volunteers section on our website with an event calendar, materials download page, and other resources.

For the next 7 months let’s work together on the most ambitious climate change effort this state has seen, 2016 is a can’t miss opportunity!! (that’s right, this year is 2016)

RSVP HERE, (or RSVP on Facebook) to join us on April 9th for a breakfast kickoff in Seattle.

Fundraising For Our Future: 

What better way to help raise funds than to throw a House Party! Email Duncan@carbonwa.org to get on the calendar. As Kyle said last week “to compete at the ballot we will need to continue to raise fund aggressively.” The better we do this as a team the less you will hear about in our emails!

We are also looking for a dedicated and experienced volunteer to coordinate house parties for us. If you, or someone you know is interested, please email Kyle@carbonwa.org.

Events (for more events and details check out our events calendar)

I-732 Kickoff and Organizing Events:

  • Seattle | Saturday April 9th, at University Unitarian Church from 9:30 AM-12:30 AM. Please RSVP and join us
  • Vancouver  | Tuesday April 12, Yoram and Laurel will be putting on an educational event at WSU Vancouver. (More details next week, RSVP via email to Laurel@carbonwa.org)
  • Climate Action Bainbridge | Thursday April 14, Kyle will be joining a Climate Action Bainbridge meeting. (Email Kyle@carbonwa.org to attend if you are new to CAB.)
  • Lopez Island |  Saturday April 16th, 2:00p – 5:30pm, details TBD, email Kyle@carbonwa.org for more information or to RSVP
  • Whidbey Island | Saturday May 14th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship, 180 Parker Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239

Earth Day Events (Email Ben@carbonwa.org if you’d like to help out at one of these events):

  • North Seattle College Earth Day Symposium | April 21st 11am-4pm
  • Evergreen Environmental Organization Fair | April 21st  5:30pm-9pm
  • UW Earth day at Red Square | April 22nd 10am-3pm

In Seattle On W April 13, at 7 PM there is a feature screening of Catching the Sun – a must see new film about the global race to for solar energy and the people behind on the front lines of clean energy. Visit our blog to buy tickets, view the trailer, and learn more.

More events across the state coming soon… and if you want to set one up in your neck of the woods just email Kyle at Kyle@carbonwa.org.

Let’s Win!

Duncan and the whole CarbonWA team