Hello carbon tax friends: We’ve got signature-gathering trainings coming up in Seattle on Saturday April 11 (register here!), in Bellingham on W April 15 (details and registration here), in Bellevue on Sunday April 19 (register here!), and on Bainbridge Island on April 29 (register here), plus lots more events (detailed below, including Mount Vernon this Saturday and Vancouver WA this Thursday). Plus read on for five good reasons to support Initiative 732. Read the full post below or on our blog…
In addition to the signature-gathering trainings highlighted above, other CarbonWA events (which will include some signature-gathering training, and perhaps also some comedy) are listed on our Events page and include Mount Vernon on April 11, Bellingham on April 15, Vancouver WA on April 16 (a fundraiser/reception with Yoram and Duncan, email [email protected] for details), Newcastle on April 18, Tacoma (at UPS) on April 21, North Seattle College on April 22, Whidbey Island (at the UU Church) on April 22, and more in the works!
And of course you’re welcome to stop by the office to pick up petitions or otherwise lend a hand (we’re at 1914 N 34th St, Suite 407, near Gasworks Park, email or call Duncan at 206-518-8219 to make sure we’re not out and about). And if you want us to mail you some petitions just email [email protected] with your address and phone number or make a donation of $7 and we’ll automatically use the address associated with your donation to send some petitions and other materials to you in the mail via Priority Mail!
Don’t make too much of this because climate is different than weather, but this year’s El Niño will probably herald the end of the “pause” (see also “Long-Awaited ‘Jump’ In Global Warming Now Appears ‘Imminent’”). Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, decided to join the cap-and-trade system with California and Quebec. (See a dissenting voice here, but the truth is that we’ll have to wait and see what happens.) A great report on climate impacts in California from the bipartisan Risky Business group, and an article in the New York Times profiles Governor Inslee and his legislative efforts. Finally, two positive articles in the Washington Post: “Climate-change deniers are in retreat” and “Climate change is more of a priority for voters than you might think.”
Stay tuned for more news next week on the five new staff members we’ve hired from around the state… plus the official launch of a Kickstarter-style crowdfunding video to help pay for them!
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