Rep. Fitzgibbon says: “Please join me in voting Yes on I-732. We have a moral obligation to current and future generations to fight climate change. I-732 takes a critical first step in that fight and also has helped spark a long-overdue conversation about reforming our broken tax structure. I will work with my fellow legislators to take more aggressive steps to move away from fossil fuels in the years ahead, but pricing carbon pollution is an essential first step and can’t wait any longer.”
$20 still gets you a yard sign!
We have the keys to our additional office space but we could use a little help making it feel a little more like home, but please not cots! ?
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In the news
Matt Stannard of Occupy.com features I-732 in “Climate Justice from the Ground Up: 6 Ballot Initiatives to Watch in 2016”: “At the top of the list is the first and only carbon tax and rebate initiative in the United States, an idea championed by a variety of advocates across a wide ideological spectrum.” For international context, read “Far From Turning a Corner, Global CO2 Emissions Still Accelerating”. U.S. Representative Adam Smith has “Republicans in denial on climate change, but the military isn’t” inCrosscut. This NYT editorial about Oklahoma emphasizes the importance of state-level Earned Income Tax Credits like the one in I-732: (“It’s one of the most valuable antipoverty programs on the books today,” [says] Carl Davis, research director for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy). Something weird may be happening with cap-and-trade in California: “High-speed rail takes hit as cap-and-trade cash falls short”. Here are the winning videos from a Comedy and Climate Change video competition. And two upcoming media notices: On W Bob Inglis and Catrina Rorke will be featured in an American Sustainable Business Council webinar on “The Conservative Case for a National Carbon Tax”. (Click to register.) And our Executive Committee member Ramez Naam’s interview with Diane Horn of KEXP will air on the Sustainability Segment of Mind Over Matters on KEXP, 90.3 FM in Seattle, and on the web at www.kexp.org. (In case you’re not up at we’ll include a link to the podcast when it’s available in a couple of weeks.)
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