Fight for a Washington State Carbon Tax

Official Action for Tuesday, Jan. 9


Events Today

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally - Infrastructure Scam
11:45 am: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/507424642947696/

Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
7-9 p.m.: Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/1996943760584366/?event_time_id=1996943920584350


Action: Fight for a Washington State Carbon Tax

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

After a year of wildfires across the West Coast and increased disasters throughout the country, we need to do something to fight the rising tide of climate change. And while Trump may be pulling America out of the Paris Accords, the upcoming Washington legislative session gives us a chance to do something in our own backyard.

There are multiple plans in the works for a state-wide carbon tax, with Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Kevin Ranker each working on different proposals. For now, let’s focus on signaling our general interest in the tax to our representatives. Even with the new Democratic majority in the state legislature, swing-district Democrats and other representatives weak on climate change will make any carbon tax a slog to pass, so we need the calls!

Find your one state Senator and two state House Representatives (and save them to your phone if you haven’t already):
http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

Sample Script: 
“Hello, I’m [name], and I’m calling from [city, zip]. Given the increasing urgency of climate change, I wanted to make sure the passage of a strong carbon tax is a priority for [name] in the coming legislative session.”

Background:
http://www.motherjones.com/…/will-washington-state-pass-th…/
https://www.seattletimes.com/…/inslee-proposes-tapping-res…/
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6096&Year=2017


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