Sick of the Smoke? Fight Environmental Racism

The National Weather Service and the Washington Department of Ecology have issued an air quality advisory starting 10am today, and continuing through 5pm on Wednesday, due to wildfire smoke from the Washington Cascades and British Columbia. Air quality may be unhealthy during this period.

But wait, this is a group dedicated to fighting the Trump agenda. Why are you sending me an air quality advisory?

Well...they're related. Climate change is making these wildfires more and more common. Expect more of this if we don't take action. And the administration in the other Washington is content to sit on its hands and pretend nothing is happening.

This is one of many reasons why Seattle Indivisible has endorsed Initiative 1631. This landmark environmental justice initiative will be on the ballot this November, and if is passes, will fund investments in clean energy, clean water, healthy forests, and in our local communities.

But big oil has already pledged $5.4 million to defeat this initiative. More than 99% of this is coming from oil and gas companies. We need your help to fight back and ensure a healthy future for everyone. You can do three things right now to help:

  1. Donate. Go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/yeson1631 and make a donation, if you are able to.
  2. Volunteer. The Yes on 1631 campaign has a few canvasses coming up to help persuade undecided voters:
    - TODAY at 10am: https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/2092
    - Saturday 8/25 10am: https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/2094/
    - Saturday 8/25 1pm: https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/2108/
    - Sunday 8/26 1pm: https://act.yeson1631.org/event/field-events/2137/
    Training will be provided at all events.
  3. Follow the campaign on Twitter and Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/yeson1631/
    https://twitter.com/yeson1631

 

More about Initiative 1631:

Campaign Website: https://yeson1631.org
Congresswoman Jayapal on I-1631
Governor Inslee on I-1631
The Atlantic: Will Washington State Voters Make History on Climate Change?

Flip the 8th Events, Today:

Federal Way
10:30-2:30
2018 Coordinated Campaign
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1
Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13214

Kent
11:00-3:00
Starbucks
13121 SE Kent Kangley Rd
Kent, WA 98030
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/13174

Federal Way
11:00-2:00
2018 Coordinated Campaign
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1
Federal Way, WA 98003
https://www.wa-democrats.org/ngpvanforms/12204

There are local canvassing opportunities in Seattle as well. You can find those at https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index

If you can’t make it out to canvass, consider giving to SwingLeft’s immediate action fund, which now includes the 8th district’s Kim Schrier:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sl-impact-fund


Upcoming Events:

Resist Trump Tuesday - Endeavour Capital: Respect Our Rights, Say No to Hate!
Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Endeavour Capital is a Pacific Northwest-based private equity firm with an office in downtown Seattle. One of their repeat limited partner investors is the Murdock Charitable Trust, which has given millions of dollars to extremist groups that campaign against LGBTQI rights, promote “gay conversion therapy,” provide false medical information to women seeking reproductive health services, and use aggressive and misleading tactics to undermine public employee unions. Endeavour also invests in companies like Aladdin Bail Bonds, which profits from our unjust cash bail system, and New Seasons, which called in union busting consultants to intimidate their employees in Portland.

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Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
This meeting venue is wheelchair accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.
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