Protect Obama’s Fuel Efficiency Standards

Official Action for Saturday, August 4

Today is a great chance to join your fellow activists and set the stage for 2018’s Blue wave! Find out more about canvassing and other upcoming opportunities at the end of this message. We hope to see you there!

Yesterday the Trump administration announced a plan to freeze an Obama-era regulation on vehicle fuel efficiency. What’s worse, the party of “states’ rights” also revoked a waiver from 1970 that empowered California and other states to set their own emissions regulations.

Comment on the regulation, and let Trump’s Transportation Department know that the people oppose this regulation:
https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0283

Talking points:
- Vehicles are now tied with electricity for America’s greatest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Within this category (which also includes planes and ships), cars and trucks account for the majority of the emissions: https://www.epa.gov/ghgem…/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions…
- Trump should honor the precedent of allowing California and other states to set stricter emission standards.
- Despite the Trump Administration’s claim, there is no reason to believe that fuel efficiency standards increase deadly accidents: https://www.nytimes.com/…/02/climate/trump-fuel-economy.html

Background:
https://www.nytimes.com/…/trump-auto-emissions-california.h…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/90c818ac-9125-11e8-8322-b5…


Upcoming Events

2018 Midterm Canvassing
TODAY: Greater Seattle Area
https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index

To block the GOP’s agenda and Trump’s hand-picked Supreme Court, Democrats need to take both the House and the Senate in the 2018 midterms. You can help them by going door to door to get out the vote in one of several neighborhoods in the greater Seattle area. Visit https://www.wa-democrats.org/event/index to find an event near you!

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Resist Trump Tuesday
Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Voter Registration Training
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
https://www.facebook.com/events/284140205679190/

Anyone who would like to help but hasn't yet received voter registration training, or need a refresher--now is your chance! In a breakout section during our regular weekly 7-9PM meeting, we will be training volunteers on how to register voters.

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.


Good News

A week ago, we asked you to email King County Council members about a proposal that would direct $185 million in taxes to Safeco Field renovations. Thanks to public outcry, Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles has withdrawn her co-sponsorship and introduced an amendment to spend most of the money on affordable housing instead.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Djd-vvmUwAApaPd.jpg


Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.