Battle coal deregulation and save lives

Trump and his EPA have been brutally dismantling coal regulations in an effort to prop up the coal industry. Last week the New York Times reported that, by the administration’s OWN analysis, the new rules could result in the deaths of 1,400 or more people PER YEAR, from heart and lung disease. Another 15,000 or more new cases of upper respiratory problems per year were predicted if the EPA weakens clean air regulations for the coal industry. 

ACTION: TELL MOCS TO FIGHT TRUMP'S EPA COAL PLAN

Let’s tell our MOCs that we don’t want to kill and sicken even more people for the sake of Trump’s promises to coal mines and coal plants.  Express your opposition to the EPA’s plan by contacting our Congressional representatives.

Email:

Don’t forget that you can leave voicemail for our MOCs outside of office hours:

Phone:

  • Sen. Patty Murray - DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell - DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC (202) 225-3106; Seattle (206) 674-0040
  • Rep. Adam Smith: DC (202) 225-8901; Seattle (425) 793-5180

Example Script for email or phone call:

“Hello, I am [calling/writing] to express my strong opposition to the EPA plan to weaken clean air regulations for the coal industry. This is irresponsible and will result in higher deaths and illness for Americans. Please fight against this action. My name is [name] and I’m [calling/writing] from [city, state].”

Background:

“Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths A Year,” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/climate/epa-coal-pollution-deaths.html

“New E.P.A. Rollback of Coal Pollution Regulations takes a Major Step Forward,” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/20/climate/epa-clean-power-rollback.html


GOOD NEWS

More women are running for Congresss in the midterm elections. And winning. As of June 2018, 48% of female candidates had won their races vs. 23% of male candidates. Top issues? Health Care, Gun Regulation, Education, Womens' Reproductive Rights, Immigration. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2018/06/01/the-pink-wave-makes-herstory-women-candidates-in-the-2018-midterm-elections/


"GET OUT THE VOTE" EVENTS

8th Congressional District: Kim Schrier
(Knock out Dino Rossi)
All 8th District get-out-the-vote events are within 25 miles of Seattle.

Federal Way: Canvass
SUNDAY: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
32123 1st Ave S Ste A1, Federal Way, WA 98003

Auburn: Canvass
SUNDAY: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Auburn Machinist Hall, 201 A St SW, Auburn, WA 98001
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5th Congressional District: Lisa Brown
(Knock out Cathy McMorris-Rogers)
Email Holly at holly@hollybrewer.com for further details.

Clarkston: Canvass
SUNDAY: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cafe La Tay's, 1485 15th St, Clarkston, WA 99403
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Central Spokane: Canvass
MONDAY: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Spokane Field Office, 1507 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
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Cheney: Canvass
MONDAY: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cheney Office, 1010 1st St Ste A, Cheney, WA 99004
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West Central Spokane: Canvass
MONDAY: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Indaba West Central, 425 W BROADWAY Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
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Spokane: Canvass
MONDAY: 4:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Shadle Park Public Library, 2111 W Wellesley Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
https://secure.ngpvan.com/GfqiU0z_IUmXScBlheEAog2

 

SEATTLE INDIVISIBLE EVENTS

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

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.