Gov. Inslee: Take Action on Demands of Protectors of the Salish Sea

Official Daily Action for Friday, September 27, 2019

Governor Inslee ran for President as the Climate Candidate. It is time for him to take action on climate issues here in this state, issues he has the power to address right now.

Action: Call Gov. Inslee to meet with Protectors of the Salish Sea and take action on their demands!

Message from Protectors of the Salish Sea:

Indigenous Protectors of the Salish Sea remain in occupation at the St,Chas Nisqually village site, now known as the Olympia State Capitol building, and they say they will not leave until Governor Inslee is prepared to take action on their demands, which include immediately declaring a climate emergency and putting a halt to all fossil fuel expansion projects in Washington state.

We have received word that Governor Inslee has returned to Washington after spending the week at the UN Climate Summit in New York. Now is the time for us to amplify support of the Protectors and their demands to the Governor.

Please call Governor Inslee today and tell him to meet with the Indigenous Leaders and meet their demands. A sample script is below. Call Governor Inslee’s office TODAY at 360-902-4111, then Option 2 to get to a receptionist.

"Hello,

"My name is _____ and I am calling in support of Protectors of the Salish Sea. Right now, indigenous protectors and their allies are camped at Sta,chas Nisqually village site, on the steps of the Capitol building, after walking 46 miles from the site of PSE’s fracked gas facility being built on Puyallup land in Tacoma to demand Governor Jay Inslee declare a climate emergency.

"I am calling to ask that our Governor, a known leader in facing climate change, meet with the indigenous leaders immediately and sincerely listen to their demands.

"These demands are that Governor Inslee Declare a climate emergency in Washington state; that he issue an executive order to stop fossil fuel expansion projects in the state, including the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility being built at the Port of Tacoma; that he convene a special legislative session on climate change in 2020; and that he honor the treaties by meeting these demands.

"Please tell Governor Inslee I support these demands and that I ask him to meet with indigenous leaders and protectors today. Thank you."

Background

Event

Don’t Forget
Seattle Indivisible Meeting

Tuesday, Oct 1, 7:00 pm – Seattle Indivisible Meeting (1st & 3rd Tuesdays):

At the Washington State Labor Council in the Central District, 321 16th Avenue. 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.