Our Climate's journey began in Oregon (you can read about it here), and we remain committed to getting strong and fair carbon pricing legislation over the finish line. We are working closely with the Renew Oregon coalition and mobilizing our Oregon members to take advantage of every opportunity to show legislators that the time to #PutAPriceOnIt is now.
More than one third of the entire Oregon Legislature has signed on to sponsor Senate Bill 1070, which would enact a statewide cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The bill would require the largest polluters in the state to pay, and reinvest the proceeds into projects that will further reduce pollution and bring job opportunities to economically distressed communities. While there is no time for the bill to pass this year, it is intended to tee up the conversation for the 2018 session. We look forward to advocating for fair and effective climate policy in Oregon next year!
Coming Up: November 4th Rally
Please join Our Climate and the Clean Energy Jobs Coalition for an exclusive campaign kick-off event at house parties and rallies across Oregon. Supporters will host house parties in all 36 Oregon counties and CEJ campaign launch rallies in Portland, Salem, Eugene, and other cities.
The Clean Energy Jobs bill is coming out of the 2017 legislative session with 33 co-sponsors, Governor Kate Brown recently endorsed passing the Clean Energy Jobs bill in 2018, and House leadership is calling the bill “unfinished business for 2018.”The momentum is building. We are ready to pass this legislation in Oregon.
State leadership on climate and clean energy is needed now more than ever before. Join us to learn more about the Clean Energy Jobs campaign and the exciting work that is happening all across the state. Together, we can make Oregon a climate and clean energy leader.
Now is the time to act.
When: Saturday, November 4th, 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: In a living room near you!
Program will include an action training and a few speakers!
Our Climate hosted a Youth Lobby Day in Salem, OR on April 12th for our Youth Lobby Day, co-hosted with Renew Oregon. Nearly 50 students attended and 34 legislator meetings where held! 2017 is the year for bold state leadership! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.