We need your support to put a price on carbon in Washington.
Yesterday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report. It confirmed that climate change is already devastating ecosystems and communities across the world—more so than scientists had expected. In order to preserve life on earth as we know it, we must act immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This November, climate change is on the ballot in Washington state—and we have an opportunity to significantly influence the national conversation around climate action. Initiative 1631 would hold polluters accountable by enacting a fee on pollution and investing in a just transition to clean energy. One of the conclusions of the IPCC report is that "a price on carbon is central to prompt mitigation." By putting a price on carbon in Washington, we will create a model for other states to follow and catalyze the movement for this critical solution.
The oil industry has already spent $20 million to defeat I-1631. There’s no question about it: the outcome of this vote is going to be close, and the only way we will win is by talking with voters—especially young voters who want to protect our future.
Our small and determined team is stretching our budget to win in November. We’ve hired two full-time organizers and 20 student leaders to mobilize youth support for I-1631. In every corner of Washington—from Vancouver to Bellingham to Spokane—our student leaders are holding outreach events, organizing phone banks, knocking on doors, and publishing media pieces. Young people need to turn out for climate this election, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure that happens.
As we enter the final weeks of the campaign, we need your support. Will you make a donation today? Your gift will support critical on-the-ground work to help us pass I-1631, and ignite a movement to protect a livable planet with powerful policy solutions.