We consistently support policies at the ballot and in the legislature that will reduce the carbon pollution causing climate change. This includes endorsing I-1631, a measure that would impose a pollution fee on coal, oil, and gas burned or sold in Washington State. The revenue would fund clean energy, healthy ecosystems, and invest in communities most impacted by climate change. Here is our statement supporting the policy .
Literally walking our talk, seven Audubon volunteers from across the country traveled to Washington state earlier this month to help collect signatures for I-1631. With a lakefront Airbnb in Federal Way as their base-camp for the week, these determined volunteers braved unseasonably cold and rainy weather to canvass at farmers markets, food truck festivals, supermarkets and Puget Sound landmarks like the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Pike Place Market and Capitol Lake in Olympia. Audubon Washington Field Organizer Ben Silesky wrote about the effort and the importance of Pierce County voters in particular when it comes to supporting climate action.
To qualify for the November ballot, over 270,000 valid signatures must be collected by early July. We need your help and hope you’ll sign up to help us support I-1631 and take climate action. If you want to get involved in local canvassing activities and signature gathering for I-1631, feel free to contact Ben.