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Climate Political Advocacy 101

Free event, all ages welcome, and no political experience needed!

How can we make sure our elected officials are hearing our voices? What can you do to fight for climate justice given the Trump administration and its climate-denying leaders, if you have an hour, two hours, or five hours a week?

Join us for an evening discussing how we will use people power to get our elected officials to act boldly to fight climate change.

Come learn about the fight for a stable climate and even more importantly, about what you can do to help. We will be focusing on state level political lobbying and advocacy, specifically on aggressively updating WA state's limits for greenhouse gases. You can join a civic action team to... lobby our elected officials on climate policy. Eastside, unite!

In July 2016, 350 Seattle and Our Children’s Trust led a hunger strike outside the Capitol Building in Olympia to protest the weak Clean Air Rule that the Dept. of Ecology had proposed. The rule did not require the necessary cuts to pollution that would put us on a path of reducing carbon dioxide to 350 parts per million (ppm), which is the point at which our climate can begin to recover.

Our Children’s Trust (OTC) has since drafted legislation that would update our state’s emissions targets to the necessary levels to achieve climate stability, and also REQUIRE our state to act to achieve these greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

We need people power to move this legislation forward. We need people power to convince our elected officials that acting on climate change cannot be delayed any longer.

Links for further reading:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/03/world-on-track-for-3c-of-warming-under-current-global-climate-pledges-warns-un

http://cascadiaplanet.blogspot.com/2016/07/hungry-for-climate-justice-fasting-at.html

https://350.org/about/science/
WHEN
February 06, 2017 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
Sammamish Library
825 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075
United States
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CONTACT
Eliza Pan
98 RSVPS
Julie Merkel Elizabeth Swavely Nicola Weiss Beckie Stokes Gretchen Mjelde Sara Fabian Stephanie Henderson Sara F Pauline Cantor Laura Reed Coyne Laura Coyne Siriusly Brown Tamera Strandwold Lara Tolbert Taylor Corrin Anne Trop Elizabeth Faaland Debbie Johnson Yelena Shine Frances Hall Jennifer Crown Nicole Beaty Kelsey Wright Cinthia VMnrl Asha Si Denise Wright Amy Leslie Nasya Sierra Megan Willan Vanessa Pegueros Jenni Nadler Jennifer Nadler Yasmine Abdeldayem Akram Hussein Danna Morris Brandi Painter Shahenda Eltoukhy Rupa Gee Rupa Guha Danna Kapacinskas Lauren Applewood Susan Montacute Annette Cottrell Emily Robinson Katherine Wade-Easley Rory Wade-Easley Aj Hoffman Laurel Yruretagoyena

Who's RSVPing

Julie Merkel
Elizabeth Swavely
Nicola Weiss
Beckie Stokes
Gretchen Mjelde
Sara Fabian
Stephanie Henderson
Sara F
Pauline Cantor
Laura Reed Coyne
Laura Coyne
Siriusly Brown
Tamera Strandwold
Lara Tolbert
Taylor Corrin
Anne Trop
Elizabeth Faaland
Debbie Johnson
Yelena Shine
Frances Hall
Jennifer Crown
Nicole Beaty
Kelsey Wright
Cinthia VMnrl
Asha Si
Denise Wright

Will you come?

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