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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 19, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Redmond Library
15990 NE 85th St
Redmond, WA 98052
United States
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CONTACT
Eliza Pan
34 RSVPS
Todd Mildon Jackie Hackett Ruth Allen Ruth Allen Debbie Rowe Hope L Emanuel Jacobowitz Radka Chapin Nancy Tudorof Bryan Ferris Lisa Rand Janna Treisman Suzan Peebles Shannon Mullins Molly Peebles Charles Domingue Selden Prentice Nicola Weiss Summer Montacute Janelle Knowlton Megan Willan Jenaleigh Flones Taylor Corrin Eliza Pan Frances Hall Nancy Shimeall Katherine Wade-Easley Sara Papanikolaou Janah Pierce Marian Marr Dugan Kate Ingalls

Who's RSVPing

Todd Mildon
Jackie Hackett
Ruth Allen
Ruth Allen
Debbie Rowe
Hope L
Emanuel Jacobowitz
Radka Chapin
Nancy Tudorof
Bryan Ferris
Lisa Rand
Janna Treisman
Suzan Peebles
Shannon Mullins
Molly Peebles
Charles Domingue
Selden Prentice
Nicola Weiss
Summer Montacute
Janelle Knowlton
Megan Willan
Jenaleigh Flones
Taylor Corrin
Eliza Pan
Frances Hall
Nancy Shimeall
Katherine Wade-Easley
Sara Papanikolaou
Janah Pierce
Marian Marr Dugan

Will you come?

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