18,596: Total legislator contacts made by the Civic Action Team in 2021!
The 2021 legislative all-virtual session is wrapped!
We’re beyond grateful and we have so much appreciation for your participation in CAT 2021! We accomplished so much good work together and grew in some powerful ways. Check out our End of Session document, which lists which bills passed and which bills didn’t.
We’re thankful for many good bills signed into law and yet acknowledge there is much work to do. One of the bills we plan to work on in the interim is the Healthy Homes, Healthy Buildings bill which died early in the session. If you’re interested in getting more involved this summer, please let us know at email@example.com.
Our goals for the 2021 session were to improve our existing CAT work and to deepen our work. This is our 2nd year as a 350 WA Network campaign and we’re looking forward to having a celebration party! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 13, 6:30-8pm, where we’ll reflect on what went well, ways to improve and answer any questions you may have. Please register here for the CAT Wrap Party and/or RSVP on Facebook HERE!
Thank you for your hard work making this session an engaging and active year for climate legislation in Olympia! And thank you for all your input over the last few weeks. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable!
– Katherine, David, Grace and the whole kitten caboodle of CAT volunteers
PS: For those who have one last action in you, here you go!
Both HB 1091 Clean Fuels Standard and SB 5126 Climate Commitment Act were passed with provisions that hold them hostage to the passage of a transportation package, which might not occur until 2023. As our partners at 350 Spokane point out, most legislation is not contingent on the passage of additional legislation. Why should climate action be treated as second class legislation? Now that we’ve committed to act on climate, let’s not delay.
Use this form to ask Governor Inslee to use his line item veto to remove the provisions in the Climate Commitment Act and the Clean Fuels Standards Program that condition their implementation on adoption of a transportation package that would include at least a 5 cent increase in the gas tax.