1) I-1631 is leading among voters and it’s clear that Washingtonians want clean energy, clean air, and they don’t trust big oil.
2) This election is going to be CLOSE, but that we CAN win and defeat big oil and their money.
3) Undecided voters will come down to who they trust and every conversation we have with our neighbors, our friends, and at the doors is essential to help us win.
Close your eyes. Now imagine it’s 8 PM on election night and we’ve lost the election by 500 votes. Think about how you would feel, especially if there was something you could have done that you didn’t.
This election could be that close. But you can get to election night knowing you’ve done everything you possibly could. Sign up for as many shifts as you can through election day!
Responding to Oily Lies Big oil companies and the Koch Brothers are flooding our TVs and social media with lies about I-1631. The best way for us to push back is by having real conversations with voters.
Yesterday I sent all of you an email with some of our best tips to respond and this FAQ.
Remember the most effective response starts by 1) Naming the people who wrote our initiative like the American Lung Association, the Nature Conservancy, and the League of Women Voters and 2) pointing out that 5 big oil companies have already spent $20 Millionbecause they don’t want to be held accountable for their pollution.
For many undecided voters their vote will come down to who they trust. Letting them know who wrote this and who is opposing it is the most effective way to win their vote.
SHARE this powerful message from Naomi Klein In case you missed this powerful message from author Naomi Klein here it is! Please share this around social media and use it to help recruit your friends and family to volunteer!
Fiery endorsement from The Stranger! “The first thing you need to know about I-1631 (henceforth referred to as “the carbon fee”) is that the SECB—an ungovernable collection of maladapted hacks who hate each other as much as they hate themselves—support it unanimously.”
Volunteer Highlight of the week: Our volunteer highlight goes out to Bianca! She cares about clean air and clean energy for Washington! She’s out canvassing for I-1631 and so far has knocked on 50 doors!! Yes 50! Her goal is 100 doors before the election. Big turfs and asking voters to sign pledge cards don’t intimidate her!
Small Business Endorsements – We have signs for small businesses and a goal of sweeping up 200 small business endorsements. Ask your favorite coffee shop, your yoga studio, or maybe you own your own small business. Email Lauren@yeson1631.org to request signs and we’ll mail them to you.
Write a letter to the editor (LTE)
Thanks to everyone who submitted letters to the editor last week! Remember the best letters are personal stories that explain why you believe in 1631, as opposed to policy explanations. We’ve created an LTE guide with some great samples Check it out here
Volunteer Code of Conduct:
Yes On 1631 Volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. To ensure everyone is respected and empowered on our campaign we’ve established a volunteer code of conduct. Please read it here.
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