Jeanne —

I’m a retired machinist. I worked in the refineries in Anacortes, WA for about 25 years.

All our lives, corporate interests have told us that we have to make a choice between environmental protections and economic growth. I know that’s a false choice. In fact, saying yes on 1631 will allow us to choose both. We can protect existing jobs, as well as help create 40,000 new jobs in Washington, all in support of a safer and more prosperous future.

I know the importance of support and respect for hard working communities. That is why a just transition for our communities must include job protection, as well as many more new opportunities as we build a clean energy economy for all of us.

We need the job opportunities Initiative 1631 will give us. Share my video today and prove: We can choose economic growth AND a cleaner Washington!

I won’t argue that the transition to a clean economy is going to be easy. But I know we can get it right if we care about each other and our future generations.

With Initiative 1631, I know we may be planting a shade tree that I will never sit under. This is for our children and grandchildren. We all share a responsibility to care for them. This is about building the safer and more prosperous future that they will all need.

Saying YES on 1631 is not about left and right. It’s about right and wrong. It’s about being part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

Share my video today!

I know we’ll do the right thing — for your children and mine.

Thanks for all you’re doing,

Steve Garey
Retired Machinist


I-1631 is Washington’s first step towards reducing pollution and ensuring a cleaner future for the next generation. Click here to learn more about how this will protect our state’s health, our air, and drinking water, and create new clean energy jobs across the state.


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