Paul Krugman makes clear how crucial this election is to the fate of our climate. He’s talking at the national level, but that’s true at all levels.
OCA endorses these state initiatives:
I-732 would put a tax on carbon that would be balanced by reductions in other state taxes plus a Working Families Tax Rebate.
I-735 would put Washington state on record as calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution overturning Citizens United and reducing the power of money in politics.
I-1464 would implement a number of state reforms to level the playing field for candidates and increase transparency in campaign contributions.
OCA doesn’t endorse candidates, but we encourage people to study candidates’ views on climate:
State and local races: the League of Women Voters’ Vote 411 provides a guide to candidates’ positions, including on climate.
Clallam County Commissioner: a question about climate change was posed during the League of Women Voters debate.
Jefferson County races: several forums are collected here.