Post-Election Virtual Recap

Thank you for joining our Washington Environmental Council + Washington Conservation Voters Post-Election virtual gathering last week! We really enjoyed celebrating everyone’s accomplishments from this election cycle together, as well as learning about the political lay of the land and environmental priorities for 2021. If you weren’t able to make this event, we’re sorry we …

Election Special — Hot Off the Wire

Get Ready for the Day After Indivisible Sequim prepares for any election fallout We all want to pop the champagne the night of Nov 3, but unfortunately there's no more 'Election Night' and it's dangerous to act like there is. Unless Biden/Harris win in overwhelming numbers, we won’t find out the true winner of the presidential …

The DNC platform is being improved!

Thanks to you, the DNC platform is being improved! At the end of a long day of amendments, hearings, and markups, we’re pleased to report that most of the amendments supported by Climate Hawks Vote folk like you have been approved! Here’s a sampling of the amendments where your public support made a difference: -- …

OCA members have their say

Now that most of the dust has cleared on the 2018 election, OCA members should be acknowledged for having their say about climate in the public sphere. In these fractured times, there's a need for citizens to state plain truths out loud, and OCA members are to be congratulated for stepping up to the democratic …

R.I.P. Oil, Coal and Gas

The Midterms Have the Power to Usher in an Era of Climate Action Trump and the fossil fuel lobby can stall for time. But change is coming faster than you think. ALEX STEFFEN

How you can help 1631 NOW

From 350.org: Sign up for a shift to knock doors or make phone calls near you with other Yes on 1631 volunteers — find the next event here. (If you can sign up for a volunteer shift, this is where the campaign needs you most!) Sign up here to call voters from the comfort of your …

Poll: 1631 has Big Oil on the ropes!

This Elway poll has some good news for making carbon polluters accountable: https://crosscut.com/2018/10/poll-nations-first-carbon-fee-leading-among-voters This poll shows that:   1) I-1631 is leading among voters, and it's clear that Washingtonians don’t trust big oil despite their $21 million in fancy advertising.   2) This election is going to be close, but we CAN win and defeat …

Candidate forums available online

Candidate Forum videos are going up on Peninsula Area Public Access's YouTube channel as they become available. If you have not had a chance to see the candidates speak in person, check these out! Here is a link where you can check periodically to see when one a new comes online: Peninsula Area Public Access …

Ask your candidates about climate

With primary election season coming around, it's time to exercise your democratic muscles and get involved! One way is to inform yourself (and others) about the candidates' views on climate change and what to do about it. As has been noted elsewhere on this site, individual acts of conscience will simply not be sufficient to …

Vote!  Our future depends on it!

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 …

Support I-1464 for clean elections

OCA has taken a position in favor of state Initiative 1464, a reform of state campaign finance and lobbying laws.  One root cause of climate change is the undue influence of money in politics, so by limiting that influence, we hope to rein in climate change too.  From the Yes on 1464 website: Big money interests …

POTUS candidates on climate change

from sciencedebate.org Climate Change The Earth’s climate is changing and political discussion has become divided over both the science and the best response. What are your views on climate change, and how would your administration act on those views? Hillary Clinton (D) When it comes to climate change, the science is crystal clear. Climate change …

Stand up and be counted! Vote!

OCA endorses these state initiatives: I-732--a revenue-neutral carbon tax I-735--calling for a constitutional amendment to enable better regulation of campaign finance

The candidates on climate

Ballots to be mailed Oct. 14 Here are the candidates for Clallam County Commissioner speaking on climate change: League of Women Voters Port Angeles Rotary Club PA Chamber of Commerce

County Commissioner candidate debate

League of Women Voters Candidates Forum Sunday July 12 Shipley Center,  921 E Hammond St, Sequim 1.00 PM  - 3.45 PM Candidates for Clallam County Commissioner  District 1 Jim McEntire, Mark Ozias, Bryan D. Frazier __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please Vote in the Primary Election     August 4 Ballots Mailed Out on July 15

Tuesday’s election will help determine our climate future

Below are two action requests related to Tuesday’s election, which will influence the course for climate action (or inaction) at the federal level. From Environment America: If we don't do more in the next few days, politicians who deny the science behind climate change and want to dismantle EPA programs will win control of the U.S. …

Election 2014:  Forward or backward on climate?

Probably the most important thing you can do right now to protect us from climate chaos is to get involved in this year’s elections; OCA does not have an endorsement policy, but here are some ideas for your consideration: QUESTIONS AT CANDIDATE FORUMS:  OCA member Brian Grad is organizing people willing to attend one or more …

Whatcom County votes against coal export

In a council election unlike any other in the history of Whatcom County, voters sided with representatives believed to be against a proposed coal export facility.   READ MORE »