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Learn to Defend Voting Rights and Environmental Justice


The 2020 election is a key opportunity to push leaders to lay out a bold vision for how they plan to combat the relentless assault under way on science, truth, and justice that has weakened our democracy. And throughout the election year, we will need to fight back against attacks on voting rights that deny people their fundamental right to vote, making it harder for them to advocate for policies that benefit their communities.

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a webinar to learn key skills and ways you can join a strong, representative coalition to lead efforts on voting rights and environmental justice in your community.

Our #UnhealthyDemocracy:
Where Voting Rights Meets Environmental Justice
Date: Wednesday, January 15
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET / 12:00–1:00 p.m. PT

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Fight for Voting Rights and Environmental Justice

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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 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:

Presidential candidates’ views on climate change

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.

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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