The Carbon Tax Initiative



Here's lots of opportunities to gather signatures for the Carbon Tax Initiative. If you live in South Sound and haven't  gotten the training or gotten materials, the Tahoma UU Congregation will have a training at 6:30 on June 3rd. More training opportunities  and supplies are here.

Event opportunities after the jump.

 Patrick Mazza made a good point this week: " If Washington Gov. Jay Inslee manages to pass his carbon cap proposal this legislative session, he will owe a debt of gratitude to Carbon Washington and its effort to place a carbon tax on the ballot... People power is what it’s going to take to win the climate struggle, people on the ground talking to their neighbors, presenting to local groups, being a face-to-face climate presence in their communities." Get your whole congregation involved in this important climate action campaign.

Events for Signature Gathering

Folklife (Seattle): There's a big group going Saturday 2-5pm (details and sign up here, there's a basket of goodies for the best signature-gatherers!) and also on Friday from 4-6pm, or head down on your own time, the festival is Friday - Monday.

Seattle International Film Festival (Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Renton)SIFF runs now through Sunday June 7 and is amazing for signature-gathering because (to the best of my knowledge) the venues require audience members to line up outside and they can't enter until 20-30 minutes before showtime. So check out the SIFF calendar (or pick up a paper copy in the Stranger or see their website) and show up 40 minutes before showtime to work the lines of fascinating characters waiting to see "Seoul Searching" or "A Hard Day" (just 2 of the movies from South Korea!) or other great films. Heck you can even collect signatures and then go see the movie yourself!

Sasquatch (the Gorge): If you're going to the Sasquatch music festival this weekend and want to collect some signatures please email

Farmers markets (everywhere):And please email Jason ( in east King County if you want to volunteer at the farmers markets in Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, or Issaquah. ("Mercer Island and Juanita do not start until June.")

Ski to Sea (Bellingham): This extremely popular event had to cancel the skiing aspect of the competition due to the lack of snow, so it's a perfect place to gather signatures from concerned outdoor enthusiasts! Join David ( and the Bellingham CarbonWA team on Saturday and Sunday! Details to meet up are here on the calendar.

Check the calendars for additional opportunities, or to suggest your own! (And here's an RSVP form for Seattle events!)

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