60 Days. 75 Democrats. 2 mass actions. Hundreds of calls and emails. 13 youth plaintiffs. Zero climate legislation passed.
Our demands to the Washington State Legislature were simple: Halt all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects and commit to Washington State to an economy running on 100% renewables by 2028.
On Day 1, we showed up by the hundreds to demand bold climate action from our Democratic majority legislature. On Day 43, youth from across the state told called on legislators to protect their future and commit to the demands of the Act for our Future pledge. By the end of the session only three legislators – Reps. Fitzgibbon, Tarleton, and Macri – had signed the youth pledge…and zero climate legislation had passed.
“We know it’s difficult to face the challenges of climate change, and that you will have to make difficult choices. So please remember— for every day you delay in addressing this crisis, you create vast and unnecessary suffering for generations to come.” – Leonidas Park Taber, 10
With or without our elected leaders, we are not giving up – because we cannot give up. Join us.
- Call your legislators and tell them to sign the Act for Our Future Pledge and commit to a livable future for Washington’s youth.
- Join your local Civic Action Team to continue to pressure your legislators to support climate legislation.
- Join our campaign to get fossil fuel money out of politics!
- Support the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy’s carbon fee initiative.