We’ve now reached a huge milestone in the Yes on 1631 campaign! With over 375,000 signatures, I-1631 was turned in to the state with one of the highest number of signatures ever gathered on a WA state ballot initiative. But now the real fight begins. We expect the fossil fuel industry to spend up to $25 million opposing I-1631 between now and November. But we have something more powerful than money — people power. With the help of literally thousands of volunteers, the Yes on 1631 campaign intends to contact over one million Washingtonians between now and November 7th. But we can only do that with a lot of help.
To stay up-to-date and to get involved in the Yes on 1631 Campaign, please fill out this short form.
Who is behind the Yes on 1631 Campaign?
I-1631 is a ballot measure that was created by the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, a broad and inclusive coalition led by communities of color groups, and labor and environmental organizations. 350 Seattle has been part of the Alliance’s steering committee for almost two years now, working to make Initiative I-1631 as strong as possible. In crafting the initiative, the Alliance also worked in close consultation with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. To date, well over 200 organizations have endorsed I-1631.
What will I-1631 do?
I-1631 will create a $15/ton carbon fee, which will grow at $2/year. The goal of I-1631 is to use that money to invest in solutions that we know reduce climate pollution. I-1631 is expected to raise over $800 million a year for investments in clean energy infrastructure such as wind and solar, creating thousands of well-paying jobs across the state while cutting pollution; critically, over $280 million of that will be invested in projects in marginalized communities.
I-1631 is only one piece of the fierce and broad effort we need to address the climate crisis—but it’s an important one, and we hope you can join us to help make sure that it gets on the ballot!
Okay, I’m in. How can I help?
Now that signatures have been collected and turned in, we will be switching to persuasion. We need to contact one million Washingtonians to make sure that they know to vote Yes on 1631. To do that, we will need over 1,000 volunteers knocking on doors and making phone calls all across the state. To get involved in your area, please fill out the form above and we’ll be in touch!