Yes on 1631 is a major climate initiative in WA in 2018. The campaign is being led by a broad coalition of labor, communities of color, environmental groups and tribes. If passed, I-1631 would raise billions for renewable energy projects. To get on the ballot, Yes on 1631 needs to gather 260,000 signatures before June 30th.
Can you help by signing up for a signature gathering shift with leaders from local 350 groups?
350 Seattle Signature Gathering Events!
Columbia City, Seattle, 6/14, 4pm
Fremont Solstice Parade, 6/16, 12pm
Seattle – Vashon Ferry, W.Seattle Terminal, 6/19, 3:45pm
Seattle – Bainbridge, Seattle Terminal, 6/19, 2:30pm
West Seattle, Trader Joe’s, 6/19, 4pm
Capitol Hill, Seattle, 6/23, 11am
Renton Farmers Market, 6/19, 3pm
350 Tacoma Events!
350 Tacoma is organizing signatures gathering shifts every night from June 10-23rd. Please email Dan to join a shift.
350 Eastside Events!
Bothell, PCC, 6/19, 1pm
350 Wenatchee Events!
Leavenworth, Front Street, 6/23, 10am
If there isn’t a 350 group in your area find more Yes on 1631 signature gathering events here.
Once you have signed up for a shift, please fill out this form to stay involved and help us pass I-1631!
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?
Between now and June 30th we are collecting signatures! As of June 8th, we have about 65,000 signatures still to collect.
You can help right now by signing up for a signature gathering shift here: www.yeson1631.org
After June 30th, 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!