We have been helping plan a Lobby and Rally Day of Action in Olympia happening Thursday, April 11th. This event is part of a coalition of young people demanding for climate action. We will spend the day advocating for climate action while getting to know passionate young people over great food, conversation, and speakers.
Although this event is centered around empowering youth, all ages are needed in Olympia to support young people and inspire our lawmakers! So far Carbon WA members from retirees to infants are planning to come!
If you can attend, please RSVP by Tuesday, April 9th.
10 a.m. – 12 noon: BREAKFAST AND WORKSHOPS at United Churches of Olympia, in the Social Hall at 110 11TH AVE SE, 98501
12 – 12:30 p.m.: LUNCH (free lunch provided)
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: RALLY — A 10-minute walk to the steps of the Legislative Building at 416 SID SNYDER AVE SW, 98504
1:30 – 3 p.m.: FLOOR VOTE — Where we’ll gather in the rotunda
When you RSVP, please make sure to mention you are with our Carbon Washington group and email our Advocacy Coordinator, Katsi@carbonwa.org to let us know you’ll be joining our group.
As you know CarbonWA Policy, Advocacy and Communications teams have been busy this legislative session mobilizing support for key legislation that support our vision: Net zero carbon emissions and a prosperous, healthy future. We need you to join us there to show our lawmakers that climate change is an urgent issue that must be acted on now. Although this is a youth-led event, it is not just for youth. We want everyone to join us!
We would greatly appreciate your taking the time to share this information with your group or other relevant channels. Feel free to share this email below and/or our Facebook event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We appreciate your support!
Additional Opportunities to help:
Can’t make it to the event but still want to take action? Support us by sharing the Facebook event and submitting a letter to your elected official telling them who you are and why you support bold, equitable action on climate.
Interested in speaking at the rally? Let us know on the RSVP form! Because this event aims to center the voices of individuals on the frontlines of climate change, we especially want young speakers from Indigenous communities, communities of color, low-income families, or who identify as part of the LGBTQ community.
In other CarbonWA news, specific bills we are watching this week in Olympia: HB 1110 Clean Fuel Standard, SB 5811 Low Emissions Vehicles expanded like California’s and any new bills that may still drop. To learn more about the status of climate action in Olympia, listen to last week’s CarbonCast podcast or visit our website for the full list of bills CarbonWA supports this session.
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