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That’s right: we can have 100% clean electricity!

The Washington legislative session has started and we are ready to move ahead for clean energy!

Communities across Washington state, from Tacoma to Spokane, have already pledged to go 100% clean. Now our legislature will consider making a statewide commitment to a clean energy transition. The first public hearings will take place this and next week in Olympia.
 
We now have the opportunity—and responsibility—to make sure our legislators hear loud and clear: we must pass strong climate legislation this year, starting with 100% Clean Electricity.
 
Join me at the first hearing on 100% Clean Electricity in the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee and show that Washingtonians demand climate action!
 
WHAT: Senate Bill 5116 Hearing on 100% Clean Electricity Bill, we want to pack the room! Please show up, sign in “pro” (note chances are low they will hear many public comments)
WHEN: Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 am-12pm
WHERE: Cherberg Senate building, Hearing Room 1, 304 15th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501
RSVP here
Carpool link is here.
 
Can’t be there? Call your representatives at the Legislative Hotline: 1-800-562-6000 and tell them to support 100% Clean Electricity!
 
The details: we want a strong 100% Clean Electricity bill that: 1) establishes consequential interim benchmarks to set us on the path to clean and renewable energy sources; 2) requires we get off coal by 2025 and invest instead in clean and renewable energy sources; 3) fully transitions our electricity system to clean energy by 2045; and 4) accomplishes the transition through an equitable and just path that supports all Washingtonians.
 
Thursday’s hearing in the Senate, and the following Tuesday hearing in the House, will jump start the action. Please join us to support the work to put in place a cleaner, safer, and vibrant Washington.

I hope to see you there!

 

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Field Director

, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages citizens and diverse constituencies—faith, health, veteran, youth, parents, sportsmen, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led local field work collaboration with our partners toward passing a federal climate bill, and is currently working to ensure we stop any coal export from the U.S. West Coast.

Joëlle was the Regional Outreach Coordinator of National Wildlife Federation where she focused on mobilizing hunters, anglers and concerned citizens around solutions to global warming. Previous work with Climate Solutions includes the NW Climate Connections partnership, serving as the Field Assistant for the successful Clean Cars campaign, and Field Director of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which passed in April 2006.

She is a board member of Earth Ministry and on the Advisory Board for the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative. She previously served on the Solar Washington board and Sierra Club Executive Committee.

Joëlle is a Northwest native who loves to hike, bike, dance, paraglide, and travel. Her favorite quote is “Hope is borne of participating in hopeful solutions.” — Marianne Williamson.