Next Tuesday, November 5th is Election Day. Here are two ballot measures that impact our ability to find just and equitable solutions to climate change.
Vote NO on I-976
This Initiative sponsored by Tim Eyman, aims to cut our state and local transportation funds for projects from Spokane to Seattle, Bellingham to Vancouver and all points in between. By repealing critical transportation funding, I-976 cripples our ability to fix dangerous highways, retrofit bridges and overpasses, fund transit, expand light rail, maintain ferries, build voter-approved projects, and improve freight corridors. All in all, it spells trouble for our transportation system and our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in that sector.
Vote “Approve” on R-88
This past session, the legislature passed Initiative 1000. I-1000 allows public employers and colleges to consider diversity as one factor in public employment, government contracts, and public education. This will help create a level playing field for women, veterans, people of color, seniors and individuals with disabilities – without the use of quotas. One of Climate Solutions guiding values is: Justice: “To achieve climate stability and resilience, we must address injustice and inequity in our own communities and beyond. All people, all communities, and all nations deserve the opportunity to share equitably in health, economic security, dignity, self-determination, and the pursuit of happiness.” Please join Climate Solutions in voting to Approve R-88 promoting fair and equitable opportunities for everyone. Thank you for all you do. Please vote NO on I-976 and Approve on R-88.