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Tell legislators that a better future for Washington #TakesTransportation
October 13, 2021

Washington state spends billions of dollars each year on transportation. How we invest in our transportation projects affects our health, our climate, our livelihoods, and issues of social and economic justice for people across the state.

But right now, Washington is using transportation investment strategies from 50 years ago. With transportation the still main source of Washington's climate pollution, we can’t afford any more years of the status quo. We're past due for a new package of transportation projects, planning efforts, and innovations. We want legislators to pass a new package—and to ensure our transportation systems are equitable, accessible, safe, affordable, and clean.

Today we're proud to join a coalition of organizations working across the state to come together and tell legislators that a better future for Washington #TakesTransportation. Explore the new campaign and add your name to the effort:

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Author Bio

Leah Missik

Washington Transportation Policy Manager, Climate Solutions

Leah helps develop and implement policies that will accelerate our transition to a clean energy economy, with a focus on the transportation sector. She joined Climate Solutions in January 2019.

Prior to joining Climate Solutions, Leah was the Senior Program Manager of Built Green, a green home certification program in Washington State. In this role, she collaborated with public and private partners to expand green building incentives, conducted studies on the benefits of green building, and promoted the program to builders and the public.

Leah holds her Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with concentrations in Environmental Policy and International Affairs. She received her B.A. from Kenyon College in 2010. Leah is a Jackson Foundation Leadership Fellow, an alum of Leadership Tomorrow, and a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.

As a volunteer, Leah serves on the Executive Committees of the Sierra Club Seattle Group and Washington State Chapter as well as the Jackson Fellows Leadership Committee. She also collaborates with Russian environmental activists, translating their work into English. With the rest of her time, Leah enjoys long-distance running and bicycling, adventuring, and practicing her Russian.