Statement in response to Washington House proposed budget
March 27, 2015

Climate Solutions statement in response to the Washington State House of Representatives proposed budget released Friday, 3/27/15

“We are committed to working with the Legislature to account for the price of carbon in our economy,” said Jessica Finn Coven, Washington State Director for Climate Solutions.  “By cutting global warming pollution and holding the fossil fuel industry accountable, the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act would generate critically-needed revenue for our state and should be a part of the budget.  Climate Solutions is committed to designing an equitable framework for climate action.  We will continue to advocate for full funding of the Working Families Tax Rebate, so those hit hardest by the costs of global warming can more easily transition to the clean energy economy.”

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Jonathan Lawson

Digital Communications Manager, Climate Solutions

As Digital Communications Manager, Jonathan uses online tools to extend the reach of Climate Solutions programs, and to expand the community of people and organizations working together for clean energy and sustainable climate policies. He serves as managing editor of, and oversees our email list communications and social media.

Before joining Climate Solutions in 2014, Jonathan served as Executive Director of the communications rights organization Reclaim the Media, where he played a catalytic role in fueling the growth of a national movement focused on media justice and democratizing media and communications policy. He also spent more than eight years providing communications strategy, digital communications and design to statewide labor organizations including SEIU and WFSE/AFSCME, writing op-eds by day and designing giant puppets by night.

A past board member of the Washington News Council and of Seattle Improvised Music, he is also a veteran of the Independent Media Center movement, and has worked in community radio since 1986; for 19 years he produced the weekly creative music program Flotation Device on KBCS. His articles on media and communications issues have appeared in numerous northwest and national publications. Jonathan holds a masters degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University.