This message is from Our Climate and we forward it to you Unitarian Universalists for your action to support passage of the Clean Energy Jobs bill.
We're closer than ever before to getting the Clean Energy Jobs bill across the finish line. The bill passed out of two committees and is on to its final big hurdle: the full Ways and Means committee before it heads to the floor for a vote. This is huge news!
But our fight isn't over. Not even a little bit. The opposition led by the fossil fuel industry is getting desperate. They know we're close to winning and are proposing last-minute amendments to weaken the bill. Senator Betsy Johnson proposed an amendment (Amendment -102) that would effectively gut the bill by removing the investments for impacted communities, giving 100% free allowances to natural gas, weakening emission targets, and more. We can't let this happen.
Can you call your legislator today and tell them to support a strong Clean Energy Jobs bill? You can find your legislator's names and phone numbers here.
It is especially important that members of the Ways and Means Committee hear from us. If you are represented by any of the following members, please call them with the script below:
Senators: Sen. Steiner Hayward, Sen. Beyer, Sen. Frederick, and Sen. Roblan
Representatives: Rep. McLain, Rep. Gomberg, and Rep. Piluso
It's simple! All you have to say is, "Hello, my name is ____, and I'm one of your constituents. I'm calling today to ask that you support a strong House Bill 2020, also known as the Clean Energy Jobs bill, by rejecting amendment -102 which would weaken the bill tremendously. We ask that you send it to the floor as it isfor a vote right now. We can't wait any longer. Thank you!"
With your help, we'll get a strong Clean Energy Jobs bill over the finish line!
Northwest Field Coordinator
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