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June 6, 2017: Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy forum to highlight need for equitable climate policy in Washington state

posted Jun 6, 2017, 10:47 AM by Virginia Cleaveland   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 9:10 AM ]

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Blue Green Alliance, Community to Community Development, Washington Environmental Council co-hosting forum June 20 in Bellingham. 

Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy supporter organizations RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Washington BlueGreen Alliance, Community to Community Development, and Washington Environmental Council are co-hosting a forum “Fund the solutions, price the pollution: The future of climate policy in Washington state” from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham (map).

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is a statewide coalition of individuals, organizations, and businesses dedicated to reducing global warming pollution, strengthening the economy, and making sure all families have a better future.

The Alliance is advancing a statewide policy initiative for 2018 to reduce carbon emissions and build a clean energy future. The initiative would invest in clean energy, clean water, and healthy forests, by implementing a performance-based tax on major polluters, while providing investment for disproportionately impacted communities and a just transition for workers.

Forum speakers include:
  • Sameer Ranade, Climate and Clean Energy Campaign Associate at Washington Environmental Council
  • Steve Garey, Steering Committee Member of the Washington BlueGreen Alliance, and retired refinery worker and union president of the United Steelworkers Local 12-591 
  • Edgar Franks, Civic Engagement Program Coordinator at Community to Community Development
  • Eddy Ury, Clean Energy Program Manager at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
  • Stina Janssen, Field Organizer at Washington Environmental Council

“In Washington State, we have a tremendous opportunity to fulfill the vision of a robust and just green economy. We can take on big challenges like climate change and improve the lives of ordinary people in the process. I encourage everyone in the area to come to this event to listen, learn, offer feedback, and engage,” said Sameer Ranade with Washington Environmental Council. 

For more information about the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, visit jobscleanenergywa.com.

RSVP for the event on Facebook at facebook.com/events/452064251813909.

Updates: This press release was updated on July 9th. Rosalinda Guillen of Community to Community Development will not be giving a short introduction. Stina Janssen was added to the list of forum speakers.