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Oregon Climate Action Day

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Viewed all day from closed-circuit televisions in state office buildings! Credit: WestTurn Picture Co

Oregon Climate Action Day was a big success. Bonnie, Adriana, and Adam helped represent 350 PDX and talked with legislators to express support for a carbon tax in Oregon.

We met with Rep. Jules Bailey, Sen. Rosenbaum’s office, and more!

Visit OregonCAN for more information on the big day and to learn more about a carbon tax for Oregon.

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Now the salmon is migrating to Salem…

350pdxlogo_0We invite you to the first Oregon Climate Action Day on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11am on the Oregon Capitol steps in Salem. Join hundreds from across the state who share a vision of climate solutions and a thriving clean energy economy.

Throughout the day, our trained citizen lobby teams will meet with 20 legislators to ask that they author or sign on to an effective, market-based, upstream solution we believe in: a revenue-neutral carbon tax that sets a scientifically-determined and predictably graduating price on pollution. Oregon can implement such a policy to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost our local, renewable economy (as modeled by the tax levied in British Columbia in 2008 and proposed at the national level by the Citizens Climate Lobby).

We are proud as Oregonians to be part of a state with a history of bipartisan problem-solving and innovation on tough issues – from the bottle bill to current healthcare innovations – and know that Oregon can again lead the country on humanity’s greatest challenge yet: climate change.

Oregon Climate Action Day attendees will help launch the grassroots network Oregon CAN: which exists to connect climate-concerned Oregonians, organize creative advocacy, educate onarket-based climate solutions, and to empower citizens to lobby their elected officials.

This event is a point of convergence for people on fronts across the state engaged in the good fight to break free from dependence on destructive fossil fuels.

RSVP today to camilathorndike@gmail.com to join a citizen lobby team and ask your Representative or Senator to support an effective, upstream, market-driven solution to climate change. Fossil fuel lobbyists are there every day. It’s time for us to show up and defend our state and future.

Remember to sign up here for the countdown till May 22!

**Click below for additional info:

Documents viewable here.

If you plan on joining us in Salem on Wednesday, May 22nd, please let me know so we’ll have an idea of the numbers of people we expect to have from the Portland Metro Area.

Contact me if you need general or carpooling info.

Thanks!-Bonnie McKinlay

350pdx@gmail.com

503-705-1943