***DAILY DO’S – Wednesday 8 PM EDITION*** Liz Bander
Okay y'all, this has been one wild week and it's only Wednesday. If you do nothing else, look at #1 and take a second for yourself. I mean it. It may seem like every. single. minute. there is another blow coming, and yeah, that's probably an accurate assessment, but this isn't going to be over tomorrow.
1. RELAX Take 5 minutes and look at pictures of adorable animals, hug your pet, do a yoga pose, blast heavy metal or whatever helps you relax. Then put it on your calendar to do it tomorrow and make it a repeating event. Remember, we're in this for the long haul, so take a breath and take care of you for a moment.
2. Attend a Town Hall Since you've got your calendar out, take a look at this info from the League of Women Voters of Washington and look at attending a town hall with one of your state legislators. Most of them are this Saturday, March 11th. Don't know your district? There's a link to check it on the site. http://participate.lwv.org/…/sal…/web/common/public/content…
3. Help protect the environment for the future: read up on HB 1646, the carbon tax bill proposed by the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, introduced by Joe Fitzgibbon. The targets in this bill need to be consistent with returning our climate to 350 ppm of carbon in the atmosphere. The current language targets 450 ppm. Read up on it here: http://350seattle.org/legislation/
Afterwards, call your state representatives and members of the House Environment Committee to let them know that HB 1646 deserves support, but it should be amended to include the stronger emission targets that were in HB 1372. Tell them to be climate champions! Committee member info here:
Also, check out HB 1611 - Oil Transportation Safety Bill which creates commonsense protections from oil spills, which we’ll need more than ever if the Trans Mountain pipeline comes online. Tell your state representatives to support this bill.
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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