PROTECT OUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Demand Accurate CDC Reports on Covid-19
The Assistant Secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Caputo, has been altering the weekly reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports are written to help Americans understand the trends in diseases, particularly the coronavirus pandemic. We cannot make good decisions about our health and safety without honest, accurate information to guide us.
We are fortunate to have Attorney General Bob Ferguson protecting us from attacks on our democracy, and our Attorney General has won 34 lawsuits holding President Trump accountable to the rule of law and the Constitution. If it is illegal to alter the reports from the CDC, then our Attorney General may be able to help us.
ACTION: Call our Attorney General Bob Ferguson to ask him to address the altered reports from the CDC.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson (360) 753-6200
Script: My name is ___________________, and I am a member of Olympia Indivisible. I am calling because I am concerned that we are not getting accurate reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Apparently, the Department of Health and Human Services political appointees have been altering the reports. I am asking Attorney General Bob Ferguson if it is illegal to alter CDC reports related to Covid-19. We need accurate information about the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you.
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KEEP OUR STREETS SAFE
We Don’t Have To Slip Into Political Violence
The risk of political violence is growing in our country, particularly after our next election.
We can act now to stop this growing trend before cycles of incidents and retribution become normalized. You can read more about how to help prevent violence here:
Here are 3 things from the Carnegie Report that we can ask our Governor to do now!
ACTION: Call Governor Inslee and ask him to join you in making a commitment to preventing political violence.
My name is ________ I am calling because I am alarmed that acts of political violence are becoming more and more routine in our state and country.
I am asking that Governor Inslee invite leadership from both parties to hold a joint news conference condemning political violence. I ask that they commit to 3 things:
1. Speak out and challenge any statements made by state and national leaders that suggest or incite violence, regardless of political affiliation.
2. Work together to correct dangerous misinformation quickly before it becomes accepted through repetition.
3. Unify all Washingtonians in protecting our democracy.
Governor's Office, Phone
State and County Actions
The Legislative Team Has Selected the Top Actions for the Week Of 09/13/20
Submit testimony to stop the sale of PSE’s Coal Plant to Montana before the October 8th Hearing
May 7,2019 Washington State passed the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA). By selling the plant to an out-of-state utility that plans to burn coal indefinitely rather than guiding the plant to an orderly retirement, PSE is undermining the legislative intent of the state’s clean energy law, which promised reductions in climate pollution from the electricity sector.
PSE is also selling their interest in a major Colstrip transmission line that could instead be used to add Montana wind projects. PSE most needs electricity in winter, exactly when Montana’s wind blows hardest and PSE’s existing Eastern Washington wind projects are at their lowest level of output.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Colstrip plant was the 11th largest single source of greenhouse gases in the United States in 2018, producing 13.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of more than 2.8 million cars on the road for a year.
We must stop PSE’s proposed sale of Colstrip assets:
Action: Submit comments to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission by one of these methods:
In your comments, please reference Docket# UE-200115 and provide your NAME and ADDRESS.
Do not allow the Puget Sound Energy Colstrip Sale, Docket UE-200115. This sale undermines Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) which requires all Washington State utilities remove coal fired electricity from the power grid by 2025.
Units 3 and 4 produce 10+ million tons CO2/year, equal to 2 million cars. When we retire these units, it will be one of the greatest climate pollution reductions ever achieved in the Northwest. Additionally, we must stop the groundwater pollution from the leaking coal ash ponds, which customers already have to pay to clean up.
PSE should also not sell their interest in a major Colstrip transmission line, instead it should be used to add Montana wind projects. The highly valuable transmission line is owned by its customers. Stop ripping off Washington and Montana customers.
Name & Address
Thank the Washington Dept. of Ecology
Comments due: September 30, 2020
Help keep our waters (the Columbia River) and air safe. Thank the Washington Dept. of Ecology for Holding the U.S. Government Accountable for Cleaning Up the Hanford Nuclear Facility.
The Waste Enacapsulation Storage Facility stores about 90 million curies of radioactivity, about one-third of all radioactivity at Hanford. Since 1970 these capsules have been stored in pools at WESF. Now, almost over 50 years later, we see aging infrastructure around the Hanford Site beginning to fail. Scientists fear that a failure of the WESF facility, containing this much radioactivity, would be a Chernobyl-like catastrophe. Including changes necessary to move these capsules into dry storage is absolutely necessary to ensure the safety of the site.
Follow this link to sign the thank-you letter to Department of Ecology:
Learn about other actions to protect Washington, including removing dams to protect salmon and opposing the fracked gas facility in Kalama.
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