As some of you know, I’m facing felony charges for shutting off a tar sands pipeline. I don’t want to go to prison—but I risked it because I know that we’re running out of time to stave off irretrievable disaster, and the political system is utterly failing to respond. Can you help us change that?There are only 45 days and 8 hours left for the WA state legislature to pass meaningful action on climate this year.
I’m emailing you to ask you to call your legislators now. We have talking points here, and if you don’t know your district, you can find out here (it’s the upper “legislative district”, not the “congressional district”, which is federal).
We know the stakes. It’s the duty of our elected officials to do everything they can to transition away from a fossil fuel-based economy as quickly as possible — and it is our duty as members of a democracy to demand that they do so.
You have my deep thanks for making those calls.
Emily Johnston, 350 Seattle
Read a story in The Guardian about Emily and others shutting down an oil pipeline.