Hello clean-air-and-climate friends: We’re celebrating 10,000 valid signatures! See the detailed senate district breakdown below, and please join us on zoom (link via email) from 7-7:40pm MT every other Wednesday night: W June 14, W June 28, etc. All are welcome to a discussion of our campaign and our progress in qualifying for the Nov 2024 ballot by collecting 135,000 signatures by W Nov 22, 2023!
The 100 Club: Kudos to folks who have 100+ signatures (Casey, Di, and Joan G, joining Brynn M, JJ, and Jan K), to folks who have 250+ signatures (Karen D), to folks who have 500+ signatures (Dennis M, joining Lisa R), and to folks who have 1000+ signatures (Dave C and Yoram). There are over 30 others who are on the board and within reach of the 100 Club… and there’s room for you too!
Signature-gathering opportunities: Check out the Guide to Gathering Signatures and this 2-pager with instructions for signature gatherers, and then click on the links below for event calendars; experienced volunteers have added their names and contact info in red to events they’re going to attend, so reach out to them if you want to join them! (Or try to add a Comment on the calendar, or email us at info@DarnAir.org.) No experience necessary, we will provide training and materials, email us at info@DarnAir.org with questions!
- North of SLC (calendar): Highlights include the first Layton Amphitheater concerts on Sat June 17 (almost sold out), W June 21 (sold out!), Sat June 24, and W June 28 (sold out!); Saturday farmers markets in Logan, Tremonton, and Ogden; Ogden Raptors baseball games June 16-18 and 24-29; and Syracuse Heritage Days, West Haven Days, and Pleasant View Founder’s Day, all culminating on Sat June 24.
- South of Provo (calendar): We had five volunteers at Springville Art City Days last Saturday (!) and now we’re back to working the Saturday farmers markets in St George, Cedar City, and Torrey.
- SLC to Provo (calendar): Utah Pride was great fun and now we’re in the thick of the summer: M June 12: show at Sandy Amphitheater, farmers market in Herriman; T June 13: concerts at Red Butte and Eccles Theater; W June 14: concerts at Red Butte (sold out!), The Depot, and The Complex, farmers markets in Orem and Park City, and (unless you’re out gathering!) our next 7pm Zoom call; Th June 15: WestFest in WVC and Heber Market on Main; F June 16: WestFest in WVC, ForkFest in American Fork, Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days, and concerts in Daybreak and Tooele; Sat June 17: WestFest, ForkFest, Strawberry Days, concert in Daybreak, farmers markets in Draper, Daybreak, Eagle Mountain, Provo, and Midway, and the Heber Valley Marathon; Sun June 18: WestFest, markets in SLC 9th West and Park City; M June 19: farmers market in Herriman; T June 20: Bees baseball and concert at The Complex; W June 21: Bees baseball, concert at The Complex, and farmers markets in Orem and Park City; Th June 22: Bees baseball, Taylorsville Dayzz, and Heber Market on Main; F June 23: Bees baseball, Taylorsville Dayzz, Lehi Round-Up, and concerts in Daybreak and Tooele; Sat June 24: Bees baseball (fireworks game!), RSL soccer, Taylorsville Dayzz, concert in Daybreak, Lehi Round-Up, and farmers markets in Draper, Daybreak, Eagle Mountain, Provo, and Midway; Sun June 25: Bees baseball, concerts at Red Butte (sold out!) and Lehi, and markets in SLC 9th West and Park City; M June 26: concert at Red Butte; T June 27: day off!; W June 28: concert at The Complex, farmers markets in Orem and Park City, and (unless you’re out gathering!) our next 7pm Zoom call.
Tales from the Trails: Jan K writes that at Sandy Amphitheater she got “48 signatures in an hour. Anywhere people are captive in a line waiting is the absolute BEST for signature gathering. I walk down the line and many say ‘I’ll sign’. It’s all pretty easy. GIVE US MORE LINES!” As requested, there are lots of lines in the events highlighted above!
In the news: The Arctic could be ice-free in the summer as early as the 20230s according to new studies discussed on PBS and in the NYT. And CNN has “Move to electric vehicles could save nearly 90,000 lives in US by 2050, study says”, about this American Lung Association study.
Yoram and the Clean The Darn Air team
Districts where we’re doing better than the statewide average (mostly districts we predicted would be easy, plus evidence of the amazing effort by Lisa R and compatriots in SW Utah!):
Districts where we’re underperforming the statewide average: