Hello clean-air-and-climate friends, we’ve got a few important updates to share:
Zoom meeting change: Because of July 4 travels plans etc. we are moving the Zoom meeting for W July 6 to the following week (W July 13) and shifting future meetings by a week as well, meaning that we will be meeting (at the same Zoom link, available via email) from 7-7:40pm MT on W July 13, W July 27, etc. All are welcome! We’ll talk about the Four P’s—Policy, Plan, Purchasing Power, and People—as we prepare to qualify for the Nov 2024 ballot by collecting signatures from February to November, 2023. (Mark your calendars, and follow the previous link if you’re new to the campaign and want to get caught up!)
Purchasing Power (and The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change!): We’ve raised almost $3k toward the $5k matching challenge we got from a donor who supports “small teams doing creative and strategic activism” on issues ranging from internet privacy to climate action. You can help by making an online donation or by sending a check payable to Clean The Darn Air, PO Box 522468, SLC UT 84152. (Note that donations to political campaigns won’t get you a tax deduction, but they will get you our eternal gratitude!) Donate $100 or more and I’ll reach out and send you a copy of my brand new book, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, Revised Edition. (This is the 2nd edition of the book, updated based on the recent IPCC AR6 report. Click here for excerpts and more!) Your entire donation will go to the campaign, bigger donations of $200+ are eligible for 2+ copies of the book, I’m happy to sign books as desired, and this offer applies retroactively to previous donations made this calendar year!
In the news: The results of last week’s primary election contain some good news (clean air and climate champion Nate Blouin, who we door-knocked for and with, has an amazing 75% of the vote in his South Salt Lake senate race) and some less good news (clean air and climate champion Becky Edwards got 30% of the vote for U.S. Senate, which was impressive but less than Mike Lee’s 62%, so he’ll go to the general election to face independent Evan McMullin) and some still-too-close-to-call news (clean air and climate champion Derek Kitchen is currently 51 votes behind challenger Jennifer Plumb, with the next vote tally coming on Tuesday July 5). Thanks to everyone who donated to or door-knocked for great candidates, and stay tuned for the November 8 general election, which will also feature clean air and climate champion Patrick Belmont, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary for state Representative in Logan. And, in national news, the recent Supreme Court ruling limiting the EPA means that our campaign has gained extra importance. Thanks for supporting the campaign if you can!