Hello clean-air-and-climate friends: Please join us on Zoom (link available via email) from 7-7:40pm MT every other Wednesday night: W June 8, W June 22, 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!)
Policy: Our Zoom call this coming Wednesday will focus on policy, so bring your questions and suggestions! (FYI the latest iteration of our proposal combines our 2020 proposal with elements of SB187 from Senator Derek Kitchen, D-SLC. But we’re open to other ideas and won’t be finalizing our policy until the end of the year.)
People: Thanks to Running Up For Air and IME Utah for signing up as Friends of the Campaign! And our team has continued to do door-knocking, most recently in Pleasant Grove and Sandy.
Plan: Please send us events to add to our signature-gathering plan for 2023. (Recall that we need to hit signature targets in 26 of the 29 state senate districts to make the ballot.) Recently our team has been preparing for signature-gathering in 2023 by doing recon at events including the Ogden Marathon, SLC Pride, Vineyard Days (in Utah County), and Art City Days in Springville (ditto).
Purchasing Power: 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!)
In the news: Check out the op-ed from Rep. Stephanie Pitcher (D-SLC) in the Tribune: “Time for Utah to find the political willpower to make clean air a reality.”
Yoram and the Clean The Darn Air team
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