Hello clean-air-and-climate friends: We’re skipping the Zoom session this Wednesday night because of all the great signature-gathering opportunities on the calendar, so holler if you have questions and otherwise please help us qualify for the Nov 2024 ballot by collecting 135,000 signatures by W Nov 22, 2023! (We’re nearing the 10% mark!)

Weekly email blasts: To highlight all the great signature-gathering opportunities, we are planning to send out these email blasts every week instead of every other week. If that’s too much for you, please let us know. (If desired, you can also unsubscribe from the links at the bottom.)

Help us get 50% more stickers, now through June 30: We’re required by state law to offer signers a sticker with more information (plus our stickers are cool!) and the company we buy stickers from has a 50% bonus sale now through June 30, so please make a donation and help us raise $5,000 to get more stickers and other materials!

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!

Tales from the Trails: Jan, Dave, and Yoram had a great time last night gathering before the sold-out Cake concert at Red Butte; lots of friendly people eager to sign (we got 500 total signatures!), plus they offered us cold drinks and one fellow even gave us 2 tickets to the concert! (There’s another sold-out Red Butte concert tonight, holler ASAP if you want to come!) Also, here’s a good response when you ask someone to sign and they say “How are you going to clean the air?” We’re going to eliminate the state sales tax on grocery store food, replace it with a carbon tax on fossil fuels, and put some money into clean air programs. Finally, Yoram had a funny exchange with a young woman in Syracuse: “Hi there, are you a Utah voter?” “Sorry, no, I don’t have a boat.” 

In the news: Dave and Yoram had an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune: “Utahns, don’t give up on ballot measures—and join our effort to clean the darn air“. KUER’s David Condos had a three-part series about how, under a very-high-emissions scenario, extreme heat days in Utah could double by 2050, which could “threaten Utah’s water supply” and “hit rural Utah especially hard“. Also, Dave recommends this CNN.com “four alarming charts” compilation of 2023 climate data, and also this Hinckley Institute Radio Hour recording featuring Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy; see in particular the ten minutes starting at about 36:50, where she talks about climate change being a threat multiplier for our main social, economic, political, and environmental challenges, and the two minutes starting at about 51:10, where she advocates for carbon pricing policies like ours! Finally, check out the People’s Great Salt Lake Summit on F July 15!