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Gov. Jay Inslee ~ Our climate at risk


Democratic Climate Action

Did you see the recent interview where Donald Trump denies climate change, carmen?

In a rambling tirade, he tries to argue that the planet is actually cooling. It’s absolutely horrifying that the leader of our country has zero understanding of science and outright denies the existence of climate change. Donald Trump’s dangerous beliefs are putting our futures and our children’s futures at risk.

Trump’s reckless, shortsighted decisions are downright dangerous: rolling back critical environmental protections. Pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. Opening our coastlines to devastating offshore drilling. We can’t stand for it.

Our climate is changing, and we have a moral responsibility to take action. That’s why we’re creating Democratic Climate Action: to elect leaders who will promote climate action and fight climate change at the state level, no matter what nonsense Trump spews from the White House.

Right now, the most important thing we can do to protect our planet’s future is to stand united against Trump’s anti-environment agenda.

So I need you to stand with me today. Add your name to send a strong message to Trump: Protect our climate – don’t destroy it!

Thank you for adding your voice.

Very truly yours,

Jay Inslee
Governor of Washington
Chair, Democratic Governors Association

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a message from Gov.Inslee ~ state of the state


Jay Inslee

We should be proud of the progress we’ve made here in Washington. But we’re sure as heck not stopping now.

We know we can do big things, because we’ve done them before. Look, pundits said we’d never be able to pass a transportation package. But now, we have the greenest transportation package in state history. Insiders doubted we would be able to make huge investments in funding our schools. But we did — and now our children and grandchildren have all-day kindergarten, smaller class sizes, and more opportunity to start achieving early. They said we’d hurt business by raising the minimum wage, providing paid sick leave, and implementing the nation’s best paid family leave policy. Yet we were named the best state for business in the nation.

That’s why during my State of the State Address earlier this week, we committed to even bigger fights ahead — for our economy, for our schools, for our health, and for our climate.

During my speech, I reiterated a commitment that you and I know all too well: We must recognize that there is an existential threat to the health of our state, our children, and our jobs. It’s time to act, before the threat becomes our new reality. That threat is climate change.

If anyone can lead the country in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it’s Washington state. We are creators, inventors, builders. Together, we can build the carbon-free future our grandchildren deserve. Washington is exactly the right state to lead the clean-energy economy. And that’s why it is time to join our West Coast neighbors and institute a price on carbon.

The global economy is moving towards a decarbonized, clean-energy future. Countries like China and India are acting. We must not fall behind in this race for clean energy. And by doing our part to take action right here in Washington state, we can confront a clear and present danger.

Change can be daunting, but America’s innovative spirit has overcome challenges before. The space race not only took man to the moon, but it spawned advances in science, medicine, and technology that catapulted our economy into the information age.

We are at the cusp of a similar opportunity. We will either stand up to save our planet and build the vibrant, innovative, and sustainable economy of the future; or we will shrink from the challenge, allow others to take the lead, and lose our ability to protect our communities and define our own fates.

Now is the time to come together, Democrats and Republicans, business and labor leaders, rural Washington and urban Washington, young and old, because we all have a stake in this fight. Let’s do this.

Thanks for sharing this post about an important speech.

Very truly yours,

Jay Inslee

In the News Room with gov Inslee


Washington ~ Gov. Inslee in the Newsroom


 

  • Washington will soon become the fifth state in the U.S. to offer a paid family and medical leave program for workers. It’s arguably the most forward-thinking paid family leave program in the nation.
  • Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a bill to restructure how the state serves at-risk children and youth by creating the Department of Children, Youth and Families. It will be led by Ross Hunter, director of the state’s Department of Early Learning.
  • Washington is home to thousands of immigrants and refugees. If you or someone you know needs assistance understanding the potential impacts of these orders or are experiencing problems related to restricted travel or securing the appropriate visa or refugee documentation, the following state agencies and organizations might be able to help.

  • Washington recently ranked as the No.1 to do business, according to an annual CNBC study. The state leads in economic growth, technological innovation, workforce and quality of life.
  • Washington lawmakers have passed legislation to fully fund the state’s K-12 public schools. The agreement was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee.

In the Newsroom with Gov.Inslee


Latest news releases

Washington will soon become the fifth state in the U.S. to offer a paid family and medical leave program for workers. It’s arguably the most forward-thinking paid family leave program in the nation.

Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a bill to restructure how the state serves at-risk children and youth by creating the Department of Children, Youth and Families. It will be led by Ross Hunter, director of the state’s Department of Early Learning.