Resolutions

Resolutions passed during monthly meetings

Gas Infrastructure Resolution

150 150 Carla Rogers

Resolution Opposing New and Expanded Gas Infrastructure in WA State

Considered at the 5/8/19 Membership Meeting

WHEREAS the world’s foremost body of climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change reports that we have until 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5C to mitigate devastating worldwide climate impacts such as extreme temperatures, heavy rains, drought, biodiversity loss, and depletion of freshwater sources;

WHEREAS if we do not take immediate action to radically reduce our emissions in line with the Paris Target of 1.5C, these climate impacts will intensify, with communities of color, low-income communities, Tribes and coastal communities being often impacted first and worst;

WHEREAS methane has a global warming potential 86 times higher than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period and “natural” gas is comprised of 85-95% methane, and methane leaks from fracking and gas pipelines eliminate any beneficial climate impacts of gas production, and make gas just as bad or worse for the climate compared to coal;

WHEREAS the Interior Department tripled the amount of federal lands leased out for oil and gas parcels in the past fiscal year and simultaneously the EPA rolled back protections for wildlife, air quality, and groundwater supplies, placing the profits of the fossil fuel industry before the health of United States residents;

WHEREAS Washington State is already feeling the impacts of climate change: record-breaking wildfires have devastated our communities and caused toxic air pollution state-wide; our snow packs have plummeted, decreasing available drinking water and hydroelectric capacity; our salmon and orca populations have become critically endangered; our agricultural, fisheries and shellfish industries have suffered billion-dollar losses; and the Quinault Nation has already been forced to relocate two villages because of rising sea levels;

WHEREAS Washington is currently facing multiple proposals for fracked gas mega-projects such as the Kalama methanol refinery and the Tacoma liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that is currently being built without all required permits on Medicine Creek Treaty Territory and without the Puyallup Tribe’s consent and in violation of treaties;

WHEREAS such fracked gas mega-projects undermine Washington’s climate leadership and efforts to reduce carbon pollution, and pose staggering health, safety and environmental risks to local communities by causing toxic air and water pollution at every stage of production;

WHEREAS there is a well-documented rise in incidents of violence against Indigenous women and women of color in communities near gas extraction sites, including those in British Columbia where the majority of fracked gas consumed in Washington is extracted;

WHEREAS proposed fracked gas projects like the Tacoma LNG facility use non-commercial ratepayer dollars for private gain – 43% of project construction costs are passed on to utility customers, although they will only see 2% of the project’s benefit;

WHEREAS in January 2019, King County Council approved a 6-month moratorium on new and expanded fossil fuel infrastructure, joining four other local jurisdictions in Washington, Portland Oregon, Portland Maine and Baltimore Maryland in enacting a de facto ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure projects;

WHEREAS investment in new and expanded gas infrastructure and exports will lock us into decades of climate pollution and will divert money from renewable energy development, slowing our essential immediate greenhouse gas reduction and repressing the growth of green jobs in Washington;

WHEREAS Washington ports serve as a gateway for fossil fuel companies to export gas from the interior of North America to Asian markets, and by opposing new and expanded gas infrastructure Washington can play a critical leadership role in transitioning our global economy to clean energy and keeping fossil fuels in the ground;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we strongly oppose federal efforts to roll back regulations on gas production, processing, storage and export, especially when those regulatory changes lead to increased health and safety risks for Washington communities;

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we call on the Washington State Department of Ecology to consider a proposed project’s complete lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions, including analysis of methane leakage during extraction and transport, and reject permits for any project which would increase emissions;

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we call for a permanent moratorium on new gas pipelines, processing, and storage facilities in Washington other than maintenance or replacement for safety purposes, and a stop-work order on projects currently under construction that do not have all their required permits;

THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that we call on each and every one of our Washington State and federal representatives to oppose new and expanded gas infrastructure in WA, including the Kalama methanol refinery and Tacoma LNG facility.


Submitted by Jessica Wallach with co-sponsor Stacy Oaks, 350 Seattle, and Lael White, Environmental and Climate Caucus of the Washington State Democrats for consideration by the Washington State Democratic Central Committee at its April 2019 meeting in Pasco, Washington.

References:

IPCC Report https://www.ipcc.ch/2018/10/08/summary-for-policymakers-of-ipcc-special-report-on-global-warming-of-1-5c-approved-by-governments/

Disproportionate climate impacts: https://cig.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/AnUnfairShare_WashingtonState_August2018.pdf

Methane emissions 86 times higher global warming potential than carbon dioxide: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6398/186

“Natural” gas comprised of 85-95% methane: https://www.sightline.org/2019/02/12/methane-climate-change-co2-on-steroids/;

Methane leakage eliminates promised benefits of gas compared to coal: https://thinkprogress.org/methane-leaks-erase-climate-benefit-of-fracked-gas-countless-studies-find-8b060b2b395d/

Triple the number of federal lands leased for drilling; regulation rollbacks: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/climate/trump-fracking-drilling-oil-gas.html

Washington already feeling impacts of climate change: https://cig.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/NoTimeToWaste_CIG_Feb2019.pdf

Quinault Tribe relocates two villages: https://earthjustice.org/blog/2018-march/climate-change-forces-the-quinault-tribe-to-seek-higher-ground

Climate change impacts vulnerable communities: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rosaly-byrd/climate-change-is-a-socia_b_5939186.html

Kalama Methanol refinery: https://www.sightline.org/research_item/fracked-fuel-and-petrochemical-proposals-in-oregon-washington/
https://www.sei.org/publications/assessing-gas-methanol-plant/

Utility customers bear 43% of construction costs and receive 2% benefit: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/fracked-gas?fbclid=IwAR0oLSCH3zUCll6nn1TG2KeyPekZEBi8YEqFunKiecl0lf_77POCa-8Pg2k

Gas industry’s history of violating treaties: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/BC%20Office/2017/06/ccpa-bc_Fracking-FirstNations-Water_Jun2017.pdf
https://lrinspire.com/2017/03/13/puyallup-tribes-treaty-right-to-fish-threatened-by-proposed-liquefied-natural-gas-plant/

Toxic air and water pollution: https://www.psr.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/too-dirty-too-dangerous.pdf

Violence, sexual assault near extraction sites: http://www.honorearth.org/man_camps_fact_sheet
http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/un-special-rapporteur-oil-gas-mining-operations-brings-increased-sexual-violence/

Pro-Primary Resolution

150 150 Carla Rogers

Pro-Primary Resolution submitted by Jeanne Fellin. Below is the amended and approved version.

Resolution Calling on State Committee Members to Vote in Favor of a Primary as the Determining Step for Presidential Delegate Allocation

Whereas the Washington State Democratic Party State Central Committee will vote in April on whether to retain presidential precinct caucuses as the determining step for national delegate allocation or adopt the existing vote-by-mail primary for the same purpose; and

Whereas Washington taxpayers already pay for administration of a statewide Democratic primary by funding state elections infrastructure; and

Whereas, in 2016, approximately 274,000 Democrats participated in the party’s precinct caucuses, while 802,754 Democrats voted in the state’s non-binding primary; and

Whereas the Democratic Party, as the party of workers and working families, believes that working people shouldn’t have to choose between a shift and a vote or find a sitter to feel welcome in the party; and

Whereas the Democratic Party is dedicated to fighting ableism, ageism, and all obstacles to full participation in the democratic process; and

Whereas precinct caucuses have become too large for volunteers to manage effectively, with new DNC rules requiring local parties to raise and spend large sums of money to host caucuses; and

Whereas, to the extent that caucus reforms attempt to mitigate access issues, they will be attempting to replicate the existing primary process at party expense, while falling short of the ease of access and security of the state-run vote-by-mail primary; and

Whereas the state party projects that transitioning to a primary/caucus hybrid system will save the party millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours; and

Whereas party funds and members’ volunteer labor are best spent electing Democrats and fighting for Democratic values;

Whereas the plan to use the primary as the determining step for delegate allocation will preserve legislative district and congressional district caucuses for the purpose of delegate election, community engagement, and party development;

Therefore, be it resolved that the 34th Legislative District Democrats support transitioning to a primary as the determining step in allocating national delegates. and call on their State Committee Members to vote accordingly at the April 2019 State Central Committee meeting. [struck by majority vote].

Resolution Supporting King County Councilmember Kohl-Welles’s Amendment to Invest an Additional $184 Million into Affordable Housing for King County Residents

150 150 David Ginsberg

(For consideration at the September 12, 2018 membership meeting)

34th LD Democrats Resolution 2018-2

WHEREAS housing instability and homelessness continue to grow in our immediate communities and across Washington State as a whole; and

WHEREAS rents in King County are out of reach and King County workers must earn at least $29.40/hour for a modest one-bedroom and at least $36.12/hour for a modest two-bedroom1; and

WHEREAS King County and Seattle both declared a Homelessness State of Emergency in 2015 which is still in effect2; and

WHEREAS lack of affordable homes is the root cause of homelessness and the primary reason that homelessness has increased in our region3; and

WHEREAS communities of color and LGTBQ youth both experience homelessness and housing instability at much greater numbers4,5; and

WHEREAS 12,112 King County residents were experiencing homelessness in the January 2018 Point-in-Time Count, and thousands more households in our region frequently face the impossible dilemma between paying the rent or paying for medicine, child care or groceries6; and

WHEREAS tackling homelessness and housing instability requires regional investments in affordable housing; and

WHEREAS four in ten adults, if faced with an unexpected expense of $400, would either not be able to cover it or would cover it by selling something or borrowing money, putting many of them literally one paycheck away from homelessness7; and

WHEREAS a recent report prepared with King County data for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce by McKinsey & Company found that

1) The homelessness crisis response system has improved, but cannot meet inflow demand owing to a shortage of affordable housing options

2) There is currently a gap of between 10,000 and 14,000 housing options in Seattle and King County

3) While funding has grown at 2.4% per year, it has not kept up with the growth in aggregate homelessness

4) To house all households entered in HMIS (the homeless management information system) would take $360 -$410 million per year, or double today’s funding8; and

WHEREAS Safeco Field will already receive $175 million from parking and admission taxes to go towards maintenance, plus $1.5 million additional per year, plus $25 million per KC Councilmember Kohl-Welles’s amendment and their lease term can continue to require that the Mariners contribute a percentage of their profit towards stadium maintenance, which all together meet the stated needs9;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the 34th Legislative District Democrats support the amendment announced by King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles on July 31, 2018 which represents a fair compromise and allocates an additional $184 million for affordable housing for people earning between 30% and 80% of the area median income and providing Safeco stadium with $25 million additional dollars for stadium maintenance; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 34th Legislative District Democrats requests King County Councilmember McDermott and the King County Executive to support King County Councilmember Kohl-Welles’s amendment; and

THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the 34th Legislative District Democrats request that our Executive Board end a copy of this resolution to King County Councilmember McDermott and to the King County Executive.

Submitted to the 34th Legislative District Democrats meeting of August 8, 2018 by Martha Koester, PCO Aqua Precinct.

Disposition:

1National Low Income Housing Coalition 2018 Out of Reach report: http://nlihc.org/oor

2https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2015/November/02-homeless-emergency.aspx

3Washington State Department of Commerce, Why is Homelessness Growing?

http://www.commerce.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/hau-why-homelessness-increase-2017.pdf

4Center for Social Inclusion’s initiative Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities Phase One

Study Findings March 2018: http://center4si.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SPARC-Phase-1-Findings-March-2018.pdf

5Voices of Youth Count, Missed Opportunities: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in America:

http://voicesofyouthcount.org/brief/lgbtq-youth-homelessness/

6Washington State Department of Commerce 2018 Point in Time County Summary:

https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/homelessness/annual-point-time-count/

7Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2017,Published May 2018: https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/2017-report-economicwell-being-us-households-201805.pdf

8McKinsey and Company, various sources including article McKinsey Quarterly May 2018 Booming cities, unintended consequences: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/meeting-societysexpectations/booming-cities-unintended-consequences

9King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove Facebook post King County can Take Action Now dated June 15th, 2018: https://www.facebook.com/notes/dave-upthegrove/king-county-can-take-actionnow/10157013546873881/

WFSE Letter of Support

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WFSE Letter of Support

Passed: March 2017

March 8, 2017

WFSE Letter of Support

BE IT RESOLVED THAT 34TH District Democrats voted by acclamation to sign the WFSE Letter of Support on March 8, 2017:

We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, recognize an affordability crisis happening (in several communities around Washington State) that’s harming both working families and access to critical public services. A one size fits all wage for state employment has resulted in an issue with recruitment and retention, leaving thousands of working families in unstable living situations, forcing them to leave their jobs or move away from the communities they serve.

We believe that housing is a human right, and we believe that working people need access to affordable housing in the communities where they serve. Thousands of public employees have had to move away from the communities that they’ve spent their life serving. We are witnessing over 600 state employees leave their jobs every month, and many of those who stay have second and third jobs just to meet basic needs. These people are public employees who provide critical services that we depend on to make Washington work for everyone.

As our communities weather this affordability crisis together, we are especially dependent on our public employees that help to provide essential housing support, food assistance, childcare, healthcare, education, transportation, and facilitating minority and women-owned businesses accessing public contracts. These efforts, and the state employees who provide these services, are essential for local economies and communities to create greater shared prosperity.

We support geographic cost of living considerations for members of the Washington Federation of State Employees. We are united in our support of an equitable living standard to ensure quality public services and to support growth by building healthy, thriving communities throughout our State.

In solidarity,

David Ginsberg

Chair, 34th District Democrats

Resolution in support of HB 1144-S which would amend limits on greenhouse gas emissions by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington

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Resolution in support of HB 1144-S which would amend limits on greenhouse gas emissions by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington

Passed: March 2017

WHEREAS, in 2008 the State of Washington adopted goals for the reduction of Greenhouse Gases emissions reductions by 2020, 2035 and 2050; and

WHEREAS, the WA State House Representative of the 34th District Democrats, Joe Fitzgibbon, and the WA State Environmental Committee revised the target goals for greenhouse gas emission limits in the original House Bill 1144 creating HB 1144-S; and

WHEREAS, HB 1144-S is needed to amend the 2008 rule of greenhouse gas emission limits using consistency with the most recent assessment of climate science facts and climate change science;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The 34th District Democrats support HB 1144-S, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT:

The 34th District Democratic Organization requests all members of the 34th District legislative delegation support HB 1144-S; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT:

The Executive Board is directed to send a copy of this resolution to each member of the 34th District legislative delegation; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED THAT:

The Executive Board is directed to send a copy of this resolution to the King County Democratic Central Committee Legislative Action Committee.

Resolution opposing attacks on our health benefits by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington

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Resolution Opposing Attacks on our Health Benefits

Passed: March 2017

WHEREAS, comprehensive health benefits are essential to ensuring working families and retirees can get the health care they need, when they need it;

WHEREAS, health insurance should be affordable for all Americans;

WHEREAS, Medicare is a promise to the American people that must be kept for current and future generations, including the 55 million seniors and people with disabilities enrolled today and the many millions more counting on it for their retirement;

WHEREAS, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was an important step toward providing comprehensive, affordable health care for all;

WHEREAS, repealing the ACA without a replacement will put 30 million people at risk of losing their health benefits entirely and strip away vital protections and benefits from the many millions more with Medicare, Medicaid, and workplace coverage;

WHEREAS, more than 74 million people get health benefits through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP);

WHEREAS, repealing the Affordable Care Act in its entirety will take health benefits away from the approximately 11 million people who gained coverage through that law’s Medicaid expansion.

WHEREAS, cutting federal funding to Washington for Medicaid through block grants or per capita caps will shift health care costs onto our state, force impossible choices between cutting health benefits or even eliminating eligibility for them, take funding away from other essential services, and require state taxpayers to pay more;

WHEREAS, cutting federal funding to Washington for Medicaid will threaten the health care, nursing home care and the long-term supports and the services that allow seniors and people of all ages with disabilities to live independently in their own homes and communities;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The 34th District Democrats oppose any and all attacks on our health benefits;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT:

We call upon all members of Congress representing the people of Washington to oppose any and all attacks on our health benefits, including legislation that:

  • Turns Medicare into a voucher system, increases the Medicare eligibility age beyond 65, or in any other way cuts seniors’ Medicare benefits or shifts additional costs onto them;
  • Imposes new taxes on or otherwise threatens the health benefits working people earn on the job;
  • Repeals the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan that ensures that anyone with coverage today is able to afford it and keep it and that maintains key protections for all working families and seniors;
  • Repeals the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid benefits to millions of people; or
  • Block grants or imposes a per capita cap on federal funding for Medicaid;

AND BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED THAT:

The 34th LD Democrats call upon all members of Congress representing the people of Washington to support real reforms that bring us closer to the goal of providing comprehensive, affordable health coverage for all by strengthening and expanding health benefits and controlling and lowering health care costs, so that everyone in America can get the care they need, when they need it.  This should include consideration of a public option and single payer system.

Resolution supporting the expansion of Social Security and eliminating the cap on earnings that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington

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Resolution supporting the expansion of Social Security and eliminating the cap on earnings that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington

Passed: March 2017

WHEREAS, the gap between the pensions and retirement savings American households actually have and what they need in order to maintain their standard of living was $7.7 trillion as of 2013, and

WHEREAS, forty-seven percent of working-age families had nothing saved in retirement accounts, and the median working-age family had only $5,000 saved, as of 2013; and

WHEREAS, one in three American families had no savings at all, and 56.3 percent of Americans had less than $1,000 in their checking and savings accounts, as of 2015; and

WHEREAS, as of 2011, only about half of United States workers participated in a workplace retirement plan, and only ten percent of all private sector establishments provided defined benefit plans, covering just eighteen percent of private industry employees; and

WHEREAS, as of June 2015, Social Security retiree benefits averaged only about $1,300 per month, and among elderly Social Security beneficiaries, fifty-three percent of married couples and seventy-four percent of unmarried persons received most of their income from Social Security; and

WHEREAS, as of July 1, 2015, 12.4 percent of the King County population was sixty-five years old and older, and 26.3 percent was between forty-five and sixty-four years old; and

WHEREAS, people of color made up 32.3 percent of King County’s population in 2014, and among seniors sixty-five years old and older in 2012 Social Security was the sole source of income for forty-three percent of Hispanics, thirty-seven percent of African Americans and thirty-two percent of Asian and Pacific Islanders, compared to twenty-two percent of whites; and

WHEREAS, as of April 1, 2015, women constituted 55.7 percent of King County’s population over sixty-five years old, and in 2013 the average annual Social Security income received by women sixty-five years old and older was $12,857, compared with $16,590 for men; and

WHEREAS, all wage earners who earn above the cap of $127,200 pay no payroll tax on all of their earnings above the cap, thereby paying an effective tax rate lower than that of wage earners who earn less than the cap; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The 34th District Democrats that:

  1. Social Security benefits should be expanded to address the growing crisis of financial insecurity among present and future Social Security recipients.
  2. The cap on earnings that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax should be eliminated to pay for the expansion of Social Security benefits.
  3. The Executive Board of the 34th District Democrats is directed to send a copy of this motion to the King County Democratic Central Committee, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee and each member of Washington’s congressional delegation.

Resolution supporting House Bill 1646 by 34th District Democratic Organization State of Washington

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Resolution supporting House Bill 1646 By 34th District Democratic Organization State of Washington

Passed: March 2017

WHEREAS, the burning of fossil fuels creates air pollution that causes impaired lung function, shortness of breath, wheezing, asthma attacks and premature death;

WHEREAS, the burning of fossil fuels generates greenhouse gases that cause climate change which according to the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group is a major public health risk;

WHEREAS, unless action is undertaken without further delay to return the atmospheric concentration of CO2 to no more than 350 ppm by 2100, Earth’s climate system will be pressed toward irreversible, ever-worsening, climate-related impacts;

WHEREAS, transitioning off of fossil fuels towards a 100% renewable energy economy is in the best interests of the residents and citizens of Washington;

WHEREAS, nationally, renewable energy businesses are creating jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the economy

WHEREAS, a carbon tax is recommended by many economists as a way to promote the just transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy; and thereby, improve our health and create jobs for our communities in the renewable energy economy;

WHEREAS, HB would use the proceeds of a carbon tax fund to invest in clean energy, clean air, healthy forests, and Washington’s disproportionately impacted communities;

WHEREAS, HB 1646 would strengthen greenhouse emissions limits for the State of Washington;

WHEREAS, HB 1646 is sponsored by representatives Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon, and endorsed by Front and Centered, Got Green and the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLEVD THAT:

The 34th District Democratic Organization urges our caucus in Olympia to give their very highest level of support to House Bill 1646 (Senate Bill 5509). We believe this bill will benefit our communities by improving our health, bringing new jobs and protecting young people’s rights to a healthy climate system.

Resolution regarding Renewable Energy System Tax Incentives and Recycling (HB 1048) by the 34th District Democrats

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Resolution regarding Renewable Energy System Tax Incentives and Recycling (HB 1048) by the 34th District Democrats

Passed: February 2017

WHEREAS, in 2006 the State of Washington created the Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Program; and

WHEREAS, these goals have been codified to the Revised Code of Washington at Title 70, Section 235; and

WHEREAS, the best available climate science requires reducing global atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide to below 350 parts per million no later than the end of this century in order to avoid catastrophic climate change impacts; and

WHEREAS, solar is a clean and renewable source of carbon-free energy; and

WHEREAS, solar has already created thousands of jobs in Washington, and could expand greatly; and

WHEREAS, distributed solar makes Washington State more energy independent and resilient; and

WHEREAS, the Western Washington University’s Center for Economic & Business Research finds that for every $1 spent on solar through the Cost Recovery Program has spurred $16-$20 in economic activity; and

WHEREAS, solar power keeps our energy dollars in Washington State; and

WHEREAS, the proposed legislation is much more cost-effective than the current policy for Washington to get as much solar power as possible, giving Washington 5x more solar power per dollar; and

WHEREAS, solar power lessens the costs of adapting to climate disruption; and

WHEREAS, the proposed legislation would create a clear and stable solar program for Washington.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The 34th District Democratic Organization requests all members of the 34th District legislative join Representative Joe Fitzgibbon in supporting HB 1048 and to ask for hearings on the legislation in each house; and

The Executive Board is directed to send a copy of the proposed legislation along with this resolution to each member of the 34th District legislative delegation; and

The Executive Board is directed to send a copy of this resolution to the King County Democratic Central Committee Legislative Action Committee.