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A Washington Green Amendment: A New Tool for Environmental Justice & Protection

November 18, 4:00 pm PST

Hosted by League of Women Voters of Mason County WA (open to the public)

Thursday, November. 18 at 1pm PT/4pm ET

Registration required: https://bit.ly/WAGreenAmendment

Description:

For decades, communities have relied on Federal and State laws to ensure protection of a clean environment. And for decades, while achieving some important successes in environmental protection, overall the health of our environment for present and future generations has continued to degrade from a growing number of sources. The truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution as much as, perhaps even more than, to prevent it. As a result people feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and natural spaces. But there is a solution for achieving better, and much needed, protection of our environment: bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority—our state and federal constitutions.

On February 9, 2021 Representative Lekanoff introduced HJR 4205, an amendment to the state constitution, enshrining the rights of all Washingtonians to clean water and air, a stable climate and healthy environment. Sponsors include Representatives Simmons, Ryu, Pollet, Goodman, Ramel, Peterson, Sells, Senn, Dolan, Ormsby, Callan, Harris-Talley, and Riccelli. Join this program to learn more about the Washington Green Amendment and how you can get involved.

Learn more about the Washington Green Amendment movement at www.wagreenamendment.org

 

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Date:
November 18
Time:
4:00 pm PST