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We have been fighting for a cleaner environment for decades, and with the rapidly increasing effects of climate change hitting everyone and everywhere, we now need to step up our game. We know that our current laws support the old fossil fuel infrastructure, so in order to move more quickly into a new, clean, and sustainable future, we need to update them to enhance and encourage all of our ongoing efforts.
One pathway is to start at the top, with our State and Federal Constitutions, which guide and define all aspects of government decisionmaking. 13 states across the nation, including Washington, are rising up to advance Green Amendments, or constitutional amendments added to the Bill of Rights section of a state constitution, which recognize and protect the inalienable rights of all people to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments—regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status and including future generations.
Join Representative Debra Lekanoff, prime sponsor of HJR 4205, in welcoming Maya van Rossum, national expert and Founder of Green Amendments For The Generations, for a presentation and Q&A on the power of a Green Amendment to transform how we think about and pursue environmental protection and environmental justice from both a policy and legal perspective.
September 14, 5:00pm PT – Register: https://bit.ly/WAGreenAmendmentWebinar
“We can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change – and it has to start today.” – Greta Thunberg