Note: Rep. Gomberg is supportive but Sen. Roblan needs encouragement. This could make Oregon a leader in sustainable energy.
Great news! The Clean Energy Jobs bill, both the House and Senate versions, just passed out of their original committees today. They’re bound for the Rules Committee, which means they’re alive for the rest of session! Many other bills weren’t so lucky.
More than 500 of us filled the halls of the capitol building Monday. Lawmakers couldn’t believe their eyes, moving through crowds of Clean Energy Jobs supporters everywhere they went. What a huge impact. It was the largest lobby day for climate in state HISTORY!
Some meetings went better than others, as I’m sure you know. We have our work cut out for us. All of our volunteers … were amazing — cheering lawmakers who are champions and urging lawmakers who still need to make up their minds.
What do we do now?
- Don’t go silent. It’s in a new committee, we need to push with renewed urgency! Only about 3 weeks left to get over the finish line. Share this and/or this graphic.
- Email and call your Senator and Representative. If they’re already supportive, urge them to be a champion and talk to their colleagues about supporting the bill right now.
- Call a friend, sibling, parent, niece, uncle, grandparent… whoever you know in these places — Boring, Canby, Carlton, Coos Bay, Corvallis, Creswell, Dallas, Enterprise, Eugene, Florence, Grants Pass, Independence, Le Grande, Lincoln City, McMinnville, Monmouth, Oregon City, Portland, Powell Butte, Prineville, Salem, Springfield, Tigard, Tillamook, and Yamhill.
House and Senate Rules Committee members represent these places. Tell people you know to call and write. Forward them this email.