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Energy Security Initiative Kickoff!

The following is taken from an e-mail from the Energy Security Initiative Campaign. Attend a kickoff or contact them at www.energysecuritynow.org. to get petitions and volunteer. Please help put a progressive initiative on the fall ballot. Join their e-mail list and keep informed of their progress.

“Clean Energy Initiative Officially Filed in Olympia!
On January 25th, Washingtonians for Energy Security officially submitted initiative wording to the Secretary of State’s office. For anyone who missed the media coverage, the filing of the initiative was combined with a press conference that was covered by press outlets across the state. Speakers at the event included U.S. Congressman Jay Inslee, Sara Patton of the Northwest Energy Coalition, and Randy Hardy, a former Bonneville Power Administrator. Afterward, both KIRO and KOMO radio conducted radio interviews with members of the campaign committee, and newspapers around the state ran stories on the official launch of the initiative. By all accounts, the press launch was a huge success!! Click on the following links to read articles that were published following the press conference:

· The Seattle Times – Read article here! (Requires free registration to read.)
· The Columbian – Read article here!
· The Longview Daily News – Read article here!
· The Olympian – Read article here!

Please join us at a Campaign Kick-Off Meeting near you!
We are very excited to announce the dates for our campaign kick-off events – taking place all across the state! These meetings will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the initiative, meet campaign staff and other volunteers in your area, and discuss what we need to do to attain our goal of 160,000 signatures. Only with your help will we qualify for the November ballot, and we hope to see you and all your friends at one of the following meetings!:

Snohomish County Kick-Off Meeting
Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m.South Everett Library – Evergreen Branch9512 Evergreen Way, Everett, Directions

King County Kick-Off MeetingThursday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m.
University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE, Seattle, Directions

Thurston County Kick-Off Meeting
Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Plenty Restaurant (in the meeting room in back)
200 4th Ave W, Olympia, Directions

Pierce County Kick-Off Meeting
Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.
U.S. Congressman Jay Inslee will be joining us at this meeting!Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S. Tyler Street, Tacoma, Directions

Clark County Kick-Off Meeting
Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
Vancouver Housing Authority (Community Room)
2500 Main St #100, Vancouver, Directions

Whatcom County Kick-Off Meeting
Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
Whatcom Educational Credit Union
600 E Holly St, Bellingham, Directions

Spokane County Kick-Off Meeting
Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m.
At the Community Building
35 W Main, Spokane, Directions

Tri-Cities Kick-Off Meeting
Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Pasco Library Meeting Room
1320 W Hopkins, Pasco, Directions

Walla Walla Kick-Off Meeting
Wednesday, March 1st at 1:00 p.m.
Reid Campus Center Café on the Whitman Campus
345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Directions

Energy Security Initiative

Progressives have the opportunity to help push a positive initiative this year in Washington state. Energy activists have come together to push for an Energy Security Initiative.

The initiative’s goal is to require that by 2020 15% of the electricity produced in Washington State is from renewable sources.

To sign up to help you can visit their website at Energy Security Now . They need to collect over 220,000 valid signatures of Washington voters by the beginning of July.