Talking to Federal Representatives about the Green New Deal
We have a resolution as a state that we presented to our senators’ staffers at their Seattle office on April 9th. We will present it again with more signatures on May 14th. We will also visit Rep. Kilmer’s Bremerton office about this on April 30th and present it there.
Please cosponsor the resolution as a group or individual – and ask many other groups (school districts, unions, environmental groups, officials) to cosponsor it. If you would like to be on the email list for either visit please email email@example.com. The resolution: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hk4LuL_M6YGwonBfqAE7-IeHQo6fAcGOoj66Fo8dyyc/edit.
Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell
They have both heard from many groups multiple times in person and through email, faxes and phone calls that we would like them to be cosponsors of S.Res. 59. They represent all Washingtonians in Washington DC. As of April 12th 2019, they have also not taken the no fossil fuel pledge.
We meet with their staff in Seattle pretty much every second Tuesday at 12.30 pm. To double check, please see www.sadfor.us
Representative Kilmer in CD6 (in and around Kitsap)
Rep. Kilmer has heard from many groups multiple times in person and through email, faxes and phone calls that we would like him to be a cosponsor of HR 109. He represents Congressional District 6 in Washington DC. As of April 12th 2019, he has also not taken the no fossil fuel pledge.
He said in a phone call that we had with him on March 21st 2019 that he did not know where the money comes from to fund his campaign: and it wouldn’t influence his votes anyway. This is where the money comes from: OpenSecrets.org.
Our Visits: Details
4/9/19 With Sens. Murray & Cantwell’s Staffers
We presented them with bunny, chick and egg-themed notes from ourselves and our neighbors to ask for them to cosponsor the Green New Deal. We also presented them with a printout of the resolution from those across Washington asking for them to cosponsor the Green New Deal resolution and a letter each from a constituent in Bremerton asking them to cosponsor it.
Left to right: Louise (Sen. Cantwell’s staffer); Holly Brewer, Indivisible Bainbridge Island; Kate (Sen. Murray’s staffer); and Shelley Jaye, Indivisible Port Townsend
Our sassy little notes:
3/21/19 With Rep. Kilmer’s Staff
We presented them with shamrock-themed notes from ourselves and our neighbors to ask for him to cosponsor the Green New Deal.
3/12/19 With Sens. Murray & Cantwell’s Staffers
We presented them with shamrock-themed notes from ourselves and our neighbors to ask for the senators to cosponsor the Green New Deal:
Our cute shamrocks:
2/26/19 At Rep. Derek Kilmer’s Office
Our third visit. He is still not a cosponsor.
2/12/19 With Sens. Murray & Cantwell’s Staffers
This photo at Sen. Cantwell’s office. We took them letters requesting their support for the Green New Deal.
2/16/19 At Rep. Adam Smith’s Renton Office
He cosponsored soon afterwards. He represents WA’s CD9 in Washington DC.
12/10/18 At Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Seattle Office
She became a cosponsor the next day. We met with her staffer that focuses on the environment. She represents WA’s CD7 in Washington DC.