What is the State Resilient Future Petition?

Whether we’re white or Black, rich or poor, Indigenous or newcomer, we all want to leave future generations a healthy and beautiful Washington. But today, Washingtonians are grappling with multiple, simultaneous crises: a public health emergency, an economic catastrophe, a climate crisis, and a reckoning with our nation’s racist history. Those who benefit from the status quo have tried to silence the voices urging change and asserting our right to have a say over what happens to the land, air, and water we all depend on.

It doesn’t have to be this way. The crises we face are deeply intertwined, and a just recovery will require bold action. We know firsthand that the solutions needed to recover from the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 can also advance climate resilience — a need that remains as urgent as ever. We can expand access to affordable healthcare, housing, and clean transportation. We can have affordable energy options that clean our air and create thousands of good, safe jobs.

Starving our communities of the resources we need to live healthy lives is a choice we don’t have to keep making. We know knee jerk cuts will only perpetuate these crises by damaging the critical services and jobs families depend on. By joining together, from our farms to our cities, we can rewrite the rules and create a Washington that puts the health, vitality, and prosperity of all its people before profits. By protecting our right to have a say about our future, we can ensure rules made about our air, water, and land serve our best interests.”

Whether we’re white or Black, rich or poor, Indigenous or newcomer, we all want to leave future generations a healthy and beautiful Washington. But today, Washingtonians are grappling with multiple, simultaneous crises: a public health emergency, an economic catastrophe, a climate crisis, and a reckoning with our nation’s racist history. Those who benefit from the status quo have tried to silence the voices urging change and asserting our right to have a say over what happens to the land, air, and water we all depend on.

It doesn’t have to be this way. The crises we face are deeply intertwined, and a just recovery will require bold action. We know firsthand that the solutions needed to recover from the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 can also advance climate resilience — a need that remains as urgent as ever. We can expand access to affordable healthcare, housing, and clean transportation. We can have affordable energy options that clean our air and create thousands of good, safe jobs.

Starving our communities of the resources we need to live healthy lives is a choice we don’t have to keep making. We know knee jerk cuts will only perpetuate these crises by damaging the critical services and jobs families depend on. By joining together, from our farms to our cities, we can rewrite the rules and create a Washington that puts the health, vitality, and prosperity of all its people before profits. By protecting our right to have a say about our future, we can ensure rules made about our air, water, and land serve our best interests.”