Green Amendments For The Generations has been working with our leader partner 35o Washington to spread the word about the values of having a Washington Green Amendment, as well as what is happening and how you can be involved.
The Green Amendment has been re-proposed in 2022 with the modified in meaningful ways based on input during the 2021 hearings. Representative Debra Lekanoff in the House and Senator Mona Das in the Senate are the lead sponsors of the amendment proposal.
February 9, 2022, Representative Debra Lekanoff and Senator Mona Das re-proposed the Washington Green Amendment. The Amendment received a public hearing on February 15 before the House Committee on Environment & Energy during which the amendment received robust support. You can view the hearing here. The amendment did not advance for a vote of the Committee. We have always known that in Washington State consideration of the amendment would be preceded by a robust period of education and outreach — the 2021 and 2022 hearings were part of that education process and provided high profile opportunities for people to learn more.
Education and outreach to a growing array of communities and perspectives continues. Representative Lekanoff has already announced her intentions to re-propose the amendment in 2023.
What are Green Amendments? Green Amendments are self executing provisions added to the bill of rights section of a constitution that recognize and protect the rights of all people, including future generations, regardless of race, ethnicity, tribal membership status, socioeconomics or geography, to pure water, clean air, a stable climate, and healthy environments
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