We Need You! Volunteer with the Washington Can’t Wait Campaign

If there is anything that the wildfires this summer have taught is, it is that climate change has arrived at our doorstep in Washington and we are running out of time to take substantive action. 

We believe that by making our urban areas affordable and accessible to all through bold affordable housing policy, preventing disproportionate impacts of local pollution on communities of color, and ensuring that cities and counties are planning for climate change, we have the opportunity to transform the lives of Washingtonians and the natural environment around us.


So, we are building a grass-roots campaign to pressure Washington’s legislature to pass major changes to the Washington Growth Management Act that would address climate change, housing affordability and environmental justice. 

We have a brief window to make big changes to the GMA before Washington’s cities and counties embark on their next comprehensive plan updates, which will lock in policy for the next decade. 

It is no exaggeration when we say that we will need a lot of support from our community if we want to win big. As we build this grassroots campaign over the next several months, we will be mobilizing our communities to put pressure on state legislators to be on the right side of history in addressing climate change, housing affordability and environmental justice by passing the largest updates to the GMA in three decades.

If you are interested in volunteering to help us ensure that these GMA updates are passed, please fill out this volunteer interest form!

To learn more about the campaign and pathways to contribute as a volunteer through organizing in your region, click this link. Whether you are brand-new to organizing or have been involved in grass-roots movements for decades, you have an important role to play in this campaign. 


Can’t volunteer time but are able to offer monetary contributions to the campaign? Click this link to donate!


Please feel free to reach out to Jamie Ptacek, Washington Can’t Wait Lead Organizer, with any questions: jamie@futurewise.org

We Need You! Volunteer with the Washington Can’t Wait Campaign

If there is anything that the wildfires this summer have taught is, it is that climate change has arrived at our doorstep in Washington and we are running out of time to take substantive action. 

We believe that by making our urban areas affordable and accessible to all through bold affordable housing policy, preventing disproportionate impacts of local pollution on communities of color, and ensuring that cities and counties are planning for climate change, we have the opportunity to transform the lives of Washingtonians and the natural environment around us.


So, we are building a grass-roots campaign to pressure Washington’s legislature to pass major changes to the Washington Growth Management Act that would address climate change, housing affordability and environmental justice. 

We have a brief window to make big changes to the GMA before Washington’s cities and counties embark on their next comprehensive plan updates, which will lock in policy for the next decade. 

It is no exaggeration when we say that we will need a lot of support from our community if we want to win big. As we build this grassroots campaign over the next several months, we will be mobilizing our communities to put pressure on state legislators to be on the right side of history in addressing climate change, housing affordability and environmental justice by passing the largest updates to the GMA in three decades.

If you are interested in volunteering to help us ensure that these GMA updates are passed, please fill out this volunteer interest form!

To learn more about the campaign and pathways to contribute as a volunteer through organizing in your region, click this link. Whether you are brand-new to organizing or have been involved in grass-roots movements for decades, you have an important role to play in this campaign. 


Can’t volunteer time but are able to offer monetary contributions to the campaign? Click this link to donate!


Please feel free to reach out to Jamie Ptacek, Washington Can’t Wait Lead Organizer, with any questions: jamie@futurewise.org

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