No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

As part of its advocacy for a future free of fossil fuel pollution, 350 Spokane invites local politicians running for public office to take the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. We do not endorse candidates for public office, but we do advocate for a just transition to a stable climate and draw attention to candidates who have the courage to forgo dirty money and put their campaign where their values are.

The Pledge

I pledge to not take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits.

For more information on what the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge requires, visit the Pledge website.

During the 2020 election cycle, 350 Spokane will be inviting local candidates for public office to take the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge to help keep the dirty money out of our local politics.

Spokane Mayor Race

  • Candidate Ben Stuckart – signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge at our meeting on January 8, 2019.
  • Candidate Chris Schroll has agreed to sign the Pledge at our February 12th meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Candidate Shawn Poole said the following in response to the invitation to take the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, said: “I don’t buy into climate change…. Thank you for reaching out but I firmly believe climate change is a scam.”

Spokane City Council President Race

  • Candidate Breean Beggs – has agreed to take the Pledge at our March or April meeting.
  • Candidate Philip Tyler – has not clarified whether he will take the Pledge or not. If you see him, ask him if he plans to take money from fossil fuel companies or whether he will pledge to keep dirty money out of Spokane’s politics.