Washington Can't Wait Campaign: Updating the GMA for Today's Challenges

Futurewise is launching our Washington Can’t Wait Campaign to fight for action on climate change, environmental justice and affordable housing by passing the biggest changes to the Growth Management Act in three decades.

Fighting sprawl to protect our climate

We’re running out of time to take action on climate change. 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.

Why now

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. 

We cannot wait another ten years to tackle climate change, environmental justice and the housing affordability crisis.

That’s why Washington Can’t Wait is working with community members, partners and legislators to update the GMA in 2021 and ensure that cities and counties are planning for climate and housing while addressing environmental justice.

It is no exaggeration when we say that we will need a lot of support from our communities if we want to get these important GMA updates passed. If you are interested in being involved, please consider donating, signing our petition or volunteering with the campaign!

Also consider pledging to take action to contact your legislators during out November Week of Action and registering to attend one of our Educational Panels or Organizing Trainings!