Why move to Canada if you can move to Washington State?
Hey y’all. This is a scary time for a lot of people, and all those jokes about moving to Canada might be coming true. But international travel isn’t an option for everyone, and emigrating to Canada actually takes years so, I thought of an alternative - why not move to Washington State?
Seriously! If the fact that our electoral votes went to Hillary didn’t convince you:
-we just re-elected Jay Inslee/Cyrus Habib for governor/lt. governor (democratic)
-we elected Bob Ferguson (democratic) for attorney general
-We elected Mike Kreidler (democratic) for insurance commissioner
-Both of our U.S. Senators are female Democrats, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell
-75% of our energy comes from renewable sources (hydroelectric, mostly)
-the Seattle music scene is INSANE (remember, we gave you Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain)
-We have marijuana coffee
-WE BRING OUR DOGS FUCKING EVERYWHERE. Seriously.
- We have oceans, rainforests, and volcanoes OH MY
-Our tax system isn’t awesome for poor or middle-class folks, but we do have one of the highest minimum wages in the country, and we JUST passed an initiative to raise it AND require paid sick leave
- We rank 15th for fewest registered firearms
-We have state discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity/expressions (although no official ban on conversion therapy)
-it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world (and as a native I’m in no way biased)
This is Palouse Falls btw.
I’m not saying we don’t have A LOT of problems and there’s a lot of things to consider before you move. That might not even be possible for you. But don’t give up on America just yet. There’s a lot left worth sticking around for.
Besides, here we’re just a few hours away from the Canadian border anyway.