Donate to CENSE! Your donations will be used to fund our expert witnesses and legal council as they build the legal case challenging Energize Eastside. Donations will be matched by the CENSE Board up to $40,000.

101% Funded
$152,206 Raised
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190 Donors

Double Your Donation!

CENSE board members will match your donation up to $40,000. We are working hard to represent you in a legal challenge of Energize Eastside. Please donate generously to help us meet our $150,000 goal.

How to Donate

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    12819 SE 38th St. #294
    Bellevue, WA 98006-1326

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CENSE is a 501(c)(4) organization, so donations are not tax-deductible. Although we are strictly non-partisan, this status allows us to fully engage with politicians to advocate for smarter, safer, greener solutions. CENSE does not 1) make donations to political campaigns or 2) give any money to our executive committee or board members.

CENSE is all volunteers! In order to have an equal footing, we have hired multiple transmission, safety and industry experts. We have one of the most experienced attorneys possible. Approximately 80% of our budget is devoted to technical and legal defense by professional experts and lawyers. The rest covers our public education and communication efforts.

We are governed by an 18 member board and we spend every penny wisely.

All donors receive our bi-monthly newsletter by email. A donation of $20 or more gives you the status of a CENSE member.

Why $150,000?

PSE has filed applications

PSE filed its first permit application to build Energize Eastside to the City of Bellevue in September. A second application was submitted to Newcastle in November. We expect a third application will be filed in Renton in December. Redmond will come sometime later in a second round of permits to build the northern half of the project.

It’s showtime!

The legal record for Energize Eastside will be created in public hearings held in each city sometime after April 2018. The legal record will refer to the Environmental Impact Statement (to be published early next year). More importantly, it will include new evidence presented by CENSE that questions the need for the project, the safety risks, the destruction of thousands of trees, and the high cost compared to modern alternatives such as batteries. CENSE has excellent information to provide that could become the basis of future court cases.

We need your help

It costs a lot of money to cover legal costs and hire great experts to make our case at these hearings. It’s not easy to stop a multi-billion dollar corporation. CENSE needs to raise $150,000 so we can engage experts during the next few months.

We will match your donation!

To kickstart the next round of donations, CENSE board members have pledged $40,000 to a matching fund. During this winter fund drive, your donation will be doubled.

How much should you donate? The average donation for this phase of our campaign has been $1500. What is it worth to preserve the environment and the beauty of your neighborhood for future generations?

Invest in the future of the Eastside

The case against Energize Eastside is overwhelming, and all recent trends favor a less expensive, less destructive alternative. Help us make a strong case that will be considered by city council members and judges in years to come.

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What else can I do?

As a grassroots organization, our strength comes through member participation.  Together we’ll ensure a safe and smart energy future for our community.

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Inform your neighbors using our door-to-door kit or help fundraise