The goal: reduce carbon emissions quickly.
The way the 4040 plan works is by drawing the national attention. I do not know that it can be done, but it is worth a shot. We need to change the national conversation from "does climate change exist" and "how bad will it get" to "what can we do about it" and "what are the tradeoffs?" Portland can elect me. I was on the ballot in the last election. I've been slow to put my autobiography together. These things take time. I do have about 1/3 of it completed. Getting the word out is challenging. I simply cannot do it alone.
Getting elected and putting a couple bills in the hopper is not enough. The plan has to be about drawing attention. I have a way of doing that. I could be a multi-instrumentalist jazz musician and computer programmer in congress. Will it work? Nobody really knows, but if I do not get donations to reach more people with this message, it has very little chance of succeeding.