Help pass RCV bill for Washington!

Help pass RCV bill for Washington!

Feb 8, 7:00am - Feb 21, 10:00pm

Wherever You Are - Washington State

Cities and towns in Washington could soon have the freedom to choose better elections, thanks to bills filed in our legislature. HB 1722 and SB 5708 offer local jurisdictions the option to use ranked choice voting (RCV) for elections. RCV is engaging voters and invigorating democracy in the 22 cities and counties around the U.S. that have already adopted it for their elections. Under this bill, Washington communities will be able to enjoy these benefits, too. But without an immediate response from RCV supporters around the state, the Local Options bill is at risk of dying in committee. Please contact your three state legislators RIGHT NOW, to urge their support for advancing the Local Options Bill. It’s simple and quick: Click on a link to either bill (doesn’t matter which one): HB 1722 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1722&Chamber=House&Year=2019 -or- SB 5708 https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5708&Chamber=Senate&Year=2019 Next, click on the dark green “Comment on this bill” button, at the top right of the page. Fill in your address. Click on the light green button, “Verify District” Select all three of your legislators. Click “Yes” if you would like a response. Enter your contact information. Click on “Support” to indicate your Position. In the comment field, please express your view in your own words. Urge your legislators to ensure that the bill advances out of committee before February 22nd. Say why you think it’s important to allow local jurisdictions in our state to be able to use ranked choice voting i.e. giving voters more choices and decreasing negative campaigning. What exactly does the Local Options Bill do? It allows local jurisdictions to opt out of state-mandated primary elections in favor of a general election conducted using ranked choice voting. Alternatively, jurisdictions can keep the primary, but use a “top five” rather than a “top two” primary (with both elections conducted under ranked choice voting.) How can I learn more? Here's an excellent article about our Local Options Bill by Kristin Eberhard of Sightline Institute: https://www.sightline.org/2019/01/31/washington-local-options-bill-could-initiate-shock-wave-of-better-voting/ And check out this recent press release issued by FairVote WA: https://fairvotewa.org/local-options-bill-press-release/ What more can I do to help? Spread the word! Encourage your friends and family to contact their legislators too. Get Involved with the growing movement to bring ranked choice voting to Washington state! https://fairvotewa.org/get-involved/ Thank you for contacting your three legislators TODAY!... See MoreSee Less

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Attention Yakima Greens: Green Gathering in Yakima February 19,

Attention Yakima Greens: Green Gathering in Yakima February 19,

Feb 19, 6:00pm - Feb 19, 7:30pm

The Event Meeting Room 0038823 When: February 19, 2019 at 06:00 pm (GMT -08:00) Where: In North Town Coffee House Map

Are you a Yakima County resident who is interested learning more about the Green Party? This is your opportunity to meet local Greens face to face and get straight answers about who we are and what we stand for. Please RSVP, thanks. This will also be the monthly meeting for Green Party of the Mid-Columbia, covering five counties: Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Yakima and Klickitat. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information email to lockwoodnow@gmail.com,... See MoreSee Less

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Seattle NNU Improved Medicare for All Barnstorm

Seattle NNU Improved Medicare for All Barnstorm

Feb 20, 6:00pm

IntraSpace
3100 Airport Way S #24-108 (directly behind the Tully's at the north end)
Seattle, WA  98134 Map

Want to learn how we get National Improved Medicare for All (HR 676) passed through Congress? Come to this Barnstorm!! A barnstorm is basically a mass organizing meeting. During a barnstorm, we call on attendees in the room to sign up to host canvasses. Those people will fill out a basic event creation form to set the time, date, and location of their event. Then, we call on everyone else in the room to sign up to attend those events that were just created. Together, barnstorms are a way for us to harness our collective energy and translate it into concrete action.... See MoreSee Less

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