So, the GOP wants to repeal and replace the ACA, taking health coverage from 22 million Americans? We will fight back and settle for nothing less than health care for all! On July 24th, we will meet at the steps of the Capitol Building in order to march with people around the nation who believe that no person or corporation should profit off of sickness.
Even under the ACA, 28 million Americans have no health insurance. Multiple studies demonstrate that having no insurance increases the risk of death in our country. Our infant mortality rate is shameful compared to other countries that have embraced a single payer system. Our pharmaceutical prices are outrageous. Our health care costs bankrupt us. Our children, our families, and our communities suffer more health problems then they need to. We have the resources and technology to take care of us all (see www.democracynow.org/2017/6/27/senate_gop_healthcare_bill_estimated_to).
With the repeal of the flawed and partially defunded ACA on the horizon, and the abhorrent plans to replace it with something that is not care, but a tax cut for the wealthy, it's time to let Congress know we wish to have health care for all people like all other modern industrialized nations. pirmits have not be granted as of yet, but have been applied for. We will say a few short words at sylvester park and then march up to the capitol legislative building. Speakers will speak until the end of the event.... See Less
Take Your Activism to the Next Level! Localize This! is the longest running annual Action Camp in the U.S. RSVP here and APPLY TODAY at localizethis.org.
Grassroots activists come together for a week to: - workshop and design compelling actions - build and evolve their campaigns - and support and challenge one another to become more effective organizers
Come to Action Camp to: -> Lock arms with passionate action-oriented change agents from across the country. -> Dive into a week of intensive training, strategizing, learning, and sharing of victory stories with some of the movements most effective organizers. -> Take action before everything we value or hold as sacred is extracted, exploited, and extinguished.
Action Camp workshops are primarily based on skill-building with concentrations on: • Artful Activism • Non-Violent Direct Action tactics • Blockade Techniques • Community Organizing • Climbing for forest defense campaigns, banner drops and more • Kayaktivism • Anti-Oppression practices • Solutionary and Porpositional organizing • Strategic Campaigning • and Designing and executing creative actions that build pressure on decision-makers.
Contact: Eric@BackboneCampaign.org or Amanda@BackboneCampaign.org or call 206-408-8058... See Less
This is the general monthly meeting of the Green Party Tahoma. Green Party Tahoma meets every 4th Wednesday of the month at 7PM at the Bridge United Methodist Church. The general meeting is open to the public. New members and those interested in the Green Party are encouraged to attend. Lots of street parking available.... See Less
The issues and concerns of the Seattle Native Community are diverse and complex. As such, we need to guide the conversation on how to best address OUR needs. This gathering is our opportunity to do just that!
Now is our best chance to have OUR voices heard! Nikkita Oliver's grassroots campaign has met directly with different communities all around Seattle. Whether it be LGBTQ rights, people with disabilities, or disproportionate Native homelessness; Nikkita wants to learn from the most affected communities, which solutions work best for US!
Of course there will be Food! What Native gathering would be complete without great food, music, and laughter? Please feel free to bring a side dish or dessert if you feel compelled! This is a Family Friendly event, but adult beverages are acceptable.
There is no charge, but please feel free to donate to Nikkita's campaign! Easy access by bus Route #7, not far from the Rainier Beach Safeway.
With the Federal Government pulling out of the Paris Accord and slashing the EPA, there couldn’t be a more urgent time for equitable climate action in Washington State.
That’s why the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is kicking off statewide campaign to fund solutions by pricing pollution!
Join us for our Seattle Kickoff! Learn more about the Alliance and our plan, meet our staff, partners and climate justice stewards, and get involved!
Food will be provided, bands will play and the venue is all ages. Music from Animals of Grace and Gabriela Seattle!
Speakers and sponsors include Washington Environmental Council, Washington State Labor Council, El Centro de la Raza, and Got Green, and more!
Music and food at 6 PM event starts at 6, more music and food at 7:30!
Over 170 Washington organizations are building a strong, broad and inclusive movement to tackle the climate crisis, create family wage jobs and reduce racial inequity with the Alliance. But to change everything it’ll take everyone. Come and learn how YOU can get involved!
Together, we will achieve cleaner air, reduce health and economic disparities, and create vibrant and livable communities for all.... See Less
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: * KSHAMA SAWANT, Seattle’s socialist city councilmember * NIKKITA OLIVER, mayoral candidate for the People’s Party * KATIE WILSON, General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union * More speakers to be announced!
The housing crisis is rapidly reshaping our city, displacing working class communities and driving down living standards for hundreds of thousands more. Addressing the crisis requires bold policies, and building a mass movement to take on the entrenched power of the big developers, real estate investors, and wealthy landlords. That’s why we’re launching Affordable Seattle, a grassroots campaign organizing renters to fight back.
We need a real movement to win change, and that includes you! Already volunteers have been out 6 days a week since mid-June, talking to their neighbors about Affordable Seattle's demands to transform our city’s housing policy:
*Making Landlords Pay for Economic Evictions *Massively Expanding Affordable Housing *Rent Control
The Campaign Launch is a space for us to feel the power and excitement behind these demands!
Come hear fellow renters and community leaders lay out the next steps towards winning, and learn how you can plug into the movement for affordable housing!... See Less
Just six months after the Trump-Proof Seattle Coalition began our campaign for tax justice, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a 2.25% tax on income in excess of $250,000 ($500K for joint filers), to protect against Trump budget cuts and fund vital public services.
Our grassroots campaign has made waves around the country. The right-wing Freedom Foundation, sensing a threat to the entrenched privilege of the very wealthy, has promised to sue. We say bring it on. When we organize, we win!
You're invited to celebrate this victory with us. There will be food, drink, speeches, music, a photo booth, and great company. Southside Commons is wheelchair accessible, and there's a beautiful park right outside. See you there!
Victory Party Sunday, July 30 3:00 – 6:00 PM Southside Commons, 3518 S. Edmunds St. Two blocks east of Columbia City Light Rail Station One block west of Route 7 stop on Rainier Ave.... See Less
If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most ... in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution ... you will find something inspiring in Minneapolis this August. Join us at the third national Democracy Convention.
More than one conference, the Democracy Convention houses ten conferences under one roof. As the great progressive reformer Fighting Bob La Follette said, "democracy is a life," and "involves constant struggle" in all sectors of society. With the Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each of these separate democracy struggles, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy.
*2017 Conferences: Community Democracy Conference Constitutional Reform Conference Democratizing Racial Justice Conference Earth Democracy Conference Economic Democracy Conference Education for Democracy Conference Global Democracy Conference Media & Democracy Conference Peace & Democracy Conference Representative Democracy Conference
*2017 Conference Conveners: Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, Move To Amend, Alliance For Global Justice, Alliance for Democracy, Massachusetts Global Action, World Beyond War, FairVote, Global Climate Convergence... See Less
Green Lake, Stone Ave North and West Green Lake Drive North, Seattle
Join us for From Hiroshima to Hope, Seattle’s annual peace event honoring the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war and violence. Pre-program activities begin at 6:00 p.m. and include lantern calligraphy and folding of peace cranes. A family program with music and speakers begins at 7 p.m. The program features Tom Ikeda, founding director of Densho, an organization dedicated to preserving the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans. Performers include the popular Japanese-American drum performance group, Seattle Kokon Taiko. The candle-lit lantern ceremony begins at 8:30 p.m. The event also includes the exhibition of artist Yukiyo Kawano's fabric sculpture, "Little Boy (folded)," a full-scale replica of the Little Boy bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Event Photo: Martha Brice... See Less
The Green Party of SW Washington and Whole Washington initiative group invite you to join us for an afternoon examination of Single-Payer Healthcare For All. We will start wit the new documentary film "Now is the Time", which delves into what single-payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what we can do to make it happen. Afterwards, a panel of local healthcare and political activists will encourage discussion and answer any of your questions.... See Less
The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council is holding this last hearing before giving their recommendation to Governor Inslee, who has the final say on the project. EFSEC will be taking public comments regarding the draft industrial stormwater permit.... See Less
The Election of 2017 will include municipal races all over the state in all cities and counties. We will be watching who files for these positions, and we will be putting up a Primary Election event as well. Please share and remind people that we have elections every single year.... See Less