Public hearing begins at 9am. Arrive at 8:00 or 8:30 to get a seat and sign up to speak!
A progressive income tax targeting wealthy households will be discussed for the first time at this special meeting of the Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods, and Finance Committee. After the public comment there will be a panel discussion including coalition representatives, tax experts, and the councilmembers on the committee.
Now, when actual legislation is introduced, is when we can expect strong opposition to emerge and some councilmembers to start getting cold feet. So...
Let's pack City Hall on May 31st to show our representatives on the City Council that Seattle residents want our city to take the lead in challenging our upside-down tax system, raising new revenue to protect against Trump budget cuts and to make Seattle a city for everyone, not just for the rich!
On May 31, the long delayed numbers from the January 2017 One Night Count will be released. Please join us at Seattle City Hall to recognize that unsheltered homelessness in King County is UNACCEPTABLE, and to ring the gong for every person counted. Please come by City Hall Plaza between 9 a.m and 3 p.m. to take your five minutes with the mallet. A speak-out will occur between noon and 1 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.... See Less
Come join Americans for Refugees and Immigrants at a community organizing workshop featuring some of the most impactful progressive organizations in Seattle! Presenters include representatives from: -Northwest Detention Center Resistance (NWDC Resistance/Resistencia al NWDC) -Seattle Transit Riders Union -350 Seattle -ACLU of Washington -World Relief Seattle -Seattle Indivisible/ North Seattle Indivisible -Healthcare For All
These fantastic organizations will be speaking about their missions, their upcoming events, and ways that community members can get involved, as well as fielding questions from the audience. After the presentations, we'll break out some snacks and give folks a chance to meet with organizations in small groups or one-on-one to learn more about volunteering, sign up for events, and more!
with Special Keynote Speaker David Korten “Deep Democracy and the Path to Ecological Civilization” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This event will benefit the pro-democracy movement in Washington State and celebrate WAmend and Fix Democracy First Joining Together. Enjoy a delicious Mexican food buffet with wine, beer, soft drinks…and Margaritas too! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ David Korten, co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine and author of Agenda for a New Economy, The Great Turning, and When Corporations Rule the World, will discuss that globally, we face three major interlinked crises – environmental, social, and governance. These three crises are self-imposed, potentially terminal for our species, and a direct consequence of the growing power of global corporations. Our task at hand is to drive the shift from a world of competition, exploitation, and domination ruled by money-seeking corporations and a few wealthy people at the top, to an ecological civilization of cooperation, generative partnerships, and living democracy, all within the limits of what living Earth can sustain. Dr. Korten will explore the profound cultural and institutional implications and the path ahead. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2017 Fix Democracy First Awardees
Democracy Volunteer – Linda Brewster, former WAmend Chair Elected Official – Representative Derek Kilmer Organization of the Year – Washington Voting Justice Coalition ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tickets: $75 in advance and $85 at the door - Reserve a table for 10 at $700 Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2943975
Or Mail Checks to: Fix Democracy First, 1402 3rd Ave #201, Seattle WA 98101 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sponsorships Also Needed!
We also have sponsorship opportunities available starting at $250. These sponsorships help cover the costs of the event and furthers our ability to focus on education, civic engagement and supporting democracy efforts around Washington State. Your sponsorship will receive special recognition in the program, as well as at the event.
Contact Cindy Black @ 206.552.3287 or email@example.com for more information.
CascadiaNow! is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Mt Rainier Family farm in Southwest Washington for our 2017 Cascadia Convergence and Campout. Located just half an hour from Mt. Rainier National Park, and just south of Elbe, this amazing space contains more than 240 beautiful acres of forested pasture, a river running through the property, trails and lots to explore.
Our Cascadia Convergence is a space for Cascadians to come together to share, learn, connect, and celebrate, and the rest is up to you! What do you have to share with your fellow Cascadians? Why is learning about bioregionalism important? How can we best connect with each other and our beautiful space on this planet? What are the best ways to celebrate our love of Cascadia?
Anyone interested in volunteering, is welcome to come down and camp anytime, just please email both EricNevala@gmail.com and Joe@retailconsumerscience.com to confirm and learn more about volunteer needs. We are also welcoming folks to help us set up starting Monday June 5th at the site.
To make this event open to everyone, it is entirely run by your donations. If you can, and want to see this event continue into the future, please make a contribution as part of your registration form. You make it happen! Activists, authors, causes, educators, groups, individuals, organizations, performers, presenters, and everyone who wants to be a part of building a stronger Cascadia community, register now, or contact us to be involved.
"Now is the Time: Healthcare for All" is a new documentary about single payer healthcare, what it is, why we need it, and how we can work together to make it a reality. The film is 70 minutes. Members of Whole Washington will lead the discussion to follow.... See Less
As we enter the 21st Century - Hate and racism is still prevelant and that is not acceptable - Then you got the murder of a black kid named Jordan Edward and the murders of Black women and Black men and rapent racism in the white house and across the country and Racism in the workplace and Discrmination against immigrants AND ITS NOT OK_ IT MUST STOP
So join us and stand up AGANIST HATE AND RACISM
WE STAND UP FOR BLACK MEN AND TRANS/WOMEN IMMIGRANTS LGBTQA RIghts Womens Rights ECT
So join June 15th 2017 to stand up against Hate and Racism and let's rid this state and the nation and the world of hate and racism together
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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
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 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