Local Greens January 2018 Meeting

Local Greens January 2018 Meeting

Jan 16, 6:30pm - Jan 16, 9:30pm

Adventures Underground
1391 George Washington Way
Richland, WA  99354 Map

Green Party of the Mid-Columbia invites supporters to come welcome our new volunteer officers, as we get right down to the business of building and organizing the local Greens. Consider joining and supporting us as we begin to grow.

Please RSVP.
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Local Greens January 2018 Meeting

Local Greens January 2018 Meeting

Jan 16, 6:30pm - Jan 16, 9:30pm

Adventures Underground
1391 George Washington Way
Richland, WA  99354 Map

Green Party of the Mid-Columbia invites supporters to come welcome our new volunteer officers, as we get right down to the business of building and organizing the local Greens. Consider joining and supporting us as we begin to grow.

Please RSVP.
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1 interested
Sea level rise meeting

Sea level rise meeting

Jan 18, 6:00pm

Olympia Center
Olympia, WA  98501 Map

More info and a SURVEY at m.olympiawa.gov/city-utilities/storm-and-surface-water/sea-level-rise

227 interested  ·  10 going
Mass Meeting: Seattle!

Mass Meeting: Seattle!

Jan 18, 6:30pm - Jan 18, 8:30pm

Plymouth Church Seattle United Church of Christ
1217 6th Ave
Seattle, WA  98101 Map

Want to join the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival? Come on out! Join us for an evening of cultural arts, interfaith prayer, teaching and testimony from those directly impacted by the campaign's four core issues: systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy.

*This is the first of four regional meetings held around Washington State to get folks connected to the campaign (future meetings to be held in Tacoma, Yakima and Spokane).
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UDistrict Market - Gather Signatures for Seattle CA27 for RCV!

UDistrict Market - Gather Signatures for Seattle CA27 for RCV!

Jan 20, 9:00am - Jan 20, 2:00pm

University District Farmers Market
5031 University Way NE
Seattle, WA  98105 Map

Please help gather signatures at the U-District Farmers Market - open every Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm.

Wear your purple volunteer t-shirt if you got it and take a picture to share on Facebook! If you need a t-shirt, buttons, petitions, handouts or other materials, please contact Colin at colin@fairvotewa.org or Cindy at seattleca27@fairvotewa.org.
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3 interested
Everetts March to Impeach 2018

Everett's March to Impeach 2018

Jan 20, 10:00am - Jan 20, 5:00pm

607 10th St., Everett, WA 98201

Our March starts at 10 AM at the Everett Boat launch on Marine View Drive. We will march 4.7 mikes to the County Building Plaza for a rally at about 12 PM. After the rally we will continue to march 2.4 miles back to the Everett boat launch. Bring your signs, your energy and your voices to demand our Congress remove this dangerous, ignorant, criminal President along with the rest of his incompetent administration!... See Less

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Seattle Womens March 2.0 - 2018

Seattle Women's March 2.0 - 2018

Jan 20, 10:00am - Jan 20, 3:00pm

Cal Anderson Park
Seattle, WA  98122 Map

It’s time to make history again!

Grab your hats and join us for a day of resistance and collective empowerment. Why are we marching? To engage and empower all people to support women's rights, racial equity, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers’ rights, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, Indigenous people's rights and social and environmental justice.

Like last year, this will be an all-inclusive, peaceful and family-friendly event.

WE NEED YOUR HELP GETTING THE WORD OUT

Please SHARE this page in your networks and post your stories about last year’s march.

If you indicated earlier that you were INTERESTED in the march and know you will be attending, please mark GOING. We need an accurate count of attendance for planning purposes.
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HIP hop and Politics

HIP hop and Politics

Jan 20, 6:00pm - Jan 20, 10:00pm

Scottish Rite Tacoma
817 S Vassault St
Tacoma, WA  98465-2046 Map

We are excited to bring you HIP HOP and POLITICS.

Join US as WE become Politically Correct. Hip Hop was founded for artist to talk about political issues. It has become a lost art. Join Us as We bring back Hip Hop and Politics in its original form.
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Combating US Imperialism: Extractivism, Women & State Violence

Combating US Imperialism: Extractivism, Women & State Violence

Jan 20, 6:30pm - Jan 20, 9:00pm

The Hillman City Collaboratory
5623 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA  98118 Map

What is imperialism? Why is anti-imperialism crucial to social justice and activism around the world? Join the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and many other organizations for a night of education, discussion and performance about the effects of U.S.-led imperialism, from the Philippines to mass incarceration in Washington state. Speakers from ILPS, PSL & NW Detention Center Resistance.
ILPS Seattle: www.facebook.com/ILPSSeattle/
PSL Seattle: www.facebook.com/pslweb/

DETAILS
• Saturday, January 20th, 2018
• Doors open @ 6:30pm
• Event: 7pm – 9pm
• Speakers from ILPS, PSL & NW Detention Center Resistance
• The Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118)
• Suggested donation of $10 are greatly appreciated to cover event space!

ACCESSIBILITY
• Food and drink available
• Accessible by buses 7, 9, 50, 106 / free, 2-hour street parking
• Wheelchair accessible
• Space will not be scent-free, but we encourage attendees to come unscented / low-scented!
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Womxn Act on Seattle

Womxn Act on Seattle

Jan 21, 9:00am - Jan 21, 8:00pm

This January 21, 2018, Seattle Womxn Marching Forward is planning a CITYWIDE day of training, support, sharing, and action with your neighbors, nonprofit organizations, marginalized folks, grassroots and social justice groups in Seattle. This year, we will honor the anniversary of the worldwide Women’s Marches, we envision a day of action and place-based community building, demonstrating Seattle's commitment to equitable outcomes for all.
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Participating nonprofits and social justice groups will open their doors all over the city. Local businesses will host lectures and panels. In addition to on-site non profit events, there will be neighborhood hubs around the city. These hubs will serve as event spaces for concurrent events, grassroots groups who do not have a physical location, and place-based community building.
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To learn more about the event, including schedule and locations, go here: goo.gl/bMUxNA. We will be constantly updating this webpage in the coming weeks.
To sign up to volunteer leading up to the event or on the day-of, please fill out this form: goo.gl/V6ftvU
To participate as an organization and/or host an event in a space you manage, please fill out this form: goo.gl/mshWZN
To donate to the event, go here: goo.gl/Fps41w
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West Seattle Mkt - Gather Signatures for Seattle CA-27 for RCV!

West Seattle Mkt - Gather Signatures for Seattle CA-27 for RCV!

Jan 21, 10:00am - Jan 21, 2:00pm

West Seattle Farmers Market
West Seattle Jct at California and Alaska
Seattle, WA  98116 Map

Please help gather signatures at the West Seattle Farmers Market - open every Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm.

Wear your purple volunteer t-shirt if you got it and take a picture to share on Facebook! If you need a t-shirt, buttons, petitions, handouts or other materials, please contact Colin at colin@fairvotewa.org or Cindy at seattleca27@fairvotewa.org.
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Whole Washington Teach Out at Womxn Act on Seattle

Whole Washington Teach Out at Womxn Act on Seattle

Jan 21, 12:30pm - Jan 21, 1:30pm

6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5234, United States

Whole Washington will be giving a presentation on different tactics to get representatives on board with Universal Healthcare. The curriculum we will be using is developed by Healthcare NOW! for Single Payer legislation, but can be applied to any issue that you choose.

Speakers: Kathy Angel, Vicki Rhoades, Jessica Goldman
Facilitator: Georgia Davenport

WHEN
January 21, 2018 at 12:30 - 1:30pm
WHERE
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
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Housing For All: Campaign Launch 2.0

Housing For All: Campaign Launch 2.0

Jan 21, 1:00pm - Jan 21, 3:00pm

SEIU Healthcare 775NW
215 Columbia St
Seattle, WA  98104 Map

Take Action for Affordable Housing! This event is part of the Womxn Act on Seattle day of action.

Doors open at 12:45, program starts at 1:00. Enter from 3rd Ave between Columbia and Cherry. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

We are at a crossroads in Seattle’s history. As population and housing costs surge, the inseparable crises of homelessness, housing insecurity, and displacement deepen.

We can't solve these crises without far more affordable housing. In order to meet the need, Seattle must build approximately 20,000 more homes affordable to low-income families and individuals in the next ten years .

Due to pressure from the Housing For All Coalition, the City Council has formed a Progressive Revenue Task Force to recommend funding sources, such as a tax on big businesses, to create new housing, shelter and services without further taxing working and poor people.

We can win this by the end of March – but only with your help. Join us on January 21st to learn more, get involved, and take actions that day that advance the campaign!

The most marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted by the homelessness crisis. For example, 29% of individuals experiencing homelessness in Seattle/King County last year identified as Black or African American, compared with 6% of the general population. 55% identify as people of color.

The Housing For All Coalition formed in fall 2017 to urge the City to:

Step up the creation of deeply affordable housing.
Expand and improve shelters and services.
Don't criminalize people trying to survive outside.

You can read about our Fall 2017 accomplishments here: www.housingforallseattle.org/city-budget-2018/

Over 60 Seattle-based organizations have endorsed the platform of the Housing For All Coalition, which you can find at www.housingforallseattle.org/platform/
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Lobby Day: 100% For Climate

Lobby Day: 100% For Climate

Jan 22, 8:30am - Jan 22, 7:00pm

St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Audubon Washington, Climate Solutions, Washington Women for Climate Action Now, and Carbon Washington invite you on Jan. 22 for a huge day of action on climate change. People from across Washington will come together in Olympia, along with a powerful coalition of organizations standing together for climate action.

The fossil fuel industry has a powerful influence not only in Washington DC, but also in Olympia. That’s why we need to push forward here and now—accelerating real solutions to the climate crisis, starting in our own state and our own region.

We’re standing up for 100 percent clean energy; for putting a price on carbon pollution; and for a clean fuels standard to move beyond oil. And we’re delivering that message directly to our elected legislators, in their offices at the State Capitol. Our voices our powerful together—don’t miss this important day!

If you plan on attending you MUST register through the Brown Paper Tickets link so we can get an accurate meeting attendee count for scheduling purposes! Thanks.

What role do women have to play in climate policy? Why are women the most effective environmental advocates?

SCHEDULE::
8:30am-- Everyone arrives at St Johns (coffee and snacks will be provided)
9-10:45am-- Guest speakers and bill overview (including Governor Jay Inslee and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon)
11am-4pm-- Meetings with your representatives! Lunch will be provided

STOP! DON'T THINK ABOUT DRIVING HOME NOW--THIS IS THE WORST TIME FOR TRAFFIC IN AND AROUND OLYMPIA AND ON I-5. Instead, go to the Columbia Room in the Legislative Building ...

5:15pm- Reception: Women's Crucial Role in WA's 100% Clean Energy Future: Join Washington Women for Climate Action Now and Climate Solutions for a reception at the Columbia Room (Leg Building) to meet the women activists and legislators who are banding together to usher Washington into a 100% clean energy future in 2018.

We will hear about this legislative session’s climate priorities from some of our women legislative leaders. We will also hear stories from grassroots women climate leaders from around the state who are already moving their communities toward 100% fossil fuel-free energy and meaningful climate equity.

www.facebook.com/events/354635721665885/

Wine and light appetizers
Please RSVP to katieaxtell@hotmail.com
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Speak to City Council about Homelessness and Real solutions:

Speak to City Council about Homelessness and Real solutions:

Jan 22, 6:30pm - Jan 22, 8:30pm

City Hall
210 Lottie St
Bellingham, WA  98225 Map

Come speak up about Homelessness issues and let the city know you want action now not in 5 years or ten years or how ever long they feel it needs to take. NOW. Ask them to declare a state of emergency and provide basic services to those living outside this winter. Before anyone else dies.... See Less

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FairVote Tacoma/Pierce January Meeting

FairVote Tacoma/Pierce January Meeting

Jan 22, 7:00pm - Jan 22, 8:30pm

UPS Social Justice Center, 3224 N 13th st, Tacoma, WA

FairVote Tacoma/Pierce, along with FairVote WA, is working to make Better Elections Possible!

Come join us for our monthly meeting to discuss local and state strategies and options available and how to move these forward.

By passing election reforms we can reduce negative campaigning and polarization, fight the effects of gerrymandering, make elections better represent the views of the voters and even end the 2-Party system.

Most people agree there are problems with the American system, but few people have a specific plan on how to fix those problems. We have a plan. We figured out all the specific little details to make things better, and if you give us 30 minutes, we explain the plan to you. We are proud to have liberal and conservative members of our group. We are not a partisan group, we just want to make democracy work again.
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American indian lobby day

American indian lobby day

Jan 23, 10:00am - Jan 23, 4:00pm

Washington State Capitol
416 Sid Snyder Ave SW
Olympia, WA  98504 Map

a time to meet your State Representatives. see them in action, take a tour! bring the youth.
wear your regalia, bring your drums.
bring your Tribal Council members. see how Bills come into Law.
see people who are movers and shakers!
watch, deliberate, feast...
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1175 interested  ·  141 going
Democracy Lobby Day

Democracy Lobby Day

Jan 24, 9:00am - Jan 24, 4:00pm

Capitol Campus, Olympia, WA
Olympia, WA  98501 Map

Please join the League of Women Voters of Washington and Fix Democracy First in Olympia, WA on January 24th for Democracy Lobby Day!

Please RSVP here so we can keep you updated: leagueofwomenvotersofwashington.wildapricot.org/event-2738439

On Wednesday, January 24th, we will be lobbying our legislators on various pro-democracy bills that improve election access, voting rights, campaign finance and legislative ethics.

We will be meeting with legislators to advocate for bills that expand opportunities to vote, promote more representative election systems, empower disenfranchised communities, reduce the influence of special interest money and strengthen government ethics.

We will also be providing training on the critical Democracy issues in Washington and how to effectively advocate with your legislator, as well as provide help for those who want to testify and assist in setting up meetings with your legislators.

Sign-up Here: leagueofwomenvotersofwashington.wildapricot.org/event-2738439

Here's the day's agenda.
8:00 am - Senate State Government Hearing (optional)
9:00 – 10:00 - Welcome - Meet & Greet -Senate Hearing Rm 4, John. A Cherberg building
10:00 - 11:00 am - - Orientation, training, speakers Senate Hearing Rm 4, John. A Cherberg building
11:00 am - 1:30 pm - Legislator meetings
1:30 pm - House State Government Hearing (optional)
2:00 - 4:00 pm - Legislative Building Rm 112 - Debrief, report backs, speakers
Possible after hours event - TBA
* You are welcome to join us for all or part of the days itinerary. Please register here: Democracy Lobby Day

We'll be sending updates with specific bill information and other opportunities to participate prior to lobby day.

Carpool Link: www.groupcarpool.com/t/5sd37p

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Kathy Sakahara at ksakahara@lwvwa.org or Cindy Black at cindy@fixdemocracyfirst.org.

See you in Olympia!
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Keep the Oil In the Soil! Stop the nations largest oil terminal

Keep the Oil In the Soil! Stop the nation's largest oil terminal

Jan 25, 10:30am - Jan 25, 12:00pm

King Street Station
303 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA  98104 Map

Governor Inslee has less than 60 days to stop the largest crude oil by rail terminal in North America!

The proposed Vancouver oil terminal would handle a staggering 360,000 barrels of crude oil each day. That’s 42% of the capacity of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The terminal would bring 5 more explosive oil trains per day through the Columbia River Gorge. Further, it would sharply increase the oil barge and ship traffic in the columbia river, risking oil spills that could kill large numbers of our already dwindling salmon population.

The port of Vancouver voted unanimously on January 9th to end the lease with the oil terminal! The lease will expire on March 31st UNLESS Governor Inslee approved the project. Governor Inslee still needs to deny this project.

This summer, we got a taste of what climate change can bring. We cannot allow new fossil fuel infrastructure to be built. Come out to this rally/press conference to tell Governor Inslee, he needs to deny this terminal now!
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Fixing Democracy - Civics Skill-Share

Fixing Democracy - Civics Skill-Share

Jan 27, 9:00am - Jan 27, 3:30pm

Westside Unitarian Church at 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Fixing Democracy - Civics Skill-Share Training & Networking Cafe
We can’t solve ANY crisis until we solve the democracy crisis.

Ready to take it to the next level? How about system change?
Join us January 27 • 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: West Seattle Unitarian Church
7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Knowledge is power… Learn:

 How ‘We the People’ became marginalized by our government
 How artificial persons gained power OVER the People
 How we can use our rights to defend what we love
 Tools to engage for system change
 How we can overrule the court

JOIN US

• Find your passion… Get fired up with values- and rights-based thinking
• Find your team… Get connected with our Networking Café
• Find your power… Get to the root with solutions for system change

Saturday - January 27
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
9:00 Register, coffee, snacks, meet-and- greet
9:30 Intros & overview
9:45 Moving ideas into action
Understanding wealth & rights
10:45 BREAK
11:00 Understanding the Balance of Power
12:30 LUNCH BYOL – Bring Your Own Lunch!
1:00 Who Rules? The Democracy Crisis
2:00 BREAK
2:15 Our Future is a Constitutional Right
Youth, Rights & Climate Justice
3:15 BREAK
3:30 Networking Cafe
4:30 CLOSE

Sponsored by:
• Ultimate Civics - www.ultimatecivics.org
• Fix Democracy First - www.fixdemocracyfirst.org
• 350 Seattle - www.350seattle.org
• South Seattle Climate Action Network -www.southseattleclimate.org
• West Seattle Democratic Women - www.westseattledemocraticwomen.org
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210 interested  ·  29 going
UDistrict Market - Gather Signatures for Seattle CA27 for RCV!

UDistrict Market - Gather Signatures for Seattle CA27 for RCV!

Jan 27, 9:00am - Jan 27, 2:00pm

University District Farmers Market
5031 University Way NE
Seattle, WA  98105 Map

Please help gather signatures at the U-District Farmers Market - open every Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm.

Wear your purple volunteer t-shirt if you got it and take a picture to share on Facebook! If you need a t-shirt, buttons, petitions, handouts or other materials, please contact Colin at colin@fairvotewa.org or Cindy at seattleca27@fairvotewa.org.
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BlackLivesMatter HIP HOP Show and Fundraiser 21+

BlackLivesMatter HIP HOP Show and Fundraiser 21+

Jan 27, 7:00pm - Jan 28, 12:00am

Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA  98118 Map

#BlackLivesMatter Hip Hop Show and Fundraiser



As these holidays past and the giving of the holidays goes away- we must not Forget that #BlackLivesMatter,not just during holidays but all year round - so join us at Columbia City Theater and enjoy these extremely talented hip hop and other amazing Artists Perform

If Black Lives Truly Matter - we must not only support the #BlackLivesMatter Movement but also the Black community through music and donations and reparations - we must live in a society - where we love and support each other and break the bonds of oppression by expressing ourselves through music and through supporting our Black community

Show Supports #BlackLivesMatter and Rainier Valley Food Bank

Artist
King Flyz
Taye Zooited
Rainier Ave Musik
Equation
Nubion
Da Illest Street Native
Don P. aka P.SINATRA
Atlas Gonzalez
And Many More

Doors 7 pm and show is at 8 pm

It will be a must see show

There are 3 options for purchasing tickets

Full price tickets are ten dollars

Half price tickets are 5 dollars and donate Non perishable Food donation at the door

Or Pay what you can- and or donate whatever Non perishable Food item you can at the door
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Ballard Market - Gather Signatures for Seattle CA-27 for RCV!

Ballard Market - Gather Signatures for Seattle CA-27 for RCV!

Jan 28, 10:00am - Jan 28, 3:00pm

Ballard Farmers Market
5300 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA  98107 Map

Please help gather signatures at the Ballard Farmers Market - open every Sunday from 10 am - 3 pm.

Wear your purple volunteer t-shirt if you got it and take a picture to share on Facebook! If you need a t-shirt, buttons, petitions, handouts or other materials, please contact Colin at colin@fairvotewa.org or Cindy at seattleca27@fairvotewa.org.
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WSUU Guest Speaker Michael Foster - Courage, Compassion and Love

WSUU Guest Speaker Michael Foster - Courage, Compassion and Love

Jan 28, 10:30am - Jan 28, 12:00pm

Westside Environmental Justice Group
7141 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA  98136 Map

On January 28th, Michael Foster will be giving the sermon at Westside Unitarian in West Seattle. Michael joins us to reflect on his upcoming incarceration for civil disobedience. For those of you who may not be aware, Michael is the Seattle climate activist who turned off the North Dakota Keystone Pipeline risking his livelihood, his family, and his freedom. Michael will inspire our thoughts on service to something greater than self, the costs, and the considerations. As we step into the New Year Michael will be asking important questions about how we define meaning and purpose for our own lives.

Come be inspired by Michael. He is a local climate hero and this is a way to both learn about his journey and also show him love and appreciation for what he has done for us. We will be holding Michael in our hearts and sharing our strength with him before he heads back to North Dakota on February 6th. This will be Michael's last sermon in Seattle before his sentencing, so it will undoubtedly be a powerful, emotional morning. Please join us and please spread the word.
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Final Council vote on inquest legal counsel for families

Final Council vote on inquest legal counsel for families

Jan 29, 1:30pm - Jan 29, 3:00pm

King County Courthouse Council Chambers
500 3rd Avenue, 10th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle, WA  98104 Map

The full King County Council will vote on whether to ensure families of people killed in police custody in King County have access to legal counsel for the inquest process, where the circumstances of the death are investigated. Right now, the officers involved and the city/county that employs them have publicly-funded counsel, but the families are on their own, even though the public is relying on them to ask important questions.

Public testimony is important! On January 9, this ordinance passed out of committee with "no recommendation" because some details still needed to fine-tuned. At that hearing, the families who have faced this process alone spoke powerfully. On Jan 29, it's important that community and legal bar supporters be heard in support.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and King County Executive Dow Constantine support this ordinance, which was introduced by Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Councilmember Rod Dembowski and Councilmember Dave Upthegrove.
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Roadmap to Democracy Pt. 2!

Roadmap to Democracy Pt. 2!

Feb 2, 10:00am - Feb 2, 4:00pm

TBD, S. Seattle

Roadmap to Democracy is a series of gatherings to build a shared movement agenda for democracy reform in Washington State. The last Roadmap gathering was in November, where over 40 organizations provided their movement and policy priorities and made a commitment to work together to create a stronger, more connected, and truly representative government.

In February, groups and organizations are invited to build off of those priorities, incorporate new ones from new Roadmap attendees, and start the roadmap for democracy reform.

Food and drinks will be provided. Stipends are available to groups and organizations led by or primarily representing communities of color, youth, marginalized and/or oppressed populations, or low-income families and workers. Contact event hosts or message us here to discuss stipends for you or a member of your team.
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Public Meeting about Offshore Drilling

Public Meeting about Offshore Drilling

Feb 5, 3:00pm - Feb 5, 7:00pm

Landmark Catering & Convention Center
47 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA  98402-2604 Map

Following the theme of sacrificing the public’s favorite natural areas for the benefit of oil and gas companies, the Trump administration has just announced plans to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic Ocean. This drastic proposal opens over 90% of the Outer Continental Shelf to new drilling and puts our nation’s coastal communities, beaches, surf breaks, and marine ecosystems at risk of a catastrophic oil spill.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding ONLY ONE meeting in Washington to discuss the Draft 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.

THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!

Sign this action alert to tell federal representatives to oppose the plan to expand offshore drilling: goo.gl/LSUQGQ

Read more on the topic from the Surfrider Foundation's Environmental Director, Pete Stauffer: www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/offshore-drilling-planned-off-your-coasts-time-to-speak-out

WHAT: Public hearing in an open-house format, not a public comment hearing, but participants can arrive any time during the scheduled meeting time to express concerns about the National OCS Program.

We will be organizing events before and the day of the forum to protest the Administration's plan to expand offshore drilling. Give a shout if YOU and/or your organization or business would like to help organize: bboland@surfrider.org.

PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

From the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM): Public meetings will take place across the country using an open-house format so participants can arrive any time during the scheduled meeting time. At the meetings, participants can ask questions, share information, talk with our team members one-on-one, and learn more about the National OCS Program. We also encourage participants to submit written comments to inform BOEM of specific issues, impacting factors, environmental resources, alternatives to the proposed action, and mitigation measures to consider in its analyses.

BOEM will soon be offering a Virtual Meeting Room where participants can visit the same stations available at the open-house meetings. There they will be able to review and download the same handouts and posters offered at the meetings.

FMI: www.boem.gov/National-Program-Participate/#meeting
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