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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 09:46 PM
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Events--2007
Environmental legislative priorities meeting 1/6/07, Seattle

The 2007 legislative session is just around the corner. As you may know, WEC is a member of a coalition of more than 20 leading state-level organizations working to promote healthy communities and environmental protection. Each year, Priorities for a Healthy Washington commonly agree upon focused legislation to support in the upcoming session. The priorities for 2007 are:

1. Eliminate Toxic Flame Retardants
2. Save Our Sound
3. $100 Million for Parks and Wildlife
4. Clean Air -- Clean Fuels

To learn more about this legislative package visit http://www.environmentalpriorities.org

Come be a part of the action and learn about the hot environmental issues at two upcoming Priorities for a Healthy Washington events:

Priorities for a Healthy Washington Legislative Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 6th
Time: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Place: Seattle; Seattle Pacific University, Gwinn Room

Attend the annual Priorities for a Healthy Washington Legislative Workshop as the state's leading conservation groups prepare for the upcoming legislative session. We'll hear from legislators, environmental leaders, and members of the media regarding the community's Priorities for a Healthy Washington.

All attendees have a chance to win an amazing black-and-white photo of the first repatriated totem by photographer David Adam Edelstein.

Space is limited, so for more info and to register online go to https://www323.ssldomain.com/wecprotects/join/legworksh... .
Contact Kerri Cechovic, Organizer for Washington Environmental Council, at 206-622-8103 x212 or kerri {at} wecprotects.org with any questions.

And make sure to save the date for Priorities for a Healthy Washington Lobby Day on February 14th in Olympia.

Hope you can make it for these fun, empowering events!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-21-06 08:14 PM
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1. Clean elections events in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Everett
Wonderful WPC supporters --
Please come, and tell your friends!
Downloadable PDF flyer posted on the WPC website:
http://www.washclean.org /
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

CLEAN ELECTIONS FORUM
Friday, January 5 - 7:30 PM
Seattle Town Hall, 8th & Seneca

With: DAVID SIROTA
New York Times' best-selling author of
"Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Have
Conquered Our Government-and How We Can Take It Back"

State Representative Linda Valentino (Maine) and
State Senator Ed Ableser (Arizona)
Washington legislators also invited

$5 Donation Suggested at the door - no one turned away

*** PRIVATE RECEPTION, 6 p.m. ***
Also at Seattle Town Hall
Attendance is limited.
Payment must be received by December 30th to reserve signed book.
Light fare provided.

Mail your check for admission to private reception
(payable to Washington Public Campaigns) to
B.Schlosstein, 10101 SE 3rd St. Bellevue, WA 98004, or
donate online at http://www.washclean.org/donate.htm

$25 Reception only, or $35 per couple
$50 Reception plus signed copy of "Hostile Takeover"
More information: Annie
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Additional forums are scheduled as follows:

EVERETT Clean Elections Forum
Thursday, January 4th - 7p.m. (Reception, 6:15 p.m.)
PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St, Everett
Info: Chad Shue, chadshue {at} hotmail.com 425-341-1061, or
Harry Abbott, harry.abbott22 {at} verizon.net 425-783-0270

TACOMA Clean Elections Forum
Saturday, January 6th - 11 a.m
Tacoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
1115 S. 56th Street, Tacoma
Info: Susan Eidenschink, susaneiden@juno.com, 253-572-9305

OLYMPIA Clean Elections Forum
Saturday, January 6th - 3:30 p.m.
Location t.b.a.
Info: Chris Stegman, chris.stegman {at} comcast.net, 360-705-3528






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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-04-07 12:10 AM
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17. Support CAMP workers, Seattle 2/6/07
ear Sisters and Brothers,

Workers at CAMP (Central Area Motivation Program) need your support.

They're fighting to win a fair contract. Their current contract expired September 30 of last year. They extended it several times, hoping to reach an agreement with CAMP management. After repeatedly cancelling bargaining sessions, management is finally bargaining.

CAMP workers got no cost-of-living raise in 2005. They got no cost-of-living raise in 2006. Now, CAMP maanagement proposes another year with no raises - no cost-of-living raise in 2007.

The CAMP workers have been serving the Central District for years. They're dedicated to CAMP, and they're dedicated to their community. They're not aiming to get rich. They just want some respect, some acknowledgment of their hard work, their dedication to their community.

The workers ask that, if you can, you join them for a short solidarity rally:

Rally to support CAMP workers
Tuesday, February 6th
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
CAMP offices
722 18th Street, Seattle
(between Cherry & Columbia,
just north of Swedish Hospital - Providence campus)

The CAMP workers are members of Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 8, and reflect the full diversity of their communty: most are African-American, but the group also includes immigrants from East Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe. They are carrying on CAMP's proud tradition of serving and uniting the Central District's diverse population. Please join them in demanding that CAMP management also carry on that tradition, by showing CAMP workers the respect they deserve.

I apologize for the short notice of this event. The workers need your help in sending a clear message to the CAMP Board and Executive Director. If you'd like more information, please feel free to contact me, either by email or 'phone. You can reach me at OPEIU, 206-441-8880, ext. 108. Thanks for your support.

In solidaritiy,
Paul Bigman, Union Representative
OPEIU Local 8
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 02:42 AM
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127. Pricey DNC fundraiser with Howard Dean, Seattle 6/26
Please Join

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.
Chairman, Democratic National Committee
to

JOIN THE PARTY!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA
5:00 PM
Trailblazer Council
Host Committee Reception
$500 write/raise

6:00 PM
"Join the Party" Reception
$50 per person

To R.S.V.P. please visit:
http://www.democrats.org/SeattleParty

If you are raising money for the Trailblazer Council Host Reception, please RSVP directly to Casey Breitenbeck at (202) 863-8023 or breitenbeckc {at} dnc.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 10:09 PM
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2. Vigil in Federal Way on Jan 2nd, 6PM
The death count for US soldiers is at 2998 now. To simplify matters, we are going to hold our official vigil at the corner of Pacific Hwy South and South 320th Street in Federal Way on January 2nd from 6 PM until 7:30 PM. However, some of us are still planning to gather on the evening of the day we hear of the 3000th death. Sadly, it could be at any time now. Please join us if you can. We are going by the numbers on this site, http://www.icasualties.org/oif / - the total including the
unconfirmed deaths. Again, we will be out there from 6-7:30 PM on the day we see the 3000th death AND on January 2nd (same time, same place).The number of Iraqi deaths for this month alone is over 2100.

Let us plan to keep active in this campaign for peace and justice in the coming new year. Please call if you have any questions 206 849-7993. Wishing you and yours a very healthy and peaceful 2007.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:45 PM
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3. King Co. Legislative action meeting, Burien 1-21-07
The next session of the King County Democrats Legislative Action Committee will be held at the Burien Library on Sunday, January 21st from 2:00-4:00 PM.


The guest speaker will be the distinguished Phil Talmadge, former State Supreme Court Justice and State Senator in the 34th. Phil will be addressing issues related to the viaduct -- emphasizing the rebuilding option. An additional speaker, one with "tunnel vision" may be brought in to raise an alternative perspective.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:46 PM
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4. Justice Works! meeting 1-5-06, Seattle
Justice Works!
January General Meeting
Join us to review 2006 and set the stage for 2007!
Date: Friday, January 5, 2007
Time: 6:30 8:30pm
Please: Cascade Peoples Center, 309 Pontius Ave N, Seattle



Directions to the Cascade People's Center: take I-5 Exit 167 (Seattle Center) left onto Fairview, go 3 blocks to Thomas and take a left, then go 1.5 blocks - the Center is on the left side of Thomas, just past the P-patch. Bus #70 also stops along Fairview at John (1 block south of Thomas) and at Harrison (1 block north of Thomas); catch it on 3rd Ave downtown or on 15th Ave NE in the University District. Call 206-587-0320 for more information on the Cascade Peoples Center.

HELP NEEDED

Please reply to this message if youd like more information about this volunteer opportunity.

Using information from the book The Perpetual Prisoner Machine: How America Profits from Crime by Joel Dyer and information we have specific to Washington State prison expansion plans, work with us to:

add to our No New Prisons position paper
create flyers
create posters
write sample letters to the editor
writing an op-ed
writing newsletter articles
write radio news service story
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 12:14 AM
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5. Citizens hearing on Iraq Jan 20-21 Tacoma
Edited on Fri Jan-05-07 12:15 AM by eridani
Dear Friends:

Please help us bring out the truth about the Iraq War by donating today to the
www.WarTribunal.org
January 20-21 (Sat-Sun), 2007

Tacoma Campus of Evergreen State College

1210 6th Avenue
Tacoma, Washington , USA


Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq. (See instructions below on how to donate online or by mail.)

The Citizens' Hearing will be held on January 20-21, 2007, two weeks before the court martial of Lieutenant Ehren Watada at Fort Lewis. The Citizens' Hearing will function as a tribunal to put the Iraq War on trial, in response to the Army putting Lt. Watada on trial as the first U.S. military officer to refuse deployment to Iraq.

By highlighting the illegality of U.S. actions in Iraq, the tribunal can inform military personnel and other citizens to reflect deeply on their roles and responsibilities in an illegal war.

We intend for the Citizens' Hearing to heighten the discussion of the Iraq invasion and occupation by the public--and within the military itself--as similar tribunals did during the Vietnam War. We are inviting testimony by Iraq War witnesses and experts. Your donation will be used to bring the testifiers and panelists to Tacoma and to record the event so everyone can benefit from the testimony.

The hearing will present the case that Lt. Watada would, if allowed, make at his court martial. His defense attorneys maintain that the war on Iraq is illegal under international treaties and under Article Six of the U.S. Constitution. Further, Lt. Watada's defense argues that the Nuremberg Principles and U.S. military regulations require soldiers to follow only "lawful orders." In Lt. Watada's view, deployment to Iraq would have made him party to the crimes that permeate the structure and conduct of military operations there.

The format of the Citizens' Hearing will resemble that of a congressional committee, employing a dignified approach to gathering information. Testimony will be offered by Iraq War veterans, experts in international law and war crimes, and human rights advocates. Your gift of funds (or frequent flyer miles) will enable more of these clear voices to be heard by people around the country and the world. Among the figures that have committed to testify are:

*Daniel Ellsberg, military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers in the Vietnam War;
*Denis Halliday, Former UN Assistant Secretary General, coordinated Iraq humanitarian aid;
*Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University;
*Nadia McCaffrey, Gold Star Families Speak Out; Brussels Tribunal advisory board;
*Harvey Tharp , former U.S. Navy Lieutenant and JAG stationed in Iraq;
*Antonia Juhasz, policy-analyst and author on U.S. economic policies in Iraq;
*John Burroughs, Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy executive director;
*Eman Khammas, Iraqi human rights advocate (via video).

A panel of citizens will hear the testimony, examine witnesses, and issue a fact-finding report. The panel will be comprised of veterans, members of military families, high school students, and representatives of labor unions, local governments, academia, and religious organizations. David Krieger, Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and a member of the Jury of Conscience at the 2005 World Tribunal on Iraq (in New York and Istanbul) will serve as panel chair.

Panelists' questioning will focus on the legality of the war and whether or not the invasion of Iraq in 2003 constituted a "crime against the peace," whether the military occupation and economic constriction of Iraq constitutes a "crime against humanity," and whether individual soldiers have an obligation or duty to refuse unlawful orders. We expect that this hearing will focus attention on the role of the U.S. government--rather than that of individual soldiers--in perpetrating the crimes of the Iraq War.

For more information about the case of Lt. Watada go to http://www.ThankYouLT.org

The U.S. occupation of Iraq has lasted longer than our involvement in World War II. Despite the recent election results raising many hopes for a withdrawal from Iraq, few congressional leaders have questioned the war's basic legality--only how it is being fought. We should now remember that President Nixon's "withdrawal" from Vietnam took years and was based on a dramatic escalation of violence. The Citizens' Hearing will focus critical attention on the underlying premises of the Iraq War at a critical time when its future is being decided.

Thank you in advance for your generous support,

The Organizing Committee for the
Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq

++++++++++++++++++++++++

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CITIZENS' HEARING

TO DONATE ONLINE: The Church Council of Greater Seattle is the 501(c)3 fiscal agent for the Citizens' Hearing. To donate online, go to the Church Council of Greater Seattle: http://www.churchcouncilseattle.org Go to 'give' then click on "Donate Now Through Network for Good" button to reach the secure site. Then choose "Designate a Fund" and put "Citizens' Hearing."

TO DONATE BY MAIL: Checks can be made payable to CCGS, but be sure to put "CITIZENS' HEARING" in the subject line. The CCGS will receive and disburse the funds (which meet IRS criteria as a tax-deductible charitable contribution). Checks should be mailed to:
The Church Council of Greater Seattle
Attn.: Citizens' Hearing
4 Nickerson, Suite 300
Seattle WA 98109

TO DONATE MILES: To offer Frequent Flyer miles to help bring testifiers and panelists to the hearing, please send a "virtual" pledge to us. Our tickets need to be purchased in advance. We will handle all the details of transfering miles if you will pledge them for this event. Just send the name of the airline and how many miles are available to donatemiles {at} gmail.com We do not need your frequent flier number or any other information yet. We especially need miles from Alaska/Horizon air. As we get the tickets you will transfer them directly to the guest speaker or witness that is coming to testify. This is through the "share miles" programs and follows all of the airline rules. These donated miles do NOT meet IRS criteria as a charitable contribution, and are not the same as airline charitable donations. If we cannot use your miles, or do not need them, you will not lose them. (Many miles "expire" at the end of the calendar year if not used.) For questions contact macgregoreddy {at} gmail.com
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 12:16 AM
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6. Seattle 1-6, Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq
Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq ( INOC )
A Program Unit of Church Council of Greater Seattle
Keystone United Church of Christ
5019 Keystone Place North; Seattle, Washington 98103
http://www.concernforiraq.org

January 6, 2007
Dear friends,
=========================
Contents of INOC Report :
1. Monthly INOC meeting on Saturday, January 6th at 3:00 pm. 2. Report on Jan 3 demonstration at Federal Bldg in Seattle.
3. Update on Bert's case - currently on appeal to the Supreme Court.
4. Review of recent events in Iraq and upcoming local activities.
=========================

1. The INOC general meeting will be held as usual on Saturday, January 6th at 3:00 pm (1st Saturday of the month) at: Keystone United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place North.

2. Those who participated in Wednesday's events at the Federal Building will offer their reports and comments.

3. Bert Sacks will give us an update on the status of his case.

4. Discussion of recent news from Iraq and plans for upcoming local events.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 12:21 AM
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43. Celebrate release of Seattle's Draft Master Bicycle Plan 4-4-2007
Join Mayor Greg Nickels to celebrate the release of the City of Seattle's Draft Bicycle Master Plan! The City hosted event takes place on April 4th at 10:00AM at Sturgus Park (904 Sturgus Ave S) which is located by the Jose Rizal Bridge near 12th Ave. S and I-90. A big turnout is important as a way of saying thanks and showing support for bicycling facilities and bicycling as a transportation option.

For more information contact Pete Lagerwey at 206-684-5108.

See you there!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 12:17 AM
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7. Seattle UW training for pro-choice students 1-20-06
Saturday, January 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Washington HUB
Register Today!
http://prochoiceaction.org/ct/gdL_wH410E_e /

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's Youth Leadership Summit is January 20 at the University of Washington HUB. The event is free and open to all high school and college students; we even provide food!

The Youth Leadership Summit is a chance to get valuable information about:

Reproductive health and rights issues important to youth
How to talk about CHOICE and organize your peers
Youth activism and political involvement
The state of reproductive rights in our region, our country, and around the world.
Not a student? Forward this message to a pro-choice high school or college student.

Questions? Contact Sasha Cousineau at sashacousineau {at} prochoicewashington.org.

Download our flyer to help advertise the summit.
http://prochoiceaction.org/ct/g1L_wH410E_3 /
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 02:12 AM
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8. Energy policy at Seattle Association for Women in Science meeting 1/17
The January general meeting is one which no one interested in energy and the future should miss!

When:
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 pm

Presentation
Working Toward a Clean and Affordable Energy Future
by Sara Patton, Executive Director, NW Energy Coalition

Agenda:
6:30-7:00 pm Networking
7:00-8:00 pm Presentation
8:00-9:00 pm Wrap-up and Networking

Where:
UW South Lake Union Building
First Floor Auditorium
815 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-16-07 02:43 AM
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9. Meaningful Movies events in Seattle, January and February
Don't forget to join us for the January general meeting this Wednesday, where the program will focus on the work being done to make a clean and affordable energy future a reality.


When:
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 pm

Presentation
Working Toward a Clean and Affordable Energy Future
by Sara Patton, Executive Director, NW Energy Coalition

Agenda:
6:30-7:00 pm Networking and Desserts
7:00-8:00 pm Presentation
8:00-9:00 pm Wrap-up and Networking

Where:
UW South Lake Union Building
First Floor Auditorium
815 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109


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The January Newsletter is also available on the Seattle AWIS website. Come check out the wrap-up of last month's general meeting, plus a discussion of moms in academia.

http://www.seattleawis.org/newsletter/200b/Jan067.pdf



UPCOMING FILMS:

JANUARY
2nd Friday of January: 18 minute documentary on Lieutenant Watada a conscientious objector to the current Iraq war who insists the war
is illegal. His trial is early in February, and a good showing of support will do a lot to further the Anti Iraq war movement; followed by full length feature film: Thank You For Smoking

4th Friday of January: 18 minute documentary on Lietenant Watada (repeat); followed by 57 minute documentary entitled Buyer Be Fair, The Promise of Product Certification by John de Graaf and Hana Jindrova. Looks at the benefits of fair trade goods and product certification for people and the environment. Narrated by Scott Simon. It gives a good explanation why we need to be more careful consumers and the lives we impact if we are. De Graaf did the well-known film on the effects of onsumerism entitled Affluenza. Fair Trade refreshments will be served.

FEBRUARY
2nd Friday of February: To Be Announced
4th Friday of February: Our annual showing of the full series of
civil rights documentaries: Eyes On The Prize, all shown over Friday, Saturday, Sunday

MARCH
2nd Friday of March: Current plans are to show a Documentary on
life in Cuba by the brilliant David Suzuki, one of Canada's top
nauuralists.

Time: 7 pm, FRIDAYS, January and February, 2007
Location: Bethany UCC Church - 6230 Beacon Ave S. (at Graham St, on Beacon Hill) Seattle, WA 98108
IF THIS MESSAGE WAS FORWARDED TO YOU AND YOU ARE NOT ON OUR e-MAIL
LIST, PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM SHOWING BEFORE COMING, AS OCCASIONALLY THERE ARE LATE-BREAKING CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE. 206-723-4891
BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks)

Films will be followed by a discussion.
Free professional childcare is available for every Fourth Friday
Movie /Discussion Night (not on Second Friday)

In solidarity,
Thomas W. Warner (secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee - a
Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle) 8923 2nd Ave. N.E. Seattle, WA, 98115 206 523-1720 warner {at} scn.org
http:www.seattlecuba.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 08:47 PM
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10. Justice Works meeting in Seattle 1/25/07
MEET JUSTICE WORKS!

Justice Works! is getting the word out into the community about our work. And, we are actively seeking feedback about our programs and services.

We are offering a one-hour program for people to learn about our work firsthand.

It would be great to have you come and meet the people involved.

You wont be asked to make a financial contribution, but we would like your advice and feedback.

After an introduction to Justice Works! you are invited to join small group discussions about our 2007 campaign issues.

--NO New Prisons
--Voting Rights for Previously Incarcerated People
--Adequate Funding for Public Defense
--Statewide Implementation of Standards of Treatment for Incarcerated People
--Removal of Robbery 2 (no weapons or injuries) as a Strike-able Offense in the 3 Strikes Law

The MEET JUSTICE WORKS! event will be:

When: 7pm Thursday, January 25th
Where: Cascade Peoples Center at 309 Pontius Ave N Seattle
For more information: 206-303-7559 www.justiceworks.info
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 06:03 AM
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11. Bicycle Alliance lunch hour work party, downtown Seattle, 1/25/07
Be a Bicycle Advocate on your lunch hour!!!

Come down to Bicycle Central for 30 minutes to 3 hours and be a part of the action!

This is your chance to make a difference for bicycling in Washington, and have fun at the same time, socialize with other bicyclists and enjoy our legendary snacks and goodies.

Our monthly workparty will be next Thursday at 1pm at our office in the BikeStation in Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle. (311 3rd Ave S).

In addition to the regular mailing we will need help with some rearranging of the office around 3pm too! We need your help, please come!!

RSVP markc {at} bicyclealliance.org 206/224-9252


BICYCLE ALLIANCE OF WASHINGTON
Advocates for bicyclists and a bike-friendly Washington
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mark Canizaro
206-224-9252
fax: 206-224-9254
markc {t} bicyclealliance.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:07 AM
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12. Jobs with Justice rally for security officers 1/26, Seattle
Rally with security officers for public safety and real homeland security!

Friday, January 26th at Noon

900 4th Ave in Downtown Seattle (between Marion and Madison)

Join Seattle and Bellevue Security Officers as they start bargaining with companies who protect nearly two-thirds of the commercial real estate in downtown Seattle and Bellevue.

According to a 2005 survey, Security Guards in King County have an average starting wage of $8.62 an hour and no access to affordable healthcare. For the past two years these workers have been organizing with Service Employees Int'l Union Local 6 and are now sitting down at the table with their employers to negotiate a contract that will affect the wages, benefits, and working conditions of union and non-union security officers all over King County.

This campaign to organize security officers is part of an already successful nationwide organizing drive that has resulted in 4,000 security officers in San Francisco, 1,500 in Minneapolis-St Paul, and over 4,000 in New York successfully organizing. Similar drives to the one happening in Seattle are going on in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Boston and Washington D.C.

Join us on January 26th and tell King County security companies that having security officers who are paid a living wage and have access to affordable healthcare is critical for public safety!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 12:43 AM
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13. Camp Wellstone to be in Seattle March 9-11
Camp Wellstone is coming to Seattle on March 9-11!
Register today for Camp Wellstone Seattle held on the weekend of March 9-11.

Camp Wellstone is a training program that teaches progressives how to win on issues and elect good candidates. Based on Paul Wellstone's model, we integrate grassroots organizing, electoral organizing, progressive public policy and ethical leadership.

The 2.5 day training is highly interactive, combining exercises, lectures, and simulations. Camp runs Friday from 2:30pm-9:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am-6:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am-3:00pm. You'll be busy the whole time and make some great networks!

Camp Wellstone is divided into three tracks:

Candidate track -people who have made the decision to run for office, or are seriously considering it.

Campaign track - focuses on how to be an effective staff or volunteer member of a winning progressive campaign.

Citizen activist track - for people interested in learning how to win on issues and build power.

For more information about Camp Wellstone or to see which track is right for you, click here.
http://www.wellstone.org/camp/category_page.aspx?catID=...

Camp Wellstone fills very quickly. If you are interested, sign up online by following the link above or visit www.wellstone.org

The cost is $100 or just $50 for students, low-income, or unemployed participants. We are not able to guarantee your space for the the camp unless payment is received 2 weeks prior to the starting date. Camp participants are responsible for their own accommodations. The training will be held at Seattle Pacific University.

If you have questions about the training, contact Carla Kaiser: carla
Click here to sign-up for Camp Wellstone. https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/114/mtglist.asp?formid=...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 01:12 AM
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14. Lt. Watada speaking in Seattle Saturday, Feb. 3rd
Saturday night is your last opportunity to hear Lt. Watada speak prior to his military court martial!!

For refusing to deploy to Iraq and speaking out against the war Lt. Watada will be tried by the unjust military court system and is facing up to 4 years in prison for following his conscience. We urge you to come hear Lt. Watada for the last time before his military court martial begins on Mon. Feb 5, 2007.

Saturday, February 3, 7PM
University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle WA
(next to the University Bookstore).
$10 suggested donation for the event. No one will be turned away.

Bake Sale to raise funds for Lt. Watada's defense campaign:

First Amendment Fudge
Courageous Cookies
Lieutenant's Lemon bars
Court Martial Meringues
Brave Brownies
Donations to Lt. Watada's Defense Fund will be gratefully accepted.

Co-sponsored by the Church & Society Team of University Temple United Methodist Church and the Friends and Family of Lt. Watada.

For more information about Lt. Watadas case and local actions on Monday February 5, 2007 please go to www.thankyoult.org

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 05:00 AM
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15. INOC meeting in Seattle Sat. 2/3/2007
Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq (INOC)
A Program Unit of Church Council of Greater Seattle
Keystone United Church of Christ
5019 Keystone Place North; Seattle, Washington 98103
http://www.concernforiraq.org
February 3, 2007

Dear friends,
=========================
Contents of INOC Report :
1. Monthly INOC meeting on Saturday, February 3rd at 3:00 pm.
2. Report on INOC visits with staff of Senators Cantwell & Murray
3. Report on Tacoma Tribunal on the Illegality of the Iraq War
4. Report on antiwar march in Seattle on Jan 28th.
5. Review of recent events in Iraq and upcoming local activities.
=========================

1. The INOC general meeting will be held as usual on Saturday, February 3rd at 3:00 pm (1st Saturday of the month) at: Keystone United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place North.

2. Those who participated in the visits with the staff of Senators Cantwell and Murray at the Federal Building will offer their thoughts and comments.

3. Discussion and comments by those who participated in the War Tribunal on Jan 20-21 in Tacoma.

4. Report on the antiwar march in Seattle this past Sunday.

5. Discussion of recent news from Iraq and plans for upcoming local events.

__._,_.___





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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 06:16 PM
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16. Fair Trade meeting, Seattle, 2/13/07
Fair Trade - Local Sustainable Agriculture
Worker Rights - Immigrant Rights
What are the Connections?

Join CAGJ for an Organizing Meeting
Tuesday Feb. 13, 6:30 - 8:30pm
CAGJ Office - 606 Maynard Ave. S, Room 252, in the Int'l District
Buses: 1, 7, 14, 36, 42, & 49 , and lots of street parking
Snacks will be served

In 2006 CAGJ launched the Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere
campaign. To further this campaign in 2007, CAGJ will host an event
this summer, probably a dinner, whose goal is to make connections
between fair trade and local sustainable agriculture issues,
including the connections to worker and immigrant rights. Please
come to the first Organizing Meeting to share your ideas and get
involved!

Questions? call Heather Day at 206.724.2243 Can't come, but want to be involved? email Anna Brandt deathorgloryrb {at} hotmail.com.
Hope to see you there!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-07-07 06:23 AM
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18. Association for Women in Science meeting Seattle Feb 21
Welcome to February, the chilliest month of the year! On the other hand, we're most of the way through winter.

The other thing February brings is the next AWIS general meeting. Please join the discussion of the issues women face in academia and how they are being addressed. We have a number of fantastic panelists who belong to the UW Advance Program, which is dedicated to advancing the position of women in science, engineering and mathematics.


When:
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 pm

Presentation
Women in Academia: A Career Panel

Agenda:
6:30-7:00 pm Networking
7:00-8:00 pm Presentation
8:00-9:00 pm Wrap-up and Networking

Where:
UW South Lake Union Building
First Floor Auditorium
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109


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The February Newsletter is also available on the Seattle AWIS website. Come check out the wrap-up of last month's general meeting, plus the article on the very important work of the Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee.

http://www.seattleawis.org/newsletter/2006/Feb07.pdf

The newsletter also includes the program flyer. Feel free to print it out and post it. Invite friends, family and co-workers to the meeting. Everyone is welcome!


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Not yet a member? Check out the National AWIS website about the benefits of joining.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-10-07 07:41 AM
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19. Ongoing peace vigils in Bellevue
When one or more people will join me from 4:30 to 5:30 at the 4-way stoplight at Lake Hills Boulevard and 156th Avenue SE, we will display signs saying Bring Our Troops Home Alive Keeping people aware of this issue, hopefully some will act politically. It will be worthwhile if we save even one of our troops from a pointless maiming or death. Let me know at Dav.Thom {at} comcast.net when you will join me. We are vigiling this afternoon, February 9th. Ongoing event
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-10-07 07:43 AM
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20. Dems Rural and Agricultural Caucus to meet in Sequim March 17th
Greetings,

The first ever Western Rural Washington Meeting of the Washington State Democratic Party Agricultural and Rural Caucus (ARC) is being held at Pioneer Park in Sequim, from 9 to 4 on Saturday, March 17th. The Clallam Democratic Club will provide morning coffee and a sack l unch. We will ask a $6.00 donation for the lunch. The Clallam Democratic Club has their quarterly Dems Dine out at the Paradise Restaurant at 6:30pm and interested Democrats are invited to attend.

Each presenter will give an individual talk as well as participating in a round table discussion, concerning the diversity of issues in the agricultural and rural areas and the similarities, with the purpose of highlighting strategies and practices that help to solve problems for farms and rural communities. I presently have nine presenters from the area of Wahkiakum, Pacific, Grays Harbor, Mason, Kitsap, Pierce, Jefferson , Clallam, and Skagit Counties, and I am recruiting representation from Whatcom, Snohomish, Island and San Juan Counties as well.

The top goal is to educate the caucus members, and party leaders about the role agriculture plays in this area in order that we are better informed about this critical agricultural region. Learning more about Western Rural Washington and the role agriculture plays in this area, will highlight how much all the areas of Washington State are dependent on one another. Did you know for instance, that most of those beautiful vegetables you buy at Pikes Market, come from an organic farm in Clallam County, or that cranberries are grown in Long Beach and that the Chinese depend on us for Geoducks?

Reservation forms are attached and for those who wish to stay the night, I have attached a list of nearby motels, Things to Do, and a map. Come and spend a weekend in the Blue Hole. Skies are even Bluer after the last election,

Looking forward to hosting this ARC meeting,

See you there,
Marilyn J Pollock
24th LD Committeewoman

Registration form--
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Date of Conference Saturday, March 17th, 2000 9am to 4pm
Place Pioneer Park -387 E. Washington St., Sequim

Name____________________________County/LD_______________________

Address_________________________________________________________

Phone_______________________E-Mail______________________________

Lunch Ticket $6.00 (pay in advance check preferred)

Dems Dine Out Yes, count me in. No, I will not be staying Saturday night.
RETURN TO; MARILYN J POLLOCK
155 HILLTOP DR.
SEQUIM, WA 98382-9319

Jaxon Ravens
Executive Director
Washington State Democrats
P.O. Box 4027
Seattle, WA 98194
Phone (206) 583-0664
Fax (206) 583-0301
http://www.wa-democrats.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-12-07 12:03 AM
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21. Community Alliance for Global Justice Seattle events 2/13 and 2/23
Edited on Mon Feb-12-07 12:04 AM by eridani
Community Alliance for Global Justice invites you to...

Feb 13 CAGJ Organizing Meeting

Feb 23 Activist Briefing on the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement by Sahng-nok-soo, a Seattle-based organization of Koreans and Korean Americans dedicated to the global fight for social and economic justice.

See below for more information!

******************************************

Fair Trade - Local Sustainable Agriculture Worker Rights - Immigrant Rights
What are the Connections?

Join CAGJ for an Organizing Meeting
Tuesday Feb. 13, 6:30 - 8:30pm
CAGJ Office - 606 Maynard Ave. S, Room 252, in the Int'l District
Buses: 1, 7, 14, 36, 42, & 49 , and lots of street parking
Snacks will be served

In 2006 CAGJ launched the Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere campaign. To further this campaign in 2007, CAGJ will host an event this summer, probably a dinner, whose goal is to make connections between fair trade and local sustainable agriculture issues, including the connections to worker and immigrant rights. Please come to the first Organizing Meeting to share your ideas and get involved!

Questions? call Heather Day at 206.724.2243
Can't come, but want to be involved? email Anna Brandt
<deathorgloryrb {at} hotmail.com>
Hope to see you there!

******************************************

SEATTLE ACTIVIST BRIEFING:

FAIR TRADE AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN KOREA

** Updates on the US-Korea FTA, trade union repression, and the struggle of Pyeongtaek farmers **

Friday, Feb. 23rd, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Nihonmachi Terrace, 651 S. Main St., International District
On-street parking FREE after 6pm
RSVP to jungharris{at} gmail.com

As the US and South Korea continue to negotiate the largest free trade agreement since NAFTA, Korean workers and farmers have continued to oppose the FTA talks, despite intense government repression. But the people cannot be silenced. Korean movement organizations and US-based Korean American organizations have joined forces with groups fighting the US-Colombia and US-Peru FTAs, creating a united front for fair trade. Please join us to hear the latest about this exciting movement.

- DOWN, DOWN, FTA!
Video from the 3rd round of US-Korea FTA talks in Seattle

- EYEWITNESS REPORTBACK:
Learn what Seattle delegates to Korea saw and heard in November
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-12-07 12:06 AM
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22. Amnesty Int'l "Stuff Happens" Play Reading, Feb. 18, Eastsound
Amnesty Int'l "Stuff Happens" Play Reading, Feb. 18, Susan Allred's House

Dear Friends,

Following is information about a reading of the play "Stuff Happens" on Orcas, Feb. 18, 1:00 PM at Susan Allred's house in Eastsound. Paula Russell has organized the reading as an Amnesty International event. Mike and I will be out of town or we would have been there as well. I highly recommend this experience. I hope you can attend!

The play has won Obie, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle awards. Here is a short description:
Drama Desk Special Ensemble Award for Acting
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play
OBIE Awards for Performance (Byron Jennings and
Peter Francis James) and for Direction (Daniel Sullivan)
Drama Desk Special Ensemble Award for Acting
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play
OBIE Awards for Performance (Byron Jennings and
Peter Francis James) and for Direction (Daniel Sullivan)
Drama Desk Special Ensemble Award for Acting
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play
"A provocative and thoughtful play about how and why we went to war in Iraq, STUFF HAPPENS brings to the stage an ongoing story of great national and international importance, with characters and dialogue seemingly ripped from today's headlines. Inspired by actual events both public and private that have been authenticated from multiple sources, STUFF HAPPENS is a powerful history play that brilliantly transforms "real life" into profound drama."

In Peace,
Shar

Orcas reading of "STUFF HAPPENS" - For a description of the play see: http://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.1&disp=vah&view=at...

Contact: Paula Russell
Phone: 376-3607
Email: russells {at} rockisland.com

The first OATS/AMNESTY (see 1/25 email below for details) gathering will be Sunday, Feb 18th at the home of Susan Allred. The address is 2020 Enchanted Forest Road. We will begin at 1:00 PM, with time to get our coffee or tea and gather round the fire to begin reading "Stuff Happens" at 1:30 PM. The read-aloud will take about 2 hours, followed by an Amnesty Action.

Future OATS/AMNESTY meetings will be in the Orcas Library community room. Currently all Sundays are open, so we can choose which Sunday afternoon of the month is most convenient to reserve for this group.

The attachment is an article about the play for those interested. If anyone desires to read the play before the 18th, please call me and I will leave a copy for you at the library.

If you plan to attend, please email russells that we are sure we have enough chairs, coffee etc. Bring snacks if you wish, but no obligation.

BELOW IS A REPEAT OF PREVIOUS EMAIL WITH FULL DETAILS! PLEASE DO read it:

Hello All.

A NEW MONTHLY PLAY-READING GROUP, ORCAS ACTION THEATRE SALON, WILL HAVE OUR FIRST GATHERING, WITH FOOD AND FUN, SUNDAY AFTERNOON FEB 18TH!! It will be at at the home of Susan Allred. The address is 2020 Enchanted Forest Road, Eastsound.

We will meet thereafter on one Sunday each month in the Orcas Public Library Community room to read a play and take an action on behalf of Amnesty International. Beverages and snacks welcome; coffee provided.

Because there are no fees involved and we will be taking ACTION for Amnesty International, we have been given the privilege to read aloud the latest un-published version of David Hare's award-winning play, "Stuff Happens" which will be produced later this year at ACT in Seattle.

Anyone who wishes to read aloud will be given that opportunity. Those who prefer to sip coffee or tea and listen are very welcome. After the reading, everyone will have an opportunity to take an action on behalf of Amnesty. We will have the information and materials available.

If you wish to know more about Amnesty International, you can go to both www.amnesty.org and to www.amnestyusa.org

This is a non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting Human Rights, including political prisoners of conscience, stopping violence against women and children, violence against the environment, protecting our constitutional rights, ending the death penalty in the USA, and much more.

One need not agree with all the issues. Just come to take action in keeping with your personal beliefs and enjoy being part of ORCAS ACTION THEATRE SALON. This will not be a venue for arguing personal beliefs. If some people are inspired to continue to dialogue on their own, they can arrange Amnesty dialogue meetings.

I have always desired to combine enjoyment of Theatre Arts with community activism. We will read wonderful plays and have good food for the soul-enriching pleasure of it. Those who wish will also take a few minutes to be heard on issues of conscience. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Cheers and Peace,

Paula Russell
Phone: 376-3607
Email: russells {at} rockisland.com
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-13-07 03:03 AM
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23. WalMart Workers tour--Bellingham, Pullman, Seattle, 2/23-2/28
It is with great excitement that I prepare for the next Wal-Mart Workers Speaking Tour and its coming straight to your backyard. From Feb 19-28 myself, Nora, Jayaram, Betty, and Cynthia will travel throughout Oregon and Washington.

This speaking tour will feature 3 speakers: cut-flower worker from Colombia , grocery store worker from Florida , and a garment union organizer from India . All three speakers have experienced first hand the unacceptable conditions on farms, in factories, and in retail stores because of the purchasing practices of big box retailers such as Wal-Mart.

I hope that you will be able to attend one of the events in your area. If you would like more information, don't hesitate to email me at trina.tocco {at} ilrf.org.

http://www.unionvoice.org/ct/d1SaLRE1Pu7e / (pdf file)

Feb 23: Bellingham , WA
7 pm: Fairhaven College Auditorium, Western WA University

Feb 26: Pullman , WA
7:30 pm: WA State University

Feb 27: Seattle , WA
6:30-8:30 pm: Bannan Room 102, Seattle University

Feb 28: Seattle , WA
University of WA


Speaker Bios

Beatriz (Betty) Fuentes from Colombia
Kotagarahalli Ramaiah Jayaram (nickname Jayaram) from India
Cynthia Foley from the United States

From Colombia , Beatriz (Betty) Fuentes, who is the President of the Sintrasplendor union at Splendor Flowers, a Dole-owned cut flower plantation in Colombia . She is 29 years old and has two children. She has been working at Splendor Flowers since she was 20. Betty and her co-workers have led a courageous fight to improve working conditions at their plantations for things such as paid overtime, gender equity in hiring, and lowering the quotas. About 80% of the flowers produced at Splendor are sold in Wal-Mart stores.

From Banglalore, India, Kotagarahalli Ramaiah Jayaram (nickname Jayaram) is an organizer for the Garment and Textile Workers Union (GATWU) and 45 years of age. Jayaram had worked in garment factories from age 18 and spent many agonizing years viewing unacceptable cruelty shown to workers. He is part of the active campaign to develop an Asia Floor Wage which focuses on raising the wages through legislation at direct suppliers of such companies as Wal-Mart. In 2000 he took part in organizing a union at his factory even under massive pressure from factory management (he was even falsely arrested under made up charges). Jayaram is married with 2 teenage girls.

From the United States , Cynthia Foley is an ex-Wal-Mart dairy stock overnight worker. Cynthia was employed by Wal-Mart for 1 year in Apopca , FL. Cynthia experienced sexual harassment and even inappropriate touching by a fellow co-worker and she tried to get management to reprimand her co-worker. Instead management called Cynthia into their office on April 10, 2005 and said she no longer had a job. Cynthia is an active member of Florida ACORN with one daughter and two grandchildren.


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-16-07 02:01 AM
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24. Impeachment meeting 2-20 in Olympia
This coming Tuesday, February 20, 2007, there will be a Town Hall Meeting in Olympia -"Constitution in Crisis: The Case for Impeachment".


It will be held at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, a venue that has about 800 seats. The event is free and open to all. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at 7:00 pm..


The speakers will be:

Elizabeth de la Vega, Former federal prosecutor with more than twenty years of experience; writer

David Lindorff, Co-author, "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office"
Ray McGovern, Retired CIA analyst; co-founder, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.

Directions to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501 ~ (360) 753-8585
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE CENTER (For a printable map, please go to http://www.washingtoncenter.org/directions/maptocenter.... )
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-20-07 08:55 PM
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25. Arlington West Display, Kirkland, 2/25 Sunday
Arlington Northwest Display
Sunday, February 25th
7 AM to 5 PM
Heritage Park
111 Waverly Way, Kirkland

A memorial for all those killed in Iraq. There will be over
3000 markers for US servicepersons as well as recognition of the Iraqi death toll.

Here is a link to the City of Kirkland Parks. Heritage Park is at D 8 on the map linked below.

http://www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/depart/parks/Online_Parks_...

Questions? Please email susanarndt {ata] earthlink.net
or judith_shattuck {at} hotmail.com
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 04:02 AM
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26. Free movies in Federal Way Sunday 2-25
First of all, there will be a free screening of 2 films this Sunday, the 25th, at the Federal Way Regional Library...

2:15 PM Invisible Children

Invisible Children is a documentary filmed in 2003 based on the experiences of three U.S. college students traveling in Northern Uganda.

There they found thousands of people affected by the insurgency of the Lord's Resistance Army. The resulting story focuses on the war's effects on children, particularly child soldiers and the filmmakers own efforts to improve the lives of these children. Please note: This screening is
not a part of the official IC Tour.

Running time: 56 minutes

3: 30 PM Unconstitutional: The War On Our Civil Liberties
Unconstitutional Take an inside look at The Patriot Act through the eyes of legal analysts and constitutional experts as they examine the possible danger that this legislation poses to our civil liberties and individual freedoms. Running time: 68 minutes (The movie is a couple
of years old, but still very apropos as the Bush administration continues to chip away at our constitutional rights).

Come to just one or come to both. We hope to see you there!

Also, the www.FederalWayMatters.com site is a tool for all of us to use to put the word out for events or action items that may be of interest to people in the local progressive community. So, please send in your items to be posted.

There are a couple of protests coming up soon that are timed to coincide with nationwide events, but if you ever feel the need to punctuate your week with a curbside protest, just send in your request and hopefully, other people will respond and join you.

Finally, if you don't want to be receiving these emails, please just let me know and I'll remove you from the mailing list. Most of the mailings are about events that can be found on the website, ww.FederalWayMatters.org. The rest are inquiries about event interest and/or the occasional tip on cleaning out your vegetable bins or rotating your tires.



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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-24-07 01:09 AM
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27. Physicians for National Health Care public meeting at Harborview 3/16
March 16th 7:00PM, Harborview Medical Center Research and Training Building, First Floor Auditorium

Program Agenda:

*Joanna Garritano, MD, PNHPWW Chair Welcome, Introductions, PNHPWW update

*Bob Fithian, MD - The WHST Coalition Campaign

*Sherry Appleton, Wash House of Reps, Sponsor of WHST Bill HB 1886 -"Prospects for health care reform in the Wash 2007-8 legislative session"

*Douglas Conrad, PhD, Director, Center for Health Management Research,Magnuson Health Sciences Center - "Report on WHST Economic Analysis Study"

*Jim McDermott, MD, US Congressman - "Prospects for health care reform in the 110th Congress"

*Quentin Young, MD, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of PNHP -"Reflections on a lifetime of health justice advocacy and a vision for victory in my lifetime"

We are very privileged to have Quentin. For those of you who dont know him, Quentin is co-founder and national coordinator of PNHP. He is an icon for health justice in the US, widely respected and loved by those fortunate enough to have known and/or worked with him. He is Past President of the American Public Health Association and recipient of ACLU Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He marched with and was personal physician to Dr. Martin Luther King and Jesse Jackson. His CV is too long to even begin with here. Despite the great demands on his time, he still has a clinical practice.

We will be forming a meeting planning and publicity committee with plenty of fliers, etc, but please make this meeting a priority and spread the word.


The PNHPWW web site (www.pnhpwesternwashington.org ) now has capability to receive tax-deductible online donations that can be designated for PNHPWW or the WHST Coalition economic analysis that is costing $10,000. The web site is a good spot to keep up to date and easier to find important info
than searching through you inbox (or trash).
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-26-07 12:28 AM
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28. Women in Science Happy Hour 3/7/2007, Seattle
Seattle AWIS & Allen Institute for Brain Science

Invite you to

Women in Science Happy Hour

Enjoy an evening of socializing and professional networking with women involved in science in Seattle. Come find out what is going on at the Allen Institute.


Wednesday, March 7, 2007
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Refreshments will be provided.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 02:15 AM
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29. Justice Works! Prisoner advocate group meeting 3/2 in Seattle
Date: Friday, March 2, 2007
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Cascade Peoples Center
309 Pontius Ave N Seattle

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-07 09:38 PM
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30. March protests in Federal Way
We will be having two protests this month, one on March 4th and the second on March 17th. We are also planning to set up a few war memorials around town using children's shoes (visit
http://codepinkalert.org/userdata_display.php?modin=54&... for more information). Actually it can be adult shoes as well as it is to commemorate all of the innocent Iraqis who have died in this catastrophic war and occupation. It's difficult to understand what all of the numbers coming out of Iraq mean, but the sight of a pair of empty shoes with a name attached to it may bring the harsh reality of this senseless war into the realm of comprehension. If you could bring a pair of shoes to either of the protests it would be much appreciated. I guarantee that they *won't *be returned to you, so please choose carefully. If you wish to help with the memorials, we will be creating them after the anti-war rally on the 17th of March (5-ish)
Here's the information on the protests (copied directly from the www.FederalWayMatters.org website)

Sunday, March 4th, 3-4 PM
Intersection of South 320th Street and Pacific Hwy South, Federal Way

<http://www.backbonecampaign.org/ >
The Backbone Campaign is calling for a National Day of Dialogue, Action, and Celebration called "March Forth!"

"March 4, 1789 was the day that the US Constitution went into effect. Today, 'March forth' is also a call to action. In a time of polarization, abandonment of founding principles, and the apparent inability of elected officials to address the most dire crisis of our time, 'We the People' must /MarchForth http://www.wethepeoplemarch4th.org /!"

Please join us on the corners of this busy intersection with signs and regalia honoring our constitution and/or declaring your despair at the lack of respect shown to it (and the Bill of Rights) by the current administration. Party hats and mourners' veils would be equally appropriate. For further inspiration, check out a more detailed analysis of The Patriot Act
http://action.aclu.org/reformthepatriotact/whereitstand...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:24 AM
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33. Addendum
There are a couple of events scheduled to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the war in Iraq. The first one is an anti-war protest to be held at the usual intersection (South 320th Street and Pacific Hwy South in Federal Way) from 4-5 PM on Saturday, March 17th. This a loud protest (metaphorically speaking) so bring your signs declaring your
horror and outrage over the war and if you are so inclined, your horror and outrage directed at the administration that is responsible for it. Appropriately, on the actual anniversary of the war's beginning, Monday, March 19th, a candlelight vigil will be held at the same intersection from 6-7:30 PM. Please bring candles.

The full listing, including contact information for the vigil, will be posted at the end of this mail. Or you can also visit http://federalwaymatters.org /

Just a reminder (and a desperate one at that)... elections for 3 positions (Districts 2, 3, and 5) on the Federal Way School Board will be held this coming November. If you are interested in running or know anyone who might be interested in running, please let me know.

There will be a free public screening of /Shut Up and Sing/, the film about the Dixie Chicks which includes, but is not limited to, their controversial statement and how they survived the backlash against them.

If you ever wondered who the 29% of the population is that still supports Bush, this film is a must-see for you. The screening will be held at the Federal Way Regional Library on Sunday, March 25th beginning at 2:15 PM. The movie runs for 93 minutes. Afterwards, you are invited to stay and listen to a /brief /presentation given by Washington Public
Campaigns about public financing of elections. Public financing may not be as musically thrilling as TheDixie Chicks, but it will bring many more voices into the political arena.

Best wishes to everyone in their efforts to keep their sadness and agitation at bay as this war lurches into its fourth year. Thank you so much for joining us on the corner. It's quite heartening to see other people out there who fervently wish that this war would end and that policies will change so that another illegal and immoral war will not
be started.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 03:41 AM
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38. Yet more--
A thousand thanks to all of you who gathered together at the corners of 320th and Pac Hwy this weekend, either on Saturday for the anti-war protest or on Monday for the candlelight vigil. Both activities were in commemoration of the very unhappy 4th anniversary of the war in Iraq.

The turnout to both events was phenomenal. 83 people showed up at the Saturday protest (a huge credit goes to AM 1090 who kept airing our event posting) and 36 people stood vigil on Monday-thanks to Cheri Hagan who organized this event with MoveOn.org. The response from the passing motorists was equally phenomenal.

I want to thank everyone who has been braving the rain, the cold, the heat, the wind, and negative gestures and rude comments for the past 4 plus years to attend these protests and vigils. It's been so uplifting and heartening to see other people voicing their opposition to this political folly with this very public gesture. Hopefully, this will be the last anniversary that we will need to commemorate.

There is an event planned for this Sunday which will leave you with a great sense of hope, a deep admiration for the personal integrity of three amazing women, and some fine tunes that you won't want to get out of your head. After the movie, we invite you to stay for a brief presentation about public financing of elections. Public financing would enable the public to choose from a wider range of candidates, not just those candidates who will be beholden to their large contributors when they are elected. We hope that you will join us for either or both of these events!

Thank you again for standing together against this illegal and immoral war.
April

March 25th, 2:15 PM
Shut Up and Sing
Federal Way Regional Library
34200 First Way South
Federal Way
Running Time: 93 minutes

"Freedom of Speech is fine, as long as you don't do it in public."

The movie from two time Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple and Cecelia Peck that chronicles the lives of the Dixie Chicks from 2003 to the start of their 2006 tour.All the highs, lows and mayhem that occurred just before and for the three years following the incident are all here.

The personal attacks, personal growth, a changing world, making music, having babies, receiving death threats, and even a fair amount of laughter.

-From The Dixie Chicks website
Please Note: This film is rated R. Anyone under 17 requires an accompanying parent or adult guardian


After this film, you are welcome to stay for a brief presentation
http://home.comcast.net/%7Enisanbes/meetings.html about public financing of political campaigns given by Washington Public Campaigns http://washclean.org /

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For more information, please visit www.FederalWayMatters.org



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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 05:48 AM
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31. Tacoma demonstration March 5 & 6th
TJ Johnson
360-943-4596
tjjohnson {at} scattercreek.com

Linda Frank
253-537-1405
workforjustice {at} comcast.net



PORT MILITARIZATION RESISTANCE GROUP SUCCESSFUL IN OLYMPIA, SETS SIGHTS ON TACOMA

Olympia Port Militarization Resistance has successfully blocked Iraq bound military shipments through the Port of Olympia. Now its offering support for Tacoma activists trying to replicate Olympias success.

Olympia, WA, March 5, 2007 Olympia Port Militarization Resistance (OlyPMR), a local grassroots organization, is claiming victory in its campaign to close the Port of Olympia to military shipment bound for Iraq as part of President Bushs escalation of the conflict.

The decision by the US army to not use the Port of Olympia to ship the 4th Brigade, 2nd Division Stryker units equipment to Iraq is a clear recognition that choosing to do so would have been a logistical and public relations disaster for the Port of Olympia and the Ft. Lewis based Stryker group.

This is a tremendous victory in the campaign to end our communitys participation in the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq, said TJ Johnson, an Olympia City Councilman who has helped spearhead the campaign. He added that our success in Olympia can serve as powerful model and beacon of hope for other communities seeking to take direct action to end their communitys participation.

The Armys decision to not risk the consequences of shipping the Stryker unit through Olympia forced it to move equipment through the Port of Tacoma. Military equipment began arriving at the Port of Tacoma around 10:30 pm on March 2, and additional equipment arrived late in the evening on March 3 and 4.

The fact that they had to choose a different, less accessible port and then sneak the equipment in under cover of darkness shows just how little public support there is for the ongoing quagmire in Iraq said Wes Hamilton, a Vietnam veteran and member of the Olympia chapter of Veterans for Peace.

Since Saturday, members of OlyPMR have joined activists from throughout Western Washington in a vigil at the Port of Tacoma. OlyPMR has also been strategizing with members of Tacoma Port Militarization Resistance (Tacoma PMR) on ways to prevent the equipment from being loaded onto a transport ship bound for Iraq, including the use of non-violent civil disobedience.

The ship expected to transport the equipment is scheduled to begin loading later this week.

Leah Coakley, a recent UPS graduate and a member of Tacoma PMR said that "Fearing OlyPMR, hundreds of Strykers were pushed back to the Port of Tacoma, assuming our complicity but soon realizing the need for huddles of riot police in an attempt to control the crowd of objectors. Our oppressors must realize that Tacoma does not consent. We will not serve as a pitstop for the war machine."

Tacoma PMR plans a vigil on Monday, March 5 from 4-6pm on the Pacific Highway I-5 overpass in Tacoma. A larger rally is planned at the Federal Courthouse on Pacific Ave at noon on Tuesday, March 6. Following the rally, there will be a meeting to plan additional events at 2:30pm in the Main Student Center at the University of Puget Sound.

According to Tom McCarthy, a member of Tacoma PMR, "We believe actions like these are vital ways to support our troops. An article in last week's Tacoma paper stated that the Pentagon moved up this Stryker brigade's departure by one month, shortchanging these troops on the desert training that had long been planned for them. Sending soldiers into an escalation without proper training is just one more way in which the military isn't giving our troops what they need -- in Iraq, or at home."

In addition to the activities in Tacoma, OlyPMR will be conducting the second of two non-violent civil disobedience trainings on March 8 and 9. The March 8 training will take place at United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE. The March 9 training will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2200 East End St NW. Both trainings will be from 5:30-8:30pm.

OlyPMR is endorsed by the Veterans for Peace #109 (Rachel Corrie Chapter), Olympia Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Green Party of South Puget Sound, Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace, Students for a Democratic Society, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee.

Tacoma PMR includes members from United for Peace Pierce County, and Students for a Democratic Society.

For more information contact:

Sandy Mayes
360-956-1136
sandy {at} zhonka.net

Wes Hamilton
360-791-7484
stopwar {at} riseup.net

Molly Gibbs
360-412-1519
kayck {at} olywa.net

Caitlin Esworthy
413-522-6558

Phan Nguyen
360-352-4172

Tom McCarthy
253-250-9290
wandertom {at} yahoo.com

Patrick Edelbacker
925-518-9060
sharkeye {at} riseup.net

GET INVOLVED!

We need more people involved for actions being planned, particularly to be able to show up on short notice at the Port of Tacoma. Attend the meeting Tuesday at 2:30 at UPS (see below) for more details. You will hear more about the plans following this meeting.


MONDAY, MARCH 5
Vigil at Pacific and I-5 in Tacoma, from 4 to 6 PM. Bring signs to oppose war being exported from the Port of Tacoma.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6
Noon: Rally at the Federal Courthouse on Pacific, in Tacoma.
2:30: Following the rally, there will be a meeting at University of Puget Sound to plan for the rest of the week. Go to the Main Student Center.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 05:49 AM
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32. Seattle--Association for Women in Science meeting 3/21
Welcome to March! The end of winter is in sight, along with the next AWIS general meeting. Please join the discussion of the issues women face in academia and how they are being addressed. We have a number of fantastic panelists who belong to the UW Advance Program, which is dedicated to advancing the position of women in science, engineering and mathematics.


When:
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 pm

Presentation
Anatomy of a Prophylactic HPV Vaccine: Warts-and-All
Laura Koutsky, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington

Agenda:
6:30-7:00 pm Networking
7:00-8:00 pm Presentation
8:00-9:00 pm Wrap-up and Networking

Where:
UW South Lake Union Building
First Floor Auditorium
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The March Newsletter is also available on the Seattle AWIS website. Come check out the wrap-up of last month's general meeting. It was a fantastic discussion of the problems facing women in academia and the solutions they're creating for themselves.

http://www.seattleawis.org/Mar07.pdf
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:33 AM
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34. Community Alliance for Global Justice--Seattle 3/13
Community Alliance for Global Justice
Newsletter - March 2007

Next Meeting of "Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere"

Tomorrow, March 13, 6:30 PM @ 606 Maynard Ave S, #252


1. "Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere" Organizing Meeting a Success!

2. Get Involved! Next Meeting Tuesday March 13, 6:30pm at CAGJ Office

3. Take Action! Fast Track & Peru, Colombia and South Korea Updates
4. CAGJ Supports Sahng-nok-soo's organizing against the Korean FTA
5. Whitman College students build Fair Trade activism on their campus with CAGJ Support
6. US Social Forum June 27 - July 1, 2007 in Atlanta Georgia

7. Positive verdict for activists in recent WTO Trial

Organizing Meeting a Success!


We were thrilled that so many folks turned out for CAGJ's first organizing meeting in awhile last month - lots of both familiar and new faces. We committed to organizing a dinner event to take place this summer that will support 'food justice', and healthy, local economies around the world. The dinner will be a delicious meal prepared by local chefs, and made entirely with produce from Northwest farmers and products like rice and chocolate made by fair trade cooperatives in the Global South. In this way we hope to strengthen the connections between local farmers and fair trade activists, as well as addressing these issues' important connections to immigrant and worker rights.


This campaign strengthens CAGJ by connecting us to a new network of activists in the Northwest, and by building our membership's capacity to mobilize for global justice! Ideas discussed at the meeting for taking action include: supporting local farmers through farmers markets and CSAs, expanding support for Fair Trade products like Theo Chocolates (first all-fair-trade chocolate company in the US, right here in Seattle!), organizing to pressure Congress for a better Farm Bill, and to END fast-track, and all so-called "free trade" agreements, in support of a new model of trade.

Get Involved!


Next Meeting Tuesday March 13, 6:30pm at CAGJ Office (606 Maynard Ave S, Room 252)
We need your help to make this event a success: we are an all-volunteer-run organization right now! Please dedicate some of your time, your great ideas, your positive energy and/or make a donation to CAGJ now. You can join one of the following committees (see contact info below), volunteer in the office, help with this newsletter, or join the CAGJ Board!

Committees for organizing dinner event:
Logistics (Finding Location asap!): Chris Iberle, 84chris.w {at} gmail.com
Program (Speakers, discussion topics, etc): Bill Aal, waal {at} toolsforchange.org
Outreach (to members, allied organizations and the media): Jessica Varney, jessicagalevarney {at} yahoo.com
Chef/Farmer Outreach & Fair Trade: Travis English, imenglish01 Fundraising (through sponsorships, tickets to the dinner, etc): Heather Day, hrd99 {at} igc.org

If you want to volunteer with CAGJ, but can't join a committee, please contact Anna Brandt: committee, please contact Anna Brandt: deathorgloryrb {at} hotmail.com

Seattle BALLE and Sustainable Ballard have teamed up to organize a dinner supporting local farmers in April, the Eat Local Now dinner. Sign up, and read more about it:
eatlocalnow.sustainableballard.org/

Take Action! Fast Track & Peru, Colombia and South Korea Updates

There are two main, and interlinked, trade issues in the 110th Congress. One is whether any upcoming NAFTA-style trade deals can pass. The other is whether Congress should again give President Bush Fast Track powers to negotiate and pass even more NAFTA-style trade deals. Despite an election in which the great majority of newly-elected Democrats in both houses of Congress campaigned against the current trade model, some powerful committee chairs are now openly flirting with giving Bush renewed Fast Track powers. In particular, House Ways and Means chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) recently held a hearing on trade in which he said: If we don't give we've got to have good reason for not giving it.
This is a mind-boggling statement!


The unfortunate meaning of this situation is that we are going to have to fight in this Congress for things that should be a given. We need to make it very clear to Congressional offices that we do not expect Congress to give Bush another Fast Track to a failed trade policy. Nor do we expect Congress to pass any more NAFTA-style trade deals - including those with Peru, Colombia, and Korea.

The timeframe to deliver that message is very short. The train appears to be heading toward the cliff at a rapid rate. Please CONTACT YOUR WA representatives ESPECIALLY JIM MCDERMOTT & ADAM SMITH to let them know that the public absolutely opposes Fast Track renewal all new NAFTA deals!

Jim McDermott: 206-553-7170 - www.house.gov/mcdermott/contact.shtml

Adam Smith: 253-896-3775 - www.house.gov/adamsmith/IMA/email.shtml


Sahng-nok-soo organizes against the Korean FTA with CAGJ support

Sahng-nok-soo is a Seattle-based group of Koreans and Korean Americans dedicated to the global struggle for social and economic justice. In February CAGJ decided to put our new 501c3 fiscal status to work by acting as fiscal sponsor to Sahng-nok-soo, who is organizing to defeat the proposed "Free Trade" Agreement with South Korea. On Feb. 23 Sahng-nok-soo held a community briefing in Seattle on free trade and militarism in South Korea, and their members have also travelled across the country to organize opposition wherever the negotiations have taken place. For an excellent article about the resistance of South Koreans to the proposed FTA, as well as an overview of what is wrong with the NAFTA model, read Soya Jung Harris's article, Free trade far too costly, in the International Examiner: http://www.iexaminer.org/archives/?p=553

Also, see an article in the Nation: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070212/winne

Whitman College students build Fair Trade activism with CAGJ support

In February CAGJ helped four Whitman College students - Alli Reed, Chloe Tirabasso, Brittany Smith and Bethany Sutro - attend the United Students for Fair Trade Convergence in Boston. Alli writes, "Overall, it was one of the most motivating and inspirational experiences of my life...because it was very focused on the practical aspects of the Fair Trade movement. It's great to talk about how good Fair Trade is, but that doesn't really help anyone. Instead, we've got a real plan of action. We're meeting with the manager of our food service on Wednesday, we're planning a Fair Trade Fair in April, we already got our food service to agree to bringing back Fair Trade tea next year, and we're dead set on getting Fair Trade bananas. I can't thank you enough for helping us attend this amazing event."

US Social Forum June 27 - July 1, 2007 in Atlanta Georgia

CAGJ encourages all Northwest activists to attend the first US Social Forum this summer in Atlanta Georgia. "The US Social Forum (USSF) is more than a conference, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression. The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and develop consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world. The USSF sends a message to other peoples movements around the world that there is an active movement in the US opposing US policies at home and abroad. We must declare what we want our world to look like and begin planning the path to get there. A global movement is rising. The USSF is our opportunity to demonstrate to the world Another World is Possible!"
You can learn more about the US Social Forum at: www.ussf2007.org and stay tuned for updates about NW preparatory meetings!

Positive verdict for activists in recent WTO Trial

Quoted with permission from Free trade far too costly, by Soya Jung Harris, in the International Examiner: www.iexaminer.org/archives/?p=553
"On Jan. 30, a federal jury found that the City of Seattle had violated the due-process rights of protesters demonstrating against the World Trade Organization in 1999. The recent U.S. District Court decision makes the City financially liable for mass arrests conducted by the Seattle Police Department in Westlake Park on Dec. 1, 1999. Today, more than seven years after the WTO protests, the City has already paid more than $800,000 to settle claims of police misconduct. Based on this latest federal ruling, the City will likely pay millions more to remedy the wrongful arrests of some 170 individuals. It is an important vindication for activists, who often face repression and excessive use of force by the police in the streets, but it is also a vital lesson for governments that compromising democratic principles comes at a cost."
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 12:18 AM
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35. Biking events--Yakima, Bellevue, Seattle, Edmonds
BYKE BYTES: Bike More, Drive Less, Get Active
An E-newsletter from the Bicycle Alliance of Washington
www.bicyclealliance.org
Submit a news item: louisemc {at} bicyclealliance.org
March 7, 2007

National Bike Summit
Bike Alliance Coming to Yakima!
Bellevue Updating Bike-Ped Plan
Bike Buddy Commute Consulting
Friends of Burke-Gilman Trail Annual Mtg
Edmonds Bicycle Group Mountain Bike Presentation
Volunteers Needed for Healthy Living Expo

National Bike Summit

Dave Janis of the Bicycle Alliance will represent Washington State bicyclists at the upcoming National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, on March 13-17. Among the issues Dave will be discussing with members of our states Congressional delegation are continued funding of the Safe Routes to School Program, funding the Conserve by Bicycle Program, and passage of the Bicycle Commuter Act tax benefit. For more info about Bike Summit, go to http://www.bikeleague.org/conferences/summit07/index.ph... .



Bike Alliance Coming to Yakima!

Attention Yakima Valley cyclists! Save March 22 at 6pm for a ride with Bike Alliance Board Chair, Ralph Wessels, and other members of the Transportation Improvement Board. Gather afterwards for dinner and discussion about the current legislative session, funding for bike projects, and more. More details to follow, or contact the Bicycle Alliance at 206.224.9252.



Bellevue Updating Bike-Ped Plan

The City of Bellevue has posted two online surveys (one for walking, one for biking) as a first step in gathering input to update its Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, dubbed Walk and Roll 2007. The surveys are posted at www.bellevuewa.gov/pedbikeplan.htm until April 10. For more info about the plan update, contact Frank Loewenherz at 425.452.4077 or Floewenherz@bellevuewa.gov .



Bike Buddy Commute Consulting

Are you looking for advice about commuting by bicycle? The Bicycle Alliance of Washington has the resources you need to select a route and learn the basics of riding in traffic. The Alliance can also help you select a bike and learn basic repair skills. Every Friday afternoon in March, April and May from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, Kent Peterson, the Bicycle Alliance Commute Program Director, will answer any and all commuting questions at the Seattle Bike Station, 311 3rd Avenue South.. Stop by to chat, get a bike map, learn how to fix a flat tire and learn more about commuting in the Puget Sound area. For bike commute advice anytime, call the Bicycle Alliance at 206-224-9252 or email bikebuddy {at} bicyclealliance.org



Friends of Burke-Gilman Trail Annual Meeting

The Friends of Burke-Gilman Trail are holding their annual meeting on March 22, 7-8:30 pm at the Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th Street in Seattle. Kirk Jones of the Seattle Dept of Transportation will give a presentation on the on-going design for the missing link. For more info, email friends@burkegilmantrail.org .


Edmonds Bicycle Group Mountain Bike Presentation

The Edmonds Bike Group invites all interested cyclists to attend their March 21 meeting to hear Mike Landau present a slide show and discussion on his 2600 solo bike ride on the Continental Divide Mountain bike route this past summer. After riding the roads to the Canada border north of Whitefish, Mike began an off road adventure to the border with Mexico during which he encountered an avalanche, grizzly bears, trails too muddy to ride, health problems, and being surrounded by a pack of dogs. The total elevation gain was 200,000 feet. The meeting will be March 21, 7:30 PM at the Francis Anderson Center in downtown Edmonds on Main Street, next to the Library.



Volunteers Needed for Healthy Living Expo

Help King County Metro demonstrate the bus/bike rack, talk about bicycle commuting and more at the Healthy Living Expo, March 17 & 18 at the Seattle Expo Center. Please respond directly to Megan Horst at 206.363.3555 or Megan.Horst {at} metrokc.gov to volunteers. Shifts are as follows:

Saturday March 17th
10am - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 3:00 pm
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sunday March 18th
10am - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 3:00 pm
3:00pm - 5:00pm



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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 12:23 AM
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36. Global warming march in Seattle,, 4/14/07
MARCH AND RALLY FOR GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS!
Saturday, April 14th
Midday
Downtown Seattle (Location and exact time TBA soon!)

Be a part of the Climate Movement! Join thousands of your neighbors and make your collective voice heard.
Support smart, clean, affordable energy solutions!
Support healthy transportation choices!
Help make an 80% carbon reduction by 2050 a political commitment.

Join your concerned neighbors, friends, environmental groups, businesses, labor unions, faith communities, and others in a day of climate action. Together, we will call on elected officials to make acommitment of 80% carbon reductions by 2050. After the march for global warming solutions, there will be a rally with inspirational speakers asking all citizens and elected officials to make a commitment to be part of the solution. Then, wander through the solutions fair where a variety of organizations, businesses, and local governments will offer you the opportunity to learn more about whatyou can do to follow through on your commitment.

We need volunteers to help organize and run this event! If you're interested in helping, or for more information, please contact James.Irwin {at} sierraclub. org.

To let us know that you'll be at the march and rally, email stepitup {at} climatesol utions.org. Please indicate if you are signing up more than just yourself.

For more info on Step It Up 2007 go tothe national website at stepitup2007.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-20-07 08:18 PM
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37. Non-violent communication event, Seattle 3-23-07
Nonviolent Communication Introduction by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg
Washington State Campaign for a Department of Peace



Dear Department of Peace friends,

Department of Peace volunteers will be tabling at this Nonviolent Communication Introduction by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg.

We invite you to register for this event (details below).


***************************************
Compassionate Communication
Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

At Seattle Town Hall
Nonviolent Communication Introduction

Suggested Donation $15 - $50

Friday, March 23, 2007
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Seattle Town Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca Street) Seattle, WA 98101.

Let the words you speak reconnect you and others to the flow of life. We anticipate a gathering of 700-800 participants at the introduction event. Pre-registration and payment is strongly encouraged for ease and well being of all. In addition you're welcome to arrive between 6 and 6:30pm for your choice of seating.

Register here: http://www.psncc.org/marshall-07.html
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 03:42 AM
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39. Who Killed the Electric Car? Ballard, 3-24-07 9AM
Friends, please don't miss this movie! and support organizing for Clean Elections at the same time

WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?

Acclaimed documentary: Was it the auto and oil industries and the U.S. government that sabotaged the revolutionary, environmentally-friendly, high-performance vehicle?

SATURDAY, March 24th - 9 AM (NOTE > in the MORNING!)
Majestic Bay Theater, 2044 NW Market Street, in Ballard, Seattle

Coffee, Tea, Juice and Goodies provided!

RAFFLE Prizes, too!
> Overnight stay at the Soundview Bed and Breakfast,
perfect for out of town guests or a romantic evening.
> Citizen Activist Gift Basket - filled to the brim with items
to keep the activist together body and soul
> 8 free passes to the Majestic Bay Theater,
with free soda and popcorn
> Political commentary books you'll want in your library

SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST!

Fundraiser for Washington Public Campaigns - $10 ($5 students)

Questions or RSVP: Marcee {at} washclean.org
or call me.
===================
Craig Salins
Executive Coordinator
WA Public Campaigns
206-784-9695
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 02:55 AM
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40. Voting rights forum, Seattle, 3-19-07
Just a quick message to invite you to the League of Women Voters' Voting Rights forum this Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Seattle First Baptist Church.

What: Voting Rights Forum
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
(Harvard & Seneca on First Hill)

Citizens in Washington, D.C. do not have full voting rights. Thousands of ex-felons in Washington State do not have the right to vote. Other voting restrictions place a burden on voters at the polls, particularly low-income, immigrant and minority citizens. Moderated by Dorry Elias-Garcia,
speakers will discuss these issues and share personal experiences. Special guests include Ellen Berg, Bill Crepeau, Nadine Shiroma, Shankar Narayan and Nancy Talner.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Seattle, the ACLU of Washington, the Minority Executive Directors Coalition (MEDC), Raising Our Asian Pacific American Representation (ROAR) and the Hate Free Zone.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 03:06 AM
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41. Freedom of Information National Summit meeting, Seattle
The National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Washington Coalition for Open Government announce Seattle Sunshine: 2007 FOI Summit.

This year's summit at the beautiful Marriott Seattle Waterfront http://www.seattlewaterfrontmarriott.com / is your best opportunity to get a clear view of the state of state FOI.

Join us for a night at the movies with a showing of the Lionsgate film, The U.S. vs. John Lennon, a rock documentary chronicling the FBIs secret campaign against the outspoken Beatles frontman. Co-director/writer John Scheinfeld leads a discussion following the show at the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall http://www.pnb.org/season/attend/nesholm.html

Scheduled panelists include:
* Tom Blanton Director, National Security Archive
* Rebecca Carr National correspondent for Cox Newspapers Washington Bureau
* J. William Leonard Director, Information Security Oversight Office
* Mike McGraw Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter
* Rob McKenna Attorney General for the state of Washington
* David Postman Chief political reporter for the Seattle Times

Scheduled panels include:
* Sports Secrecy "The price to be paid when teams and owners deal in the dark".
* Election Transparency What should FOI coalitions be doing toensure transparent elections?"
* On the FOI Beat There are stories to be told about the dangers of government secrecy".
* Bridging the Red-Blue Divide How do we keep FOI a bipartisan value?"
* FOI Training in the States Join FOI advocates who train public officials in open government".

Keynote address by James Neff, Investigations Editor at The Seattle Times, prize-winning journalist and editor, and author of four books, including The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Dr.Sam Sheppard Murder Case.

If you haven't been to NFOIC's national conference, what are you waiting for? Visit http://nfoic.org/2007_summit / to register early and save on rates for the conference and lodging.

National Freedom of Information Coalition
Missouri School of Journalism
133 Neff Annex
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 03:10 AM
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42. Physcians for National Health Care meeting, Seattle 4-18
Edited on Wed Mar-28-07 03:11 AM by eridani
Dear PNHP members, Coalition Partners and Health Justice Advocates,

The momentum is building in favor of comprehensive health care reform. All across America there is finally talk of attaining high quality health care for all. For too long, millions of Americans have needlessly suffered with inadequate health care. Polls demonstrate that waves of discontent are washing over this country, and show a solid demand for a nation-wide solution rooted in dignity, equality and respect.

Many of you were able to join us on March 16th for the Health Justice in Action event at the University of Washington s Kane Hall. (Please see the attached editorial by Lance Dickie of the Seattle Times.) Dr. Quentin Young, Congressman Jim McDermott and Washington State Representative Sherry Appleton spoke about the prospects for health justice in our country. Dr. Young, a tireless advocate for universal health care, co-founder of PNHP and a winner of the American Civil Liberties Unions 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award, spoke about the turning tide of public sentiment in favor of single payer health coverage. Congressman Jim McDermott entreated us to resurrect the idea of the common good in our struggle to promote a stronger and healthier America . Representative Sherry Appleton was recognized with PNHPWWs Health Justice, It takes a Spine award for introducing the Washington Health Security Trust into the Washington State legislature this year. Dr. Bob Fithian offered a wonderful summary of the history of the Washington Health Security Trust (WHST) and Dr. Douglas Conrad gave an excellent presentation of the preliminary WHST Economic study. There were approximately 300 people who attended this event on a beautiful, unseasonable warm Friday evening, which in itself was a testament to the rising public support for comprehensive health reform.

As you know, opposition to major reform of the health care system is fierce, especially from those who profit at the expense of the common good. We recognize that in order to attain high quality health care for all we must remain committed and organized.

So What is next?

April 18th, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Swedish Providence Medical Center Auditorium, we will gather to discuss and implement strategy. The following are proposed Task Forces through which we can attain focused action. Included is a brief description of potential goals and objectives that may be addressed in each group (certainly there will be room to expand or alter course as needed the following are only guidelines for the different task forces). Recognizing that we are all busy people who can only achieve so much individually, the main goal of the April 18th meeting will be to organize ourselves into these task forces so that collectively we can make great strides toward comprehensive health reform.

Action Task Forces:

1. National Political Action:
a. Meeting with our Senators and Congressional Representatives to request support for comprehensive health reform.
b. Contact Committee Chairs in D.C. responsible for holding hearings on health reform.
c. Preparatory work for the 2008 presidential election. Support for candidates who offer a plan for comprehensive reform.
2. State Political Action:
a. Gathering support for the WHST bills in the legislature.
b. Meet with key people in Olympia to raise support for the idea of the state funding an actuarial study of the WHST.
c. Meet with Representative Cody and Senator Kaiser and get interim hearings throughout the state on health reform.
d. Communicating with city councils to gather endorsement for WHST
3. Community Action Outreach:
a. Speakers Bureau to engage local groups, legislative districts, community organizations, churches, synagogues, etc and ask for their endorsement of WHST and to join the Washington Health Security Coalition.
4. Outreach to Business Leaders:
a. Increase communication with business leaders to discuss the particular challenges the current health care system poses for businesses.
b. Request business endorsement of the WHST and for National health reform legislation.
5. Media Outreach:
a. Connecting with major media reporters and editors to gain publicity for comprehensive health care reform.
b. Write Editorials
c. Arrange a radio segment to discuss comprehensive health reform.
6. Outreach to Medical Professionals:
a. Contacting Professional organizations across the state seeking endorsement of WHST.
b. Circulating a letter or petition among health professionals calling for comprehensive reform.
7. Organizing Public Events as Fund Raiser:
a. Discuss the current idea of contacting Michael Moore for a film preview of his upcoming movie Sicko as a fund raiser.
b. Brainstorm other community education events that could be used to raise funds to help us with further action.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, but are intent on helping further the cause of health justice and comprehensive reform, please send me an email at Joannagarritano {at} yahoo.com describing which task force you would like to participate in and I will direct you to the proper contact person.

Please do not hesitate to join in the action even if you are only able to dedicate a limited amount of time there is much to be done and we need your support.

We are looking forward to seeing you on April 18th!

Best wishes,
Joanna Garritano, MD
Chair, PNHP WW

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo

Meeting information and Location:
April 18th, 7pm-8:30pm
Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill (formerly Swedish/Providence)
500 - 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-5711
(Between Jefferson and Cherry Streets)
To reach the Medical Staff Auditorium, take the stairs one level down from the Cafeteria.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-04-07 03:47 AM
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44. Justice Works! meetings in Seattle and Olympia 4-5 and 4-6
Edited on Wed Apr-04-07 03:48 AM by eridani
Please join us for our April General Meeting!
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION FOR GENERAL MEETING


Date: Friday, April 6, 2007
Time: 6:30 8:30pm
Location: Justice Works! Thomas House OUR NEW TRANSITION HOUSE - J at 1117 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Seattle, WA 98122

What: Supporting Thurston County Chapter start-up, meeting Thurston County Chapter people, plan outreach display creation, planning No New Prisons petitioning, report on Delancey Street training and more

Also, please join us at our first JW! Thurston County Chapter outreach event

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2007
Time: 7 9pm
Location: Traditions Caf, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501

What: Viewing of the film UP THE RIDGE followed by discussion and information about how to get involved with the JW! Thurston County Chapter.

Also, one of our JW! people has just started new business. If you could use his services or if you know someone who might be a good business contact, please reply to this message. Thanks for your support!

I.O.B. CARPETING CLEANING AND OTHER THINGS
Owner: Joe Jordan
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-05-07 09:14 PM
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45. Adam Smith April Town Hall Meetings
Town Hall Meetings with Congressman Adam Smith
You are invited to join the Congressman

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007, 7:00-8:30pm
Pioneer Park Pavilion
330 South Meridian , Puyallup

Saturday, May 12th, 2007, 1:00-2:30pm
Panorama City , Chalet Building Lower Level
1650 Circle Lane SE, Lacey

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007, 1:00-2:30pm
Town of Steilacoom Community Center
2401 Worthington Street, Steilacoom

Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00-8:30pm
The Village at Angle Lake
4040 South 188th Street, SeaTac

Ninth District Congressman Adam Smith is looking forward to meeting with constituents and listening to concerns, answering questions, and updating everyone on issues facing Congress.

--The Budget
--Military and Veterans
--Healthcare
--And more.

R.S.V.P. via email or phone if you are able to attend (253) 896-3775 or (888) SMITH09

Thank you.



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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-06-07 04:35 AM
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46. Clean elections events statewide through June 2007
WPC Digest, April 5th, 2007

What's Up with WPC? PLENTY! Read on...

ELLENSBURG, a Clean Elections Community Forum, April 17th - with Doug Quelland (R), former state rep from Arizona and Clean Elections proponent, and a panel of local officials. (Details on WPC's Calendar, http://www.my.calendars.net/wpcevents )

SPOKANE is forming a Clean Elections Organizing Committee. Next meeting: April 15th, 3 PM, at the Community Building, 35 West Main, Spokane. Info: craig {at} washclean.org

... and, Clean Elections presentations all over the state. Visit the WPC Calendar for updates and details (click on a date, and more info appears!)

WPC CALENDAR: visit http://www.my.calendars.net/wpcevents

CLEAN ELECTION BILLS have been submitted in CONGRESS. It's about time! For details, and to add your name, urging support: http://washclean.org/2007legislation.htm

COMEDY NIGHT, in Seattle, May 15th - Take The Money and Run (for Office), with some of Seattle's best political comics. Details on our website calendar, or contact Marcee {at} washclean.org

WPC AWARDS DINNER - Friday, June 15th. SAVE THIS DATE!
A gala dinner, WPC awards, dessert auction, and stunning,
nationally-known speakers. You won't want to miss it!

LET'S TELL THE PEOPLE ... Lawmaking has been for sale, getting worse. Large sums flow in; political favors flow out. We need to change the system! But shhhh! .. shall we tell? There is a solution. Let's change the source of the cash, that buys the lawmakers. Then, WE own them, instead of private special interests. It's called: Public financing of campaigns! (a.k.a. "Clean Elections" - a name taken from Maine's wonderfully successful experience)

SO, HERE'S THE PLAN. Let's arrange 100 house parties in 100 days. It's easy! Invite a few neighbors, or friends from work or the PTA, or the local gym, or your retirees group. Show the Clean Elections video, get their feedback, ask them to sign up for more info, and be ready for a grassroots call-to-action, to show our state and federal legislators
we want Clean Elections to happen! To help out, contact us. We'll supply the DVD video, brochures, and advice on having a Clean Elections House Party. It's fun ... and it's making a difference!

WORKSHOPS for ORGANIZERS - COMING TO A LOCATION NEAR YOU.
We are arranging a new round of workshops for WPC organizers and speakers. Learn all about Clean Elections: How it works, why it's essential, how we will achieve it here. Also, details about Clean Elections bills introduced in Congress. And, organizing strategies that work - how we'll tell the people.

We want to schedule organizing workshops in key population centers all over the state: Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Ellensburg, Tri-Cities, Spokane, and elsewhere. To help, to sign up or for more info: workshop {at} washclean.org

FORWARD THIS WPC DIGEST to a friend. They'll thank you for it ... and it's how we'll change the system, to get back government "of, by and for the people"

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS

We ask $35 per year, or whatever you feel is reasonable, as membership dues: Contribute via PayPal on our website, or mail a check to: WA Public Campaigns, P.O. Box 45088, Seattle, WA 98145-0088. And thank you!

====================
Craig Salins
Executive Coordinator
Washington Public Campaigns
206-784-9695

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-08-07 07:36 PM
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47. April Federal Way events
I was hoping that this war would be over by now and/or that the current administration would have imploded already. Unfortunately we haven't hit critical mass yet, so we'll be out there on the corner of 320th and Pacific Hwy South on April 15th (the day before the tax deadline), April 28th (as part of A28, a national day of events calling for Impeachment), and for a candlelight vigil on Memorial Day, May 28th. We'll also be down at the Redondo Boardwalk on Mother's Day, May 13th. Last year a group of us gathered there for a low-key protest. We handed out Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day_Proclamatio... ) and chocolate kisses. There are a lot of families out strolling the boardwalk on Mother's Day which gave us the opportunity to engage in conversation with the passing people, something that is not easy to accomplish when we're at the 320th intersection and people are zipping by in their cars.

We'll basically do the same thing again this year. There is another group, Women (And Men) Stand In The Park For Peace http://www.standintheparkforpeace.org / that is coordinating a peace event on the national level and our presence at the boardwalk will correspond with their presence in parks throughout the country. The details of the vigils and protests can be found at http://federalwaymatters.org /.

We will be showing the movie Big Bucks, Big Pharma at the Federal Way Regional Library on Sunday, April 29th.

Big Bucks, Big Pharma pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Focusing on the industry's marketing practices, media scholars and health professionals help viewers understand the ways in which direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes the use of prescription medication, and works in tandem with promotion to doctors. Combined, these industry practices shape how both patients and doctors understand and relate to disease and treatment. Ultimately, Big Bucks, Big Pharma challenges us to ask important questions about the consequences of relying on a for-profit industry for our health and well-being. (From the Media EducationFoundation website) . Running Time: 45 minutes. Discussion to follow.

Here's a link to a segment that aired April 1st on /60 Minutes/. It's called "Under The Influence" and it details the shameful manner by which the Medicare bill became law. We will try to show this at the screening on the 29th as well.

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtm...


Please don't forget to send in your items to post or any suggestions that you have on how to enhance any of the following events. If you are interested in getting together as a group before a protest to make signs, let me know. Thanks for your time and participation. Here's hoping for a rapid end to this war and a change of direction so that there isn't a next one.


Event Information:

"Our Tax Dollars At Work"
Anti-War Protest
Sunday, April 15th, 4-5 PM
Intersection of South 320th Street and Pacific Hwy South in Federal Way

Dont stand alone in your protest over how your tax dollars are being spent. Come and join others on the eve of the tax filing deadline and add your voice to those who dont want to see their taxes being used for this illegal and immoral war. Bring signs declaring your objections to this war (i.e. 3243 U.S. military deaths, 720,000 Iraqi civilian deaths) and your signs offering suggestions as to how your money could be put to better use (i.e. universal healthcare, supporting public education, Katrina relief, etc. etc.). Lets remind the public that the fight against taxation without representation was won for us long ago and lets invite them to join us in turning up the volume so that our representatives hear our strong objections to spending our tax dollars on ill-conceived and unnecessary wars. We voted for change, its time that we see some.

And yes, we support our troops. That is why we want to see them come home quickly and safely.


***

A28 <http://www.a28.org/ > and A Call To Conscience
Impeachment Rally
Saturday, April 28th, 4-5 PM
Intersection of South 320th Street and Pacific Hwy South in Federal Way

In conjunction with activities taking place across the nation calling for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney, we will be coming to the corners of this busy intersection with our own messages of IMPEACHMENT. Make them as creative as you can or as simple as you want, the most important thing is your presence and your desire to put an end to this nightmare as quickly as possible.

Reparations are not possible for the death and destruction we have brought to Iraq. We can, however, hold those responsible accountable. Impeaching our leaders will be a small conciliatory gesture towards the rest of the world. It would be the end of the immoral and illegal policies of this administration and the beginning of our work to ensure that these atrocities never happen again. If we let Bush and Cheney stay
in office the rest of their terms and then slink off with nothing to condemn them but a dark stain in our history books, we are leaving the door open for future leaders to follow suit and run this nation with total disregard for constitutional and human rights. Come join us on April 28^th and make thisintersection abound with the signs of impeachment.

***
Big Bucks, Big Pharma
Sunday, April 29th, 6 PM
Federal Way Regional Library
34200 1st Way South in Federal Way

***

Mothers and Others For Peace
Mother's Day Peace Event
Sunday, May 13th
Redondo Boardwalk at Redondo Beach (near Salty's)
2-3 PM
We will meet at the sculpture near the restrooms. We'll stay there with our signs and/or walk the boardwalk. We'll have copies of Mother's Day Proclamation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day_Proclamatio... a call to unite women against war written in 1870 by Julia Ward Howe, to hand out to passersby. Wearing pink is optional, just don't forget your bonnet, top hat, or parasol (and umbrella should typical NW weather conditions prevail)!

***

*Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil*
Intersection of Pacific Hwy South and South 320th Street in Federal Way
Monday, May 28th
6:30-7:30 PM
Please gather on the corners of this intersection to remember and honor those who have died in wars, past and present. It's also a call to prevent others from joining the ranks of the dead in unnecessary wars,
both present and future. Bring candles and signs.


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-08-07 11:58 PM
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48. Association for Women in Environmental Professions, Seattle 4/12
The Association for Women in Environmental Professions (AWEP) would like to extend a general invitation to all for their upcoming April 12 event hosted.


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Plan to join us for this exciting event and RSVP to awep {at} awep.org.

Event: Managing Our Water Resources and the Related Impacts of Climate Change

Speakers: Lara Whitely Binder, UW Climate Impacts Group and Kelly McCaffrey, Washington Water Trust

Time: Thursday, April 12 - 6:30 p.m. Networking and Refreshments; 7:00 p.m. Presentation

Location: REI Store in Seattle - 222 Yale Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109

Parking is available under REI. For driving directions, go to http://www.rei.com/stores/seattle/index.html


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Lara Whitely Binder of the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group and Kelly McCaffrey of Washington Water Tr ust will speak about the water challenges that Washington state faces in light of climate change and depleted in-stream flows.

Lara Whitely Binder will speak about the potentially significant changes to Pacific Northwest snowpack and streamflow that climate change is expected to bring. Research from the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington finds that average annual temperature is projected to increase 2 degrees F by the decade of the 2020s and 3 degrees F by the decade of the 2040s. Warmer winter temperatures lead to more winter precipitation falling as rain rather than snow and contributes to lower snowpack, higher winter streamflows, earlier spring snowmelt, and lower summer streamflows in many PNW river basins.

Lara will discuss these and other findings about PNW climate change, implications for water resource management, and preparing for climate change.

Kelly McCaffrey will speak about Washington Water Trust (WWT), its approach to restoring instream flows, how we all must adjust given water supply uncertainties and decreases, how WWT's is even more important in the face of water supply uncertainties, rivers), and how, given our current legal structure of water rights, drastic incentives or drastic societal response may be needed to change the status quo.

About Lara Whitely Binder: Lara Whitely Binder is an outreach specialist at the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group (CIG). Lara assists the CIG with its efforts to disseminate information to decision makers on the impacts of climate variability and climate change on the Pacific Northwest, and to support decision makers in the use of this information. Lara earned her Master's Degree in Public Affairs at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs in 2002. Prior to attending graduate school, Lara served as the Groundwater Protection Coordinator for a consortium of public and private groundwater suppliers in the greater Cincin nati, Ohio metropolitan area. As the Coordinator, Lara developed and administered a multi-jurisdictional groundwater protection program.

About Kelly McCaffrey: Kelly McCaffrey works as project manager for Washington Water Trust. Washington Water Trust is a 501c3 "nature conservancy" that works to restore streamflows in Washington State using an incentive-based market model. WWT has been doing water "deals" in Washington State for the past seven years, focusing primarily on salmon-bearing streams, with Kelly as a project manager for the past 2 years. Her work takes her from Omak, Okanogan County to Goldendale, Klickitat County, as well as other far and remote paradise locations of Washington. Kelly interfaces with real-estate, policy, legal, biological, hydrological, tribal, administrative, and non-profit issues on a weekly basis with WWT. Her educational background at University of Washington (Masters in Public Administration) provided valuable administrative, ec onomics, legal, and management skills, whereas the expertise of water markets and conservancy work has largely been learned and continues to be learned onsite.


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-09-07 02:57 AM
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49. Association for Women in Science, Seattle 4/18
Welcome to April, with the requisite April showers. It also brings the next AWIS general meeting. Please join us as Dr. Julie Lutz talks about on her work in astronomy.


When:
Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 pm

Presentation
Old Stars, New Stars, Red Stars, Blue Stars
Julie Lutz, Ph.D. Research Professor of Astronomy, University of Washington

Agenda:
6:30-7:00 pm Networking and Desserts
7:00-8:00 pm Presentation
8:00-9:00 pm Wrap-up and Networking

Where:
UW South Lake Union Building
First Floor Auditorium
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 01:12 AM
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72. May meeting, Seattle, 5/16

Happy May! I can't wait for the May flowers. Nor can I wait for the next AWIS general meeting. Please join us for the discussion on how to encourage girls' interest in science.


When:
Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 pm

Presentation
Keeping Girls Engaged in Science
Marja Brandon, Head of Seattle Girls' School
Mary Margaret Callahan, Science Teacher

Agenda:
6:30-7:00 pm Networking and Desserts
7:00-8:00 pm Presentation
8:00-9:00 pm Wrap-up and Networking

Where:
UW South Lake Union Building
First Floor Auditorium
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-11-07 05:13 AM
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50. League of Women Voters in Seattle announce April and May events
Please join the League of Women Voters of Seattle for free a public forum on immigration: In Our Own Voices. Recent immigrants from around the world who represent a variety of occupations and backgrounds will share their personal stories, followed by a discussion of challenges faced by local immigrant communities. Panel members include immigrants from Eritrea, Cambodia, Cuba and El Salvador. We hope you can make it!

What: Immigration Forum: In Our Own Voices
Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, corner of Harvard & Seneca on First Hill

Run For Your Rights

The League is organizing a team for the NARAL Run for Your Rights 5k run/walk at Greenlake on Saturday, May 12. To reserve your spot with the League team, please confirm with me by Tuesday, May 8. I will register our team online when we have to least six team members - me plus 5 more to start. Our hope is that the League will have a strong turnout to show our support for reproductive rights. If you cannot attend the event, please consider sponsoring the League team. Check out http://www.prochoic ewashington. org for more information about the event.

Tea Party

Plus, here is a quick reminder that next Monday, April 16 from noon - 1:30 p.m. the League will be registering voters and spreading the word about voter disenfranchisement in Washington D.C. at our Tea Party at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle (4th & Pine). Visit our website at www.seattlelwv. org for more info.

The League is planning our summer calendar of voter registration events. Stay tuned for ways that you can get involved.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-11-07 11:00 PM
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51. Non-profit night at Seattle's Comedy Underground 4/17
Did you miss Bowling with the Young Professionals last weekend?

Join the Planned Parenthood Young Professionals for their

2nd Annual Non-Profit Comedy Night at the Comedy Underground!

Tuesday, April 17th

Comedy Underground

222 S. Main Street, Seattle

Doors open at 7:45 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $10 for student (with ID) and $15 at the
door. Go to http://www.ppaction.org/ct/C1z6X_41wSIK /

Come out for an evening of biting comedy!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 01:40 AM
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52. 46th LD Dems (Seattle) movie night 4/24/07
Barbara Whitt, hostess, and the 46th District Democrats invite you to attend a movie night showing of "Kilowatt Ours."


Tuesday April 24, 2007 - 7:00
Olympic View Community Church
425 North 95th Street
Seattle, Washington 98115

There is no fee although donations are welcome to cover the cost of the hall rental and potluck snacks are welcome.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-14-07 12:58 AM
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53. Happy Hour for Choice, Seattle, 4/26/07
YOU are invited to "Happy Hour for Choice"

Thursday April 26, 5:00 to 7 pm, or later at Spitfire, 2219 Fourth Ave, in Seattles Belltown neighborhood. This casual fun event is being organized by a wonderful group of volunteers as a fun way to increase community awareness and raise funds for the Women In Need Fund at Cedar River Clinics. Spitfire is offering drinks and food at Happy Hour prices. We hope you will come, bring your friends, and bring your checkbook to make a donation.

So lets have a drink together and celebrate the possibilities of the future!

Hope to see you there!

Joan Schrammeck, Development and Communications Director
Cedar River Clinics - Tacoma, Renton, Yakima
Executive Office: 14220 Interurban Ave S #140, Seattle, WA 98168
direct phone: 360-387-9589 cell: 206-399-8401 JoanS {at} CedarRiverClinics.org
www.CedarRiverClinics.org -- www.FWHC.org -- www.birth-control-comparison.info
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-14-07 01:00 AM
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54. Ong Ong Zine benefit 4/20/07, Seattle
Hello everybody - check out this show happening from the folks who run the Ong Ong Zine

Hello there party people!
There's a benefit show coming up in Seattle which should be the damn diggity. Please will you come? Here's the dilly yo:

Ong Ong Help Help!
Three LA bands, two projectors, one love?
Friday, April 20 8:00 pm
Gallery 1412 all ages
$10 (but if you really really really can't do that much, we'll talk)

Lucky Dragons -- http://www.hawksandsparrows.org /
Eats Tapes -- www.eatstapes.com
Powdered Wigs -- http://www.myspace.com/powderedwigs
The Slide Rule--personal video players (featuring Stefan Gruber, Davey Oil, Tyler Gillies, and Todd Gillies)

Ong Ong is broke so it's a benefit show that we print more and not have to find more advertisers. Plus it's a holiday. Wink, wink.

So let's all listen so some lovely incredibly pretty whooooooshing in the nicely lit and watch patterns form on the ceiling and then work into a spastic, crackin' video game dance party before straight chillin' ok? It will be fun. And the space, it is a small room. And we will make eye contact and bump into each other and do how we please. Thank heaven. It's possible buttercup. Believe it.

It seems like a bunch of people may show up. In light, please avoid heavy clothing and come early. Let's get sweaty!

And we need to be super careful about the visible alcohol due to the Man. But we'll be selling water and soda I think, so pack your flask.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-17-07 03:15 AM
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55. Washington Public Campaigns lunch, 4-18 in Seattle
Washington Public Campaigns invites you to a no-host lunch with Rep. Doug Quelland, the former Arizona state representative who was featured in the PBS Now program, "Votes For Sale?" Doug is the handlebar moustache guy,
a Republican who ran and won using the Arizona public financing program. WPC brought him to Washington as the keynote speaker for the Ellensburg Clean Elections Public Forum Tuesday, April 17.

Please join us in a Room with a View, Wed. Apr. 18, noon to 2:00 PM

Swedish Cultural Center 1920 Dexter Ave. N. (parking in lot and on street)

$20 per person collected at the door includes your box lunch

If you can RSVP before Wed. it will help our estimate for the lunches.

Betsy Graef
Jean Carlson
206-440-0583
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-17-07 03:16 AM
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56. Duwamish Alive! 3rd annual event in Seattle, 4/21
Please join us this Saturday, April 21 for the 3rd annual Duwamish Alive!

Events begin with restoration work parties at 9 locations along the Duwamish River from 10 am to 2 pm:

~ Come out and help DRCC volunteers and Georgetown residents and businesses beautify Gateway Park North with the Georgetown Riverview Restoration Project! We'll be installing planter boxes along 8th Avenue South and planting native trees and shrubs at the riverfront park (call Cari Simson at (206) 234-5102).

~ Or join ECOSS, South Park residents, and our Urban Environmental Justice Youth Corps at Duwamish River Park at 10th and Kenyon in South Park (call Frana Milan at (206) 767-0432).

For more information on these and other Duwamish Alive! work parties along the river, go to http://www.pugetsound.org/index/earth_day_2007

When the work is done, join the festivities at the Earth Day picnic hosted by DRCC and the South Park Neighborhood Association at the South Park Neighborhood Center, 8201 10th Ave S.

The picnic is just 2 blocks from Duwamish River Park in South Park, and a round-trip shuttle will be available to take you to the picnic from Gateway Park North in Georgetown. Free BBQ and entertainment will be provided, including the Concord Elementary School Hip Hop Group, alt-country band Westerly, and a presentation by DRCC's Urban Environmental Justice Youth Corps. Come join the fun!
____________________________
BJ Cummings
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
5410 First Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.954.0218
info {at} duwamishcleanup.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-17-07 03:22 AM
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57. King County Legislative Action Committee meeting 4/22
Sunday, April 22nd from 2:00-4:00pm

Seattle Public Library, Northgate Branch
10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125



It will be a time to debrief the session (the sorrows and triumphs). We will be joined by Rep. Jim McIntire from the 46th LD. If we're lucky, maybe Jim will have time to talk about tax reform too. Attached is our updated legislative agenda showingthe highlighted bills are those that have passedmost are still waiting to be signed by our fine Governor.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-17-07 03:23 AM
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58. South King County Council representatives meet constituents 4/25
Dow Constantine and Julia Patterson
Working together for Southwest King County

Come meet your King county Councilmembers
Wednesday, April 25, 2007, from 6 - 7:30 p.j.

SeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Avenue South Avenue South
SeaTac, Washington 98168
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-17-07 03:25 AM
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59. Documentary on Haiti, Seattle, 5/20
The forces that kidnapped the elected president, Bertrand Aristide, are still at work trying to prevent the poor of Haiti from having a decent life. despite their continual votes for a democratic society. The European/American occupation of the island has bloodied and killed unknown hundreds of opponents of the occupation.

Sunday, May 20th
at 12 Noon
Admission Free
A collection will be taken to further the work for truth about and equality in Haiti.

Bethany UCC Church, 6230 Beacon Ave S
Corner of Beacon Ave, and S. Graham St.,- bus #36
Info:206 725-7535 or 206 523-1720
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Cosponsored by:
Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee
(a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle)
206 523-1720 - warner {at} scn.org - http:www.seattlecuba.org

Background

The second week of February 2004 President Aristide made a public pronouncement that he would never resign his elected authority, invoking the image of the fallen democrat Salvador Allende of Chile by announcing he was "willing to die in office." The following week it appeared Washington had all the pieces in place to take him out including the final gambit of a "rebel" paramilitary army surrounding Port au Prince.

In Washington it was thought this was more than enough to pressure Aristide into voluntarily resigning his office and fleeing Haiti. More important was that all of Washington.s window dressing would give the impression of yet another embattled dictator of Haiti falling upon his own sword. The State Department needed just a little more time to close the noose around Aristide's neck. The plan was to allow Phillipe and Chamblain's forces to move closer to the capital and clash with defending Lavalas partisans, thus making the scenario complete for the gullible international press. Unfortunately, this calculation depended upon a weakened and docile president of Haiti, paralyzed and incapable of defending himself. Reality caught U.S. planners by surprise and led to what history will recall as one of the greatest scandals of U.S.-sponsored democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In the days preceding Aristide's overthrow a press report surfaces that causes panic in the U.S. State Department. An undisclosed Venezuelan diplomat is quoted as saying his government is prepared to provide unilateral assistance to the Haitian government under the terms of the Rio Treaty and the Democratic Charter of the Organization of American States. At about the same time a credible source working in the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince leaks word of intercepted phone calls of advisors close to Aristide who are "actively procuring additional arms and ammunition to re-supply the Haitian National Police. These same advisors discussed releasing existing stockpiles of arms to local auxiliary forces aligned with Lavalas." This new information means that Aristide and his advisors were actively pursuing means to defend his government by force of arms, and that the image the U.S. State Department promulgated of a defeated president reconciled to his fate would no longer play with the media. It was determined that they had to act fast before Aristide regrouped for the final showdown.

While the United States watches Venezuela closely for any move on the part of the Chavez government to aid Aristide, CARICOM quietly negotiates with a second friendly nation to provide arms, ammunition and riot control gear for the Haitian police. The Republic of South Africa, whose President Thabo Mbeki was one of the highest ranking international dignitaries to attend Haiti.s bicentennial celebrations, agrees to send 150 R1 rifles, 5 000 bullets, 200 smoke grenades, and 200 bullet-proof vests to re-supply Haiti.s embattled police. The U.S. Marines enter Aristide's residence with overwhelming force and put him on a plane the
very moment a Boeing 747 filled with this equipment is refueling on a tarmac in Kingston, Jamaica, less than 300 miles away.Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson later admits the plane was refueling in Jamaica before heading on to Haiti, but that it had been stopped after Aristide's departure. A far cry from the image presented by the governments of Washington, Paris and Ottawa of a defeated leader resigned to his fate, it is now clear that Aristide was prepared to fight to the end to continue his democratic mandate and the right of Haitians to run Haiti. The U.S. Marines intervened to insure this would never happen.

Film maker and documentarian, Kevin Pina, has just returned from Haiti and will show the film that he has just made there.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-17-07 03:26 AM
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60. May bike rides around the state support Bicycle Alliance
Cycling season is under way! Why not sign up for one of these May rides that support the Bicycle Alliance of Washington? To view a complete list of rides that support us, go to http://www.bicyclealliance.org/rides/calendar_rides.htm... . Thanks for riding your bike!

* * * * * * * *
May 05 RACC - Ride Around Clark County - Vancouver
Vancouver Bicycle Club (Bruce Bazley)
PO Box 1456 Vancouver WA 98668
www.vancouverbicycleclub.com
Four (18-, 34-, 65- & 100-mile options) beautiful and challenging rides through scenic Clark County.


May 06 Rhody Tour - Port Townsend
Port Townsend Bicycle Association (Jane Whicher)
PO Box 681 Port Townsend WA 98368
www.ptbikes.org
32, 45, or 62 miles. Route follows the varied terrain of east Jefferson County's rural roads. The few hills on the half-metric century make for a pleasantly challenging ride. The full metric century is a fast rolling ride with a few good hills.


May 06 May Day Metric - Federal Way
Phil's South Side Cyclery / Tailwind (Phil Meyer)
2310 SW 336th St Federal Way WA 98023
www.maydaymetric.net
3 challenging routes on the backroads of the S. Sound. 50 miles, 10km and 100 miles. All routes start/end at Phil's South Side Cyclery. A portion of each registration fee & all benefits donated to BAW. Free socks for pre-registered riders, free slice of pie at finish. Well staffed and stocked rest stops every 25 miles. Start: 6:30am - 10am.


May 12 Group Health Inland Empire Century - Richland
Tri-City Bicycle Club (Ellie Ittner)
PO Box 465 Richland WA 99352
www.tricitybicycleclub.org
Ride the rivers and wheat fields of Eastern WA. Routes showcase the Columbia and Yakima rivers, through parks and over bridges. Join the traditional route in the Horse Heaven Hills. Ride an easy 25 miles or challenging 50-, 75- or 100-mile tours. Fully supported.


May 12 Skagit Spring Classic - Burlington
Skagit Bicycle Club (Cheryl Calhoun)
PO Box 363 Burlington WA 98233
www.skagitbicycleclub.org
25-, 45-, 62- and 100-mile routes through scenic Skagit and Whatcom Counties. Also a family 10-mile trail route. Food stops, post-ride meal.


May 20 Two County Double Metric Century - Olympia
Capital Bicycling Club (Blaine Wheeler)
PO Box 642 Olympia WA 98507
www.capitalbicycleclub.org
Enjoy cycling beautiful Thurston and Lewis counties. The terrain varies with the distance you choose. 20, 35, 50, 70, 85 and 126 miles.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-17-07 03:27 AM
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61. Iraqi Casualty Count Researcher To Speak, Seattle, 4/20
Iraqi Casualty Count Researcher To Speak: "Death In Iraq"

An Iraqi medical school professor will talk about the death count in Iraq after the 2003 invasion: causes, types of victims, categories of violence, and other health indicators.

Dr. Riyadh Lafta will be in North America to collaborate with Unversity of Washington colleagues on a research project to document elevated levels of pediatric cancers in Basra, Iraq. The project was conceived as part of a sister university relationship between Basra University and the UW. The research project is supported by a grant from the Puget Sound Partners, a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative.

Dr. Riyadh Lafta, who teaches medicine at Baghdad's Al-Mustansirya University College of Medicine, co-authored the October 2006 Lancet article (British medical journal) that estimated more than 650,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the American-led invasion in 2003.

Lafta will speak at a public gathering in Vancouver, BC, at Simon Fraser University's Wosk Hall (580 W Hastings in downtown Vancouver BC) on Friday, April 20, 7:00 pm.

His talk will be video cast to UW's Kane Hall at the same time with the opportunity for inactive audience participation.

Dr. Lafta will be a guest of Simon Fraser University, largely because the U.S. State Department would not issue him a visa to come to the United States.

The public is welcome at either location.

For more information:
Amy Hagopian, PhD, UW School of Public Health
hagopian {at} u.washington.edu
206-616-4989, 685-3676 or Ian Maki 206-543-6020

Tim Takaro, MD, MPH, Simon Fraser Faculty of Health Sciences
ttakaro {at} sfu.ca
604-268-7186

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 04:30 AM
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62. Ceasefire candlelight vigil 4/19 in Seattle
From: "Ralph Fascitelli" ralph {at} lifechapters.com

Subject: Candlelight Vigil
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 12:46:16 -0700


Washington Ceasefire is sponsoring a candlelight vigil tomorrow night Thursday at 7:30 pm at Seattle Center by the fountain to honor the victims of Monday's tragic shooting at Virginia Tech as well as recent victims of gun violence here in Washington State.. This is coming together as we speak. The Mayor or somebody from the Mayor's office will be speaking as well as other civic leaders. Speeches are planned from 7:30- 8:15 and then people will walk around the fountain. A bell will be rung 32 times to commemorate the victims at VT. At this point we just want to make you aware of our plans and help us get the word out to as many people as possible including the press.

anybody needing more information can contact me either at work at Utopian Marketing at 206-569-9710 or on my cell at 206-369-2612

Ralph Fascitelli
President Washington Ceasefire
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 04:31 AM
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63. Goodwill Industries Real Change rally 4/21/07 Seattle
SAVE OUR COMMUNITIES!
MARCH and RALLY

Sat., Apr. 21 at 1 pm. Gather at 12th & Yesler (near Bailey-Gatzert School) to march to Goodwill Industries (Dearborn & Rainier.) Follow the dragon dancers Mak Fai and Big Box costumes

Do you care about
-Living wage jobs?
-Low-income & family housing?
-Supporting small, local business?
-Little Saigon, the I.D., and the Central District?
-Curbing gentrification?
-Environmental sustainability? Open space? Traffic?

Then join your friends and neighbors for this Real Change endorsed march. (and check tomorrow's Real Change newspaper for more information. )

Background:
The biggest shopping complex between Northgate and Southcenter is in the planning stages and will be built on the Goodwill property at Dearborn St. & Rainier Ave. Surrounding neighborhood groups, local small businesses, labor organizations, faith groups, and others have joined together as the Dearborn Street Coalition for a Livable Neighborhood (DSCLN) to have a say in how that development takes place.

The Coalitions goal is to make sure that the development benefits the community immediately surrounding the project, and the region as a whole. DSCLN is seeking a Community Benefits Agreement with the developer to address issues such as:

Protection for immigrant-owned small businesses
Development of permanent low-income and workforce housing
Creation of quality jobs
Mitigation for increased traffic
Assurance of adequate open space

After months of mediation, the project developer failed to agree to a benefit package that adequately addresses community concerns. This is about communities having a voice: we have a chance to shape not only this development, but also future development in the city. Will people of all income levels share in the prosperity? Let's build a community for all.

By coming to the march, you'll send a strong message to City Council and the developer about:

- your desire for responsible, neighborhood- friendly development at the Goodwill site
- your opposition an auto-oriented shopping mall in the International and Central Districts

FACTS about the proposed project:
*2/3 the size of Northgate Mall
*Mostly Big Box stores & national chains
*2,300 parking spaces (2.5 times the size of Pacific Place)
*Traffic doubled on Rainier Ave. - 25,000 auto trips daily
WHAT WE WANT:
*A project that better fits the character and scale of these neighborhoods
*Quality jobs and low-income & family housing - prevent gentrification
*Preservation of Little Saigon
*Less auto traffic
*Opportunities for small, local business
*Environmental sustainability, open space
For more information, contact SAGE. Or pugetsoundsage {at} gmail.com / 441-0499 x23
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-21-07 01:21 AM
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64. From Canada to Mexico on a one-speed bike, 4-26, Seattle
Mark Canizaro
206-224-9252
fax: 206-224-9254
markc {at} bicyclealliance.org

Kent Peterson is the Bicycle Commuting Director at the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. He also holds the record for completing the Great Divide Mountain Route. Border to Border. Canada to Mexico. 22 days. On a single speed
mountain bike.

He's got some GREAT stories. (This was through Bear country!)

Come hear him talk -- it's going to be a lot of fun!
And it supports Bicycle Advocacy in Washington State

Thursday April 26 7:00 PM at REI in Seattle, 222 Yale Ave N. (223-1944)

2490 miles. Solo. Self-supported. The ultimate mountain biking adventure.

Less than ten people each year participate in the
<http://www.greatdividerace.com/ >Great Divide Race, but even
fewer have completed it on a single speed mountain bike--here's your chance to hear the story first-hand from one of those adventurers.

REI & the Bike Alliance of Washington are excited to welcome Kent Peterson, who currently holds the record for a single-speed finish of the GDR. Join us for an exciting
look at this ultra-endurance mountain bike race through stories, images, and tips on touring this beautiful wilderness route.

This event is FREE, just come in and sit down. Any donations will go 100% to the great Education and Advocacy efforts of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington and the Get Lit Program.

See you there!

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 02:34 AM
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65. Labor solidarity events in Seattle Friday 4/27
Rally for Sweat-Free Apparel at UW!
Friday, April 27th at Noon
UW's Seattle Campus, Red Square
Directions and maps--http://www.unionvoice.org/ct/m7ztxO91ccUA /

For almost a year, the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) has asked the UW to support corporate responsibility by adopting a sweat-free policy that guarantees workers who make University of Washington apparel have the right to organize and receive a living wage. This industry setting standard would affect workers internationally as well as locally by creating a "race to the top" and permitting the UW to source exclusively from responsible factories.

SLAP's requests have fallen on deaf ears as a University created committee more interested in stalling students until they graduate then dealing with the urgent issue of UW apparel being made in sweatshops has so far met only twice. SLAP has given the committee a deadline of April 27th to make their non-binding recommendation to UW President Mark Emmert, and have been turning up the heat with actions all quarter see a recent action on youtube.

April 27th happens to fall on "Washington Weekend" when freshman, parents and alumni tour the UW campus. We'll be joining a barbeque the administration planned as part of this event where President Emmert, a man whose annual salary is $750,000 and refuses to sign sweaty-free policy, is flipping burgers to show "worker appreciation." This will be an upbeat action including live music, balloons, street theater, and a march to the U-Bookstore where sweat-made apparel is sold.

Barbeque lunch will be provided courtesy of President Emmert after the march!

Background

Despite supposed commitments by universities and brands, university apparel is still made in sweatshops. This will continue to be the case until brands are forced to make fundamental changes in the way they do business. Until brands truly commit to sourcing from factories in which the rights of workers are respected, a commitment that includes paying a slightly higher price for their goods, university clothes will continue to be made in sweatshops.

It is for this reason that students have demanded, and on thirty campuses won, the adoption of the Designated Suppliers Program (DSP). The DSP will require the brands producing university apparel to source from factories in which workers have the freedom to form a union and earn enough to support a family. In addition, it will require these brands to pay enough for their goods to make this possible.



April 27th, 5pm at the WaMu Theater
800 Occidental Ave in Seattle
(between Safeco and Qwest Fields)
Stage Hands Local 15 (IATSE local 15) is launching a campaign for living wages, benefits and adequate training against the operating and overseeing company, First and Goal, at WAMU Theater.

WAMU Theatre, like many other recent developments in Seattle, was constructed using public money with private backing by Paul Allen's Vulcan Group. Although WAMU Theater was built with our tax dollars there is no guarantee that theater operators, First and Goal, will provide living wages, benefits, and adequate training to professional stage hands.

Come out in Solidarity with stage hands to flyer the concert goers and educate the community about these unfair labor practices.

Background:
Currently, the private company that bills all activity at WAMU Theater, First and Goal, are lining their pockets with gold by hiring untrained, cheap labor as a substitute for trained union represented Stage Hands.

WAMU Theatre was built with public funds and constructed with union labor but is not being staffed with union labor. By using public funds, there should be accountability to the local community to hire workers that are well trained and given a living wage with benefits. This is an important way to prevent poverty and low-income jobs.

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 11:15 PM
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66. WA Fair Elections meeting 5/1 Seattle
PROTECT OUR SECRET BALLOT

King County plans to adopt mail ballot tracking. This is more than envelope tracking. It adds a unique barcode to each ballot that is linked to the voter's id. This eliminates the secret ballot, taking away all voter privacy. Unique barcodes on ballots are unconstitutional, illegal, and bad policy.

Tuesday May 1, 2007
7 pm - 9 pm

University Heights Center
Room 212 (second floor, middle of the building)
5031 University Way NE
Seattle WA 98105

AGENDA

1) Greeting

2) Discuss Public Hearing Monday May 14th

King County's Citizen Election Oversight Committee has a hearing to receive public feedback on the Vote By Mail business case. This includes mail ballot tracking and new Diebold ballot counting systems. We will present information packets detailing issues and concerns. We'll encourage everyone to attend the CEOC hearing and testify.

Public Hearing: Proposed New Ballot Counting System

3) Protect Our Secret Ballot

Tim White and Allan Rosato have sued San Juan County for adding unique barcodes to their ballots. These barcodes are linked to voter ids when the ballots are produced, before being sent to voters.

Tim and Allan will explain mail ballot tracking, the lawsuit, and their efforts to date.

Activism is not free or easy. Tim White and Allan Rosato need our donations to continue their work. There will be an appeal during this event.

White & Rosato v San Juan County
Sponsored by Washington Citizens for Fair Elections http://www.wafairel ections.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 11:20 PM
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67. Cuba: The Accidental Revolution. Free movie, Seattle 4/27
The Free Movie, Cuba: The Accidental Revolution, will be shown at
Location: Bethany United Church of Christ, 6230 Beacon Avenue S, corner of Beacon Avenue and Graham Street on Beacon Hill, Seattle, 98108
Time: Friday, April 27th, 7pm

Cuba: The Accidental Revolution is a documentary by David Suzuki - that was shown on Canadian TV . but not in the US.

A friend of mine made a copy of this scientific evaluation of Cuba's agriculture and it will be shown at Location: Bethany United Church of Christ, 6230 Beacon Avenue S, corner of Beacon Avenue and Graham Street on Beacon Hill, Seattle, 98108
Time: Friday, April 27th, 7pm

A collection will be taken to support the current Friendshipment to Cuba being organized by the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee - a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle)

In solidarity,
Thomas W. Warner (secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee - a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle)
8923 2nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA, 98115
206 523-1720
warner {at} scn.org
http:www.seattlecuba.org

Or Contact: John at 206-723-4891
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Cuba: The Accidental Revolution is a celebrating of the country's success in providing for itself in the face of a massive economic crisis, and how its latest revolutions, an agricultural revolution and a revolution in science and medicine are having repercussions around the world.

Cuba:The Accidental Revolution examines Cuba's response to the food crisis created by the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989. At one time Cuba's agrarian culture was as conventional as the rest of the world. It experienced its first "Green Revolution" when Russia was supplying Cuba with chemical and mechanical "inputs". However, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 ended all of that, and almost overnight threw Cuba's whole economic system into crisis. Factories closed, food supplies plummeted. Within a year the country had lost over 80% of its foreign trade. With the loss of their export markets and the foreign exchange to pay for imports, Cuba was unable to feed its population and
the country was thrown into a crisis. The average daily caloric intake of Cubans dropped by a third.

Without fertilizer and pesticides, Cubans turned to organic methods. Without fuel and machinery parts, Cubans turned to oxen. Without fuel to transport food, Cubans started to grow food in the cities where it is consumed. Urban gardens were established in vacant lots, school playgrounds, patios and back yards. As a result Cuba created the largest program in sustainable agriculture ever undertaken. By 1999 Cuba's agricultural production had recovered and in some cases reached historic levels.

In Cuba: The Accidental Revolution we learn that the country has been blockaded since 1961, but today Cuba has the highest quality of life in the region, the highest life expectancy, and one of the highest literacy rates in all of Latin America. With the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, Cuba lost the foreign exchange needed to pay for expensive drugs and medicines. As a result, much of Cuba's medicine today is based on medicinal plants. These are grown on farms, processed in small labs and made available to patients through an extensive network of medical clinics. Today Cuba's advances in alternative medicine could have important consequences for other countries around the world.

Cuba boasts other firsts as well: The Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana is regarded as the flagship biosciences lab in the developing world. Cuban scientists are working on an HIV vaccine, a meningitis vaccine, a Hepatitis C vaccine, and other pharmaceuticals.

Cuba has also embarked on a program of medical internationalism. There are 25,000 Cuba doctors serving in 68 poor countries around the world. The Latin American School of Medical Science has 10,000 students from developing countries primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. They are educated for free with the understanding they will return to their home countries to practice.

Fidel Castro has survived many perils and at 78, he is rumored to suffer from a number of afflictions. As his health declines the world wonders: what will become of Cuba's Green Revolution after he is gone? Even now Castro presides over a political system, which although socialist, has an economy where bartering and quasi-entrepreneurial practice seemingly influence many trades and professions, including the "green" sector. There is also ever-increasing pressure from Canada and European nations for the U.S. to come to terms with Cuba's political dissent.

Will Cuba's "Green Revolution" become a blueprint for sustainable agriculture, medicine, and biotechnology, or will it be swept aside by the economic weight of foreign investors? Or will the public clamor for consumer goods from a weary people, fed up with lack of choice, overwhelm contemporary Cuba? Will Cuba's enormous experiment in sustainable development be maintained if the U.S. embargo is lifted and Cuba is exposed to the brutal arena of world trade? Whatever the future of Cuba's accidental revolution, the Cuban revolution has shown that alternatives do exist.

In solidarity,
Thomas W. Warner (secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee)
8923 2nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA, 98115
206 523-1720
warner {at} scn.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-07 11:21 PM
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68. Support TSA workers rally 5/3 in SeaTac
Sisters and Brothers,

Please join the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and Washington State Jobs with Justice (Jw) for an important informational picket to support the right of airport screeners to collective bargaining.

As you may recall, since the awful attacks of September 11, the Bush Administration has used that tragedy as a cover and an excuse for an attack on federal workers and their right to organize. Part of that has been through the National Security Personnel System (NSPS), an ongoing effort to deny workers in the Department of Defense the right to meaningful union representation. Another part has been an assault on the right of Transportation Security Officers, the women and men who provide screening security at our nation's airports.

The Bush Administration stripped screeners of the right to any union collective bargaining, arguing that national security and collective bargaining are somehow incompatible. This is a horrible insult to the memory of the brave men and women - almost all union members - who risked and sacrificed their lives at the World Trade Center.

Legislation has passed the US House of Representatives, and is pending before the US Senate, to restore the right of collective bargaining to airport screeners. Bush has threatened to veto the legislation.

AFGE reports that, without collective bargaining rights, TSA (Transportation Security Agency) has been the subject of more Equal Employment Opportunity complaints than all other federal agencies combined. These are most often gender or disability discrimination complaints, focusing on issues like pay equity and sex discrimination. TSA suffers high attrition rates, due to poor working conditions and military-style management. A "pay for performance" system - something that the Bush Administration is trying to impose on all federal workers - has left employees without secure raises, subject to the whims of their supervisors to get wage increases. If a TSA employee takes more than one sick day a month, he or she gets a warning; 3 sick leaves in one month results in leave restriction. It's no wonder that the federal Office of Professional Management has found that TSA is at or near the bottom for every employee morale issue.

Please join us to support the organizing efforts of TSA employees, and demand their right to bargain. And pleaes share this information with others.

In solidarity,
Paul Bigman
Informational Picket

Support TSA screeners
S 188th St. & International Blvd., Sea Tac
(NW corner, across from Doubletree Hotel)
5:30 pm Thursday, May 3rd

TSA Workers Provide REAL National Security!

The Bush Administration claims that national security is at risk when workers are represented by a Union . Join us to show the public that Unions are a check and balance in a democracy, and that workers rights and consistent policies provide REAL national security and serve the public interest!

Transportation Security Officers deserve Union rights

Sponsored By American Federation of Government Employees, Washington State Jobs with Justice

For more information, contact Steve Kofahl, 206-615-2216.

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 01:09 AM
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69. May Day events in Seattle, Yakima, Bellingham
MAY DAY MARCHES

Seattle
May 1st - 3 PM
Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St,
Seattle 98109

Yakima
May 1st - 3:30 PM
Start at Miller Park
(N. 3rd & E Sts., Yakima)


Bellingham
May 1st - 12:00 PM
Beginning at Cornwall Park
2800 Cornwall Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225

As Democrats, we say it's time for a new direction and an end to policies
that have been a disaster for most Americans.

We'll be wearing BLUE to show the "Blue Wave" of Democrats at all levels of government who are working hard for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

COME MARCH WITH US.

------------ --------- --------- ------------
Washington State Democrats
Tania Mara Rosario, Field Director
taniamaria tel: (206) 583-0664 x19
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 01:09 AM
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70. Bellingham, 5/1: Jeff Cohen discusses his book Cable News Confidential
Come out and support PDA Advisory Board member, Jeff Cohen as he discusses his book Cable News Confidential.

Western Washington University
Fairhaven Auditorium
May 1, 7 8:00 PM
Free admission. Map

Jeff Cohen is a writer, lecturer and founder of FAIR, the progressive media watch group based in New York. In 2003, he was Communications Director of the Kucinich for President campaign. He has appeared regularly on national TV, including as an MSNBC commentator, a weekly panelist on Fox News and a co-host of "Crossfire" on CNN. He was senior producer of "Donahue" on MSNBC, until the show was terminated on the eve of the Iraq War. His latest book is Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 01:11 AM
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71. Seattle peace event s 5/4. 5/12
James O'Dea, "An Emerging Science of Peace and Transformation"

Please join us for James O'Dea, IONS President, presenting "An Emerging Science of Peace and Transformation" - co-sponsored by IONS Northwest and Seattle Unity in collaboration with several NW organizations. Music by Dean and Dudley Evenson (www.soundings.com )

Seattle Unity
200 8th Ave N Seattle
May 4, 2007
7:00 - 9:30 PM

Tickets: $15 - after May 1, $20

For more information and to register for this event:
http://www.ionsnw.org/science-of-peace-transformation.h...

James O'Dea was a speaker at The Peace Alliance national Dept of Peace conference in WA DC in February, 2007.

James O'Dea, President of The Institute of Noetic Sciences will provide gathering evidence of both the individual and social impact of the convergence of science and spirituality...You will gain new insight into how the science of peace is fundamental to personal health, societal health, and peace on earth. James introduces this new science for our times, both a science of peace and of transformation, which heralds deeply practical insights and models that will guide us though a time of unprecedented breakdown into a new center of prodigious human creativity and planetary civilization.

James, former Director of Amnesty International WA DC, former Executive Director of Seva is a practiced peace builder and skilled visionary. For over 30 years, The Institute of Noetic Sciences has conducted research into the frontiers of consciousness at the intersections of science, spirituality, health and healing.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences
IONS Northwest
http://www.ionsnw.org
sburns@ionsnw.org
425 881-9000


Seattle Peace Chorus - special discount for Department of Peace members

And, we are happy to support the Seattle Peace Chorus in their upcoming concert, Saturday evening May 12th, downtown Seattle, Town Hall.

A special discount will be given to the first 100 Department of Peace members that email or call. To receive this special promotion please email: prosperall@msn.com or call 206-264-5532 Let them know you are with the Department of Peace.

Concert information below:

We Are All Americans
Todos Somos Americanos
May 12, 2007, 7:30 pm
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Concert features:

- U. S premiere of " Let America Be America Again" based on poetry of Langston Hughes with music composed by Seattle Peace Chorus Music Director Frederick West. Featuring Baritone Soloist Jimi Malary.

- North West premiere of "Processional Prayer" by Ysaye Barnwellof Sweet Honey in the Rock and Venezuelan Composer Jackeline Rago.

Guest musicians include Correo Aereo providing traditional Venezuelan music and Fucho Aparicio, Venezuelan maraca virtuoso. The Seattle Peace Chorus will perform this music again at the 2007 Festival Iternacional de Coro in Venezuela.

The performance will open with "Processional Prayer," an exciting work by Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock and Venezuelan composer Jackeline Rago. "Let America Be America Again," based on the poetry of Langston Hughes and composed by Frederick N. West, SPC Music Director, will close the concert. This powerful piece mourns the unfulfilled promise of some of America's very best ideals. Historically, Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants, and other minorities have been exploited and denied opportunity. "Let America Be American Again" demands respect and human rights for everyone. Performing this music in both Seattle and Venezuela allows SPC members to be singing ambassadors, fostering good will and emphasizing the common bonds of all North, Central, and South Americans.

Tickets: $15 tickets or $13 student/senior tickets
Call 206-264-5532
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-03-07 04:10 AM
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73. May-June Clean Elections events--Seattle, Spokane, B'ham, Burien, etc.
NON-PROFIT COMEDY, in Seattle, May 15th - Take The Money and Run (for Office), with Yoram Bauman ("the world's first and only stand-up economist") and some of Seattle's best political comics.

Details on our website calendar, or contact Marcee {at} washclean.org. For $2 off, RSVP early! - you still pay at the door. Bring a friend! - This is a FUNdraiser for WPC!


PUBLIC FORUM in SPOKANE, on Clean Elections Campaign Reform.

Thursday, June 7th - at Barbieri Courtroom, Gonzaga University Law School. John Rauh, President and Founder of Americans for Campaign Reform (http://www.Just6Dollars.org ).
State legislators and local officials also invited for Q&A.
Reception at 6 p.m. - Forum at 7 p.m. PLAN to ATTEND!
More Info, or to help: spokaneforum {at} washclean.org

================================================
WPC AWARDS DINNER - Friday, June 15th. SAVE THIS DATE!
================================================
A gala dinner, WPC awards, dessert auction, and stunning,
nationally-known speakers. You won't want to miss it! LOOK who is coming ...Confirmed! David Donnelly, political architect & organizer of Maine's pioneering Clean Elections program

And ... a widely-admired high-level state official from Arizona is invited. Can you guess who? - not yet confirmed, so we'd better not say!


WORKSHOPS for ADVOCATES in MAY - Sign Up to Attend

By popular demand, we are arranging a new round of workshops for WPC advocates, organizers and speakers. Learn all about Clean Elections: How it works, Why it's essential, How
we will achieve it here - Organizing strategies and Telling the People.

Workshops will be held around the state, the next four along the I-5 corridor, as follows:

Saturday May 12th - Burien Library, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday May 13th - Bellingham Educational Credit Union, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (starting later, to allow lunch with mom!)
Saturday May 19th - Mercer Island Library, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday May 20th - Lacey Library (Olympia area), 2-4 p.m.

All workshops are 2 hours, but attendees who want to become WPC speakers should plan to stay an additional half hour.

Pre-registration is required. Please send an email to
annie {at} washclean.org with the location you wish to attend as the first word in the subject line. In your message, include the area you live in and your phone number. Annie will send you driving directions when she confirms your registration, the week prior to the workshop. We will request a $5 donation at the door to cover copying costs.


====================
Craig Salins
Executive Director
Washington Public Campaigns
craig {at} washclean.org
206-784-9695
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-03-07 04:10 AM
Original message
May-June Clean Elections events--Seattle, Spokane, B'ham, Burien, etc.
NON-PROFIT COMEDY, in Seattle, May 15th - Take The Money and Run (for Office), with Yoram Bauman ("the world's first and only stand-up economist") and some of Seattle's best political comics.

Details on our website calendar, or contact Marcee {at} washclean.org. For $2 off, RSVP early! - you still pay at the door. Bring a friend! - This is a FUNdraiser for WPC!


PUBLIC FORUM in SPOKANE, on Clean Elections Campaign Reform.

Thursday, June 7th - at Barbieri Courtroom, Gonzaga University Law School. John Rauh, President and Founder of Americans for Campaign Reform (http://www.Just6Dollars.org ).
State legislators and local officials also invited for Q&A.
Reception at 6 p.m. - Forum at 7 p.m. PLAN to ATTEND!
More Info, or to help: spokaneforum {at} washclean.org

================================================
WPC AWARDS DINNER - Friday, June 15th. SAVE THIS DATE!
================================================
A gala dinner, WPC awards, dessert auction, and stunning,
nationally-known speakers. You won't want to miss it! LOOK who is coming ...Confirmed! David Donnelly, political architect & organizer of Maine's pioneering Clean Elections program

And ... a widely-admired high-level state official from Arizona is invited. Can you guess who? - not yet confirmed, so we'd better not say!


WORKSHOPS for ADVOCATES in MAY - Sign Up to Attend

By popular demand, we are arranging a new round of workshops for WPC advocates, organizers and speakers. Learn all about Clean Elections: How it works, Why it's essential, How
we will achieve it here - Organizing strategies and Telling the People.

Workshops will be held around the state, the next four along the I-5 corridor, as follows:

Saturday May 12th - Burien Library, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday May 13th - Bellingham Educational Credit Union, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (starting later, to allow lunch with mom!)
Saturday May 19th - Mercer Island Library, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday May 20th - Lacey Library (Olympia area), 2-4 p.m.

All workshops are 2 hours, but attendees who want to become WPC speakers should plan to stay an additional half hour.

Pre-registration is required. Please send an email to
annie {at} washclean.org with the location you wish to attend as the first word in the subject line. In your message, include the area you live in and your phone number. Annie will send you driving directions when she confirms your registration, the week prior to the workshop. We will request a $5 donation at the door to cover copying costs.


====================
Craig Salins
Executive Director
Washington Public Campaigns
craig {at} washclean.org
206-784-9695
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-03-07 04:10 AM
Original message
May-June Clean Elections events--Seattle, Spokane, B'ham, Burien, etc.
NON-PROFIT COMEDY, in Seattle, May 15th - Take The Money and Run (for Office), with Yoram Bauman ("the world's first and only stand-up economist") and some of Seattle's best political comics.

Details on our website calendar, or contact Marcee {at} washclean.org. For $2 off, RSVP early! - you still pay at the door. Bring a friend! - This is a FUNdraiser for WPC!


PUBLIC FORUM in SPOKANE, on Clean Elections Campaign Reform.

Thursday, June 7th - at Barbieri Courtroom, Gonzaga University Law School. John Rauh, President and Founder of Americans for Campaign Reform (http://www.Just6Dollars.org ).
State legislators and local officials also invited for Q&A.
Reception at 6 p.m. - Forum at 7 p.m. PLAN to ATTEND!
More Info, or to help: spokaneforum {at} washclean.org

================================================
WPC AWARDS DINNER - Friday, June 15th. SAVE THIS DATE!
================================================
A gala dinner, WPC awards, dessert auction, and stunning,
nationally-known speakers. You won't want to miss it! LOOK who is coming ...Confirmed! David Donnelly, political architect & organizer of Maine's pioneering Clean Elections program

And ... a widely-admired high-level state official from Arizona is invited. Can you guess who? - not yet confirmed, so we'd better not say!


WORKSHOPS for ADVOCATES in MAY - Sign Up to Attend

By popular demand, we are arranging a new round of workshops for WPC advocates, organizers and speakers. Learn all about Clean Elections: How it works, Why it's essential, How
we will achieve it here - Organizing strategies and Telling the People.

Workshops will be held around the state, the next four along the I-5 corridor, as follows:

Saturday May 12th - Burien Library, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday May 13th - Bellingham Educational Credit Union, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (starting later, to allow lunch with mom!)
Saturday May 19th - Mercer Island Library, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday May 20th - Lacey Library (Olympia area), 2-4 p.m.

All workshops are 2 hours, but attendees who want to become WPC speakers should plan to stay an additional half hour.

Pre-registration is required. Please send an email to
annie {at} washclean.org with the location you wish to attend as the first word in the subject line. In your message, include the area you live in and your phone number. Annie will send you driving directions when she confirms your registration, the week prior to the workshop. We will request a $5 donation at the door to cover copying costs.


====================
Craig Salins
Executive Director
Washington Public Campaigns
craig {at} washclean.org
206-784-9695
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-03-07 04:10 AM
Original message
May-June Clean Elections events--Seattle, Spokane, B'ham, Burien, etc.
NON-PROFIT COMEDY, in Seattle, May 15th - Take The Money and Run (for Office), with Yoram Bauman ("the world's first and only stand-up economist") and some of Seattle's best political comics.

Details on our website calendar, or contact Marcee {at} washclean.org. For $2 off, RSVP early! - you still pay at the door. Bring a friend! - This is a FUNdraiser for WPC!


PUBLIC FORUM in SPOKANE, on Clean Elections Campaign Reform.

Thursday, June 7th - at Barbieri Courtroom, Gonzaga University Law School. John Rauh, President and Founder of Americans for Campaign Reform (http://www.Just6Dollars.org ).
State legislators and local officials also invited for Q&A.
Reception at 6 p.m. - Forum at 7 p.m. PLAN to ATTEND!
More Info, or to help: spokaneforum {at} washclean.org

================================================
WPC AWARDS DINNER - Friday, June 15th. SAVE THIS DATE!
================================================
A gala dinner, WPC awards, dessert auction, and stunning,
nationally-known speakers. You won't want to miss it! LOOK who is coming ...Confirmed! David Donnelly, political architect & organizer of Maine's pioneering Clean Elections program

And ... a widely-admired high-level state official from Arizona is invited. Can you guess who? - not yet confirmed, so we'd better not say!


WORKSHOPS for ADVOCATES in MAY - Sign Up to Attend

By popular demand, we are arranging a new round of workshops for WPC advocates, organizers and speakers. Learn all about Clean Elections: How it works, Why it's essential, How
we will achieve it here - Organizing strategies and Telling the People.

Workshops will be held around the state, the next four along the I-5 corridor, as follows:

Saturday May 12th - Burien Library, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday May 13th - Bellingham Educational Credit Union, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (starting later, to allow lunch with mom!)
Saturday May 19th - Mercer Island Library, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday May 20th - Lacey Library (Olympia area), 2-4 p.m.

All workshops are 2 hours, but attendees who want to become WPC speakers should plan to stay an additional half hour.

Pre-registration is required. Please send an email to
annie {at} washclean.org with the location you wish to attend as the first word in the subject line. In your message, include the area you live in and your phone number. Annie will send you driving directions when she confirms your registration, the week prior to the workshop. We will request a $5 donation at the door to cover copying costs.


====================
Craig Salins
Executive Director
Washington Public Campaigns
craig {at} washclean.org
206-784-9695
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-03-07 04:10 AM
Original message
May-June Clean Elections events--Seattle, Spokane, B'ham, Burien, etc.
NON-PROFIT COMEDY, in Seattle, May 15th - Take The Money and Run (for Office), with Yoram Bauman ("the world's first and only stand-up economist") and some of Seattle's best political comics.

Details on our website calendar, or contact Marcee {at} washclean.org. For $2 off, RSVP early! - you still pay at the door. Bring a friend! - This is a FUNdraiser for WPC!


PUBLIC FORUM in SPOKANE, on Clean Elections Campaign Reform.

Thursday, June 7th - at Barbieri Courtroom, Gonzaga University Law School. John Rauh, President and Founder of Americans for Campaign Reform (http://www.Just6Dollars.org ).
State legislators and local officials also invited for Q&A.
Reception at 6 p.m. - Forum at 7 p.m. PLAN to ATTEND!
More Info, or to help: spokaneforum {at} washclean.org

================================================
WPC AWARDS DINNER - Friday, June 15th. SAVE THIS DATE!
================================================
A gala dinner, WPC awards, dessert auction, and stunning,
nationally-known speakers. You won't want to miss it! LOOK who is coming ...Confirmed! David Donnelly, political architect & organizer of Maine's pioneering Clean Elections program

And ... a widely-admired high-level state official from Arizona is invited. Can you guess who? - not yet confirmed, so we'd better not say!


WORKSHOPS for ADVOCATES in MAY - Sign Up to Attend

By popular demand, we are arranging a new round of workshops for WPC advocates, organizers and speakers. Learn all about Clean Elections: How it works, Why it's essential, How
we will achieve it here - Organizing strategies and Telling the People.

Workshops will be held around the state, the next four along the I-5 corridor, as follows:

Saturday May 12th - Burien Library, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday May 13th - Bellingham Educational Credit Union, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (starting later, to allow lunch with mom!)
Saturday May 19th - Mercer Island Library, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday May 20th - Lacey Library (Olympia area), 2-4 p.m.

All workshops are 2 hours, but attendees who want to become WPC speakers should plan to stay an additional half hour.

Pre-registration is required. Please send an email to
annie {at} washclean.org with the location you wish to attend as the first word in the subject line. In your message, include the area you live in and your phone number. Annie will send you driving directions when she confirms your registration, the week prior to the workshop. We will request a $5 donation at the door to cover copying costs.


====================
Craig Salins
Executive Director
Washington Public Campaigns
craig {at} washclean.org
206-784-9695
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-03-07 04:10 AM
Response to Original message
74. May-June Clean Elections events--Seattle, Spokane, B'ham, Burien, etc.
NON-PROFIT COMEDY, in Seattle, May 15th - Take The Money and Run (for Office), with Yoram Bauman ("the world's first and only stand-up economist") and some of Seattle's best political comics.

Details on our website calendar, or contact Marcee {at} washclean.org. For $2 off, RSVP early! - you still pay at the door. Bring a friend! - This is a FUNdraiser for WPC!


PUBLIC FORUM in SPOKANE, on Clean Elections Campaign Reform.

Thursday, June 7th - at Barbieri Courtroom, Gonzaga University Law School. John Rauh, President and Founder of Americans for Campaign Reform (http://www.Just6Dollars.org ).
State legislators and local officials also invited for Q&A.
Reception at 6 p.m. - Forum at 7 p.m. PLAN to ATTEND!
More Info, or to help: spokaneforum {at} washclean.org

================================================
WPC AWARDS DINNER - Friday, June 15th. SAVE THIS DATE!
================================================
A gala dinner, WPC awards, dessert auction, and stunning,
nationally-known speakers. You won't want to miss it! LOOK who is coming ...Confirmed! David Donnelly, political architect & organizer of Maine's pioneering Clean Elections program

And ... a widely-admired high-level state official from Arizona is invited. Can you guess who? - not yet confirmed, so we'd better not say!


WORKSHOPS for ADVOCATES in MAY - Sign Up to Attend

By popular demand, we are arranging a new round of workshops for WPC advocates, organizers and speakers. Learn all about Clean Elections: How it works, Why it's essential, How
we will achieve it here - Organizing strategies and Telling the People.

Workshops will be held around the state, the next four along the I-5 corridor, as follows:

Saturday May 12th - Burien Library, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday May 13th - Bellingham Educational Credit Union, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (starting later, to allow lunch with mom!)
Saturday May 19th - Mercer Island Library, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday May 20th - Lacey Library (Olympia area), 2-4 p.m.

All workshops are 2 hours, but attendees who want to become WPC speakers should plan to stay an additional half hour.

Pre-registration is required. Please send an email to
annie {at} washclean.org with the location you wish to attend as the first word in the subject line. In your message, include the area you live in and your phone number. Annie will send you driving directions when she confirms your registration, the week prior to the workshop. We will request a $5 donation at the door to cover copying costs.


====================
Craig Salins
Executive Director
Washington Public Campaigns
craig {at} washclean.org
206-784-9695
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-03-07 04:10 AM
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75. May-June Clean Elections events--Seattle, Spokane, B'ham, Burien, etc.
NON-PROFIT COMEDY, in Seattle, May 15th - Take The Money and Run (for Office), with Yoram Bauman ("the world's first and only stand-up economist") and some of Seattle's best political comics.

Details on our website calendar, or contact Marcee {at} washclean.org. For $2 off, RSVP early! - you still pay at the door. Bring a friend! - This is a FUNdraiser for WPC!


PUBLIC FORUM in SPOKANE, on Clean Elections Campaign Reform.

Thursday, June 7th - at Barbieri Courtroom, Gonzaga University Law School. John Rauh, President and Founder of Americans for Campaign Reform (http://www.Just6Dollars.org ).
State legislators and local officials also invited for Q&A.
Reception at 6 p.m. - Forum at 7 p.m. PLAN to ATTEND!
More Info, or to help: spokaneforum {at} washclean.org

================================================
WPC AWARDS DINNER - Friday, June 15th. SAVE THIS DATE!
================================================
A gala dinner, WPC awards, dessert auction, and stunning,
nationally-known speakers. You won't want to miss it! LOOK who is coming ...Confirmed! David Donnelly, political architect & organizer of Maine's pioneering Clean Elections program

And ... a widely-admired high-level state official from Arizona is invited. Can you guess who? - not yet confirmed, so we'd better not say!


WORKSHOPS for ADVOCATES in MAY - Sign Up to Attend

By popular demand, we are arranging a new round of workshops for WPC advocates, organizers and speakers. Learn all about Clean Elections: How it works, Why it's essential, How
we will achieve it here - Organizing strategies and Telling the People.

Workshops will be held around the state, the next four along the I-5 corridor, as follows:

Saturday May 12th - Burien Library, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday May 13th - Bellingham Educational Credit Union, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (starting later, to allow lunch with mom!)
Saturday May 19th - Mercer Island Library, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday May 20th - Lacey Library (Olympia area), 2-4 p.m.

All workshops are 2 hours, but attendees who want to become WPC speakers should plan to stay an additional half hour.

Pre-registration is required. Please send an email to
annie {at} washclean.org with the location you wish to attend as the first word in the subject line. In your message, include the area you live in and your phone number. Annie will send you driving directions when she confirms your registration, the week prior to the workshop. We will request a $5 donation at the door to cover copying costs.


====================
Craig Salins
Executive Director
Washington Public Campaigns
craig {at} washclean.org
206-784-9695
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-07 04:30 AM
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133. And don't miss the Burien seminar the day after the awards dinner
SEMINAR with DAVID DONNELLY - Saturday, June 16th, 9:30 AM
Gino's Caf, 11620 Ambaum Blvd SW (north Burien).

In November 1995, in Maine, 1100 volunteers collected 65,000 signatures in just 13 hours to put the nation's first-ever Clean Elections initiative on the ballot.

The political architect of this effort was David Donnelly - now National Campaigns Director for Public Campaigns Action Fund and director of PCAF's Campaign Money Watch project. More info: http://www.campaignmoney.org/user/david-donnelly

David will be the dinner speaker for WPC's first annual Awards Dinner, Friday, June 15th. He will lead a seminar, with Q&A, Saturday, June 16th, 9:30 AM to 11 AM., Gino's Cafe, 116th & Ambaum Boulevard SW, Burien.
Info on our WPC Calendar: http://www.my.calendars.net/wpcevents

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

U.S. Senate HEARING on Fair Elections Act (S. 936)
Let YOUR VOICE be heard!

Senator Patty Murray sits on the Senate Rules Committee, which has scheduled a hearing on Fair Elections Now Act (S. 936), sponsored by Majority Leader Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Arlen Specter (R-PA).

This is OUR CHANCE to tell Washington's U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives: We want public financing of elections! Show there is grassroots support for Clean Elections - at every level, state and federal - and we want their active endorsement and action! Contact info is
on WPC's website: http://washclean.org/BillInCongress.htm
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

NEW: CITIZENS' PETITION FOR CLEAN CAMPAIGNS on WPC's website:
http://www.washclean.org/Library/CitizensPetition.pdf

CANDIDATE PLEDGE Form
http://www.washclean.org/Library/CandidatePledge.pdf

Let's start collecting signatures, to demonstrate the public demand for Clean Elections. And - use the Candidate Pledge Form, to obtain support in writing from candidates for office and incumbents, at every level.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
WPC CALENDAR: visit http://www.my.calendars.net/wpcevents
WPC WEBSITE: Tell your friends! http://www.washclean.org
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

====================
Craig Salins
Executive Director
Washington Public Campaigns
craig {at} washclean.org
206-784-9695

============================

BACKGROUND for visitors and new subscribers --
WHY PUBLIC FINANCING of CAMPAIGNS?

Recent news stories confirm how money dominates our political process. Law-making has been for sale at every level. Large sums flow in; political favors flow out - drowning the voices of ordinary citizens, and allowing fat cats to set public policy in their private interest.

When big donors give big bucks, they expect a huge Return-On-Investment - and they get it. Consider pharmaceutical contributions to Congress, which doubled during the years 2000-2002, to both political parties,
during the prescription drug debate: a windfall for drug makers, but costing us the Medicare Part-D debacle.

The financial arms race in campaigns has become a senseless hurdle, limiting choice of candidates and restricting diversity of views, the very bedrock of democracy.

We have to change the system! Elections should be about issues and voters, not who can raise the most money!

When campaigns are funded publicly, lawmakers are no longer indebted to private special interest. They don't have to worry about courting or losing big campaign donations, and they are free to vote their constituent's needs and the public interest.

These programs prove that voter-owned campaigns are successful, and popular. Candidates can run for office without being wealthy - and win on the strength of their ideas. They are indebted only to the voters in their district. Public financing brings diversity of candidates and views, eliminates "dialing for dollars" and allows more time discussing issues with constituents.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-07 04:47 AM
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76. Safe bike routes to school--Lynwood 5/23
You are invited to attend the Safe Routes to School Best Practices
Summit: Building Safe and Active Communities.
Wednesday, May 23rd 2007
Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA



This FREE event will include speakers and workshops for all Safe Routes to School, stakeholders, including:
* families
* schools
*members (teachers, administrators,transportation planners)
* design and public planning
* public health
* public safety


For full summit details and to register, go to our website: www.saferoutes-wa.org . Space is limited, so register now!

The Safe Routes to School Summit is being held in conjunction with the first Annual Healthy Schools Summit beginning May 22nd at the same location. Educators from around the state will be in attendance. To register for the May 22nd events, go to www.psesd.org .

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-07 04:50 AM
Response to Original message
77. Worry-free activist workshop in Seattle--stay on the right side of the law
Worry Free Advocacy Workshop
When: Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Registration: 8:30 9am
Workshop: 9am 4:15pm
Where: UW School of Social Work, Room 305, 4101 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA



This excellent one-day training is for 501(c)(3) managers, staff, and volunteers that plan to:

- Lobby
- Work on ballot initiatives
- Engage in election-related activities and/or
- Team with 501(c)(4)'s and other non-501(c)(3) organizations


Learn from Alliance for Justice attorney-trainers about the federal and state rules that apply and how to make sure your organization stays in compliance.


This is an event you don't want to miss! Those who have attended these trainings before know it is a fast-paced, informative event valuable for both novices and the experienced alike. See the attached flyer for more information.


LOCATION:

UW School of Social Work, Room 305, 4101 15th Ave NE , Seattle , WA 98105

Visit http://depts.washington.edu/sswweb/directions.html for maps and bus information.

For UW's ADA Access Guide, visit http://www.washington.edu/admin/ada/socwork.htm



REGISTER BY JUNE 8TH:

Fee is $60 for training, materials, and lunch. (Save and register by May 29th for only $40).

Sign up at http://www.afj.org/nonprofit/worryfree.html . Or, to register by phone or for questions, contact Kyle Murphy at 866-675-6229 or kyle {at} afj.org . This event is open to all.

Co-Sponsors:

Alliance for Justice http://www.afj.org /

Civic Engagement Project http://depts.washington.edu/sswweb/centers_proj_researc...

Washington Conservation Voters Education Fund http://www.wcvotersedfund.org /

Washington Protection & Advocacy System http://www.wpas-rights.org/index.htm


Ann M. Welz
Associate Director
Washington Conservation Voters Education Fund
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-07 04:52 AM
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78. David Korten in Bellingham 5-15 and 5-16
Edited on Fri May-04-07 04:52 AM by eridani
An Invitation to Community Leaders & Engaged Citizens


FACING THE FUTURE TOGETHER!

We stand at a critical time in Earths history; a time when humanity must choose its future.


DAVID KORTEN, author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, & When Corporations Rule the World, is coming to town!

There is a sense of urgency nowwith global warming, the energy crisis, our economys stability, the war, the rising cost of gasoline, the shrinking of the middle class, political upheaval, pollution, and on and on. We believe it is urgent now to unite and work more closely together, as our future concerns are becoming present ones.

Thus we, at Sustainable Bellingham , along with other organizations, are hosting David Korten to come talk with us on May 15th.

The following morning, May 16th, he will work with a group of interested local leaders and engaged citizens at a Strategy Session to take the next important steps in helping our community become more sustainable.

With his timely message, David has been speaking all over the country to communities, which are uniting during these unpredictable times.


(Check out www.sustainablebellingham.org and www.davidkorten.org )



David Korten Evening Presentation

Tuesday, May 15, 7-9PM
First Congregational Church
2401 Cornwall St, Bellingham



This is a Complimentary Ticket,
so please bring it with you to the presentation.


See next page for the Strategy Session!
Also, we invite you to attend


A STRATEGY SESSION

for Community Leaders and Engaged Citizens with David Korten


This session of community leaders and engaged citizens will focus on working together to map out a plan of where we go from here.


Strategy Session

May 16, Wednesday Morning, 8:30-11:30 AM
Bellingham Library, Lecture Room in Basement
RSVP for the Strategy Session to ckmayberry {at} email.uophx.edu

To attend the Strategy Session, David Korten has requested that you attend his presentation, read his book, or see his DVD.

Resources:

Free showings in town May 11 & 12: www.wiseawakening.com
Presentation online: www.sustainablebellingham.org
Get a copy of DVD from David MacLeod: miles58 {at} yahoo.com

We stand at a critical time in Earths history; a time when humanity must choose its future.

We Hope You Will Join Us!

Sponsored by Sustainable Bellingham
Co-Sponsors: Community to Community Development, Fourth Corner Exchange, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Institute of Noetic Sciences, Wise Awakening, Village Books Literature Live, Fairhaven College, Community Food Co-op, Ad Hoc Peak Oil Group, First Congregational Church

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-07 04:53 AM
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79. Eastside transportation choices; Kirkland 5-14
http://mail.google.com/mail/?attid=0.1&disp=attd&view=a...

YOU'RE INVITED!

It's that time of year again - time for the Eastside Transportation Choices House Party! Last year's event was a huge success and this year is going to be even better. Mark your calendars for Monday, May 14rd, 5:30pm -7:30pm at the Kirkland Performance Center www.kpcenter.org/> ;. We'll have
delicious food, drinks, and great conversation - you won't want to miss it!

See the attached invitation for more information. We would like to thank our 2007 Eastside Transportation Choices Patrons, Sponsors, and Hosts:

Patrons:

CH2MHill

Sponsors:
The Green Car Company . Dave Ross . Sammamish City Councilmember Kathy Huckabay . Barbara de Michele
Cascade Bicycle Club . Representative Fred Jarrett. Kirkland City Councilmember Jessica Greenway Kirkland City Councilmember Dave Asher . Karen Blakley . Port
Commissioner Alec Fisken . Mercer Island City Councilmember Mike Grady . Claudia Hirschey . Redmond Mayor Rosemarie Ives . Senator Eric Oemig . Holly Plackett . Dave & Hazel Russell

Hosts:
Kirkland City Councilmember Mary Alyce-Burleigh . Representative Judy Clibborn . Redmond City Councilmember Richard Cole . Glenn & Bertha Eades . Representative Deborah Eddy . Cary Johnson . Issaquah Councilmember David Kappler . Kirkland Mayor Jim Lauinger . Dennis
Neuzil . Representative Jay Rodne . Representative Larry Springer . Representative Rodney Tom . Senator Brian Weinstein

If you are interested in supporting this event as a host or sponsor, please contact Rob Johnson, rob {at} transportationchoices.org or 206.329.2336.

Rachel R. Smith
Development Director
Transportation Choices Coalition
811 1st Avenue, Suite 626
Seattle, WA 98104
206.329.2336 Office
206.329.2705 Fax
rachel {at} transportationchoices .org
www.transportationc hoices.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-07 04:55 AM
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80. Homelessness presentatin in Seattle May 16th
Real Change is proud to sponsor a presentation on federal homelessness policy by Paul Boden, homelessness organizer and Executive Director of the Westcoast Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP.) Join us to learn about the federal government's role in creating homelessness, what we need the other Washington to do to end it, and how you can help make that happen.

Without Housing: Decades of Federal Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness, and Policy Failures

Wednesday May 16th, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Ballard Branch, Seattle Public Library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle, 98107

Bus and driving directions-- http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=3384...

Without Housing documents federal funding trends for affordable housing over the past 25 years. It describes correlation of these trends to the emergence of a new and massive episode of homelessness in the early 1980s that has continued to the present, and also demonstrates why federal responses to this nationwide crisis have consistently failed. It is focused primarily on what we consider to be one of the most important--if not the most important--factors in explaining why so many people are homeless in the United States today: the cutbacks to and eventual near elimination of the federal government's commitment to building, maintaining, and subsidizing affordable housing. www.wraphome.org

Thanks to our neighborhood partners for endorsing this event:

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=3384...
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=3384...

For more information, contact organizer [at} realchangenews.org or call 206.441.3247 x 201.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-07 11:54 PM
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81. One act play festival, Seattle May 17-27
STONE SOUP THEATRE PRESENTS: OUTSIDE THE BOX
2007 ORIGINAL ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL


Stone Soup Theatre presents its first original one act play festival, Outside the Box, Thursdays through Sundays, May 17 27. Nine northwest playwrights wrestle with characters that live, or are influenced by situations, outside traditional mores - be it physical, mental, spiritual. Two supposed enemies discover hidden similarities; Plagiarism drives a writer to the next level; Toxic environment wrecks havoc on peoples lives in a seaport town; An artist and his model turn the tables on each other; Possibility of danger with a Neo-Nazi causes a recovered alcoholic mother to question her life; People from the future attempt a relationship; Hidden secrets are revealed through a deceased friend; Two people create a different way to stay together and communicate; Wild imagination finds a home at the bus stop. Each night will present a different line up.


Featured writers are: Christopher Bailey, Scot Bastian, Lyn Coffin, Patti Dean, Alex Garnett, Wayne Greenwell, Jake Jay, Dickey Nesenger (play reading), and PJ Perry.


Tickets: $8.00 Fridays Sundays, $5.00 Thursdays

Performances: May 17 27. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday Matinees at 3 p.m.


Location: Stone Soup Theatre, 4035 Stone Way N, Seattle WA 98103

Reservations: Tickets may be purchased in advance through www.Ticketwindowonline.com, or (206) 325-6500 or Stone Soup Office: (206) 388-9212




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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-07 11:56 PM
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82. 46th LD shows "The War Tapes"; Seattle, 5/22
Free Admission and Popcorn

Straight from the front lines in Iraq , The War Tapes is the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves.

The War Tapes is Iraqi Freedom as filmed by three US Soldiers. Steve Pink is a wisecracking carpenter who aspires to be a writer. Zack Bazzi is a Lebanese-American university student who loves to travel and is fluent in Arabic. Mike Moriarty is a father and resolute patriot who rejoined the Army after 9/11.

These soldiers captured over 800 hours of footage, providing a glimpse of their lives in the midst of war. The result is a *raw portrait of three men and their families as they face, and struggle to understand, their duty.

This is the second of regular film viewings sponsored by the 46th District Democrats.

Donations graciously accepted to help pay room rent

What: The War Tapes Movie and Discussion
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 7:00 PM
Where: Olympic View Church Social Hall
425 NE 95th St
Seattle WA 98115

*This is actually footage of troops in their natural habitat. The language can sometimes be raw and there is a small amount of violence.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 12:50 AM
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83. Bellevue 5/12/2007--light rail and the eastside
For further information contact Mary Wirta, President of the Eastside Empowerment Group at (425)881-2349( voicemail picks up after the 5th ring)in English; or Lilia Villasenor, (425)899-3250( leave message in Spanish).

The Eastside Empowerment Group presents our Spring Community Presentation on How Will Light Rail & Road Improvements Benefit the Current Congestion Crisis around BCC, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, & Issaquah. Andrew Schmid, who has been working on Transit and Transportation Issues since 1995 with the King County Council and recemtly with Sound Transit will address the Transportation Gridlock on the Eastside; the SR 520 Bridge Rebuild to expand and retain the connection between the Eastside and Seattle; The Rapid Transit (Light Rail)Routes between Seattle, BCC, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond. He will display maps of the proposed Light Rail routes and answer questions from the audience. He will also talk about I 405 expansion from Renton to Bellevue and transit upgrades on all major transportation corridors in Kirkland , Issaquah, & Sammamish. We invite those who cannot speak English or Spanish fluently to bring an interpreter in your language.

The Empowerment Presentation , Cosponsored by the Eastside Empowerment Group and Bellevue Community College's Multicultural Services Dept., will be held Saturday May 12th at 12:30 PM in Building L Room 212 Bellevue Community College. Information will be available in English and Spanish. The main entrance to BCC is off 148th just north of I-90. There is Free Parking in Lot E, north of the entrance, on Saturdays and the main bus stop at BCC is in front of Building L. The presentation is open to the public and refreshments are served. A donation of $1 to cover refreshments & handouts is optional.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 02:20 PM
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84. Capmaign kickoff for Venus Velasquez; Seattle 5/22
Don't miss the kick-off event of the season! Support Venus Velazquez's campaign for Seattle City Council, celebrate a different kind of leadership and get your groove on to help Venus win election and get things done. We hope you'll join us for this family
friendly celebration. We promise good eats, irresistible music and great company.

When: May 22nd
Where: Pravda Studios (1406 10th Ave., #200,
Seattle, WA 98122)
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Live DJ and salsa dancing (with instructors! ) until
9:00pm.

RSVP to Joanne {at} venus4seattle.com or call 206.450.3886
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-07 10:36 PM
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85. Seattle: forum on Department of Corrections policies 5-31-07
Darel Grothaus

Interim Executive Director. of WA Association. of Churches (WAC)

Friends: Learned yesterday from LeRoi Brashears, WAC board member and member of First AME, that Harold Clarke will be at that church for a community forum on DOC policies and practices. It will be Thursday, May 31, 7-9 p.m.

I encourage us to be there and dialogue with the secretary about DOC policies and practices that are hindering our effectiveness in supporting men who are incarcerated. One of the issues I intend to raise is the prohibition against advocating for inmates such as testifying on their behalf at clemency board hearings. You may have additional issues that you want to discuss with the secretary

Be sure to watch Frontline tonight at 10 on Channel 9 on kids with life sentences.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 12:28 AM
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114. More info--
The First AME Church is inviting the community to attend a Community Meeting .

Secretary Harold Clarke will be discussing the Department of Corrections Re-Entry Initiative.


Date: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Time: 7:30 9pm
Location: First AME Church, 1522 14th Ave, Seattle 98122, 206-323-9642
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:20 PM
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86. King County Legislative Action Committee meets 5/20
KCDCC Legislative Action Committee

Sunday, May 20th from 2:00-4:00pmin the bluest LD--the 37th

Rainier Beach Library

9125 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118

Special guests: Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (confirmed), Rep. Eric Pettigrew (invited, not confirmed)

Topic: Session highlights/Potentia l solutions to address predatory lending practices.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:21 PM
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87. Seattle 5/19--Larry Phillips (King County Councilmember) campaign kickoff
Saturday, May 19, 2007
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

Discovery Park
3801 West Government Way

Good people, good music and Alaskan wild Salmon cooked over an open fire --

what could be better!

all contributions benefit the Larry Phillips for County Council campaign

Children are welcome and eat free!

Directions: Go north on Elliott Avenue West, which changes to 15th Avenue West. Take the West Emerson Street-Fisherman' s Terminal Exit. Stay on West Emerson as it changes to Gilman and West Government Way. This road will take you directly to Discovery Park. Look for signs directing you to the Daybreak Star Arts Center. Please park in the north parking lot.

PAID FOR BY:
LARRY PHILLIPS FOR COUNTY COUNCIL - DEMOCRAT
2686 MAGNOLIA BOULEVARD WEST
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98199

larryphillips07{at} comcast.net
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-09-07 11:22 PM
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88. NARAL breakfast event 5/30 in Seattle--pricey, but a worthy cause
Reserve your seats today for this year's NARAL Pro-Choice Washington PAC Power of Choice Breakfast featuring our 100% pro-choice Governor Christine Gregoire!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
7:30 am
Sheraton Hotel, Metro Ballroom
1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle
Full breakfast will be served

Champion of Choice: $150
Friend of Choice: $100

The recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Federal Abortion Ban highlighted an important fact: ELECTIONS MATTER. The proceeds from this event will support our voter education and turnout efforts in 2008. With your help, we will mobilize more pro-choice voters than ever before and protect choice here in Washington and across the country.

Buy your tickets today and support the right to choose for generations to come! http://prochoiceaction.org/ct/j1L_wH41FSW_ /

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Argo Strategies, Arthur Castagno, Citizens to Elect Rick Larsen, Barbara Dobson, Sandra Dyer, Anne Kroecker, Patrick Lepley, John Parchem, Teresa Purcell, Edith Rothenberg, Cynthia Sears, George Shaw, Rob Spitzer, Maryanne Tagney-Jones

And to our Table Captains:
Claudia Arana, Darcy Burner, Councilmember Richard Cole, Councilmember Dow Constantine, Karen Cooper, Suone Cotner, Amy Curtis, Representative Mary Lou Dickerson, Lynne Dodson, Sue Evans, Hilke Faber, Governor Christine Gregoire, Sierra Hansen, Shakti Hawkins, Gregg Hirakawa, House Democratic Campaign Committee, Jay Inslee for Congress, Representative Fred Jarrett, Senator Adam Kline, Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Susan Landon, Liz Loomis, Diane McDade, Congressman Jim McDermott, Norma Miller, Catherine Minch, Linda Mitchell, Representative Jamie Pedersen, Holly Plackett, Progressive Majority, Michelle Quackenbush, Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, Margaret Shield, Vandana Slatter, Representative Helen Sommers, Strategies 360, Senator Pat Thibaudeau, Joan Thomas, Ben Vaught


For more information click here, or contact Alison Mondi at (206) 624-1990 or alisonmondi {at} prochoicewashington.org.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-07 01:18 AM
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89. Peace meetings with congresscritters statewide 5/10, 5/11 and 5/14
Hi everyone, Thank-you all for your efforts for the Department of Peace! http://www.thepeacealliance.org

An update: Altogether, we have nine sit-down meetings scheduled for May 10, 11 and 14, plus at least nine drop-in visits planned, with activity in every congressional district in the state. Our Representatives and Senators are hearing from us throughout the state.

I hope you will all take a moment for gratitude for how much we care, for the importance of this work, and for the potential for peace that resonates from each of our voices a moment for gratitude for each person who shows up to speak for peace. We have great people here in WA State, and all across the country, an amazing team of people all stepping up and organizing for peace.

Meetings tomorrow: 10 am at Brian Bairds office in Olympia, and then 2 pm at Jim McDermotts office in Seattle. On Friday: 10 am at Jay Inslees office in Shoreline and at Norm Dicks office in Tacoma, 11 am at Rick Larsens office in Bellingham, 11:30 am at Dave Reicherts office in Bellevue, and 3 pm at Patty Murrays office in Seattle; drop-in visits are planned for Representative and Senate offices in Vancouver, Bremerton, Bellevue, Yakima, Spokane and Richland (Richland drop-in visits might be delayed); plus a co-sponsor, thank-you pie will be delivered to Jim McDermotts WA DC office. On Monday: 10 am at Norm Dicks office in Port Angeles and at Adam Smiths office in Tacoma. There already was one meeting a week ago at Rick Larsens office in Everett, and maybe will be one more at Maria Cantwells Everett office on May 15; and maybe another at a later date at Jay Inslees office in Poulsbo.

Please encourage friends to make supporting calls for the Department of Peace, HR 808.

If there is anything I can do to help, as always - there is still time to join one of these meetings - please call or send an email 360-376-6864, rena@rockisland.com .

Thank-you, thank-you all!
Rena Patty
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-07 02:44 AM
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90. Physicians for National Health Care meeting Seattle May 16th
PNHPWW May 2007 Monthly General Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, May 16, 7PM
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Lindeman Pavilion, Level One in the Volney Richmond Jr. Auditorium

NOTE NEW SITE - Lindeman Pavillion is located at 1201 Terry Avenue (between Seneca and University Streets) in Seattle (Enter the Lindeman building from Terry street and take the elevator one level down to the Volney Auditorium. Parking on the street or in large parking garage on 9th between Spring and Seneca.


This months meeting is hosted by VMC. Swed/Prov is unavailable this month due to software transition training. Pac Med also offered space so it is very nice to know that we are supported by all the central Seattle medical centers.

This months meeting will again focus on disseminating our message to friendly organizations, the health professional community, our legislators and the general voting public.

DVDs of the March 16th health Justice in Action meeting are available. If you can use one please let me know and will deliver to you at the meeting or by post.

Mark Damberg is a webmaster who has volunteered his expertise to help reorganize the PNHPWW web site. He has created a different logo and design that can accommodate all the info on the current site. Please take a look at
the two versions:

http://home.comcast.net/~markdamberg/pnhp-sample and
pnhp.weasternwashington.org and offer comments. We will briefly discuss during the meeting.

The Legislative and Outreach Committees will meet at 6PM in the Volney Auditorium before the general meeting. Everyone welcome to join an action committee.

Please send suggestions for the final agenda. Hope to see you on the 16th.

David McLanahan
PNHPWW Coordinator

Agenda

1. Introductions Joanna Garritano

2. Coordinator/Treasurers Report David McLanahan

3. Recent PNHPWW Activities:
* April 26th Tacoma Health Care Forum, sponsored by America in Solidarity.
* May 8th Advocates for the Underserved and the Family Medicine Interest Group health policy event Hugh Foy

4. Washington Health Security Coalition Update - Joanna

5. Action Committees Reports Tina Shereen, Charissa Fotinos

6. PNHP National Support HR676 Campaign David

7. Fund Raising - Joanna

8. Future Opportunities:
A. Health Care Reform Messaging Presentations:
* June 13, Herndon Alliance health care messaging data/implications Bob Crittendon. Venue details TBA
* June 30, workshop with Professor UW Prof David Domke. This will be a daylong workshop to help refine the essential message we need to promote health care reform. Venue details TBA
B. Date TBA - Meeting with Washington State Nurses Association Don Mitchell

7. Adjourn, Set Next Meeting Date


Addendum:
Nickolas Vassili has an organization American Healthcare Revolution. As our adversaries are so powerful, he believes that our reform efforts are wasted unless and until we organize on a massive scale. He advocates organizing a
million person march on the national political conventions in 2008.

HealthCareNow is also considering a national March on ?DC. To subscribe to Nickolass newsletter send a message to
nickolas {at} americanhealthcarerevolution.com







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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-07 02:54 AM
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91. Chief Sealth Trail Grand Opening, Seattle 5/12
Chief Sealth Trail Grand Opening!

Join Mayor Greg Nickels to celebrate the opening of the Chief Sealth Trail in southeast Seattle! The celebration will be held Saturday, May 12th from 10am to 12pm on the segment of the trail near 32nd Avenue S and S Willow
Street (New Holly Neighborhood). There will be music, refreshments, bicycle safety information and helmet sales, and a children's bike giveaway!. Contact Katherine Bush at katherine.bush {at} seattle.gov for more info.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Kids' Bike Swap

Bike Works is hosting its annual Kids' Bike Swap this Saturday, May 12, from 10am -4pm at Genesee Playfield.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-12-07 06:56 AM
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95. And afterwards, have some fun in South Park
No, not THAT South Park, dummy!

After checking out the Chief Sealth trail opening and the Bike Swap on Saturday, May 12, pedal on over to South Park for some more cycling fun!

South Park Arts is hosting a bicycle decorating fiesta, a bike parade, an Art Walk, AND a benefit for River City Skate Park.

The schedule is:

2:30 - 4:00 - Bike decorating fiesta at the South Park Community Center
4:00 - 5:00 - Bike parade and tour through South Park
5:00 - 9:00 - Art Walk at most of the businesses on 14th Avenue South
5:00 - 9:00 - River City Skate Park Benefit at the Durango Cafe on 14th Avenue South
9:00 - 2am - Music at the County Line-

For more info, and to hear the bands, www.southparkarts.org


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Bicycle Alliance of Washington
PO Box 2904
Seattle, WA 98111
206.224.9252
www.bicyclealliance.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-07 02:55 AM
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92. Jim McDermott town hall session, Seattle 5/30

Community Meeting with Congressman Jim McDermott

With a new session of Congress underway, Congressman Jim McDermott would like to hear your views. Everyone is welcome. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Heights Center - Room 209
5031 University Way NE (50th and University Way)
Seattle, WA

For further information, please telephone the Seattle District Office (206) 553-7170. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. To request sign language interpretation for this meeting, please notify the District Office in advance.



James Allen
District Director
Congressman Jim McDermott
(206) 553-7170
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-12-07 06:54 AM
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93. Obama fundraiser June 1, Seattle
Join us in giving a warm Seattle welcome to Senator Barack Obama as we hold a Community Kickoff fundraiser benefiting Obama for America

Friday, June 1, 2007
5:30 pm

Qwest Field Event Center's
WaMu Theater
800 Occidental Ave. South
Seattle, Washington

Gold Level: $100
Silver Level: $50

General Admittance: $25
http://my.barackobama.com/seattlekickoff


RSVP REQUIRED

R.S.V.P. information attached. For more information please contact
Melissa at (206) 420-3160 or mschwartz {at} barackobama.com

Obama for America does not accept contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists, registered foreign agents, political action committees, or minors under the age of 16. Contributions to Obama for America are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal law prohibits the acceptance of corporate contributions.

Paid for by Obama for America.
Obama for America



***Please include this page with your contribution***

Yes, I would like ___ Gold Level tickets at $100 each for total of $_____.
Yes, I would like ___ Silver Level tickets at $50 each for total of $_____.
Yes, I would like ___ General Admission tickets at $25 each for total of $_____.

I can't attend but would like to show my support for Sen. Obama by contributing $______
If buying more than one ticket, please list names here:___________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

Please make checks payable to:

Obama for America
c/o Melissa Schwartz
119 19th Ave. E, STE. 204
Seattle, WA 98112
-or-

Fax your credit card information to: (206) 420-3160
Please Visabill my personal credit card:  MasterCard AMEX Discover

Amount: $_______________
Maximum contribution $4,600 per person*

Card Number: _______________________________________Exp: ___________________

Name as it appears on the card: _________________________________________________

Signature: __________________________________________________________________

By signing above, you authorize us to charge your card in the amount indicated. You also affirm that your contribution is made from personal funds and not from funds otherwise prohibited by law. Obama for America does not accept contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists, registered foreign agents, political action committees, or minors under the age of 16.

Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle.

First & Last Name: __________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: _____________________________________________________________

Employer: _____________________________ Occupation:__________________________

Work Phone:____________________________Work Fax: ___________________________

Home Phone:___________________________ Email: ______________________________

*An individual may contribute a maximum of $2,300 per election (the primary and general are separate elections). By submitting your contribution, you agree that the first $2,300 is designated for the primary, and any additional amount up to $2,300 is designated for the general election.

Contributions to Obama for America are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal law prohibits the acceptance of corporate contributions.


Paid for by Obama for America.

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-12-07 06:55 AM
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94. Clean Elections Comedy Night 5/15, Seattle
WOULD YOU RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE IF YOU KNEW THERE WAS A PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FUND TO SUPPORT YOU ONCE YOU HAD COLLECTED SUFFICIENT CONSTITUENT $5 CONTRIBUTIONS?

Join Washington Public Campaigns at the Comedy Underground Tuesday, May 15 to benefit our effort to make this a reality--and have a few laughs doing it.

Comedy Underground, 222 S. Main St, in Pioneer Square
8:30-10:00 PM, Doors open 7:30 PM
Tickets $12 at the door ($6 with student ID) or
Guarantee reservations and receive a $2 discount by emailing yoram {at} nonprofitcomedy.com
For more information: Marcee Stone 206-465-1963 or marcee {at} washclean. org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 04:50 PM
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96. Workingclass Economist at King's Books in Tacoma, 6/11
http://www.washblog.com/story/2007/5/15/9558/52795

TA: What's next on your agenda? Are you planning another book?

MY: I have another book just about done-a book of essays and fictional stories, title "In and Out of the Working Class." The tour will end in Amherst, MA, where I will be a visiting teacher this Fall. After the teaching who knows? Maybe explore the rest of the world.

TA: Thanks so much, Michael. Can't wait to see you at the show.

MY: My pleasure.

So there you have it. A real, honest-to-goodness friend of the people, Michael D. Yates. Come on down to King's Books in Tacoma on Monday, June 11th at 6, and hear what he has to say. Get a signed copy of the book, and help us celebrate the rebuilding of this American labor movement.

And check out Michael's website - www.cheapmotelsandahotplate.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:20 PM
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97. Coalition on Homelessness meeting Seattle 5/16
Without Housing: Decades of Federal Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness, and Policy Failures
Wednesday May 16th, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Ballard Branch Seattle Public Library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle, 98107

We're proud to have Paul Boden, homelessness organizer and Executive Director of the Westcoast Regional Advocacy Project, up from San Francisco to talk about the federal government's role in creating homelessness, what we need the other Washington to do to end it, and how you can help make that happen.

*Co-sponsored by our Ballard neighborhood partners, Sustainable Ballard and Trinity United Methodist Church.

(If you can't make that event, you might consider joining us after the Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness meeting the next day for a slightly different presentation, about pending federal legislation.

This one is geared more to service providers, but will still offer much of the same information. We'll start just a few minutes after the Coalition meeting ends at 11 and have an informal presentation and discussion until 12:30. This one happens at the East Cherry YWCA, 2820 E. Cherry Seattle, WA 98122.)
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:21 PM
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98. Ending the War on Some Drugs, Seattle, 5/17
The Time is Now! To End the War on Drugs
Thursday May 17th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Rainer Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska in South Seattle.
Dinner and Daycare will be provided.

This community panel features Martin Luther King County Council member Larry Gossett, former Seattle Police Chief, Norm Stamper, UW Professor of Sociology Katherine Beckett, and John Page of the Village of Hope.

Consider these facts: In May 2005, over half (54%) of those arrested for drug law violations were Black, though only 8% of Seattle's population is black. In Seattle, the Black drug arrest rate is ten times greater than the white drug arrest rate. And across the US, there are 260,000 people in state prisons on non-violent drug charges?more than 70% are Black or Latino.

Panelists will discuss the overwhelmingly negative impact that the war on drugs has had on communities of color, low-income people, and the criminal justice system.

Primary sponsors are the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), The Racial Disparity Project, and Village of Hope. For more information, please contact KL Shannon at (206) 250-5412 or klorganizer [at} yahoo.com or Dustin Washington at (206) 632-0500 x 14.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 03:24 AM
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99. State Senator Claudia Kauffman's Town Hall in Auburn, 5/21
Town Hall Meeting
Monday, May 21, 5:30-6:30 pm
Green River Community College
Lindbloom Student Center (in the Olympus/Baker Room)
12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092


Please join me for a Town Hall meeting to share your priorities for the future of our district and state and to discuss the 2007 legislative session, including:

Education

We made historic investments in public education by implementing the recommendations of Washington Learns, an 18-month study of Washingtons public education system

The study found early learning helps prepare children for kindergarten, and makes them more likely to finish high school and pursue higher education. The governor just signed a bill I sponsored, Senate Bill 5828, to start the process of creating a statewide early learning plan, so students in all corners of our state have access to high-quality early education. This bill will also create a rating system for early learning programs, to provide parents with more thorough information for important decisions about child care. The private sector understands the importance of early learning, too, and my bill paves the way for public-private partnerships to fund new early learning programs.

We also passed education bills to: phase in all-day kindergarten; redefine basic education; reduce class size, improve special education safety nets; review and revise math and science standards; provide hands-on learning in math, science and technology; create new pathways to teacher certification; establish comprehensive professional development for teachers; and create new college scholarships.

These new education investments represent a historic down payment for our childrens future. We increased education funding 15 percent over the last budget, with an additional $700 per student. That money will make a real difference in the ability of our schools and teachers to better prepare students for college, or the career they plan to pursue after graduation


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Small Business Development

Other than education, my biggest priority this session was passing a bill to create a Microenterprise Development Program. Microenterprises are businesses that employ five or fewer people and are usually family-owned and -operated. My bill will help everyone who wants to start a small business, by expanding access to start-up capital, training and technical assistance, to help get their ideas off the ground. Strengthening family business is good for our economy and communities, and my bill was recently signed into law by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

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Programs in Our Community

We also passed a budget that moves our state and district forward. In addition to new opportunities for our students and teachers, and expanding access to health care, the budget provides funds for several great local programs, including:

Operating funds for Safe Havens, a supervised visitation center for families in crisis because of domestic violence and abuse;

Construction funds for the Kent Alliance Center, a building for multiple low-income assistance programs; and

Matching construction funds for the Springwood Youth Center, home to youth and community programs in South King County, to help supplement private donations to construct the center.


The budget jump-starts exciting local economic development projects, too. We identified funding for the Kent Event Center, to host the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team as an anchor tenant and attract family events throughout the year. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing, based in South King County, will receive operating funds to continue its work connecting manufacturers and distributors throughout the state, boosting exports and job growth.


This has been a very successful year for South King County, and our state, and I look forward to more good work in the next session. I hope to see you at the Town Hall!


http://www.sdc.wa.gov/kauffman.htm
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 03:25 AM
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100. Rose Ehart's (Tacoma City Council) kickoff party 6/1
It's A Party!
Please Join co-hosts

Rep. Tami Green,
Rep. Troy Kelley,
County Council Member
Calvin Goings,
Former Tacoma Mayor
Harold Moss,
Michael Ehart,
Steve Phipps,
Becky Fontaine and
Thomas Pitchford
for

Rose Ehart's
Campaign Kick Off Reception*
Friday, June 1, 2007

5:30pm -7:30pm
University Place Town Hall
3715 Bridgeportway West
University Place, WA 98466Suggested Donation $50.00-$1,000.00
RSVP
by phone: (253) 564-8058or Email: electehart@gmail.com


Directions to Reception
Follow Bridgeport Way W. to 37th ST W.
Turn East onto 37th ST W.
Reception is located in the Windmill Village (City Hall)
on your right. Follow the signs.


Additional Details
Family friendly event.
* Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.
For credit card or online contributions please visit Rose's website and click the "Make A Donation" button for a secure payment via Paypal!
Website: www.RoseEhart.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 03:28 AM
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101. 2007 commemorative bike rides around the state
Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Seven Rides of Silence are planned in Washington State. Start time is 7PM, unless otherwise noted. For more info, go to www.rideofsilence.org .

Everett

Distance: 12 Miles
Notes: 7 PM Start for this ~12 mile, 12 mile per hour ride starting at the Amphitheater at the north side of the County complex in Everett (Oakes Ave and Wall St.)

Olympia

Distance: 6 miles
Notes: Starts at the Olympia Farmer's Market and proceeds to State Capital grounds, then around Capital Lake.

Seattle

Distance: 12 miles
Notes: Meet at Gasworks Park at 6:15 p.m. Loop will go through downtown Seattle.

Spokane

Distance: 8 miles
Notes: Ride begins at Mirabeau Point North trailhead parking area for Centennial trail. Course starts near mile marker 11 and then towards the west on Centennial trail for about 2 miles on the south side of Spokane River, cross at pedestrian/bike bridge, continue west for about one more mile. Will come out on Maringo St, continue west about 1/2 mile, then north (right) about 1/2 mile on Farr St, then (right)cautiously follow Upriver Dr about 1/2 mile east, then (right) south on Willow about 1/2 mile and back to Centennial trail for reverse 3 mile route back to Mirabeau.

Tacoma

Distance: 10 miles
Notes: Start time will be 7PM PDT. We will begin to gather at about 6:30 PM PDT. We will begin at the Starbucks parking lot on the southeast corner of the intersection of S. 56th St and South Tacoma Way. From the Starbucks parking use the crosswalk to get into the southbound lane of South Tacoma Way. Turn left and head south for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Steilacoom Boulevard and travel for 0.33 miles. Turn left onto Lakeview Ave SW. Follow Lakeview Ave SW for about 1.42 miles to 112 St. SW. Turn right onto 112th St. SW. Follow 112th St SW for about .27 miles. Take slight left to continue on with 112th St. Continue on 112th St SW to Gravelly Lake Dr SW, about 0.91 miles. Turn right at Gravelly Lake Dr SW and follow Gravelly Lake Dr SW to Steilacoom Boulevard, approximately 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Steilacoom Boulevard, travel about 300 feet and turn left onto Lakewood Dr W. Follow Lakewood Dr W to 66th St W, about 1.26 miles. Turn right onto 66th St W and continue to S. Adams St, about 1.06 miles. Turn left on S. Adams St and continue on | towards S. 56th St, about 0.61 miles. Turn right on S. 56th St and proceed to South Tacoma Way for approximately 0.14 miles. Complete the ride into the Starbucks parking lot.

Walla Walla

Distance:
Notes: The route will begin at Heritage Park and travel east on Main St. to Boyer St. We will follow Boyer St. to Roosevelt and turn right. Stay on Roosevelt and turn left on Fern, right on Tietan, right on Howard, left on Park, left on Whitman, right on Palouse, left on Birch to First St. and then take a right to Main St. and back to Heritage Park. Its about 6 miles total.

Wenatchee

Distance:
Notes: Ride begins at the Harley Centre and go South on Wenatchee Avenue and then North on Mission.


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 05:48 AM
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102. Alec Fisken Fundraiser, Seattle 5/23 (Port of Seattle reform contingent)
Ron Sims & Lawrence Molloy Invite You to an event to re-elect ALEC FISKEN to the Port of Seattle Commission

Wednesday, May 23
5:30 - 7:30 pm
At the home of Lawrence Molloy & Lisa Olszewski
3233 Hunter Blvd South
in Seattle's Mt. Baker neighborhood


If you missed Alec's Kick-Off on May 9, then consider attending this event on May 23, 5:30-7:30pm, at the home of Lawrence Molloy & Lisa Olszewski in the Mt. Baker Neighborhood.

Also hosting the event are some of King County's environmentalists: Darcy Burner, Sen. Adam Kline, City Council President Nick Licata, Mickey Gendler, Speaker Frank Chopp, Kathe Fowler, Rep. Zach Hudgins, Rebecca Wiess, Richard Gelb, Phil McCune, Roger Wynne, Lee Hatcher, Rob Taylor Manning, Phil Rezek, Peggy Brown, Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark, Sara Patton, Ken Lederer, Leigh Pate, Peter Schrappen, Rep. Eric Pettigrew, and Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen.

Please RSVP to Lawrence Molloy at: lawrence@thecrestwoodgroup.biz .

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Paul C. Elliott
Campaign Manager

Transit:
# 14 Metro Bus to Mt. Baker Terminus. On exiting, make a right and proceed down the Blvd to the 5th house on the right.


Auto/Bike/Foot:
Rainier Ave South to McClellan Ave, make a left, approx. 3/4 mile is a 5-way intersection in Park, bear right up the hill, becomes Hunter Blvd S. -- 5th house on the right


Committee to Re-elect Alec Fisken
3412 NE 115th
Seattle, Washington 98125-6823
Website: www.alecfisken.com
Lost on the day of the event? Call 206.723.0361
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 11:28 PM
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122. Another event in Kirkland 6/14
Eastside Democratic Leaders

Susie Sheary - Barbara Geller - Martin Chaney - Doug Hightower - Liz Koch - Di Irons - Ralph Gorin - Nancy Rising - Sharon Mast - Karen Marchioro - Jeff Smith - Norm Furlong And ultimately many others who will want to see you there.


Invite you to a Re-election Fundraiser honoring
Port of Seattle Commissioner
Alec Fisken

Thursday, June 14, 2007
Flag Day
(It's the patriotic thing to do)
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.


At the Poolside Cabana at the home of
Jay Pearson
11206 NE 68th
Kirkland


To RSVP contact Karen or Jeff at klm {at} nwlink.com or (425) 451-8676 or (425) 451-8680


Suggested donation: $25 or $50 (This is "A Donor's Choice Event")
Please make checks payable to the "Committee to Re-elect Alec Fisken"
Finger food, Beer, Wine and Pop, will be provided
Just bring a smile and a check!


If you are unable to attend please send a contribution of any amount to Committee to Re-elect Alec Fisken
3412 NE 115th Street
Seattle WA 98125
Or contact Alec's web site www.alecfisken. com
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:22 PM
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103. Bill Richardson fundraiser; Mercer Island 5/24
You are cordially invited for a reception in support of

Governor Bill Richardson
Candidate for President of the United States

At the Home of Judy and Joseph Schocken
5911 77th SE
Mercer Island, WA
Thursday, May 24th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
$2,300 Co-Chair ~ $1,000 Guest


"It's easy to picture him rising to the top. He is the most experienced person running for president. He served in Congress for 14 years. He was the energy secretary... He's a successful two-term governor who was re-elected with 69 percent of the vote in New Mexico , a red state. Moreover, he's a governor with foreign policy experience." -- David Brooks , NY Times


Adam Steinhorn 415-321-9244
asteinhorn {at} richardsonforpresident.com


*Please make checks payable to Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Committee, Inc. and complete the attached form.


**Contributions to Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Committee, Inc. are not tax-deductible for Federal income tax purposes, and are limited to $2,300 per individual ($4,600 per couple) per election. Federal multi-candidate PACs may contribute $5,000 per election.


Paid for and authorized by Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Committee, Inc.


Mercer Island * S eattle
Thursday May 24th * 6:00 - 8:00 p


Please make personal or PAC checks payable to "Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Committee, Inc."


Contributions to Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Committee, Inc. are limited to $2,300 per individual ($4,600 per couple) and federal multi-candidate PACs may contribute $5,000 per election. A husband and wife may contribute a maximum of $4,600 by one check drawn from a joint account and signed by both individuals.


Contributions to Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Committee, Inc. are subject to the prohibitions and limitations of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Contributions from corporations, national banks, federal contractors, and foreign nationals who are not admitted for permanent residence in the United States are prohibited. All contributions must be made from personal funds and may not be reimbursed or paid by any other person. PAC checks will be accepted.


Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle. If this is a contribution from a husband and wife by one check drawn from a joint account and signed by both individuals, please provide the requested information below for both individuals.


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By signing below, I am affirming that I am making this contribution on my own personal credit card and not with a corporate or business card or a credit card issued to anyone else.


Contributor Signature: _______________________________________________________________


Contributions are not tax-deductible for Federal income tax purposes

Please make checks payable to:
Bill Richardson for President Exploratory Committee, Inc.
303 Massachusetts Avenue, NE , 3rd Floor - Washington , DC 20002
(202) 543-3182 (Work); (202) 543-8004 (Fax)

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:59 AM
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104. Health care presentation Skagit County 5/19
May 19, 3 p.m. , Skagit Democratic Headquarters.

Larry Kalb will give a power point presentation on "Individual Payer (Single Payer) Universal Health Care." The point we will be making is that it is entirely do-able and possible to pay for health care for all via the mechanism of individual payments, eliminating corporations entirely. We will show how corporate involvement in universal health care is unnecessary and enormously expensive.

For more info contact Skagit County Dems 360-336-1555
Please check the website for more events www.skagitdemocrats.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 05:14 AM
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105. Washington Public Campaigns Banquet, Seattle, 6/15
Friday, June 15th, 2007
A Celebration and Fundraiser
Washington Public Campaigns
First annual award banquet

Guest speaker: David Donnelly, organizer and architect of Maine's pioneering Clean Elections program
Awards for the year's outstanding
Clean Elections advocates
Fundraising pledges to continue Clean Election work
Raffle - what terrific goodie might you score?
Entertainment
AND

An auction of divine, delectable desserts!


Social hour: no-host bar 6-7 pm
Dinner & program 7-9 pm

Jerry M. Brockey Center
South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Avenue SW,
Seattle WA
MAP http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=intern... Community Clg&country=US&address=6000 16th AveSW&city=Seattle&state=WA&zi

Cost: $35 per person
Use PAYPAL to RSVP and indicate dinner preference or just support the event:

Click here to register on-line
http://washclean.org/banquet.htm


Send a check made out to WPC:
Washington Public Campaigns
PO Box 45088
Seattle WA 98145-0088

More info: dinner {at} washclean.org
or call 206-283-6297
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:30 PM
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106. King County Council environmental town hall, 5/29
Please join the King County Council at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle for a special Town Hall Meeting on cleaning up and restoring Puget Sound:

Cleaning Up Puget Sound
Tuesday, May 29
9:30 am - Public Reception
10:00-12:00 noon - Program

Olympic Sculpture Park
PACCAR Pavilion
2901 Western Avenue, Seattle

Puget Sound provides habitat for numerous plants and animals, supports a wide variety of economic activities, and is a source of recreation and pride for millions of Washingtonians. But beneath the dazzling surface, the health of Puget Sound is in jeopardy.

Development, toxic chemicals, and leaking septic systems have collectively destroyed 80 percent of the Sound's estuary habitat and have altered more than one-third of the shoreline.

Salmon, orcas, and other Northwest marine creatures are at a fraction of their historic levels some are approaching the brink of extinction.

Please join the Council for a briefing on the health of the Sound and an ambitious new plan to greatly improve conditions by 2020.

At the conclusion of business, the Council will also take public testimony on any issue.

The County Council is a regional government committed to engaging King County residents in their local communities. Throughout the year, the Council holds local Town Hall Meetings on issues of public importance. Community members have the opportunity to meet Councilmembers, be briefed by local and regional experts, and provide public testimony.

Each Town Hall is a special meeting of the Council's Committee-of- the-Whole (COW), the only standing committee on which all nine members serve. COW considers legislation and policy issues of interest to the entire council.

Recent town hall meetings have been held in Renton, West Seattle, Carnation, Auburn, Shoreline, Seattle, Bellevue, and Enumclaw.

Questions? Please email CouncilTownHall {at} metrokc.gov or call 206-296-0335.


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:31 PM
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107. Progressive Majority Casino Night, Seattle, 6/9/07
Progressive Majority is pleased to invite you to attend the
3rd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser

Please join us for an evening of fun, realistic casino style gaming - and you don't have to gamble with your hard-earned dollars!

Don't gamble with your political future! On Saturday June 9th, we'd like you to come dressed to the nines for a night of casino mystique and help us recruit, train, and elect new progressive leaders statewide. Play poker, black jack, roulette, and craps with your favorite politicians and politicos (and you're not gambling with real money folks), with all of the proceeds to benefit Progressive Majority.

The proceeds of the event will go towards supporting Progressive Majority's non-federal work - in addition to our Washington state office, we have offices in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Southern California, and Wisconsin.

What: 3rd Annual Progressive Majority Casino Night

When: Saturday, June 9th, 6:30pm

Where:
Columbia City Theatre
4916 Rainier Ave S
Seattle WA 98118
Click for Map

Cost:
$250 to Sponsor
$100 to co-host
$50 to attend
*Credit Cards accepted at the door

Other: Light food provided. Cash bar. Street parking available.

RSVP: cclapp
Our fabulous raffle prizes this year include a brand new Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook laptop computer with Windows Vista, Mariners Tickets, Theatre Tickets, and much, much more!

We would like to thank our generous sponsors
Craig Dieffenbach and the Columbia City Theatre, Kenneth Alhadeff, Matt Loschen, and Ben Vaught, DJ Wilson, SEIU Local 775

Co-Hosts
Lynn Allen, Dia Armenta, Nancy Biery, Pam Brokaw, Darcy Burner, Blair Butterworth and Associates, George Cheung, Hon. John and Julie Dean, Nick Federicci, Hon. Tim Farrell, Troy Finlayson, Kurt Fritts, Ralph Gorin, Hon. Mike Grady, Jeffrey Hattori, Rob Holland, Annie Johnson, Hon. Claudia Kauffman, Aisling Kerins, Hon. Derek Kilmer, Hon. Marko Liias, Hon. Ryan Mello, Gary Mancac, Bev Marcus and Ken Pick, Lisa and Dan McShane, Moxie Media, Northwest Passage Consulting, Hon. Eric Oemig, Aaron Ostrom, Alison Peters, Don Powell, Olivia Robinson, Hon. Cindy and Cody Ryu, Paul Schneiderman, Hon. Larry Seaquist, Zach Silk, Argo Strategies, Gael Tarleton, Hon. Kevin Van De Wege, Ruth and Ben Woo, and Tony Yuchasz
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-20-07 06:12 PM
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108. Fellowship of Reconciliation fundraiser, Bellevue 5/23
EFOR Fundraiser Party
Wed. - May 23, 6 9:30pm
Bradford Center - 702-108th NE in Bellevue

The theme is Peace is coming

The Eastside Fellowship Of Reconciliation is having a benefit to raise funds to carry on their mission of educating our community about important issues that are shaping our lives AND to raise funds for our campaign to support Congressman Kucinich and the co-sponsors of HR 333 to impeach Dick Cheney then Bush


ENTERTAINMENT:
Andy Blyth and the Raging Zephyr
Lorriane Bayes accomplished folk singer
Nick Duncan a young Dylanesque folk singer
Paul Carr political parody musician
Michael Tivana and the EFOR players

This is a pot luck event but come even if you cant cook

It is free but come even if you have money, because there will be a: White Elephant sale of numerous precious items at your kind of price to raise money to bring peace and justice to our world

Sponsored by EFOR contact Betty Glenn for more information or to offer help: bttyglenn {at} verizon.net


You can also donate online at http://www.washingtonforimpeachment.org/impeach /

We are conducting a statewide / nationwide campaign to remove Bush and Cheney form office. If you feel it is time for them to step down please help us on our mission by donating online or come to the fundraiser on the 23rd.

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 05:53 AM
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109. Late May and June Federal Way/South King County events
Edited on Mon May-21-07 05:53 AM by eridani
Hey, I hope that you are all well and ready to participate in a few more peace and justice events. May has been a disheartening month with its dizzying and exasperating dance between timetables that can be waived and non-binding war-funding resolutions and the ever- mounting deaths in Iraq. We will hold a vigil/rally on Memorial Day. Even though it will be held before sunset, we'll have candles set out along the sidewalk. We will be remembering all those who have died in wars, past and present. We would be remiss, however, if we aren't also out there asking that this senseless war be brought to an end so that no more will be added to the list of the remembered.

I was hoping that there would be some massive anti-war demonstration in Seattle on July 4th. So far there isn't anything scheduled. If nothing transpires, would anyone be interested in meeting at the corners of our usual intersection for a rally around noon? Fifes, drums, and/or boisterous signs would be most welcome. Sorry, but for those of you following the Letters to the Editor in the Federal Way Mirror, Gerry has dibs on the sign declaring "Another Rabid, Treasonous, Bush-Hating, Cliche-Laden Meathead For Peace!"

All of the following information can be found on the website, www.FederalWayMatters.org

Thanks for your time, attention, and for wanting to see an end to this madness as quickly as possible.

April



Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil
Monday, May 28th
6:30-7:30 PM

Intersection of Pacific Hwy South and South 320th Street in Federal Way

Please gather on the corners of this busy intersection to remember and honor those who have died in wars, past and present. It's also a time to reflect upon how to prevent future wars and end this war in Iraq. Bring candles and signs.

Free Movie Screenings!!!

Iraq For Sale
Auburn Public Library
1102 Auburn Way South in Auburn
Sunday, May 27th
2:15 PM


Iraq For Sale is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.

Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so. Running time: 75 minutes

-from the Brave New Films website
For more information, contact: auburnmatters {at} gmail.com


Impeach Bush And Cheney
Sunday, June 3rd; 2:30 PM
Federal Way Regional Library
34200 1st Way South in Federal Way

Acclaimed Washington correspondent for The Nation, media critic, and author of the book, The Genius of Impeachment, John Nichols gave a speech in San Francisco just before the 2006 elections. He suggested to his audience that the real political work was to begin on the day after the election and how the goal of that work would be to bring about the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Nichols gives us the history, the language and the arguments we will need to do so and the reasons why the impeachment of Bush and Cheney is imperative. Running time: 58 minutes. Discussion to follow.

Iraq For Sale
Wednesday, June 6th; 7 PM
Burien Public Library
14700 6th Avenue SW in Burien
(if parking lot is full, you can park nearby church parking lot)

Sponsored by: Southend Neighbors for Peace and Justice.
Contact: Rebecca or Bill at 206-243-9366 for more information.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-22-07 02:38 AM
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110. Demo of new tool for tracking state legislation, Seattle 6/9
Chew On This: Online Democratizing of the Legislative Process

Join us on Saturday, June 9, 2007, 6 pm, at the Wannabee Cafe, 5049 Brooklyn Ave NE, in Seattle, for coffee and and a demo of Knowledge As Power (KAP), a new online legislation tracking service based in Washington State. KAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing non-partisan legislative information free to individuals. Their services are quickly gearing up to expand to other states and cities, such as California and Seattle.

Knowledge As Power's executive director, Sarah Schacht, will give a brief overview of the challenges to participation facing citizens and organizations, and some surprising reasons why email is killing civic participation in the legislative process.

A demo of Knowledge As Power will be shared with the group. You'll be the first to see KAP in action, viewing its robust set of tools and unusual structure geared to help citizens and legislators work more effectively together.

Please RSVP prior to the event by clicking the link below, drop bys are fine too. RSVP online here: http://chewonthisse attle.eventbrite .com

In the meantime, check out Knowledge As Power's "Alpha" (the test system) and hear more about KAP news and events at http://knowledgeasp ower.org

"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." Thomas Jefferson
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-23-07 04:32 AM
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111. June bike rides statewide
You've done Bike to Work Day, now it's time to sign up for one or more of these June rides that support the Bicycle Alliance of Washington! To view a complete list of rides that support us, go to http://www.bicyclealliance.org/rides/calendar_rides.htm... . Thanks for riding your bike!

Jun 02 Wheels to Meals - Puyallup
The Food Connection (Kevin Glackin-Coley)
710 S 13th St Tacoma WA 98405
www.wheelstomeals.com
Includes 20-, 35-, and 62-mile loops through the Puyallup Valley and the surrounding area.


Jun 03 Peninsula Metric Century - Southworth & Gig Harbor
Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club (Corkey Smith)
PO Box 112078 Tacoma WA 98411
www.twbc.org
Choice of 29, 44, 62 or 100 mile routes through the scenic Kitsap Peninsula. 2 start locations (Southworth Ferry Terminal and Gig Harbor Medical Pavillion)


Jun 23 Native Planet Classic - Winthrop
Ride 4 A Reason (Darol Tuttle)

www.ride4areason.org/npclassic/
Ride 4 a reason while experiencing some of Washington's premiere cycling roads. Ride an easy 28-mile, a 63-mile over Washington pass or grueling 132-mile 10,000ft round trip. Fully supported.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-25-07 07:46 PM
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112. Backbone Campaign teleconference with Brad Friedman 5/28
The message below, from the Backbone Campaign, is about one of a long series of conversations whose purpose is to "create links between citizens and our most effective policy and movement leaders."

The guest for this coming Monday is Brad Friedman, of The BRAD BLOG. If you know anything at all about voting rights and election integrity, then you know about Brad. He's one of a small handful of national activists who have demonstrated an ability to investigate and publicize all manner of chicanery in our oh-so-broken election processes. I've read his blog for quite a while, and I've heard him interviewed on Air America Radio a few times. This guy knows his stuff!!

The best way for you to have an opportunity to ask a question is to participate by both live chat and phone (see how below). One person monitors the chat room for your questions, and at an appropriate time in the program, you'll be prompted to ask your question of Brad. You can do just the chat (while listening online via Voice of Vashon; see below), in which case you can post your question and the moderator may ask it for you. Or, you can just phone, in which case the conversation may be opened up to people who only called in. But the best way to ask your question is to use both chat and phone.

- Roger

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RSVP for Monday's Conversation with Brad Friedman
On the Front Lines for Voting Rights & Election Integrity
CALL IN: Monday, May 28, 5:30 PM (Pacific)
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RSVP TODAY.

Brad Friedman is an investigative citizen journalist/blogger, political commentator and broadcaster. He is the Creator and Managing Editor of The BRAD BLOG. Brad had distinguished himself as a national expert on election integrity and voting rights.

We are honored to speak with Brad about the crisis of confidence in both elections and the elected. After a stunningly spineless Congress capitulated to Bush and Cheney to continue funding the occupation of Iraq, against the wishes of the majority of Americans and in spite of the clear mandate given in November's elections, it's easy to retire to our cynicism and declare that "Elections don't matter."

But we all want elections to matter. We want people to be able to vote and we want those votes to be counted.

Brad is on the front lines of this fight, and he will guide us through current impediments and future threats to truly free and fair elections. As a nominee to our Progressive Cabinet, we'll also ask Brad to address what he would do to restore American confidence in the most fundamental ritual of our democratic republic.

WHEN: Monday, May 28, 5:30 PM (Pacific)
Three ways to participate:
1. CONFERENCE CALL: First, RSVP by email with "Friedman" in the subject line so we can reserve a spot for you on the call. At the time of call, dial 1-605-990-0400, follow prompts, then enter access code 254273 followed by #.
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and/or
3. E-MAIL: Click here to email your questions ahead of time.

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We are in SERIOUS NEED of frequent flyer coupons / airline tickets to get activists, artists, and Cabinet Members to Atlanta for the Cabinet Summit and US Social Forum. Donating stock is now also an option!

Consider us an investment in a future worthy of our children - AND - receive a great Backbone Campaign T-Shirt as our thank-you gift! THANK YOU!

Conversations with the Cabinet is a project of ProgressiveGovernment.org , the Backbone Campaign and our indispensable media partner VoiceofVashon.org community radio.

Listen to past Conversations.

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-27-07 12:27 AM
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113. Iraq for Sale to be shown 6/26 in Seattle
Free Admission! (And Popcorn)

Iraq For Sale The War Profiteers is the prefect follow up to last months movie The War Tapes where 3 soldiers provided a glimpse of their lives in the midst of war. Two of them pointed out that most of the funds going to further this war actually goes into the pockets of big corporations that are ripping off the American People and military personnel.

A gripping commentary by the mercenaries that work for these corporations and how they feel about their part.


This is the third of regular film screenings sponsored by the 46th District Democrats.

What: Iraq for Sale : The War Profiteers
When: Tuesday, June 26th , 2007, 7:00 PM
Where: Olympic View Church Social Hall
426 NE 95th St
Seattle WA 98115

Discussion will follow

Please RSVP (by leaving a message)to 206.729.7412 (press "1" to bypass the "No Solicitation" message.

Donations graciously accepted to pay room rent.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-28-07 09:49 PM
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115. Forum: Is Puget Sound losing its middle class? Seattle, 6/10
Is a bear Catholic? Does the Pope shit in the woods?
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I know that you're well aware that we have thousands of grocery workers in Western Washington currently negotiating new contracts with local grocery stores. The employers that we've been bargaining with since mid-March are Albertsons, Safeway, and Kroger (Fred Meyer, QFC) but this also affects our other organized grocery stores (PCC, Metropolitan Market, Top Foods, etc.) because they have agreed to comply with whatever contract results from the main bargain.

While we are reaching out to organizations and individuals in the community to raise awareness about this bargain, we realize that the problems our members are facing are not isolated to the grocery industry. The fact is that working families across the country are struggling to stay ahead. Whether you work in government, public policy, human services, education, or other fields, you can't help but see the effects of the degradation of the middle class. I may have mentioned in my presentation last week that Washington State has the third fastest increase in income inequality in the entire nation over the past 10 years. We are also one of only two states (CT is the other) where the average real income of the bottom 20% of families actually declined!

In recognition that we're all in this together, UFCW Locals 21, 44, and 81 invite the LD11 Democrats to join us on JUNE 10th for a Town Hall forum (see details below). This is a great opportunity to learn more about the underlying causes for the decline of the middle class, and how we can begin to rebuild it. It's also a way that you can support your local grocery workers in their fight for a fair contract!

Please call or email me if you have any questions. I'd also appreciate any suggestions you might have for getting the word out to your networks about this event.

In Solidarity,
Elena Perez

Community Organizer
UFCW Local 21
5030- 1st Ave S., Suite 200
Seattle WA 98134
office: 206 436-6543 / 1 800-732-1188 x6543fax: 206 436-6700
Sign up today at www.WakeUpWalMart. com to join America's campaign to change Wal-Mart



Share the Success
A Seattle Town Hall Forum
Is Puget Sound losing its Middle Class?
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
DATE: Sunday, June 10th, 2007
PLACE: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave (8th And Seneca)

In recent years, the decline of the middle class has been the stuff of headline news. While corporate profits are rising, too often workers aren't earning a livable wage. They aren't getting affordable health care coverage; sick leave; family friendly scheduling; a secure retirement; or the ability to save enough money to send their kids to college. Why is the struggle to stay in the middle class tougher than it's ever been before?

THE PANEL
MODERATOR: Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.
Pepper Schwartz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington and best selling author of 14 popular books on maintaining personal and family well-being, communication and intimacy.


Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is the executive director of MomsRising.org, an organization that brings millions of people together who all share the common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America.

Pramila Jayapal
Pramila Jayapal is an activist and writer who has stood up for working families in the U.S. and internationally. She's a leader in social justice issues and is founder and executive director of Hate Free Zone, Washington.

John de Graaf
John de Graaf is the national coordinator of Take Back Your Time, an organization challenging overwork and time pressures on America's working families. He is a public television documentary producer with more than 100 local and national awards and producer of The Motherhood Manifesto.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:16 AM
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116. Gael Tarleton for Port Commissioner kickoff, Seattle 5/30
Join me tomorrow, May 30th to kick-off my campaign with a bang! My kick-off will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the World Trade Center at 2200 Alaskan Way in Seattle , across from Bell Harbor. I am running for Port Commissioner because I believe it is time to change the way the Port does business. If you share my vision then join me tomorrow and show your support. To RSVP or for questions contact Mina Hashemi at 206.661.0281 or mina {at} voteforgael. org. For more information, please visit my website at www.voteforgael. org.

Click here to RSVP to the kick-off. https://www.completecampaigns.com/public.asp?name=Gael&...

If you are not able to attend tomorrow, please contribute to the success of my kick-off by making a donation today.


Suggested Donations:

$100 Supporter
$250 Friend
$500 Host


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-30-07 05:19 AM
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117. Seattle 6/8-6-10; A Weekend of Events to End the Israeli Occupation
FORTY YEARS TOO LONG:
A Weekend of Events to End the Israeli Occupation
JUNE 8th, 9th, and 10th
Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill
(Capitol Hill, 11th Avenue and East Olive)
Also nearby locations & other places around the city.

A broad group of organizations concerned with peace and justice in the Middle East will mark forty years of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. Weekend events will include theater, visual art, performances, discussions and films. Please join us for these activities -- and help put a stop to the Occupation.


FRIDAY NIGHT

THE OCCUPATION ON FILM:

Seattle Central Community College
Student Activity Center - 1718 Broadway Room 208
6:30 PM -- 8:30 PM


Documentary films and discussion
Personal Narratives: Accounts of the Effects of Occupation
In the Spider's Web 2004. 47 min.
Produced by Al-Haq, Palestinian human rights organization. Directed by Hanna Musleh.

Dying to Live 2002. 10 minutes.
Producer/Director Amineh Ayyad, board member of Friends of Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS)
Films will be preceded and followed by short presentations by Amineh Ayyad, and a facilitated discussion/Q&A together with Erin Wade of the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

SATURDAY EVENTS:

THE OCCUPATION GAME
Cal Anderson Park
12:00 PM. to 6:00 PM

An outdoor living gameboard with a self-guided all-directions-at-once journey into day-by-day life in military occupation.

YOU CAN'T GO HOME TONIGHT.
Occupation soldiers close the checkpoint.
SPIN THE WHEEL:
1: find someplace else to sleep tonight
2: sit at the checkpoint all night
3: argue with the soldiers
4: try to sneak past the checkpoint in the dark


Over 80 different board squares present a set of rules which -- like the rules of a military occupation -- may work or may not. Dice will be supplied, or bring your own.

For more information: theatersquad {at} aol.com

ANTIGONE'S NATION
Cal Anderson Park
2:00 PM. to 3:00 PM

The Theater Squad presents an outdoor voice-and-image theater performance adapted from Sophocles; Antigone, exploring the conflict between security, stability, rebellion and freedom.

For all of time, I will never bethat living person who stood by silentand did not a thing, did not a thing. Directed by Robert Leigh from an adaptation by local playwright Edward Mast and featuring several local actors, musicians and movement artists.

For more information: theatersquad {at} aol.com

ENDING THE OCCUPATION:
Central Lutheran Church by Cal Anderson Park
1710 11th Ave
3:00 PM
A panel discussion featuring Tariq Abuhamdia, activist from Hebron, West Bank; Majd Bani-Odeh, student from Nablus; West Bank, and Assaf Oron, Israeli military refuser, activist.

SUNDAY EVENTS

ANTI-SEMITISM, PROGRESSIVE JEWS, AND RESOLVING THE ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN CONFLICT
Sand Point Education Center, 6208 60th Ave. NE
9:45-11:45 AM

Jews working to end the Israeli Occupation and for Israeli-Palestinian peace often confront the issue of anti-Semitism. When is anti-Semitism real, and when is it not? A facilitated discussion led by activists will connect confrontation of anti-Jewish behavior, the internal Jewish debate on criticizing Israeli policies, and building an effective movement for a just, viable Israeli-Palestinian peace.

For more information, contact: office {at}kadima.org or call 206-547-3914 ext. 2.
Sponsored by Kadima Reconstructionist Community

THE OCCUPATION GAME
Cal Anderson Park
12:00 PM. to 6:00 PM

An outdoor, interactive, living game board: a self-guided
all-directions-at-once journey through a military occupation. Over 80 different board squares and a set of rules which -- like the rules of a military occupation -- may work or may not. (See additional description above.) For more information: theatersquad {tt}aol.com

"HEBREW NATIONAL?"
An Afternoon of Radical Jewish Performance
Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC), 1621 12th Ave
2:00 PM

Hear and participate in thoughtful expressions by mostly Jewish performers, storytellers, poets and musicians as we mark the 40th year of Israeli Occupation. We invite you to engage with us in creating a justice-oriented and affirming radical Jewish culture that rejects the values of militarism and occupation. Admission free.
Organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, Seattle

ISRAEL AND PALESTINE: PEACE NOT APARTHEID
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th, Shoreline, WA 98155
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Presentation by Dr. Therese Saliba

A discussion on the question of apartheid in occupied Palestine, addressing President Jimmy Carter's controversial book, Palestine: Peace not
Apartheid. The discussion will be facilitated by professor Therese Saliba, of The Evergreen College. Dr. Saliba teaches Middle East Studies and Women's Studies at Evergreen.

FILM: THE COLOR OF OLIVES
Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave
7:00 PM and 9:30 PM

From Mexican director Carolina Rivas and cinematographer Daoud Sarhandi comes this elegant and visually breathtaking new film about the Palestinian experience. The Amer family lives surrounded by the infamous West Bank Wall, where their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locked gates and a constant swarm of armed soldiers. This unique and intimate documentary shares their private world, allowing a glimpse of
the constant struggles and the small, endearing details that sustain them. The Color of Olives is an artistic and beautifully affecting reflection on the effects of racial segregation, the meaning of borders and the absurdity of war.

Color | 97 minutes | 2006 www.thecolourofolives.com

Sunday night's 7:00 film showing will be followed by a discussion led by local activists.

The Color of Olives will also be showing on some other days during the preceding week, and possibly afterwards as well -- check the Central Cinema listing:
http://www.central-cinema.com /


Sponsoring organizations:
Palestine Solidarity Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace, Voices of Palestine, Green Party Seattle, The Phoenix Group, The Palestine Concerns Task Force of the Church Council, Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Greater Seattle, Arab American Community Coalition, Friends of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Sabeel, Jewish Voice for Peace - Puget Sound, AFSC

For more information on the weekend's activities see
www.palestineinformation.org write info {at} palestineinformation.org or call 206 633 1086

###

ALSO, DON'T MISS:

ACTIVISTS FOR A BETTER WORLD
Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m.
Newberry Books, 561 NE Ravenna Blvd (65th & Ravenna Blvd.)
Ed Mast will speak on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Human Rights Perspective. What are the obstacles to equal rights? What are the possibilities? Ed Mast is a poet, playwright and activist who has traveled many times to Occupied Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement.

For information contact: J. Glenn Evans, Program Director
http://www.poetswest.com
call 206.682.1268 or write info{at}poetswest.com
Palestine-Israel Conflict

Presentation by the Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek
Wednesday, June 6, at 7p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Seattle ( 609 Eighth Ave. )
The Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek will speak on the topic:
"JUNE 6, 1967--WILL THE OCCUPATION EVER END?"

Dr. Ateek will speak about the current state of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories, which began in 1967, and what steps are needed to end the occupation and bring a lasting peace to the Holy Land. Dr. Ateek is a Palestinian Episcopal priest and theologian, who founded and directs Sabeel, an ecumenical peace and justice educational and advocacy center in Jerusalem. This free public event is sponsored by the Bishop's Committee on Peace and Justice in Israel / Palestine and Friends of Sabeel-North America.

Free parking is available in the lot on the corner of Seventh and Columbia.

Radio broadcast: POETSWEST AT KSER 90.7 FM
Friday June 8 at 4:30 PM

A special program of Palestinian poetry read by local actors and writers. If you are not able to pick up the radio station KSER 90.7 FM, catch it on the internet by going to www.kser.org and following the "Listen Live" links. The PoetsWest program is a weekly half-hour usually featuring poets reading from their own work. This special program was developed as a part of the special events marking 40 years of Israeli occupation.

Dr. Mona el-Farra
Saturday June 16, 3-5 pm
University Friends Center
4001 9th Ave NE, just north of the University Bridge in Seattle

Dr. Mona El-Farra is a Palestinian physician who is active in medical relief efforts in the Gaza Strip. Among many other activities, El-Farra heads the Rachel Corrie Children's Center in Gaza and writes a well-regarded blog, "From Gaza, with Love," that has attracted attention from journalists, activists, and academics around the world.


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 03:26 AM
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118. Skagit Democrats: free movie on 1st Friday of every month, starting 6/1
Dear friends,

Skagit Democrats is showing a Free Movie on the First Friday of each month at 7pm.

The movies cover topics that are of concern to all Americans, not just Democrats, Greens, Republicans, Libertarians, or Independents.

This Friday, June 1, 2007, movie will be Jesus Camp.

Nominated for Best Documentary at the 79th Academy Awards, this film captures the visceral humanity, desire, and unflagging political will of a religious movement that conducts a boot camp for the future army of God. The camp preaches holy war against abortion, liberals, and godless secularism. Its frank discussion of politics and religion could upset. Rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned).


The movies show at Skagit Democrats headquarters in Mount Vernon , at 300A S. FIRST STREET.

Feel free to print or forward the attached flyer to your friends and neighbors. Also feel free to post the attached flyer wherever you wish. Your fellow Republican, Green, Libertarian, and Independent Americans can unite on the same side of this issue.

Peace from your movie host and projector man,"

Sam Gebala
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:07 AM
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172. August 3rd movie: War Made Easy: Spin Cycle
Here is the latest update on the August 3rd movie:

War Made Easy is a joint national presentation with The Brave New Theatres. Please RSVP, if you can, at: http://warmadeeasy.bravenewtheaters.com/screening/show/...

The War Made Easy movie will be shown by Pat ti Santangelo on August 3rd. Thank you Pat ti.


Reminder:

Skagit Democrats is showing a Free Movie on the First Friday of each month -- at 7pm.

The movies cover topics that are of concern to all Americans, not just Democrats, Greens, Republicans, Libertarians, or Independents.

The Friday, August 3, 2007, movie will be War Made Easy.
War Made Easy brings to the screen Norman Solomon's insightful analysis of the strategies used by administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to promote their agendas for war from Vietnam to Iraq . By familiarizing viewers with the techniques of war propaganda, War Made Easy encourages us to think critically about the messages put out by today's spin doctors - messages which are designed to promote and prolong a policy of militarism under the guise of the "war on terror." (Based on the book by the same title.) (See the Connextion Spotlight Below).

The movies show at Skagit Democrats headquarters in Mount Vernon , at 300A S. FIRST STREET . Further details are in the attached flyer.


Peace from "your movie host and projector man,"
Sam Gebala

War Made Easy: Spin Cycle:

http://www.theconnextion.com/index.cfm?ArtistID=422&Ref...

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq . Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of one administration after another.

War Made Easy gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq . Guided by media critic Norman Solomon's meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse, and news correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.

Norman Solomon's work has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as "brutally persuasive" and essential "for those who would like greater context with their bitter morning coffee." This film now offers a chance to see that context on the screen.

Order the DVD today in the Media Education Foundation online store. http://www.theconnextion.com/index.cfm?ArtistID=422&Ref...




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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 03:26 AM
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119. Seattle: Health care workshop 6/30
A special one day workshop for leaders in health care reform
How to Use Language that Connects with Americans on Health Care Reform--Turning values into powerful political messages

Sponsored by the Washington Health Security Coalition

Health care reform advocates have often failed to speak with a language that connects with everyday Americans. As a result, opponents who are more skilled in crafting powerful messages have defined the issues and won the debate.

Many Americans don't have the interest or time to sift through the endless array of issues and competing agendas in today's political culture. As a result, people look for ways to simplify their intake and evaluation of information. It is commonplace among citizens is to rely upon `cues' that can be confidently used to guide decisions. The most politically potent cues are often core values and beliefs that can unite Americans and inspire them.

Health care reform advocates must become more effective in identifying and communicating our core values in ways that resonate with our audience both morally and culturally. Our facilitators are experts in articulation: the purposeful use of language to create clear connections between guiding principles and social priorities. This workshop combines our facilitators' scholarly expertise with concrete, realistic, and applied understandings of contemporary politics and media.

Workshop Agenda:

The Washington Health Security Coalition is proud to sponsor a 6-hour workshop to identify a common set of core principles among those in health care reform and to craft a purposeful language to communicate that identity.

The workshop will include elements of these steps:
identifying central, over-arching principles that unite groups,
creating powerful, engaging language that link together these principles,
learning how media serve as an "echo chamber" for political messages, and
connecting these principles, language, and political messages into action plans.

When: Saturday, June 30, 2007
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Lake City Presbyterian Church
3841 NE 123rd St.
Seattle, WA 98125

Facilitators: Dr. David Domke and Dr. Crispin Thurlow
Dept. of Communication, University of Washington

Space is limited. Register now to ensure your place.
Workshop Cost: $50. Limited scholarships considered for those with financial need.

To secure a place in this workshop: Please send a check in the amount of $50.00 per person, payable to:
Physicians for a National Health Program Western Washington, (PNHPWW) Mail to: Larry Kalb, P.O. Box 864, Bellingham, WA 98227. Pre-Registration deadline: Sat. June 16, 2007

Sponsor: The Washington Health Security Coalition
Contact Larry Kalb, lkalb {at} openaccess. org or 360.927.2729
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 12:51 AM
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120. Gore at Town Hall (Seattle) 6/4
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment...

The event is sponsored by Town Hall and the Elliott Bay Book Co. Tickets are $5 and will be available beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. only at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/16538 or 800-838-3006. Purchases will be limited to two tickets. For more information, go to www.townhallseattle.org .
The author of "The Assault on Reason" will appear at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Town Hall Seattle.


from http://howieinseattle.blogspot.com /
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 09:32 PM
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121. I just found out about this and they are sold out
If anyone managed to get tickets and decides they can't make it (yeah, right. That's gonna happen. LOL), I would be happy to pay a premium to go.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 11:29 PM
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123. Bicycle Alliance party in Seattle 6/7
YOU ARE INVITED!

The Bicycle Alliance is 20 years old, and we're having a huge party to celebrate.

This week is the First Thursday Art walk in Pioneer Square and we're going to take advantage.

We'll have:

Music (have you seen the yellow cello being pulled behind a bicycle around town? He's a music professor at Seattle U and he will be playing!)

Book signing (Bill Thorness will be signing his new book "Biking Puget Sound"
http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/productdetails.cfm?SKU... )

Bicycle Art http://www.slgphotography.com /

Appetizers and Beverages, Bicyclists of all stripes, politicians & decision makers, the outgoing and incoming Executive Directors of the Bicycle Alliance and a whole lot of fun.

It's all this coming Thursday (June 7) 5:30 to 7:30 at the Bike Station in Pioneer Square311 3rd Ave S -- that's where 3rd Ave meets 2nd Ave, between Main St & Jackson St.

We hope to see you here!!!!

call 206-224-9252 for answers to questions or for directions.


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BICYCLE ALLIANCE OF WASHINGTON
Advocates for bicyclists and a bike-friendly Washington
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Mark Canizaro
206-224-9252
fax: 206-224-9254
markc {at} bicyclealliance.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 11:31 PM
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124. Movies and comedy for ACLU, Seattle 6/14 and 6/15
Attend an ACLU of Washington special event!


"Inlaws and Outlaws" screening
Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m.
Cinerama Theatre
2100 Fourth Ave, Seattle

A new film about marriage and love by Drew Emery, Inlaws and Outlaws takes a humorous and wide-angled look at real relationships of all shapes and sizes.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. More information http://www.aclu-wa.org/detail.cfm?id=679

Comedy Underground Night -- A "Fun-Raiser" Benefit Featuring Aundr the Wonderwoman
Friday, June 15
Shows at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Comedy Underground
222 S. Main St., Seattle

An engaging and clever satirist, Aundr has been described as The Queen of Nothing Sacred and takes on everything from animal lovers to presidential politics.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance from Comedy Underground. http://comedyunderground.com/seattlecalendar/view_entry...










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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-04-07 06:38 AM
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125. Impeachment jury on Vashon, 6/23
Hi folks,

Have you fantasized about being on a jury that would hear evidence for the Impeachment of George W. Bush and members of his administration, but never thought you'd be lucky enough to have it happen? Well, friend...today is your lucky day! And it won't cost you even one thin dime!

On Saturday, June 23, well-known writer and speaker Elizabeth de la Vega, author of United States v. George W. Bush et al., will be on Vashon Island!

De la Vega is a former federal prosecutor with more than twenty years of experience. During her tenure, she was a member of the Organized Crime Strike Force and Chief of the San Jose Branch of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California. Her articles have appeared in The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Salon.com, and Mother Jones. Since her retirement in 2004, de la Vega has been a regular contributor to TomDispatch.com. She is also a frequent guest on talk shows, including The Thom Hartmann Program, Democracy Now!, and The Colbert Report.

In her book, set as a presentation to a grand jury, de la Vega brings her experience and her passion for justice to the most important case of her career. The defendants are George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, and Colin Powell. The crime is deceiving the nation into war, or, in legal terms, conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with pre-Iraq-invasion intelligence.

(Right about now you're probably thinking, "Yeah, yeah...blah, blah, blah...that's all great, but what about that jury? I WANT TO BE ON THAT DANG IMPEACHMENT JURY!!!" Calm down; I was just getting to that. Sheesh!)

UMO Ensemble, the world-renowned Vashon-Island-based physical theater company, will present a staged reading of short selections from de la Vega's book. They invite everyone to come and get a chance to be on the jury! The Backbone Campaign's Chain Gang puppets will also be on hand to welcome attendees.

This FREE event is open to the public. It begins at 7:00 PM at Courthouse Square; doors open at 6:30. Participating groups: The Vashon-Maury Island Green Party, the Vashon Democratic Club, UMO Ensemble, and the Backbone Campaign.

For more information, contact Maryrose Asher at (206) 567-0593 or dmasher{at} comcast.net.

By the way, if you're one of those who agrees with Nancy " Impeachment is Off the Table!" Pelosi, consider this:
"Thirteen state Democratic parties have now passed resolutions demanding impeachment, nine of them since Nancy Pelosi ordered the Democratic Party away from impeachment." --see entire article here: www.democrats.com/node/12924

One of those 13 was the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, which passed the resolution titled "Impeach President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney" at its 9/30/06 meeting in Tacoma; see it here (PDF file): http://tinyurl.com/29vpvw

Also, consider this line of reasoning:
Do you want the U.S. occupation of Iraq to end before the Bush Administration is scheduled to leave in January 2009?
If so: Then do you really believe there is any way that Bush/Cheney is going to end the occupation before their term is up in January 2009?

If not: THEN WHAT OTHER SOLUTION IS AVAILABLE TO ACHIEVE THE END OF THE OCCUPATION OTHER THAN IMPEACHMENT?!?!
" will be decided by future Presidents and future governments of Iraq." ~GWB, 3/21/06

- Roger Fulton
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 02:41 AM
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126. ACLU book reading, Seattle 6/11
Im pleased to invite you to join the ACLU's Executive Director, Anthony D. Romero, for a book reading and signing of In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror, written with award-winning journalist Dina Temple-Raston.

When: Monday, June 11 at 7:30 pm
Where: Town Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98103
(Admission $5)

In Defense of Our America takes readers behind the scenes to tell the stories of real Americans on the frontlines of the fight for civil liberties. It is a narrative of American tragedy and hope, written by one of the most dynamic civil liberties leaders in the country. In a format that allows the characters to tell the story, Anthony takes a critical look at civil liberties in this country at a time when constitutional freedoms are in peril. The personal stories are powerful, upsetting and inspiring and, in the end, will make you more committed than ever to defending our Constitution, our civil liberties and our America. Learn more about the book here.

I hope youll join Anthony on Monday, June 11 for this book reading and signing. If you care about the state of civil liberties in America today, I guarantee youll be inspired. Sincerely,

Karen Curry
Director of Communications
ACLU
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-05-07 06:58 PM
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128. Non-profit comedy for NARAL, 6/12 in Seattle
Non-Profit Comedy Returns, June 12:

The Comedy Underground has invited us back for another Non-Profit Comedy night - NEXT TUESDAY! They have a great lineup of the area's best comedians, and half of the proceeds benefit NARAL Pro-Choice Washington! And this is the last time Hari Kondabolu will perform at a NARAL Pro-Choice Washington show before he leaves Seattle. Hari has been on the Jimmy Kimmel show and appeared at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival last year. It's a great time for a great cause! Buy your tickets now!

Tuesday, June 12
8:30 - 10:00 PM
(Get there by 8:00 to avoid the line!)
The Comedy Underground
222 S Main St., Seattle
(under Swannies Sports Bar in Pioneer Square)
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door


This is an all-ages show. Food and beverages are available, and there is no drink minimum. The content is determined solely by the performers, and some material may not be appropriate for young children. For more information click here, or contact Alison Mondi at alisonmondi
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 09:34 PM
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129. Impeachment forum, Seattle, June 24th
MPEACHMENT--THE CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDY FOR TYRANNY


Join us Sunday, June 24, 2007,
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 12 noon)
Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University Campus
(Corner of E. Marion St. and 12th Avenue)

"Our Constitution in Crisis: A Call to Action"

Suggested Donation $10


Presentations by Impeachment Experts
Elizabeth De La Vega, Dave Lindorff, Phil Burk



Action Training
Presentations followed by our action training workshop
Every workshop participant will receive a
"Constitution Kit"
This is your chance to become an active defender of our Constitution and the principles that made our country great
Liberty, Justice, Freedom and The Rule of Law

for more information:
www.washingtonforimpeachment.org

Sponsored by: Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation, Washington for Impeachment, The Alliance for Democracy-Greater Seattle Chapter, Progressive Democrats of America, Veterans for Peace, Evergreen Peace and Justice Community, World Can't Wait Drive Out the Bush Regime, REASON, Not a Number, Moral Politics-SCAN TV, The Backbone Campaign, After Downing Street, and Democrats.com, Citizens Movement to Impeach Bush and Cheney.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 09:35 PM
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130. Lisa Stuebing Seattle School Board campaign kickoff 6/9

Ready or not -- the campaign is heating up . . .

The suspense is over! A third candidate has entered the contest. This means that there will be a Primary on August 21st for Director District 2.

It is time to step up the pace! We need you!

Did you realize that Seattle Public Schools only graduate about 50% of our enrolled students? Are you outraged?

Lisa doesn't have a vision -- she has a plan! The plan is modeled on proven successes in other school districts across the country.

Come learn more, Saturday, June 9th, 1 pm.

Meridian Park, located at the corner of N. 50th and Meridian N. There is a little parking lot at 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.

Please help us to get out the word out. We will have literature and yard signs. And, we are introducing a new environmentally friendly window sign.

We will also have walklists.

THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!

P.S. You can click here to make a donation http://e2ma.net/go/618884484/515659/17320677/goto:http:...



Paid for by Stuebing for Schools
PO Box 31258
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 524-6788
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 09:36 PM
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131. More Cracks In the Church-State Wall--Seattle UW, 6/20
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the UW Department of Communications, and Elliott Bay Book Company present:


"More Cracks In the Church-State Wall"
Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.
UW Kane Hall 130; Seattle, WA
The program is free and open to the public.


Rev. Lynn will be signing copies of his new book Piety & Politics in the Lobby following his presentation. Books will be available for sale.

Barry W. Lynn earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. An accomplished speaker and lecturer, Lynn appears frequently on television and radio to discuss First Amendment issues, including; The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, The Today Show, Nightline, CNN's Crossfire, Good Morning America, NBC, ABC and CBS nightly news, Comedy Centrals The Daily Show, Firing Line, and Larry King Live. Lynn now hosts his own daily syndicated show called "Culture Shocks". He is the author of Piety and Politics: The Right Wing Assault on Religious Freedom and co-author of The Right to Religious Liberty. He writes frequently on First Amendment issues, appearing in such publications as USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, American Teacher and Liberty.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-10-07 03:12 AM
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132. What happened to election reform in the legislature? Seattle, 6/26
WHAT HAPPENED TO ELECTION REFORM IN THE LEGISLATURE?



Time and place:

Tuesday June 26, 2007, 7 pm - 9 pm
University Heights Center Room 110 (first floor, north end of the building)
5031 University Way NE
Seattle WA 98105


Program:

A Discussion with

State Senator Eric Oemig, 45th District

and

Marcee Stone of Washington Public Campaigns

Several significant election reform bills on topics such as public financing for elections, and audit requirements for optical scan tabulators were introduced in the last session, but did not pass. What were the bills and what happened to them? What can be done in the future to advance election reform?

Both Sen. Oemig and Marcee Stone were heavily involved in the last legislative efforts for reform.

Come and find out what happened and discuss where the reform movement can go from here.
For more information, contact Phil Harrison (phil.harrison@ comcast.net)

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-07 04:31 AM
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134. Hugo House (Seattle) Write-O-Rama 6/17
Richard Hugo House Presents:
Write-O-Rama - this Sunday, June 17!
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Write-O-Rama is days away-it's time to choose your classes, collect your pledges and sharpen your pencils. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., classes start at 10 a.m.-classes such as "Triolets are Red, Limericks are Blue," "Wine and Words," "Vocalize: A Spoken Word and Performance Workshop" and "Shall I Compare Thee to an 800,000-Residents-Without-Power Windstorm?" (Complete schedule online.)

A minimum pledge total of $35 gets you six writing workshops, lunch, dinner, two open mics and a lot of fun. But the more you raise, the more you get!

Those who raise the most for Hugo House will receive:
Individual 1st place: a six-week class;
Team 1st place: all five members will receive a free one-day class;
Runner up individual: a Hugo House T-shirt;
Runner up team: all five members will receive a Hugo House mug.

Special raffle prizes throughout the day-plus, you will walk away with a lot of new writing. Questions? E-mail chrisleasure@hugohouse.org

Pledges now accepted online!
Sponsor your friend (or yourself) online with your credit card. Here's how to do it:


1. Press the "Donate Now through Network for Good" button below;

2. Click "Donate Now" button; http://partners.guidestar.org/controller/searchResults....

3. Enter the (tax deductible!) amount you'd like to give;
Under "Designation" type "Write-O-Rama";

4. Under "Dedication" type the name of the person you'd like to sponsor;

5. Fill out your credit card information as instructed;

6. You must make your online contribution by Saturday, June 16 for it to count towards your friend's total for Write-O-Rama prizes and glory
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-07 04:33 AM
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135. Summer Duwamish River events
JUNE 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DUWAMISH RIVER BOAT TOUR

Join West Seattle's community-building organization Megawatt and representatives of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition for this two-hour narrated tour of the Duwamish River Superfund Site. Learn about toxic hotspots, cleanup plans,
habitat restoration, natural and cultural history, and view the birds and wildlife of the Duwamish River. Reservations required. Contact Megawatt at
fieldtrips {at} megawattjunction.org or (206) 938-4120
_____________________________________________________________________

JULY:

JULY 14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

DUWAMISH RIVER BOAT TOUR

Join the Museum of History and Industry and guides from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and Duwamish Tribe for this two-hour narrated tour of the lower Duwamish River. Take this tour of Seattle's hometown river and
view habitat restoration and Superfund cleanup sites, learn about the natural and cultural history of the river, and embark on a "critter search" around Kellogg Island to try to spot osprey, eagles, seals and otters.

Reservations required. Contact MOHAI at helen.divjak {t} seattlehistory.org or (206) 324-1126
_____________________________________________________________________

AUGUST:

AUGUST 18, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

3rd Annual
DUWAMISH RIVER FESTIVAL!
Duwamish Waterway Park
10th & Kenyon, South Park, Seattle

Celebrate the Duwamish; learn about cleanup efforts; enjoy live music, Mexican folkloric and Duwamish tribal dancers; ride the water taxi; take a kayak tour; and enter for fabulous door prizes. Bouncy toys, pinatas, games and face painting for the kids. Plus free food! Check http://www.duwamishcleanup.org for more details and updates.

For more info or to inquire about sponsorship contact Cari Simson at DRCC: (206) 234-5102 / cari_simson yahoo.com
_____________________________________________________________________

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
5410 First Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.954.0218
info {at} duwamishcleanup.org
http://www.duwamishcleanup.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 11:25 PM
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136. Tax fairness forum, Seattle 6/20
Is there a prescription for fixing Washington State's tax system?"


Find out at a forum on tax fairness featuring: William Gates, Sr., and a panel of other experts:

Wednesday June 20, 2007 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Seattle Labor Temple, Hall 8 - 2800 First Avenue - Seattle
Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr., County Labor Council in association with:

Center for Social Justice, Children's Alliance, Christian Community Leaders Association, Church Council of Greater Seattle, Economic Opportunity Institute, Executive Alliance, IFPTE Local 17, Lutheran Statewide Public Policy Office, Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans, Seattle Education Association, Seattle Human Services Coalition, Statewide Poverty Action Network, Washington Association of Churches, Washington Community Action Network, Washington Education Association, Washington Federation of State Employees, Washington State Labor Council and the Washington Tax Fairness Coalition.

For more information: Please call Verlene Jones at 206.441.7102 or email verlene {at} mlkclc. org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 11:30 PM
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137. Dean in Seattle 6/26
Kelly Drake
Pam Eakes
Howard Martin
Shanna Sawatzki
(host committee in formation)

and

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.
Chairman, Democratic National Committee
invite you to

JOIN THE PARTY!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA
5:00 PM
Trailblazer Council

Host Committee Reception
$500 write/raise
6:00 PM
"Join the Party" Reception
$50 per person


To R.S.V.P. please complete the form below or go to:
www.democrats.org/SeattleParty

If you are raising money for the Trailblazer Council Host Reception, please RSVP directly to Casey Breitenbeck at (202) 863-8023 or breitenbeckc {at} dnc.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 04:16 AM
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138. Free movie Friday night 6/22, Seattle
We welcome you to our twice monthly movie night Friday, June 22, 2007 (the next of our Second Friday / Fourth Friday Movie Nights)

When Mountains Tremble

Location: Bethany United Church of Christ, 6230 Beacon Avenue S, corner of Beacon Avenue and Graham Street on Beacon Hill, Seattle, 98108

Time: Friday, June 22, 7pm

A collection will be taken to support the work of Beacon Hill Peace Action and the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee - a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle)


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Description: A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with firsthand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu. The US secret government's hand is seen here, as elsewhere around the world.

UPCOMING FILMS

Dat Phuong Nam - "Song of the South" (History of Western interventions in Vietnam. While most of the population was rural, most histories focus on urban impacts. This film is from the viewpoint of a rural child)

upcoming films include Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, the films on Ralph Nader, Henry Kissinger, John Lennon VS. The US, etc. Feel free to make a recommendation.

In solidarity,
Beacon Hill Peace Action,
Bethany UCC, and Thomas W. Warner (secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee - a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle)

8923 2nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA, 98115
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 02:50 AM
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139. Global Justice fair and dinner, Seattle 7/21
Edited on Tue Jun-26-07 03:05 AM by eridani
Event: Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner & Fair

Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) invites you to help build alternatives to the corporate agribusiness model, which are healthier for our environment, our communities and ourselves. Nourish both mind and body while enjoying a delicious dinner made with foods produced by Pacific Northwest farmers, ranchers and fisher folk using sustainable and just practices.

To support small producers in other countries, the meal will incorporate Fair Trade foods, including rice, bananas, chocolate, sugar, coffee, and tea. Dinner will be prepared by local chefs and Seattle Culinary Academy students. WA state wines and beer will also be served.


Date: Saturday, July 21
Time: 4pm-9pm (dinner 7pm-9pm)
Location: 714 18th Ave, Polish Home on Capitol Hill, Seattle.

To purchase tickets for the dinner go to: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/16127.

Price of dinner: $35 Support a Farmer (one ticket for you & one ticket for a farmer who will be our honored guests at the dinner); $25 Regular; $10 Low-income; $5 Kids


Fair from 4-6:30 is open to the public (more information below)


Program includes:

- Keynote by Rosalinda Guillen
- Discussions at each table with local farmers
- Dessert auction
- Free parking and Childcare.
- Ways that you can get involved in globalizing the local food revolution!


400630 pm: Come to the Fair before the dinner: Open to the public! Want to learn more about how to support alternatives to corporate-led
global justice and immigrant rights groups, and food and farming-related non-profit organizations will share information about food justice issues, the Fair Trade movement, local sustainability and gardening resources, and how to work for better trade, immigration and farm policy. Locally and fairly made food and other goods will also be available from small farmers, local businesses, and Fair Trade organizations!

Your support of this event helps CAGJ build our Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! Campaign. CAGJ works locally for justice in the global economy. Our campaign aims to educate and mobilize people to support the right of everyone, everywhere, to healthy local economies premised on respect for the environment and all workers in the food chain, including small farmers, farm workers, immigrants and grocery store workers: this is food justice.


CAGJ is excited to partner with Seattle BALLE and the Seattle Culinary Academy, the first cooking academy in the US to teach future chefs about sustainability issues through their partnerships with farms in the Skagit Valley, and their new greenhouse adjacent to Seattle Central.

Co-sponsors: WA Fair Trade Coalition, Seattle CISPES, Community to Community Development, Lettuce Link, Seattle Tilth, WA State Farmers Market Association, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, United Farm Workers, Full Circle Farms, Pioneer Organics,YES! Magazine, Alter Eco, World Baby Foods, Bonnie River Fair Trade and World Friendly Store, iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service, WA Biotechnology Action Council, and Antioch's Center for Creative Change, Food and Water Watch, Farming and the Environment, Cascade Harvest Coalition.


For more information call or email Heather Day at 206-405-4600 or hrd99 {at} igc.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 11:33 PM
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140. Peace march in Richland Friday 6/29
PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL CONTACT: Margaret Munro, 946-0955
June 27, 2007

World Citizens for Peace Progressive Caucus
March for Peace Ending the Iraq Occupation



The World Citizens for Peace www.wcpeace.org has invited the Progressive Caucus of the Washington State Democratic Party to join them in a March for Peace this Friday June 29th at 4 PM along George Washington Way near Richland City Hall. The Progressive Caucus is in the Tri-Cities to participate in the Washington State Democratic Central Committee Meetings to be held Saturday, June 30th all day, at the TRAC facility in Pasco.



World Citizens for Peace is a local organization founded in 1982 by residents of the Tri-Cities Washington, as part of the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. The name of the organization reflects the need for individual and collective allegiance to the principles of peace and nonviolence throughout the world. The independent, all-volunteer organization is nonpartisan and nonprofit. Over the last 5 years theyve been possibly the ONLY local organization that has consistently protested the occupation of Iraq by the U.S. Military.



WHO: World Citizens for Peace & the WSDCC Progressive Caucus
WHAT: Peace March Opposing the Occupation of Iraq
WHEN: Friday June 29th 4 pm til 5 pm
WHERE: George Washington Way near the Richland City Hall


For more information about World Citizens for Peace contact Margaret at 946-0955. For more information about the WSDCC Progressive Caucus contact Bob at 946 6363 Please make arrangements PRIOR to the event with Margaret if you desire interviews, video, photos, etc.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-27-07 11:34 PM
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141. Le Tour de Fat is Back - August Fun!! Seattle 8/11
Grab your bike and slip into your alter-ego because New Belgium's philanthropic cycling circus Tour de Fat is coming back to Seattle! Costumes and decorated bikes reign supreme as the participants come for a casual ride, good music and entertainment, then stay, of course, for the beer. Amid the hoopla, Tour de Fat also raises money for the Bicycle Alliance and Bike Works. Admission to the Tour de Fat is free. Tell your friends, mark your calendar, and design your costume.

When: Saturday, August 11, 2007
Where: Fremont - at the corner of N 35th St & Phinney (2 blocks west of Interurban statue and one block north)

Parade and Costume Ride 11am - 12 noon, benefitting Bike Works

Beer Garden open with musical acts 12 noon - 6:00 pm, benefitting Bicycle Alliance of Washington

Sustainable Support: Sustainable Seattle (www.sustainableseattle.org ). Fat Tire recycles all waste products.

Performances by:
- March Fourth Marching Band (www.marchfourthmarchingband.com /)
- The Yard Dogs Road Show (www.eddyjoecotton.com/yarddogs.html )
- Circus Contraption (www.circuscontraption.com )
- The Reals (www.thereals.net )
- The Sprockettes (www.thesprockettes.org )

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING SHIFTS AND FUN ASSIGNMENTS (must be at least 21 y.o.):

7:30am-10:30am Event set up (12 volunteers needed)
10:30am-1:30pm Training, pour beer, sell tickets, check ID, put on wristbands, sell merchandise (14 needed)
1:30pm-4:30pm Same as above (14 needed)
2:30pm-6:00pm More shifts - same as above
6:00pm-7:30pm Tear down event (12 needed)

Ready to sign up and have fun while helping support the Bike Alliance and Bike Works? Contact King Cushman k-kcushman@comcast.net . If you have a specific shift preference or assignment, please advise us. Please be sure to include your preferred email for contact and also a phone number if we need to get in touch.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-03-07 03:24 AM
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142. Moms Rising picnic in Seattle 7/7
Come one, come all and celebrate the passage of paid family leave in Washington with us! You accomplished tremendous feats this year, making Washington State the second state in the nation to have paid family leave. Bring your children, family, friends, desserts, croquet sets, and Frisbees to an all-invited celebration picnic!

WHEN: This Saturday, July 7, 2pm - 4pm
WHERE: Near the Greenlake Park Wading Pool, which is across from Duke's Chowder House at 7850 Greenlake Drive North. You'll know it's us when you see the bright pink balloons!
BYOBBDD: Bring Your Own Baby (or older child, of course!), Ball, and Delicious Dessert

RSVP: moms {at} momsrising.org with "Party in WA" in the subject line.

*This is a great opportunity to meet other moms who are rising! You can bring any dessert you like--or just come to say hello. And, don't forget to bring a ball for kickball, a croquet set if you have one, or even a Frisbee (We've worked hard, let's play ball!). Plus, party attendees just might become a part of our next documentary film!

We hope to see you there--feel free to forward this email as an invitation to friends. Don't forget to RSVP to moms@momsrising.org if you plan to attend so we can make sure to have enough croquet sets!

Best--Kristin, Katie and the Washington MomsRising Team

P.S. For those of you who haven't been there--the Greenlake wading pool area isn't just any old ordinary park--it features a small fresh waterfall that keeps the pool clean and cool all day...and there's plenty of green grass lawn space on which to picnic, kick balls around, and play croquet! This is a wonderful place to spend a Saturday afternoon for all ages. We hope to see you.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-03-07 03:25 AM
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143. Rally for health care justice--Seattle 8/4
Pirates of the Health Care-ibbean
a March & Rally for Health Care Justice
Sat. Aug 4
9 AM

Regence Blue Shield is the wealthiest private insurance company in Washington . They have amassed over $890 million in excess surplus, an increase of 78 percent since 2003. But apparently its not enough to satisfy a greedy appetite for our premium dollars. In July, Regence is shocking policy holders with a massive rate increase of 19 percent up to 40 percent for the elderly.


Insurance pirates are hording a treasure chest of profit, while making the poor, sick & vulnerable walk the plank. Its time to end insurance piracy. Health care for all now!


March begins at: Seattle University (enter at 10th & Madison)

March to: Regence HeadQuarters (9th & Howell)

Download a flyer here. http://www.washingtoncan.org/_images/062707flyer.pdf

For more information & to RSVP, contact 206-389-0050 x109 or diana@washingtoncan.org


Sponsored by: Washington CAN! and the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations. To endorse, contact diana {at} washingtoncan.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-03-07 03:31 AM
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144. Adam Smith house parties in Tacoma and West Seattle
I am writing to let you know about two events that Adam will be hosting this summer. We would love for you to attend either (or both) of these events. The first will be held on Saturday, July 21st in West Seattle, and the second at Adam's home on Wednesday, August 29th in Tacoma. I have attached informational flyers on both of these events.

Please pass along this information to the members of your organization and save the dates!


If you would like to RSVP or have any questions about these events, please contact me directly at 253-740-7770 or mattperry83 {at} gmail.com

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you this summer,

-Matt

--

Matt Perry
Political Director
Adam Smith for Congress Committee
253.572.6125 (office)
253.572.6123 (fax)



Please join Doug Walsh & Kathy Blain for an afternoon with Congressman Adam Smith

H'ors doeurves will be served

Saturday, July 21, 2007
2:00 4:00 pm
At the Home of Doug Walsh and Kathy Blain
4853 Beach Dr SW, Seattle WA


Donations are greatly appreciated.


Please make contributions payable to:
Adam Smith for Congress
P.O. Box 23626
Federal Way, WA 98093



To RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact
Matt Perry at (253) 572-6125 or mattperry83@ gmail.com

Paid for and authorized by the
Adam Smith For Congress Committee
PO Box 23626
Federal Way, WA , 98093.


Please join Adam and his family for the Annual Wine and Cheese Party


9th Annual Adam Smith House Party
Wednesday, August 29th, 2006

6:00 8:00 PM
The Smith Residence
1822 Mariner Circle NE
Tacoma , WA 98422


Donations greatly appreciated.
Please make checks payable to "Adam Smith for Congress"
Please RSVP to Matt Perry at (253) 572-6125 or mattperry83 {at} gmail.com



Paid for and authorized by the
Adam Smith For Congress Committee
PO Box 23626
Federal Way, WA , 98093.




9th Annual Adam Smith House Party
Wednesday, August 29th, 2006
6:00-8:00 PM
Held at the home of Congressman Adam Smith
1822 Mariner Circle NE, Tacoma , WA 98422



DIRECTIONS:

o Take I-5 North or South to Exit 137 ( 54th Street / Fife Exit)
o Turn right onto 54th Street
o At the third light, turn right onto Marine View Drive
o You will be driving along the Port of Tacoma
o At the first light, turn right onto Norpoint Way
o You will be climbing a hill. When you reach a "light house," turn left into the Point Woodworth neighborhood
o When you enter the neighborhood, turn left onto Point Woodworth Drive NE
o At the first right, turn right onto Mariner Circle NE
o Adam's home is on the left at 1822 Mariner Circle NE
o Look for the Adam Smith signs
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-03-07 03:34 AM
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145. July events in Federal Way and South King County
1. Would anyone be interested in standing somewhere near the entrance to Celebration Park (or even at our usual intersection) with our anti-war/Restore Democracy/Unhappy Birthday, Dear USA/Honk To Impeach/ messages to greet the crowd heading towards the fireworks show? If so, please let me know asap. If we have enough people responding in the affirmative, I'll let you know equally asap. We have plenty of flags available to punctuate our messages. The fireworks display will be held on the fourth at 10:15 PM. We would be out there beginning at 9 PM.

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. -Theodore Roosevelt (1918)


2. The new movie theatre at the Federal Way Commons has its Grand Opening on the July 3rd. Michael Moore's Sicko is scheduled to play there. Please verify this information at Cinemark.com before going or by calling 800.FANDANGO, Exp. Code 995.



3. A. Southend Neighbors For Peace and Justice has been holding vigils in Burien at the northwest corner of the 1st Avenue South and S.148th Street (under the "Welcome To Burien" arch) intersection every time the death toll in Iraq crosses the 100 U.S. soldier benchmark. Sadly, we are coming upon the 3600th death. The exact time and day of the vigil will be posted on the FederalWayMatters.org site with each benchmark. Everyone is welcome to join them.
B. Our dear neighbors to the north will also be marching in Burien's Fourth of July Parade. They have invited other peace activists/groups to walk with them. Their message will be very pro-peace (i.e. anti-Bush and anti-war signs would not be appropriate for this particular event). They have already made signs and will be handing out leaflets (see attached) with lots of great tips and links for being an active citizen and staying informed. The group will assemble at 2 PM on the 4th in Burien, the exact location has yet to be determined. You can email Rebecca at rdare2@yahoo.com to be included in their parade updates.

4. There are now 11 co-sponsors of the House bill to impeach Vice President Cheney! If this is something that you dream about 24 hours a day (along with the impeachment of Bush et al), then please visit the FW site for people you can contact and things you can do to help turn this dream into a reality.

5. The Domestic Partnership law will go into effect on July 22nd. It's a great, but tiny, step forward. Far too many inequities still exist between marriage and domestic partnership. One of inequities is the fact that it is not possible for gay couples to apply for permanent resident status if one member of the permanent partnership is a citizen or legal resident of the United States. In other words, if an American citizen or legal resident marries someone of a different nationality and the couple is heterosexual, then permanent resident status and even citizenship will be granted to the non-American spouse. Since homosexual couples cannot marry or the marriage is not recognized by the U.S. government, homosexual couples may have to move elsewhere if they wish to remain together since no legal status will be granted to the non-American partner. Recently bills have been introduced in Congress ( S 1328 and H.R.2221) that will eliminate this discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents. Please call your senators and ask them to support this legislation. Thank Representative Smith for already being a co-sponsor of this bill.

6. Upcoming Movie and Speaker!

Why We Fight
Sunday, July 8th
5:00 PM
Federal Way Regional Library
34200 1st Way South in Federal Way

Eugene Jarecki's Why We Fight, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a "Who's Who" of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle, and others, Why We Fight launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of The American Empire. -from the Sony Classics website
Running time: 99 minutes

Following the film, the audience is invited to stay and learn more about the war in Iraq from someone with firsthand experience. A local veteran, Benjamin Marx, will also facilitate a discussion about the film and the war.
"Benjamin Marx is a former U.S. Army officer and veteran of two combat tours to Iraq and the Global War on Terror. During his final assignment he commanded a convoy security company providing armed security escort within Iraq's Sunni Triangle to soldiers and civilian contractors of the Coalition Forces. His unit conducted hundreds of combat missions, covering thousands of miles on the roads of Iraq. He is a native of Bellingham, WA and attended Seattle University prior to accepting a commission in the U.S. Army."

For more information, please visit www.FederalWayMatters.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-04-07 04:23 AM
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146. Seattle July 4th public reading of the Declaration of Independence, et. al
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN A COMMEMORATION OF THE DOCUMENTS THAT SUPPORT OUR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

When: Wed, the Fourth of July, Noon to 4PM
What: Reading the following documents sequentially and continuously

The Declaration of Independence
The Preamble
The US Constitution
All Amendments and Articles including the Bill of Rights

Where: Federal Building plaza on 2nd Ave, between Marion and Madison
Who: For all persons who consider themselves We, the People

Why: To honor and respect the foundations of our government
LEST WE FORGET
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-04-07 04:25 AM
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147. Renton 7/20--City Council kickoff party
The 11th District Democrats' own PCO Shirley Gaunt-Smith is running for Renton City Council - Position 3. An invitation to her campaign kickoff on Friday July 20th is attached. Please support her candidacy!



When: Friday, July 20, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Carpenter's Hall - Renton
231 Burnett Avenue North

Good Food - Refreshments - Music

Come and meet this candidate!
Donations graciously accepted.

For Addional Information:
P.O. Box 4186
Renton, WA 98057
425.228.8763
guantsmith {at} comcast. net
http://www.politica lgateway. com/cand. php?id=612



Paid for by Shirley Gaunt-Smith for Renton City Council Committee
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-04-07 09:26 PM
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149. Kirkland 7/7 fundraiser for Jim McDermott
YOU ARE INVITED!!
CONGRESSMAN JIM MCDERMOTT HAS REPRESENTED US WITH INTEGRITY NOW ITS OUR TURN TO OFFER OUR SUPPORT FOR JIM AND FREEDOM!!

Please join us to meet with Jim, share a delicious brunch and give Jim our backing in his ongoing legal battle for freedom of information!

Saturday, July 7, 2007
9 11 AM
104 - 7th Avenue
Kirkland, Washington 98033


RSVP to Bob & Gerri Haynes
iggydog {at} aol.com or 425.822.5990


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 12:29 AM
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150. Support Boomtown Cafe in Seattle, July and August
A delicious way to sample Seattle's great restaurant scene while supporting Boomtown Cafe!

Make your reservations today, seats will go fast. Email reservations@boomtowncafe.org or call 206-625-2989.

July 14, 2007

Fiesta Latina, 6:00-10:00pm, $50/person (includes wine)
Patricia Santivanez, longtime friend of Boomtown Cafe, is hosting a Latin Casa and Garden party in Bellevue at a private residence. Don't miss this FUN summer evening of tasting, drinking and dancing to everything Latin. Minimum Donation $50/person, includes a Latin feast, Spanish wines and Latin Music. Address given upon reservation. Open to 100 people, reserve your spot today to enjoy this menu:

Chile Poblano and Goat Cheese Empanadas

Causa

Ceviche

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Prunes

Chicha Morada

Latin Meats, fresh off the Grill


July 31, 2007

Mike Valle, 6:00 or 7:00pm, $30/person

Mike has global experience in the kitchen and is currently an executive chef for a local prominent family. He has cooked for presidents, world leaders and dignitaries and is now preparing a great summer meal for Boomtown Cafe. Come experience his talents at the Millionair Club Charity for only $30/person. We will have two seatings at 6:00pm and 7:00pm Join us to see where Boomtown has been serving the public since October. We have family-style seating or tables for parties of 6 or 8. Make your reservation today, and get ready for Mike's wonderful Salmon and desserts from a local bakery.
Mike Valle's Evening for Boomtown Menu will posted on the website soon.


August 23, 2007

Beer, Wine and Boomtown, $30/person

Taste your local favorites or find new ones. Beer and Wine tasting from over 20 different breweries and wineries. You can also enjoy the fabulous works of the True collection, the current exhibition of works at the Henry Art Gallery. You won't want to miss it. Food from a local restaurant will be provided in the cost.
http://www.henryart.org/ex/mouthopen.html
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-07 10:51 PM
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151. Seattle Impeachment Meeting 7/12
Come & hear a compelling picture of the danger posed by the Bush regime, why Bush must & can be driven out out of office before 2008, and get organized to make that happen!

When: Thursday July 12, 2007
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00PM
Where: University Heights Community Center
5031 University Way NE Room #106Seattle WA 98105

Speakers to include:

Eric Oemig, Washington State Senator, 45th Legislative District
Linda Boyd, coordinator, Washington for Impeachment
Sasha Cousineau, coordinator, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Maggie Lawless, regional coordinator, World Can't Wait Drive Out the Bush Regime
Judith Shattuck, Washington State coordinator, Progressive Democrats of America

Hear expert testimony on the crimes of the Bush Regime!

Forward this to everyone you know who so deseperately want to see The Bush Regime stopped!

Call Brianna at 253 226 6498 for more information...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-07 10:55 PM
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152. Seattle SiCKO panel discussion 7/18
Panel Discussion on Health Care: From "Sicko" To Sanity : Doctors, Nurses, Caregivers and Activists Unite for Universal Health Care

Wed. July 18, 7 PM Seattle Central Community College, room 3202

Contact: Jesse Hagopian,jesse_hagopian@yahoo.com, 206-962-1685

Filmmaker Michael Moore's latest work, "Sicko" is opening up a debate across the country about the Health Care Crisis facing America . Seattle Area Doctors,Nurses, Healthcare workers and activists are joining forces to facilitate a panel discussion about how we can be part of a movement for a national healthcare plan that gives everyone the quality care they deserve. Please join the panelists for alively discussion on this important issue!

Featured Panelists: John P. Geyman, MD is professor emeritus of Family Medicine at the UW School of Medicine in Seattle . He is Author of "Falling Through the Safety Net" and " The Corporate Transformation of Health Care" and was founding editor of "The Journal of Family Practice". He also serves on the board of Physicians for a National Health Program Aaron Katz, CPH teaches health policy in the School of Public Health at the U.W., where he headed the Health Policy Analysis Program from 1988 thorugh 2003. He is editor in chief of "Northwest Public Health". Aaron received American Public Health Association's Award for Excellence in 2006 and the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2004.

Stacie Addison, RN graduated with a BA in Nursing from the University of Colorado in 1975. For the last 32 years, she has dedicated herself to providing quality healthcare--working with such diverse populations as rural migrant workers to the PolyClinic in Seattle 's Capitol Hill .

Sarah Wilhelm, MPH serves on the Board of the Community Abortion Information and Resource (CAIR) Project, a social service organization dedicated to removing barriers to abortion access, through providing financial assistance, information and referrals. Sarah also works developing training materials on HIV/AIDS care and treatment for health care workers in developing countries.

Kate Johnson, NAC is a home healthcare worker for Swedish Hospital, a union member in SEIU 1199 and an activist in the International Socialist Organization. Johnson's experience with grassroots organizing provides a model for how increasing numbers of people can build a movement for a single payer healthcare plan.

Sponsored by: The CAIR Project, The Green Party of Seattle. The International Socialist Organization
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-10-07 01:26 AM
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153. Seattle: Justice Works yard sale 7/14-7/15
COME SUPPORT JUSTICE WORKS! YARD SALES

8am 6pm Saturday, July 14th and
8am 6pm Sunday, July 15th

At:
Justice Works! Headquarters
1117 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Seattle, 98122

By:
Coming to shop
Sending your friends to shop
Donating gently used items to sell
Helping run the yard sales

HAPPY SUMMER!

Contact Lea Zengage. lzengage {at} northwest.net
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 02:44 AM
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171. And if you missed that one--
COME SUPPORT JUSTICE WORKS! YARD SALES
On:8am 6pm Saturday, July 28th and
8am 6pm Sunday, July 29th

At: Justice Works! Headquarters
1117 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Seattle, 98122

By:
Coming to shop
Sending your friends to shop
Donating gently used items to sell
Helping run the yard sales
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-10-07 01:47 AM
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154. Seattle--Free movie (Commander N Thief) 7/24
Commander N Thief
Free Admission! (And Popcorn)

This documentary tells the story of the means used in Ohio and across the nation to steal the 2004 presidential election. From a nationwide campaign to disenfranchise American citizens from targeted minority groups, including African American soldiers serving in Iraq: to the 2,600,780 votes cast for president but never counted, ; to forensic evidence in Ohio of ballot switching in selected precincts and of pre-punched ballots used to invalidate legitimate votes in specific urban precincts; to the shifting of as many as five million votes nationally, subtracting five million votes in the officially reported result; the outcome of this series of sickening schemes is that the wrong candidate was sworn in as President of the United States. The evidence presented here should be seen as a warning that our democracy is now in peril and that ordinary citizens must act forcefully to restore honesty, transparency and verifiability to the American electoral system.

A gripping commentary by the mercenaries that work for these corporations and how they feel about their part.

This is the forth of regular film screenings sponsored by the 46th District Democrats.


What: Commander in Thief: The War Profiteers
When: Tuesday, July 24th , 2007, 7:00 PM
Where: Olympic View Church Social Hall
426 NE 95th St
Seattle WA 98115
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-10-07 08:11 PM
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155. BEERstille day in Seattle 7/14
Beerstille Day is this Saturday, July 14!

Celebrate at the PNA Summer Beer Taste 3-6pm in the lower parking lot.

Advance tickets cost $20 for members and $25 for the general public. Designated driver tickets are $10.

For the brewer line-up and to purchase tickets online, go to http://www.phinneycenter.org/events/beer_summer.shtml .

To volunteer, email Chardell {at} phinneycenter.org.



Chardell Paine
Special Events & Membership Director
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle , WA 98103
(206)783-2244 www.phinneycenter.org
Become a member today!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-10-07 09:53 PM
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156. Seattle: documentary about Cuban health care 7/12
Edited on Tue Jul-10-07 09:54 PM by eridani
Health Care in Cuba--Universal & Free
Salud will be shown at a potluck evening on
Thursday, July 12th at 7pm (potluck @ 6) 8923 2nd Ave N.E.

In the excellent movie, SICKO, Michael Moore examines the failures of the for profit health care system in the United States and he gives a glimpse of the health care system in Cuba.

Now you have an opportunity to see a full documentary about the entire health care system in Cuba in all of its complexity. It's utilization of alternative medical practices as well as the latest techniques of Western medicine. And it looks at the absolutely free medical training facilities there, the neighborhood health maintenance practice. The export of thousands of doctors to poor Third World countries all over the world and the long establishment of a completely free Medical School for poor scholars from around the world, including some from the United States, who earn a medical degree on the condition that they return to their home country and minister to under served populations.

Salud looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls one of the world's best health systems.. From the shores of Africa to the Americas, Salud hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba -- now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health and the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone's birth right.

Salud will be shown at a potluck evening on Thursday, July 12th at 7pm(potluck @ 6) 8923 2nd Ave N.E.

Bring the dish of your choice. There will be vegetarian black beans and meaty chili as main dishes. A collection will be taken to support the 18th annual Friendshipment of material aid to Cuba and visitors who defy the blockade and travel ban to protest these unconstitutional and immoral and senseless restrictions which hurt us as well as the people of Cuba. For more information, call 206 523-1720.


Connie Field is a recipient of the John Grierson Award as most outstanding social documentarian, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the founder and president of Clarity Films (www.clarityfilms.org ). Her most recent endeavor, Have You Heard From Johannesburg? (2006), a documentary series on the global effort to end Apartheid in South Africa, was awarded Best Documentary Feature by the
National Film Board of Canada at the 2006 Vancouver Film Festival.

In solidarity,
Thomas W. Warner (secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee - a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle)
8923 2nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA, 98115
206 523-1720
warner {at} scn.org
http:www.seattlecuba.net
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 02:53 AM
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157. Pro-Choice Karaoke Party--Seattle 7/24
Join us at "Pro-Choice Pop Star," an evening of cocktails, local musical talent, and a karaoke contest in support of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.

July 24, 6:00-8:00pm
Mainstage Comedy and Music Club (315 1st Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 - in Queen Anne near Key Arena).

Get your tickets now!

Amazing special performances by
Felicia Loud
Cristina Orb
okanomod aka SoulChilde

Master of Ceremonies and comic relief
Travis Simmons

DJ
Karaoke Steve

Celebrity karaoke contest judges
Darcy Burner
Stephanie Pure

Tickets
$20 General Admission
Standing room tickets.

$40 VIP Admission
Table seating with an up-close and personal view of the karaoke competition and our fantastic performers. LIMITED number available!

Buy your tickets now!

The Karaoke Contest

Anybody who attends the event can enter their name in the drawing for the chance to be one of 10 karaoke contestants. Prizes will be given to the top performers in the following three categories:

Best Technical Performance - Got pipes? This award goes to the best karaoke singer.

Best Creative Performance - So you're not much of a songbird...that's ok! This prize goes to the karaoke performer with the most charisma and the ability to move the crowd.

Best Pro-Choice Take on a Song - "Papa Don't Preach! I'm singin' karaoke!" This prize goes to the karaoke contestant who can find the pro-choice message in their pop song.

...but only ONE person will be crowned Washington's Pro-Choice Pop Star!!!

The Karaoke Contest Prizes

The Big Picture Seattle - One movie and martini gift certificate

Napolitano Day Spa Salon - One hot stone massage gift certificate

Chocolati Cafe - Two one pound boxes of truffles
Mainstage Music and Comedy Club Three pairs of tickets to upcoming comedy shows

*Please note, this is not an all-ages event, you must be 21 or older to attend*

For further information please contact Sasha Cousineau at (206) 624-1990 or sashacousineau {at} prochoicewashington.org.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 02:57 AM
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158. Free Parliamentary Workshops in West Seattle; 9/22 and 10/27
Saturdays: Sept. 22 and Oct. 27, 2007, 10:30 a.m. to noon -- Details at www.PointOfOrder. org.

Meeting Tip 22--Efficient Meetings

Tips to help make meetings efficient:

1. Start on time.
2. Have a detailed agenda listing all items of business known in advance, with wording of motions if known.
3. Set time limits for reports.
4. Ask officers and committee chairmen in advance if they have a report and if it includes any recommendations or motions.
5. Require all main motions and non-trivial secondary motions to be in writing.
6. Refer any time-consuming, delayable motions to a committee to perfect.
7. Limit debate to 2 or 3 minutes per speech and/or the total debate time per motion to __ minutes (requires a 2/3 vote).
8. Keep debate germane (relevant) and non-redundant.
9. Disallow (or closely limit) discussion when no motion has been made.
10. Use unanimous consent if no one speaks against a motion in debate. ("Is there any objection to the adoption of the motion? Since there is no objection the motion is adopted.")

11. Use voting cards instead of a rising (standing) vote, and don't count votes unless a visual (rising, or voting card) vote is questionable.

Meeting Myth

Myth: When a meeting is a little "too" efficient and the assembly adopts a motion hastily that later is thought to be unwise, once adopted it is too late to do anything about it.

Fact: The motions to Reconsider, Rescind and Amend Something Previously Adopted can often be used to remedy motions adopted too hastily. See Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised for rules on when and how these are applicable.


Meeting Tips and Myths are based on the cited references. The rules, bylaws and/or statutes governing your organization may supersede the rules described above. Meeting Tips and Myths are written by Paul McClintock, PRP, and are presented as a public service by the Point of Order Parliamentary Law Unit, which meets monthly for parliamentary study on the 4th Saturday in Seattle, Washington. Website: www.PointOfOrder. org. Email: info

Request a complimentary copy of archived Tips at http://tips.PointOfOrder.org .

To receive our complimentary "Meeting Procedures Reference Sheet" based on the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, email us at refsheet {at} PointOfOrder. org and we will gladly email it to you.

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-13-07 05:18 AM
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159. Le Tour de Fat; Seattle 8/11
Le Tour de Fat is Back - August Fun!!

Grab your bike and slip into your alter-ego because New Belgium's philanthropic cycling circus Tour de Fat is coming back to Seattle! Costumes and decorated bikes reign supreme as the participants come for a casual ride, good music and entertainment, then stay, of course, for the beer (more about event activities further below). Amid the hoopla, Tour de Fat also raises money for the Bicycle Alliance and Bike Works. Admission to the Tour de Fat is free. Tell your friends, mark your calendar, and design your costume.

When: Saturday, August 11, 2007
Where: Fremont - at the corner of N 35th St & Phinney (2 blocks west of Interurban statue and one block north)

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS For the Following Shifts and Fun Assignments (must be at least 21 y.o.):

7:30am - 10:30am Event set up (12 volunteers needed)
10:30am - 1:00pm Training, sell tickets, check ID, put on wristbands, pour beer, sell merchandise (14 needed)
1:00pm - 3:30pm 3:30pm - 6:00pm More shifts continue same work as above (14 needed)
6:00pm - 7:30pm Tear down event (12 needed)

Please join in to help support the Bike Alliance and Bike Works by signing up for a shift. If interested, please contact King Cushman at: k-kcushman@comcast.net If you have a specific shift preference or assignment, please advise us. Please be sure to include your preferred email contact and a phone number if we need to get in touch.

More about the Tour de Fat's activities and entertainment -

Parade and Costume Ride 11am - 12 noon, benefitting Bike Works

Beer Garden open with musical acts 12 noon - 6:00 pm, benefitting Bicycle Alliance of Washington

Sustainable Support: Sustainable Seattle (www.sustainableseattle.org ). Fat Tire recycles all waste products.

Performances by:
- March Fourth Marching Band (www.marchfourthmarchingband.com /)
- The Yard Dogs Road Show (www.eddyjoecotton.com/yarddogs.html )
- Circus Contraption (www.circuscontraption.com )
- The Reals (www.thereals.net )
- The Sprockettes (www.thesprockettes.org )

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-13-07 05:19 AM
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160. Crimmigration: People, Security and Resistance: Seattle 7/18
Join the Conversation!

July 18, 2007
6:30-8:30 p.m.
New Freeway Hall
5018 Rainier Ave. S

Panelists:
Shankar Narayan, Policy Director, Hate Free Zone
Maria Rivera, Immigration Activist
Maru Villalpando, Community Organizer, Washington CAN!

Moderator:
Serena Maurer, Ph.D., Lecturer, University of Washington Women Studies Department

The University of Washington Women Studies Department, in partnership with Hate Free Zone and Washington CAN!, is offering a panel discussion about the ways in which U.S. immigrants are being characterized and treated as criminals. The purpose of the discussion is to highlight the perspectives and stories that tend to get left out of contemporary debates on immigration. The panelists will provide an overview of contemporary immigration policies and practices and explain their effects on immigrants lives.

The event offers people working across a broad range of sectors--including the law, journalism, social work, policy, education and business--an opportunity to learn from academic, non-profit and ac tivist experience, research and work with immigrants. The panelists will situate immigration to the United States and contemporary responses to it in the context of deepening global economic and political integration.

Our discussion will include attention to historical and contemporary federal, state and local immigration legislation, anxieties about immigration and cultural change, and detention and deportation, with a focus on the ways ideologies of race, class, gender, and heterosexuality shape these aspects of immigration. University of Washington undergraduate students who have been studying immigration will also discuss their own research and perspectives on immigration.

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-14-07 12:23 AM
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161. Human Rights Vigil in Tacoma 7/14
REMINDER - Today and tomorrow

Friday and Saturday July 13th and 14th - 24 hr. Vigil from 6pm today to 6pm tomorrow

24 hr. Vigil for Human Rights - Organizing for Community Security in the I.C.E. Age
Northwest Detention Center
1623 East J. Street Tacoma, WA 98421
STOP THE RAIDS * KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER * EFFECTIVE AND
HUMANE IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION * NO GUESTWORKER
PROGRAM * DUE PROCESS AND WORKERS RIGHTS FOR ALL *
NO PRIVATE PROFIT OFF BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

Join Community to Community Development, Church Council of Greater Seattle, Hate Free Zone and Washington CAN for the next 24 hours for a peaceful vigil at the privately-run Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) continues to terrorize and break apart families in our communities and our Congressional leaders use immigrant workers as political footballs, we need to come together for human rights and community security at home. Come with signs and coffee and baked goods for families visiting their detained relatives inside. Stay and learn how to get involved with the growing immigrant rights network in the region! For more info and carpooling call (360)738-0893 , (360) 927-9765 or email decomunidad {at} qwest.net
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:06 AM
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162. Demostration at Bellingham Herald 7/17
Bellingham MoveOn/Operation Democracy..Tuesday the 17th @ 5pm we are sponsoring one of our Rapid Response events in the form of a fillibuster. We are gathering in front of the Bellingham Herald, the McClatchy of the NorthWest. There will be a small soundsystem and mics. So we invite all comers and hope for some bodies. Poetry, Military Iraq Experiences, anything to keep the momemtum, will be the subject matter. I just returned from a 12 day train trip to my home town of Lovelock Nevada, so I am not up on a lot of detail. Please let your people know...Thanks....La Vola

For more info contact.macello {at} telebyte.com
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:09 AM
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163. Domestic parner forums around the state
Attend A Forum On WA States Domestic Partner Law

Come learn about the rights and benefits associated with WA States new domestic partner law.
To RSVP and to find the forum near you see below!

Our experts will help you learn:
►How to register
►What protections are included in the registry
►Reasons why you may or may not want to register
►How to be engaged in the quest for full equality

There will be several attorneys presenting information about the DP law to help you become informed regarding the new law. There will also be time for questions and answers from our panel of experts. Don't miss this opportunity!

Domestic Partner Forums

Seattle
Wednesday July 18th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by the Pride Foundation

The Seattle Public Library

Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room

1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle
Currently reservations are full. You can be wait listed by contacting

the Pride Foundation 206-323-3318 or migee {at} pridefoudnation.org

Tacoma
Thursday July 19th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted By: The Rainbow Center

741 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma
Please RSVP by clicking here or call ERW at 206-324-2570 and by email at nriding {at} equalrightswashington.org

Spokane
Tuesday July 24th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Hosted By: The Inland NW LGBT Center

Shadle Library 2111 West Wellesley, Spokane

Please RSVP by clicking here or call ERW at 206-324-2570 and by email at nriding{at} equalrightswashington.org

Vancouver
Thursday July 26th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Hosted By: YWCA Clark County 3609 Main St, Vancouver
Please RSVP by calling ERW at 206-324-2570 or email nriding {at} equalrightswashington.org

Yakima
Satuday July 28th, 3:00pm

Sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
5010 Terrace Heights Dr. Yakima

Domestic Partner Brochure - To learn more about the new domestic partner law please download the brochure "The Legal Rights of Domestic Partners in Washington State" by clicking here or going to http://www.equalrightswashington.org/pdfs/dpbrochure.pd...

Domestic Partner Survey - If you are a same-sex couple or an unmarried heterosexual couple where at least one partner is over the age of 62 we ask that you completete a survey. ERW and allies have created this survey to help the public understand the new law and the importance of the continuing struggle for marriage equality . This survey will help us answer many requests we are getting from the media. We'll also share the results with legislators as they continue to add protections to the registry while we work to secure full marriage equality. We will not share your personal information with anyone unless you give us specific permission.

If you are a same-sex couple or an unmarried heterosexual couple where at least one partner is over the age of 62 please take the survey by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=1x_2fClAZdgIw1Sx5...

Thank the Governor for Signing the Domestic Partner Bill - Our legislators and Governor need to know we appreciate all the hard work they have done on our behalf. Please take a few moments to tell the Governor and legislators thank you for passing the Domestic Partner Bill. You can do so by going here.

Thanks!

ERW Action Team
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 06:07 AM
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164. Clean elections meet-up 7/19 in Seattle
Hi Folks,

Please invite any interested friends ...

Our first SEATTLE MEET-UP of Washclean advocates will be:
THURSDAY, July 19th, 6:30 PM.
Piecora's Pizza, 1401 E. Madison (at 14th, near Seattle U, Seattle.

Please RSVP at the following link (and for full details):
http://cfr.meetup.com/39/calendar/6024809 /
We'll pre-order pizza and salad.

We hope to begin regular meet-ups in all local areas - with best days,
times and locations to be decided.

- Craig Salins
Executive Director
WA Public Campaigns
craig {at} washclean.org
206-784-9695
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 08:16 PM
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165. Vashon Dems to view and discuss the Moyers impeachment program 7/21
PLEASE forward this message far and wide to those individuals and groups that you feel would be interested in this topic. Note that Vashon Democratic Club business will be handled prior to the Impeachment Forum, so if you only want to come for the forum, please do so. ALL ARE WELCOME!
==========

With all the rancor, myths, and misinformation swirling about regarding impeachment of elected officials, it was refreshing to watch a calm, reasoned, and yet passionate discussion of the topic on last Friday's Bill Moyers Journal on PBS. Moyers had both conservative and liberal individuals in the discussion. What was interesting to me was that these political labels mattered less than the respect shown for the US Constitution and the principles upon which our country was founded.

This Saturday, July 21, you are invited to watch the Bill Moyers Journal program and engage in followup discussion to be further educated about the issue and what relevant actions you can take. Join us at 6:00 at the Land Trust building for our potluck and Democratic Club discussion, or come at 6:30 when the Impeachment Forum will begin.

I spoke with two Democratic Club members whose opinions on impeachment were somewhat fuzzy and undecided prior to watching this program. Each of them said that as a result of watching the program, they understood that investigation of Bush/Cheney that could lead to impeachment was necessary, NOT for political reasons, but because Bush/Cheney have done so much to turn our great country away from democracy and toward monarchy/dictatorship. We cannot "just hold on," "just wait until January 2009," and do nothing to hold Bush/Cheney accountable for their actions. Bush/Cheney have so upset the delicate balance between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches that they must be held accountable NOW. To do otherwise, to "just wait" until January 2009, will result in a precedent being set that will enable the next administration, regardless of party, to have the same secretive, dictatorial powers that Bush/Cheney have wrapped themselves in.

Even if you've already seen the Moyers program, please come join us anyway. There are a lot of myths floating around about impeachment, things like, "We have to impeach Cheney first!"..."No, Bush first"..."No, both at the same time"..."Pelosi will never do this because she's next in succession after Cheney"...and so on. A moderate amount of Internet research has yielded good answers to these seemingly baffling questions, and it would be good for your Political Wonkiness Rating :-) (and civic responsibility) to come and learn answers/opinions to these and other questions.

In addition to the video and discussion, you will also have an opportunity to learn about H.Res.333, "Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors." This resolution, introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, was cosponsored by our Rep. Jim McDermott just seven days ago (7/10). Come and sign a "thank-you" card to Rep. McDermott!

Last (and probably least), all attendees will receive their very own ImpeachMINT!

==========
PLEASE REMEMBER: Forward this message far and wide to those individuals and groups that you feel would be interested in this topic.
==========

Watch Moyers' introduction to the topic of impeachment here:
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07132007/watch.html
Watch (and find a transcript of) his interview of Fein and Nichols here:
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07132007/profile.html


Roger Fulton
President and Publicity Coordinator, Vashon Democratic Club
206-669-9459
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 02:00 AM
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166. More summer bike rides--statewide
It's full on summer and we at the Bicycle Alliance hope you've been riding your bike often! These upcoming organized bike rides and events support our advocacy efforts, so we hope you participate in one or more of them. Ride safely!

July 29 Tour de Kitsap. Hosted by West Sound Cycling Club. Two start locations: Bremerton Ferry Terminal and Silverdale. www.westsoundcycling.com

August 4-6 Courage Classic. Hosted by Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. Pedal over 3 passes on this fully supported ride. www.courageclassic.com

August 11 Tour de Fat. New Belgium Brewery's philanthropic event is at the corner of N 35th & Phinney in Seattle, and benefits the Bicycle Alliance and Bike Works. www.newbelgium.com/vibe_tourdefat_seattle_07.php Go to www.bicyclealliance.org to check out volunteer opportunities.

August 12 TRYBR (Tenino Rainier Yelm Bucoda Rally). Hosted by Capital Bicycle Club. Pedal scenic, low traffic roads in Thurston and Lewis Counties. www.capitalbicycleclub.org

August 25-26 RAPSody (Ride Around Puget Sound). A challenging 2-day ride hosted by five bike clubs (BIKES of Snohomish County, Capital Bicycle Club, Seattle Bicycle Club, Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club and West Sound Cycling Club). Start/end in Tacoma. One-day option for the entire course on August 25. All proceeds benefit Bicycle Alliance of Washington. www.rapsodybikeride.com
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-07 01:47 AM
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167. Burien 7/24--demonstration against demolition of affordable housing.
Service of Lamentation Set for Monday, July 23, 4:00 p.m. at Lora Lake Apartment
Church Council of Greater Seattle - July 19, 2007

The entire community is invited to a Service of Lamentation on Monday, July 23, 4:00 p.m . at the Lora Lake Apartments in Burien. The service will provide an opportunity for sharing of interfaith prayers, hymns, and scripture readings to lament the impending destruction of 162 units of affordable housing by the Port of Seattle and City of Burien. Following the service, some members of the planning group have expressed a desire to participate in a "ceremonial trespass" at the site, designed to bring attention to the destruction of a $30 million housing project while 8,000 King County residents are homeless each night.

As of press time, 9 members of SHARE, a housing advocacy group run by local homeless citizens, are being detained in King County jail following arrests at the Lora Lake facility this morning. City of Burien and Port of Seattle police turned out in force, with over a dozen squad cars, to evict 12 SHARE members who had taken up residence in a vacant apartment. Police broke down an apartment door and led the homeless men and women to waiting cars and then to the King County jail. Click here to read a brief article about the incident in the Seattle Times and here for an article in the Seattle P-I. We urge community-wide prayers
All religious leaders and community participants are invited to gather at the Lora Lake site (click here for directions) beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Monday. Religious leaders are invited to wear liturgical garb and bring a prayer, song, scripture passage, or brief meditation to share. The service will be a solemn service of reflection and contemplation, focusing on the tragic implications of governmental and communal insensitivity to the needs of homeless people in our community.

Church Council director, the Rev. Sandy Brown, noted that, "We are so pleased with the many community leaders -- Ron Sims, Greg Nickels, Gov. Gregoire and others -- who have stepped forward on behalf of the Lora Lake Apartments. We are devastated that two governmental entities - the Port of Seattle and the City of Burien -- are indifferent to the need to house the homeless and are destroying a $30 million community housing resource." Brown noted that both the Seattle Times and Post-Intelligencer editorial boards have also advocated for preservation of the units.
Please stay tuned to the Action Alert for more information about the "Service of Lamentation. " And please forward this e-mail to people you think might also want to participate.

info {at} thechurchcouncil.org
206-525-1213 4 Nickerson #300, Seattle WA 98109

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/324187_loralakeed...
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003796...
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/324207_affordable19...
http://www.komotv.com/features/kenschram/8608062.html

Many groups and people are fighting hard to keep this high quality affordable housing from being destroyed. I've heard that legal action is forthcoming and I'll let you know more about that when I know more.

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 02:26 AM
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168. Seattle--NW Energy Coalition event 8/7
Sierra Club *** Environment Washington *** NW Energy Coalition

If you are to do just one thing this summer to support Washington State global warming solutions, this is it:

Tuesday, August 7th
Seattle Convention Center
Gov. Gregoire's Climate Advisory Team (CAT) Public Meeting

We know it's in the middle of the work week, but this is one public meeting that needs your presence and we're building activities around it to make your trip downtown worth every minute.


Here's the line up:

8 AM-5 PM Climate Advisory Teams public meeting: priority recommendations for WA to reduce carbon emissions will be decided.

8 AM-5 PM Climate Action Community Room: we will provide info for the public on our Cool State clean energy solutions that will help bring WA to an 80% carbon reduction by 2050. We'll be collecting your written, video, and photo comments here! Learn how to a write letter to your local paper. Enjoy tasty snacks!

NOONMedia Rally! We will fill the room with clean energy and smart transportation solutions supporters. Environment Washington and the Sierra Club will deliver tens of thousands of public comments that will encourage the Governor and CAT to commit to strong goals and standards that will protect our climate and communities for future generations.

4 PMPublic Comment Period: Opportunity to give oral testimony to the Climate Advisory Team. Time is limited, but filling the room with people wearing our "clean energy supporter" badges will set the tone for the CAT members!


Be part of the solution.
Demand the strongest climate protection standards for Washington State and for our future.
Tuesday, August 7th.

For more information or to let us know how you are able to participate, contact the Sierra Club at 206.378.0114 x306 or reply to this email (James.Irwin@sierraclub.org ).

For more information on the Governor's Climate Advisory Team's process and clean energy solutions, check out our websites:
http://www.cascade.sierraclub.org /
http://www.environmentwashington.org /
http://www.nwenergy.org /

Click here <http://www.wsctc.com/about_us/directions_parking.aspx > for directions to the Seattle Convention Center or take the bus! Use Metro's Trip Planner <http://tripplanner.metrokc.gov/cgi-bin/itin_page.pl?res... > to determine the best route by public transit.


The Sierra Club Cascade Chapter's Cool State Campaign is working to ensure that Washington commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. By making smart energy and transportation choices, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase mobility choices, save money for people and for government, reduce air and water pollution, and improve the health of our citizens and our communities. In doing this, we will create the foundation for a more prosperous, humane and equitable Washington. The Sierra Club's Cool State Campaign focuses on action by individuals, businesses and government at all levels. We encourage cities to sign and implement the Mayor's Climate Protection Initiative. We expect our Governor and Legislature to commit to firm greenhouse gas reduction targets and specific actions. And we are working to reform regional transportation policy to shift from the failed auto-centric policies of the past to proven strategies that provide clean affordable mobility to all citizens.




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James Irwin
Conservation Program Coordinator
Sierra Club Cascade Chapter
180 Nickerson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98109
206.378.0114 x 320
cell: 206.930.7704
www.cascade.sierraclub.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 02:26 AM
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169. Seattle: Impeachment rally 7/27

2008 is too late!

Over the past seven years the Bush White House has given itself the right to invade countries that pose no threat to us, to carry out indefinite detentions and abrogate habeas corpus, to torture people, to spy on tens of millions of Americans without warrant, and when caught, brazenly declare that they will continue to do so, to use hundreds of signing statements to declare itself above the law and above scrutiny, to trample civil liberties, to deny the dire threat of global warming, to suppress science, and on and on and on.

Democrats, Republican or Green, NONE of the futures we envision are a part of where society is headed....


Wear Orange to declare yourself against the Bush Regime! Speak out against torture!

Wear Orange Against the WAR!

Wear Orange against the continued erosion of our constitution!


Join us in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood on THIS Friday!
Date: July 27th 6-9pm
Location: Seattle Central Community College ( Entrance Courtyard On Broadway)
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-25-07 02:31 AM
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170. Backbone Campaign musical fundraiser: Seattle 7/28
Seattle Music-Performance Extravaganza - JULY 28, 8 PM
Proceeds Benefit the Backbone Campaign
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Performers include: Chris Chandler, Paul Benoit, Ela Lamblin, Vishal Nagar, Ujwal Nagar, and Bill Moyer
When: Saturday July 28, 8 PM
Location: Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle, WA (Map)


Tickets $10 (feel free to give more at the door)
Purchase at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door - seating limited.

Don't miss this amazing evening of collaborative performance to benefit the Backbone Campaign. Poet-bard Chris Chandler will partner with Seattle songster Paul Benoit, instrument inventor-performer Ela Lamblin will be accompanied by percussionist Bill Moyer, and brother Vishal and Ujwal Nagar will give a mind boggling Classical Indian tabla and vocal performance. Ujwal's first US performance ever! This will be an extremely unique and entertaining evening and we look forward to seeing you there. Call Backbone Campaign office for more information: 206-408-8058

Chris Chandler: "Chris Chandler is one of the most radically Creative acts on the coffee house Circuit." - The Boston Herald. This is the third year that the Backbone Campaign has brought Chris to the Seattle area to share his uniquely artful collage style performance that combines music, poetry, video weaving stories about the essence of our country and these turbulent times. Born in Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister, Chris Chandler found his own way of spreading "The Word." Part preacher, poet, and wandering minstrel, Chandler casts a spell over an audience. Chandler is a tireless activist, performing at numerous antiwar demonstrations, picket lines and union halls.

Paul Benoit: "Lyrics are rich with imagery. Rhymes are fresh, lead lines are mellow and the whole package is solidly grooving and easy on the ears..." - Top DIY Picks, Performing Songwriter. >From his work with the Hanuman Collective, to Laura Love or Reggie Garret Paul's travels and vast performance experience ensure that this new collaboration with Chris will be something to sink one's teeth into.

Vishal Nagar: 'He has magic in his hands' - Hindustan Times
Vishal is one of world's great up-and-coming percussionists. Vishal has been praised in the Indian press for his unique combination of melodic Tabla sound production with masterful command of rhythm. US audiences are continually awed by his skill and charmed by his performance presence. Being equally acclaimed for his performances as an accompanist of dancers, vocalists and instrumentalists, he has also been praised by the press and connoisseurs for his performances as a soloist.

Ujwal Nagar: Brother of tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar and second son of famous classical dancer and vocalist Urmila Nagar, Ujwal's stunning vocal talent should come as no surprise. That said you will be amazed at this young musician's masterly and hauntingly beautiful voice. Whether slowly exploring a raag or aggressively exploring the vocal gymnastics of what is called "Sargam" Ujwal will thrill Seattlites as he has audiences in India, Italy, and Thailand. This will be his debut US performance!

Ela Lamblin: Ela moved to Seattle in 1994, where he began working with the physical theater ensemble, UMO, providing original scores that he played on his unique instruments, collaborating on performance pieces, and creating musical sets for shows. In 1996 Ela founded the Lela Performance Group (now Lelavision) with long-time collaborator Leah Mann and has since opened Lela Studio. The name of the group is more than a play on the names of the founders; derived from two Sanskrit terms meaning "creation" and "creative spark", with inferences to "play," it denotes the spirit of the performance group. Read more.

Bill Moyer: Executive Director of the Backbone Campaign does very little performing these days, but is pleased and honored to appear with these great performers. Bill used to be a regular feature in Seattle's experimental music scene, and performed with Lynette Westendorf, Amy Denio, the band Ota Prota, as well as producing sound sculptures and designs for UMO Ensemble and choreographer Laura Curry.

http://gschapel.blogspot.com /
The Chapel Performance Space is a wonderful new venue in Seattle, made available through a special agreement between Nosequitur's Steve Peters,and the City of Seattle to produce wonderful musical events for Seattle's most innovative performers. The Backbone Campaign is very thankful to Steve for this great opportunity.


Can't make it? Still want to support? Make a one time contribution or better yet Join the Lumbar Club.
https://secure03.dataride.com/backbonecampaign-org/dona...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:36 AM
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173. African-American Film Festival: Seatte 7/27-8/2
Date: Friday July 27 - Thursday, Aug. 2
Time: 7PM and 9:15PM (Sat and Sun - 3pm & 5pm, too)
Location: Northwest Film Forum ~ 1515 12th Ave
More info: 206.326.1088

Trials of Darryl Hunt


Presented in partnership with the Northwest Film Forum, ACLU, Amnesty International Puget Sound and The Innocence Project NW

(Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, USA, 2006,35mm, 106 min)

THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT documents a brutal rape/murder case in the American South. It offers a deeply personal story of a wrongfully convicted man, Darryl Hunt, who spent twenty years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

In 1984, a young white newspaper reporter, Deborah Sykes, was raped, sodomized and stabbed to death just blocks from where she worked in Winston-Salem, NC. Based on an identification made by a former Ku Klux Klan member, a 19-year-old black man, Darryl Hunt, was charged. Although no physical evidence linked him to the crime, Hunt was convicted by an all white jury, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

The film chronicles this capital case from 1984 through 2004. With personal narratives and exclusive footage from two decades, the directors frame the judicial and emotional responses to this chilling crime -- and the implications surrounding Hunt's conviction -- against a backdrop of class and racial bias in America.

This unique look at one man's loss and redemption challenges the assumption that all Americans have the right to unbiased justice.


Trailer: http://www.darrylhuntproject.org/trailer.html


Panel Discussion Thursday, August 2

Join us for a discussion of the film with panelists

Silja Talvi - Independent Journalist and author of Silja Talvi is a full-time, investigative journalist and essayist, and a senior editor for the political monthly magazine, In These Times. Her book, /Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System/, will be out November 1, 2007, reflecting hundreds of interviews and nearly two years of national and international travel to women's jails and prisons.

Jeff Ellis - criminal defense attorney, law professor, and the president of the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Currently, a significant portion of his practice involves working to overturn wrongful convictions and sentences.

Jeff Robinson, a shareholder at Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, is a criminal defense attorney in Seattle, Washington. After graduation from Harvard Law School in 1981, he worked as a Seattle- King County Public Defender and Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington before joining Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender in 1988. He teaches Trial Advocacy at the UW Law School, and is also a member of the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia


TICKETS
Curator
Langston Hughes African American Film Festival
email: filmfestinfo {at} langstonarts.org
phone: 206.386.1088
web: http://www.langstonblackfilmfest.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-31-07 03:16 AM
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174. Justice Works! now meeting weekly in Seattle
Many incarcerated people say they are
SET UP TO FAIL!
Is it whining or is it real?

COME SEE THE JUSTICE WORKS! DRAMATIC PRODUCTION ENTITLED SET UP TO FAIL AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF! The 30 minute play will be followed by a discussion with previously incarcerated and other Justice Works! members.

Justice Works when its principles are not compromised

Justice Works! is a grassroots criminal justice reform non-profit. We work to support individuals transitioning from prison to the community and we advocate for improvements in the criminal justice system. While working towards our mission of undoing racism in the criminal justice system as experienced by African Americans we design each project and task in accordance with our vision which is to provide a safe, affirming and unique community whereby African Americans, with the support of our allies, use self determination to solve problems encountered with or created by the criminal justice system. The Set Up To Fail play helps community people understand the problems. And, we follow the presentation with information about our work creating solutions to those problems. Our hope is to find allies to support this work.

Date: Sunday, August 12
Play time: 12:15pm

Address: Pravda Studios
1406 10th Ave Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
(link to website: http://www.gatheringguide.com/event_directory/wa_washin... )


For more information: 206-303-7559, or
www.justiceworks.info


Justice Works! JOIN US!

Starting on Friday, August 3rd, Justice Works! will begin to have meetings every Friday at our new headquarters!

When: Every Friday 6:30 8:30pm
Where: JW! Headquarters at 1117 Martin Luther King Jr Way Seattle 98122
What:

1) JW! orientation - Every week covers something different. This week we will talk about JW! history.
2) Business meeting Updates on our projects, programs, campaigns.
3) Focus on the Issue group This week we talk about restoring voting rights for previously incarcerated people.


Justice Works!
www.justiceworks.info
425-334-5867 (home)
206-303-7559 (cell)


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-01-07 12:28 AM
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175. Seattle bikeway protest on 8/1
A bike ride has been organized to protest the City's decision to NOT extend the Stone Way bike lanes to N 34th and the Burke-Gilman Trail in Fremont. This will leave a 6-block gap in a major cycling route and is counter to recommendations in the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. Join the ride if you'd like to see the bike lanes completed!

Ride for Stone Way Bike Lane
Wednesday, August 1
4:30 at Gasworks Park (departs at 5pm)

More info: www.seattlelikesbikes.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 09:31 PM
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176. Governors Climate Advisory Team Rally: Seattle 8/7
On Tuesday, August 7th, the Governors Climate Advisory Team (CAT) will be meeting at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle to discuss policy recommendations for reducing global warming pollution in Washington . The meeting is open to the public and we hope to fill the room with clean energy supporters. On that day, there will be a rally at noon where you can learn more about climate change solutions, hear from a variety of speakers, and write a letter to the editor of your local paper.



What: Governors Climate Advisory Team Rally
When: Tuesday, August 7th, 12:00 pm
Where: Climate Action Community Room , Washington State Convention Center

The CAT meeting is from 8:30-5:00 pm at the Washington State Convention Center and is open to the public all day.

Click here http://www.wsctc.com/about_us/directions_parking.aspx for directions to the Washington State Convention Center or take the bus! Use Metro's Trip Planner http://tripplanner.metrokc.gov/cgi-bin/itin_page.pl?res... to determine the best route by public transit.



For more information about this event, contact Becky Kelley at 206-622-8103, x 205 or becky
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-03-07 04:50 AM
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177. Interfaith Iraq meeting in Seattle 8/4
Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq (INOC)
A Program Unit of Church Council of Greater Seattle
Keystone United Church of Christ
5019 Keystone Place North; Seattle, Washington 98103
http://www.concernforiraq.org

August 1, 2007

Dear friends,

The next meeting of INOC will take place at 3:00 pm this coming Saturday, August 4th, at Keystone United Church of Christ as usual.

Items to be discussed:

1) Yousif Farjo will be the moderator and provide an update on Iraq, particularly relative to moves to involve the United Nations to a greater extent.

2) Below is a link to an important article: The U.N. in Iraq -- Handle with Care, by Jeffrey Laurenti, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation.

3) Dick Blakney will discuss the likelihood of the U.S. launching an attack on Iran and one specific step which we could take to try to prevent this. A resolution on this topic is found following the link to the U.N. in Iraq article.

4) Want to help Iraqi refugees? Bert Sacks calls our attention to the Collateral Repair Project (www.collateralrepairproject.org ) This is a grassroots movement, created to address the catastrophic displacement of the four million plus Iraqis who had to leave behind their homes and communities because of the violence caused by the illegal invasion and occupation of their country. We bring together the small, overlooked, incidental persons on both sides of the conflict who grieve and ask "What can we do?"

Peace,

John Reinke

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The U.N. in Iraq -- Handle with Care, by Jeffrey Laurenti, The Century Foundation, 7/27/07

http://www.tcf.org/print.asp?type=NC&pubid=1634

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July 31, 2007

Iran Resolution
A Resolution Calling on Presidential Candidates to Remove Planks which "Keep the Military Option on the Table"

Over the past several years an increasing number of credible reports indicate that the Bush administration is planning to launch an attack against Iran in order to attempt to destroy their nuclear sites before the end of his term in office. One such report has recently been shared by a Washington State congress-person.
It has also been reported that Pentagon plans for such an attack are now mature and that a contract with a six month's deadline has been let to modify Air Force planes to accommodate bunker buster bombs.

An attack on Iran by the United States would likely exact an extremely heavy toll on Iranian civilians, plunge the U.S. into more widespread military conflict, and have an enormously destabilizing impact on the Middle East. It would likely further increase, rather than dampen, nuclearization on the Middle East.

Several presidential candidates from the Democratic Party have planks in their platforms which indicate that the military option toward Iran should be 'kept on the table.' These planks decrease the likelihood of a diplomatic resolution of differences between the U.S. and Iran. They play into the hands of congressional hawks who will cite this reality as further justification for military action. These planks also diminish the chances of a congressional resolution being approved proscribing such an attack. If an attack is launched by our country, such planks will also be seen by many as an implicit endorsement of this illegal and immoral action by the Bush administration. The fear engendered in the American public by such an attack will be fierce, and would impact the November 2008 election outcome.

Therefore, it is resolved by the (name of sponsoring organization) to appeal to said candidates to remove such planks from their platforms.


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 12:05 AM
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178. August Puget Sound area Clean Elections meetups
riends, you are invited! MEET-Ups for Clean Campaign supporters!
SEE DATES BELOW, for Meet-Ups around Puget Sound. Find out about public financing of campaigns - and how we'll make it happen here!

MEET-UPs for anyone casually interested are starting in many locations. In a casual setting, learn what's going on, and get involved. If your area doesn't have one yet, contact us and we'll help you start one!

Visit the WPC Calendar, for dates and info on upcoming Meet-Ups: http://www.my.calendars.net/wpcevents .
Please RSVP! - for Seattle-area Meet-Ups: http://cfr.meetup.com/39/calendar/list /

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
WPC has a NEW IMPROVED website!
Check it out: http://www.washclean.org
See photos of WPC events, and who has endorsed Clean Campaigns. Download Citizens' Petition forms, Candidate Pledge forms. Read recent news, and much more!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

AUGUST 9, Thursday - 7 p.m.
Seattle North End (Ballard) Meetup
2800 NW 70th, Seattle
Hosted by Bill Elder, 206-783-8682, towelder {at} msn.com

AUGUST 11, Saturday - 10 a.m.
Thurston County Meetup,
At Thurston Co. Farmer's Market
Meet for breakfast and/or coffee, and casualsocializing/discussion.
Hosted by Monica Hoover, mmhoove {at} aol.com

AUGUST 19, Sunday - 12:30 p.m. (noontime).
SouthWest King County Meetup
Geno's Cafe, 11620 Ambaum, Burien.
Hosted by Annie Phillips, felicity Annie says: Come meet other WashCleaners in a more social setting. Munch on bakery goodies, salads, or sandwiches at Geno's. Find out about our new petition and our strategy for next legislative session. NOT a boring meeting! PLEASE RSVP (redundant, we know!) at http://cfr.meetup.com/39/calendar/6050826 / See ya there!

AUGUST 23, Thursday - 6 p.m.
Central Seattle Meetup
Piecora's Pizza, 1401 E. Madison, Seattle.
Hosted by Marcee Stone, marcee Marcee says: RSVP Yes - http://cfr.meetup.com/39/calendar/6053101 / and win a chance for a delicious door prize! Come and find out the latest plans for WashClean to start Clean Elections in Seattle! This is time and place to chat about the most important change to happen in local politics in years! What you do makes all the difference!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CLEAN SUMMER Signature-gathering
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Have you signed the "Clean Campaigns: A Citizens' Petition"?

Download the Petition from our website: http://www.washclean.org/citizenaction.htm Join volunteers in your neighborhood, to gather signatures at street fairs, outdoor markets or any public location where supporters abound.

Our goal is to collect thousands of signatures by Labor Day - and many more after that - to demonstrate to our elected representatives (and the media) that we want public financing of campaigns!

Signature-gathering opportunities abound this summer. Every weekend there are several festivals, and even during the week our local farmers market may be an opportunity. Many communities have weekly Music in the Park concerts.

Here's a link to a statewide listing of festivals.
http://www.wfea.org/calendar-event /
In the Seattle area, here's a link to lots of summer events:
http://www.seattle.gov/html/visitor/festival.htm
Or, Google "Festivals - " and see what events pop up.

THANK YOU!
====================
Craig Salins
Executive Director
Washington Public Campaigns
craig 206-784-9695

== Background Info ===============
WHY PUBLIC FINANCING of CAMPAIGNS?

Recent news stories confirm how money dominates our political process. Law-making has been for sale at every level. Large sums flow in; political favors flow out - drowning the voices of ordinary citizens, and allowing fat cats to set public policy in their private interest.

When big donors give big bucks, they expect a huge Return-On-Investment - and they get it. Consider pharmaceutical contributions to Congress, which doubled during the years 2000-2002, to both political parties, during the prescription drug debate: a windfall for drug makers, but costing us the Medicare Part-D debacle.

The financial arms race in campaigns has become a senseless hurdle, limiting choice of candidates and restricting diversity of views, the very bedrock of democracy.

We have to change the system! Elections should be about issues and voters, not who can raise the most money!

When campaigns are funded publicly, lawmakers are no longer indebted to private special interest. They don't have to worry about courting or losing big campaign donations, and they are free to vote their constituent's needs and the public interest.

These programs prove that voter-owned campaigns are successful, and popular. Candidates can run for office without being wealthy - and win on the strength of their ideas. They are indebted only to the voters in their district. Public financing brings diversity of candidates and views, eliminates "dialing for dollars" and allows more time discussing issues with constituents.
============
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 12:06 AM
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179. Keith Scully for KC Prosecuting Attorney 8/12 party in Seattle
Please join me for my final pre-primary party to become King County's next Prosecuting Attorney.

Date: Sunday, August 12
Time: 3PM
Place: 7132 30th Ave SW, Seattle
Home of Russ Brubaker & Pete Quigley
For: Securing a victory for Keith Scully (D)
King County's next Prosecuting Attorney!
AND!: A great opportunity to enjoy Russ and Pete's beautiful gardens while enagaging in great conversation with fellow Democrats.

With your support, I will make King County a place where we rethink the war on drugs, focus more resources on helping victims and enforce environmental laws to help clean up Puget Sound.

The primary is now less than 3 weeks away, so please take a moment to help me win this campaign. You can support my vision for King County at www.keithscully.com . I cannot do it without you!

Also, please come to the party. I am eager to hear more about what your priorities are for the King County Prosecutor's Office! RSVP at keithscully@olypen.com or call 206-418-6660.

I hope to see you on the 12th!

- Keith
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-07-07 12:55 AM
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180. Reshowing of Cuban health care movie, Seattle, 8/10
Free Movie about Cuba.s health care system!

Friday, August 10th, at Bethany UCC, Corner of Beacon and Graham Streets .. 7pm.

In the excellent movie, SICKO, Michael Moore examines the failures of the for profit. health care system in the United States. and he gives a glimpse of the health care system in Cuba. Now you have an opportunity to see a full documentary about the entire health care system in Cuba in all of its complexity. Its utilization of alternative medical practices as well as the latest techniques of Western medicine. And it looks at the absolutely free medical training facilities there. the neighborhood health maintenance practice. The export of thousands of doctors to poor Third World countries all over the world and the long establishment of a completely free Medical School for poor scholars from around the world--including some from the United States--who earn a medical degree on the condition that they return to their home country and minister to under served populations.

Salud looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls 'one of the world's best health systems'. From the shores of Africa to the Americas, Salud hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba -- now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health, and the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone's birth right.

http://www.yesmagazine.com/article.asp?ID=1733

Meningococcal Meningitis in the U.S.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?id=1748

The Neisseria meningitidis bacterium, carried by clinically asymptomatic individuals, is a major cause of bacterial meningitis worldwide. Outbreaks occur in groups of individuals housed in close proximity, e.g. dormitories, etc. and spread rapidly through the respiratory route. Fatality rates of 10-14% are common as are significant neurologic sequellae for those who survive.

Each year in the US, according to the CDC, there are 1,700-3,400 cases of meningococcal meningitis which are now increasingly resistant to most common antibiotics. Vaccines have been developed and deployed in the U.S. for some, but not all strains of the organism. In the U.S. we lack the ability to immunize against Serogroup B which is the organism found in periodic outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest and other areas.

Notably, a vaccine with proven effectiveness against Serogroup B was developed in Cuba by the Finlay Institute in the 1980s. Since then, 55 million doses have been administered in Cuba and other countries and it is registered for use in 15 countries, but not the United States because of the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Early on, Cuban scientists at the Institute offered their vaccine to U.S. health authorities, which were facing outbreaks on a recurring basis, but received no positive response. (Today, even contacts between researchers from the two countries are stymied: under the Bush administration, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) staff are among the federal employees banned from travel to the island.)

In solidarity,
Thomas W. Warner (secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee - a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle)
8923 2nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA, 98115
206 523-1720
warner {at} scn.org
http:www.seattlecuba.net


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-07-07 01:16 AM
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181. Life During Wartime reading at Hugo House, Seattle, 8/9
"Life During Wartime"
Thursday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m.
Party at 8:30; $5 at the door for both.
Join us for a reading of insightful, sometimes unsettling and frequently humorous nonfiction prose reflecting on war. Phillip Jennings, author of "Nam-A-Rama," will read along with Colin Beattie, who won the competition with his entry "The Waterfall" and Gretchen Matis, the competition runner-up.


Honorable mention for "Life During Wartime" goes to Marlene Samuels for "Sorrel Summer." Our finalists were Kelli Russell Agodon, Lisa Albers, Scott Ezell, Andrea de Majewksi and Barbara Ray.

Phillip Jennings was a captain in the marines, a pilot for Air America a member of the CIA and a banker before writing "Nam-A-Rama" (Forge Books, 2005) and "Goodbye Mexico" (Forge Books, 2007). The New York Times says, "Jennings' humor comes down like lightning, fully charged, from some higher and more vital realm."

Hugo Genre Competitions are quarterly, themed writing contests; the winner receives a cash prize and a reading at the culminating party. The next competition will be on the theme "Haunting" and, naturally, the reading will be on Halloween.

We hope you will join us for "Life During Wartime" this Thursday and that you will submit to "Haunting" in the fall. chrisleasure
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Stage Fright
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
Hugo House's open mic for writers 14-24 ups the ante with a $50 cash prize. Come to read, listen or hang out. FREE. youthwriter {at} hugohouse.org
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Apply to Hugo Writers Fund For Your Fall Event!

Hugo House has extended the deadline for applications to the Hugo Writers Fund until Aug. 27, giving you time to put together your proposals for your very own readings and other ingenious literary events under our roof. Applications for the 2008 series are due Sept. 28.

Details on the Hugo Writers Fund, as well as the application, can be found here. http://www.hugohouse.org/events/writersfund /



Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-09-07 03:14 AM
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182. Fall events supporting Boomtown Cafe (Seattle)
Boomtown Cafe
A community serving affordable meals, dignity and respect.

August 2007

Evening For Boomtown Special Events
A delicious way to sample Seattle's great restaurant and beverage scene while supporting Boomtown Cafe!

Make your reservations today, seats will go fast. Email reservations {at} boomtowncafe.org or call 206-625-2989.


August 22, 2007 6:00-9:00pm (note date change)

2nd Annual - Beer, Wine and Boomtown, $30/person
Henry Art Gallery
Taste your local favorites or find some new ones. Beer and Wine tasting from northwest breweries and wineries. Already confirmed:

Red Hook Ale, Pyramid Brewery, Georgetown beer, Fish Brewing Company, Rogue Ales, Mac and Jacks Brewery, Maritime Pacific Brewery, Hales Ales, Precept Brands wines, Covington Cellars, Naches Heights, Di Stefano Winery, Kana Winery, Seattle Wine Outlet and Dry Soda Company.

This year's event is being hosted at the lovely Henry Art Gallery, currently featuring the fabulous works of the True collection, the current exhibition. You won't want to miss it. Appetizers from Moxie will be provided in the cost. All proceeds benefit Boomtown Cafe. Make your reservations today, reservations {at} boomtowncafe.org or 206-625-2989.

http://www.henryart.org/ex/mouthopen.html


September 11, 2007 6:30pm, $125/person
Rovers at the Palace Ballroom...more info to follow.


October 23, 2007 6:30 Cocktails, dinner at 7:00, $75/person
Palisade, Cutters and Palomino at the beautiful Alani Room

Three outstanding chefs and restaurants are coming together to host a fundraising dinner for Boomtown. Right along the edge of the Elliott Bay Marina, the evening will highlight local wines, great food and a Palisade Cuvee toast. Don't miss.

Boomtown Cafe
PO Box 61087
Seattle, WA 98141
(206) 625-2989
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 04:44 AM
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183. Washington CAN! Social Justice Breakfast; Seattle 9/19
1) Annual Social Justice Breakfast

You're invited to attend Washington CAN's Annual Social Justice Breakfast. Please join us as we celebrate victories, honor inspiring community activists, and look forward to another great year fighting for social change.


Social Justice Breakfast
Wednesday, September 19th
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Swedish Cultural Center
(1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle)

Keynote Speaker:
WA State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown

Tickets: $60
Table Captain (10 seats): $600
Table Sponsor: $1500
Event Sponsor: $2500


Space is limited. Reserve your space today by contacting Tony Moralez at tony {at] washingtoncan.org or 206-389-0050.


2) Hundreds March to Protest Regence Premium Increases

On Saturday, 500 people joined Washington CAN! to march on the wealthiest health insurance company in Washington State - Regence BlueShield. Despite holding massive reserves pushing $1 billion, last month Regence raised individual rates as much as 40 percent. At the event titled "Pirates of the Health Care-ibbean," activists condemned the rate increase and called for universal health care.

The Seattle Times profiled Washington CAN! member and rally speaker Karen LaCasse of Ballard who is dipping into retirement savings to pay her health care premium which increased 42 percent last month.
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis...

Are you a Regence policy holder? Tell us your story of how the rate increase has affected your life.
http://action.washingtoncan.org/action /


3) Medicare Advantage is a boondoggle


In an op-ed in last Wednesday's Seattle PI, Will Parry of the Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans and Washington CAN! member Pat Scott warn us (and Congress) that the privatized Medicare 'Advantage' program is designed for the advantage one group, and one group only - insurance companies.

When President Bush tried to privatize Social Security in 2005, we were proud that Washington Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and others in our congressional delegation stood with the American people in overwhelmingly rejecting a policy that put the financial interest of Wall Street over the people's interest on Main Street.

Now Medicare is headed down a similar path, and Congress again needs to take a stand to ensure that our public health care dollars go toward people's health care, not into health industry CEOs' wallets.

Get the whole story today at http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/325979_medicare02...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-14-07 01:40 AM
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184. An invitation to The Exonerated by Justice Works! Seattle 8/30-9/23
An invitation to THE EXONERATED


I just wanted toinvite the JWorks team and volunteers to our show re 6 people who served time for crimes they did not commit. They discuss the diffculty of returning to mainstream work and getting out of the prison mentality. Please come. Details are below.

http://www.reacttheatre.org/box.html#Theexonerated


THE EXONERATED


by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

The Ethnic Cultural Theatre
August 30 - September 23, 2007

ReAct is honored to bring this monumental and inspiring docu-drama to our mainstage. This award-winning show is drawn from and based on the lives and experiences of many average Americans...each wrongly accused, convicted and sentenced to Death Row for a crime they did not commit, only to years later be found innocent and released. Don't miss this moving theatrical drama. It could happen to you.

"The #1 play of the year...intense and deeply affecting." --New York Times
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-14-07 01:50 AM
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185. Duwamish River Festival 8/18 in South SEattle
Join the fun at the 3rd annual
Duwamish River Festival
Saturday, August 18, 11 am to 3 pm
Duwamish River Park in South Park (7900 10th Ave. S., @ S. Kenyon)

Festival kicks off with the Duwamish Tribe's "Singing Feet" Dance
Group, followed by Mexican Folk Dancers, Lady "A" & the Baby Blues
Funk Band, a family Recycled Art Contest, kayak and water taxi tours, numerous door prizes, and face-painting, bounce-house and Pinatas for the kids! Plus lots of information about the river cleanup, with fun booth-to-booth trivia search for the kids.

For more information, call DRCC at (206) 954-0218, or go to: http://www.duwamishcleanup.org/uploads/DuwamishRiverFes... .
____________________________

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
5410 First Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.954.0218
info {at} duwamishcleanup.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-15-07 02:48 AM
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186. August and September bike rides around the state
Dear Fellow Bicyclist,

August 25-26 is almost her but you can still register for the Ride Around Puget Sound (RAPSody) until Friday, August 17. The RAPSody website http://www.rapsodybikeride.com/register.html allows you to register online through Active.com or you can download and mail the registration form. The ride includes:

* 165 scenic and challenging miles
* 2-day with overnight in Shelton or ride the entire course with the 1-day option
* Two ferry rides included with registration
* Great looking souvenir socks included with registration
* Free camping at the Shelton High School with meals available
through the Shelton Dance Team Booster Club
* Jazz band in Shelton for the evening entertainment
* Massages available
* Starts and ends at Tacoma Community College
* Free parking with overnight security
* Only ride hosted by five bicycle clubs in Washington (or perhaps the world!)
* All proceeds donated to the Bicycle Alliance of Washington
* See http://www.rapsodybikeride.com >www.rapsodybikeride.com for additional details

We hope to see you on the ride!

Team RAPSody
BIKES of Snohomish County, Capital Bicycle Club, Seattle Bicycle Club, Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club, and West Sound Cycling Club


PS - Other 2007 rides that help to support the Bicycle Alliance of
Washington are:

September 9 - Headwaters Century hosted by the Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club. Starts in Enumclaw. www.twbc.org

September 16 - Chuckanut Century Bike Ride hosted by the Mt. Baker Cycling Club. Starts in Bellingham. www.mtbakerbikeclub.org

October 6 - Manashtash Metric hosted by the Ellensburg Dailey Record and United Way of Kittitas County. Starts in Ellensburg. www.elltel.net/XCski/
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 03:11 AM
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187. MOVEABLE PARKS! NON-MOTORIZED FUN! Seattle 9/21
MOVEABLE PARKS! NON-MOTORIZED FUN!

Cities across America will gain temporary new downtown parks for a few hours in September, thanks to a public project sponsored by a national conservation nonprofit.

On National Park(ing) Day - Friday, September 21, 2007 - metered public parking spots nationwide will become public parks.

The parks will be MOVED BY BIKE!!! Bring your cargo bike to help!
Contact Laura Whorton laura.whorton@tpl.org The Trust for Public Land to volunteer you and your bike.

The goals, organizers say, are to celebrate parks and promote the need for more parks in America's cities. Participating cities include New York City, Boston, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and others.

Organizers are also inviting local groups to participate, expanding the opportunity from one park to a system of park(ing) parks. Seattle will have 3 mobile parks -- and they need people to help build, move and relax in those parks!

"By turning parking spaces into instant parks, National Park(ing) Day is a creative and playful way to shine a spotlight on the real need for more parks in our cities," said Will Rogers, president of The Trust for Public Land (TPL). "Across America, cities are renewing their investments in parks because our civic leaders have come to recognize that close-to-home parks, gardens, and playgrounds are essential if we are to have cities that aren't just livable, but lovable."

http://www.tpl.org/tier3_cd.cfm?content_item_id=21729&f...

We're working with the Seattle Art Museum downtown and the Olympic Sculpture Park to create a park that starts at each location and moves towards the other. Like any other occupant of a parking space, we'll pay the meter and move on to an empty space when the time runs out. We're also working to get a third park down on the waterfront that would be stationary throughout the day.

We'd like to use bikes to transport the materials for the day and that would include sod, tarps, a potted tree, safety cones, and a bench for each park. If you have any more ideas or connections for how we can load up our materials and transport them, I would love to hear them. And if you are interested in being involved, that
would be equally wonderful.

There is a lot more information about Park(ing) Day including photos, a video, and more history about the event. Please see http://www.tpl.org/parkingday for this information. For more information about The Trust for Public Land and the work we have done in Washington State, please see http://www.tpl.org/washington

Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions. Laura Whorton laura.whorton {at} tpl.org The Trust for Public Land intern

It is through the support of our members, cyclists just like you, that we are able to organize bicyclists to speak up for what matters to us. You will receive our newsletter and action alerts on issues that affect you where you ride, but MORE IMPORTANTLY you will add your voice to over 3000 other families working to make Washington one of the best places to ride.

If you have questions about membership, or need more information about cycling in Washington, please feel free to call me at 206/224-9252 or email markc {at} bicyclealliance.org.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 03:40 AM
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188. Federal Way Matters--August 2008
Federal Way events

No impeachments to report, but lots of summer events to keep the debate and desire for accountability alive...

1. The number of US deaths in Iraq is approaching 3700 and the Southend Neighbors For Peace and Justice is holding a commemoration of this sad passage on Thursday, August 16th, from 4:30 PM until 6 PM on the northwest corner (under the "Welcome To Burien" arch) of the South 148th Street and First Avenue South intersection in Burien. For more information, please contact Rebecca at rdare2 {at} yahoo.com

It is important to note that over 500 Iraqi's were killed on Wednesday. It is estimated that the civilian casualties in Iraq have exceeded one million (sources available upon request). The numbers are staggering, but even one death in this immoral war is shameful and indefensible.

2. We will be holding a free public screening of The End of Suburbia at 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 16th, at the Federal Way Regional Library. This will be followed by The History of Oil at 7:55 PM. More information will be provided at the end of this letter as well as on the FederalWayMatters.org website.

3. September's free movie screening, War Made Easy, will be held on September 9th at 5 PM and followed by a lively discussion. Moderator tba.

4. We continue to meet on Sundays from noon until 1 PM on the corners of the Pacific Hwy South and South 320th Street intersection to say that we've had "ENOUGH" of this administration and its crimes against humanity and the Constitution. Our numbers range from 10 to 15 and the majority of passing motorists seem to support our presence there. The "Honk to Impeach" signs encourage a lot of interactive play which proves to be a cathartic experience for some of the drivers. Those who don't support our message are becoming more vociferous in their dissent. We've been treated to many not-so-friendly hand gestures, a couple of full moons, and one bottle of water thrown out of a car. Please join us on the corner sometime. It's a pretty cathartic experience for us as well to be holding up a sign in the middle of a busy intersection declaring our outrage at Bush and Co.

5. Speaking of Mr. Bush, he will be attending a fundraiser at the Bellevue Hyatt on August 27th! I wonder how many hand gestures and moons he will rate. The fundraiser takes place in downtown Bellevue at the corner of NE 8th Street and Bellevue Way NE. The protesters are being told (very unofficially) to park at Bellevue Square or at Bellevue Downtown Park. It is advised that you carpool (contact me asap if you wish to do so) and plan to arrive early as the roads will be blocked off for security reasons. The attendees of the fundraiser will begin registration at 2 PM. The non-attendees are invited to assemble at The Bradford Center located at 752 108th Avenue NE beginning at noon. Slowly people will fan out from there and spontaneously appear as close as they can get to the Hyatt Hotel without a $10,000 admission ticket. People are coming from all over the Puget Sound region and some are even planning to make rather grand appearances at this event (the event on the sidewalk, those on the inside should be skulking about in shame). A group of women will appear in evening gowns with sashes across their chests declaring, "I MISS AMERICA" and video cameras galore will be capturing the excitement of this occasion for future postings on youtube.com (in the event that the mainstream media fails to do its own capturing) . Watch for new information to appear on the Washington For Impeachment site. If Bush should cancel his appearance to answer a subpoena or something of that nature, the protest will occur in his absence.


6. The yardsale to benefit Auburn SOS (Survivors of Suicide) will continue this Friday and Saturday from 9 AM until 5 PM.

28824 21st Avenue South in Federal Way

For more information please email
or call Char at 253-941-0826



7. Don't forget the Town Hall Meeting on August 22nd with Adam Smith! And don't forget to RSVP! It is recommended that people bring their video cameras because being recorded for posterity (or at least for youtube) sometimes makes politicians more responsive to their public.

Town Hall Meeting With Adam Smith
Everyone Welcome!!! RSVP HERE.
Wednesday, August 22nd
7 PM
The Village at Angle Lake
4040 South 188th Street
Seatac 98188



9. It is more than likely that the FederalWayMatters.org site will not be updated much between August 22nd and September 1st. Sorry about this. Consider it a time for maintenance. Hopefully it will return with a better a format, more accessible, and not too terribly sunburned.

Thank you once again for your time and attention! Best wishes to you and yours! If you should venture up to the Bellevue protest, please give my warmest regards and/or the hand gesture of your choosing to George Bush!

April




Upcoming Films:


Double Feature
The End Of Suburbia:
Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream
Thursday, August 16th
6:30 PM
Federal Way Regional Library
34200 1st Way South in Federal Way

Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too has the suburban way of life become embedded in the American consciousness. Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream.

But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some scientists and policy makers argue in this documentary. The consequences of inaction in the face of this global crisis are enormous. What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to the collapse of their dream? Are today's suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? And what can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia ? -from the End of Suburbia website

Running Time: 78 minutes
and
Robert Newman's
The History of Oil

Everything you need to know about war, peace, propaganda, the origins of WWI, WWII, Peak Oil, The War on Iraq, The War on Iran, and the Western Crusade for Middle Eastern Democracy, all delivered at locomotive speed by British stand-up comic/sage Robert Newman. Filmed live on the bicycle-powered stage in London, Mr. Newman delivers a rapid-fire political-historical enema that lets you laugh as you learn the truth about everything. The New York Times has described Robert Newman as Tom Wolfe inside the head of Noam Chomsky. Newman's is a kind of Revolutionary Renaissance stand-up and it is absolutely wonderful. His comedy probably has more constituent parts than any other comic's, and the whole is still greater than the sum of those parts. Firstly he is very, very funny. He can be witty, satirical and surreal in turn, and every so often will pull out a brilliant impression, just to remind us that he has more strings to his comedic bow than are attached to a World Bank loan. - The Scotsman Running time: 46 minutes

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 11:08 PM
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189. GSBA Candidates' Forum; Seattle 9/12
Mark your calendar for the September 12 GSBA Annual Candidates' Forum

When: 11:30am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Where: Red Lion Inn located at 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
The candidates who survive the August 21 Primary will address cocnerns and answer questions of interest pertinent to the LGBT community.

The following Races will be covered:

King County Prosecutor
Seattle City Council Positions 1, 3, 7 and 9
For more information and to register please go here
http://www.thegsba.org/events/events.php?category=Speci...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 11:09 PM
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190. Seattle Human Services Coalition Forum 10/11
Save the Date! The 10th Biennial SHSC Candidates Forum will be held on October 11th from 6pm to 8:30pm (Location TBD) This event will provide Seattleites with a chance to face the Primary Election winners and gage their commitment to helping Seattle residents meet their basic human needs! For more information contact shsc {at} shscoalition.org or (206) 325-7105, or visit shscoalition.org for more information.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 11:12 PM
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191. Unspoken History of the African-American LGBTQ Community; Seattle 12/6
Co-sponsored by Seattle Black Pride

Thursday, December 6, 2007
7pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 17th Ave. S (Near Yesler); Seattle, WA ( map)

American Heritage Series is an ongoing series of lectures and discussions that offer new perspectives on the role of African-Americans in American History. The role of the African-American LGBTQ community in American, African-American and LGBTQ history is virtually hidden. In many cases this history has been either deliberately left out or misinterpreted. Acknowledging the depth and breadth of LGBTQ African-Americans in our history completes us. From culture to politics, their role has been significant. Join the CD Forum as we discuss this hidden and unspoken history locally and nationally.


Tickets: $7/$5 for CD Forum members/students/seniors
Order online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/16715 or call 1-800-838-3006.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-19-07 06:57 AM
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192. 8/24 Seattle: Jobs with Justice rally to support security officers
March and Rally with Security Officers
Organizing for healthcare, living wages and a voice at work!

Friday, August 24th at 11:30am
4th Ave & Cherry St. in Downtown Seattle

Currently over 650 security officers from four companies are at the bargaining table. Their key issues are access to regular wage increases (the current average is $11/hour), affordable health care (currently as much as $250/month for an individual) and a fair procedure for handling workplace grievances. Only 36% of security officers in this area are unrepresented.

At a number of buildings in Downtown Seattle security officers work for a company, Northwest Security Services, that is holding down industry standards by refusing to allow their officers to be represented at the table. Join Jobs with Justice and SEIU Local 6 and help the security officers at Smith Tower join the majority of security officers in Seattle at the bargaining table!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-19-07 06:58 AM
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193. Seattle 8/26:Rally to Demand Police Accountability
Rally to Demand Police Accountability
Sunday, August 26th from 2pm to 5pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park
2200 MLK Way (between Walker and S Bayview St.)

Recent exposure of a number of actions by the Seattle Police has left many concerned about the oversight of public safety. The NAACP has been asking for accountability but little in response has occurred. Please join us as we support one of our oldest civil rights organization obtain what we all seek, Justice.

Management of the Seattle Police Department leaves a sour taste in the mouths of those officers who are attempting to provide true public safety and are not protected by the "blue shield" code of conduct when they do not participate in "illegal and coercive actions". The majority of officers are tainted by the favoritism exemplified by the public safety management for those officers who do not behave and act in a professional manner.

Let's get our City back on the right road and lift the standard of life for everyone!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-20-07 12:58 AM
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194. Honor Day: Seattle 8/20
onor-Day is an inclusive, ceremonial family event based in native architectural philosophy. We gather once a year to celebrate the birth of the White Buffalo Calf and the prophesy associated with it--an honorable life for all.

The Honor Day Foundation has been successively gathering around the hoops of the human experience since 2000. This year the Great Circle, facilitated by it's foundress and director, Silversong Belcourt, will be held in Seattle at the Seattle Center on the annually observed date of August 20. She is very grateful for the fabulous response received from the City of Seattle in hosting this event.

We have always had a arts and crafts venue,speakers and elders, sophistocated musical entertainment and the Great Circle where anyone can step up and speak about honor in their own lives.

This year I have taken on the last minute detail of hosting a downsized version of the event here in Bellingham at Maritime Heritage Park on August 26th from 2-6PM. Silversong and the crew will be present at this event. We gratefully call on storytellers, artists, children,acoustic musicians (as there will be no electronic equipment) and people of all colors, races and denominations to gather and share food and music for the first two hours at Maritime Heritage Park. At 4PM the circle will be cast with cedar boughs and the ceremony will begin.

I need people to help make this happen. Mostly I need to spread the word and gather volunteers and interested folks. Please, forward this email to any and all potential Honor Day participants. I look forward to celebrating our Honor Day Family Gathering with you.

Hietchka Ciem,
Elizabeth Cardarelli
cardare {at} cc.wwu.edu
360-647-3517
AKA C'elle
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 05:54 AM
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195. Westlake vigil 8/28
We're gathering at vigils all over the country to honor those who have given their lives in this war and tell Congress and the media that we can't afford another years worth of casualties. If enough of us show up we can counter the White House spin with real people and real voices. There is an event right near you in Seattle on Tuesday night, can you make it?

Here are the details:

Host: Diane C.fellow MoveOn member
Where: Westlake Park (in Seattlesign up for the full address)
When: Tuesday, Aug 28 2007, 6:00 PM

Click here to sign up:

http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=...

Or click here to host your own "Stand up in September" Vigil:

http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/create.html?action_i...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 01:00 AM
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196. Statewide Stand Up in September events
R.S.V.P.: Can you attend a Stand Up in September Event?

Stand up in September
5 corners east of U-Village, Seattle at 6:00 PMRSVP http://pol.moveon.org/event/septembervigil?event_id=404...

Stand up in September
Green Lake, near Evans Pool, Seattle at 8:00 PMRSVP http://pol.moveon.org/event/septembervigil?event_id=402...

Stand up in September
Marina Pavilion, Kirkland waterfront, Kirkland at 7:00 PMRSVP http://pol.moveon.org/event/septembervigil?event_id=405...

Stand up in September
Corner of Bethel & Lund, Port Orchard at 6:00 PMRSVP http://pol.moveon.org/event/septembervigil?event_id=405...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 01:53 AM
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197. Freedom from Fear CampaignSeattle Action 9-11-07
OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2007
CONTACT: David Ward
davidwseattle {at} yahoo.com


Freedom from Fear CampaignSeattle Action 9-11-07

The Freedom From Fear Campaign is a response by concerned citizens of Puget Sound to what they believe is a grave Constitutional crisis:


The Defense Authorization Act of 2006 empowers the President to impose martial law in the event of any incident deemed by the President to be an act of terrorism.

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2007 permits the President to command National Guard troops without the consent of state governors.

The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive gives the President dictatorial powers in the event of a catastrophic incident.

The Military Commissions Act suspends the writ of habeus corpus, the very foundation of our civil rights.

Those who dissent against the invasion and occupation of Iraq may now have their assets seized.

Presidential signing statements have nullified laws passed by Congress over 1,000 times.

The response of the media to this alarming erosion of democracy and civil liberties has been silence.

On Tuesday, September 11, the Freedom From Fear Campaign will sponsor a funeral march for all that has been lost since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 . The silent march will begin at the Space Needle at 11:00 a.m. and proceed to Seattle s major media centers, ending in Westlake Center . All who mourn the loss of innocent life, as well as the subsequent loss of civil liberties, are invited to wear black and join the procession.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-29-07 04:44 AM
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198. Another press release on this from a different person.
FREEDOM FROM FEAR SEATTLE ACTION 9-11-07

CONTACT: Rita Weinstein, (206) 782-1088, metermaid {at} juno.com

The Freedom From Fear Campaign is a response by concerned citizens of
Puget Sound to what they believe is a grave Constitutional crisis:

--The Defense Authorization Act of 2006 empowers the President to impose martial law in the event of any incident deemed by the President to be an act of terrorism.

--The National Defense Authorization Act of 2007 permits the President to command National Guard troops without the consent of state governors.

--The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive gives the President dictatorial powers in the event of a "catastrophic incident."

--The Military Commissions Act suspends the writ of habeus corpus.

--Those who dissent against the invasion and occupation of Iraq may now
have their assets seized.

--Presidential signing statements have nullified laws passed by Congress over 1,000 times.

The response of the media to this alarming erosion of democracy and civil liberties has been silence.

On Tuesday, September 11, the Freedom From Fear Campaign will sponsor a
funeral march for all that has been lost since the tragic events of
September 11, 2001.

The silent march will begin at the Space Needle at 11:00 a.m. and proceed to Seattle's major media centers, ending in Westlake Center. All who mourn the loss of innocent life, as well as the subsequent loss of civil liberties, are invited to wear black and join the procession.





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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 09:44 PM
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199. Sergio Urrutia presents a video on Venezuela, Seattle 9/6
Edited on Thu Aug-30-07 09:45 PM by eridani
What's happening in Venezuela?

Seattle musician Sergio Urrutia has just returned from a tour of Venezuela with the Seattle Peace Chorus.

While many in the U.S. media portray Venezuela as a rogue nation and threat to our hemisphere, Sergio and the choir were able to witness the results of governmental policies which have re-directed the nation's oil wealth from the private sector, into public education, health care, nutrition and other programs benefiting Venezuela's poor people.

Sergio Urrutia is not an economist or a foreign policy expert, but has had unique experiences with populist reforms and their consequences. He was forced to leave Chile in 1976, following Agusto Pinochet's violent overthrow of reformist Salvador Allende's government in 1973.

How are the reforms affecting the daily lives of the people?

Are other nations supporting or undermining Venezuelan democracy?

What can we do to improve U.S./Venezuelan relations?

***************************************

Come for stories from Sergio Urrutia, a video on Venezuela, and a conversation on these questions.

7:00 pm Thursday, September 6th
Olympic View Community Church of the Brethren
425 NE 95th Street, Seattle, Washington.

Donations to further the work of the sponsors will be accepted.

Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee
Olympic View Community Church
a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle
Social Action Committee
206.523.1720
warner {at} scn.org
www.olympicchurch.org


http://www.spokesmanreview.com/media/video/?ID=1228
www.seattlecuba.net 206.525.8900=20
ken {at} olympicchurch.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 12:25 AM
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200. 520 bridge update forum, Seattle 9/7
FRIDAY FORUM - 520 BRIDGE UPDATES
The SR 520 bridge has been in the news a lot recently! So what's going on? For starters, the mediation process is just getting started. In fact, the mediation team which includes our very own Rob Johnson was announced last Friday. In addition, 520 bridge replacement project was selected to receive nearly $139 million in federal funding for transit improvements and a pilot tolling project through the Lake Washington Urban Partnership (Partners include King County, the Puget Sound Regional Council and the Washington State Department of Transportation) . Plans are underway for a health impact assessment - the first of its kind in the country for a highway mega project!

So join us at our September Friday Forum and hear from our expert panel about what's going on with the 520 bridge.

Speakers
Jodi Erikson, Mediator, SR 520 project
Julie West, Seattle and King County Public Health
Paul Carr, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
David Hull, King County Metro


WHAT: Friday Forum - 520 Bridge Updates
WHERE: Downtown Seattle at the YMCA, 909 4th Avenue
WHEN: Friday September 7, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Join us for a great conversation and as always, feel free to bring your lunch!


Shefali Ranganathan
Director of Education and Outreach
Transportation Choices Coalition
811 1st Avenue, Suite 626
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.329.2336
Fax: 206.329.2705
www.transportationchoices.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 12:27 AM
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201. Spokane regional transportation summit 9/19--9-/20
Inland Northwest Regional Transportation Summit - September 1920
Don't miss out! Leaders representing government, business, and community groups from the Greater Spokane economic region will meet at the Spokane Convention Center to discuss opportunities before the region and collaborate with others in identifying transportation and economic development goals for the present and future. Find all the details at: http://www.wstc . wa.gov/TranspSum mit/


Shefali Ranganathan
Director of Education and Outreach
Transportation Choices Coalition
811 1st Avenue, Suite 626
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.329.2336
Fax: 206.329.2705
www.transportationchoices.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 12:29 AM
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202. Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq Seattle meeting 9/1
The INOC general meeting will be held as usual on Saturday, September 1st a 3:00 pm (1st Saturday of the month) at: Keystone United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place North.

Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq (INOC)
A Program Unit of Church Council of Greater Seattle
Keystone United Church of Christ
5019 Keystone Place North; Seattle, Washington 98103
http://www.concernforiraq.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 12:31 AM
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203. Iraq refugee crisis talk in Seattle on 9/25
Nightmare in Iraq: The Roots of Violence and the Refugee Crisis
This will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the sanctuary of University Temple United Methodist Church. The speakers are two engaging and dynamic young men with American Friends Service Committee:

Raed Jarrar is a political analyst working with AFSC's Iraq program. Born in Baghdad, Raed established the NGO "Emaar", which implemented hundreds of community-based projects in Iraq on an extremely low budget. He has written on the "Oil Grab in Iraq," etc., and translated the oil law into English.

Noah Merrill is an AFSC staff member in Washington, DC. He recently spent 4 weeks in Syria focussing on the Iraqi refugees. He is also a writer and author of: Iraq: Living the Nightmare, etc.

(Your help is needed to make this program a success!)

Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of Iraq (INOC)
A Program Unit of Church Council of Greater Seattle
Keystone United Church of Christ
5019 Keystone Place North; Seattle, Washington 98103
http://www.concernforiraq.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-02-07 10:43 PM
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204. Immigration 101 program in Anacortes 9/9
Immigration 101
A Program at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, Anacortes
September 9, 2007
12 to 2 pm

Immigration History 101 is part of a workshop series developed by the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. It was made to be used in immigrant and refugee communities but I have adapted it a little bit to use for educating white communities in these issues. I don't talk so much about specific legislation today or what positions people should or shouldn't take but I more focus on having people reflect on their personal immigration histories and how it connects to our larger collective history of immigration and immigration policies our government has enacted. The aim is to give people a better sense of understanding the situation we find ourselves in today and give people a space to dialogue and think about constructive solutions to the issues we face today.

It will go for 2 hours. Please bring yourself a brown bag lunch.

The main piece is a historical timeline taped up on walls that the group is taken through. This can be followed by a 30 minute video on immigration and globalization, and other activities that focus on our collective history. Ideally I'd like scrap paper, an easel and flipchart and a TV with VCR and DVD player.

Michael Ramos with the Church Council of Greater Seattle is encouraging congregations to host this training as a good way to start this education.



David Cahn, Community Organizer
Community to Community
203 W. Holly, Suite 318
Bellingham, WA 98225

360/752-3344
davidncahn {at} gmail.com
www.notinmycounty.org


David Cahn was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. While attending Franklin High School he became involved in community organizing efforts against institutional racism and for community accountability within the Seattle Public School District and the Seattle Police Department. A recent graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in American Cultural Studies, he has volunteered with Community to Community Development since 2005. His work with Community to Community in Bellingham has included organizing the guila del Norte Legal Observer Program in response to the presence of Minuteman Project in Whatcom County. Since a raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) of a local business this past August, the program has grown into the guila del Norte Immigrant Justice Project. In this capacity he has been educating and organizing people in the white community in solidarity around immigration issues.








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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 06:08 AM
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205. Seattle 9/10: solicdarity event to support vegetable packers in Chehalis
Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I'm writing to ask that you join us to support a group of courageous workers at a vegetable processing plant in Chehalis.

National Frozen Foods Corporation (NFFC) is one of the five largest private label frozen vegetable processors in the United States. It is headquartered in Seattle, and operates three processing plants, all in the Pacific Northwest: Chehalis, WA; Albany, OR; and Moses Lake, WA. The Chehalis and Albany plants are Teamster-represented. NFFC workers process fresh vegetables for freezing and repackaging for such chains as Boston Market, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Wal-Mart, Sysco Foods, ConAgra and Woodstock Farms, as well as producing their own label, Valamont.

The Chehalis plant employs over 200 workers year-round, and up to 1000 during peak season. It has been Teamster-represented since 1945. Most workers have been at the plant for over 10 years, many for over 20 years. Since 2004, they have made concessions to meet alleged economic need, including pay cuts of 16%, loss of health care benefits for seasonal workers, loss of retiree health care benefits, and increases in the number of qualifying hours for health care, pension benefits and pay increases. These concessions have hit hardest at those least able to afford them, particularly Latino workers and new hires. A majority of the peak work force is Latino. NFFC has engineered two decertification votes in recent years, in 2004 and 2007. The workers beat back these efforts, voting to keep their Union, Teamsters Local 252. On July 14, 2007, NFFC illegally declared bargaining to be at an impasse, and ended their contract with the workers Union. The Teamsters have filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board. NFFC has denied access to any pension plan for workers aged 18-21, eliminated entry into the defined benefit plan for new hires, stopped the Union grievance process, and put into effect minimal pay increases that come nowhere near making up for recent concessions.

The Teamsters are engaged in informational leafleting at KFC restaurants throughout the State. But they're also asking everyone who can to join together:

Monday, September 10th
4:00 pm

Occidental Park, Seattle
(Occidental & Main, near Pioneer Sqaure)

We'll have a brief rally at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial, and distribute leaflets on NFFC to the tens of thousands of people streaming to the Mariners game at Safeco Field. The action is sponsored not only by the Teamsters, but also by Washington State Jobs with Justice (JwU), the Martin Luther King Jr. Central Labor Council and many other unions. This is part of a pending international campaign to support the NFFC workers. Please join us if you can.

If you'd like more information about the action, please feel free to get in touch with me, either by email or by phone. Thanks - I hope to see you next Monday.

In solidarity,
Paul Bigman
206-214-6169

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 12:22 AM
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206. Seattle 10/14: movie about the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy
From Stonewall Dems chair Anita Latch--

Mark the date October 14 at noon -- Cinerama theater, Seattle. That is going to be the screening of the DADT documentary "Tell" which is Tom Murray's latest film. In my humble opinion, it's the best documentary yet done on the issue (and not simply because I'm one of the people being interviewed) . Here's a link to a preview and to the documentary' s website:

http://tell-documentary.com/preview.html
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 12:23 AM
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207. Voting rights workshop 9/8 in Seattle
You are invited to any / all meetings and events listed below.
The Justice Works! Headquarters is the location for all these events.

We are located at 1117 Martin Luther King Jr Way (between Union and Spring, across the street from Grocery Outlet and a few blocks down from Catfish Corner). The telephone number at the JW! Headquarters is 206-328-7106.

Voting Rights Workshop Saturday, September 8 10am noon (a mid-week workshop will also be planned soon)
- preparation for October 8th Door to Door Outreach


Justice Works! Headquarters clean it / fix it Saturday and Sunday, September 8 & 9
-PAINTING ALL WEEKEND! (Were getting new carpets upstairs very soon!)
-Gardening Sunday (Thanks Biji and Jody!)

JW! Self Care GUIDED RELAXATION Wednesday, September 12 7 8pm
We hope to see you there!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 12:26 AM
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208. New domestic partnership movie, Seattle 9/11
"For My Wife" Producer's Briefing
Tuesday, September 11th, 6:30 PM

The first screening of Trick Dog Films new film, "For My Wife." The inspiring story of Kate Fleming and Charlene Strong. From tragedy to triumph their love and loss paved the way for Washington State's historic Domestic Partnership Legislation.

LOCATION
Central Cinema
1411 21st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-3230
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 12:27 AM
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209. GLAAD benefit, Seattle 9/9
ABSOLUT Seattle
Sunday, September 9th, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

GLAAD President Neil Giuliano and the GLAAD Board of Directors invite you to join us for a lovely afternoon with hosted Absolut cocktails, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and an update on GLAAD's latest work.

See GLAAD's event page for more information or to purchase tickets.

LOCATION
Home of Councilmember Tom Rasmussen & Clayton Lewis
3822 Boyd Place S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
TICKETS
Patron VIP Package - $175.00
VIP - $75.00
General - $50.00
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 01:15 AM
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210. Seattle Association for Women in Science meets 9/19

Welcome to another year with Seattle AWIS! We've got some exciting programs planned and can't wait to share them all with you. At the kick-off meeting, you'll get a chance to meet some of this year's Seattle AWIS Scholarship recipients and to hear about the successes of past recipients.

The Seattle AWIS Board would like to congratulate all of this year's scholarship winners. They are all amazing women. To read more about them, see the September newsletter available on the Seattle AWIS website.

April Hunziker
Brynn Lydum
Jeannie Nguyen
Sharmila Pal
Iris Pang


When:
Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where:
UW South Lake Union Building
First Floor Auditorium
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 01:16 AM
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211. Seattle Peace Chorus yard sale 9/29
The Seattle Peace Chorus (www.seattlepeacechorus.org ) is having a Huge Yard Sale !

The sale will be held on Saturday September 29th, from 9am-4pm at the lot just south of the

Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
8008 - 35th Avenue NE in Seattle.

To donate yard sale type items that work and are in good shape, such as clothes, small appliances, furniture, books, CD's/Albums, children items, yard, household and electronic items, tools, decorations, games, toys, jewelry, call: Geoff Cole at 206-632-9569 and leave a message. Thanks!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-09-07 03:35 AM
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212. Fiestas Patrias in South Park (South Seattle) 9/15-9/16

Fiestas Patrias is an annual festival of Sea Mar Community Health Centers in commemoration of the "September 16 th. or 16 de Septiembre", an Independence Day celebrated in many Latin American countries. In the interest of celebrating Seattle's diversity, this celebration is for everyone to enjoy. The event includes the morning parade through the heart of South Park and a Festival of Latino cultural experience, food, music, dancing, children's games, and much more.

JOIN US FOR THIS YEAR'S PARADE Saturday, September 15, 2007 !!

Grand Marshal & Theme

Our Theme for this year is The South Park Centennial! Spanish Translation: El Centenio de South Park. We have not chosen the Grand Marshal this year. The Parade Committee is looking for the oldest resident of S. Park and extend the invitation to be our Grand Marshal. More information is to come in upcoming letter.


Parade Location and Set-up

The Parade begins at the Sea Mar Community Care Center at 11:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. at the South Park Community Center. We need everyone to begin lining up by 9:30 a.m. The starting location is 1040 S. Henderson St., Seattle WA 98108. The parade will last approximately one hour and end at the South Park Community Center, 8319 8 th. Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98106. Immediately following the parade, Mayor Nickels will plant a tree in commemoration of this year's S. Park Centennial Celebration.

Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Human Resources - Fiestas Patrias Parade
8800 14th. Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98108



A map of the parade route and directions are enclosed. If you have any questions please call us (206) 764-8051 or (206) 764-8050. You may also fax the Parade Participant form to (206) 764-8061. Thank you for your continued support and participation of Sea Mar Community Health Centers and the South Park neighborhood. Please visit www.seattlefiestaspatrias.org


Sincerely,
Lupe Toca
Parade Chair/Coordinator

DIRECTIONS TO PARADE SITE
1040 S. HENDERSON ST .
SEATTLE , WA 98108
Contact: (206) 764-8051 or 764-8050 for info


DIRECTIONS FORM NORTH I-5



Take exit 156 (Tukwila/w marginal way, also known as Hwy 599)
Stay on highway 599 for about 3 miles, take the 14th. Ave. South/Des Moines way exit. (stay to the right at the Y).
Take the left at the stop sign. Go straight and merge on to 14th. Avenue South. At the first light, take a left. (this is Henderson St.)
The Nursing Home/Sea Mar Community Care Center is at the top of the hill on the Right.


DIRECTIONS FROM SOUTH I-5

Take the Corson/Michigan Street Exit.
Stay Straight on Corson until you get to East Marginal Way - go Left.
Take a Right on 16th. Avenue. Once you pass over the bridge, it turns ino 14th. Ave.
Take a Right on to Henderson
The Nursing Home/Sea Mar Community Care Center is at the top of the hill on the Right.


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-09-07 03:36 AM
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213. 9-11 From Tragedy to Tyranny:--Space Needle 9/11
9-11 From Tragedy to Tyranny: Politics, Oil and Refugees event which gathers at 10:30 am at Seattle Center's Space Needle.

Let us meet at 10:30 at the Experience Music Project (EMP) entrance so you can receive flyers to distribute regarding the 7:00 pm, Sept. 25th, event Crisis in Iraq: Politics, Oil and Refugees. The EMP entrance is on the sidewalk which leads to the Space Needle, etc.




Dick Blakney
425-488-9965
Please contact me by email or by phone if anything is unclear.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 07:35 AM
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214. Multifaith peace event on Fox Island 9/21
September 21st, 2007 At 7 pm

Fox Island United Church of Christ
726 6th Avenue, Fox Island

This event is a multi-faith religious and cultural event celebrating the diversity of the Religious Left and is open to everyone without regard to religion or belief, race, culture, gender or sexual orientation. God has many faces and the people of God come in all colors, faiths, sizes and cultures.

Peace is not just the absence of war.

Join Rev B.J. Beu, Rev Mary Scifries, Jerry Abbott, the Wickline Family and Friends on their Wake Up America Tour, Russ Lemken, Dave Norton, and others at this International Day of Peace Celebration and call to action.

A Peace of Art Show will be presented in the church narthex beginning September 11th on the day of the birth of Ghandis non-violence. All pieces will be created by local artists of all ages.

Call Jerry at 253-267-9000 or the church at 253-549-2420

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 03:25 AM
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215. International Day of Peace; Bellingham 9/21
International Day of Peace 2007: COURAGE TO RESIST!
Friday September 21, 2007

C2C is a proud sponsor of this event, Join us as we Raise our voices together asking for an end to the US occupation of Iraq! Just as strongly as we say STOP THE RAIDS! STOP THE MILITARIZATION of immigration law enforcement! The evening begins at 6pm at Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham for a short rally with Iraq War Veteran Larry Enriquez, the I Miss America Pageant, and anti-war march to First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Avenue . The program begins at 7pm and features The Kulshan Chorus, a simultaneous Childrens PeaceArt Program, the Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award, and speakers Iraq War Veteran Evan Knappenberger; Victoria Marx, mother of a two-tour Iraq Veteran and leader of CodePink in Bellingham ; and Bellingham city council member Terry Bornemann.

For more information call Marie at 734-0217 www.WhatcomPJC.org WhatcomPJC {at} fidalgo.net
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 03:26 AM
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216. Peace without Borders; Blaine 9/29
Peace Without Borders: Building the Movement
10am to 5pm Saturday September 29, 2007

Peace Arch State Park ; Blaine , WA Join Immigrant Rights, Food Justice, Feminists, Peace and Labor activists from Community to Community Development, Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, Whatcom County Democrats and Jobs with Justice co-hosting this all day visioning event and concert with Vancouver World Peace Forum, BC Labour Council, Canadian Federation of Students, and other good friends from Canada.

1) 10am to 1pm - Strategic planning discussions for leaders and activists in the following areas:
War Resistance Counter Recruitment and Youth Labour Women and impact of war
Arts and Culture Human Rights, Immigration and Refugees Peace Education in schools/in general and Environment and Sustainability.

2) 1:30pm to 5pm -The Peace Without Borders Peace Concertl featuring songwriter David Rovics, Latin American music from Correo Aereo, Sudanese sounds from Sudanda, and the inspirational singing of The Seattle Labor Chorus and Vancouver s Solidarity Notes along with other artists.
There will be a childrens activity area, Pozole and other delectable Mexican food will be available from C2C's "Las Margaritas" coopertaive. For more information go to www.WhatcomPJC.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 03:50 AM
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217. International Women's Day Fundraiser; Bellingham 10/6
Fun!-draiser - Getting ready for International Women's Day 2008!
Saturday October 6, 2007
YWCA - 1026 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225

9:00am to 4:00pm - Free retreat and planning session for 2008 International Women's Day Celebration and global Women's activism - Join the DIVA Team! This is your opportunity to become a member of the organizing committee.

7:00pm to 10:00pm - Dance to "Bevy" - all women Latin Jazz Band! Bring out your Diva and dine on desserts - your $25 donation
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 03:58 AM
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218.  Hugo House (Seattle) September and October events.
New! Hugo Works in Progress
Join us for Works in Progress - a brand new open mic for the over-21 crowd. Works in Progress is a forum to share your work and meet likeminded writers. The first meeting is September 24 at 7 p.m. (sign up at 6:30 p.m.) details here.

Hauntings
Hugo Houses next Genre Competition! Entries due Oct. 15
Hugo House awaits your submissions to Hauntings. We ask that you consider space, time and mind and that lingering feeling of uneasiness that a haunting gives us. Details on the competition here.

The winner will receive $250 and a public reading on Halloween night with Cherie Priest, author of Four and Twenty Blackbirds. The two runners-up will be invited to read excerpts of their pieces as well. Questions? E-mail brianmcguigan@hugohouse.org


Classes

Classes have begun! We think that reading and writing are two of a kind thats why we offer reading classes like the ones below. All classes reading and writing are listed here.

Working-Class Hero: Literature and the British Working Class (a reading class)
with Kevin Asman

We will look at the history of working-class writing in Britain with the help of Eliot, Forster, Woolf, Lawrence and others. We will explore how working-class people represent themselves and how they have been represented by others.
Wednesdays, Oct. 3Nov. 7, 79 p.m. General: $195 Member: $180

Founding Empire: Virgil and The Aeneid (a reading class)
with Tom Pfau

Well follow Aeneas on his journey and ask: what price empire? Is it inspired mythmaking, propaganda or something entirely other?
Saturdays, Oct. 6Nov. 10, 10 a.m.12 p.m. General: $195 Member: $180

One Day with Twelfth Night (a reading class)
with Misha Berson

This text with careful reading can reveal multiple layers of delight and meaning well discuss the text, look at production history, consider Shakespeare's canon, view film and read scenes to get the true flavor of the work.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 15 p.m. General: $80 Member: $70
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 08:58 PM
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219. Criminal Justice Reform meeting; Seattle 9/24

First AME is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Criminal Justice Reform

Date: Sept 24th
Time: 6PM reception 6:30PM meeting
Location: First AME Church
1522-14th
Seattle


http://www.metrokc.gov/mkcc/news/2007/0907/JP_LG_twnhal...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 09:03 PM
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220. Iraqi Refugee Crisis Forum: Seattle 9/25
Seattle presntation on the Iraqi refugee crisis; 9/25


When: Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at 7:00 pm
Where: University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle
What: Two speakers on the Iraq oil law, sectarian violence, and the Iraqi refugee crisis

Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi political analyst and consultant to the American Friends Service Committee. He will explain what is really behind the sectarian violence in Iraq and why U.S. politicians call passing the Iraq oil law "benchmark number one."

Noah Merrill is an American who recently spent four months among Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Syria. About half of the 4.2 million displaced Iraqis are living in these two countries. This has been called the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.

Come to this free event for a deeper understanding of what is happening and how to help. Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee and Interfaith Network of Concern. at www.ConcernForIraq.org/Sept25 is a news release with links to speakers' video and articles.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-20-07 03:08 AM
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221. Before our rivers run dry--forum in Seattle 11/13
The Metropolitan Democratic Club
www.metrodems. com
Contact: Eleanor Walker Munro, 206-937-9825, walkere1 {at} msn. com.

Metropolitan Democratic Club forum

before our rivers run dry: why we need a healthy flow of water policy now

featuring Alan Hamlet, Climate Impacts Group, UW Janice Adair, Department of Ecology, Rachael Osborn, Center for Environmental Law and Policy

Tuesday, November 13
5:15 7:30 PM
FareStart Restaurant
700 Virginia St

Admission $20
appetizers, no host bar
to reserve tickets email
MDCforumregistration metrodems.com

The Metropolitan Democratic Club promotes debate of important public issues and works for Democratic principles of political reform.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 04:27 AM
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222. "Moral Politics" public access TV in Seattle shows every Friday
Monthly on Moral Politics TV, guest host Dr. Valerie Tarico shines a floodlight on fundamentalists who seek to change our country and your future.

Tonights show features Ms. Kathryn Hinsch, founder and director of the Womens Bioethics Project. The Religious Right is using our personal medical decisions to advance their agenda. The Womens Bioethics Project stands, armed with a slingshot, facing Goliath. Learn about the money trail, the key battles, and the implications for womens lives. Tune in at 8!


When: Moral Politics cablecasts live every Friday at 8 PM.
Where: Tune to Comcast Channel 77 (Millennium 29 in some locales). Alternately, view the internet stream at http://www.axisbytesmedia.com/scanlive



About Moral Politics TV Moral, Nation-Enhancing, Confrontational Discourse for a progressive America.

Programming: Moral Politics TV points its lens where politics & morality intersect. Our guests include elected officials, political candidates, activists, lobbyists, journalists, consumer advocates, bloggers, professors, engineers, ministers, trial attorneys, soldiers and physicians.

Recent shows:

Peak Oil Crisis
Medical Malpractice
God Talk by Politicians
Globalization Ills
James Yees Guantanamo
Payday Loan Shark
Rich Nation, Poor Health
Pathogen Research Hazards
AIDS: A Foreign Policy Failure
Palestinian Issues
Clean Elections by Public Funding
Privacy Threats

Moral Politics is a SCAN Prime Time Production hosted and produced by Bill Alford. Join our mailing list and receive announcements of our upcoming shows. editor {at} moralpolitics.org.

The many Friends of Moral Politics make this show possible. Please join the team! Suggestions, dollar donations, crew & production support all welcome. editor {at} moralpolitics.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:25 PM
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223. Public hearing on Madison Valley flooding: Seattle 10/4
On October 4 at Garfield Community Center, SPU will hold a public meeting from 6-8 PM to discuss long term options to solve the Madison Valley flooding situation. The Greater Madison Valley Community Council would like a real long-term solution that addresses drainage and runoff infrastructure throughout the broader area, supported by appropriate maintenance practices and building
codes. It's suspected that the city will prefer digging another pit in the ground to capture more runoff. The current and possible additional, displacement of residents of this central area neighborhood, without remuneration that allows these residents to remain in community, is also an issue.

Here is the announcement:
http://www.seattle.gov/util/About_SPU/News/Current_Issu...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 05:49 AM
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224. Duwamish River Cleanup fall events (South King County)
September 24th-28th on Morning Edition

Don't miss Jessica Partnow's in-depth look at Seattle's Duwamish River, all this week at 6:40 and 8:40 during Morning Edition on KUOW 94.9 Seattle, 90.3 Bellingham, and 1340 AM Olympia.

Life on the Duwamish explores the history, culture, and neighborhoods around the Duwamish waterway, a historical center of industry in Seattle, Superfund Cleanup site, and a focal point of communities in South Park and Georgetown.

But don't wait for the series to air...visit the Common Language Project's multimedia website right away!

Outside the Seattle Area? Missed the show? Visit kuow.org to hear the series online.

Then come out and get involved in efforts to clean up and restore your river with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition!

Saturday, October 13, 10am-2pm ~ Duwamish Alive! ~ Join your friends and neighbors volunteering with work parties at nine habitat restoration sites along the Duwamish River. DRCC is hosting the volunteer work party at Gateway Park North, on the river at the end of 8th Avenue S. in Georgetown. Call (206) 234-5102 to volunteer, or visit www.duwamishcleanup.org for a full list of sites to choose from.

Saturday, October 27, 10am-12pm ~ Duwamish River Boat Tour ~
Join guides from DRCC and EPA on this 2-hour boat tour of Seattle's hometown river. Learn about the cultural and natural history of the Duwamish River, Superfund cleanup sites and habitat restoration areas, plus enjoy a critter search around Kellogg Island for eagles, osprey, seals and otters. Space is limited ~ advance registration is required. Email info {at} duwamishcleanup.org, or call (206) 954-0218.

Thursday, November 29, 6-9:30 pm ~ River Cleanup Public Meeting ~ =

results of six years of investigation are out! ~ Come learn about contamination levels and sources polluting our river, and what the risks are to the environment and human health. Food, child care and Spanish interpretation provided. Transportation available upon request. (Tentative) Location: Concord School, 723 S. Concord St., South Park, Seattle. Call or email DRCC for more information: (206) 954-0218; info {at} duwamishcleanup.org

____________________________
BJ Cummings
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
5410 First Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.954.0218
info {at} duwamishcleanup.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 05:55 AM
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225. Meetings about dioxin levels in western Washington: Sept/Oct.
You are invited to public meetings to discuss the level of dioxin that should be allowed in Puget Sound disposal sites. The Agencies in charge of disposal US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington State Department of Ecology, US. Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources are updating their dredge disposal program for dioxin because the current program is not appropriate for Puget Sound, based on new science findings and a stronger acknowledgement of tribal seafood consumption rates.

In sum the regulatory agencies want to know what you think about how much dioxin should be allowed in the 8 in-water disposal sites in Puget Sound.

Dioxins are a group of chlorinated organic compounds identified as known human carcinogens that are also toxic to wildlife at very low concentrations. Dioxins result from natural and industrial activities, ranging from forest fires and volcanic activity to the manufacture of chlorinated pesticides and the incomplete burning of fuels and wastes.


How to comment:
Attend one of 5 public meetings (note: each meeting has the same agenda)

September 26, 2007 - Seattle
Army Corps - Federal Center South (4735 East Marginal Way South)
2:30pm-5:00pm

September 26, 2007 - Seattle
Army Corps - Federal Center South (4735 East Marginal Way South)
5:30pm-8:00pm

October 2, 2007 - Lacey
Ecology Headquarters (300 Desmond Dr.)
6:00pm-8:30pm

October 11, 2007 - Bellingham
Port of Bellingham Squalicum Boathouse (2600 S. Harbor Loop)
5:30pm-8:00pm

October 16, 2007 - Port Angeles
Port of Port Angeles (338 West First Street)
5:30pm-8:00pm

If you cannot attend a meeting, you can email your comments to:
Dave Fox, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ((206) 764-6083) at: david.f.fox {at} usace.army.mil

Background:

Eight disposal areas were set up more than 20 years ago to take clean sands and silt that need to be periodically dredged from berthing areas and navigational channels in Puget Sound harbors in order to provide navigational depths for marine vessels. Between 2000 and 2006, roughly 20 million cubic yards of material were dredged and disposed of at these open-water disposal sites.

Unfortunately, toxic chemicals, such as dioxins, contaminate many of these navigational areas and are thus found in low levels in the disposal sites. Also, sediment cleanup sites (non-navigational) have material that is deemed clean enough for in-water disposal but may contain low levels of dioxin or other toxic pollutants. Sands and silts that are significantly contaminated with dioxin, PCBs, mercury, or other toxic chemicals must be disposed in upland locations such as landfills.The regulatory agencies currently use a temporary method for deciding the level of the dioxin concentrations allowed in the in-water disposal sites.

The agencies want to get your opinion about varous options which boil down to these basic questions:

1. Should there be one dioxin level for all disposal sites in Puget Sound or should the levels be customized for each disposal site, based on local conditions.

2. Should the dioxin level(s) be based on risk (i.e., how much exposure to wildlife or to humans through seafood consumption) or on existing background levels.

People For Puget Sound Recommends (preliminary comments):

We believe that the most protective levels of dioxins should be required for material that is disposed in Puget Sound. Dioxins are extremely toxic and we should not be moving them around in the Sound - we should get them out.

At this time, risk-based levels are more protective than background-based levels because the disposal sites have already been contaminated by dioxins due to past dumping. In addition, much of the area around the disposal sites are also contaminated by dioxin pollution from past and ongoing activities.

The most restrictive known tribal consumption rates should be used for all of Puget Sound (not a local rate for each site) because at this point, individual tribal consumption rates have not been well determined using culturally appropriate methods.

The most important missing element of the whole process is a determination of bioaccumulation of dioxin in aquatic life and in shellfish i.e., in the entire food web. This should be a high priority.

For more information:

For more information and background material about the issue go to: http://www.nws.usace.army
Or contact:
Heather Trim
People For Puget Sound
911 Western Ave., Suite 580
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 382-7007 X215
htrim {at} pugetsound.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 05:57 AM
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226. Olympia--Paid Family Leave Task Force meets 9/25
This Wednesday afternoon, the Paid Family Leave Task Force will be meeting in Olympia. At the meeting, MomsRising members are making a special presentation of beautiful potted trees to thank the Task Force for helping Washington families grow stronger with paid family leave and to counter the negative voice of the corporate lobby. We want the Task Force to know how much this program means to Washington's families.

WHAT: Paid Family Leave Task Force Meeting
WHEN: This Wednesday, September 26th, at 1pm
WHERE: State Capitol Campus, in the Cherberg Building, Conference rooms A/B/C
RSVP: And let us know you'll be there by quickly signing on as a Mom Ambassador by clicking here: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/m...

(You can sign on as a Mom Ambassador even if you can't come on Wednesday, but do want to be notified in the future about adventures where moms are needed in person. Just click http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/m... )

JOIN US! We'd like to invite you, your friends, your kids, and the rest of your family to come show your positive support for the work of the Task Force. Whether it's your first time in a task force meeting, or you've been attending meetings for years, this will be a great opportunity to see government in action and to meet fellow MomsRising members.

ABOUT THE TASK FORCE--WHAT TO EXPECT: The Paid Family Leave Task Force is comprised of thirteen members including legislators and community and business representatives (Our Executive Director, Kristin, is on the task force representing you!). At this meeting, they will be discussing implementation options for the program.

The public is invited to observe and make public comments at the meetings. At the last meeting, the business lobby filled the room with observers who oppose paid family leave. This negative presence does not accurately reflect the public's feelings about paid family leave. Your presence at the meeting, as well as our presentation of thank you gifts with messages of support from members across the state to the task force, will work to show the positive support for this program.

COME ON DOWN! Even if you can only stop by for 20 minutes, your presence at the meeting is important. Drop by, wear your MomsRising t-shirt if you have one, and show your support. And, don't forget to invite your friends to come too! RSVP by signing up as Mom Ambassador at: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/m...

And, if you have any questions, just email Katie
Best,
Katie, Kristin, and the MomsRising Team
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 03:52 AM
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227. Pt Townsend meeting on Pit to Pier proposal 9/27
This year, with your help, the legislature took a big step toward the recovery of Puget Sound by creating an independent state agency responsible for restoring the Sound to health by 2020.

Unfortunately, there is a proposal which poses yet another hazardous threat to the health of Puget Sound . Fred Hill Materials is seeking to build an enormous industrial development including a massive gravel mining operation, miles of conveyor belts, and a 1000 foot long pier for huge barges and massive ships on the shores and waters of Hood Canal.

As Washington moves forward with the ambitious effort to clean up Puget Sound , we must also prevent new sources of pollution. Click here to tell county officials that it is irresponsible to allow a huge industrial complex on Hood Canal : http://actionstudio.org/?go=3374

BACKGROUND

After 5 years of political maneuvering, the proposed Pit-to-Pier proposal has entered the administrative permitting process and Jefferson County must complete an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This step is critical. You have an important opportunity to help make sure that the EIS and all other steps in the permitting process are comprehensive, thorough, open, and independent of undo influence by Fred Hill Materials.

Tell Jefferson County to consider the following adverse impacts of the Pit-to-Pier proposal in the EIS:

Noise, water, air, visual and light pollution.
Destruction of wildlife, bird, and marine habitat
Storm water runoff, aquifer destruction and/or contamination, industrial water consumption and its impacts on existing aquifers
Contamination of Hood Canal

Additional issues that should be considered:

Oil spill containment & clean up/impacts to commercial shellfish harvest
Impact to the Orca whale, all fisheries or endangered marine populations
Any other issues you believe are important

Make sure that your voice is heard! Click here to tell county officials that it is irresponsible to allow a huge industrial complex on Hood Canal : http://actionstudio.org/?go=3374


You can also make your voice heard by attending the Jefferson County Public Meeting this Thursday, September 27, 2007:

When: Thursday, September 27th
-Project Review from 4-6 P.M.
-Oral and Written Comments from 6-9 P.M

Where: Fort Warden State Park Commons meeting hall, 200 Battery Way in Port Townsend.

Please visit the Hood Canal Coalition web site at www.hoodcanalcoalition.org to read a copy of Jefferson County s Notice of the Scoping Process.

Thank you for all of your efforts!
Kerri

Kerri Cechovic
Organizer
206.622.8103, ext. 212
kerri {at} wecprotects.org
www.wecprotects.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 02:20 AM
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228. Seattle: eat out on 10/4 to fight hunger
ig Out - Fight Hunger Eat Out on October 4th!

Eat at any - or all - of these restaurants and businesses on October 4, and theyll donate a portion of their proceeds to PNA Soup Kitchens. 74th Street Ale House, Carmelita, Gaspare Ristorante, Green Bean Coffeehouse, Kouzina, Maes Phinney Ridge Caf, Olivers Twist, Yannis Greek Restaurant, Park Pub, Phinney Market, Pig N Whistle, Red Mill Burgers,

Santa Fe Caf, Stumbling Goat Bistro, and Wingdome.

Check-out the photo exhibit by Raul Campoverde of Soup Kitchen clients and volunteers at the Green Bean Coffeehouse. Thanks to Metropolis for donating balloons to mark Pig Out locations!

For more information, go to www.phinneycenter.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-28-07 03:58 AM
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229. Free Docudrama . The Burmese Harp; Seattle 7/28
Free Docudrama . The Burmese Harp at Bethany UCC

Friday, September 28th @ 7pm.
Bethany UCC Church, 6230 Beacon Ave S

Corner of Beacon Ave, and S. Graham St.,- bus #36

There will be a round table discussion and a collection will be taken to cover the usage of the church and movie rentals, etc.

review:

Kon Ichikawa's Buddhist tale of peace, The Burmese Harp, is universally relevant in various eras and cultures, although it comments specifically on
the destruction of Burma during World War II. Based on the novel by Michio Takeyama, The Burmese Harp stars a Japanese platoon stationed in Burma
whose choir skills are inspired by their star musician, Private Mizushima (Rentaro Mikuni), who strums his harp to cheer the homesick soldiers. As
the troop surrenders to the British and is interred in Mudon prison camp, Mizushima escapes to be faced with not only his imminent death, but also
the deaths of thousands of other soldiers and civilians. Relinquishing his life as a military man, Mizushima retreats into a life of Buddhist
prayer, dedicating himself to healing a wounded country. Filmed in black and white, strong visual contrasts heighten the divide between peace, war,
life, and death in this highly symbolic film. Scenes in which the Japanese soldiers urge opposing forces to sing with them portray military men
regardless of alliance as emotionally sensitive. Showing the humanistic aspects of war, such as the male bonding that occurs between soldiers,
doesn't justify war as much as deepens its tragedy. This release includes interviews with the director and with Mikuni, further contextualizing its
place in Japanese cinema. The Burmese Harp, with its lessons in compassion and selflessness, is so transformative that viewing it feels somewhat
akin to a religious experience. --Trinie Dalton

In solidarity,
Thomas W. Warner (secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee)
8923 2nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA, 98115
206 523-1720
And Beacon Hill Peace Committee


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-28-07 04:01 AM
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230. Benefit for El Salvador Olympia 10/20
On October 20, 2007, singer-songwriter Iris DeMent will perform a rare live concert in Olympia, Washington at the Capitol Theater. All proceeds will benefit The Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America and the Olympia Film Society.

For more information, click here:
http://www.fssca.net/benefit/dement07.html

By the way, I'm going to be in the Pacific Northwest from October 19 to 23. If you have time to get together, please let me know. I'd love to give you an update on the great work you're supporting in El Salvador.

Saludos!

Sean Hale
Interim Executive Director
sean {at} fssca.net
FSSCA
314 E Highland Mall Blvd, Ste 208
Austin, TX 78752
www.fssca.net
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-01-07 05:35 PM
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231. North Puget Sound Meet-up for Kucinich 10/9 in Mt. Vernon
Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00PM

Skagit County Democrats HQ
300A South 1st Street
Mount Vernon WA 98273

The focus of the meet-up will be on organizing Kucinih supporters in counties and LDs to attend Precinct Caucuses on February 5th.

Fund raising will also be a topic of discussion. As you know, Kucinich is not being offered (and would refuse if offered) big bucks from corporate Amerca like the media-designated "front-runners" are raking in.

It would be great if some folks from Whatcom attended. At the last Meet-up there were people from Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties. We need to broaden the base.

Hope to see you - and ohers - on Oct. 9th
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 03:47 AM
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232. Association for Women in Science meeting 10/17 Seattle
Fall is definitely here. The leaves are turning, and so has the weather. At the October general meeting, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the 13 Deadly Science Career Mistakes and how to avoid them. It's a great topic for anyone!

General Meeting Topic:
Avoid the 13 Deadly Science Career Mistakes
by Susan Lauzac, Ph.D. of Career Journeys, Inc.

When:
Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where:
UW South Lake Union Building
First Floor Auditorium
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 02:35 AM
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233. NARAL prochoice auction; Seattle 10/20
Its time to register for the pro-choice gala event of the year! If you havent done so already, buy your tickets now! The big event is right around the corner.

Saturday, October 20, 2007 - festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.
South Lake Union Naval Reserve Building
(860 Terry Ave N, Seattle)
Reception, silent auction, three-course dinner and live auction
Dress to impress
Tickets: $125 http://www.prochoicewashington.org/events/libertyball.s...

All proceeds support the right to choose.

For more information visit our website http://www.prochoicewashington.org/events/libertyball.s... or call (206) 624-1990.

We have amazing items for you to bid on:

Trips to London, Portugal, and France
A week in Hawaii
Mariners tickets
A trip to Chicago and tickets to see Oprah
Massages for a year
The new iPod Nano with video
A surfing lesson
Dinner at Seattles best restaurants
And so much more!
Its our best auction everdont miss out on the fun!

Have an item youd like to DONATE to the auction? Is there something you would like to see at the auction? Send your items and ideas our way! Items can rage from the practical to the fanciful. Contact our procurement extraordinaire, Megan Baker, at MeganBaker {at} ProChoiceWashington.org or (206) 624-1990.

Would you like to VOLUNTEER for the NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Liberty Ball Auction? Take out your swanky duds and get ready for a great volunteer opportunity!

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the day to suit diverse interests. From delivery driving to bartending, we have the volunteer job just for YOU.

There are four volunteer shifts available:
Set-Up Shift 1: 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
Set-Up Shift 2: 2 5 p.m.
Registration Team Shift: 4:30 11 p.m.
Live Auction Team Shift: 6 11 p.m.

For a full list of volunteer job descriptions, please contact Sasha Cousineau at 206-624-1990 or SashaCousineau {at} ProChoiceWashington.org.


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 02:37 AM
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234. Bicycle Alliance Auction; Seattle 10/27
It's time for the Bicycle Alliance of Washington's annual auction! This
year's event is Saturday, October 27 at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion. Silent auction starts at 5:30pm.

Our auctioneer this year is Gayle Stallings. She is a past executive director of the Texas Bicycle Coalition and was inspired to become an auctioneer after attending our event several years ago. Some of you may remember Gayle's appearance at that auction when she stood up to present a prototype Texas Share the Road license plate signed by Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. And Willie Weir, adventure bicycle traveler extraordinaire, will return as our MC!

Our auction gala features silent and live auctions, a sit down dinner, New
Belgium beer and a variety of Washington wines. Tickets can be purchased for $75 each or ask nine friends to join you at a table for $750. You can use your credit card to purchase tickets online at this link,
http://www.bicyclealliance.org/auction/ticketform.php, or you can call our
office at 206.224.9252. You can also mail us a check: Bicycle Alliance of
Washington, Attn Auction, PO Box 2904, Seattle, WA 98111.

And yes, we are still accepting auction donations! Use our handy-dandy online donation form to submit your item
today: http://www.bicyclealliance.org/auction/procureform.php

Additional details about the auction can be found at
http://www.bicyclealliance.org/auction/index.html

See you October 27!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Bicycle Alliance of Washington
PO Box 2904
Seattle, WA 98111
206.224.9252 x303
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 05:25 AM
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235. Pierce County Hunger Walk 10/7
http://www.americasolidarity.org/node/812

Pierce County Hunger Walk
Start: 10/07/2007 - 1:00pm
End: 10/07/2007 - 4:00pm
Body:

Join America In Solidarity as we sponsor a team, hold our banner and walk in Pierce County's Hunger Walk. The money raised from the walk will be used to stomp out hunger in Pierce County and around the world.

Send us an email or call our office at 253-471-1123 to join our team.

www.pchungerwalk.org

Location
Jefferson Park
N. 900 Proctor
Tacoma, WA
United States
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 11:16 PM
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236. Duwamish River boat tour 10/27 in South Seattle
Duwamish River Boat Tour
Saturday, October 27
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
& 1 pm -3 p.m.

Join us for a FREE public boat tour of the Duwamish River Superfund Site aboard the "Admiral Pete" for this two hour trip to learn about the cultural and natural history of the river, pollution hot spots, past and future cleanup areas, habitat restoration sites, and a critter search for eagles, osprey, seals and otters.

Call (206) 954-0218 or email info
To see a photo gallery of past tours, visit: http://www.duwamishcleanup.org /"Jason Parker's Duwamish River Photo Gallery"

____________________________
BJ Cummings
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
5410 First Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.954.0218
info {ata] duwamishcleanup.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 11:18 PM
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237. Seattle LGBT film festival 10/12-10/21
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

The 12th annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, presented by Esurance, will take place October 12-21, 2007. The festival has been a part of the Greater Seattle queer community and beyond since 1996 and has become the largest festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The festival has garnered national recognition for showcasing extraordinary and award-winning work including the Northwest premiere of TRANSAMERICA and the Seattle premiere of SHORTBUS. The festival is also an important venue in the local Seattle film scene, and inspires members of our community to express their creativity through film and video.

http://2007.seattlequeerfilm.org/
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 11:30 PM
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238. One Man's Story: Philip Agee, Cuba, and the CIA; Seattle 10/11
Potluck dinner and a new documentary by Bernie Dwyer and Roberto Ruiz: ..One Man's Story: Philip Agee, Cuba, and the CIA.

Thursday, October 11th, dinner @ 6 pm . Documentary @ 7pm . discussion till 9:30pm. A collection will be taken to assist Seattle.s medical student at the Latin American School of Medicine where the Cuban society are training him . and thousands of other non Cubans to become doctors for free. The only condition is that they return to their home countries and provide health care to poorly served communities.

Address: 8923 2nd Ave. N.E. . Seattle, WA.

Philip Agee has been hounded by "the Company" (the CIA) since his resignation in 1968. He joined the Central Intelligence Agency based on his idealism to fight communism, but quit after 12 years in disgust of what he was ordered to do to undermine movements for social justice in Latin America. His book, Inside the Company became an international best seller. Now he tells his story on film. Using archival footage and citing example after example, Agee leaves no doubt as to the nature of the CIA: to covertly intimidate, blackmail, and even terrorize popular movements and governments throughout the world, in support of US corporate interests. After outlining the different terrorist acts directed against Cuba by the CIA, Agee justifies Cuba's need to send agents, like the Cuban 5, to Florida in order to protect the island.

In solidarity,
Thomas W. Warner (secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee - a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle)
8923 2nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA, 98115
206 523-1720
warner {at} scn.org
http:www.seattlecuba.net
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-05-07 11:31 PM
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239. Folklife 2007 Benefit Auction; Seattle Center, 11/3
Folklife Benefit Auction: Saturday, November 3

Mark your calendars to Celebrate Folklife with us at the 2007 Benefit Auction taking place on Saturday, November 3, from 5:30-11:00 p.m. at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion. You will be able to bid on items like the ones below and many more. To attend, please call (206) 684-7300. Tickets purchased before October 19 are $55. >From October 20-26, tickets are $65.

Auction Item Sneak Peak:

Learn to make chocolate truffles with master truffle-maker and Northwest Folklife board member John Ullman: In this special class, you and five of your friends will learn the secrets to making delicious chocolate truffles. Leave the class with a dozen freshly made truffles, the materials to make a dozen more and a new skill to liven up holiday parties!

Luther Black and Christina Wrights Famous Lobster Dinner: Join Northwest Folklife board member, Luther Black and his wife, Christina Wright, at their Wallingford home for a multi-course seafood dinner featuring Maine Lobster and Northwest shellfish with all the fixings. Luther and Chris will prepare and host the dinner for your party of six.

Be the first to know about exciting live and silent auction items through our weekly email update! Send an email to mollyh {at} nwfolklife.org with the subject line "Auction Hot List" to get the inside scoop.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 05:34 AM
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240. Equal Rights Washington Fundraiser; Seattle 10/13
What About Marriage? ERW Fundraiser at Neighbours Nightclub
Saturday, 7-10 PM
Neighbours Nightclub
1509 Broadway, (206) 324-5358


Come to Neighbourss fourth annual fundraising event for ERW this Saturday, October 13. This years theme is What About Marriage? The event is hosted by Sapphire Knight, reigning empress of Seattle, and Jerrica Stephens, reigning Empress of Tacoma, and produced by Nick D, Mr. Gay Washington 2007/2008. The cost of admission is $5, and all proceeds go to ERW. The door opens at 7 PM and the event starts at 7:30 PM and should be over by 10 PM. Please join us for a great night!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-11-07 02:34 AM
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241. Washington Environmental Council dinner; Seattle 11/9
Edited on Thu Oct-11-07 02:35 AM by eridani
Please join Washington Environmental Council as we celebrate the Power of Partnership by honoring Bill Ruckelshaus, Nausheen Kasmani, and hundreds of heroes like you.

When: Friday, November 9, 2007
6:00 10:00pm, followed by dancing 'til midnight

Where: Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle at 8th and Pike

Enjoy an evening with cocktails, exciting and unexpected auction items, a three-course dinner, live music by the David Cooley Band, and dancing into the night

Super Hero Seating: $140 per person, $1400 per table (seats 10)

Hero Seating: $90 per person, $900 per table before October 19. $100 per person, $1000 per table afterwards.


Reserve your seat at: https://www.wecprotects.org/join/event_reg.cfm

Questions?
Contact Allison Schulte allison@wecprotects.org or 206.622.8103, ext 206
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-11-07 02:40 AM
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242. Holly Near concert; Vashon 10/27
Vashon Allied Arts is hosting a Holly Near concert on Saturday, October 27th. Concert tickets are available from Blue Heron Gallery, 206-463-5131. Festival seating tickets are $40. Preferred seating (1st two rows) and post concert party with Holly tickets are $125. For info see www.Vashonalliedarts.org and www.Hollynear.com . The theatre is at 17723 Vashon Highway SW. Concert starts at 7:30. Holly is also presenting a writing workshop on Sunday, October 28th. $40. Check the websites for more info.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-13-07 01:55 AM
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243. Demonstrate for ENDA inclusiveness; Seattle 10/14
LGBT and Allied Community Rally for an Inclusive ENDA

Stand together * Raise your voice * Get involved for an inclusive ENDA and a united LGBT and Allied community.

Where: Seattle LGBT Community Center 1115 East Pike Seattle , WA , Capitol Hill
When: Sunday, October 14, 2007 2:00 PM

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE:

The Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to provide workplace protections for LGBT all people people may be stripped stripped of gender identity protections. This would be a giant blow to all Transgender people as well as anybody who does not adhere to rigid gender stereo-types. Its not too late to lend your voice and your energy to ensure that congressional leadership knows that this is not acceptable. We are one community and we must stand together. If you support this cause,


THIS RALLY IS FOR YOU! WE ARE MAKING OUR VOICES HEARD

Hundreds of organizations from around the country have joined the UnitedENDA.org coalition. Togeher in a matter of days we have generated tens of thousands of constituebnt contacts. The Democratic leadership is listening. Now we must prove that we can deliver votes, remained unified and educate the public about the importance of passing ENDA that includes gender identity.

What you will find out:

How you can influence your legislator to support Trans (Gender Identity) inclusion in Federal Workplace Equality protection.

How to get involved with local groups that support this agenda

More about ENDA and what it me ans to you.

Who else cares about the unity of the LGBTQ community.

Who is putting it on:
Ingersoll Gender Center
Seattle LGBT Center
Equal Rights Washington

Media Sponsor:
Seattle Gay News

With support of:
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Washington Gender Alliance
Gay City Health Project
Seattle Counseling Service
American Friends Service Committee
Religious Coalition For Equality
Safe Schools Coalition
and many more community organizations

If you have not yet e-mailed your legislators to let them know you support H.R. 2015 the original version of ENDA that includes gender identity, please click here and contact your Congressperson and the Democratic Leadership now.

For more information to go to:
www.seattlelgbt.org
www.ingersollcenter.org
www.equalrightswashington.org
www.sgn.org

Together we will prevail,

Joshua Friedes
Advocacy Director
Equal Rights Washington
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-13-07 01:56 AM
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244. Climate Group event; Seattle 10/31
The City of Seattle, The Climate Group and MWH would like to invite you to a special evening focusing on the interplay between media and public policy on climate change.

The event will take place on October 31 at the The Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, with panelists from some of the world's most respected media companies.

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to lerdos {at}theclimategroup.org

Kind regards,

Allison Hannon
The Climate Group
Corporate Engagement Manager

USA - East Coast
c/o 245 5th Avenue
Suite 2401
New York
NY 10016-8728

+1 212 545 5424 (w)
+1 219 928 3246 (m)
ahannon {at} theclimategroup.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-13-07 01:57 AM
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245. CODE PINK Peace March; Seattle, 10/27
Join CODEPINK of Western Washington in Seattle on October 27th!

Be the change you want to see!

Saturday, October 27th, 2007: National Day of Action

The march will take place in Seattle starting at Judkins Park (just west of 23rd and Dearborn) and traveling to Occidental. The march is scheduled to start at noon so grab your pink shoes and pink socks and pink signs and join your sister pinkers!

Will you join CODEPINK in Seattle? Please let us know you're coming by signing up here:

http://volunteerforchange.org/e/1105?refcode=o23

We would love to see as many CODEPINK supporters as possible! We will have additional signs and pink paraphernalia available the day of the march, but please feel free to being your creative items too!

Please check http://www.southsoundpink.org/calendar.html for additional Pink information about this event and feel free to contact us for more information or help getting to Seattle!

Carpools and buses are available. For more information on this, please see: http://www.endthewarseattle.org / There is information for transportation from Portland, OR, Bellingham, Bainbridge Island, Olympia, Redmond, and Federal Way.

CODEPINKers! Come One, Come All! Join in the Passion and Good Energy to End This War and Bring Our Troops Home! Let's show what a Northwest Pink Presence looks like.

Peace!

Julie, CODEPINK South Sound Coordinator, and Kit, CODEPINK Quilcene Coordinator

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 03:43 AM
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246. David Barsamian to appear in Olympia 10/25
David Barsamian will make two appearances in Olympia on Thursday, October 25th to present "Targeting Iran: U.S. Foreign and Military Policy in the Middle East: Iran, Iraq, and Palestine-Israel"

Noon
The Evergreen State College
Longhouse, 1007 B and C

7 P.M.
First Christian Church
701 Franklin (7th and Franklin in downtown Olympia)

For more information, please visit UFPPC
or contact Peter Bohmer at (360) 867-6431
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 03:44 AM
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247. Thom Hartmann in Seattle on 10/26
3Thom Hartmann will appear at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle at 7:30 PM on October 26th to promote his latest book...


Air America host and popular author Thom Hartmann brings his experience as a psychotherapist, former advertising executive, and savvy politico to bear in helping progressives dissect and counteract what he calls the "right wing message machine." Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision (Berrett-Koehler) contains both analysis and tools for change. "No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through ... teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear." - Paul Loeb. Thom Hartmann's books include Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class and What Would Jefferson Do?
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 03:48 AM
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248. "Letting go of God" Bothell, 10/20
From one of my atheist email correspondents--

Julia Sweeny is performing 'Letting Go of God' this Saturday.

This is my favorite show of all time, not surprising I suppose, given the topic. But I can assure you that there is plenty that has been written and said on the topic that I wouldnt rave about to my friends and (fallen) family members. Julia is tender and deep and funny and smart without an ounce of mean edge. When she premiered in town a couple of years ago before opening on Broadway, I laughed till I cried and then fell in love. Darcy had to talk me out of abandoning my children and my book and simply promoting her show.

In case you trust Ira Glasss taste more than mine (you should), heres what he had to say about her CD: An excerpt of this show Letting Go of God is the single most popular story weve ever put on our show in over ten years on the air. We were deluged with email. Flooded. Overwhelmed.

--V

http://www.npacf.org/Events.asp
October 20, 2007 7:00 p.m.
Northshore Perf. Arts Center
18125 92nd Ave. NE.
Bothell, WA 98100
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 08:16 PM
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249. An evening with Mike Farrell; Olympia 10/18
AN EVENING WITH MIKE FARRELL

October 18th, 7 p.m.

Minnaert Center for the Arts, SPSCC

2011 Mottman Road SW--there will be signs directing you to the Center...

Olympia , WA , 98512

See map: Google Maps

Progressive speaker and actor MIKE FARRELL (B.J. Hunnicutt of M*A*S*H). will be speaking about his journey to actor and activist.

This is an OUTREACH event targeting the folks who are "mad as hell" but not yet doing much about it. ALL ARE INVITED to the Minnaert Center for the Arts at SPSCC to listen to Farrell. Mike will be available to autograph his book if you buy one at the event ($20 cash or check).

Admission is FREE, and there will be drawings for marvelous free door prizes! The drawings will be held in the lobby after Mike's talk. Concessions also available after the event.

~DONATIONS TO HELP COVER THE COST OF THE EVENT ARE WELCOME!~

Stick around and talk to folks from the Thurston County Progressive Network (TC Pro-Net), SPSCC's BRICK, the Thurston County Democrats, the Green Party, Thurston County's NOW Chapter, the Obama Campaign, the Edwards campaign, Sandra Romero's County Commissioner Campaign, the local MoveOn chapter, Veterans for Peace, and other great groups!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: It's Easy! Organizing, Olympia City Council Member Jeff Kingsbury , KAOS 89.3fm Olympia Community Radio, KGY Olympia 1240AM/96.9FM, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, SPSCC Student Club "BRICK", The Olympian, Thurston County Democrats and Thurston County Progressive Network
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-17-07 03:26 AM
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250. Renton 10/23: Larry Phillips will meet with constituents before KCDCC meeting
Larry Phillips will be in Renton on Tuesday October 23rd 5:30 pm -6:30 p.m. at Carpenter's Hall (just prior to the KCDCC meeting). He wants to see not only KCDCC attendees, but any and all PCOs/members from the 11th Legislative District for this chance to have a dialog with him and his team. His campaign staff is bringing pizza and pop and he wants to hear your opinions.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 05:15 AM
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251. Free climate event in Seattle 11/7: Social Justice and Global Warming
Social Justice and Global Warming
Join Climate Solutions and King County at a Community Forum:

Social Justice and Global Warming
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 7th, 7:00 PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Theater
104 17th Avenue South

Featured Speaker:

Van Jones, Founder and President, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
President, Green For All

Van Jones is a national leader working to combine solutions to America's two biggest problems: social inequality and environmental destruction. Van has worked tirelessly on human rights issues for over a decade and has also emerged as a leader in the national environmental movement.

In the summer of 2007, Van launched a new initiative called Green For All, a national campaign for green-collar jobs and opportunities. His ideas offer great inspiration about how the challenge of global warming could become a victory for social justice. For more information on Van's work, visit vanjones.net.

"The chief moral obligation of the 21st Century is to build a green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Those communities that were locked out of the last century's pollution-based economy must be locked into the new, clean and renewable economy. Our youth need green-collar jobs, not jails."
- Van Jones


For more information or to RSVP, email meagan {at} climatesolutions.org

http://www.climatesolutions.org/index.html?pages/VanJon...
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 05:16 AM
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252. Bailadores de Bronce folklorico dance troupe; Seattle 11/3
Go to http://www.bailador esdebronce.org/ to learn more about this talented performance group

This show will sell out! Please consider coming to see
the Bailadores de Bronce (with live music)
at our 35th Anniversary Gala Performance
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd
7:30PM
UW MEANY HALL

I have a few extra tickets if you want to purchase them from me directly, but at this point it may be easier for you to purchase them online at
http://www.brownpap ertickets .com/event/20478

Please feel free to send this announcement to your friends, co-workers, and family!

Ticket Prices: $20 general; $15 seniors & students; $10 kids (under 12)

p.s. if you don't know I am a proud member of the Bailadores de Bronce, a traditional Mexican folklorico dance troupe that was founded at UW 35 years ago.

p.p.s. I apologize if you already received this email or if you already bought your tickets.

Thank you for your support! Peace, Rebecca Saldana - 11th LD PCO
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-20-07 02:33 AM
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253. Seattle City Council gentrification hearing
Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I want to call to your attention a crucial Seattle City Council hearing coming up next week. The hearing is on a proposal that would help to preserve our industrial base against gentrification and efforts to substitute condos and high-end stores for the industry and workers who have built Seattle. The Council will be deciding on whether to adopt a City Planning Commission report, and enact the Mayor's proposed policy on industrial lands.

Despite the national image of Seattle as somehow having an economy based on coffee and computers, our city continues to have a strong and crucial industrial base, focused on the waterfront. Fully 25% of Seattle jobs are Port-related - this includes warehousing, transportation and the like. The city's 470 marine-related businesses provide 22,000 jobs, paying an average of $70,000 a year. Industrial businesses account for about one-third of the city's sales tax revenue, one-third of the B&O (Business & Occupation) taxes, and 20% of the business tax revenue. Port-related job are an economic anchor for the city's working class, not only providing jobs with good wages and benefits, but helping to maintain a standard that all employers have to consider.

But just as in other port cities, these jobs are threatened by developers who see more profit in condos than commerce, and would rather put in low-wage retail outlets that cater to the wealthy and tourists than maintain a working port and a productive manufacturing base.

The City Council will be considering a proposal from Mayor Nichols that would limit future non-industrial building on industrial lands to no more than 10,000 square feet. Current policies allow 30,000-100,000 square foot retail and office properties. By comparison, Portland allows no more than 9,000 square feet.

We have two industrial zones in Seattle that would be protected by the proposal: the Duwamish corridor, and Interbay in Ballard. Without action to preserve our job-producing industiral zones, we'll see a continued drift in Seattle toward a city off-limits to working people.

This is an issue which has broad support. The Martin Luther King County Labor Council and the Manufacturing Industrial Council have joined together to protect our industrial base, with support from environmentalist activists opposed to the gentrification of our waterfront.

We need to have a strong turnout for the City Council hearing to show support for jobs over gentrification. Please join us:

Monday, October 22nd
5:30 pm
Seattle City Council chambers
600 4th Avenue, Seattle

If you can come to the hearing, please wear jackets, shirts or pins identifying your union or organization, so that the City Council can see the broad support for keeping Seattle a city for all or us, and not just for the wealthy.

For more information, please contact the Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Council at 206-441-8510, or email office {at} mlkclc.org.

In solidarity,
Paul Bigman


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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-20-07 02:42 AM
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254. Demonstrate against Lynnwood anti-gay conference 10/21
Forwarded by Luis Moscoso from: Religious Coalition for Equality

Folks - attached is the latest media advisory with the list of sponsoring organizations AT THE TIME OF RELEASE. We expect an additional number of organizations to join in.

Thank you everyone for your quick help on this! Please forward this to your lists.
____________________

LET'S GET OUT AND PRAY!!!! THIS SUNDAY

Hello Friends there is a hateful group coming to Lynnwood called Watchmen on the Walls. They are a virulent anti-gay group. They are gathering at the Lynnwood Convention Center on October 19-21. Here is the link to their web site: http://www.watchmenonthewalls.com/issue363.html . And yes on their website are photos of Washington's own Ken Hutcherson...we must call this out!!!!

This radical group is violent towards members of the GLBT community, as well as those individuals who support gay rights. The Southern Poverty Law Center has written a good piece on this organization and the harm they do to our community and society as a whole including murder. Here is the link: http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?...

RCE along with our partners Equal Rights Washington and the True Stories Project are organizing a prayer vigil and free screening of In-Laws and Outlaws this Sunday afternoon as a prayerful protest against this hate. As plans get made we will send alerts with all the details...please keep late Sunday afternoon open so we can be in community and pray.

justice and peace,
Monica
RCE Co-convener


Press Advisory for Sunday, October 21

For Release: Thursday, October 18, 2007

Contact: Josh Friedes, Advocacy Director, Equal Rights Washington 206-679-8546
Connie Watts, Executive Director, Equal Rights Washington 206-290-7426
Drew Emery, Director, True Stories Project 206-274-5858

Lynnwood Activists Gather In Support the LGBT Community As
Hate-Group Holds Conference Nearby

The Watchmen on the Wall are an international anti-gay extremist group who are meeting October 19-21 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The Watchmen are popular among Christian fundamentalists and Russian-speaking evangelicals from the former Soviet Union. Members have been increasingly active in several West-coast US cities generally considered gay-friendly, including Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle.

The purpose of the conference in Lynnwood is for the group to further plan their work against homosexuals and homosexualists (Watchmen term for straight people supportive of LGBT equality). A featured speaker at the conference will be local Pastor Ken Hutcherson, founder of the Antioch Bible Church and vocal opponent of LGBT equality.

As news of the Watchmen gathering spread throughout the greater Seattle area, the response of outrage has been tremendous. Concern is high given the anti-gay violence that tends to swarm around Watchmen events. Activists from Lynnwood along with many groups are hosting an alternative event to show the support and concern for the LGBT community even as this conference happens. The event Love and Pride: Lynnwood Responds to Hate will feature a gathering of speakers, including members of the clergy, and a special free screening of Inlaws & Outlaws, a local-produced documentary featuring the real-life stories of Washington LGBT people.

Who: Lynnwood community activists and clergy members, Equal Rights Washington, the Religious Coalition for Equality, and the True Stories Project and a host of sponsors from throughout the greater Seattle area

What: Vigil, film screening of Inlaws and Outlaws, and discussion with community leaders and filmmaker Drew Emery. For more information on Inlaws and Outlaws visit www.inlawsandoutlawsfilm.com

When: Sunday, October 21, at 3pm

Where: Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th Street, Edmonds, Washington

Sponsored by:

Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church
Equal Rights Washington
Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Church
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Lynnwood
Greater Seattle Business Association
Ingersoll Gender Center
Lake City Christian Church
Log Cabin Republicans of Washington
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Northwest Womens Law Center
Planned Parenthood of Western Washington
Religious Coalition for Equality
Seattle Gay News
Seattle LGBT Community Center
Seattle PFLAG Chapter
True Stories Project
Washington State Stonewall Democrats

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 05:56 AM
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255. Justice Works! October meetings in Seattle and Everett
General Meeting - Friday, October 26; 6:30pm 8:30pm

- JW! orientation
- Organizer training
- Focus on the Issue - No New Prisons
- Organizer Opportunities



********************************************************************

YARD Meeting (The YARD is our group exclusively for previously incarcerated people) Sunday, October 28th 1pm 2pm


ORGANIZER TRAINING (for everyone and anyone interested in working on Justice Works! campaigns) Sunday, October 28th 2pm 3pm

- Defining organizing
- Organizing skills



Justice Works!
Snohomish County Chapter Meeting
Monday, October 29, 2007
7:00pm
Everett Public Library Auditorium; 2702 Hoyt
Date: Monday, October 29, 2007 Time: 6:45pm


7:00pm Welcome to Justice Works!
- Sign in
7:05pm DeCarla: Chapter Coordinator introduction
- Why I am doing this
7:15pm Set Up To Fail performance
7:50pm Q & A: JW!, the play, general
8:10pm JW! FAIR and talking one on one with JW! members
- Tables for different JW! campaigns & programs
- Signing up where interested
- Signing of No New Prisons petition
- Signing of letters to the editor
8:30pm Conclusion
- THANK YOU
- For more information

For more information about this event, contact DeCarla at 425-478-2950
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 01:22 AM
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256. Forum on water and climate change; 11/13 in Seattle
Keep our water clean and flowing!

Before our rivers run dry; why we need a healthy flow of water policy now

A Metropolitan Democratic Club forum about the effects of climate change on water resources in Washington state and what we should do about them.

To register, please fill out the form below. Admission is $20. We will contact you for payment arrangements.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 5:15 - 7:30 PM

Featuring:

Alan Hamlet of the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington

Janice Adair, special assistant to the director of the Washington State Department of Ecology

Rachel Osborn, executive director of the Center for Environmental Law and Policy

FareStart Restaurant, 700 Virginia Street, Seattle
Appetizers and No-Host beverages provided.
$20 per ticket, paid in advance, please.


Registration form:
http://metrodems.org/2007/waterforum_ reg.php

Thanks!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:14 AM
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257. World without weapons: Eastside Friends meeting Bellevue 11/2-11/4
"Imaging a World Without Weapons"
Eastside Friends Meeting
4160 - 158th Ave. S.E.
Bellevue, WA

Nov 2nd - Nov 4th
Friday 6:30 to 9:30 pm,
Sat 9:30 am to 5:30 and
Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00 pm

Registration: $60.00 (check for space)

Workshop Co-Leaders:
Lynn Fitz-Hugh, a founder of the Peace Between People (PBP), has given over 100 Alternatives to Violence Workshops. She is one of 25 people trained by the program originators, to present this workshop.
Elizabeth Heath, a trained multicultural mediator, was a lead facilitator for PBP, offering non-violent conflict-resolution workshops in the Washington state prisons as well as the community. She is a mental health counselor.


This workshop designed by Elise Boulding and facilitated by Lynn Fitz-Hugh and Elizabeth Heath helps us leave the limits and frustrations of the present and go 30 years into the future and see what the planet would look like at Peace, how humans and their systems would function. Then through a "backwards history" we see how each step of the change happened - including what must happen in the immediate present for our vision to be realized!

It is a creative process that gets us through limits in thinking and hopelessness to a place of hope and purpose. It is the best R&R I know for peace activists!

Three days is a great deal of our time to set aside, but if you could in trade for a weekend feel hopeful and clear about how to focus your activism would it be worth it? Friday 6:30 to 9:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am to 5:30 and Sunday 1pm to 5 pm. It will be held at Eastside Friends and the cost is $60.00.

To register or for more details email lynn.fitzhugh {at} earthlink.net or call 206-417-0422

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 11:51 PM
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258. Save Darfur events in Tacoma and Seattle; 11/2-11/4
There are a few Darfur-related events in greater Seattle that I thought you might like to know about.

Join us in Tacoma for Voices from Darfur, a national speaking tour featuring Darfuri refugees and their first-hand accounts of the genocide.

Then, add your voice to the Seattle and Tacoma legs of the Dream for Darfur U.S. Olympic Torch Relay. The Torch Relay is a symbolic relay calling on China, Sudan's chief diplomatic protector and host of the 2008 Olympics, to use its leverage over Sudan to end the atrocities in Darfur.

Voices from Darfur - a national speaking tour
Friday, November 2, at 4 p.m.
Kilworth Chapel, University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St.
Tacoma, WA
www.voicesfromdarfur.org

Dream for Darfur U.S. Olympic Torch Relay - Seattle
Sunday, November 4, at 12:30 p.m.
Alki Beach Bathhouse and Park (Seattle, WA)
2701 Alki Ave. SW
Seattle, WA
www.savedarfur.org/torchrelay

Dream for Darfur U.S. Olympic Torch Relay - Tacoma
Sunday, November 4, at 2 p.m.
Tollefson Plaza
S. 17th and Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA
www.savedarfur.org/torchrelay

Bring your friends to Voices from Darfur to learn about the issue. Then take them to an Olympic Torch Relay and encourage them to take action!

We hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Coby Rubolph
Save Darfur Coalition

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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 02:29 AM
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259. Seattle Peace Chorus 11/30-12/1
Voices for Peace and Justice: South American Connections
Concert at Seattle First Baptist Church
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2007, 7:30pm

The Seattle Peace Chorus will present Voices for Peace and Justice: South American Connections, on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, 2007, at Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Avenue on First Hill in Seattle, at 7:30pm. Tickets are available by calling (206) 264-5532 or emailing info@seattlepeacechorus.org, and also will be available at the door. Tickets are $15, with a special $13 rate for groups, students, and seniors.

The evening includes the U.S. premiere of Misa por la Paz y la Justicia (Mass for Peace and Justice), a major work by Argentinean composer/pianist Ariel Ramirez, who recently passed away. Backed by an Andean ensemble, the Seattle Peace Chorus will sing the parts of the mass, and will also offer stories, songs, and vignettes of their recent trip to Venezuela as ambassadors of peace.

Celebrating their 25th season, The Seattle Peace Chorus produces collaborative concerts, sponsors musical groups worldwide, and tours internationally. In Latin America, they have traveled to Venezuela (the last trip in summer 2007), Cuba (twice) and Chile, meeting and performing each time with local people. The non-profit all-volunteer organization of 50, with only one employee - Director Fred West - held auctions to raise funds for the trips.

Since its inception 25 years ago, the mission of the chorus to further the cause of peace and justice has remained the same. The quality of choral performance, however, has steadily evolved, with SPC undertaking more and more complex music, including Canto General, Mozarts Requiem, Rachmaninoffs Vespers, and this year, Ariel Ramirez Misa por la Paz y la Justicia.

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Contact: Fred West, (206) 264-5532, info {at} seattlepeacechorus.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 02:30 AM
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260. Angela Davis to speak in Seattle 11/15

ANGELA DAVIS

Angela Davis will be speaking in Seattle at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Thursday, November 15th at 7 PM as part of the Bush School Diversity Lecture Series. Her topic is, "Prisons and American History: The Prison Industrial Complex." The event is free and open to the public.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 11:37 PM
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261. CISPES Speaking tour; Seattle 11/10
WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS! ORGANIZING IS DEMOCRACY!
featuring Josefina Lazo Molina of El Salvador 's National Vendors' Movement

Saturday, November 10th, 6-8PM
2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave. S., Seattle

Salvadoran dinner - live music - presentation
Bilingual event - childcare available

$10-$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Contact Seattle CISPES for more information: 206.325.5494, seacispes@igc.org

"In May, the government captured working vendors and beat them, and later they began a psychological war by issuing arrest warrants for leaders of our movement. The government wants to stay on good terms with transnational corporations while people are dying." - Josefina Lazo Molina

Josefina Lazo Molina is a leader of the organized workers of El Salvador 's informal sector. For her organizing work, Josefina and members of her movement have been labeled by their government as "terrorists" and members of "organized crime." Josefina is touring the United States to attest to the devastating effects of free trade in El Salvador and increasing repression at the hands of the U.S.-trained Salvadoran police. Josefina has represented her organization in negotiations with the the government's Human Rights office and Ministry of Economy.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 11:40 PM
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262. South Sound Clean Clothes Campaign's November movie series: Olympia
The first annual Anti-Sweatshop Film Fest, sponsored by SSCCC, begins on Monday, November 12 at Traditions Cafe at 7 pm. Films will be shown three consecutive Mondays, November 12, 19 and 26 and all will be shown for free.

http://www.southsoundcleanclothes.org /

Films include: "China Blue", "A Killer Bargain", and "Made in LA" - all engaging and informative documentaries regarding the use of sweatshop labor. For more information visit the South Sound Clean Clothes Campaign's website.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-02-07 01:34 AM
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263. Women of Color activist conference: Tacoma 11/9-11/11
http://www.nowseattle.org/nwwoca /

Women of color are powerful women. We have come together with like-minded women to create a Women of Color and Allies Summit and are discussing challenges often disregarded at a societal level. What are the problems that you care about the most or that youve worked on? How can we elevate them to a more visible level and throw our combined weight behind solutions. The NW WOCA Summit will take place November 9th-11th, 2007 at the KWA Community Services Center in Tacoma, Washington.


Here are some of the issues participants have already raised:

- Racism, unlivable family wages, women in the military?
- Family violence and sexual abuse? We cant afford to ignore why so many in our society are becoming more violent.
- How do people access resources in rural and under-served communities? Why are there a growing number of women of color in jails and prison?
- Health care that isnt there and legitimate research that doesnt include women of color?
- Education that isnt meeting expectations, immigration reform and more?
- What is your employer doing for you, for women and your community?
- The US food system and its historic imbalance of social and economic justice? What is its connection to health care, environment, worker rights and immigration?
- How do we support the men in our communities while strengthening ourselves as women?





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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 08:05 AM
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264. Duwamish River Cleanup meeting 11/19 in south Seattle
EPA and the Lower Duwamish Waterway Group have just released the
results of their six-year investigation of the Duwamish River Superfund Site.

Join us for a Public Meeting to find out...
Where is the pollution?
How much pollution is there?
What are the effects on the environment and my health?

DRCC will provide free food and bilingual child care.
Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation will be provided.

Thursday, November 29, 6:00 p.m.
Concord Elementary School
723 S. Concord St.
South Park, Seattle



For more information, contact DRCC at info {at} duwamishcleanup.org or (206) 954-0218.

____________________________
BJ Cummings
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
5410 First Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.954.0218
info {at} duwamishcleanup.org
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 08:08 AM
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265. Hugo House Write-O-Rama 12/1 in Seattle
Write-O-Rama!
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Its time again for Write-O-RamaHugo Houses most rambunctious event.. We offer over 30 writing workshops with some of our favorite writers and teachers, along with open mics, food, prizes, surprises and more. We ask you to raise at least $35 for Hugo House (think: walk-a-thon for writers); well take care of the rest. Details, including writing workshop descriptions, some of the prizes we are offering and pledge sheets, are online here. http://www.hugohouse.org/giving/writeorama/
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