September 2011 archive

Phonebank opportunities for No on 1183

From the No on 1183 campaign: Because your legislative district or organization has endorsed the No on 1183 campaign (or is considering endorsing), I wanted to let you know about the plans we have to get the word out about Costco’s latest liquor privatization initiative and most importantly, how you can help! As you know, …

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Redistricting for the 11th Legislative District by Jim Flynn

 If you are going to try to make sense of redistricting then you are in for a wild ride.  You can find all the information, including maps at the Redistricting Commission web site:

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Fiestas Patrias 2011 Parade Photos

Photos from the Fiestas Patrias Parade (2011) are here:

Washington State Redistricting Commission draft plans

The Washington State Redistricting Commission has posted their draft plans for redistricting.  Details & maps can be found here:

Seattle City Council Passes Paid Sick Leave

From the Slog: This afternoon, after months of debate and despite continuing hesitancy from some council members, the Seattle City Council voted eight to one in favor of passing an amended ordinance that will empower Seattle employees to begin earning paid sick time off, starting September 1, 2012. Council president Richard Conlin voted against the legislation. “Today …

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Newsletter – September 2011

The September 2011 newsletter can be found here: 2011_09_September

Obama Jobs Speech

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Sick Leave – Industry Lobbies Are Trying Four Tactics to Undermine a Bill Designed to Help Seattle Workers

From the Slog: On Monday, September 12, the Seattle City Council is slated to vote on legislation that would require all Seattle employers to offer up to 72 hours of annual paid sick leave to the 190,000 full-time workers in the city who currently lack that benefit. Not only useful when they’re ill, a worker …

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PCO Elections

From Natalie McClendon: Attached is a memo from me outlining an approach to legislation for 2012 to address the matter of PCO elections, in the wake of the ruling on the Top Two Primary. I am proposing that the Party consider online voting for PCO’s. I propose that the Executive Board discuss this on Friday, …

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Three Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law

Problem: Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about “Obama spending” and “Obama deficits” and how the “Stimulus” just made things worse. Solution: Here are three “reality-based” charts to send to him. These charts show what actually happened. Spending More here:  Truth-Out

Where pay for chief executives tops the company tax burden

At least 25 top United States companies paid more to their chief executives in 2010 than they did to the federal government in taxes, according to a study released on Wednesday. The chief executives of those companies were paid an average of more than $16 million a year, the study found, a figure substantially higher …

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