January 2012 archive

Workshop: “Creating a New Economy” – Feb 5th, 2-6 pm

When? Sunday, February 5th 2:00-6:00 pm Where? North Seattle Friends Church Directions 7740 24th Ave NE, Seattle 98115

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Diane Ravitch on Charter Schools

Below is an introduction to why Democrats oppose charter schools. The attrition rate for KIPP, the “successful” franchise that is being pushed hard by Stand for Schools and the League of Education Voters, is 30% per year in grades 6, 7 and 8, with the rate for African American males being 40% per year. This …

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Democrats Happy Hour / Mixer location move

The Mixer on January 30th has been moved. Amore had a fire and is temporarily closed. New venue: Oasian Kitchen 800 5th Ave (downtown) FREE underground parking (with validation) 4:30- 7:00 http://11thlddems.org/blog/event/democrats-happy-hourmixer/

Looking for Foreclosure Stories

From Dwight Pelz: Please help us in our search for Washington homeowners who have faced foreclosure trouble as a result of the predatory and fraudulent practices on Wall Street.  We need folks who are willing to share their stories publicly, and tell Rob McKenna why his record on Wall Street is unacceptable. If you have …

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General Meeting – January 2012

The general meeting has been rescheduled for Monday the 23rd.  Details are here:  http://11thlddems.org/blog/event/general-meeting-january-2012/


A friend posted a pretty awesome commentary on what to do about horrible laws like SOPA, long-term.  Yesterday’s protest was great for raising awareness and getting Congress to back down, but unless we do something drastic, this kind of legislation will just be back year after year. Take a look and let’s do something to …

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Important Day for Women’s Health

From NARAL: Today in Olympia, the House and Senate health care committees are holding hearings on the Reproductive Parity Act (HB 2330/SB 6185), exciting new legislation that will require all health insurance policies sold in the state that cover maternity care to cover abortion care. All women, regardless of income, deserve equal access to health insurance …

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Have a say about RapidRide F Line routing, stops

Metro invites you to have a say about RapidRide F Line routing and stop locations RapidRide service will be coming to Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton when the F Line starts rolling in 2013. We want to hear from you now about proposed routing options and stop spacing. The F Line will serve Burien, SeaTac, …

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Crab Feed and Grassroots Forum

Please join us for the Washington State Democrats Annual Crab Feed & Grassroots Forum on Feb. 20th – Presidents’ Day.  The events are once again being held at St. Martin’s University in Lacey.  Since our legislature is in session it’s an exciting time to be just miles from the Capitol.

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General meeting – Cancelled

Well folks, to play it safe, the meeting has been cancelled. Stay safe and enjoy the snow. We’ll post an update when we reschedule the meeting.

Resolution – Charter Schools

This resolution on charter schools will be considered at the 1/17/2012 meeting.  We will consider suspending the rules because this is posted with such short notice.  Here’s the resolution:  2012-1 charter schools


The Health Care for All-WA West Seattle/Vashon Action Team Presents Michael Moore’s classic health care movie, SiCKO. Sunday January 29, 2012 1-5pm Seattle Public Library Southwest Branch 9010 35th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 206-684-7455

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Bobby Virk running for State Senate

Dr. Bobby Virk, 40, of Renton will run for the state Senate seat now held by retiring Sen. Margarita Prentice, who has endorsed Virk’s candidacy. Prentice announced that she would not seek a sixth term in the Senate. Her decision follows the redrawing of the 11th Legislative District boundaries that put her West Hill home …

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Talk – Bob Hasegawa – Washington Investment Trust

Talk by Bob Hasegawa, Washington State Representative (D) 11th Legislative District, on creating a public bank in Washington State given October 26, 2011, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

U.S. House of Representatives Community Liaison Opening

Congressman Adam Smith seeks Community Liaison (full-time) to develop and implement a strong constituency outreach program. Duties include acting as a liaison to develop and maintain relationships, participating in meetings, speaking on the Member’s behalf, corresponding with constituency groups, monitoring important community issues for the Congressman, and working with other district staff on local projects.

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