August 2012 archive

Environmental Health and Justice 11th Legislative District Candidate Town Hall

Environmental Health and Justice 11th Legislative District Candidate Town Hall What:  A community conversation around environmental health and justice issues with candidates for the State Legislature. When: Thursday, September 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Where: The Landing Community Room in Renton – 828 N. 10th Place  Renton, WA 98057 This election year, we know voters like you …

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Jay Inslee community fundraiser tonight (August 20th)

From Bob Hasegawa: Jay Inslee will be at the Filipino Community Center, 7-9pm (5740 Martin Luther King Junior Way South  Seattle, WA 98118). Since this is a fundraiser, there’s an entry fee. See the following for details:

Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan vision harks back to the days of Taft,0,3544670.story Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul D. Ryan should be running in 1912. (David Horsey / Los Angeles Times / August 13, 2012)

11 facts about the tax debate

Newsletter – August 2012

The newsletter for August 2012 has been posted.  Read it here:  2012-08-August Also,there’s no monthly meeting in August, just the summer BBQ.  We hope to see you there!

11th LD Endorsements

Since the Primary is upon us (and ballots are due by Tuesday, 8/7), I’m reposting a link to our endorsements: Can’t think of who to vote for?  Check out our endorsements.

Congressman Adam Smith’s Women’s Issues Roundtable Meeting – 8/21/2012

You’re Invited to Congressman Adam Smith’s Women’s Issues Roundtable Meeting   Congressman Adam Smith will hold a Women’s Issues Roundtable meeting on Tuesday, August 21 at the Compass Veteran’s Center in Renton, WA. Adam welcomes the opportunity to answer questions and discuss current developments in Congress.   Congressman Adam Smith’s Women’s Issues Roundtable Meeting Tuesday, August 21 10:00-11:00am

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Bob Hasegawa Election Night Party – 8/7/2012

Bob Hasegawa is having an election night party at his home on Beacon Hill on 8/7/2012: Tuesday, August 7th from 6:30-9:30pm 3121 16th Ave S., Seattle RSVP: (206) 322-4804 From Bob

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11th LD Summer Picnic – 8/18/2012

The 11th LD is having their annual picnic on Saturday, August 18th, 2012.  Details are in the attachment below:

Bobby Virk Election Night Party – 8/7/2012

Bobby Virk’s campaign is hosting an election night party for the primary.  Details are in the graphic below:

Accurately Summarizing Rob McKenna’s Lousy Month

From Publicola: DC political site Politico says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee won the month of July, accurately summarizing Rob McKenna’s lousy month: Tweetgate, Essex Portergate (or should we say gait), and the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling, which went against cocky plaintiff McKenna and led to sometortured exchanges with the press. Politico says the next test is who wins …

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Why Are Charter Schools Advocates Spending Heavily on a Candidate Who Says She Doesn’t Support Charter Schools?

From the SLOG: We kinda liked Stephanie Bowman at our 11th Legislative District SECB interview, but gave our endorsement to Rob Holland for a number of reasons, not the least of which being our unease over Bowman’s endorsement by charter schools advocate Stand for Children. Bowman told us she opposed charter schools. But in politics, money tends to …

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Bezos Family Funds Four PACs in Charter Schools Shell Game

At first it was a bit remarkable to see four separate charter school PACs—Stand for Children WA PAC, Democrats for Education Reform WA PAC, Revising the Status Quo PAC, and Education Voters Political Action Fund—all spending money in a handful of Seattle area legislative primaries. Remarkable, that is, until I peeked behind the PDC curtain and pretty …

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E-board meeting reminder, 8/2/2012

Reminder: Executive Board Meeting This Thursday August 2nd  7:00pm Renton Carpenters Hall 231 Burnett Ave N, Renton, WA 98057 Also, this pdf has info for our summer picnic:  Picnic8112