District 11 – Rep. Hasegawa
March 12th, 2011
10:00 (coffee and donuts) 10:30 (town hall) at the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle Community College, meeting rooms C110/C111 (6737 Corson Ave South)
Velma Veloria—former state representative from the 11th LD invites you to a workshop at US 3/12/2011
HOW CAN WOMEN CHANGE THE WORLD? RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE!
With high-profile women in the news and record-breaking numbers of women on the 2010 ballots, we might think that we have arrived. Think again! While women are about 51 percent of the U.S. population, they make up just 17 percent in the U.S. Congress. The Inter-Parliamentary Union reports that the United States is currently ranking 72th in the world for the percentage of women in Congress.
Join women from public and private sectors in strategic discussions and action for positive change.
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: University of Washington Women’s Center, Cunningham Hall on 15th Ave/41st Avenue, Seattle, WA
March 31, 2011
Larry Grubb’s birthday party! (Not saying which one)
Help put the ― party! back into the Democratic Party
435 SW 152nd St
Burien, WA 98166
March 22, 2011
King County Democratic Central Committee
7:00PM at Renton Carpenters Hall
Corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick’s Day dinner at the break for just $6.00. Service starts at 8PM. I’ll be making up a batch of Emerald Green Ruin in honor of the occasion. No ethanol due to the business meeting afterwards — just whatever ingredients the imagination of a retired chemist might suggest.
We will have a presentation on Rep. Bob Hasegawa’s proposal for a State Bank of Washington. Gabriela Quintana will present a resolution on requiring mandatory sick days in the city of Seattle, and John Fox, long-time low income housing advocate, will present a resolution mandating retention of low income units during the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.
Meeting after the meeting
Does the break seem too short to finish conversations with people you meet? People who don’t have to get up early and don’t have other places to be right away adjourn to The Rock Restaurant at the Renton Landing to knock back a few. To get to The Rock at 830 N 10th St, just go north on Burnett Ave, turn left on 4th St and then right onto Logan Ave. Turn right at 10th St, and the restaurant is on the left side of the street.
The election however does not occur through King County Elections and most voters in King County can vote but they will not receive notice of the election or a ballot in the mail. For that reason we are trying to help get the word out on this unusual election that few voters know about.
Resolution Recognizing that Assuring a Minimum Standard of Paid Sick Days for All Employees Will Improve Public Health, Economic Security and Business Prosperity
11th LD Democrats Resolution 2011-01
Resolution Recognizing that Assuring a Minimum Standard of Paid Sick Days for All Employees Will Improve Public Health, Economic Security and Business Prosperity. Given that four in ten workers in Seattle have no access to paid sick leave and that this constitutes a health hazard for their coworkers and the public,the resolution asks that we support establishing minimum standards of paid sick and safe days covering all employees working within the Seattle city limits in order to make Seattle a healthier place to live, work and raise a family.
Please discuss via comments.
I hope you don’t mind that I’m taking a little bit of time (and space) to talk about a technology issue. As a newer member of the 11th LD, I can honestly say technology issues aren’t usually mentioned a whole lot. Nevertheless, there are technology issues that certainly affect our society.
Look at what happened in Egypt. I’ve heard the revolution that recently occurred there being referred to as “The Facebook Revolution”. People organized, protested, and overthrew an oppressive government because they had access to technology that enabled the people of Egypt to communicate and organize. The people wanted reform, they want a Democratic form of government. After the ashes settle, they just might get that.
King County Democrats will be showin a bit o’green Thursday, March seventeenth to show pride in the life of Saint Patrick (c 387-493). He is certainly proud of us.
Named Maewyn, he was born to a wealthy family in Britain where success in the agricultural economy was based on the Roman patron-client relationship system of social control. His father received substantial tax relief because of his position as deacon in the Christian church. The Roman Governor, a paternal protector and benefactor, formed alliances with selective clients and offered financial assistance and legal protection at the expense of the exploited lower class. The Roman writer Tacitus tells us the people of Britain, more than a century before the empire evolved into a Christian state, “…were seduced into alluring vices: pillared halls, baths and choice banquets. The simple natives gave the name of „culture‟ to this aspect of their slavery” (Agricola 21).