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Sign Distribution Biden/Harris and Local Candidates
When: Saturday at 12 PM – 2 PM
Where: Jefferson Park, 1340 George Washington Way, Richland, WA
The 8th LD Democrats will have Biden/Harris signs, available for pick up. Suggested donation of $10 or more. All proceeds benefit the 8th LD whose mission is to send representation to Olympia. We only have 300 signs, to reserve yours, make a donation at:
Whole Washington Rally
When: Saturday, September 26, at 1 PM
Where: John Dam Plaza
Hosted by Tri-City Democrats
Hello Benton and Franklin County Whole Washington supporters!
Whole Washington is gearing up for a 2021 ballot initiative to establish universal healthcare in Washington state! We want to raise awareness and let EVERYONE know about Whole Washington. You can help the effort by joining a sign event rally on September 26 at 1 PM at John Dam Plaza. Meet in the parking lot behind the HAPO stage on Knight St.
Our goal is to raise awareness about Whole Washington and universal healthcare by holding signs, handing out literature to educate the public, signing up supporters and volunteers, and start having existing volunteers and supporters meet each other. There will be some signs there, but please feel free to make your own. Please RSVP and show up with your mask.
If you want to help collect signatures during our 2021 ballot initiative campaign, please sign-up below. Our goal is to reach at least 1000 volunteers statewide. Having 1000 volunteers will reduce the number of signatures required per volunteer to a doable 325 signature each.
Also, if you support what Whole Washington is doing, please consider donating $10 a month by becoming a recurring donor. Recurring donations lets us strategize for the future. This is a grassroots campaign funded by the people. We don’t plan on winning by out-raising health insurance lobbyists and their allies. We plan on winning by the creativity, passion, and work ethic of our volunteers and supporters. A modest funding base will tremendously help support our volunteer efforts. Our goal is to have at least 1000 people donate $10 a month. You can donate and become a recurring donor at the link:
With a virus killing and harming so many and climate change causing short term and life-long term health issues, universal healthcare is needed more than ever. Hope you can make it to our event. Stay safe and hope all is well.
Sean Cavanagh – Whole Washington Campaign Director
Join Rogue Lobster for a Facebook Live concert. The event is free so please plan to tune in to enjoy some bluegrass music. The roots of this music are rural, just like Danielle’s roots, and we need her love for and service to Eastern Washington in our State Senate. We encourage you to support her campaign: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgrlobster
Danielle’s website: https://garbereser.com
When: Sunday, September 27 at 1:00 PM
Where: Walla Walla, Sidewalk in front of Land Title Plaza – 33 E Main St.
One of Breonna Taylor’s killers, Brett Hankison, has been indicted for three counts of 1st degree wanton endangerment, UNRELATED to her murder. This is NOT justice. This is not taking responsibility. This is not what we asked for. We will come together Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in front of Land Title Plaza to call for the protection and celebration of Black women, Black trans women and Black girls everywhere. Masks required. Sidewalk chalk provided. Let’s make downtown Walla Walla’s sidewalks beautiful with supportive messages to and for Black women and a call for justice for Breonna and Black women affected by systemic racism everywhere.
Money Matters with Justin Raffa
When: Sunday, September 27 at 3:30 PM
Where: Online with Facebook Live
Justin Raffa is running for Benton County Commissioner District 1. In his latest Facebook live event, he will dive in to monetary issues facing the county and what the commissioners can and should do in regards to our tax dollars. Justin will speak about his ideals, the state of finances, and answer your questions as well.
When: Wednesday, September 30 at 4 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
Hosted by WSU-TC
OPEN TO STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY & TRI-CITIES COMMUNITY
Robert Bauman and Robert Franklin, both History faculty at Washington State University, Tri-Cities, will give a presentation on the history of African-American activism in the Tri-Cities from the 1940s-1970s. The presentation will highlight efforts to end racial segregation in the Tri-Cities, including civil rights marches in Kennewick and Pasco in the 1960s and 1970s. The presentation is based on material from their forthcoming book, Echoes of Exclusion and Resistance: Voices from the Hanford Region, to be published by WSU Press in November.
Doug McKinley Town Hall Series
Every Thursday night at 7 pm for the remainder of the campaign, Doug McKinley will be hosting a Townhall meeting for the residents of Washington’s 4th Congressional District. All are invited and all are welcome. To protect all participants, these meetings will be held on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register at the link below, and we will send you instructions for joining. You will only need to register once to attend all meetings.
We will be discussing a variety of topics, and Doug will be taking questions and making his case why Washington’s 4th Congressional District needs a change. Please join us to participate in our democracy!
When: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: 5405 Industrial Way, Pasco WA
Over 200 workers at Twin City Foods are standing up to win basic COVID protections, affordable healthcare, and a voice at work. Join them to show your support for good jobs in our community.
*** masks and social distancing required **
Evening Phone Banking!
When: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted by Committee to Elect Carly Coburn
Where: Online Event on Facebook
Join the Committee to Elect Carly Coburn for an evening phone banking session! No experience needed, as the candidate, Carly Coburn, will lead a training session at the beginning of the event. Stay as long or as little as you like!
The link to the zoom for training will be posted thirty minutes before the event begins, and will be deleted after the phone banking session is over.
Get your ticket today at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgr509 to join us for this event with Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig to support Danielle Garbe Reser’s State Senate campaign in LD 16.
Senate Majority Leader Billig is currently the only Democrat from Eastern Washington in our State Senate, so by helping Danielle we can double Eastern Washington’s representation in the Senate Democratic Caucus and bring the voice of rural Washington to the table.
Let’s support Team 509 today! Join us to discuss our shared love of baseball and Eastern Washington and our hopes to bring better health care, a sustainable environment, and economic opportunity to the best area code in the state — The 509.
Monday, October 5 from 5-6 pm
Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can do
When: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Oct. 7
We will share examples of it in Washington’s local elections and strategies for spotting it as you look to make the best possible decisions for your community in November. We will give you a roadmap for spotting false claims and help you learn how to set the record straight.
We will bring together misinformation experts from academia and technology, including event partners Microsoft and University of Washington, local reporters and policymakers to discuss how we can navigate with confidence an election unlike any other.
Please join us. You can sign up here.
Thanks, as always, for your support of local news.
When : Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10 AM
Where: WSU Tri-Cities
Hosted by Tri-City Democrats
Are you Ridin’ with Biden? Show your support in a decorated vehicle and join like-minded voters in a fun rally thru Richland, Kennewick and Pasco. Meet up at the parking lot of WSU Tri-Cities in Richland at 10am October 10th. This event is not sponsored by WSU, we are merely using the public property parking lot as a staging area. We’ll share a map at the start, so if you get cut off at a stop light just continue the route. Social distancing and masks required at pre and post staging areas. Local candidates are encouraged to decorate with their signage. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL TRAFFIC LAWS. This event is supported by Tri-City Democrats, Benton County Democrats and Franklin County Democrats. Please share widely.
When: Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Hosted by A place at the table with Shir
Where: Online Event
Join us on National Coming Out Day for a special session of text banking hosted by local legend and Miss Gay Washington 2009-2010, Roxanne Von Cummings.
We will start the session with a quick training on how the program works and step you through how to achieve results. This will be followed by texting voters to remind them to vote in November while Shir and Roxanne will be live with you to play lip synch karaoke and also answer any questions if they come up.
Afterwards, in the tradition of the Sunday Tea parties of the “before-before times,” we will have a virtual dance party! What better way to celebrate coming out day than by working to defeat one of the most famous homophobes in the country?
The Race Series: Part I
When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: Online Event
The Race Series: Part I
The Black & Latino communities come together to discuss their thoughts on race, division, & unity.
Here’s a list of of the panelists.
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3 PM
Where: Online Event
Achieving zero carbon emissions from power and transport by mid-century will require all non-fossil fuel energy sources, including nuclear. Learn why from Forbes writer Jim Conca.
Preregistration a day in advance is required.