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Tune into the WA Indivisible Townhall for a special conversation Tuesday, August 16th at 6 pm PT

Do you want to learn more about Deep Canvassing? Have you ever even heard about Deep Canvassing? Do you want to find out how to get people engaged who might not normally get engaged?

This is the Town Hall series for you! 

For this first Town Hall, I will be joined by my colleague Lauren Oertel, Organizing Manager with Indivisible National, for an important conversation about Movement Building Deep Canvassing, i.e. “How to Talk to Voters”.

Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, there will be something for everyone to learn. 

Some things you can expect from this Town Hall:

  • Hear about the difference between traditional voter contact (Voter ID Canvassing) and movement building deep values canvassing
  • Gain skills on how to talk to voters about controversial issues
  • Walk through some potential scenarios!
  • Have your questions answered about movement building deep canvassing
  • Potentially win a prize???

REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItd-ygrDopHNMhGU8Q62cYumC6M4CPbXqi

Date: Tuesday, August 16th
Time: 6pm PT
Location: VIRTUAL
The Indivisible Project is a registered 501(c)(4). Indivisible Action is a Hybrid Political Action Committee fueled by the grassroots movement to win elections and build local, independent progressive power nationwide.
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PO Box 43884
Washington, DC 20010
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There is little doubt that the Earth’s climate is changing, and if you harbor any, you have not been paying attention to the weather recently. There is also little doubt that the principal causes of this change are human activities from the burning of fossil fuels to changes in land-use such as deforestation and the world-wide increase in large forest fires, all of which inject climate altering gases and particles into the air. The result of all of this, among other climatic changes, is the warming of the planet as more of the sun’s energy reaching the Earth’s atmosphere is absorbed by the atmosphere than is reflected or reradiated into space.

 Controlling climate change will require global action.

But global action starts with local action. Washington State government has chosen to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by requiring all future electric energy generation to be met through renewable resources, particularly wind and solar. The state’s climate strategy also requires electrification of nearly all economic activities: transportation, farming, construction, manufacturing, etc. This approach is a logical one for Washington as the state has one of the lowest “carbon footprints” in the country because of the past abundance of hydro-generated electricity in the region. But the region’s hydroelectric generation capacity is more likely to decrease than increase.

 Which brings us to the current proposal to build a combined wind and solar energy project in the Horse Heaven Hills south of the Tri-Cities. All energy-generation technologies have adverse environmental impacts – from manufacture to installation, operation, and decommissioning – in addition to their benefits. The point is whether these benefits outweigh the negative consequences. Our August 18 Badger Forum will examine the Horse Heaven Hills project from four different perspectives.

Register for BADGER FORUM: It’s Not Easy Being Green

COMING SEPTEMBER 15: The two candidates for Benton County Prosecuting Attorney, both Republicans, will square off in a Badger Forum. With the retirement of Andy Miller, this will be the first time in more than two decades that there will be no Democrat holding a Benton County office. Watch our Home Page for registration to open. 

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August General Business Meeting Details
Thursday, August 18
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Chiawana Park Shelter No. 1

Fellow Democrats,

Tthe primary behind us, which means it’s time to jump into getting our people elected.

Several items on this month’s agenda are toward that end. We’re talking about putting up signs for congressional candidate Doug White and 15th LD senatorial candidate Lindsey Keesling. We’re figuring out how to coordinate with other counties and LDs to put forward a concerted information campaign about what Dems have done this cycle to help our communities.

And we’re discussing a formalized candidate endorsement questionnaire that will let us hold our candidates accountable.

Our featured guest this month is Trinity Orosco, a judicial candidate for Franklin County District Court. As she’s a nonpartisan candidate, she’s not up for endorsement.

You can find the full agenda here. Please consider attending to talk about and vote on these important matters. We hope to see you there.

— Vice Chair Jake Dorsey, for Chair Ana Ruiz Kennedy

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 2621 Pasco WA 99302

Ag and Rural Caucus Call To Meeting, August 2022


Courtney Flatt: A Conversation
Thursday 1830 August 18, 2022 

Courtney Flatt
Northwest Public Broadcasting; Northwest News Network

Bring your ideas, imagination and good humor

Courtney will get us started Thursday evening but then it will be up to us to keep the conversation going. This is not our usual analysis-heavy event. Befitting a warm August evening, we plan for a wide-ranging conversation. Start with ideas for stories of important or neglected local issues and then move to more speculative ideas.

Joe Pakootas, a CD 5 candidate several cycles ago, talked about his tribal bias for thinking seven generations out when thinking about public policy. This is your chance to so indulge your imagination.

16 August 2022

Imagine our Futures

Put yourself in Courtney’s shoes for a moment. What do you think are the important issues for rural Washington? Then up the bar a notch or two and imagine what rural Washington will look like in twenty years – 2042. That is not so far off. What will our neighborhoods and economies look like and what will be our issues? And bring your thought experiment to our conversation with Courtney on the 18th.

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August is our spumoni month. Some of us are busy in wheat harvest and haying while others are taking vacation with the kids before the start of school; some of us are spending evenings and weekends knocking on doors for our candidates, and others of us are simply keeping our heads low and looking for a respite from the heat. No flavor is quite right for everyone.

So, join us on the 18th for a spumoni-type evening with Courtney Flatt of Northwest Public Broadcasting. Courtney covers “environmental, natural resources, and energy issues in the Northwest.” Sound familiar? We will sit down – via Zoom of course – and chat with Courtney about she sees as the emerging natural resource issues of our region. I am not asking Courtney to do a presentation so much as to stimulate a conversation. I hope for a wide-ranging conversation with your ideas melding with Courtney’s in a fun exchange…kind of a spumoni ice cream sort of evening.

Please put 18 August at 6:30 pm on your calendar.

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Join the conversation this Thursday evening.

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Ag and Rural Caucus of State Democratic Central Committee
Our mailing address is:
Ag and Rural Caucus
2921 Mud Creek Rd
Waitsburg, WA 99361

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Democrats at the Benton Franklin Fair

Saturday, August 20, 202210:00 AM to 12:00 PM
South Dayton Street, Kennewick

We’d like to get as many Democrats as we can to walk with us in the parade!

Democracy Happy Hour, August 24 @ 5 pm PT:

Are We Coming Closer to Civil War?

Democracy Happy Hour August 24 @ 5 pm PT!

Grab a drink and come hear about the latest democracy news, ongoing efforts to fix democracy, and actions you can take at our weekly Democracy Happy Hour, Wednesdays @ 5 pm PT.

Topic for August 24, 2022:
Are We Coming Closer to Civil War?

Upcoming Topics in August:

  • Aug 31 – Youth Involvement to Strengthen Democracy


Please submit any questions to: cindy@fixdemocracyfirst.org.

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This is just a reminder that the Washington State organization of the League of Women Voters has some excellent resources on becoming involved in your democracy.