19. September 2020 · Comments Off on Fourth of July Protest · Categories: Recent Events

Fourth of July Protest

(from Tri-Cities Black Lives Matter)

Saturday, July 4, 11 AM to 3 PM

HAPO Community Stage, John Dam Plaza

800 Jadwin Ave., Richland, WA

By popular demand the community has requested a 4th of July protest in Richland.

Being that this a historical day to celebrate a false idea of American Independence we feel it is necessary exercise our freedom to take a stand in solidarity with one another as a movement.

We recognize the power of our united voices as a direct threat to those in our society that resist the defacing of symbols deeply rooted in racial inequality.

We are visible. We will not tolerate being threatened. We will stand tall with our “little signs” against racism and declare until black lives matter we can’t celebrate the reality that freedom is designated to a select few.

We are not 2nd class citizens! Our lives matter! We celebrate the idea of real Independence for all Americans Junteenth June 19, 1865 and not the white washed narrative of July 4, 1776. 

Link to event in Facebook

19. September 2020 · Comments Off on I-1776 · Categories: Recent Events

I-1776 – The People’s Campaign!

I-1776 would expand prohibitions on discrimination by the state; limit the current prohibition on preferential treatment; require that government agencies work to ensure no-cost vaccinations; and expand public availability of disease-related data.

Link to Yes on I776.

Deadline July 2, 2020.

13. September 2020 · Comments Off on Forever Free · Categories: Recent Events

Forever Free: An Art Rally For Juneteenth

Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 12 noon
Kurtzman Park
331 S. Wehe Ave., Pasco, WA

The Tri-Cities Juneteenth Commitee and The Black Lives Matter Coalition bring you ‘Forever Free: An Art Rally for Juneteenth.’Please join us in putting down our picket signs for the day and picking up on love. As we know, our #BlackJoy is a protest in itself. We will have a beautiful art show featuring some of the Tri-Cities own poets, painters, singers, rappers and dancers. Come enjoy yourself and take part in our phenomenal culture and all of its beautiful people. Please bring your blankets to sit on with your families and your masks as we will be socially distancing. 

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13. September 2020 · Comments Off on Advancing the Demand for Reparations · Categories: Recent Events

Advancing the Demand for Reparations and H.R. 40

Juneteenth, COVID-19, and the Killings of Black People

Advancing the Demand for Reparations and H.R. 40

After being forced to labor for the enrichment of America, newly emancipated Black Americans continued to suffer violent repression and exploitation under Jim Crow laws, black codes in the South, and de facto segregation across the nation — long after Juneteenth.

Even today, Black people bear the brunt of oppressive policies, as significant disparities in healthcare, wealth, racism in policing and the criminal justice system, and intentional voter suppression persist. These inequities continue to require a significant remedy and reconciliation process.

H.R. 40 would establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, its legacy, and make recommendations to Congress for reparations, beginning a process of repairing and restoring after centuries of enslavement.Join this urgent forum that will highlight the case for H.R. 40 and the path forward.

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4 PM – 6:30 PM PDT

This is an online event.

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13. September 2020 · Comments Off on Candidate Forum 06/12/2020 · Categories: Recent Events

Tri-City Democrats Virtual Candidate Forum

On June 12 at 6pm, Tri-city Democrats will host a forum for candidates in and around the Columbia Basin. Candidates in Legislative District 8, Legislative District 9, Legislative District 16, Benton or Franklin Counties or Congressional District 4 or adjacent districts are invited to participate.  Each participating candidate (or their delegate) will be given about 5 minutes to introduce themselves to the group and a few minutes further to address questions. We’ll be meeting virtually via Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 847 1933 4953
Password: 752067
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+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
13. September 2020 · Comments Off on How Sweet It Is · Categories: Recent Events

We are thrilled to have three trailblazing women as our Democratic candidates for LD 16 — the only district in Eastern Washington to have three female legislative candidates, all endorsed by Win With Women.

Danielle Garbe Reser – State Senate
Frances Chvatal – State House Position 1
Carly Coburn – State House Position 2

Please join us in celebrating this milestone and supporting all three campaigns at this virtual fundraiser on Wednesday, June 10 from 5:00-6:30 pm (Pacific) with our candidates and our hosts:

Win With Women
Network of Exceptional Women

Senator Karen Keiser, Senator Mona Das, Senator Rebecca Saldana, Senator Patty Kuderer, Senator Emily Randall, Senator Valoria Loveland (former), Rep. Gael Tarleton, Rep. Noel Frame, Rep. Laura Grant (former), Norma Hernández, Yazmin Bahena, Diane Sundvik, Kate Moran, Genie Crowe, Meghan Ryan, Judith Johanneson, Pamela Guadet, Elizabeth Follet Figueroa, Afrose Ahmed, Sara Quinn, Julie Campos, Stella Williams, Naima Chambers, Joni Martin

Tickets available at a range of prices, starting at $15, and will benefit all three campaigns. Get yours today: 

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sweet16ld

Zoom details will be sent after ticket purchase. 

13. September 2020 · Comments Off on Pasco Protest for George Floyd · Categories: Recent Events

Pasco Protest for George Floyd

Facebook link

June 6, 11 AM to 2 PM
At the Albertson's
1330 N 20th Ave 
Pasco, Washington 99301

Jaime Torres and The Justice League was founded to stand for all of those who have been disenfranchised. All of those that have been effected by injustice and the systematic racism that this country has been founded on. We are aligning today and uplifting the black voices, spirits and minds of The Urban Poets Society (Daishaundra & Bryan Hearne), The Power Of ‘Re’ (Marlando & Stephanie Sparks) and Joel Nunn-Sparks photography to bring awareness to the racism and discrimination that black people face every single day. In this moment and at this time we are standing for, and fighting for, our beautiful black brothers and sisters. Justice for #GeorgeFloyd #EricGarner #SandraBland #BreonnaTaylor and the countless lives we have lost to racial injustice. Join us in making a change.