Hello All!! 👋🏾 We are excited to be planning this year’s Tri-Cities Womxn’s March. This year the march will be held on March 8th, International Womxn’s Day! This was done to honor Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, which coincides with the original Womxn’s March weekend. During that weekend, there are several special events that honor our black community that we encourage you to attend.
Join us for planning meetings Wednesdays at Barnes and Noble @ 6:30 pm. We would love your input!
Location: Emerald of Siam, 1314 Jadwin Ave., Richland, WA
If you’d like some assurance you’ve completed your ballot correctly so that it will be counted as a valid vote, or if you would enjoy voting with a bunch of friendly people, come to the Vote Party at the Emerald of Siam! Do not need to be a Democrat to get help. No pressure to select any particular party or candidate, just an overwhelming desire to support participation in democracy.
Tri-Cities Immigrant Coalition Is Looking for Volunteers
Please consider attending accompaniment training so you can support immigrants who are required to go to court. You will learn how to offer emotional support and how to respond if ICE agents try to make an arrest. You will learn how to determine when ICE is making a legal arrest and when they are attempting to trample on immigrants’ rights to arrest them. You will learn about the responsibilities of accompaniment, but you will also learn that the responsibilities are divided among several people so that everyone’s role is clearly defined with simple tasks. If you have empathy (and all of you do) and a cell phone (and all of you do), you can do this, and the people TCIC has accompanied are always so grateful for the help! You don’t even need to speak Spanish to accompany immigrants to court. Also to note is that ICE has not been present at any of the accompaniments TCIC members have helped with to date. This is not to suggest that there’s no risk, but at this time, ICE is active in other parts of the state.
Training details are:
Date: This Friday, November 22
Time: 12 noon
Place: Shalom Library (505 McMurray St, Richland)
Questions: Donna (509-947-4419)
The local Democrats will have a float in the West Richland Veteran’s Day Parade, Saturday morning, November 9, from 9:30 to 12:00. If you want to join us in the parade, staging is at Tapteal Elementary at 616 N 60th Ave.
The national security community expects our changing climate to present a large number of challenges. The US Navy will have to grapple with newly opened Arctic Sea lanes and rising sea level impacts on its bases, and we expect sea level rise and changes in water and food availability to stimulate large population movements during this century. The former commander of the United States Pacific Command said that climate change was his largest security concern.
Bob Hallahan, retired Navy Commander, will be speaking on these topics and the military response.
Wednesday, October 30th
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Richland Public Library
955 Northgate Dr, Richland, WA
Hosted by the Tri-Cities Citizens’ Climate Change Lobby
Addressing the needs of the homeless young adult population, ANSIL is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty and despair.
Funds will be used for expanding the Unique Missions of the program including: 🎃Expanded hours service center is open by providing more paid staff people. The Service Center provides a safe place for homeless adults to shower, wash their clothing, get haircuts, meals and support for job hunting and interviewing. 🎃Expanding the operations of ANSIL Hall, the residence hall for young adults who are living on their own while finishing high school and entering the workforce.
Agenda 🎃6:00 pm Ghoulish Gathering Time for Cocktails and drop off of Auction Tricks and Treats 🎃6:30 Fiendishly Fabulous Foods service begins (Marinated Tri-Tip Dinner catered by CG) 🎃7:00 Introduction to ANSIL – 5 min video presentation about our Awesome Programs for Homeless Youth and Services for the overall homeless population in the Tri-Cities 🎃7:15 Light and Dark Comic Key Note Presentation 🎃7:45 Mystery Trick or Treat gift live auction – Will you get a TRICK or a TREAT??? 🎃9 -10 pm Dangerously Delightful Dancing – move your body till your Zombie parts fall off!
Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center Pasco, 2525 N. 20th Ave, Pasco, WA
Over the past five years, Latinx communities in Pasco and Yakima successfully fought election systems that prevented them from having an equal and meaningful opportunity to elect representatives of their choice to City Council. And just last year, the ACLU and allies celebrated the passage of the Washington Voting Rights Act, which helps to ensure that every voter has an equal opportunity to elect the candidate of their choice and empowers local governments to fix the widespread problem of voter exclusion in local elections.
We have seen great strides in voting rights, but many Washington residents still face barriers when participating in one of the cornerstones of our democracy.
Join Staff Attorney Breanne Schuster and community leaders to discuss how far we have come, the challenges ahead, and ongoing work to defend the right to vote. Join us and learn how you can get involved.