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Democracy Lobby Week Debrief & Happy Hour - Shared screen with gallery view
Kathy Sakahara
03:12
is you sound on
Kayleen Pritchard
24:45
Thank you for such a well organized, inspiring week!!!
Kayleen Pritchard
27:05
Thank you for such a well organized week!!!It's the first time in a long time where I felt like I was taking part in a FORCE- a force for the betterment of our delicate democracy.
Judy
29:13
this was my first time attending and really enjoyed the workshops and meeting with legislators! very informative and really appreciate the recordings of workshops I missed and copy of the chats. Thank you for your great work this week!!!
Ellensburg Laura Milner
29:28
Same here
Jennifer Bowes
30:17
Same same! My work hijacked my ability to attend any of the meetings live, so I am so grateful for the recordings and will watch them this weekend.
lunell haught LWV WA
30:23
We need a dance floor!
Jennifer Bowes
30:38
Yes we do!
Dottie Villesvlk
31:25
First time for me too! I'm very impressed and very proud to have been a part of the LWV!!!!!
Amy Peloff
31:27
What a week!
Saunatina Sanchez
32:06
I've been to a social event like this through the GatherTown platform. It's the closest approximation to being in a bar I've seen online.
Ken D.
32:13
What a great job Cindy and Kathy have done as well as many others. Bravo!
Cindy Black
32:35
Interactive Map Reveals Which Indigenous Lands You’re Living On - https://mymodernmet.com/interactive-map-indigenous-lands/ - Native Land - https://native-land.ca/
Dottie Villesvlk
32:37
Thanks to all who have gone to work to organize and schedule all of this. Sounds like an overwhelming job!
Elizabeth Rowan
33:05
Thank you for sharing that link
Becky Dickerhoof
34:20
49
Jennifer Bowes
34:25
49
Saunatina Sanchez
34:26
49
Kit Muehlman
34:30
48
Dottie Villesvlk
34:31
47
Jennifer Bowes
34:31
32
Carol's iPhone
34:31
45
Dottie Villesvlk
35:18
Sounds like we need to make this a tradition!
Saunatina Sanchez
36:01
And Deb repped the 43rd in our meetings! Rock star
Cindy Black
36:03
Recordings of all Democracy Lobby Week programs available at – https://lwvwa.org/DLW-ScheduleThe recordings will also be posted on the LWVWA’s YouTube channel and on Fix Democracy First’s Past Events page next week.
Ann Martin (she/her)
36:04
Thanks for an engaging program. Sorry I could not make all of them, but I hope to go back and watch some that I missed.
Ann Murphy LWV Spokane
36:36
And some of us still have leg appoints coming up!
Carol's iPhone
38:50
Thank you Kathy and Cindy for the outstanding job on this event. I learned new things and revisited things I’d forgotten. I appreciated my visit with my very conservative Representative Chandler. I am signing off now because we are at the final moments of a death in our family. But I wanted to say thank you.
Lori Feagan LD4
39:29
Could not attend the daily sessions but VERY grateful to have the opportunity to lobby our 4th LD Reps and Sen. Really great experience and insights #whysheran :)
Beth Carleton
41:26
THANK YOU all so much - really enjoyed the Redistricting session!
Ann Martin (she/her)
42:02
Thank you and good=bye.
Jeff Bialer
42:22
I look forward to doing it again IN PERSON next year.
Deb Carstens
43:26
Thank you Kathy and Cindy!! Wonderful job!!!
Ellie Hutton
43:34
It was really great to have LWVUS staff included in speaking at sessions this week!
Vicki Roberts-Gassler
47:46
Excellent job once again of adapting to difficult circumstances and creating a great event.
Carol Miller
48:15
This should be available to the general public!
Jeff Bialer
52:51
Thanks all. I’m off to my next meeting.
Saunatina Sanchez
59:49
Y'all are doing great at technology wrangling.
Allison Feher, Seattle
01:00:06
Advisory vote has gotten a ton of opposition from Tim Iman folks so it was said to be highly unlikely to pass when we met with our senator this morning
jackie lane
01:01:11
we have a senator on Rules, her LA told us about all the emails, so we pushed our own local letter writing campaign with a call to over 40 members in her district.
Deb Carstens
01:01:40
That's great, Jackie!!
jackie lane
01:01:58
also for RCV.
Tim White
01:02:31
Bravo to Earthlings Sharon & Michael! Here here!
Cindy Black
01:03:32
RCV Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lun3GpnPuLM&feature=emb_logo
Cindy Black
01:04:14
Video - People Try Voting For The First Time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhLKdphXu_M
Kit Muehlman
01:04:27
Tharinger voted in favor!
Linden Bentley
01:05:23
Cindy or anyone else—where is HB1156 Local Options Bill right now?
Cindy Black
01:05:27
If you prefer going into breakout rooms, let us know.
Jackie Aase
01:05:32
Do you know who pulled the RCV from Rules?
Ruth -Seattle
01:07:09
Army of Darkness
Jeanne Crevier
01:07:44
Rep. Lauren Davis in the 32nd said that she has received "hundreds" of Tim Eyman and friends. She specifically asked that we rally our folks to turn the tide of emails.
Jeanne Crevier
01:08:18
*hundreds of emails
Lori Feagan LD4
01:09:42
Do we need to contact Rep Davis from across the state in support of RCV? Or only from her district?
Jennifer Bowes
01:10:08
I’d love to hear an update from anyone who was able to attend the Stanford, Kloba, or Duerr meetings. Work completely hijacked my attendance.
Jeanne Crevier
01:11:16
Sorry -- Rep. Davis was talking about advisory votes, not RCV. All our legislators want to get rid of advisory votes.
Saunatina Sanchez
01:11:28
Every Senator is getting inundated by the Eyeman peeps. It's worth it to contact them all. Pedersen told us he's gotten them.
Cindy Black
01:12:42
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WITH INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING IN PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON? - https://www.sightline.org/2017/09/19/what-really-happened-with-instant-runoff-voting-in-pierce-county-washington/
Lori Feagan LD4
01:13:13
Thanks Jeanne Crevier - I wondered if that was about advisory votes - more of an Eyman issue.
Cindy Black
01:13:58
HB 1156 - Comment on bill here - https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill/1156
Saunatina Sanchez
01:14:30
I mean contact your Senator about advisory votes- Pedersen told us this morning it might be in trouble because of those emails.
Carol Miller
01:14:53
I plan to post some info on the bills on FB. Are there any requirements/restrictions to posting links? I don’t think most people know what these bills are about or really mean. Thanks!
Cindy Black
01:15:04
SB 5182 - Advisory Votes - Comment on the bill here - https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill/5182
Kathy Sakahara, (she/her)
01:16:46
https://www.lwvwa.org/elections
Jackie Aase
01:16:52
Thanks to all. I feel reenergized. Loved the success story from Ellie Hutton…….way to go! I appreciate you all. Got to go.
Carol Miller
01:18:55
Will there be a summary of legislative links for each of the bills? I can find them to post but if they’ll be summarized in one spot that would be great.
Cindy Black
01:21:38
Fix Democracy First Legislation Page - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/legislation
Cindy Black
01:21:54
It’s not current at the moment, but will be soon.
Michele Murnane
01:22:23
where will all the chats, with links posted in them, be found after the end of lobby day?
Dottie Villesvlk
01:22:52
Jeanne M. Crevier wrote a wonderful article in our February "Voter" for the LWVSC (Snohomish County) on Inclusion and Nonpartisanship! I highly recommend it for all to see.
Cindy Black
01:23:31
You can view the chats through the recording link posted at – https://lwvwa.org/DLW-Schedule
Joanna Cullen
01:25:59
How do you get the debrief meeting? Our meeting with Sen. Saldaña abruptly without really a goodbye, and we had to reach out via email to confirm that the note taker had .the information she needed for submitting a report. We had a few minutes after the Santos meeting which was nice. It would be great if that could be added to all.
Ellensburg Laura Milner
01:26:51
All, every session has been illuminating and illustrative. I am excited about going forward with you. But I have to go. All the best and enjoy your weekend.
Jennifer Bowes
01:33:25
Becky, I loled!
Saunatina Sanchez
01:33:50
Yes!
Jeanne Crevier
01:34:30
I don't think that folks know about the cost of advisory votes
Susan Fleming
01:34:31
Loved Lobby Week! Thanks so much to Kathy and Cindy et al -- lots of work, we're very grateful.
Michele Murnane
01:34:31
I only became aware of Advo
Saunatina Sanchez
01:34:38
If you're on twitter, I sent this out to encourage people to comment: https://twitter.com/seattle_sanchez/status/1365464881902678018
Michele Murnane
01:36:45
I only became aware of Advisory Notes when I joined the League a few years ago, and still do not understand what they are. Is there a document somewhere that explains everything about them?
Tiffany Elliott (she/her)
01:37:11
Question, did this one pass out of committee, nor not?
Saunatina Sanchez
01:38:46
Did anyone get pushback on RCV?
Cindy Black
01:39:18
Recordings (including chats) of all Democracy Lobby Week programs available at – https://lwvwa.org/DLW-ScheduleThe recordings will also be posted on the LWVWA’s YouTube channel and on Fix Democracy First’s Past Events page next week.
Kathy Sakahara, (she/her)
01:43:33
https://www.lwvwa.org/DLW-Schedule
Roslyn Duffy
01:43:38
With people working remotely how do they access mail?
Cindy Black
01:44:16
Legislator meeting follow up form- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZskotiSqPKFRFGkuDc9g_f6Mf_Yrsr2a2XPNgSPoqFmt66g/viewform
jackie lane
01:44:31
I imagine it is scanned and forwarded, but likely slow
Pam Somers
01:45:13
Thanks for a great session!
Joanna Cullen
01:47:07
Yes, Anne, I have heard that as well even from members. But, do we want to revisit the last legislative session votes on all issues on the ballot? It seems that it might be less expensive to figure out how to set up a website that sets up a simple way that could categorize the last session voting record on different issues.
Ruth -Seattle
01:49:22
Great video!
Carol Miller
01:49:27
The one good thing about T admin is it certainly brought out the vote!
Cindy Black
01:51:27
Non-Voter Anonymous video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLsJFLh0Oso
Allison Feher, Seattle
01:52:20
I also loved the kahoot we did last night!
jackie lane
01:52:28
I missed a bunch so will wait to answer your more detailed survey and I've had a chance to catch up
LD6 Becky Dickerhoof Spokane
01:53:04
I really appreciated that I could go to the recordings of meetings I didn't attend. I didn't realize I needed to learn about RCV until after the meeting was held.
Joanna Cullen
01:53:10
I didn't get to many and will be watching later
Saunatina Sanchez
01:54:17
I am so excited about Citizen Initiative Review. I can't believe I hadn't heard about it before.
Joanna Cullen
01:54:52
Also since I was late to the meeting from being at the League office, I didn't do the first poll.
Ruth -Seattle
01:54:57
Yes, I agree - a great idea that's perfect for the League to get behind.
Saunatina Sanchez
01:55:40
I'm more likely to call my legislators on a regular basis.
Ruth -Seattle
01:55:52
I am positive about the Citizen Initiative Review, should have put that in my positive comment.
LD6 Becky Dickerhoof Spokane
01:55:54
Promote the US HB and Sen bill 1
jackie lane
01:56:16
watch the bills! contact my legs help others know whats going on
Carol Miller
01:56:16
Everything I attended was invaluable. I’ve always referred to League of Women Voters if I ever wasn’t sure about a ballot. I’d like to volunteer for the CIR & I’ll be asking friends to respond to bills on the legislative site.
Ellie Hutton
01:56:34
Will sign up for legislative bill alerts to be able to track bills
Kit Muehlman
01:56:42
I’m going to follow The Voter more closely and comment on every bill.
Cindy Black
01:57:06
ksakahara@lwvwa.org
Carol Miller
01:57:09
What’s your email for CIR?
Amy Peloff
01:57:51
Make sure you are signed up for the League's Legislative Newsletter: http://participate.lwv.org/c/9163/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=7468
Linden Bentley
01:58:24
I really loved the ally-ship session. Great participants with good information.
Judy Zeider LD 18 Clark County
01:58:29
Will continue to be a "pen pal" with all my district legislators throughout the year. The legislative bill alerts are a big help.
Ellie Hutton
01:58:43
Really appreciated the DEI/Nonpartisan session with LWVUS staff and board member, to be able to have our own conversation with them
Cindy Black
01:58:45
Fix Democracy First - Email subscribe page - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/sign-up/email-list
Cindy Black
01:59:31
TVW - https://www.tvw.org/
Carol Miller
02:04:30
I wish there was voting rights for homeless. You can
jackie lane
02:05:45
homeless can vote. I put together docs for people who work with the homeless in Clark County to help them register and help people vote.
Jeanne Crevier
02:06:32
We went to a shelter for people who are homeless and held social-distanced voter registration last October.
Lori Feagan LD4
02:06:34
I am starting a legislative accountability group in our LD to track and share the voting records of our local representatives. Has anyone done something similar?
Susan Fleming
02:06:57
Regarding ally-ship: so critical that more of us make our tents bigger, Easy to say but hard to do without "stories" that make it real. Great session.
Saunatina Sanchez
02:07:48
I loved the auditor conversations!
Jody Disney
02:09:03
Library too
Carol Miller
02:09:19
Homeless issues are my current passion.
jackie lane
02:09:24
their address can be an intersection, under the i5 bridge and 78th, as long as they have somewhere they can get mail
Saunatina Sanchez
02:09:35
My dad always told me to use General Mail if I found myself without an address. He did it in his 20s. Taught me a lot of lessons that ended up keeping me off the street.
Carol Miller
02:10:55
Want to thank everyone for such an excellent presentation! I learned a lot which will help me in my work for homles
Paula Townsell
02:11:04
What an outstanding experience this week has been for me. I never get away from work to attend in Olympia, but this was a winner! Thank you for your hard work to all the organizers.
Roslyn Duffy
02:11:23
Thank you again for everything. I have to leave now. Great job.
Saunatina Sanchez
02:12:08
More of us probably would have been more active, but it's hard when we had to work multiple jobs for most of our 20s and 30s.
LD6 Becky Dickerhoof Spokane
02:12:52
Yes, now that I am retired I can be more vocal and active in political actions!
Lori Feagan LD4
02:13:59
What efforts can we support to make LWV more inclusive and diverse?
Cindy Black
02:14:19
Speak Up Schools - https://lwvwa.org/speakup
Saunatina Sanchez
02:15:17
I know I'm an anomaly in a lot of these groups, as someone who has had politics as my intense focus since youth, so I tend to speak up a lot cause there's not many representing my demographics.
Cindy Black
02:15:37
LWVWA - https://www.lwvwa.org/Donate - https://www.lwvwa.org/donationsFix Democracy First - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/Donate - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donate
Ruth -Seattle
02:16:06
I have several friends who have been homeless in spite of being college educated, in both cases, they have health problems that took them out of the economy.
LD6 Becky Dickerhoof Spokane
02:16:41
The positive of the terrible year of 2020, we were forced to learn how to use Zoom and the internet technology!
Saunatina Sanchez
02:17:01
As someone who has worked event coordination, I feel your exhaustion! Y'all did so well.
LD6 Becky Dickerhoof Spokane
02:18:03
It's so cheap for the attendees!
Ann Murphy LWV Spokane
02:18:08
It is definitely good for those of us in eastern washingotn
LD6 Becky Dickerhoof Spokane
02:18:40
I keep waiting to see Ken's hair start blowing!
Lori Feagan LD4
02:19:51
https://www.lwvwa.org/donations Donated!
Cindy Black
02:22:45
Great idea Saunatina!
Saunatina Sanchez
02:24:03
Yes!
Ann Murphy LWV Spokane
02:24:28
Everything awesome!
Lori Feagan LD4
02:24:55
My mother grew up in the silent generation, raised her family in the era of the Kennedy Camelot, burned her bra, and took me to my first political rally with Shirley Chishom in 1972. I just donated to LWV in her honor, and I'm excited for our future for my feminist grandsons.
Saunatina Sanchez
02:25:40
Thanks for the conversations!
LD6 Becky Dickerhoof Spokane
02:25:50
Thank you!
Duffy Clarke
02:25:52
THANK YOU EVERYONE!