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Kathleen Gallagher
Petra Hoy
Hello from Spokane Valley - almost Idaho!
Carol Sullivan Bothell
Coastal Salish
Libby Carr
Hope you had a wonderful vacation - welcome back!
Linda Bock
Tomorrow at 9 p.m. PBS will present "Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union."
Linda Bock
Linda Bock from Sammamish, former lands of the Coast Salish, Duwamish, Stillaguamish
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
If you don’t know the indigenous land where you reside on, you can look it up here: https://native-land.ca/
Roy Pardee
Coastal Salish/Suquamish
Pat Dowden
hello from Duwamish land.
Leona Hassing Pasco
Leona Hassing
Ken Dammand
Leona Hassing Pasco
- Leona Hassing - Umatilla, Walla Walla, Cayuse, Palouse
Jeremy Street
Happy New Year - Spokane
Jeff Bialer
Once again, Hitler’s first failed coup, the beer hall putsch, resulted in later success.
Dwight Rousu
Times Editorial called for clawing back the state funds used by the legislators to go to the Pillow talks...
Daniel Lewinski
There's also the Doomsday Clock relative to MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction (from modern technology but ikely Nuclear war)
Dwight Rousu
he Doomsday Clock is a symbol that represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe.Maintained since 1947 by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,
Daniel Lewinski
Currently It is 100 seconds to midnight
Jeremy Street
Republicans are running another candidate against Jaime Beautler for the Prunary,
Robin Hordon
May have to cut out early...some points follow:
Robin Hordon
Please do noy buy into the carefully placed meme that "The republican Party is a train wreck"...exactly the opposite is true. The R party is "trifurcated".
Robin Hordon
1. basic Rs...aka...Liz Cheney types. 2. The Trumpsters. 3. The middle-right indy-ish Rs. THEY WILL ALL VOTE REPUBLICAN...BUT
Dave Heller
We need to use Multi-Seat Ranked Choice Voting (MSRCV), also known as Single Transferable Voting (STV), which elects representatives proportionally, which completely emasculates gerrymandering.
Dave Heller
There is a bill in Congress, The Fair Representation
Dave Heller
Act, which is supported by the League of Women Voters (National)
Roy Pardee
Robin Hordon
We have a chance to swing the R swingers...here is how: Part ONE: Use the first "wedge issue" that we have been gifted with...aka...Rs do not want citizens to vote... Part TWO: Make the point that if Rs loose, they support sedition. Part THREE: Repeat part ONE and Part Two.
Dave Heller
Robin- In my experience, neither major party is interested in a vigorous democracy. They both engage in activity designed to discourage people from voting.
Robin Hordon
And to those who think that The Lincoln...TROJAN HORSE...Project is your friend...NYET. Just another part of the Rs clever planning. This group is the "Center-Right Indy-types"...which swung back to the Rs in 2020 as a result of the "Lincoln...TROJAN HORSE...Project". The Ds lost EVERY CONTESTED SEAT...and IMO...because the Lincoln...TROJAN HORSE Project" was so brilliantly successful...as planned...and fanned by the MSNBC types.
Petra Hoy
Can we get link to 1/6 events please?
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
• January 6 Virtual Vigil - Day of Remembrance and Action - January 6th, 2022 @ 6 pm PT – Register @ https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DSoqfnaZTFS8-gad94Cygg
Roy Pardee
I'm having to un-RSVP from my local in-person due to covid exposure. :( Glad there's a virtual event
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
• Lobby Week 2022 w/ League of Women Voters of WA – January 24-27, 2022 - https://lwvwa.org/event-4596311
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
• DONATION Links:o Fix Democracy First or Fix Democracy First Education Fund - https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/donateo YO VOTE! - https://www.yo-vote.org/donate
Robin Hordon
Dave, I completely agree that both parties play roles in our "Kabuki Democracy Theater" mostly centered within the WDC Beltway. But, we can talk to people in our local areas and organize...and then let our political power TRICKLE UPWARD FROM THERE! The two parties can't control us. They have no fear of us when we rally in WDC [in their lions den]...but they are scared crap of us organizing locally and then "powering up".
Petra Hoy
Roy Pardee
If anybody's looking for a spiritual pick-me-up after all this heaviness, give a listen to Sherrilyn Ifill on this week's Amicus podcast: https://t.co/hWcmTxmRt7
What organization is Petra with?
Petra Hoy
Be the Change 509
Petra Hoy
Please call our Senators to push for voting rights Murray 202-224-2621 Cantwell 202-224-3441
Christy Bear
Thanks, Petra — we (Postcars4WA) look forward to collaborating with you again in 2022. Thanks for all of your efforts in the 509 area!
Petra Hoy
Thank you Christy!
Dave Heller
Robin, I agree. We need to work on decentralizing power and how information is distributed. When we have choke points, weird things happen!
Linden Bentley (she/her)
The Guardian published today the names and positions of over 1000 public officials who joined the effort to undermine the 2020 presidential election here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/05/trump-capitol-attack-democracy-election-insurrection-index?utm_term=61d5813a8fc06c6a63ded8379c95e66e&utm_campaign=USMorningBriefing&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=usbriefing_email
Dwight Rousu
intentional lack of sharing??
Robin Hordon
Please do not spend your/our good human energy trying to change the minds of the bottom 30% of voters...aka...the hard core Rs. Instead, lets use the top 30% of voters US PROGRESSIVES TYPES...to converse with the MIDDLE 40%...aka...the swingers. They are called "Persuadable Voters"...and we have awesome "wedge issues" this year...
Roy Pardee
#DeleteFacebook y'all
Cindy Jayne
Mother Jones had an interesting article on why the rioters are not be charged with sedition - because they are white! https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/01/january-6-sedition-charges-trump-white-supremacy-capitol/
Lyn McKay, Land of the Duwamish, 37th LD WA
Could someone mute Sandra Nelson please.
Petra Hoy
Dwight Rousu
Durga she/her
Daniel Lewinski
I think anytime we talk about the events of January 6, it should be referred to as an insurrection.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
• January 6 Virtual Vigil - Day of Remembrance and Action - January 6th, 2022 @ 6 pm PT – Register @ https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DSoqfnaZTFS8-gad94Cygg
Robin Hordon
Gotta go. Stand up with THOUGHTFUL COURAGE in 2022...we will WIN! Peace, love and progress....robin hordon in Kingston.
Linden Bentley (she/her)
Cindy are you putting links here to the articles you shared or will you send them out?
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
• We the People: January 6th Day of Remembrance and Action – National page - https://jan6unityday.org/
Dwight Rousu
getting a big voter turnout: inform themselves with valid information, then vote
Dave Heller
It’s hard to get a big voter turnout when people don’t have anything to vote FOR and they vote AGAINST their fears! That’s why we need to get Ranked Choice Voting! Joe Biden has failed on lots of his campaign promises… I think the mid-terms are going to be a bloodbath for the Dems
Petra Hoy
GTG Thanks everyone! Super Impressive! We’ve got this =)
Cindy Jayne
Jefferson County Jan 6th vigil: https://www.lwvwa.org/Jefferson
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
Thanks Petra!
Kathryn Lewandowsky
I agree Ken!
Pia Kanistros
Yes but the republican challenge audits were far from correct, and not accurate and shoddy practices
Kathryn Lewandowsky
I think there should be random full audits! Like we did in Endurance racing. Random drug tests!
Pia Kanistros
Audits need to be done with accurate guidelines and represents all parties
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
@Linden - I will send all the link out later tonight with the recording.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
Libby Carr
Im getting a message from zoom that my mic isn't connected, so I guess I have to pass.
Jennifer Calvert
If you want to learn how to text-bank, email me at jennifercalvert@comcast.net
Libby Carr
I wanted to mention what is Kim Wyman doing and what can we do to promote mail in voting as a state, as a witness for the country.
Pia Kanistros
Biden has not campaign promises. The republicans have done everything to stall everything economy covid-19 which affects the economy, people’s health and well being and growth. People need to pressure our legislators to vote for we the people
Pia Kanistros
The bottom line is none of these people are following true science medical science infectious disease guidelines disaster preparedness guidelines they've actually caused Covid to mutate and this is why we have our problems today they refused to vaccinate yet our hospitals are overrun with patients and as a healthcare professional I am a part of those that are not vaccinated who expose their patients, yet the dichotomy is they still don't want to wear masks and they still don't wanna vaccinate and as long as we don't do that people are gonna die jobs are going to be not filled people are going to quit their jobs healthcare workers are quitting we've had to call the National Guard in Ohio to help our hospitals I said two years ago this was gonna happen and nobody would listen
Pia Kanistros
And maybe these very same people that say that the elections were fraudulent should take the classes on elections and how to do them and become poll workers so they can see what's actually done other than shooting off lies which are inappropriate people who serve on the polls are from both parties and they take their job very seriously and for Republicans to say that it was fraudulent is in insulting their own people who sit in those polls and work
Jennie Jaeger
I started late. Would it be appropriate for me to briefly share some info about why to support HB 1769, a WA State bill to end community councils? We just got the bill number and content this morning!
Pia Kanistros
especially in our legislators….
Dick Burkhart
The black population in Washington state was dying from the COVID at a lower rate than you'd expect (3% of the deaths vs 4% of the population). But the explanation is that black population of seniors was less than for whites. Lesson: You need to look carefully behind the numbers.
Pia Kanistros
it’s not healthcare workers they are talking about it is about those with pre-existing illnesses that can die after a year! That is true- a lot not all
Pia Kanistros
They are the problem. I've been a nurse 48 years 30 of them in the ICUs I've never seen such stupidity as I've seen over the last two years also from healthcare workers
Pia Kanistros
He was the problem in the 1st Pl., Trump did not do anything to slow Covid down he did not promote the masking he did not promote vet vaccinations he went into crowds just recently did he start doing this
Barbara Hill
@ Kathryn Lewandowski - what you shared is right on! Thank you for all that you do!😍
Dwight Rousu
Houghton council members are almost never contested
Pia Kanistros
That’s disgusting
Jennie Jaeger
Here's our website for more info about sunsetting community councils (Houghton and East Bellevue): hcc-con.com
Mary Rollins
uw and providence both have canceled non emergent procedures
Dave Heller
I’m not an Anti-vaxxer, I would never, ever vote for Trump. Big Pharma has made 10’s of Billions on this pandemic. Pfizer alone about $35 in 2021 alone. If you look around the world where they used Ivermectin and Hydroxychlororquine, their infection rates are quite low. Have you ever heard any public health official talk about taking Vitamins and Minerals to boost one’s immune system? Dr. Malone, who invented the technology for the mRNA vaccine, and took it himself, recommends that only people with comorbidities get vaccinated. He also estimates that about 500,000 people who died could have been saved from the use of Ivermactin and Hydroxychloroquine.
Jennie Jaeger
And here is the information on the bill, HB 1769, to end community councils. You can sign up for notifications on the bill. https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1769&Year=2021&Initiative=false
Dwight Rousu
Or people who wear their masks only over there mouth and not their nose. Sometime called "mouthbreathers"
Pia Kanistros
right right right!!!!
Daniel Lewinski
There are multiple articles about the disproportionate COVID death rate for minorities. This one from the WA Post in late 2020 (contemporary with the 2020 elections) shows Black people dying at approx. double the rate of whites. Other minorities vary but are generally higher across all comparisons. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-race-mortality-rate/
Denise Smith
Thank you Cindy
Jeremy Street
In the grocery store Sunday in Cheney more than half the people were unmasked - Spokane County had more than 700 new Covid cases yesterday,
Pia Kanistros
Dayton, Ohio it’s 9:30 pm here- thank you!