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Dwight Rousu
16:01
My camera needs a repair shop
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
18:38
If you don’t know the indigenous land where you reside on, you can look it up here: https://native-land.ca/
Nancy Jenny
18:50
I’m on Coast Salish, Stillaguanmish, Sauk Suiattle and Skagit.
Leona Hassing
18:51
Pasco: Umatilla, Palouse, Cayuse, Walla Walla
Carol Sullivan
18:53
Coastal Salish, Stilliguamish lands
Linda Bock
18:57
Linda Bock from Sammamish, Coast Salish, Duwamish, and Stillaguamish
Linda Brewster
19:10
I am thankful to be residing in the land of the Chimakum and the Coastal Salish/ (Port Townsend)
Roy Pardee
19:12
Coast Salish/Suquamish
Tish Levee
19:17
Good evening, Tish Levee living n Nisqually land in Lacey WA
Ron Leslie
19:18
Ron Leslie Shoreline WA
Jeremy Chase
19:46
Jeremy C from Vancouver WA
Dwight Rousu
20:30
Top Secret get very very tight control and discipline for the worker bees.
Roy Pardee
20:45
"unorthodox"
Arnold Byron
21:19
Swinomish, Samish,
Roy Pardee
22:15
Kinzinger
Roy Pardee
24:39
Culp also refused to acknowledge his loss
Joanna Roomes(she/her)
25:15
...and is singularly unqualified
NORMAN MCLOUGHLIN
26:25
Norm McLoughlin Squaxim
Melvin Mackey (Sqababsh Land)
26:31
Vashon Island — Sqbabsh Land
Carol Sullivan
26:56
This link will lead directly to Committee Sign In for SHB 1876, which will provide voters with he necessary fiscal information about how initiatives or referendums would affect the services involved: would their budgets increase or decrease if the item passes. Opposition has been out in force: these are the Tim Eyman people who also oppose repeal of those pesky advisory votes. https://app.leg.wa.gov/csi/Testifier/Add?chamber=Senate&mId=29807&aId=146489&caId=19565&tId=3
Betsy Robins
27:44
Hello All! Elwha , Jamestown S’Klallam
Betsy Robins
29:30
Hello All! Elwha Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, Makah, Hoh, and Quilleute
Carol Sullivan
29:50
Action created by League of Women Voters Elections Lobby Team. There is a Public Hearing in the Senate State Government & Elections Committee on Friday, with deadline for this sign in PRO action is 9:30 am.
Robert Brown
32:04
I thought that some of the laws concerning voting rights are subject to lawsuits from the justice department.
Carol Sullivan
40:45
ACT via Zoom, 10 am Monday, Feb. 21, Alison McCaffree will be back for Pt.2 Redistricting: Comprehensive Reform Needed, and is time-sharing with Cynthia Stewart, LWV WA Issue Chair for Housing/Homelessness legislation. Background data will be shared.
Carol Sullivan
41:08
email: carolosully@yahoo.com to be on reminder/link email list.
Roy Pardee
44:33
`Teel` is right I believe
Martha Bishop
45:17
He is behind PayPal. Started it.
Roy Pardee
46:42
heh--I've been tempted to donate to Cheney myself!
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
48:32
Boeing PAC contributing again to insurrectionalists
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
50:02
Are we highly rated as an aristocracy?
Robert Brown
51:24
Not yet, Dwight, but it could be coming.
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
52:33
• 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
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
52:47
• Sign the petition to close the Citizens United Loophole. - https://actionnetwork.org/forms/tell-congress-get-foreign-money-out-of-us-elections-close-the-citizens-united-loophole?source=direct_link&referrer=group-fixdemocracyfirst
Catherine Darley, Seattle Supports Democracy
53:07
"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim." Elie Wiesel
Carol Sullivan
57:37
In Skagit, once upon a time, we had a very similar group that met once a week, and it was such a great experience to learn together and to take action on local, state and federal issues via postcards! One favorite, that we didn’t use unless absolutely necessary, was a SOY card: Shame On You. I applaud Catherine’s efforts!
Arnold Byron
57:37
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. Benito Mussalini
Cindy Black, Fix Democracy First
57:46
This link will lead directly to Committee Sign In for SHB 1876, which will provide voters with he necessary fiscal information about how initiatives or referendums would affect the services involved: would their budgets increase or decrease if the item passes. Opposition has been out in force: these are the Tim Eyman people who also oppose repeal of those pesky advisory votes. https://app.leg.wa.gov/csi/Testifier/Add?chamber=Senate&mId=29807&aId=146489&caId=19565&tId=3
David Hirning
57:50
Tuesday, Feb 22nd, 7-8 p.m. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdeqprz8qHNe-LeC8INNp39qbxC4fAz7H?_x_zm_rtaid=TZ9-PrG_QzaIs3hVlxkwCg.1645059137396.dad628e11793e0a6f733a12d126c74fb&_x_zm_rhtaid=783
Kim Kerrigan
58:30
"The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference".
Catherine Darley, Seattle Supports Democracy
58:38
Thanks Carol, we do have a lot of fun, while doing good!
David Hirning
58:41
Seattle Supports Democracy Action Hour, Tuesday, Mar 1, 7-8 p.m. registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsc-GppjoiEtXJUd3JMvrMpPwpBoMF5Qaq
Catherine Darley, Seattle Supports Democracy
58:54
Yes, Kim, I love that quote, so true
Steve Zemke
59:22
Eyman is urging his supporters to oppose 1876.
David Hirning
59:32
Seattle Supports Democracy Action Hour, Tuesday, March 8. Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdeyvrDwoE9Vld2KrftQlzgyvPIjamanc
Roy Pardee
59:42
LOL--you had me at "Tim Eyman is against this bill"
David Hirning
59:49
Seattle Supports Democracy website: https://seattledemocracy.wixsite.com/website
Betsy Robins
01:05:02
Costa Rica is a Democracy
David Gordon
01:06:59
I looked at a map--it was Nicaragua
Carol Sullivan
01:07:04
Costa Rica a very PROUD Democracy! Nicaragua
Betsy Robins
01:08:14
The SA state was Venezuela
Robert Brown
01:08:35
Nicaragua is on the list because of Daniel Ortega, who jailed all of his election opponents.
David Gordon
01:09:51
really a shame--the Sandinistas were so good in social programs: education, vaccination, rural health...such a huge advance over the previous Somosa regime. That was the 80s.
David Gordon
01:10:13
In Nicaragua.
Arnold Byron
01:10:47
Corporations merge until there is only one pot of money that can be used for governing. The richer people get treated better than the poor. A one leader situation emerges.
Martha Bishop
01:11:46
Patriarchy.
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
01:13:17
Some immigrants have come from countries where it is dangerous to participate in politics, so they hold back here. Also our confusing mix of city, county, state, federal governments complicates the local learning process.
Norm Conrad
01:14:55
All of these factors have been promoted by talk radio for at least 35 years. And liberals have done almost NOTHING to counteract that. Talk radio has become the "gateway drug" to authoritarianism/fascism.
Jeremy Chase
01:16:39
@Norm: Mainly because hate is also click-bait. A counter talk radio format just doesn't do as well. SIGH The human condition.
Robert Brown
01:16:41
We need to defund the wealthy, so they don’t have as much influence through TV ads that make Republicans seem sweet despite the fact that they have sympathies toward authorians. I know this is non-partisan; I apologize to anyone who needs it.
Carol Sullivan
01:17:19
I remember how confused I was when I first started to really take interest in issues (ie: kids were grown and gone!) There was not only a CD, but an LD and a City Council District, and a County District, etc.! And there was a different map for each. Fire Districts, Conservation District, precinct! I’m sure I left out LOTS!
Norm Conrad
01:18:29
The audience for talk radio, especially during drive time, is orders of magnitude greater than podcasts, internet blogs, etc.
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
01:19:05
multi-fascisted
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
01:20:45
KBCS has pretty good progressive programming locally on talk radio 91.3
David Gordon
01:21:12
KODX even better. low power fm. On internet
jacqueline powers
01:23:24
Progressives are terrible at making concise messages that get to the point, which is what working class voters want. Progressives need to hire good marketing people.
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
01:25:46
The endorsement questionnaire used to ask how much money a candidates campaign was trying to raise.. I think we got that removed in King County.
Norm Conrad
01:25:52
Jeremy, you're comparing something that has been building an audience, becoming trusted, for 35 years. To expect alternative talk to gain traction in three or four years is preposterous. The primary reason, IMO, that Air America failed is because they did not own, control their distribution -- the radio stations were owned by Sinclair, Clear Channel, etc. which were prepared to let Rush, etc. build an audience but were not interested in letting Air America build a similar audience.Buying up radio stations is something the liberals can do because they are not all that expensive, relative to TV, and are available all the time because the radio market is saturated.
Jeremy Chase
01:26:57
100% - and then conservative radio/tv became like a "gold rush" in the '90's
Arnold Byron
01:29:52
If you are running a radio station you need advertisers to pay the expenses. The chief advertisers are corporations. The corporations and their money are in control. Can a cooperative be utilized as a radio venue to teach democracy?
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
01:30:00
Decades ago the dem party decided not to buy media; it is a difficult right wing advantage to overcome after decades.
Carol Sullivan
01:32:27
Well, if you sign in for a committee hearing, during the meeting, the secretary is asked how the sign is has gone: how many PRO, how many CON and how many OTHER sign ins are there for the bill being discussed. WA State Legislators do want to hear what constituents think. Actions do matter. As the quote from Elie Wiesel says, neutrality doesn’t benefit anyone but the oppressor.
Jeremy Chase
01:33:13
yeah nuance = boring And that is TERRIBLE. The truth just isn't as entertaining.
Jean Darsie
01:33:40
Amen Nadine!
Carol Sullivan
01:34:04
There’s one thing I think we can agree we can THANK Trump for: Making activist out of people like me and Nadine who, before that time, didn’t do anything but vote!
Jeremy Chase
01:34:57
@Carol 👏
Jeremy Street
01:34:58
We have to stop humiliating..
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
01:35:04
Still have the Occupy T-shirt
Jackie Rivas
01:35:11
One problem is that most people are clueless as to what socialism or communism is. Public schools are a socialist concept. The terms are used to evoke irrational fear.
Norm Conrad
01:35:40
Arnold, right wing talk didn't make money for the better part of a decade. Station owners didn't care. If a number of Hollywood folks and other liberals with $ were to run a strategically located network of radio stations, (one would only need a bit over a dozen) they could do it within a very few years.
Steve Zemke
01:36:06
Key is getting voters who support democracy to turn out and vote. Key to winning in 2020 was increasing number of people who voted. Have to show that voting matters and they can make a difference.
Dwight Rousu, Redmond
01:37:19
eat the elephant
Carol Sullivan
01:37:25
Maybe it’s signing in PRO for SHB 1876?
Betsy Robins
01:37:33
Pay attention to local issues and communicate with elected officials either in praise or with criticism. When we think they are not being responsive or going down the wrong road, gather a group and object. And keep it up.
Norm Conrad
01:37:34
Steve, True enough; however, without truly engaging, there will continue to be fewer and fewer of them.
Betsy Robins
01:38:36
Pay attention to what’s happening in your school district. Make sure they are doing a good job.
Jeremy Street
01:39:56
We can't expect immediate results - took the Quakers 100 years to be against slavery, years to pass women's right to vote,
Betsy Robins
01:40:13
Yes, letters to the editor and Facebook. Put your questions about how to engage people and spread your views. That can start a dialogue.
Tish Levee
01:40:38
Pay attention to to elections for your election board and secretary-of state. These people get to make some momentous decisions about our elections.!
Tish Levee
01:42:15
Yes, Betsy Robins. One place to start with social media is to share every petition you sign for democratic processes, the links are right there in the petition!
Shirley Viscalla (SM-T
01:42:20
great discussion; have to sign off. thanks.
Shirley Buono
01:44:45
Thanks-need to go
Robert Brown
01:47:09
Bill Gates tried to give Tacoma Schools computers, but he wanted to control their use. Tacoma Schools said no after they realized the conditions attached.
Nadine Shanti
01:49:53
Cindy. Thank you so much for the action items you send out. You make it so easy to communicate with our local legislators about the issues that are so important to us. your work is sincerely appreciated
Tish Levee
01:50:33
Thanks so much, Cindy, for all that you are doing. This is really a great idea!!’
Nadine Shanti
01:50:43
Mayne we have to do both, Jeremy.
Tish Levee
01:51:28
Jeremy, yes! I agree, despite what I said earlier. Meeting one on one is something that can make a difference.
Arnold Byron
01:51:43
I agree. I worked very late last night but I competed them all.
Jean Darsie
01:52:55
I agree Jeremy! Intro to social media!!! :-)
Jean Darsie
01:54:18
Good convo! Thanks!