Thursday, March 9, 2017

Political Events Roundup from Lora

From Lora Rathbone

March 9, 7 PM - 9 PM.
Hate Has No Home Here yard signs available for pickup.
Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S Union St, Kennewick
We're suggesting $10 to cover the cost of printing and to help subsidize signs for folks who can't afford one.
To view the sign


March 10, 6pm
Climate Roundtable. Come and share a pizza and a drink while we discuss the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy's proposal to price carbon with Sameer Ranade, Washington Environment Council's Climate and Clean Energy Associate. Share any ideas and ask any questions you have on what Washington state should do now in response to climate change.  If by chance, you’re available to attend the hearing the bill will receive in Olympia on March 14, please RSVP here
Where: Round Table Pizza, 1769 Leslie Rd, Richland

March 11, 10 AM to Noon.
 Klippert-Haler Town Hall
The Arc of Tri-Cities (1455 Fowler) in south Richland.
This is an opportunity for constituents of Washington's 8th Legislative District and our neighbors to publicly reject discriminatory laws.
Although Klippert has asked for "no large bags or umbrellas; no food or beverages; and, notably, no signs, shouting or artificial sound makers" at the town hall,
this does not preclude protesting outside on public areas prior to the event. (The Love Not Hate group plans to protest outside).

TC FAN supports:  HB 1122 Responsible storage of Fire Arms. Now in House Rule, which Haler is on.
Our other bills that are not dead yet that we want them to support:
Civil rights:
HB 1800, SB 5267 WA Voting Rights Act, which authorizes district based elections
Criminal Justice:
HB 1783 Concerning legal financial obligations (and decrease interest rate to 1 %).
 HB 1529, SB 5073 Concerning use of deadly force in community policing.
Environment:
HB 1646, SB 5509 Promoting an equitable clean energy economy: Proceeds from the carbon tax will fund investments to reduce carbon pollution, create jobs, and support workers and households with lower incomes."
Solar Tax Credit HB 1048
HB 1611 Concerning oil transportation safety

March 11, 1-2:30pm.
Forum on the Medicaid waiver, by Nathan Johnson, policy advisor for Healthcare Authority,  at the United Way Building (401 N. Young St. in Kennewick).

1 comment:

Kate Moran said...

You forgot the Tri-City Dems Potluck. That's tomorrow (March 10th) from 6pm to 9pm at 2611 S Washington St in Kennewick. Hope to see you all there!