Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

Meeting reminder: Mon. March 20, 7:30

Ola, Yakima Liberals:

You are invited to our next meeting:
Monday, March 20, 7:30 pm.

The Sports Center, 214 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima (on the planned Yakima Central Plaza).

-----------Upcoming Yakima Events:

Saturday, April 22, 3:00-5:00 pm - March for Science - Yakima. Beginning and ending @ Performance Park, 102 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA.

Meeting reminder: Mon. March 6, 7:30

Hoi, Yakima Liberals:

You are invited to our next meeting:
Monday, March 6, 7:30 pm.

The Sports Center, 214 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima (on the future Yakima Central Plaza).

Meeting reminder: Mon. Feb. 20, 7:30

Bonjour, Yakima Liberals:

You are invited to our next meeting:
Monday, February 20, 7:30 pm.

The Sports Center, 214 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima (on the future Yakima Central Plaza).

-----------There are a HUGE number of local events and organizations in Yakima, being organized via social media, okay? Check out these failing Yakima groups and upcoming events. You'll be glad you did, believe me. And send us links to YOUR favorite Yakima liberal groups, events, calendars, and websites.

Women's March on Yakima

Indivisible: Yakima

Indivisible Yakima webpage

Justice Events Yakima

Ahora Que? What Next?

ACT Yakima

ACT Yakima Event Calendar

Yakima Valley Peace Advocates Network

----------------Upcoming Yakima Events:

Sunday, February 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 PM. Deportation Defense Training / Entrenamiento Defensa contra Deportación. Yakima Labor Union Hall, 507 S 3rd St, Yakima.

Sunday, February 19, noon to 1 PM. Community Signing for Peace and Justice: 16th Avenue and West Nob Hill Boulevard in Yakima (YVC). Make your own signs!!! But, we have signs if you don't have one. Yakima Valley Peace Advocates Network (YVPAN).

Sunday, February 19, 3:00 pm. Community Forum & Film. Glenwood Square 5110 W. Tieton Dr. #330. Film is "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

Monday, February 20. Planned Parenthood trip to Olympia for face to face meetings with our Congressmen and also link arms with other activists around the capital building. Call to sign up! 509-248-0496.

Tuesday, February 21, 8:00 am at OIC, 815 Fruitvale Blvd. Stand Against Racism event in Yakima - planning meeting. The YWCA Yakima is planning a Stand Against Racism event here in Yakima and would love participation from this group. Planning is still in early stages. Stand Against Racism events will be happening across the nation April 27 - 30th and we want Yakima to be well represented. Please share the info, come and bring a friend.

Wednesday, February 22, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm. starting at Performance Park, 122 N. Second Street. Hear Our Voices Rally in Yakima! March to Rep. Dan Newhouse congressional office: 402 E Yakima Ave, Yakima.

Saturday, February 25, 1:00 pm. Democrats PAC - organize for a candidate to run against Dan Newhouse. 402 S. 3rd St.


  • Multi Progressive Group Meeting - every first Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Planned Parenthood, 1117 Tieton Dr, Yakima.
  • South Central Washington Labor Council meeting, every first Thursday, 6:30 pm at UFCW Labor Hall, 507 S. 3rd St.
  • Signing for Peace - every third Sunday at 16th and Nob Hill Blvd, 12 noon-1 PM. Signs provided, but feel free to create your own. Yakima Valley Peace Action Network (YVPAN).
  • Yakima Democratic Central Committee - Meeting every 4th Monday. 402 S. 3rd St.

tonight: location change

Hei everyone,

Yakima Craft Tap Room-OTA is now closed on Mondays, so tonight's meeting is moved a block east to Sports Center, ~220 East Yakima Ave.

See you here!

Reminder: Mon, Feb. 6, 7:30 pm

Hei, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next meeting:
Monday, February 6, 7:30 pm.

Yakima Craft Taproom - OTA (On The Avenue), 120 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA (ground floor of the historic Larson Building).

-----------Upcoming Yakima Events:

Saturday, Feb 4, 11:00 am. Yakima Protest against Trump Immigration Ban.
Meet at 2nd St. & Yakima Ave.(Note: we understand WA AG Bob Ferguson was successful late this (Friday) afternoon in getting a federal judge to block Mr. t's ban nationwide.)

Saturday, February 4, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima, 225 N. 2nd Street, Yakima. Postcard / Letter Writing Party.
Join others from the Women's March on Yakima and the community for this social and action event. Stationary, postage and contact information will be provided to express your priorities and concerns to those elected to represent us. Participate in discussion about next steps for the continuing movement!

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:00 pm. Yakima City Council meeting.
From David Morales, esq.: Last month, the Yakima City Council proposed a policy that simply stated that everyone who lives in, works in or visits Yakima should feel welcome regardless of their identity, ethnicity or immigration status. Unfortunately, some members of the community want to punish the council for even discussing this proposal.

This is a time for Yakima to come together, united, in making a statement that everyone belongs. It doesn't matter what your race, ethnicity, immigration status, identity or religion is. If you live here and contribute to our community, you are welcome and you belong. We're especially concerned that that those Council Members who proposed a Welcoming resolution last month have been targeted with hateful rhetoric and have received threats.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 7th, at 6:00 pm, when we'll be making a strong case to the Yakima City Council that we need a United Yakima where everyone belongs. The meeting will be held at 129 N 2nd St, Yakima, WA, 98901.

If you can't make it on Tuesday, please take a moment to call the Yakima City Council at (509) 575-6050. Ask to be routed to your Council Member and let them know that you support a welcoming resolution in Yakima. And click here to send a letter to the Yakima City Council letting them know that you support a welcoming resolution.

Thank you for your time, and we hope to see you at 6:00 pm on Tuesday!

Rich Stolz

Saturday, Feb 11, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Sanctuary: Safe space, gracious space, brave space community forum. St. Michael's Episcopal Mission, 5 S. Naches Ave.
Lunch provided. No charge but donations accepted to cover cost of lunch.

ANYTIME--NOW! Call Dan Newhouse to thank him for his co-sponsoring of the Dreamer BRIDGE Act.
From Dorian: He is likely hearing from a lot more people who are opposed. He needs to hear our voices when he does something positive!

Yakima: 509-452-3243 DC: 202-225-5816

Also please ask for a Town Hall meeting when Dan is back in the district in Feb.!

Upcoming Yakima Events

January has a 5th Monday, so we will have no meeting this week. In lieu, here's advance notice of upcoming Yakima events:

CALL OUR CONGRESSMAN DAN NEWHOUSE'S LOCAL OFFICE, 509-452-3243, and leave a message to keep Obamacare until replacing it with something terrific with such things as:

  • reducing the cost of drugs.
  • a public option.
  • eliminating pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps.
  • closing the medicare donut hole for seniors.
  • keeping children on their parents plan until age 26.
  • personal responsibility payments to reduce everyone else having to pay for charity care at hospitals.
  • increased eligibility for medicaid.
  • incentives for hospitals to prevent re-admittances.

(A free Community Forum presented by Yakima Association of Churches and Faith Communities and WA Faith Action Network).
When: Saturday, February 11, 9:00AM Registration & Coffee; 9:30-2PM Program.
Where: St. Michael's Episcopal Mission, 5 S. Naches Ave., Yakima, WA 98901.

The event is free and includes lunch, donations accepted.

Translation available upon request. Contact: Ken Jones at 509-759-2852.

Join advocates in your area to discuss the important issues facing our communities and the WA state legislature.

Stay up to date with the details: http://fanwa.org/calendar/yakima-legislative-conference/

When: Monday, February 13, 7:30 pm.
Where: 5 North Front Street, Yakima.
Tim Coulter will be presenting "What is the blockchain and why should you care?" or "An Introduction to Ethereum". Tim is a Full Stack Engineer at ConsenSys working with the blockchain ecosystem, building applications on top of the blockchain. Some of Tim's work can be found on http://truffleframework.com.

Sat., Jan. 21, 10:00 AM: Women's March on Yakima

What: Women's March on Yakima.
When: Sat., Jan, 21, 10:00 AM.
Where: Gather at corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and N. 2nd Street, Yakima.

From there we will march east on MLK Blvd. to N. 8th Street, south on N. 8th Street to Yakima Ave., west on Yakima Ave. to N. 2nd Street, and north on N. 2nd Street to the point of beginning for a networking opportunity at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima (225 N. 2nd Street).

Affirming Women in Yakima and Central Washington. With our Sisters and Brothers who seek respect and justice, we march in the spirit of Democracy to protect our rights, our safety, our health, our families, our friends.

Welcome to all who know that the erosion of Women's Rights is a threat to civil and human rights.

Following the March, participants and community members are invited to a networking opportunity at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima, 225 N. 2nd Street.

Additional info on Facebook at Women's March on Yakima.

Direct inquiries to [email protected]

Reminder: Mon, Jan. 16, 7:30 pm

Kamusta, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next meeting:
Monday, January 16, 7:30 pm.

Yakima Craft Taproom - OTA (On The Avenue), 120 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA (ground floor of the historic Larson Building).

We mark the passing of one of our original members, Lyle Whiteman, with much appreciation and fondness. And offer condolences to Vicky and his family.


-----------Upcoming Yakima Events:

Local, State and National Action to SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES under Donald Trump administration.
--WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 14, 11:00 AM
--WHERE: 22 S 3rd St Yakima WA (Plaza Millennium)
--QUESTIONS: Feel free to call Mary Lopez, OneAmerica Lead organizer Yakima at 509-386-3525.

  • In the wake of the 2016 election, immigrant families and communities face extraordinary threats amidst a climate of rising nativism and xenophobia. When President-elect Donald Trump takes office January 20, 2017, millions of people will be at risk of harsh enforcement, deportation, and the separation of their families. In our efforts to defend and protect immigrants and all vulnerable communities, organizing at the local and state level will be more important than ever.

  • OneAmerica and in collaboration with other 44 organizationss are trusted partners in communities in over 30 states and at the national level, and will play a leading role in safeguarding families, protecting our communities, and defending our nation's values of tolerance and welcome under the incoming Trump Administration. A major element strategy in 2017 includes supporting local and state-based work of One America groups – both defensive and offensive work.

Annual Yakima MLK Community worship service
--WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 15, 3 p.m.
--WHERE: Breakthrough Church, 1220 Business Parkway in Union Gap.

Annual Yakima MLK Peace March
--WHEN: Monday, Jan. 16, 11:30 AM (gathering)
--WHERE: MLK Blvd. and N. 5th Ave., Yakima
--QUESTIONS: More information is available by calling 509-248-6751.

  • March start 12:00 noon, goes easterly on MLK Blvd. to Yakima Convention Center, with the following program:

  • A speech by Steve Mitchell, executive director of the Yakima-based Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington, will be part of a program starting at 1 p.m. at the convention center.
  • The program, expected to last about an hour, will include presentation of the MLK Jr. Service Award, intended to honor people who have supported King's dream of equality in Yakima, and recognition of the winner of the annual Lee Paggett food drive within the Yakima School District.
  • Paggett was the longtime Yakima Valley Community College recreation coordinator, youth mentor and community activist who died unexpectedly in November 2003.
  • Events conclude with a soup kitchen open to the public from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Henry Beauchamp Community Center, 1211 S. Seventh St.

Change reminder: TUES., Jan. 3, 7:30 pm

Tere, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of the CHANGE in our first regular meeting of 2017:
TUESDAY, January 3, 7:30 pm.

SAME Location:
Yakima Craft Taproom - OTA (On The Avenue), 120 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA (ground floor of the historic Larson Building).

-----------More Real Tweets from Don Trump:

Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!
5:17 AM - 31 Dec 2016

Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!
11:41 AM - 30 Dec 2016

So sad!