Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

Next week's meetings: Mon. and Thurs. evenings

Dear Yakima Liberals--

Meeting #1: Monday, April 21, 7:30 pm.
This is our regular meeting. Come one, come all!

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue, in Warren Buffett's historic train depot).

Meeting #2: Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm.
Presentation titled "Climate, Carbon and Taxes: What is so funny about that?" by Yoram Bauman, PhD., Comedian Environmental Economist.

Location:
Kendall Hall - Yakima Valley Community College, S. 16th Ave. & W. Nob Hill Blvd.

(Note: Yakima Drinking Liberally has no role with this presentation. We are sharing it because we have discussed this topic at our meetings.)

Yakima Valley Community College and the Green Team at Wesley United Methodist Church are cosponsoring an event featuring Yoram Bauman, Comedian Environmental Economist. His presentation titled "Climate, Carbon and Taxes: What is so funny about that?".

Yoram Bauman makes a living as "the world's first and only stand-up economist", but he is also a PhD environmental economist who is part of the effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington State. Yoram is the co-author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, the forthcoming Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, and the 1998 book Tax Shift, which was written with Alan Durning of Sightline Institute and helped inspire the successful revenue-neutral carbon tax in British Columbia.

Fun facts about Yoram Bauman:

In 2008 a right-of-center government in British Columbia implemented a revenue-neutral carbon tax that many economists consider to be the best climate policy in the world. (All the revenue from the carbon tax is used to reduce personal and corporate income taxes, producing a tax swap that has reduced carbon emissions in BC and arguably boosted economic growth as well.) Washington State is actively considering climate policies as well, and CarbonWA.org is leading an effort to promote a BC-style tax swap that will reduce the state sales tax by a full percentage point, eliminate the B&O business tax for manufacturers, and fund the Working Families Sales Tax Rebate.

Bio: Yoram Bauman makes a living as "the world's first and only stand-up economist", but he is also a PhD environmental economist who is part of the CarbonWA.org effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington State. Yoram is the co-author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, the forthcoming Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, and the 1998 book Tax Shift, which was written with Alan Durning of Sightline Institute and helped inspire the revenue-neutral carbon tax in British Columbia. Yoram lives in Seattle and has a BA in mathematics from Reed College and a PhD in economics from the University of Washington. In 2011 he spent 5 months in Beijing as a visiting scholar at the University of International Business and Economics. His website is www.standupeconomist.com.

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Meeting Reminder: Mon., April 7, 7:30 pm

Dear Yakima Liberals--

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
Monday, April 7, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (in the historic train depot, one block north of Yakima Avenue).

We recently earned our "Screening Liberally" merit badge with our FREE showing of Robert Reich's movie "Inequality For All" on April 1. In true egalitarian fashion, after the movie all attendees were offered the opportunity to express their take-way from the movie. The group of 15 not only had a great discusion, we enjoyed traditional movie snacks and decided to host more liberal screenings in the future.

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Free Showing of "INEQUALITY FOR ALL" - Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 PM...details below:

Free Showing of "INEQUALITY FOR ALL" on April 1 (Tuesday)

FREE SHOWING of "INEQUALITY FOR ALL"
featuring Robert Reich

Robert Reich has always been an excellent teacher. And his documentary "Inequality for All" brings the timely and important subject of the economy and economic inequality down to earth so its impacts are readily understandable.

Robert Reich is a best-selling author of thirteen books, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, and a foremost expert on economics. We are pleased to be showing this important documentary, "Inequality for All".

There will be conversation about income disparity following the movie. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this FREE showing.

What: FREE showing of "Inequality for All" featuring Robert Reich

When: TUESDAY, April 1, 2014

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm

Where: Yakima County Facilities First Street Conference Room, 223 N. First St., Yakima, WA 98901

More: Movie snacks will be served.

Sponsored: Yakima Chapter of Drinking Liberally

Please RSVP for this FREE showing TODAY by calling Randall at 360.977.7387 or e-mail: yrandall43@msn.com NOW....

Please help us promote this FREE showing by forwarding it to ALL YOUR FRIENDS...

--Randall Yaeger
phone: 360.977.7387

Meeting Reminder: Mon., March 17, 7:30 pm

Dear Yakima Liberals,

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue).

We hope to see you there!

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Meeting Reminder: Mon., March 3, 7:30 pm

Dear Yakima Liberals,

Welcome to the folks who attended our State of the Union Watch Party in January.

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
Monday, March 3, 7:30 pm.

Location: Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue, in the north end of the historic train depot).

In addition to our regular meandering discussions, we will discuss organizing a watch party for Robert Reich's new movie "Inequality for All."

We hope to see you there!

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Meeting Reminder: Presidents' Day Mon., Feb. 17, 7:30 pm

Dear Yakima Drinking Liberally,

You are invited to our next meeting: Presidents' Day Monday, Feb. 17, 7:30 pm.

Location: Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue, in the north end of the historic train depot).

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Meeting Reminder: Mon., Feb. 3, 7:30 pm

Dear Yakima Drinking Liberally,

You are invited to our next meeting: Monday, Feb. 3, 7:30 pm.

Location: Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue, in the north end of the historic train depot).

Thanks to Russillo's for allowing us to hold our Watch Party for the President's State of the Union Speech and one of the several Republican responses. Thanks also to several local Liberal organizations for notifying their email lists of the event, and to the 30 souls who attended!

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You are invited to our "State of the Union" Watch Party

The Yakima Chapter of Drinking Liberally is hosting a Watch Party for President Obama's State of the Union Speech.

You are invited:

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Location: Russillo's Pizza & Gelato (includes no host bar),
N. Front Street and 'A' Street (one block north of Yakima Avenue, in the north end of the historic train depot, in their north room),
Yakima, WA 98901.

We'll be set up by about 5:30 pm to watch the speech with the enhanced graphics feed from the White House's website. The speech starts at 6:00 pm.

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Reply to this email with the TOP THREE ISSUES you hope the President will mention in his speech. We'll put them on the "Topics Bingo" sheet for those who are interested in competing.

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Let President Obama know your highest priority issue that you hope he mentions in his speech via this one-question poll:

http://my.barackobama.com/State-of-the-Union-Survey

Meeting Reminder: Mon., Jan. 20, 7:30 pm

Yakima Drinking Liberally,

Date/Time: January 20 (Monday), 7:30 pm.

Location: Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (Historic train depot on N. Front Street, one block north of Yakima Ave.).

What: Our next meeting. We will discuss our plans to host a State of the Union Watch Party on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

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Of civic interest:

1. National Day of Service: Sat., January 18, 1pm – 3pm.
Pack and sort items at the Northwest Harvest Warehouse, 911 S. 3rd St. Yakima, WA 98901. Contact: Mary Stephenson for further information (509) 966-7692 grandmeresgarden@earthlink.net.
Be sure to dress warmly.

2. Dr. Martin Luther King Peace March: Mon, January 20, 11 am.
Meet at 2nd St and MLK Blvd.
Walk MLK Boulevard to Convention Center.
Event at Yakima Convention Center - 11:45 AM