Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

Meeting reminder: Mon. May 15, 7:30 pm

Yakima Liberals:

We invite you to our next meeting:
Monday, May 15, 7:30 pm.

Location:
The Sports Center, 214 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima.

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Among our usual wide-ranging conversations, we'll discuss the group's desire to change our meeting location and to start the meetings a little earlier, perhaps 7:00 pm. We hope to see you!

Meeting reminder: Mon. May 1, 7:30 pm

Yakima Liberals:

We invite you to our next meeting:
Monday, May 1, 7:30 pm.

Location:
The Sports Center, 214 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima.

-----------Upcoming Yakima Event:

Monday, May 1, 12:00-4:00 pm - MARCH FOR IMMIGRANTS.
Beginning and ending @ Miller Park, 513 N 3rd St. Yakima, WA.

12:00 - Rally @ Miller Park.
1:00 - March begins and follows this route:

  • South on 3rd Street to Yakima Ave,
  • East on Yakima Ave to Naches Ave (with a stop outside Congressman Dan Newhouse's office in The Tower),
  • South on Naches Ave to Chestnut,
  • West on Chestnut to S. 1st Street (with a stop outside William O. Douglas Federal Courthouse),
  • North on 1st Street to F Street (with a stop outside Yakima County Courthouse),
  • East on F Street to Miller Park.

This event is organized by May 1st Coalition Yakima Valley, which provides the info below (and more at http://bit.ly/MayDayMarch17 ):

This Monday, May 1, 2017 we will unite as a community and MARCH FOR IMMIGRANTS at 12:00pm.

After years of suffering, our families still continue to seek common sense solutions from our government leadership. This year we will march in downtown Yakima to demonstrate our commitment to holding our leaders accountable. We invite the Yakima Valley to join this family-friendly community march beginning at Miller Park in Yakima.

Here are 5 community needs and reasons to participate in the
MARCH FOR IMMIGRANTS:

  1. Congress needs to create a comprehensive immigration reform that is practical for our economy, keeps families together, and creates a roadmap towards citizenship.
  2. The Federal program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is also important for thousands of talented undocumented youth, and needs to be offered as a step towards citizenship.
  3. In addition, there should be no Federal retaliation against cities who declare themselves welcoming to immigrants through ordinances or resolutions like Welcoming City or Sanctuary City designations.
  4. Also, a southern border wall that will cost tax payers billions of dollars is wasteful and should be voted down by Congress. In recent years, the U.S. has seen a trend that shows the majority of immigrants in the country unlawfully have over stayed visa permits, as opposed to physically crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
  5. Lastly, the Constitution guarantees due process for every person in this country, regardless of citizenship. Fundamental fairness is crucial in our country's civil court system and practices.

The Yakima Valley May 1st MARCH FOR IMMIGRANTS is a peaceful and permitted event. We work to educate the public and public officials. We hope you will join us.

Meeting reminder: Mon. April 17, 7:30 pm

You are invited connect with @RealYakimaLiberals at our next meeting:
-->> Monday, April 17, 7:30 pm.

Location:
-->> The Sports Center, 214 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima.

-----------Upcoming Yakima Event:

Saturday, April 22, 3:00-5:00 pm - March for Science - Yakima Satellite March. Beginning and ending @ Performance Park, 102 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA (also known as 100 Pendleton Way).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1841845979371090/

Meeting reminder: Mon. April 3, 7:30 pm

Yakima Liberals:

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

Location:
The Sports Center, 214 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima.

-----------Upcoming Yakima Event:

Saturday, April 22, 3:00-5:00 pm - March for Science - Yakima Satellite March. Beginning and ending @ Performance Park, 102 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA (also known as 100 Pendleton Way).
https://www.facebook.com/events/1841845979371090/

Meeting reminder: Mon. March 20, 7:30

Ola, Yakima Liberals:

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

Location:
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.

Location:
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.

Location:
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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1645446302417695/

Indivisible: Yakima
https://www.facebook.com/groups/212132709251586/

Indivisible Yakima webpage
http://indivisibleyakima.com

Justice Events Yakima
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1251579124928624

Ahora Que? What Next?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148938991869043

ACT Yakima
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ActYakima

ACT Yakima Event Calendar
https://teamup.com/ks278ed33bb0879340

Yakima Valley Peace Advocates Network
http://www.yvpan.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yakima-Valley-Peace-Advocates-Network-YVPA...

----------------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.

REPEATING ACTIONS/MEETINGS

  • 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.

Location:
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.)
https://m.facebook.com/events/720292998131051?view=permalink&id=72201964...

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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/411521169187226/

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!

Sincerely,
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.!