Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

Reminder: Tues., June 23, 6:30 Film Screening

Hello, Yakima Liberals!

A reminder of our next Film Screening:

--Time: Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 pm.

--Location: Carousel Restaurant, 25 N. Front Street, Yakima. (Note: The door is off the parking lot, closer to the alley than to Front Street.)

--Film: United We Fall, a documentary about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty. The TPP has been in the news lately and it would be an opportune time to learn a bit more about this topic.

Eugenio has made arrangements with the owners to use their conference room and they will prepare buffet style food for all of us. This is a FREE EVENT FOR ALL! However, those who wish to have beer or wine must order those items separately and pay out of their own pockets.

Everyone should plan on showing up around 6:30 pm, in order to come in and sit down and eat and drink. At 7:00 pm we will have a brief discussion about what is the TPP and then we will watch the film and then engage once more in a constructive discussion.

We hope to see everyone on Tuesday!

Yours truly,
Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drinking responsibly, drinking Liberally."

June 15 Meeting; & June 23 Film

Hello, Yakima Liberals!

Two Reminders:

1. Our next Regular Meeting:

  • Time: Monday, June 15, 7:30 pm.
  • Location: Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (in the historic train depot).

2. Our next Film Screening:

  • Time: Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 pm.
  • Location: Carousel Restaurant, 25 N. Front Street, Yakima. (Note: The door is off the parking lot, closer to the alley than to Front Street.)
  • Film: "United We Fall" concerning the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty. Introductory discussions will start about 6:30, with the film starting about 7:00, followed by further discussion. No-host food and drinks available.

Hope we see you there!

Yours truly,
Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drinking responsibly, drinking Liberally"

Tues., June 23: Film & discussion on TPP

Mark your calendars for our next "Screening Liberally" on Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 pm, at Carousel Restaurant, 25 N. Front Street, Yakima. The door is off the parking lot, closer to the alley than to Front Street.

We will be screening the film "United We Fall" concerning the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty. Introductory discussions will start about 6:30, with the film starting about 7:00, followed by further discussion.

(Clarification: There is no film on June 9, the date mentioned in our earlier email when we originally thought we would hold this event.)

PS - Here's a better link to Yakima's Annual FDR Dinner (on Sat., June 6)...

...especially for ordering tickets:

http://www.yakimademocrats.com/2015-annual-roosevelt-dinner/

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Sent on Sat, 05/30/2015 - 4:03pm:

Hello, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, June 1, 7:30 pm.

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

Upcoming Liberal events in Yakima:

Saturday, June 6, 5:30: Annual FDR Dinner, featuring speakers
Governor Jay Inslee and Yakama Nation Chief Judge Ted Strong. Details and tickets at: http://www.yakimademocrats.com/save-the-date-franklin-d-roosevelt-dinner...

Tuesday, June 9: Film screening and guided discussion on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We will soon send details in a separate email.

Yours truly,
Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drinking responsibly, drinking Liberally"

Meeting Reminder: Mon., June 1, 7:30 pm

Hello, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, June 1, 7:30 pm.

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

Upcoming Liberal events in Yakima:

Saturday, June 6, 5:30: Annual FDR Dinner, featuring speakers
Governor Jay Inslee and Yakama Nation Chief Judge Ted Strong. Details and tickets at: http://www.yakimademocrats.com/save-the-date-franklin-d-roosevelt-dinner...

Tuesday, June 9: Film screening and guided discussion on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We will soon send details in a separate email.

Yours truly,
Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drinking responsibly, drinking Liberally"

Noon Wed. at Performance Park: Yakima for voting rights rally

Begin forwarded message:

Forwarded by: Yakima County Democrats
Date: May 19, 2015 at 10:31:43 AM PDT
Subject: Stand together in Yakima for voting rights this Wednesday

Dear friends and colleagues,

You are all invited to join faith and community leaders from the Yakima Valley in support of the Washington Voting Rights Act this Wednesday, May 20th. Several speakers representing diverse constituencies in the Valley will share their testimonies about why the bill matters to residents in Yakima and in communities all over Washington. Here are the details:

Performance Park, N. 2nd Street & Pendleton Way (formerly E. 'A' Street), Yakima, WA 98901
Time: 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m., Wed., May 20
Weather: Chance of rain (we will have tents for cover)

All of us will be there to ask the City Council to fight for equity and not the status quo, which is leaving communities without a voice. We are also calling on the legislature to support the [proposed Washington Voting Rights Act] – a tool that can prevent other cities from facing litigation by providing other avenues to create fair election systems.

Please help spread the word. For more information, including a list of speakers, take a look at the press release from OneAmerica, one of the organizations supporting the event, at http://statevoices.salsalabs.com/o/66/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_K... . I hope to see you there!

In solidarity,

Felipe Rodriguez-Flores
(206) 920-8441
feliperflores@gmail.com

Meeting Reminder: Mon., May 18, 7:30 pm

Hello, Yakima Liberals--

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, May 18, 7:30 pm.

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

Thanks to Dulce Gutierrez, candidate for Yakima City Council District 1, for attending our May 4 meeting. Link to her website:
http://electdulcegutierrez.com/

Other candidates are invited to schedule their attendance at future meetings.

OTHER ELECTION-RELATED LINKS:

Link to the list of candidates who filed by the end of filing period on May 15. See page 6 for Yakima City Council candidates:
http://yakimacounty.us/Vote/Declaraton%20of%20candidacy/filingSheet2015....

Link to map of new Yakima City Council districts:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1670040/yakima-v...

Link to U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice's ruling in the ACLU v. Yakima voting rights case:
http://www.yakimawa.gov/council/assets/Final-Injunction-and-Remedial-Red...

Yours truly,
Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drinking responsibly, i.e., drinking Liberally"

Single-payer health care advocate in Yakima

From: elaine smith
Date: May 5, 2015 at 8:12:56 PM PDT
Subject: Single-payer health care advocate in Yakima

Hi, I've been contacted by Chuck Richards, President
of Health Care for All-Washington, an activist organization
in support of single-payer legislation for Washington
state.

He would like to meet with supportive Yakima residents in order
to learn something about Norm Johnson, our 14th LD representative
to the state legislature, for the purpose of affecting his
position on WHST, legislation which would initiate a state
single payer universal health coverage system.

Mr Richards will be at Essencia Bakery, 4 North 3rd Street, at 3 pm, [Wednesday], May 6th.

Elaine Smith

Meeting Reminder: Mon., May 4, 7:30 pm

Hello, Yakima Liberals--

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, May 4, 7:30 pm.

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

Topics: Global poverty/TPA/TPP/Sanders, WOD Trail.

Yours truly,
Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drinking responsibly, i.e., drinking Liberally"

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

Hello, Yakima Liberals--

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, April 20, 7:30 pm.

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

Yours truly,
Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drinking responsibly, i.e., drinking Liberally"