Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

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

Hallo, Yakima Liberals!

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

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

----------Today's Liberal Quotation - Not-------------
Tweet from Don Trump (@realDonaldTrump), 6/11/16, 4:28 PM:

"Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, pretended to be a Native American in order to advance her career. Very racist!"

Reminder: Mon. June 13, 6:00pm - Initiative 732 Q&A at Russillo's

What: Brief Presentation and Q&A: Initiative 732 - Clean Energy and Fairer Taxes

Who: Kyle Murphy, I-732 Campaign Director.

When: Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, refreshments served.

Where: Russillo's Pizza Restaurant, Banquet Room, 32 North Front St #102, Yakima Washington.

Carbon Washington, the grassroots organization behind I-732, submitted more than 363,000 signatures from citizens around the state ensuring the initiative would go to voters. The policy is modeled on British Columbia's carbon tax, which is regarded as one of the most effective and efficient climate policies in the world. In Washington, I-732 would significantly lower carbon emissions while making the state's tax code less regressive.

I-732 is designed to move the state toward two goals – cleaner energy and fairer taxes – with the following policy changes:

  • Tax pollution, not people. I-732 will add a $25 per ton tax to polluting fossil fuels.
  • Pay less at the cash register. Reduce the state sales tax by one percentage point, putting hundreds of dollars a year back into the pockets of each household in Washington.
  • Fund an Earned Income Tax Credit for working families. Fund the Working Families Tax Rebate to provide up to $1,500 a year for 400,000 low-income households.
  • Reduce the Business & Occupation tax on manufacturing. Keep living-wage jobs in Washington by effectively eliminating the Business and Occupation Tax on manufacturing.

About Carbon Washington:

Carbon Washington is a bipartisan grassroots group of scientists, economists, former elected officials, business owners and concerned citizens focused on seeking a solution to climate change that works for businesses and households around the state. The group developed Initiative 732 as a revenue-neutral approach to tax carbon pollution while encouraging economic growth for families and businesses in Washington. To learn more about I-732, view endorsements from around the state, and get involved, visit http://YesOn732.org and follow on twitter @carbonwa.

Media Contact:
Laurel Wolf, Carbon WA Regional Field Organizer
laurel@carbonwa.org
503-853-6640

Sara Cate, Carbon WA Yakima Chapter
sarairenecate@gmail.com
509-248-4382

Meeting Reminder: Mon., June 6, 7:30 pm

Bonjour, Yakima Liberals!

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

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

----------Today's Liberal Quotations Not-------------

"All of the women on 'The Apprentice' flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected." –Don Trump

"It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep." –Don Trump in a tweet quoting fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini

Meeting Reminder: Mon., May 16, 7:30 pm

Howdy, Yakima Liberals!

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

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

Meeting Reminder: Mon., May 2, 7:30 pm

Hola, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, May 2, 7:30 pm.

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

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

Howdy Yakima Liberals!

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

Note our newest new location:
Yakima Craft Taproom - OTA (On The Avenue), 120 E. Yakima Ave (on the ground floor of the historic Larson Building).

https://www.facebook.com/Yakima-Craft-Taproom-on-the-Avenue-144955230198...

Evenwel v. Abbott - for this evening's discussion

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

Hey, Yakima Liberals!

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

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

FYI, here are the preliminary results of Yakima County's March 26 precinct caucuses:

Clinton 123
Sanders 393
Uncommitted 3

Approximate number of attendees: 2,740

Over 90 new voter registrations.

Meeting Reminder: Mon., March 21, 7:30 pm

Hey Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, March 21, 7:30 pm.

Note the Location:
Yakima Sports Center, 214 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA.

UPCOMING EVENT:

Saturday, March 26, 10:00am ~ 12:00 noon: Dem PRECINCT CAUCUSES: to find your precinct's caucus location, pre-register here: https://www.demcaucus.com/register

More caucus info here: http://www.wa-democrats.org/page/2016-democratic-caucuses

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

Hey Yakima Liberals!

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

Note our NEW Location:
Yakima Sports Center, 214 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA.

==>>Susan Palmer plans to attend and update us on PRECINCT CAUCUSES, which will be held at various locations around the County on Saturday, March 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sunday, March 6, 5pm-8pm PT: Democratic Debate in Flint Michigan, hosted by Anderson Cooper and CNN. More info:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/07/politics/cnn-democratic-debate-flint-michi...

Tuesday, March 8, 6pm: Special Yakima City Council public meeting to hear from the public on the proposed Plaza (and possibly make the decision on whether to kill it or move it forward).
Location: Yakima Convention Center, 10 N. 8th Street.

==>>More info:

Wednesday, March 9, 6pm (doors open 5:30): Democratic Debate Watch Party. From Miami, FL, sponsored by Univision and The Washington Post.
Location: Yakima County Democrats' Office, 402 South 3rd Street, Yakima, WA.
Sponsored by Yakima Drinking Liberally, Yakima County Democratic Central Committee, Yakima for Bernie, and Yakima for Hillary.