Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

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"

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

Hello, Yakima Liberals--

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

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

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

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

Hello, Yakima Liberals--

We invite you to our next regular meeting:
Monday, March 16, 7:30 pm.

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

Agenda: Film Series?

Erin go Braugh!

Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drink responsibly, i.e., drink Liberally"

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

Hello, Yakima Liberals--

We invite you to our next regular meeting:
Monday, March 2, 7:30 pm.

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

Agenda: Film Series!

Yours truly,

Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drink responsibly, i.e., drink Liberally"

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

Hello, Yakima Liberals--

We invite you to our next regular meeting:
Monday, February 2, 7:30 pm.

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

Agenda: Film Series?

Yours truly,

Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
"Drink Responsibly, i.e., drink Liberally."

PS - GO 'HAWKS!!

Regular Meeting: Mon., Jan. 19, 7:30 pm

Hello, Yakima Liberals--

In addition to our special State of the Union Watch Party on Tuesday, Jan. 20 (details below), we invite you to our regular meeting on Monday, January 19, 7:30 pm.

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

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Tuesday's "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 20th, 2015, 5:45 pm to whenever. (The speech starts at 6:00 pm.)

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

We'll watch the speech with the enhanced graphics feed from the White House's website. Drinks and food are available, on your own.

We hope to see you!

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