Inauguration Week, finally!!!! We have all been waiting for this for four very long years. Congratulations everyone, we played a historical role in making this happen. While all eyes will be on our capitol this week, your Action Team thought it would be a great time to remind everyone to think local too!
There are some timely, important issues at the local level. One of them even has the benefit of filling your house with the smell of fresh-baked bread! Enjoy some local level action this week, and if you have some extra energy after smelling that bread, remind your MOCs that Indivisible expects the Democrats to provide real accountability for the crimes and misdeeds of the Trump administration.
Save The New Market Forest in Tumwater
July 13, 2020 Port Commissioners Joe Downing and Bill McGregor voted to cut down 200 acres of forest and allow Panattoni to build warehouses. The Port’s commitment includes using our tax dollars to pay up to $100,000 per acre for potential environmental remediation.
Find details of the deal in this article: Port Commission approves option agreement with developer for Tumwater land.
Action: Email the Tumwater City Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add your own words to personalize the message.
Subject: Rezone New Market
Script: I want Tumwater to rezone the New Market area to stop the Port of Olympia’s New Market/Panattoni deal to destroy 200 acres of forest.
Support Thurston Farmland Preservation
Thurston County Planning staff request community input regarding farmland preservation policies and programs. The results will help narrow the list of potential policy and program changes considered by the Thurston County Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners later this year.
Typical of online surveys, you will step through page by page with no opportunity to see the whole survey or change your earlier answers. The League of Women Voters (LWV) Review of Ag Policies and Programs explains their research. The Thurston County Planning Site offers additional background information.
Tip: You can just enter the top few recommendations in each section and skip the rest. Click here if you want to complete the action in the Take Action Network (TAN)
Action: Use the LWV Priority Recommendations as your guide to fill out the Thurston Agriculture Survey The county is accepting survey responses until February 12.
Bake Bread for the Thurston County Food Bank
Two local volunteers are recruiting new and experienced bakers to bake bread for distribution by the Thurston County Food Bank. This well-organized project, Community Loaves, began last year in Seattle and currently has 500 volunteer bakers from Bellingham to Portland.
Volunteer coordinators from Olympia and Lacey recently stepped up to recruit local bakers, and, on January 4, delivered the first batch of 61 loaves to the TC Food Bank. Simone and Cheryl invite you to join this community effort to help those who need help in our community. It’s easy to get started. Find details in Bake Bread for the Thurston County Food Bank with Community Loaves.
“We are breader together.”