Thurston County Commissioner Tye Menser Is Coming to OI
County Commissioner Tye Menser will speak at our All Member meeting in the evening of Thursday October 24 7:00 PM about key Thurston County matters. Reserve the date. More information to follow.
Support Helen Wheatley for Port Commissioner
Sign Waving Time!
Ballots are out to voters and it is time to make the final push to victory - only two weeks to go before ballots are due. We expect a close race and name recognition is huge!
We need 5-6 people each day for a good show of support.
We’ll be in one of locations each day - West Side Olympia, downtown Olympia, and Capitol Way in Tumwater.
Signs will be provided or you can bring your own. “Honk for Helen Wheatley for Port Commissioner"
RSVP to Carla Wulfsberg for the days you can come.
email@example.com or Call or Text: 360 561-5490
Monday 10/ 21 - 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10/23 - 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Friday 10/25 7:30 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10/26 - 11-2:00 pm
Sunday 10/27 - 11-2:00 pm
WEEK #2 --
Monday 10/28 - 4:30 - 6:00 pm .
Wed. 10/30 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Friday 11/1 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11/2 11-2:00 pm
Monday 11/4 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Phone Banking for Helen Wheatley with Our Revolution
OR has access to a huge list of receptive voters, many of whom, OR has discovered, know nothing about the Port Commissioner race but are thrilled to learn that a progressive candidate is running and are enthusiastic about voting for Helen.
ACTION: Two options for phone banking:
Protect Our Watershed
Green Cove Park Project is a 181-unit single-family subdivision that developer Jerry Mahan would like to develop in the 2200 block of Cooper Point Road Northwest. The developer has hired Ms. Heather Burgess, attorney for the Port of Olympia, President of the Economic Development Council, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Olympia Master Builders, to represent him at a meeting he requested with the City of Olympia. The meeting is scheduled to take place October 31.
City of Olympia Has a comment section you can review.
2019-03-22 Olympian Article
ACTION: Write a short email to the City Council firstname.lastname@example.org and Cari Hornbein email@example.com .
Subject: Green Cove Park
I ask the City of Olympia to deny the meeting between the City and Ms. Burgess due to a serious conflict of interest. In the Shared Legislative Agenda and as members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Thurston Economic Development Council, the City and Ms. Burgess are partners and co-counsels.
If the meeting is not denied, at the very least a verbatim transcript is necessary for agency records. Shutting the public out of the meeting is unlawful prior restraint to the public’s first amendment rights. The City’s SEPA official is subject to full disclosure per SEPA regulations.
For all these reasons, I respectfully request the City deny this meeting, or at the very least, record it.
(Your name & address)
Restore The Rules Of The Endangered Species Act
Sierra Club is asking people to call their House Reps immediately about US HB 4348, the PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019 which would restore all the rules of the Endangered Species Act that have been destroyed by the Dept of the Interior. Derek Kilmer is the only WA Representative of the 46 sponsors. All our WA Reps should get on board for such an important bill for all the animals, marine life, insects, etc. going extinct. Please spread the word and get people calling WA Reps.
PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019 Protect America's Wildlife and Fish In Need of Conservation Act of 2019 This bill nullifies the 2019 rules relating to the listing of endangered or threatened species and the designation of critical habitats. Among other things, the restored rules automatically give threatened species the same protections as endangered species; revise requirements governing when an agency must consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service about endangered species, threatened species, or their habitats; prohibit economic assessments from being considered in listing decisions; and revise the criteria used for designating critical habitats for the species.
ACTION: Call Denny Heck 360-459-8514 and ask him to get on board and co-sponsor HB4348 to restore the Endangered Species Act, and to give protection back to all the creatures.
Tell Congresswoman Pelosi Thanks and Go Hard!
Email Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to show your appreciation and solidarity with the work she is doing towards impeaching Donald Trump. In these dark days it is imperative for Americans to stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against tyranny. This Congresswomen has shown extraordinary courage and we feel that words of encouragement are the least we can do. Tell her thank you and do a thorough investigation!
You can email her at: https://www.speaker.gov/contact
Buy We Are Indivisible Book
Ezra Levin and Leah Greensburg's book We Are Indivisible, A Blueprint For Democracy After Trump comes out November 5. This isn't a book of platitudes about hope; it's a steely-eyed guide to people power--how to find it, how to build it, and how to use it to usher in the post-Trump era. All proceeds to the authors go to Indivisible's Save Democracy Fund. If the pre-orders the book hits 5000, it will automatically be included in the New York Times weekly Review of Books. This is the most prestigious book review in the nation and will give the book media attention it will not get otherwise.
Olympia Indivisible will hold a 4-week Cookies and Conversation book discussion group about We Are Indivisible from mid-November to mid-December.
ACTION: Pre-order the book through any of our local bookstores or go to Indivisible's book order site THIS WEEK and order a copy for yourself and one for a friend or family member! On the Indivisible site, single copies are $21.70, the lowest price on the market to date: At book stores about $26.
Stop The Brutality By Turkey and Saudi Arabia
Thank Senator Patty Murray for her speech Oct. 17 highlighting the importance of a thorough impeachment inquiry by the House into the actions of President Trump and his associates.
Besides Trump’s obvious corruption his incompetence is seen with his impulsive abandonment of our Kurdish allies in Syria. In response, the House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution condemning this pullout, but Rand Paul blocked a similar bill in the Senate. Still there are measures our senators can take; ask Senators Murray and Cantwell to support the Graham Van Hollen bill, S.2644 to impose sanctions on Turkey, and the Menendez’s bill, S.398 - Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2019 which suspends arms sales to Saudi Arabia and imposes sanctions on those responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
ACTION: Call Senator Patty Murray (253)572-3636 and Senator Maria Cantwell (253)572-2281
Ask them to support S.2644 and S.398 to discourage the continued brutality by Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
October 20 Friday, 6:00
Olympia Indivisible Members TGIF Gathering!
NEW LOCATION Cooper Point Public House
3002 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia
October 24 Thursdays, 3-5 pm
Phone Banking for Helen Wheatley with Our Revolution
OR has access to a huge list of receptive voters. Many they have contacted weren’t even aware of the Port race but are thrilled to learn about it and want to vote for Helen, the progressive candidate. Meet at the Commons @Fertile Ground, 911 Adams SE, Olympia. Another option is to call from your own home – for lists, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24, Thursday 7:00 pm
All Member OI Meeting with County Commissioner Tye Menser
Thurston County Court house
Saturday, November 9 – 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m
League of Women Voters Olympia/Thurston County Action Workshop -.
Climate Change & Environmental Justice—It’s Time for Action!
South Puget Sound Community College—Lacey Campus 4220 6th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA