Quote of the Week:
“The real struggle of the 21st century will not be between civilizations, nor between religions. It will be between violence and nonviolence. It will be between barbarity and civilization in the truest sense of the word.” -- Daisaku Ikeda
Highlight a Port of Olympia Commissioner Candidate
Jasmine Vasavada, Port of Olympia Commissioner District 1
The Port of Olympia is the only public entity in Thurston County devoted to economic development. I know that together, we can collaborate with regional partners and experts to ensure the Port of Olympia remains a vibrant, healthy, and diverse place to live and do business. I’ve devoted my life and career to ensuring our communities thrive and I will continue to work with this same determination and dedication as a Port Commissioner!
You can learn more about Jasmine here:
Action: Join one of the following events for Jasmine.
Support All OI Endorsed Candidates
OI Endorsed Candidates clockwise from top left: Sarah Tonge, Wayne Fournier, Jasmine Vasavada, Maggie Sanders, and Emily Clouse.
Get to know all of our endorsed candidates for Port and Thurston County Commissioner seats.
Action: Keep checking the OI website for new events for individual candidates. Can’t hold on to the link? Just put Olympia Indivisible in your browser and you will find us.
WA State Actions:
Department of Ecology Must Revise Port’s Clean Up Plan for Budd Inlet
Bright red Advisory warning signs and wire fencing around the shoreline of the Port Peninsula are longtime reminders that the soil and water of Budd Inlet are highly contaminated with dangerous pollutants. The Port of Olympia will soon undertake another phase in the mandatory clean up project of Budd Inlet as required by the Model Toxics Control Act.
The Port recently submitted a clean-up plan to the Department of Ecology which oversees clean up operations. Careful analysis by local independent marine biologists and environmentalists has revealed serious flaws which need to be corrected. Without these corrections, this project will fail as a serious clean-up project and instead cater to the Port’s primary interests of both keeping the Marine Terminal open for large ships to export logs and access to Swantown Marina for small boats.
Action: Send a public comment to Ecology by Monday, July 10, 2023.
Click HERE to send your comment. A script that you can use is available, but please feel free to personalize your comments.
Support the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2023
Representative Pramila Jayapal and Senator Elizabeth Warren have introduced H.R. 3973/S.1908, the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2023.
The Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act would ban federal judges from owning conflicted assets, strengthen judicial gift and privately funded travel restrictions, require the Supreme Court to adhere to a binding code of conduct, and improve judicial disclosure and recusal requirements.
Action: Contact our Members of Congress to support Judicial Ethics.
Option A: Take this action with one click in Take Action Network (TAN) Support the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2023.
Option B: Contact WA MOCs
Subject: H.R. 3973/S.1908, the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2023.
Script: I’m asking you to support H.R. 3973/S.1908, the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2023, to establish a binding code of conduct for Supreme Court justices and implement needed ethical reforms.
[NAME] from [CITY], [ZIP]
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Action Cafe on Summer Break!
Action Cafe is taking a summer break while Chef Lisa trades in her spoon and apron for a fiddle bow and some travel time. The chef had originally considered keeping the cafe open on a “catch as catch can” basis, but realizes that her schedule for the next seven weeks is just too unpredictable.
Action Cafe wishes all its patrons a fabulous summer and we’ll be back in September. Although the Cafe will be closed for July and August, Olympia Indivisible’s weekly Calls to Action will provide y’all with plenty of opportunities to engage — and opportunities to volunteer for Olympia Indivisible’s endorsed candidates! Check out the CTA about endorsed candidates at the top of this page and Let’s Get Going!
Save the Date for the Olympia Indivisible Picnic
Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Squaxin Park’s Rose Garden, from 12:00 to 2:00pm
It's an Olympia Indivisible all-member picnic and you're invited! Please be part of our All-Member Picnic on Saturday, September 10, from noon to 2pm. We'll meet under the shady Rose Garden shed at Squaxin Park (2600 East Bay Drive NE). Family and friends are welcome!
So, how does this work? Well, you bring your picnic lunch and eating utensils. We'll serve iced tea, lemonade and cake to celebrate six years of Olympia Indivisible's pro-democracy activism. We'll also share news about what we’ve been up to and where we are headed. And offer some inspiring opportunities for our members to be a part!
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