Deadline for Democracy - "For the People Act" (S.1) Rally
Washington State Capitol Steps - Friday, July 9 at 11 AM
Olympia Indivisible, Grey Indivisible Lacey, and Indivisible Tacoma invite you to join us on the steps of our State Legislature in Olympia for a short, fun, peaceful, and uplifting rally to support passage of the "For the People Act" (S.1). Help us show Congress that Americans want a transparent, trustworthy process where all eligible voters can safely and freely vote.
Our rally is one of 10 taking place across the state of Washington during the June 28-July 9 Congressional recess AND is part of a nationwide coordinated response among over 200 organizations across the country. Learn more about this response and how to take care of yourself and your activism this summer on the Indivisible podcast.
Take action right now and register for this crucial rally at our own Capitol Campus on Friday, July 9th. Follow this link to register now.
Deadline for Democracy: Help us pass the For the People Act Video
Let Ezra Levin, Rachael Maddow, Chuck Schumer, Barack Obama, John Lewis tell you why we are rally during this Senate recess to encourage our Senators to pass the “For the People Act”.
This a short 1:42 minute video.
"If we are successful in changing the way the wind blows over the course of July 4th recess...they're gonna amend the filibuster and they're gonna pass these voting rights reforms." - @ezralevin to @maddow on the For the People Act vote
Rally Information to come:
- Merritt Long, Local Author
A personal narrative from a Washingtonian who can speak firsthand about the struggle for voting rights. Our speaker will be author and retired senior state administrator Mr. Merritt Long, who was raised in the Jim Crow South during the civil rights movement and has written of his experiences in the South and in Washington in his book My View from the Back of the Bus; an Inspirational Memoir);
- Paddy McGuire, Mason County Auditor
Paddy McGuire is the Mason County Auditor with nearly 20 years’ experience in election management. From 2000 to 2007, McGuire served as Oregon Deputy Secretary of State, managing the first in the nation all Vote-By-Mail general elections and developing the Oregon Centralized Voter Registration System, the first new Help America Vote Act compliant voter registration system in the nation. McGuire served from 2010 to 2014 as Deputy Director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, the Department of Defense agency charged with ensuring that Service members, their families and citizens living overseas get to vote. McGuire has also worked for private sector election companies and is currently an independent election consultant with contracts with several non-profit organizations.
- Representative Jessica Bateman
Jessica has dedicated her career to serving the 22nd Legislative District, where she envisions an inclusive, equitable future for all who call this region home. As an organizer and coalition leader, Jessica has worked to create affordable housing, assist struggling families, and empower at-risk youth. Jessica also worked to pass a Sanctuary City Resolution in Olympia and is a passionate advocate for accessible health care.
- Karen Tvedt, League of Women Voters of Thurston County
Karen is the current president of the League of Women Voters of Thurston County.
League members continually stay active with advocacy and voter education undertakings. Chief among them is helping people get registered and obtain information so they can vote.
- Youth voting rights activist to speak: Taj Herzer-Baptiste and Grace Playstead
They will speak to the impact of S.1 on the future of young people. Herzer-Baptiste and Grace Playstead are both students at University of Puget Sound and passionate advocates for voting rights.
Bring signage with:
- Your groups name or logo, and
- "For the People Act" (S.1)
It would be great if we could make a visual statement by wearing red, white or blue solid colored shirts.
Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals and requested for un-vaccinated individuals.
DOH - Cloth Face Coverings Guidance
DOH - Cloth Face Coverings Guidance
Security provided by Washington State Capitol Police.