March is Women’s History Month
A message from our Chair, Lindsey:
Happy Women’s History month! As we look at the many incredible contributions to society, we also take a sober observation of where society has failed so many women especially. Indigenous and black women still face higher rates of maternal-fetal mortality, still struggle to find equal employment and healthcare, and are still underrepresented in the upper levels of essentially every field. Women often take the role of the caregiver and nurturer, but are not given care or nurture in return. I hope that in this great month we not only honor women with our words but our actions. There’s so much we can do to help!
Speaking of help, we need your participation! We are forming committees to do crucial work, and every single person who opens this email can have a role. Please click this link and let us know where you think you can best support our efforts through the next year. Even if it’s just a *small* donation of time, it will make a huge difference!
March 25-31 – Farmworkers Awareness Week https://equitablefood.org/
March 29 – LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR: Last day to read in committee reports (pass bills out of committee and read them into the record on the floor) from opposite house, except House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees
April 1 – Yakima Morelia Sister City Association’s NOCHE DE AGAVE, 5:30pm, Yakima Valley College Conference Center (16th & Nob Hill). Tickets here.
April 4 – LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR: Last day to read in opposite house committee reports (pass bills out of committee and read them into the record on the floor) from House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees
April 12 – LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR: Last day to consider (pass) opposite house bills (5 p.m.) (except initiatives and alternatives to initiatives, budgets and matters necessary to implement budgets, differences between the houses, and matters incident to the interim and closing of the session).
April 22 – Earth Day Fair, Kissel Park, 10am-2pm. Click here to learn more about the Fair and sign up to volunteer!
April 23 – Last day of legislative session
April 24 – Yakima County Democrats monthly meeting, in person at the office, 6:00-7:00pm. Potluck at 5:30pm.
May 1 – May Day March, details TBA
May 6 – State Committee Meeting, International Aerospace Machinists Local 751 Hall in South Seattle
May 15-19 – Candidate filing week
June 3 – Community Yard Sale @ the fairgrounds – We will have a spot and will be collecting donations
June 2-4 – Yakama Nation Treaty Days
June 10 – Yakima Pride
June 17 – Juneteenth Celebration, 12pm-3pm at MLK Jr. Park on South 8th Street in Yakima. Presented by Yakima County NAACP. Entertainment, art, silent auction, music, and food honoring Black American culture and the Juneteenth holiday! This is a free event. Bring your own $$ to purchase food from vendors and buy a signature Juneteenth t-shirt or poster (or both)!
July 24 – Last day to register to vote by mail or online, or update your registration by mail or online before the primary election. You may still register in person up until the close of voting on election day.
August 1 – Primary Election
September 22 – October 1 – Central WA State Fair
Sept 29/30 – State Committee Meeting, Spokane
October 30 – Last day to register to vote by mail or online, or update your registration by mail or online before the general election. You may still register in person up until the close of voting on election day.
November 7 – General Election
Recurring Meetings & Monthly Events
- Yakima County Democrats – every 4th Monday, 6pm, in person at 402 S 3rd Street, Yakima. Potluck at 5:30pm. Social meeting every 1st Monday, 6pm at the office.
- 14th Legislative District Monthly Meeting – new regular meeting date TBA
- 15th Legislative District Monthly Meeting – new regular meeting date TBA
- Yakima City Council – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6pm, 129 N 2nd St, Yakima. Watch a livestream here.
- Drinking Liberally – 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7pm, in person at Schab’s Bier Den, 22 N. 2nd Street, Yakima
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