February 22 – Yakima County Democrats Monthly Meeting, 6:00pm, via Zoom. Sign up for our email list here to receive meeting info. February’s guest speaker will be Stephanie Hillman, Northwest Campaign Representative for the Dirty Fuels campaign and co-chair of the Power Past Fracked Gas coalition. Stephanie is going to talk about “New Rules for Fossil Fuels.” In 2019, Governor Inslee directed the Department of Ecology to begin rulemaking on how fossil fuel projects will be evaluated. The time for that rulemaking is fast approaching. Stephanie will talk about how communities across the state (yes, including Yakima and Yakima County) can learn and participate in this process so we can make our voices heard for strong community protection.
February 22 – Democracy Lobby Week (League of Women Voters/Fix Democracy First) https://www.fixdemocracyfirst.org/events/democracy-lobby-week-2021
February 23 – “Improving Representation in Yakima County for People of Color Through Redistricting in 2021”. Discussion facilitated by Dr. Vickie Ybarra, February 23rd at 6 PM. Zoom link
March 2 – Speak Up School #1 – Redistricting 101, 6:00-8:00pm. Alison McCaffree, Redistricting and Census Issues Chair, LWV of Washington, will lead participants through the basics of redistricting and how it works in Washington State. This will be a 90 minute session plus time for Q&A. Register here.
March 6 – Speak Up School #2 – Orientation & Testifying Training, 9am-12:30pm. Learn why redistricting is so important to our democracy, how to create an impactful testimony statement, and how to deliver your testimony in a clear, effective manner. Featuring special guest speaker April Simms, WA State Redistricting Commissioner. Register here.
March 11 – Speak Up School #3 – Data Lenses, 6:00-7:30pm. 90-minute discussion of the demographics of Washington and how they could be used to draw district lines and change voting power for various groups. Led by Alison McCaffree, Redistricting and Census Issues Chair, LWV of Washington. Register here.
March 12 – Tri-Cities Democrats Meeting with special guest Lisa McShane who will speak about the potential for the Lower Snake River Dams removal and Rep. Simpson’s (R-ID) recent proposal. Contact us for Zoom info. Read an excellent article summary here.
March 16 – Latino Legislative Day https://latinocivicalliance.org
April 25 – Legislative Session ends
May 17-21 – Filing Week
Recurring Meetings & Monthly Events
- Yakima County Democrats – every 4th Monday, 6pm, via Zoom
- 14th Legislative District Monthly Meeting – every 4th Monday, 6:30pm after the Yakima Democrats meeting
- 15th Legislative District Monthly Meeting – every 4th Monday, 6:30pm after the Yakima Democrats meeting
- Yakima City Council – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6pm, 129 N 2nd St, Yakima. Watch a livestream here.
- Drinking Liberally – 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7pm, via Zoom
- Yakima Valley Peace Advocates signing every 3rd Sunday noon-1pm, 16th & Nob Hill
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