Connect with Councilmember Juarez and your cross-district neighbors, including discussion of priorities identified in our previous forum. We will also have introductions from various D5 community groups.
Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
For more information and to RSVP please visit Facebook!
We are looking forward to seeing you at our next General Meeting! You can RSVP on Facebook
The Environment and Climate Caucus of the 46th LD Democrats is pleased to announce the program for our February 15, 2018 general membership meeting- a panel of community leaders will discuss Climate Change - What We Can Do! Our discussion will focus on pending and recent state legislation, a state ballot initiative, resolutions supported by the Washington State Democrats, and actions you can take now! Speakers will also respond to audience questions.
Please join us to welcome:
Aiko Schaefer- Aiko is the Director of Front & Centered, a statewide coalition of community of color organizations and leaders shaping statewide public policy decisions. She is also the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy, a broad-based coalition working to put a ballot measure to address climate change before voters this November. Aiko has spent more than 20 years engaging other people of color and those with lower incomes to advocate for equity and justice. She was the founding Director of the Statewide Poverty Action Network, Washington State’s largest anti-poverty advocacy organization. She has also served the Communications and External Relations Director of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center and was an invited Lecturer and faculty member of the University of Washington for 7 years. Aiko has lived in Maple Leaf/46th LD for 16 years with her husband and two children.
Jamie Margolin- Jamie is a 16-year-old climate justice ambassador with Plant for the Planet. She’s a plaintiff on the Our Children’s Trust Youth v. Government lawsuit in Washington state, where she and other youth are holding the WA State government accountable for the future they are leaving for her generation. She’s also the founder and executive director of Zero Hour, a youth led emergency climate action movement, delivering demands to leaders for exactly what it will take to ensure youth a livable future. They are planning a major student mobilization in DC this summer and an accompanying direct action to tell our leaders that generation Z has had enough and that it’s zero hour to act on climate!
Ken Lans- Ken is a founding member of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) and a retired general practice physician. He first became involved with WPSR as one of the founding chapter board members in 1979 upon moving here just after finishing medical school. Ken has become increasingly concerned about the threat of climate change. He completed public action and speaking training through Climate Reality Project and regularly puts that training to use as a member of WPSR’s Climate Change Task Force. He also represents WSPR in the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy.
Jesse Piedfort (Moderator)- Jesse is the Director of the Sierra Club Washington State Chapter and a former Executive Board member of the 46th LD Democrats. He’s also on the Advisory Board for the Washington Democracy Hub, which seeks to create a long-term movement agenda for democracy reform in Washington State. He is a native Washingtonian who loves the outdoors (especially fly fishing) and has a commitment to working at the intersection of climate, equity, and justice.
Doors open at 6:30! The program is from 7:00 to 7:40 and will be followed by the 46th LD Democrats general meeting. Please come early- many local environmental organizations will join us at tables before the meeting to share information about their missions and plans for the upcoming year!
Please take a moment to read the most recent resolution
WE'RE EXCITED TO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US!
The 46th District Democrats
Cordially invite you to our
Annual Holiday Party & Auction FUNdraiser
Sunday, December 3rd
Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Dinner at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
at the Meadowbrook Community Center
* Dinner & Wine
* Silent & Live Auctions*
(If you have an auction item, there's still time to include it! Please contact Tally@46dems.org)
* Visit with your 46th LD Friends & Neighbors!
* Kids Activities
* Meet Elected Officials & VIPS!
* Loads of Fun!
Suggested Donation: $25 Individuals, $40 Families
Please RSVP using our *FREE* Eventbrite tickets, so we can order appropriate amounts of food. Please click on the link below:
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Avenue, NE Seattle, WA 98115
Free Parking + Bike Racks
On the 65 bus route, which connects with the U-District, Lake City and Northgate (as the 67)
LET'S GIVE A TOAST TO THE HOLIDAYS AND COMING NEW YEAR TOGETHER!
Sign the Petition: Please Support our Detained Student
A message from Angelina Godoy, Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights and Director of the Center for Human Rights:
As you may know, a UW undergraduate is currently imprisoned in the immigration detention center in Tacoma; students in the Law School are representing him, fighting for his right to stay in this country to continue his studies and serve as a parent to his three-month-old daughter. Members of the broader UW community can help by signing and circulating this petition asking for his release while awaiting the government's final determination in his case.
Bangally Fatty is an International Studies major in the Jackson School, and was enrolled for fall quarter at the time of his detention in September. He first came to the U.S. from the Gambia to attend college in Florida 15 years ago, but when he ran into financial troubles he became the victim of a labor trafficking ring. He spent several years in difficult economic and personal circumstances, including short-term homelessness. During this period he had a number of legal problems as well. He eventually met his wife, Rebecca, a nurse at Harborview, and decided to turn his life around; he enrolled in community college, transferred to UW, and was an outstanding student in my 100-student human rights class in winter 2017. His daughter was born this summer.
UW Law students enrolled in the immigration law clinic have applied for a T visa (for victims of trafficking) on Bangally's behalf. They are filing requests this week for his release on bond, so that he can continue his studies and parenting while awaiting USCIS' decision on his T visa application.
Bangally's case is also important because of the message our reaction -- or lack thereof -- sends to other students. While it seems unlikely he's the first student in the entire university who has faced deportation, he is the first who has come to the attention of the institution; others may have simply disappeared from our classes without explanation. At a time when many of our students feel unsafe in light of current events, it is essential that we stand up as a community in support of our own members.
Bangally is a valued member of our community, has been an exceptionally conscientious student, and especially because he is the first of our students to be facing deportation, it is important that our community stand by him in asking for his release while his case is pending, so that he can continue his education and parenting responsibilities.
There will likely be other opportunities to support Bangally, for example by attending his hearing, but right now this is the most urgent. A strong response from our community may affect the outcome of the case, as we've seen in other instances across the country where communities rose up in defense of their members.
I hope UW can be such a community.
To sign the petition, please follow the link above, or click here.