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Seattle Times: Sen Maria Cantwell Co-sponsors Conservation Bill

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"Sens. Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington state, and Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, together introduced the bipartisan bill, which tallies more than 660 pages, promises to reshape public lands across the country and lines up politicians’ favored projects for federal support." Click on link below for details.
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/heres-what-the-massive-public-lands-bill-means-for-conservation-climate-change-in-washington-state/?fbclid=IwAR1SNHujDhuK_k4b-nR52veBrbt5ZEp0ESnR29TAZLqCjD6qOjPHmRX0UZ4

Rep. Derek Kilmer Announces Rescheduled Town Halls

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2019
ADVISORY: Kilmer Announces Rescheduled Town Halls

In addition to last week’s Facebook Live and Kitsap, Mason County Town Halls, Kilmer will host town halls rescheduled due to the government shutdown

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Claire Roney elected 6th Congressional District Representative on WA State Democratic Board!

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CLAIRE RONEY

State Committee Representative - Jefferson County, was elected today as 6th Congressional District Representative to the Washington State Democrats Executive Board.

Washington's 6th Congressional District encompasses the Olympic Peninsula, most of the Kitsap Peninsula, and most of the city of Tacoma.

Claire will be an effective leader for our district because she has:

  • Genuine affection for and knowledge about the 6th District's working class roots.
  • Ability to effectively mobilize and unite diverse people towards common goals.
  • A strong work ethic, years of experience and commitment to follow through.

Claire's Democratic Party background includes:

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Rep. Derek Kilmer Co-sponsors H.R. 1

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You can add your name as a citizen co-sponsor here.

https://act.myngp.com/Forms/9173151447809789440…

From Rep. Derek Kilmer:
Nine years ago, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that limits on corporate spending to influence elections violated the First Amendment. Since then, the amount of big money in politics has skyrocketed while the confidence that “we the people” have in our system has plummeted. Safe to say, the Supreme Court got it wrong on Citizens United.

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FYI: Feb 6 Event: Free Trade, NAFTA 2.0 – and Us

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A new trade deal is coming before Congress. How will it affect us?

Presentation and Experiential Activity
Free Trade, NAFTA 2.0—and Us

Hillary Haden
Washington Fair Trade Coalition
Wednesday, Feb 6th, at 6:30 pm
Port Townsend Community Center
620 Tyler St., Port Townsend

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Port Townsend 2019 Womxn’s March a success!

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Turnout was great and the weather clear on January 20, 2019 in Port Townsend, WA during the Womxn's March. Signs were creative and some down right funny! We think they got the messages across very well. Thank you to everyone who attended!

You can see photos from the event at the following link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/159013844@N06/albums/72157706027416064

Photos submitted by Linda Sutton, Gary Larson, Jean Ball, John Austin and Bruce Cowan.

State Bills page keeps us informed!

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The Washington State Legislature convenes on January 14, 2019. Bills will be introduced and hearings scheduled through most of the session. On our State Bills page we: 1. Track bills that reflect Democratic values or impact Jefferson County. 2. Let you know when important hearings occur. 3. Show you how to watch remotely if you don’t want to drive all the way to Olympia. 4. Show you how to comment on and influence bills that you have an interest in.

Check it out at: https://jeffcodemocrats.com/state-bills/

Obituary: Phil Johnson 1946-2019

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Donate to the Phil Johnson Scholarship Fund
Photo by PTLeader.com

From Al Bergstein: This is one of the hardest obituaries I’ve ever written. I knew a small piece of Phil Johnson. I never knew him as he grew up in Port Townsend, on the farm just north of the county fairgrounds. Nor did I know him as he went off to college, and then became a salmon fisherman. Nor when he married the love of his life, Sandy. Nor the daughter that they had, Maia. I didn’t know him when he became a property owner in downtown PT, nor when he helped a young guy named Rocky buy and restore the Rose Theater. I didn’t know him as he built homes, and then ran for County Commissioner. But then I got to know Phil when he and I bumped into each other fighting for environmental protections in Jefferson County, first on the Shoreline Master Program, to write in rules to better regulate aquaculture and then to work to ban Atlantic salmon raised in net pens in the Salish Sea. Then on the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee. READ MORE: https://olyopen.com/2019/01/10/phil-johnson-walks-on/

FYI: “Dark Money” – movie showing in Port Townsend Jan. 14, 2019

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Join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend at 6:30 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019 in the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary for DARK MONEY, a political thriller that examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.

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