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FYI: Invitation From Local 20/20

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Local 20/20 Public Meet & Greet - Sunday November 10

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Location: Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St, Port Townsend.

Everyone is invited to join us at a Local 20/20 Meet & Greet to learn more about who we are and how our 11 action groups are working together toward local sustainability and community resilience. There will be opportunities to learn about all of our different action groups, a variety of workshops, light refreshments, and more! We encourage individuals and organizations to come add your ideas to the mix, look for opportunities to plug in with what ignites your passions and propose new collaborations! Watch our website and these announcements for more details. Please bring your own utensils & napkin so we can make this a zero waste event, and consider carpooling, biking, or walking there to minimize our carbon footprint!

JCD Voting Recomendations

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Jefferson County Voters Guide

Vote "YES" on I-1000

Members of Jefferson County Democrats voted unanimously June 20 to endorse a "yes" vote on this initiative.

I-1000 would allow affirmative action without quotas in Washington state when considering a person for education and employment opportunities. The initiative would remedy documented discrimination in this state.

Vote "NO" on I-976

Members of Jefferson County Democrats voted unanimously June 20 to endorse voting “No” on I-976, which would cut funding for road and transit projects.

On the November 5th ballot, Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 would devastate our already strained transportation system by cutting funding for road and transit projects from Spokane to Seattle, Bremerton to Zillah and all points in between.

Go to these pages for more ballot details: Ballot Measures and Endorsements

FYI: The Last Salmon: Short Films & Discussion About the Pebble Mine

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Meaningful Movies Port Townsend Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to over half of the world’s Sockeye Salmon. A robust and sustainable fishing economy brings in $1.5 billion in revenue annually, and the local population subsists off of salmon as they have for 10,000 years. One of the largest open pit mines in the world is in the process of being permitted for construction in the heart of this watershed. The Pebble Mine is slated to produce 10 billion tons of toxic waste, 3000 for every person on earth. Join us to learn why the threat of large-scale mining in Bristol Bay is our problem here in the Puget Sound. This event will feature a series of short videos followed by a discussion and Q and A with experts on the topic. Trailer and More Info: Sponsors: Meaningful Movies Port Townsend, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, QUUF Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee, QUUF Social and Environmental Justice Council, QUUF Native Connections Action Group, Trout Unlimited, and Save Bristol Bay.

FUN WITH DEMS! Nov. 7 at Quimper Grange!

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John "Greyhound" Maxwell
in concert

Thursday, Nov. 7, 7pm,  Quimper Grange
1219 Corona St, Port Townsend
$25 donation at the door

Local treasure, Blues guitarist John "Greyhound" Maxwell has opened for Taj Mahal and Keb Mo. 

"In 2018 John received the Washington Blues Society award for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar.  The Washington Blues Society recently named John “Greyhound” Maxwell the 2018 award recipient for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar. All his acclaimed skills are on display on his new self-produced album Even Good Dogs Get The Blues, to be released in October of 2018. The Chicago-born blues man recently relocated to Port Ludlow WA, from the Bay area but has made fast friends in the Northwest with some the region’s top players, several of which join him on the new all acoustic CD. The dozen new tracks feature eight originals and four classic covers. Maxwell is a specialist on the resonator guitar with a mastery of fingerpicking and slide technique that accompany his silky tenor vocals.In 2018 John received the Washington Blues Society award for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar."

This is going to be a memorable event! Please join us!

Jefferson Democrats call for clear regulations on commercial gun ranges

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Urging commissioners against appeal of state board decision

by Zach Jablonski
Monday, October 28, 2019 1:30am

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Democrats have submitted a resolution to the Jefferson Board of County Commissioners asking for “clear regulations for commercial gun ranges.”

The resolution comes after the state Growth Management Hearings Board sided with the Tarboo Ridge Coalition, determining that it has jurisdiction over gun range ordinances Title 8 and Title 18 — classifying them as land ordinances and deeming them invalid — and that the county failed to conduct a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review for Title 8, in violation of state law RCW 43.21C.030.

The requirements the resolution asks commissioners to consider are:

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Jefferson County Democrats urge county commissioners to adopt ‘clear regulations’ for commercial gun ranges

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Members of the Jefferson County Democrats voted unanimously October 17 for a resolution calling for the County Board of Commissioners to adopt “clear regulations for a new commercial gun range ordinance.”

They also directed party chair Marty Gilmore to present the resolution to the board in open public session at the first available opportunity. Gilmore plans to speak at the Monday, Oct. 28, meeting of the board of commissioners.

The party’s resolution urged the board to take these actions:

  • Abide by the decision of the state Growth Management Hearings Board
  • Abandon the expense of an appeal to Superior Court of the GMHB’s decision
  • Request, as necessary, more time to work with the community and the county Planning Commission in facilitated community meetings to scope legal and enforceable regulations
  • Include countywide citizen involvement in the development process
  • Develop a new ordinance or ordinances that conform with the individual right to bear arms
  • Define clearly what constitutes a commercial shooting facility
  • Conform the ordinances to all applicable Washington state and federal laws and include requirements for a full review under the State Environmental Policy Act
  • Require an operating permit
  • Place clear and concise “bright line” limits on the location, size, intensity and operating hours of commercial shooting facilities
  • Include enforcement provisions and adequate safety measures.


FYI: It’s Time For a Green New Deal!

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"Time for a Green New Deal"
Thu, October 24, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Port Townsend Community Center
620 Tyler St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Come learn the latest about the fight for climate justice with Bobby Righi of Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA). Co-Sponsored by 24th LD Democrats, Indivisible Port Townsend, Local 20/20 Jefferson County, Olympic Climate Action, Sierra Club North Olympic Group.

FYI: Tarboo Ridge Coalition Meetings

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TRC appealed two County ordinances concerning new commercial shooting facilities to the state Growth Management Board (GMHB). On September 16, 2019, the GMHB found the ordinances in violation of state law and invalidated them. A public hearing will be held within 60 days. The Jefferson County Planning Commission has been tasked with making recommendations for changes to comply with the Board’s decisions.

Attend an Informational Meeting presented by TRC

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Monday, October 14, 2019
7-8 pm
Tri-Area Community Center
10 West Valley Road

Monday, October 21, 2019
7-8 pm
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
923 Hazel Point Road

Port Townsend Date COMING SOON:

PDN: Scientists probe Northwest lakes to learn about quakes

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Studies include Leland, Ozette

Lake Leland in Jefferson County is among the lakes studied in an effort to determine how strongly the Pacific Northwest shook during major earthquakes in the past. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:10pm
By Tom Banse
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Multiple teams of earthquake researchers are looking in what might seem like an unlikely place to figure out how strongly the Pacific Northwest shook during great quakes in the past.

They’re poking around the bottom of lakes in Western Washington — including Lake Leland in Jefferson County and Clallam County’s Lake Ozette — as well as in Oregon.

It turns out lakes preserve a earthquake record that can shed light on the next “Really Big One.”

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