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Bellingham Herald: Feds inch closer to approving Alaska mining project seen as a threat to Pacific Northwest

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THIS MINE PROJECT IS A MAJOR THREAT TO THE ENVIRONMENT!
Submit your comment online at Pebble Project EIS:
https://pebbleprojecteis.com/publiccomments/neweiscomment

Mail comments to: Program Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers, 645 G St.
Suite 100-921, Anchorage, AK 99501.

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Seattle Times: Legislature votes to move up Washington state’s presidential primary

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The bill would move Washington's presidential primary to March 10, 2020, just one month after New Hampshire's first in the nation primary. Previously, Washington's presidential primary has been held on the fourth Tuesday in May.

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WSDCC Crab Feed Invitation for Feb. 24, 2019!

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Sunday, February 24 at 4:00 PM

McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

The Washington State Democrats’ 2019 Crab Feed & Grassroots Forum is the State Party’s largest annual event and we hope you will join us for a locally sourced seafood buffet, live music, and a speaking program featuring some of our top elected Democrats! (Vegetarian options will be available, in addition to a variety of local seafood.)

Tickets cost $80 and sponsorships are available starting at $250

https://www.wa-democrats.org/CrabFeed2019

Featured Speakers:

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Congressman Derek Kilmer, Congresswoman Kim Schrier, Congressman Adam Smith, Congressman Denny Heck, Commissioner Hilary Franz, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Representative Mari Leavitt, Representative Debra Entenman, WA Labor Council President Larry Brown and WA Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer April Sims

We hope you will be able to join us. If you have questions about the event, or would prefer to RSVP over the phone, please contact Joe Barden at joebarden@wa-democrats.org or (206) 583-0664 ext. 114. Thank you so much for your involvement – we look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Tina Podlodowski
Chair, Washington State Democrats

FYI: SMILEMOBILE coming to Port Townsend on Feb. 27 & 28, 2019!

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The SMILEMOBILE dental van is coming to Port Townsend, WA on Feb. 27 and 28, 2019! Call 888-286-9105 to schedule an appointment. They will serve babies through high school age children, as well as pregnant and post-partum women. The program accepts Apple Health and uninsured. Follow-up treatments will be scheduled the week of March 11-15, 2019. Watch this video for more details!

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS VIDEO

Election Results for Feb. 12, 2019!

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Feb. 12, 2019 Election Results from Jefferson County, WA: It appears that everything on the ballot related to school initiatives and the fire department annexation passed! (Results will be certified on Feb. 22.) Click on the link below for details.

https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20190212/jefferson/

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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