Monday, October 8:
Deadline to register to vote or update voter registration online or by mail. Friday, October 19:
Start of 18-day voting period. Ballots are mailed out and drop boxes are available at voting centers. Monday, October 29:
Deadline to register as a new Washington State voter in-person. (Save yourself the trip and register online now!) Tuesday, November 6:
GENERAL ELECTION DAY!
Greetings from the PT Indivisible Elections Group ...
PT Indivisible team —
WOW!!! A huge thank you to everyone who came to the“surf the blue wave” meeting! We learned about canvassing and phone banking, about getting out the vote, about activating our personal networks, and about tight U.S. House and U.S. Senate races.
AND … we raised money for candidates!!! A total of 69 donations were made to seven U.S. House and 10 U.S. Senate candidates.
For the U.S. House, Lisa Brown (WA #5) and Kim Schrier (WA #8) each brought in more than $1,000 to their campaigns, with Carolyn Long (WA #3) not far behind with more than $600 in donations. Other U.S. House candidate donations went to Gil Cisneros (CA #22), Andrew Janz (CA #22), Abigail Spanaberger (VA #7) and Katie Porter (CA #45).
On the Senate side, seven people donated more than $350 to Beto O’Rourke in his bid to unseat Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Other Senate candidate donations went to Bill Nelson (Florida), Claire McCaskill (Missouri), Jacky Rosen (Nevada), Joe Manchin (West Virginia), Joe Donnelly (Indiana), Phil Bredesen (Tennessee), Tina Smith (Minnesota), Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) and Kirsten Sinema (Arizona).
Your donations are so helpful to these candidates as they make their final push to reclaim our amazing country and restore it to what we know it should be.
THANK YOU to all who helped make this happen!!!
We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7pm at the Bishop Hotel in the basement conference room.
For dates, times, and details about local upcoming candidate forums follow this link:
For people who want to register voters during the Kinetic Sculpture Event Saturday October 6, 10am-3pm, contact Jackie Aase email@example.com or phone 360-385-6027. Location: Pope Marine Park
Indivisible Environmental Team
We had a great turn out for “Save Our Salish Sea” with Dana Lyons in concert Saturday, September 15th at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend. The theme was “Protect and Restore” the health of our Salish Sea addressed through music and by a variety of local speakers and community groups, and an inter-generational art project by Local 20/20 artists and children. It was sponsored by Sierra Club, Local 20/20 in partnership with Olympic Climate Action, QUUF Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee and Indivisible Environmental Team
From First Nations Raventrust Newsletter:
We are still shaking with excitement, emotion, and even some disbelief at the news. In case you haven’t heard yet, early this morning the Federal Court of Appeals “quashed” the approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.
Yes, you heard that right. The court has overturned the Trudeau government's approval of the project, ordering them to go back to the drawing board and redo the approvals process. This means construction must be halted.
The ruling was quite clear: the federal approvals process failed to adequately consult First Nations, and they failed to take into account impacts from increased tanker traffic on the ocean.
This is a MASSIVE win for Indigenous rights, for orcas and salmon and this wild and beautiful coast, for the climate, for local economies, and for people everywhere who said no, this project does not have our consent, and this is the wrong direction for our country and our grandchildren.
Several of us are helping with canvassing for Initiative 1631, knocking on doors, helping residents understand the Initiative and encouraging a YES vote. Interested in helping too? contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Environmental Team meets the third Tuesday of every month and invites the public to attend and learn more about crucial topics and ways to work toward Environmental Justice.
NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY October 16; Unity Church – 5:00-6:30
Raging Warriors for Universal Healthcare
All are invited to a community discussion on development of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program for Jefferson County.
Currently, Jefferson County victims of sexual assault who wish to prosecute their attackers must travel to Harrison or Olympic Medical Center for the specialized forensic SANE exams needed to collect evidence. Jefferson Healthcare’s administration created an exploratory committee to evaluate the feasibility of developing a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program for our county so victims would be less likely to need to travel. The committee completed a draft proposal to create a SANE program run out of the hospital. Community feedback will be helpful to ensure the proposal is crafted to best meet the needs of the victims in a sustainable manner. Once finalized, the proposal will be presented to the Hospital Commissioners for their consideration.
Raging Warriors: first Thursday of the month 4:00 to 5:30 at the JC Library
Everyone Welcome. For more information email Linda Martin: email@example.com or Shari Stroup: firstname.lastname@example.org
JEFFERSON COUNTY IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ADVOCATES
RECENT EVENTS September 3 Protest and Standing Witness at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma
Fifty-seven of us from Port Townsend and Sequim spent Labor Day in support of the prisoners and the families visiting them at the Center. Our table filled with sandwiches, cookies, fruit and water greeted visitors as they arrived and – more importantly – after their visits. Our signs read PROTEST but our conversations were friendly and supportive. The families clearly appreciated our support and were moved to share their stories:
A woman visiting her husband from Sierra Leone
Honduran family whose 14-year old nephew did not understand a legal situation he suddenly confronted
woman from Eastern Oregon impressed by JCIRA’s actionm wanting to learn about other immigrant rights groups, perhaps in her area
a little girl all dressed up in a lavender “Princess dress” to visit her father
three friends from Eritrea coming to see their buddy inside
two young immigration lawyers from Bellevue visiting their client inside
Several of us also went inside the Center for a short visit with a detainee whose family JCIRA has been helping. It is an honor to spend time with this young man, so loving and calm, despite his unjust imprisonment. Our visit with him reminds us that there is no doubt a similar story behind the more than 1500 people imprisoned there.
What do these visits accomplish? Getting to know a human being, however briefly, is entirely different from the endless negative headlines and scare stories on the web. These visits deepen our commitment to try to help each person AND to change the policies that led them to being imprisoned. Most of us came away with a strengthened sense of mission, a new way to work, and a desire to be even more effective in our work. Please join us.