Please join us as we hear from 26th LD Democrats member Todd Iverson for our February 2015 membership meeting. Todd will be speaking about the port shutdown and the impact it has had locally.
Our meeting will take place on Thursday February 5th at Givens Community Center (Kitsap Room), 1026 Sidney Road, Port Orchard 98366. Our social begins at 6:30 PM with our meeting called to order at 7 PM. For additional information or questions, please contact our chair, George Robison.
Find our February 26th LD Democrats newsletter here. **UPDATE: In our February newsletter, we erronously reported that the the WSDCC Grassroots Forum & Crabfeed was on Saturday, February 16th. The correct date is Monday, February 16th, 2015.
Friday, January 17 Friends of Harper Pier and community members along with Kitsap County officials and Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-06) celebrated the ribbon cutting for the NEW Harper Pier.
26th Democrats Member Judy Arbogast and Congressman Derek Kilmer
Congressman Derek Kilmer speaks at the Harper Dock Ribbon Cutting ceremony
Harper Dock Ribbon Cutting ceremony
Current announcements for Lobby Action Days in Olympia:
NAMI-WA Day in Olympia: Monday, January 19 at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE, Olympia WA 98507
**Please RSVP if you are attending at firstname.lastname@example.org**
9-9:30 AM Arrival and Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:30 AM NAMI’s 2015 legislative priorities. Tips for meeting with your legislators.
10:30-11:30 AM NAMI Washington open board meeting (Please note this change from previous years, the open board meeting is not the day before NAMI day)
11:30 AM Legislative visits begin
Priorities for 2015 include:
1. Changing the RCW wording regarding involuntary hospitalization and advocating for “Assisted Outpatient Treatment”
2. Advocating for increasing access to fully-fund PEER-infused Crisis Stabilization Units/Triage Centers
3. Advocating for increasing funding for non-crisis community based mental health services, including the necessary resources to serve those in crisis.
Visit NAMI-WA online for more information. Thank you to Bill Budd for coming to speak to us during our January membership meeting.
Medical Cannabis Day in Olympia with ASA-Washington: Thursday January 22 from 8 AM-4 PM
ASA Washington (Americans for Safe Access-Washington state) members will be taking the capitol by storm in a show of solidarity by the patients and the people who care for them.
For additional information, please visit the ASA Washington site.
Native American Lobby Day in Olympia: Friday January 23 from 9 AM-3 PM
Sponsored by Spirit of the Red Road, this lobby day takes place at the Columbia Room first floor in the Legislative Building. A Drum Circle will also take place in the Rotunda.