InspireSeattle invites YOU to join us at our Social Forum:  Saturday, June 8st at 6:30PM.

Main discussion topic for this evening: Who are the Real Moochers Among Us?

Announcement:  Photos  from our last social can be seen at  http://www.inspireseattle.org/minutes/042713.html

When Mitt Romney was running for president, he referenced that 47 percent of us who are moochers. John wrote an article that looks at who these “Moochers” are and how we should think about this topic in the state of Washington.  Romney was only referring to federal income tax and that is only a small part of the discussion.  In Washington State we have a regressive tax structure.  John will explore the actual numbers that determine who pays “their share”.

Please join us for this important discussion!

Guest Speaker:  John Burbank, Executive Director EOI

John Burbank has a Master of Public Administration from the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington and a B.A. from Evergreen State College. Before founding EOI, John was project manager of the Sand Point Community Housing Association, political director of the Washington State Labor Council, staff coordinator for the Washington State Senate, and director for the Community Labor Coalition in Rhode Island. He speaks Finnish and has published in the Journal of Finnish Studies. John is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.  

Come join us for what should be a very important and interesting evening!!!

About InspireSeattle:

InspireSeattle is a progressive network of Seattle-area people sharing ideas and supporting action.  InspireSeattle’s vision is to create connection throughout our community and better community through activism.  InspireSeattle’s mission is to provide a fun, supportive gathering for people who care deeply about our community, our country and our planet. We embrace progressive policies that improve our society and protect our environment.  We discuss current issues, share ideas and activism efforts while striving to inspire additional action.  Subscribe (or unsubscribe) to InspireSeattle by visiting www.inspireseattle.org/contact.html.

WhenSaturday, June 1st at 6:30PM.  Please try to be on time!!!

Where:  Pat and Dave Griffith, 2561 12th Ave West, Seattle, WA  98119.   206/285-2452

Click this link for a map:  http://goo.gl/maps/IJBeN

Directions:  Best driving route is 15th Ave. West.  At golf course, Gilman Drive, go uphill (a very sharp right turn if approaching from the south) until you reach 12th Ave. West and turn left.  When street splits, stay to the right and go to the end around hairpin.  We are the third house south of W. Raye St. on the downhill side.  House number is 2561 – look for the big trees.

Bus route is the #1 Kinnear; get off at West Halladay.  Buses on 15th Ave. West require a 3 block walk up 172 steps!

Format 

It’s a potluck:  so please help out and bring something to eat and to drink!

6:30 to 7:45:  Social time!  Eat, drink, relax, and catch up with some other local progressives

Formal discussion and guest speakers, 7:45 to 9:30

Other Announcements – got any?

Rules of Engagement!

1.  So that everyone has a chance to participate, please keep your comments short

2.  Raise one’s hand to ask a question in lieu of shouting out

3.  Respect the points of views of others

4.  No arguing of politics during the formal discussion – save that for afterwards!