Origins and purpose of some progressive advocacy groups

When presidential campaigns have done strong issue advocacy, they have often continued on after the campaigns themselves are over. Pick a few to get involved with now. Rainbow Coalition The granddaddy of them all, the Rainbow Coalition grew out of the 1984 Jesse Jackson presidential campaign, back when your only organizing tools were direct […]

Social Security

Resolution in Support of Accessible Community-Based Social Security Administration Service Delivery

WHEREAS record numbers of clients are visiting and calling Social Security Administration (SSA) offices to receive the services and benefits that they have earned over a lifetime of work, and facing record waiting times before finally having the chance to speak to an SSA employee trained to assist in navigating the agency’s complex programs; and […]

Activism Social Security

Social Security: Why It's Not Broke & How We Can Expand It

When: Monday, February 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m. What: Forum: “Social Security: Why It’s Not Broke & How We Can Expand It” Speakers: Nancy Altman & Eric Kingson, authors of Social Security WORKS!: Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke & How Expanding It Will Help Us All Joining them on the program: Seattle City Council […]

Social Security

Forum on Expanding Social Security in Seattle Monday 2/23

Nancy Altman will be one of the featured speakers in a forum on Monday, February 23, in Seattle entitled “Social Security – Why It’s Not Broke and How We Can Expand It”. Joining Ms. Altman on the program will be Seattle City Council member, Kshama Sawant, and Washington State Labor Council President, Jeff Johnson. Social […]

Coal Trains Environment Washington State Politics

Oil Trains hearing in Olympia, Oct 30

(from Stand Up and Speak Out for Your Health and Safety! Northwest communities are facing an onslaught of coal export and oil-by-rail proposals. If oil and coal companies are permitted to build their proposed facilities, they would turn our beloved region into a fossil fuel corridor. With their hazardous coal dust and explosive fuel, […]

Economic Justice Health care Social Safety Net Washington State Politics

Physicians for a National Health Program annual meeting, July 17 at UW

We’re all aware that U.S. healthcare outcomes are still lagging way behind those of other countries, even though we’re spending twice as much. Several states are now grappling with making healthcare a human right – a public good, not-for-profit. Here in WA State, a coalition of organizations has come together determined to get this done. […]

Health care

Sick Around the World: film showing in Des Moines on Sat. Jan 25

Ideas for health care systems from around the world in the movie Sick Around the World (60 min) Saturday January 25th 2:30pm—4:30pm Saltwater Unitarian Church 25701 14th Pl S Des Moines, WA 98198 Health Care for all—WA will present information on the WA State single payer bill, the Washington Health Security Trust. Question and answer […]

Elections Journalism Washington State Politics

Does ballot counting “drag on” because we insist on all mail-in voting?

The election hasn’t even been certified yet, and already Rosenthal and the Seattle Times are calling for the disenfranchisement of Democrats, and (this year) of voters further left than Democrats. Why the counting drags on long after King County voting is over It’s like clockwork—after every election, someone is sure to publish the silly and […]

Economic Justice Health care

Nov 9th in Seattle: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Americans Obamacare and Single-Payer Universal Health Insurance: Nationally Recognized Physician to Speak Saturday, November 9 in Seattle. No Charge, All Are Welcome! Dr. John Geyman, professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Washington and author of “Health Care Wars: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Americans” (2012), will give the keynote […]