The mission of the West Seattle Democratic Women is to join all Democrats to discuss, inform, educate, and better understand the political process and to support related civic and education programs in the West Seattle community. We shall work to elect Democrats to local, state and national office through grass roots efforts. We welcome and include all people and their ideas.
NEXT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
AWARENESS MEETING Sponsored by WSDW & Hosted by Various Organization throughout the greater West Seattle Area.
What: "Seattle Against Slavery"
Description: Robert Beiser, Ex. Dir. Seattle Against Slavery will make a presentation about human trafficking in Seattle, including West Seattle. He will provide information and raise awareness about sex and labor trafficking problems in our community. We will learn ways we can support efforts and laws eradicating human trafficking. Helpful materials provided, as well as time for Q & A. Free and open to the public.
Brown Bag Lunch: Feel free to bring your lunch if you wish
INITIATIVE 1329 MEETING!!
What: "WA Move to Amend"
Description: Participants will learn about the efforts and organizations in Washington state and across the nation that are dedicated to amending the U.S. Constitution ending to corporate personhood and overturning Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision (2010), which made corporate personhood legal. Learn how and why Citizens United is undermining our Democracy and how we can support the amendment effort. Included will be materials and time for Q and A.
Presenter: Libby Carr, WA Move to Amend organizer and member, West Seattle Democratic Women
Brown Bag Lunch: Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during the program.
FROM OUR CHAIR
Initiative 1329, the We the People Act, is an initiative that would urge the US Congress to begin the process of amending the US Constitution to overturn Citizens United and make it clear that corporations are not people, that money does not equal free speech protected by the 1st amendment and that political contributions and expenditures can and should be regulated and disclosed.
I hope those who signed up to collect signatures will participate in events like the one scheduled in downtown Seattle on January 31st, the first major signature collection event in this area. They are hoping they can collect over 300,000 signatures in the next five months. While they have been told the only way to do this is to hire paid signature gatherers, they want to be true to their/our roots as well and use volunteers for this effort. Please help!
For more information, you can visit wamend.org. Let me know if you have questions or would like to get onto the volunteer list.
Ann Martin, Chair
West Seattle Democratic Women
"Gender Pay Gap in (Washington) State is One of the Worst"
-- Seattle Post Intellegencer, January 25th
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