FILE FOR PCO THIS WEEK!  YES, YOU!!

FILE FOR PCO THIS WEEK! YES, YOU!!

Between 8AM May 6 and 5 PM May 10, you can file to be elected to a 2-year term as Democratic PCO by your neighbors in the August primary. It’s fast, free, and you can do it online.

What is a Precinct Committee Officer? Why should you consider running for the position?
It’s the backbone of local politics, voter engagement, and winning campaigns. If you’ve been looking for a way to get more involved in your neighborhood and community, or if you have some civic or political issues that you are passionate about, this will be a great starting point!
Who is Eligible?
Anyone who is a registered voter and a member of a major political party may become a candidate. A candidate must file an online Declaration of Candidacy form. Since voters do not register by political party in Washington, a candidate declares himself/herself to be a member of a political party at the time of filing.

https://www.wa-democrats.org/local/pco/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR3myYJ8LJGL580b6xBol-

One of the best ways for you to have an influence on voter turnout and the Democratic Party policy is to become an elected Precinct Committee Officer. In many Legislative Districts, only 1/3rd of the Democratic PCO seats are filled, which means just a few people are making powerful decisions.

If you’re the only one to file in your precinct, you won’t appear on the ballot. If someone else also files, you can work together to do voter outreach, but only one of you will be elected PCO. The PCO term starts in December.

If you’d like to get started with voter outreach and education before December, please apply to your LD Democrats to become an appointed PCO. Each organization has its own method for this, so check out their website for details.
Thank you to all who decide to serve!

INDIVISIBLE NATIONAL DONATION MATCH!

INDIVISIBLE NATIONAL DONATION MATCH!

From April 1st through May 31st, all funds donated to Indivisible Tacoma will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $500 by Indivisible National!

Indivisible Tacoma is staffed entirely by volunteers and runs on a shoestring. These funds will help with printing informational literature for outreach, communications subscriptions, and booth fees for events – all to advocate for democracy, the earth, and justice.

Huge thanks to all who donate and have donated.

ABOUT Indivisible Tacoma  & HOW YOU CAN HELP
Indivisible Tacoma is a volunteer organization with a mission to elect progressive leaders and to advocate for progressive policies.

We defend democracy, support universal healthcare,  and advocate for humane immigration policies. We promote social, racial, economic, and environmental justice through a lens of equity for all communities.
Our 2024 work is dedicated to electing strong progressive candidates for local and national offices.
We reach out to citizens, encouraging them to register and vote and join our work for the survival of Democracy.We hope you’ll consider a one-time or recurring monthly gift  to support our positive, effective work! (Your first payment will be matched.)

Contributions to Indivisible Tacoma are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes.Want to get more involved? Volunteer to help inform and engage voters during this crucial year.

Contact: indivisibletacomachapter@gmail.com

INDIVISIBLE FEBRUARY NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS CALL

INDIVISIBLE FEBRUARY NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS CALL

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 5PM

Join Indivisible Tacoma members and friends to learn about strategy from Indivisible National and Indivisible’s roadmap to victory.
Are you watching the national political scene in 2024 with anxiety? We are only nine months away from one of the most pivotal elections of our lifetimes. Join friends to learn about strategy from Indivisible National! Learn tools, tactics, and messaging!

We’ve been having so much fun locally with our monthly meet-ups! Instead of our Social this month, grab your favorite treats and favorite drink and ZOOM with us and other Indivisible groups around the country to discuss NATIONAL ELECTIONS on Thursday, February 15!
Hear from National Leaders, Celebrate each other, Connect with fellow activists. We’re so proud of the work we do together and can’t wait to see you all Thursday!

Register HERE!

FOR THE TENANT BILL OF RIGHTS

FOR THE TENANT BILL OF RIGHTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 11AM

People’s Park

On Saturday, September 9, Tacoma For All is officially taking it back to the streets. Our most important event yet starts with a fun and empowering rally at People’s Park, then going out to meet voters, collect their stories, and remind landlords and their supporters on city council how deeply folks across Tacoma support our Tenant Bill of Rights.

The rally starts at 11:00am with inspiring speeches from T4A coalition partners and campaign leaders, along with some music, chants and story collection. We’ll then group attendees with trained canvas captains and hit the doors in Hilltop and beyond.

Tacoma For All will provide materials and support. All you have to do is show up excited and in a good pair of walking shoes if you plan on canvassing. Please register at www.bit.ly/t4arally.

MEGA WAREHOUSE IN SOUTH TACOMA: STOP!

MEGA WAREHOUSE IN SOUTH TACOMA: STOP!

RALLY AND CANVASS

Sunday, September 17 4-6PM
Oakland Madrona Park
3114 S Madison, Tacoma

Join 350 Tacoma for a short rally featuring inspiring speakers, followed by a brief training with tips for effective door to door canvassing.

From 5-6pm we will form small groups and head out into the neighborhood to leave fliers and chat with our neighbors to make sure they know about the planned mega warehouse, how it might impact us, and provide ways to take action.

All are welcome!
We will have snacks!

Please share this event & invite your friends!
To officially endorse the Stop the Mega Warehouse Campaign, add your individual or organizational info here: https://forms.gle/79nnJRZLgZ1VyixX9

Background on the mega warehouse:

The City of Tacoma permitted a 2.5 million square foot warehouse in South Tacoma for Bridge Point LLC. This mega warehouse could mean up to 12,000 vehicle trips per day through neighborhoods that already experience higher levels of pollution and serious health impacts.

Over 100 acres of greenspace above an aquifer recharge zone will be paved, potentially causing long term damage to our water supply, less tree canopy and displacement of wildlife. There is also concern that the type of jobs typically associated with large warehouses will not be union or living wage positions.

City of Tacoma gave this project a Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance, which is being appealed by 350 Tacoma and the South Tacoma Neighborhood Council. The City has also failed to conduct a Health Impact assessment.

Learn more, donate, or send the City Tacoma a message at bit.ly/tacomawarehouse

WASHINGTON AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS PICKET

WASHINGTON AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS PICKET

Tuesday, September 26, 5-7PM
When: 9/26 ~5-7 pm
950 Pacific Avenue,Tacoma, WA 98402

Join folks in Tacoma for a public demonstation against nuclear weapons, and for the policies that will better the lives of everyday Americans.

People from around Washington state are coming together to say no to the $2 trillion dollar nuclear weapons enhancement plan.

As the state that is home to Hanford, the irradiated production site of the first nuclear warhead materials and Bangor-Trident, the site of more deployed nuclear weapons than anywhere else in the country, we must speak out. More importantly, we must demand that our members of Congress speak out and vote accordingly.

National Defense Authorization Act negotiations are expected to continue through September.

Learn more at: bit.ly/NoNukesTacoma

JUNETEENTH EVENTS THIS WEEK

JUNETEENTH EVENTS THIS WEEK

The newest federal holiday is Juneteenth National Independence Day, celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. Washington is one of 28 states that legally recognize Juneteenth as a public holiday.

It commemorates the day more than two months after the end of the Civil War – and more than two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation – when enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom.

 

Thursday, June 15, 5-8PMTollefson Plaza (1548 Commerce St, Tacoma)

JUNETEENTH FREEDOM CELEBRATION

Join a family-friendly celebration with food, live music, and performances. This event will also feature appearances from:

• Deputy Mayor Kristina Walker

• C. Ivan Johnson

• Poet Laureate Christian Paige

• The Artist Collective – Creative Direction by Kenya Adams

Residents can add handprints to the Black Lives Matter Mural, designed by artist Dionne Bonner. All attendees can head over to Tacoma Art Museum for FREE entry during the event.


Saturday, June 17, 11AM – 5PMWright Park (501 South I St, Tacoma)

JUNETEENTH 253

Presented by Tacoma Cease Fire

Saturday’s Juneteenth festival at Wright Park will feature a variety of activities for all ages, including live music, dance performances, food vendors, historical reenactments, and more. We encourage everyone to bring their friends and family as we celebrate this important holiday.

Learn more: https://www.juneteenth253.com


Monday, June 19, 11AM – 5PM

Stewart Heights Park (5715 Reginald Gutierrez Ln, Tacoma)

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: A ROAD TO ECONOMIC FREEDOM
Supported by Tacoma Creates, Tacoma Urban League, and Metro Parks

Monday’s Juneteenth festival at Stewart Heights Park will host over fifty vendors from trade associations, local businesses, nonprofits, and finance.The festival will include a main stage filled with amazing performances and speakers, an interactive kid’s zone and stage, face painting and a playground.

Learn more: https://www.juneteenthwa.com


Monday, June 19, 6:19PM

People’s Park (900 MLK Jr Way, Tacoma)

THE COLORFUL ROAD TO FREEDOM

Legally BLACK presents…
An outdoor block party/festival vibe for the community!
-Win up to $1000 in scholarships!
-Shop Black owned businesses
-Food truck
-Live DJ Joshua Fields
-Musical performances
-Carnival games
-Bounce house
-Black Student Union Thunderettes Step Team
-Raffle + prizes
+ MORE!
End your Juneteenth festivies here for an incredible night of education and celebration on June 19th! Last stop on the Freedom Road 2023.

 Every year on the Juneteenth Holiday LegallyBLACK hosts a Juneteenth Celebration. always at 6:19pm!

 LegallyBLACK represents BIPOC, but not all BIPOC have the same culture history and lived experience. So we honor and uplift them separately when necessary and address us all collectively when appropriate. Juneteenth is to honor BLACK History, people, culture and our future. All are encouraged to celebrate and learn with us.
— all sourced by local Black Owned Businesses and Entertainers!

Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-colorful-road-to-freedom-tickets-605372153407


Monday, June 19 6:30PM
Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma

A SPECIAL JUNETEENTH FILM PRESENTATION
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.


From The News Tribune, more events…
▪ Royal Masquerade Juneteenth Gala: Saturday, 6:15PM – 9PM, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave. Admission is $45.
▪ Juneteenth Celebration at Ray Gibson’s Cabelleros Club: Saturday, 8PM to midnight, at 1516 S 28th St
▪ Juneteenth Family Storytime: Saturday, 3PM – 3:30PM, online at tacomalibrary.org.
▪ Mazigazi Band Juneteenth Celebration: Sunday, at Elks Temple, 565 Broadway, Spanish Ballroom. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
▪ Black Business Market: Sunday, 12 noon – 8PM, at Waterfront Market at Ruston, 5101 Ruston Way, Ruston.

TENANT RIGHTS

TENANT RIGHTS

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Tell the Mayor and your City Council Members to pass the full TENANT BILL OF RIGHTS using this letter:  bit.ly/T4Aletter

Add impact… write your own Council Member personally.

From Tacoma for All: The landlord lobby knows our Tenant Bill of Rights is on track to win and are now pushing City Council to pass a watered-down alternative to take the wind out of our sails.

We have until May 25th to demand City Council say NO to the landlord lobby and support The People instead.

 

WHAT’S IN THE INITIATIVE?

https://www.tacoma4all.org/initiative01

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 11AM & SUNDAY, MAY 28, 1PM

Weekend Petitioning for Tenant Bill of Rights

Calling all allies of Tenant Rights!

Volunteers needed this weekend to gather signatures.

Sign up here:
https://secure.everyaction.com/p/tVbx-Gb1OE2dAh__JwRq3Q2

CANDIDATES 2023

CANDIDATES 2023

Who is running for office in Pierce County?

Filing for 2023 ended Friday, May 19. Check it out:

https://voter.votewa.gov/CandidateList.aspx?e=882&c=27

Indivisible Tacoma urges members to research candidates, especially those in your own local area.

Look up their records of community service and their values. The Legislative Action Team will be doing deep research for endorsements in some races.

2023 Primary Election: Tuesday, August 1.