November 2016 Meeting + Potluck

Thursday, November 17th, 7:00 pm

Mennonite Church in Lake City 
3120 NE 125th St.
Seattle, WA  98125 

Doors open: 6:30pm
Meeting begins:  7:00pm

Our November 17th General Meeting features a panel of astute political commentators you won’t want to miss. Join us Thursday, November 17th at 7 p.m. at Seattle Mennonite Church, 3200 NE 125th St. for a potluck (salty or sweet finger food/juice or soda) looking back/looking forward special event.

Our post-election analysts include Ben Anderstone, political consultant and elections demographer at Progressive Strategies 360; Andrew Villaneuve, founder and executive director of Northwest Progressive Institute and best-known Tim Eyman opponent, who will address ballot initiatives; 46th District Senator David Frockt, Halei Watkins, recent District 5 candidate for City Council and Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, now at WinPower Strategies; E. J. Juarez, executive director of Progressive Majority Washington; moderated by Seattlish co-founder and blogger, the witty Hannah Brooks Olsen.

Our program will begin with a brief presentation on Democracy Vouchers, experiment with public campaign financing. Beginning January 1st, each Seattle voter will receive four $25 vouchers that can be given to any qualified candidate for the 2017 local elections. Presenting for the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission will be program Manager Rene LeBeau and PR Specialist Annie Tran, followed by questions.

  • Becca Sherman
    commented 2016-11-17 09:10:40 -0800
    I also wonder if the election and/or action plan will be addressed tonight? And if not tonight, when?
  • Elisabeth Lemon
    commented 2016-11-14 11:15:37 -0800
    I feel the same way as Andrea! I will be attending this meeting-my first since moving to Seattle in March-and hope to find some real plans of action along with the analysis.
  • Andrea Cheng-Hakimian
    commented 2016-11-14 11:11:11 -0800
    I am a new member of the 46th district democrats. I joined because I am horrified and heartbroken at the election results and am looking for Democratic leadership on how to mitigate damage. When will this issue, which is far and away dearer to hearts right now, going to be addressed? The 43rd district democrats will have a meeting on this topic on the 15th. Will the 46th district have anything similar?