Spokane Flip the 5th Organizing Academy Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, we're expecting many more attendees than the library can accommodate. So we are changing the venue
Spokane Flip the 5th Organizing Academy
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, we’re expecting many more attendees than the library can accommodate. So we are changing the venue to Riverside Place.
Sign up to attend here: https://
The Organizing Academy is an interactive training led by expert organizers for activists who want to be leaders in the effort to Flip the 5th next year and turn all of Washington State blue.
Participants will learn and practice the core organizing skills they’ll need to lead the fight. The training will cover: Campaign Strategy 101, Phases of a Campaign, Tactics, Best Practices 101, Leading Events, Engaging Your Network, and Critical Conversation Skills.
Free. A light lunch and all materials will be provided. No experience necessary.
Date: Saturday, January 6th
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
1110 W Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER PRESENTS: RALLY, MARCH, & RIBBON CUTTING S C H E D U L E O F E V E N
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER PRESENTS: RALLY, MARCH, & RIBBON CUTTING
S C H E D U L E O F E V E N T S
Jan. 14th 4-6 PM Remembrance Celebration at Holy Temple at 806 W Indiana Ave, Spokane
10 AM | Rally & March | Spokane Convention Center, Ballroom A,B,C 12 PM | Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | ECCC (500 S. Stone) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open house to feature guest speakers, lunch, facility tours, and kids activities.
(Monday) 4:32 pm - 4:32 pm
Cattle and Timber Ag and Rural Caucus - Policy Circle: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 21 January 2018 The Hub – Community Senior Center Colville, Washington “We are about more than ‘water and wolves’.” So said
Cattle and Timber
Ag and Rural Caucus – Policy Circle:
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
21 January 2018
The Hub – Community Senior Center
“We are about more than ‘water and wolves’.” So said a frustrated friend this last fall about politics in the north counties. My friend meant that jobs, suicide, opioids, education and health are also issues that we need to take up.
We may leave the “water” and Hirst out of our Colville mix, but wolves may have something to do with jobs and livelihood. Cattle and wolves is an issue that is not going away. We will not solve the issue but we will listen to people who know first hand the effect of predation on daily operations. This will not be a vent session – from either side – but we will start the process of thinking about it from the other guy’s point of view.
Make plans to join us in Colville. Listen and share.
Husbandry or exploitation? Language makes a difference. So do facts.
Ag policy is difficult. Agriculture works with biological systems. Sometimes the systems are robust and heal themselves from injury; other times it seems a butterfly’s wing triggers an imbalance and an out-of-control spiral.
Management, whether of wildlife, soils or forests, implies that we know how these systems work. This knowledge most often is imperfect. Yet we need to act. We need each day the product of these systems.
Husbandry or exploitation? Let’s move on beyond these value-packed labels. Let’s ground ourselves in what we do know about our production systems. Let’s work with the producers whose livelihood is knowing what works best both now and for the long term.
Come to Colville in January to meet and talk with leaders in forestry and livestock. Let’s listen and think before we judge.
Cattle and Timber are the industries of our northern counties. What apples are to Wenatchee, wheat to Colfax and potatoes to Pasco (and Amazon to Seattle), cattle and timber drive the economies of Colville, Newport, and Republic.
And just like Grand Coulee Dam and the Bureau of Reclamation are partners to agriculture in the Columbia Basin, the National Forest Service and the Department of Natural Resources are partners in Ferry, Stevens, and Pend O’Reille counties. (We now should probably add Fish and Wildlife to the list.)
The world of Forest Service timber allotments and DNR grazing permits is not a world most of us daily inhabit. Much less so when fire rips through forests and rangeland, destroying timber stands and reducing grasslands to ash.
For those of us committed to people and jobs in rural Washington, though, it is a world we need to understand. And, sometimes grudgingly, cattlemen, loggers, and mill operators need understanding outside their communities.
Learning and sharing are what the Ag and Rural Caucus policy circles are about. So, make plans for a snowy Sunday afternoon in Colville. We have a star lineup of resource people – Russ Vaagen, Justin Hedrick, Bill Berrigan, and Patti Playfair.
We will go from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. This leaves time for travel, or in case you are able to stay over we can do some caucusing about our CD and LD campaigns. Always fun.
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Ag and Rural Caucus of State Democratic Central Committee
Our mailing address is:
Ag and Rural Caucus
2921 Mud Creek Rd
Waitsburg, WA 99361
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST
The Hub - Colville Senior Center
W. 231 Elep Ave.