The 27th Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights is scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Olympic College in Bremerton. This year’s theme is “Historical Perspectives and Moving Forward.”
Tickets are on sale now via Brown Paper Tickets.Go to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3127095. Ticket prices are $25 for youth 18 and under; $40 for adults; and $50 for adults including an informational table to share materials from non-profit organizations. All ticket prices include breakfast and lunch. Parking is free.
The Council for Human Rights is honored to announce the conference keynote speaker is Clarence Moriwaki, president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and founder and past president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and founder and past president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association. He will present “History, Honor, Healing and Hope: The timeless – and timely – story of the devastating impacts of fear, prejudice, intolerance and failure of political leadership during World War II, and the hopeful, healing power of redemption to let it not happen again.”
The conference also features a panel, workshops and networking opportunities.
Follow the link below for more information.
A new climate action group is forming in Belfair.
Join with other community members on December 9 for a meeting in Belfair. To combat the scale of the climate crisis, we need bold action at all levels of government — but right now, starting from the ground-up is our best shot at securing lasting change. Working together, we will end the use of unsustainable fuel and transition our world to 100% sustainable energy for all.
11:00 – 12:45 AM, December 9, 2017
North Mason Timberland Library, 23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA 98528
350.org and Climate Reality action plans
On Sunday 7/23/17 about 70 members of WSSJ, invited speakers and local musicians gathered for the 1st Annual WSSJ BBQ and fundraiser. We want to express our thanks and appreciation to everyone who participated.
Alisha Davis Freeman
PA system provided by Danny Fick.
Bremerton Mayoral Candidate Cary Bozeman
Bremerton Mayoral Candidate Greg Wheeler
Bremerton City Council Candidate Suzanne Griffin
Cheri Van Hoover – Candidate for Jefferson County Hospital Commissioner;
Ray Garrido – Kitsap Immigration Assistance Center
Cory Walster – Civil Survival
Mike Shoemaker – Civil Survival
Rebecca Fraynt – MoveOn Resistance Summer
Airen Lydick – Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
The link below is to a recording of the Indivisible call – Defending the ACA – on 3/7/2017.
Indivisible ACA Call – Audio
Here’s a brief index of the call timeline, topics and critical issues:
4:15 – Medicaid Expansion
8:00 – Subsidies
10:45 – Example of premiums and deductibles
14:35 – Planned Parenthood (proposed defunding)
19:40 – Importance of a CBO Score
25:10 – Insist on the Same Quality of Care & Protections; tell your ACA story
30:50 – No Score, No Vote
34:15 – The AHCA Bill’s path; Reconciliation (“This bill is the ball game”)
38:25 – Pre-existing conditions
40:04 – Immigrants
42:30 – Transparency
47:19 – Committee Hearings begin tomorrow
52:40 – Maternity Care
The Republican’s proposal, the American Health Care Act, will begin mark-up in committee beginning today. The committees reviewing it are:
House Ways and Means Committee
House Energy and Commerce Committee