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Recommended Actions for the Week of 20170925


Local Level Actions

National Level Actions / Other

From the Calendar

Link to the Riveters Collective Calendar

Every Monday: Attend a vigil hosted by C2C and Keep Bellingham Families Working. A vigil will be held from 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in front of City Hall or from 5:00-6:00p.m. at the WTA downtown bus station. Support undocumented and immigrant families to live in safety and dignity in our community. Come together and join in building power in people!

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 from 5:30-8:30p.m.: Attend the Bellingham Solidarity Event with NWDCR hosted by Community to Community Development at 1220 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225. Please bring banner and poster making supplies such as paint (waterproof), banner material, brushes, etc. We will have some available too. The letter writing has been cancelled but please go to the NWDCR Facebook page and sign up for the pen pal campaign. The event is child friendly, and you are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks to share. Visit Facebook to learn more.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017: National Voter Registration Day 2017 seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise. Find an event at National Voter Registration Day or visit Facebook for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 from 5:30-7:30p.m.: For the first time, nonprofit and education organizations are hosting a forum to educate candidates and the community about the role of city councils in the housing affordability crisis and solutions to homelessness. The nonpartisan forum is free and open to the public. Fifteen candidates from Anacortes, Burlington, Concrete, La Conner, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley will participate. The event will be held at Skagit Valley College, Cardinal Center, Multipurpose Room, 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA. Visit Facebook to learn more.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 from 6:00-8:00p.m.: Attend the Whatcom County Council meeting at 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, WA. The Whatcom County Council must extend a temporary moratorium on permitting projects for exporting unrefined fossil fuel from Cherry Point. Join the public hearing and WEAR RED to show your support for protecting public safety, the environment, and local economy. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook for more information. Read more about the moratorium at and

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 from 10:00-Noon: Attend Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors at Christ the Servant Lutheran, 2600 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham, WA 98229. Join Aneelah Afzali (MAPS-AMEN) and Pastor Terry Kyllo (Neighbors in Faith) for an overview of the Islamophobia industry, the threat it poses to our nation and civil liberties, and what we can do about it together. This event will include time for Q & A and interaction with faith, political and education leaders in your area. Visit the RC calendar page or Facebook to learn more.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 from 6:00-8:00p.m.: Come join the Whatcom County Repro Listening Tour Session for a community conversation and discuss reproductive freedom priorities in Whatcom County. The event will be held at Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Road, Ferndale, WA 98248. Visit NARAL Pro-Choice Washington to RSVP or Facebook for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 from 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.: Resist! Doorbelling day for Manka Dhingra. Join hosts 40th District Senator Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas), 40th District Chair Tara Nelson, Orcas Island Women’s Coalition Member Natalie Menancho, Whatcom Democrats, Fidalgo Democrats, San Juan Democrats, the Riveters Collective, Skagit Democrats for a fun doorbelling day to help Manka Dhingra take back our Washington State Senate. Lunch will be provided and buses will pick up from various Whatcom and Skagit County locations including San Juan Ferry terminal for our San Juan County friends. Enjoy conversation with friends and Kevin’s “RESIST” playlist during the drive down. Visit Facebook for details. RSVP at For questions, please call (360) 224-3810 or email