Let’s act on climate. We all need to be engaged and informed as Bellingham makes bold strides toward a clean energy future. December 9th is a big day for progress. WE NEED YOU!
WHO: YOU, your kids, your friends, your family
WHAT: Bellingham’s Climate Action Task Force (CATF) presentation to City Council and public comment period. Here’s information on the task force’s directives and work.
WHEN: Monday December 9th, come for any or all events!
— 1pm CATF presents recommendations to the council. You can attend in person or online on our virtual watch party.
— 5:30pm: Pizza at Wander Brewing, then walk to the council meeting together. Pizza and kid-friendly snacks provided.
— 6:30pm: sign up for public comment
— 7pm: meeting begins. 15 minutes of public comment, remaining comments happen at the end of the meeting. Attending – even if you don’t speak – is important and impactful! We are providing political will and political cover.
— Attend in-person – WEAR RED – or live chat in our virtual watch party
— Send email Bellingham City Council members. Thanks to Stand.Earth for making it so easy!
Bellingham’s CATF has done outstanding work to identify actions Bellingham can take to exceed our climate emissions reduction and mitigation goals. On December 9th, the CATF will present their recommendations to the City Council. We need YOU to BE INFORMED and SHOW UP to provide the political will and political cover for our council and encourage them to take BOLD ACTION on climate change. Attending to show support is important even if you don’t speak!
Read more about the months-long misinformation campaign here: http://www.cascadiaweekly.com/cw/currents/dueling_data
Come learn about how to run for office, plan a campaign, raise money, and engage the local deaf community. Led by Ashanti Monts-Tréviska, Lisa McShane, Alex del Rosario, Morgan Steele and Karlee Deatherage. RESERVE YOUR TICKET (by donation) HERE.
The last hour (8:30-9:30) is reserved exclusively for deaf people to engage in Q&A with trainers.
Access the second-floor space via stairs or the elevator (no stairs). ASL translation provided. If childcare or cost are a barrier for you, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll work something out!
Ticket donations cover space, food, ASL/spoken English interpretation, and other event expenses. The suggested donation rate will not cover all of the costs; if you are able to give more we appreciate it!
Can’t come, but want to support? Donate via the form below.
Fundraiser for Cascadia Deaf Nation + Riveters Collective Campaign Training
$235.00 of $400.00 raised
We need your support to make this happen! Cascadia Deaf Nation proposed a joint CDN/RC campaign training, with CDN leading on how to engage the deaf community, and RC leading on campaign and fundraising. We said YES TO THAT!
As always, we’re committed to making this training accessible. We’re asking for a $10 donation for attendance, and the RC is planning to contribute up to $300 from our savings, but the total event cost including ASL interpretation will be around $900.
So, we’re hoping you agree that candidate training which supports deaf candidates, and helps hearing and deaf candidates and campaign workers engage with each other is something in which YOU want to invest.
EVENT DETAILS AND TICKETS HERE.
Civic spaces should be welcoming and safe for all members of our community, and the Riveters Collective is committed to systemic change toward this goal. Campaigns – as pop-up, temporary, high-intensity workplaces – are especially vulnerable to abuses of power. In 2018, the Riveters Collective PAC Pledge to Vote Campaign followed the lead of Tim Ballew II’s campaign for state senate (led by Tim Ballew II’s 2018 State Senate campaign, written by Tim’s field manager, Michael Peñuelas) in requiring all campaign workers sign a code of conduct, and in designating external reporting contacts.
In 2019, implementing a code of conduct will be a prerequisite for any campaign to be endorsed by the Riveters Collective. To make this easy for campaigns, we’ve provided a model code. We will accept a campaign’s code of conduct provided it meets the following criteria.
Asking all candidates, paid staff and contractors to commit to a workplace that is free of harassment, bullying or intimidation;
Making this code of conduct visible to volunteers;
A zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault and harassment;
And importantly, identifies a point person, aside from campaign leadership, who can be contacted with concerns.
Beyond our endorsement process, we have advanced this issue by proposing and passing a similar requirement for the Whatcom Democrats endorsement process, and we are working with people at the state level to implement codes of conduct at a state-wide level.
Civic tithing can stabilize funding for our local organizations in an uncertain economic future. From the Old English for “one-tenth”, tithing has traditionally meant giving part of one’s income to a church or government. In civic tithing, we take the routine giving concept and apply it to civic and community organizations in Whatcom County. Together, our group could improve and stabilize the financial outlook for organizations serving our community.
First, decide how much of your income you could part with on a monthly or yearly basis, whether 0.1% or 10%. Take the annual cost and divide by 12. Then set up monthly donations to an organization in that amount.
To help you identify organizations, a few Riveters Collective members curated this list for us. We originally published it for 2017, and updated for 2019.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM
At WinkWink, Bellingham’s brand new woman-owned, sex-positive, gender-inclusive sex shop! 1305 Commercial St., Bellingham, Washington 98225
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE! Join our event on Facebook for updates.
Come Party with Us
The Riveters Collective and WinkWink, Bellingham’s new woman-owned, identity-inclusive sex shop, are teaming up to raise funds to encourage people who don’t usually participate in elections to vote this November! Funds raised will pay for our Pledge-to-Vote campaign to flip the 42nd district!
This is a private party and shopping event with 20% of sales generously donated to the Riveters Collective pledge to vote campaign.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale. Capacity is limited to 90 guests, so get your tickets soon. Please give what you can and come Wink for the Win!
WinkWink is a woman-owned sex shop in Bellingham, WA. Among our offerings, you’ll find non-toxic sex toys, lingerie, books, menstrual products, and educational classes.
WinkWink is sex-positive, body-positive, and gender-affirming; we aim to help make sexual pleasure, wellness, and health available and accessible to all people.
We believe that normalizing, accepting, and affirming all bodies, identities, and gender experiences is an inherently political act.
Pleasure is our revolution.
These are our recommendations for Whatcom County voters in the 2018 general election. Want more information on ALL candidates? We’re updating this (linked) document with everything we find!
How did we decide who to endorse? We thought you’d never ask! Click through for more information.
42nd District Senate
42nd District Representative
40th LD Representative
Whatcom County Prosecutor
Whatcom County Council
YES on I-940 – de-escalation training for law enforcement
YES on I-1631 – carbon pollution fee
NO on I-1634 – bans taxes on soda
YES on I-1639 – reduce assault weapons violence
YES on City of Bellingham proposition 2018-5 – low income housing levy (Bellingham Home Fund)
The Riveters Collective is doing it! We have ONE goal for the 2018 campaign season: FLIP THE 42nd DISTRICT by increasing voter turnout with a proven strategy.
Pledge-to-Vote Campaign to Flip the 42nd LD
We will go door to door to ask low turnout voters to pledge to vote. They fill out a postcard promising to vote, we mail it back to them so it arrives with their ballot. The front of the postcard recommends voting for RC-endorsed candidates (Pinky Vargas, Sharon Shewmake, Justin Boneau, Eric Richey and Carol Frazey), initiatives (Yes On 1631, No on I-1634, and Yes on 1639) and the Bellingham Home Fund. Research has shown that pledge to vote campaigns are more effective than traditional get out the vote strategies, and no other local campaign is targeting infrequent voters. Our goal is to turn out 2,000-3,000 votes that would not have otherwise been cast. Our postcard will include our voting recommendations so that these votes go to our candidates.
Riveters Collective is the only organization doing this work in the 42nd. These are votes that otherwise wouldn’t show up in this election and they could be the difference between winning or having Doug Ericksen (and Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven) back in Olympia. This will bring the turnout we need to win. We expect to spend $21k on printing, postage and staffing for this effort.
Want to volunteer? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll be in touch in September.
DONATE HERE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/riveterspac
Thanks to Becky Kurle at Liet Unlimited for design work. We now have tens of thousands of these beauties on hand.
***UPDATE: When we initially published this post, we had two goals, the second being to prompt the PDC to clarify that childcare is an allowable campaign expense. Since we planned our campaign season activities, the PDC added this to their guidelines! Given that this goal is now met, we will focus entirely on flipping the 42nd district.***