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Justice System Committee

We want data and accountability for jail sales tax revenue

Below is the letter our Justice System Committee sent to Executive Sidhu and County Council members. April 8, 2024 Dear Executive Sidhu and County Council Members, The Riveters Collective Justice System Committee has followed the efforts of Whatcom County’s Justice Project with great interest. Voters… Read More »We want data and accountability for jail sales tax revenue

Riveters Collective 2023 Endorsements & Recommendations

For the first time, this year we used two positive designations for candidates: endorsed and recommended. We asked our Endorsement Committee to assign the “endorsed” designation to our true champions (i.e. candidates that we believe will work most effectively to advance our platform’s values). We used the… Read More »Riveters Collective 2023 Endorsements & Recommendations

Read our recommendations for improving the County’s jail funding ordinance

On June 22, 2023, the Riveters’ Justice System Committee sent County Executive Satpal Sidhu and Councilmembers the letter below regarding the draft jail funding ordinance they intend to place on the November 2023 ballot. We recommend contacting these local officials to support these changes and… Read More »Read our recommendations for improving the County’s jail funding ordinance

The Cascadia Daily reports on plans for funding a new jail and services facilities

In March 2023, the Cascadia Daily published a series of four articles titled Beyond Bars: the Future of Justice in Whatcom County. In these investigative reports, they explain Whatcom County’s plan to approach voters with a 2023 jail replacement funding proposal. For your convenience and… Read More »The Cascadia Daily reports on plans for funding a new jail and services facilities

The Riveters’ Justice System Committee supports the WA Coalition for Police Accountability’s 2023 legislative priorities

Today, we sent an email to all 40th and 42nd district legislators asking them to support the Coalition’s 2023 legislative priorities. We also asked the state representatives in these districts to sign on as a co-sponsor for the Access to Fairness Act. We encourage you… Read More »The Riveters’ Justice System Committee supports the WA Coalition for Police Accountability’s 2023 legislative priorities

The Justice System Committee supports AGO’s Model Use of Force Policy

On July 1, 2022, the Attorney Generals’ Office (AGO) published a Model Use of Force Policy that provides guidance on use of force and de-escalation tactics. We believe it will: To demonstrate support of the AGO’s model policy, the Riveters’ Justice System Committee sent letters… Read More »The Justice System Committee supports AGO’s Model Use of Force Policy