(last updated: September 21, 2021) Since January, the Justice System Committee has been tracking justice-system related bills filed during the 2021 legislative session. All bills listed below have been signed into law. Policing HB 1001 – Authorizes the development of a 2-year grant program to… Read More »Check the Status of 2021 Legislative Bills We Tracked
Tell Bellingham what you want in a Police Chief by this Friday, April 16th! The City of Bellingham is asking for feedback on priorities to consider in the selection of the next Police Chief. Details about the position available in the job posting (External link)… Read More »Tell Bellingham what you want in a Police Chief by this Friday, April 16th!
The state House has released its budget proposal, and it doesn’t provide separate funding for adjudication of the Nooksack basin. If funding isn’t provided for the adjudication, it won’t happen. This is where you come in! We need to contact legislators to tell them to… Read More »Write to Your Legislators: Support Adjudication of the Nooksack Basin
Vigilance! Many in our community are breathing a collective sigh of relief, now that Covid 19 infection rates are diminishing and local vaccine rates are up. Despite this good news, we must be ever more vigilant to stand in solidarity with our Asian American and… Read More »Report Hate Crimes
Update: On March 26, 2021, the Justice System Committee sent Blaine, Lynden, and Bellingham city executives and police chiefs the following letter signed by nearly 135 Whatcom County residents.
Update: applications for the 2021 Endorsement Committee have closed. Want to get in on one of our main activities in 2021? No experience necessary. Apply for our Endorsement Committee now! Do you want to help shape the names that appear on Whatcom County ballots, meet… Read More »Join Our 2021 Endorsement Committee!
Source Justice System Committee (JSC) Description If you see a mask-less officer outdoors within six feet of another individual or yourself, or a mask-less law enforcement officer indoors: Tell the officer to wear a mask over their mouth and nose, if you do not feel… Read More »Report Law Enforcement Officers that Don’t Wear Masks
The Senate runoffs in Georgia on January 5 will determine a Democratic slant to the Senate. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff have an unprecedented chance to supplant Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Winning these two seats will change the balance of power in the… Read More »JOIN US: GEORGIA RUNOFF ELECTIONS
We’re teaming up again with Representative Sharon Shewmake, and Sarah Chan, chef and owner at Calypso Kitchen, this time to feed our unhoused neighbors on Thanksgiving. Sarah has been making meals for our homeless community and wants to make everyone a Thanksgiving meal. She is… Read More »Meals for Unhoused Neighbors
**UPDATE: On November 24, 2020, Whatcom County Council approved a resolution Affirming Racism is a Public Health Crisis.** Contact Whatcom County Council Members ASAP to call for their support of the resolution Affirming Racism is a Public Health Crisis Source: Riveters Collective Justice System Committee… Read More »Tell Whatcom County Council to declare racism a public health crisis