THURSDAY: Councilmember Herbold @ West Seattle Democratic Women

Two days after Tuesday’s override vote, and less than a week before the next budget process begins, West Seattle/South Park City Councilmember Lisa Herbold will be the spotlight guest at a local meeting. Here’s the announcement:

On Thursday, September 24th, West Seattle Democratic Women will complete its last program of a series of three on Racism/Institutional Racism/Police. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm with a short membership meeting. The program begins at 6:30 pm with Seattle City Councilperson Lisa Herbold sharing her thoughts on the City’s proposed budget, how it will relate to any reduction/redirection of the funding of the Seattle Police Department, how any changes could affect the security of our local communities in her district, and any alternative benefits that might occur. A Q&A will follow, ending at approximately 7:45 pm with the meeting itself ending no later than 8:00 pm. We anticipate this to be a most interesting and informative program. There is no cost.

To register & get your zoom codes, have questions to submit to Lisa, or for any questions of WSDW, please email or call Karen 206.920.2231.

3 Replies to "THURSDAY: Councilmember Herbold @ West Seattle Democratic Women"

  • Karen, WSDW Chair September 24, 2020 (7:58 pm)

    My apologies to the West Seattle Blog as well as Seattle Council Member Lisa Herbold for having to cancel the WSDW meeting this evening due to technical issues.  Neither the Blog nor Council Member Herbold was in any way responsible.   I personally take full responsibility.  Hopefully we can reschedule this wonderful program.  

  • Ann September 25, 2020 (6:53 am)

    Thanks, Karen. As is noted above, this program, which was focused on Seattle actions related to social justice/injustice, was to be the last in a series of discussions. As a part of that discussion, I planned to highlight a suggestion from the president of the national Black Chamber of Commerce. In the face of what seems to be an overwhelming problem, what can I as an individual possibly do to address social and economic justice? One answer: you can patronize minority-owned businesses. Choose to shop, buy, order from a small business owned by a minority man, woman, family. It is just one way to “put your money where your mouth is.”The pandemic has increased the stress on all small businesses, but it adds a special stress to minority-owned businesses that already feel the effects of the racial inequities around access to capital and wealth. Let’s act now.Thanks to the Blog, which on July 3 of this year provided a Junetheenth updated list of Black-owned businesses in West Seattle, it may not be a tough task. ( I’m sorry we did not meet due to technical issues, but we live in a COVID world. Still there are things to do. Keep on doing them!

  • Ann September 25, 2020 (6:59 am)

    And here is the June 3 Blog list, which I add only because there were extensive and useful comments:

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