West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

West Seattle Democratic Women @ Online
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

West Seattle Democratic Women will be having their November Membership Meeting via Zoom November 19th, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The program will be about the Electoral College and whether it should remain as our method of electing a President. KC Councilmember Joe McDermott, prime sponsor of the 2009 bill making Washington State the 5th State to adopt the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), will speak.

Reservations Required! Contact WSDW by the reservation deadline of 4:00 pm Thursday November 19th to obtain the Zoom codes required to access this virtual meeting. Email WSDW at wsdwomen@yahoo.com or call Karen at (206) 920-2231.

Hope to see you there!

City Councilmember Lisa Herbold: District Office Hours 2020 @ Various locations - see list
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

My first in-district office hours will be on THURSDAY January 30. I will be at the Southwest Customer Service Center (2801 SW Thistle St) from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The final meeting of the day will begin at 4:30 p.m.

These hours are walk-in friendly, but if you would like to let me know you’re coming in advance you can email my scheduler Alex Clardy (alex.clardy@seattle.gov).

Additionally, here is a list of my tentatively scheduled office hours. These are subject to change.

Friday, February 28, 2020
Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St

Friday, March 27, 2020
South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Avenue S

Friday, April 24, 2020
Southwest Customer Service Center, 2801 SW Thistle St

Friday, May 29, 2020
Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St

Friday, June 26, 2020
South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Avenue S

Friday, July 31, 2020
Southwest Customer Service Center, 2801 SW Thistle St

Friday, August 21, 2020
Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St

Friday, September 25, 2020
South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Avenue S

Friday, October 30, 2020
Southwest Customer Service Center, 2801 SW Thistle St

Friday, December 18, 2020
South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Avenue S

34th District Democrats’ reorganization meeting @ Online
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm

Our biannual reorganization will be held on January 13th at 7 pm. Elected PCOs will now turn to elect a Chair, 1st and 2nd Vice Chairs, two State Committeemembers, as well as King County Democrats Representatives and alternates. All members present will vote for a Treasurer and Secretary. This meeting will be led by representatives from the King County Democrats. The agenda for this meeting will be released when it is provided. The call for this meeting will be sent by the King County Democrats and will include the registration link.

Declared candidates for these roles are:

Chair – Carla Rogers
1st Vice Chair – Rachel Glass
2nd Vice Chair – Jordan Crawley
Treasurer – Julie Whitaker
Secretary – Sara Smith
State Committeemember (male) – Chris Porter
State Committeemember (female) – Janine Anzalota
King County Democrats Representative (male) – Richard O’Neill and Norman Sigler
King County Democrats Representative (female) – Leah Griffin
King County Democrats Representative Alternate (male) – Ted Barker
King County Democrats Representative Alternate (female) – Bunny Hatcher
Read the Candidate Statements to learn more.

Members may also run from the floor during the Reorganization meeting in January. Good luck to all the candidates who have stepped up to lead!

West Seattle Democratic Women hear from Rev. Harriett Walden @ online
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am

February 25th via Zoom: The West Seattle Democratic Women are offering a rare opportunity to hear a presentation by Reverend Harriet Walden, founder of Mothers for Police Accountability, member of Seattle’s Community Police Commission, and a well-respected community leader for her compassionate approach to challenging issues. The presentation begins at 11:45; pre-meeting discussion and short business meeting start at 11 a.m. To join us, email maryfisher1@comcast.net by 5 p.m. Wednesday. There will be time set aside for questions.

Colleen Echohawk mayoral campaign town hall @ online
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

Colleen Echohawk, candidate for Seattle mayor, announced today that her campaign is launching 40 virtual neighborhood Town Halls across Seattle to hear from voters about their top concerns about Seattle and the future.

“This is a people first campaign. What that means to me, above all, is that it is your voices, your stories, that will transform our shared values into an actionable, powerful vision for our community. This pandemic has created barriers to meeting together, but cannot keep us from connecting. My hope is that this virtual town hall series brings you to the forefront – all of you – essential, frontline professionals, first responders, tech workers, teachers and everyone in between. We have had time to tend to our frustrations, please join with me in a shift toward solutions.” said Echohawk.

The town halls will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and can be joined through the campaign’s website and social media channels. Echohawk announced the details of the first 7 Town Halls and will be announcing more details for the rest over the next 3 months.

Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 PM PST

West Seattle: Delridge/Westwood Village/Roxhill/Highland Park/High Point Town Hall w/ Colleen

The Elephant in the Democratic Party – Racism in Political Institutions @ online
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

March 27 (Saturday, 10:30-noon) we are presenting a special program called The Elephant in the Democratic Party – Racism in Political Institutions.

Our webpage: 34dems.org/the-elephant-in-the-democratic-party-racism-in-political-institutions/

Racism is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest and in liberal spaces. Join us for a 90-minute presentation which will cover the history of systemic racism in political institutions and Progressive policies, and how it continues today. As members and leaders in the Democratic Party, we will gain new tools on how we can listen, reflect, and engage in important conversations that are necessary as we continue the fight against racism.

Presented by Olgy Diaz, who serves as a PCO in the 29th Legislative District as well as on the Boards of Casa Latina, Institute for a Democratic Future, and the National Women’s Political Caucus of WA.

This is a FREE presentation offered to the community by the 34th Democrats.

ZOOM: bit.ly/Anti-Racist-34th

Dow Constantine’s campaign kickoff @ online
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm

County Executive Dow Constantine’s “honetown kickoff” for his re-election campaign – register here to get the link.

34th District Democrats’ April meeting @ online
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm

In April we will begin our Membership meeting with a special program. April is the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During this time, it is important to bring awareness to sexual violence and educate the community on prevention tactics. Sexual assault is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue, and it requires everyone’s help to bring it to an end.

This program will be presented by Riddhi Mukhopadhyay (she/her), who is currently the Executive Director at the Sexual Violence Law Center and has been with SVLC since 2012. Riddhi was as a sexual assault and hospital advocate prior to her legal career. Before joining SVLC, Riddhi practiced criminal defense and is a former Berkeley Law Foundation Legal Fellow and attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) where she represented immigrant detainees with mental health and competency issues. She currently serves by appointment on Washington State’s Gender and Justice Commission and the City of Seattle’s Immigrant & Refugee Commission. She is on the board for the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence and is adjunct faculty at the University of Washington School of Law. Riddhi received her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

The program will begin at 6:15 pm and will be followed by a Q&A session which will end at 7pm, when our monthly meeting will be called to order. This event is open to the community. Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/98150692239

Come learn about the challenges survivors of sexual violence face in our court system, the legislative rights survivors are gaining, and how the Sexual Violence Law Center works to uphold those rights and support survivors.
If you or someone you know have witnessed or been victim to an assault, please call 911; your local assault hotline; the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at 1-800-656-HOPE; or the National Center for Victim or Crime Victim Service Helpline at 1-800-FYI-CALL or 1-800-211-7996.

34th Website: https://34dems.org/sexual-assault-awareness-month-program-4-14