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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Friday, November 19, 2010

    Spokane County, WA Focus

    SPOKANE PROGRESSIVE TALK RADIO:
    1280AM KPTQ Spokane

    Check out their weekly schedule here.


    NATIVE VOTE SPOKANE:
    The American Indian and Alaska Native population accounts for 2.36% of Washington’s eligible voting population, which translates to 103,352 votes in real numbers.

    Native Vote, is a nation wide resource for encouraging voter turn out in Indian Country. Organized by the National Congress of American Indians, get out the vote efforts in Indian Country have been supported by NCAI since 1955.

    For more information or to get involved contact:

    Jamie Sijohn
    Spokane
    (509) 458-6586
    jamies@spokanetribe.com


    For those who want to mix social and political fun, here is a Drinking Liberally group in Spokane:
    "Political Action Through Social Interaction"

    Spokane
    Every Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Working Class Heroes Bar & Grill, 1914 North Monroe Street - (509) 327-0448
    Hosted by Andrew Brewer


    SPOKANE DEMOCRATS:
    Join the local effort to fight for working and middle class Americans

    We believe that democratic principles are the foundation of a safe, stable, and prosperous future and that these principles must be woven into the fabric of our social, cultural, and economic lives.

    We declare our commitment to human rights, justice, and opportunity for all. Our platform is supported by our belief that government exists to accomplish for us collectively that which we cannot accomplish individually.

    More here: http://www.spokanedemocrats.org/index.cfm?page=platform.cfm

    Office:
    1003 East Trent Avenue, Suite 175
    Spokane, WA 99202

    (509)324-8525

    Email: Vote@SpokaneDemocrats.org

    Volunteer to help working and middle class Americans beat back the Republican agenda by clicking here.

    Check out their calendar of local Spokane Democratic events here.


    Greater Spokane Democratic Women's Club
    Meets the First Thursday of Each Month
    11:30am
    Percy’s Café Americana
    (U-City Mall, Sprague at University)

    Hear speakers and work on issues to make a difference!
    In 2004, GSDWC took the lead in preventing the privatization and stopped
    the near closer of the Spokane Valley Library.
    Of course men are welcome!


    SUSTAINABLE SPOKANE:
    Exploring Sustainability without settling in ideological nests. Always asking questions. Alignment with change and possibility. Transformation of Garbage into Gold. Reducing our harm/resource footprints while growing Eco-intelligence and happiness.

    Alternative energy and YOUR energy bill: YOU can be part of the solution for America by signing up to purchase your energy through a Green Power Provider. My wife and I have been doing this in NYC for years. All our energy usage is provided through wind energy generation on American farms. So we use clean energy AND help American farmers. It costs us three cents per kilowatt-hour more per month, but we feel great about it. Although our actual energy may come from anywhere, we are paying to purchase wind energy for the energy grid. Each state has different programs available, usually through yuor existing energy provider right on your existing energy bill. To find such options in Washington State, go here and pick your energy provider from the list. If you need help, you can email me and tell me who you get your bill from (don't give me any other info!) and I can tell you who to contact to go green through that energy provider. Or you can do the same thing using Renewable Energy Certificates through an organization that works with utility companies, though in this case it is a separate bill. One off the cheapest (.4-1 cent per kilowatt-hour), but still e-Green certified, ways to do this is through Good Energy. Or, for about half a cent per kilowatt-hour you can purchase renewable energy certificates through Carbonfund.org. ANY of these ways you do it, you are helping the environment, helping America, and helping cut carbon emissions.


    SPOKANE MAIN MARKET FOOD COOP:
    Open 7 Days a Week, 8am - 8pm
    44 West Main - Spokane - WA - 99201
    Phone: 509.458.COOP (2667)

    Main Market members share a passion for fresh, all-natural foods, community involvement and our environment. Your membership investment enables our co-op to support local, sustainable products as well as provide fair wages for our employees. Additionally, member benefits include a discount every time you shop and even deeper discounts on member sale days, Learn with Us educational classes, and delivery of our quarterly newsletter. If you'd like to know more about Main Market Co-op and the benefits of membership, please see our frequently asked questions.

    Let me add here that I am a member of my local food Co-op, the Park Slope Food Co-op, and joining helped us lower our food costs while also improving the quality and healthiness of the food we eat. I highly recommend joining your local food co-op both for economic as well as health reasons.

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