NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Monthly Archives: August 2018

Shannon Hader concedes in the 8th CD after early returns put her in fourth place

Excerpt: Shannon Hader came up short in her campaign to take on Dino Rossi in Washington's 8th Congressional District, but she says the effort to #Flipthe8th will go on.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Dr. Kim Schrier celebrates a close second place in 8th Congressional District contest

Excerpt: Kim Schrier is the Democratic candidate who is likely to face Dino Rossi in the November 2018 general election.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Here comes the blue wave: Early Top Two returns suggest a Democratic tsunami in 2018

Excerpt: Washington's Democratic Party is poised to drastically increase its legislative majorities and has a chance of picking up not one, not two, but three U.S. House seats this autumn, early returns in the state's August Top Two election suggest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s Top Two Election Day in Washington State – don’t forget to vote!

Excerpt: Today is Election Day! Have you voted? Have you checked in with family and friends to make sure they have voted?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mainstream Republicans working to elect Rodney Tom in the 48th Legislative District

Excerpt: The Mainstream Republicans - who are part of the Republican Party apparatus in Washington State - have endorsed Rodney Tom and are spending money urging voters in the 48th District to support his candidacy. See their mailer for yourself.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the candidates vying to succeed Kris Lytton in the 40th LD: Tom Pasma

Excerpt: Read NPI’s profile of Tom Pasma, a candidate for State Representative in Washington’s 40th Legislative District. Pasma is among six candidates vying to succeed retiring Democratic State Representative Kris Lytton.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Patty Kuderer hopes to return to Olympia to build a more inclusive, healthy Washington

Excerpt: State Senator Patty Kuderer (D-48th District: Bellevue) recently spoke with the Northwest Progressive Institute about her priorities for 2019-2022, should she be reelected to a full term in the Washington State Senate.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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LIVE from New Orleans: Candidates in tough races take center stage at close of NN18

Excerpt: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Bill de Blasio. Randall Woodfin. Paulette Jordan. These and other candidates and elected officials made Netroots Nation 2018's closing keynote a plenary to remember.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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LIVE from New Orleans: Netroots Nation 2019 to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Excerpt: Next year, Netroots Nation will be heading to the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love. Learn more about plans for next year's convention.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from New Orleans: Netroots Nation hears what progressive women of color are doing to lift up communities across America

Excerpt: Netroots Nation 2018's second plenary session featured speeches from Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, but the highlight was a panel discussion featuring women leaders who are working to lift up communities across America through electoral organizing and movement building.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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LIVE from New Orleans: Why avoiding talking about race is inauthentic and ineffective

Excerpt: When we don't directly address race and dog whistle messages, people know that we aren't being honest. But when we call it out and address it, we build trust and authenticity. Invoking cross-racial solidarity helps to get past people's cynicism.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: Thinking and uniting across issues to protect our federal judiciary

Excerpt: Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination can be blocked. At Netroots Nation, a distinguished panel of activists with expertise in opposing extremist right wing judicial nominations discussed what it will take to keep Kavanaugh off the bench and deny Trump and McConnell a victory.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: America’s housing crisis is an issue for everyone, everywhere

Excerpt: The federal government has failed to address this growing crisis in our country, and that really needs to change in order to adequately address the problem. This is an issue where progressives can and should be leading.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: A synopsis of films and filmmakers at Netroots Nation 2018

Excerpt: Learn about documentary films selected by Screening Liberally for viewing at Netroots Nation 2018.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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