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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Dr. Kim Schrier to speak at NPI’s Sixteenth Anniversary Picnic on Saturday, August 24th

In just a few weeks, the team here at the Northwest Progressive Institute will be hosting our annual summer anniversary picnic at Redmond’s Perrigo Park to commemorate NPI’s founding. This year, we’re celebrating our sixteenth anniversary (yes, it’s NPI’s Sweet Sixteen!), and we’re delighted to announce that U.S. Representative Kim Schrier will be our featured speaker.

Kim Schrier addresses the Washington State Democratic Convention

Kim Schrier addresses the Washington State Democratic Convention (Photo: Andrew Villeneuve/NPI)

Schrier represents Washington’s 8th Congressional District, which spans the Cascade Mountains. It includes portions of King County, Pierce County, Kittitas County, Douglas County, and Chelan County.

The daughter of an elementary school teacher and an aerospace engineer, Schrier has often said that she thought she’d never leave pediatrics… that is, until Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and the Republican-controlled Congress 115th Congress came along and tried to take away the healthcare of millions of Americans.

Disgusted by Dave Reichert’s refusal to stand up to his party and put his constituents’ health before Donald Trump’s agenda, Dr. Schrier became a candidate for Congress. Voters elected her and she is currently serving her first term.

Healthcare has of course been a major focus for Representative Schrier since she was elected, but she’s also been working on electoral reform, responding to Donald Trump’s harmful tariffs, and wildfire preparedness. Last week, Representative Schrier announced her support for a Trump impeachment inquiry.

Join us to get an update from Representative Schrier about what’s happening in the 116th Congress on Saturday, August 24th at 5 PM.

We cordially invite all Cascadia Advocate readers to join us for the picnic.

As in the past, we are not charging admission to this event, but we do ask if you can make a donation of $25 or more if you can afford to. All proceeds raised from the picnic will support NPI’s essential research and advocacy.

When you RSVP, you may specify if you would like a salmonburger, hamburger, hot dog, or gardenburger. We’re proud to serve hamburgers made with grass-fed beef from cows that were raised locally in the Snoqulamie Valley.

You can also RSVP on behalf of family and friends who will be coming with you. It’s important you RSVP so we know how much food to get for our guests. At NPI, we are zealously committed to reducing waste.

Please bring your own reusable water bottle to the picnic if you have one, as we will have a dispenser where you can refill your Klean Kanteen, Hydro Flask, or equivalent container with chilled water. Bottled water will not be provided, but compostable cups will be available for those without water bottles.

In keeping with our efforts to reduce waste, all food scraps and discarded containers from the picnic will either be composted or recycled.

We hope you can join us on Saturday, August 24th for a thoughtful discussion about the critical issues facing our country and our region.

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