NPI's Cascadia Advocate

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

Monthly Archives: January 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nonviolent direct action is what makes negotiation possible

Excerpt: Take a few moments to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Holidays
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted on Donald Trump’s removal

Excerpt: How did United States Representatives from the Pacific Northwest vote on two resolutions seeking Donald Trump's removal? Find out in this edition of Last Week In Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
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Loren Culp, Stephen Pidgeon scrap their absurd lawsuit against elections officials

Excerpt: In an attempt to explain their retreat, Culp and Pidgeon offered a plethora of excuses to their rabid right wing followers during a Facebook Live event, none of which were true.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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NPI again urges Washington State Legislature to embrace equity with a capital gains tax

Excerpt: Voters in Washington State have told the Northwest Progressive Institute they support a capital gains tax on the wealthy for six years running. It's time to act.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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Republican lawmakers are still harping about building access, even after attack on Capitol

Excerpt: So much for "Law and Order!" and respecting law enforcement. Once again, Republicans have proven that they are wholly unwilling to accept the rules and standards that they want to impose on everybody else.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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America’s wrong wing tries bevy of ploys to recover from the trashing of the U.S. Capitol

Excerpt: How does the right -- or, more accurately, wrong -- wing plan to regroup with President-elect Joe Biden assuming office?
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Donald Trump has become the first person holding the presidency to be impeached twice

Excerpt: Voting two hundred and thirty-two to one hundred and ninety-seven, the House agreed to transmit a single new article of impeachment to the Senate. Every Democrat who participated in the vote backed the article, along with ten Republicans who crossed over.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government
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Jaime Herrera Beutler will be one of the Republicans voting to impeach Donald Trump

Excerpt: We still don't know how many Republicans will vote to impeach. But we do know that at least one from our region will be among their number, and that is Jaime Herrera Beutler, who represents the 3rd Congressional District, spanning Southwest Washington.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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NPI calls on Pacific Northwest congressional delegation to impeach Donald Trump — again

Excerpt: Read a letter from the leadership of the Northwest Progressive Institute to the region's members of Congress urging them to impeach Donald Trump for a second time.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Open Government
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Progressive champion Representative Pramila Jayapal has tested positive for COVID-19

Excerpt: Sad news to share: our own Representative Pramila Jayapal says that she has tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Read her full statement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Open Government
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2021 legislative session begins in Olympia with a series of defeats for pro-Trump forces

Excerpt: After months of planning and preparation, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate gaveled their respective chambers to order and promptly proceeded to adopt rules providing for the first ever mostly remote legislative session
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 4th-8th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included adoption of House rules for the 117th Congress and the defeat of two objections to the counting of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' Electoral College votes.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Trump’s deplatforming accelerates as Twitter finally bans him and several of his associates

Excerpt: "In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action," the company said in a statement announcing its action.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Scramble for the Senate: Democrats finally prevail in their quest to regain a majority

Excerpt: With the victories of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, the Democrats have secured tenuous control of the upper house of Congress.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections, Party Politics
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