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: May 2021

Read the legislation that Republicans have been passing to stop people from voting

Excerpt: Like primary sources? This roundup of anti-voter bills from Iowa, Georgia, Florida, and Texas contains the complete bill text of each bill Republicans have brought forth to disenfranchise millions of their constituents.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 24th-28th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate confirmation of Kristen Clarke and Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the filibuster of the bill to create a commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol, and a semifinal vote on the Endless Frontier Act.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Patty Murray has a strong early lead in 2022 U.S. Senate race, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: The veteran Democratic incumbent has a sixteen point lead over her likely Republican opponent Tiffany Smiley, according to a new survey conducted for the Northwest Progressive Institute.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democracy now: Washingtonians want the filibuster abolished in the U.S. Senate

Excerpt: 56% of respondents to our May 2021 statewide poll said that they support getting rid of the Senate filibuster, while 37% are opposed. 7% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most Washingtonians approve of President Joe Biden’s job performance, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 54% of respondents surveyed in May of 2021 told NPI's pollster that they approved of Biden's job performance, while 41% disapproved. 5% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government, Public Service
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Colleen Echohawk talks with NPI about her trailblazing candidacy for Mayor of Seattle

Excerpt: Read a transcript of the conversation between NPI's Ruairi Vaughan and mayoral candidate Colleen Echohawk, one of fifteen candidates vying to become Seattle's next elected executive in the 2021 cycle.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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George Floyd remembered around the world on the one year anniversary of his murder

Excerpt: At the White House, Floyd's family called for the evenly divided United States Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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WA Filing Week 2021: Taking a closer look at Seattle’s four citywide contests

Excerpt: Seattle has four citywide elected positions up for grabs in 2021, including the mayoralty.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 17th-21st)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the National Commission to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act and Senate nullification of another Trump regime rule that was hostile to workers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republicans appear ready to move on from cheating and voter suppression to soft coups

Excerpt: If safeguards cannot be put into place to protect ahead of the 2022 midterms, whether through federal legislation like H.R. 1, or court action, or fierce local resistance to bad state laws and dictates, we could be in huge trouble.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Filing Week 2021 has ended: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Friday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of the close of filing on May 21st, 2021? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In seeking to block a commission to probe the attack on the U.S. Capitol, top Republicans in Congress remind us their work is never done

Excerpt: The leadership of Republicans in Congress, prompted by Donald Trump, spent Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 hanging out to dry those House Republicans who want a September 11th style commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Meet the 2021 Seattle mayoral candidates: Former State Representative Jessyn Farrell

Excerpt: As a for­mer state rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­porta­tion advo­cate, Jessyn Far­rell has polit­i­cal expe­ri­ence in spades, and a rep­u­ta­tion as a smart nego­tia­tor and strate­gist.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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WA Filing Week 2021: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of Monday evening on Filing Week 2021? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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