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: July 2021

Select committee on January 6th attack gets to work, hears testimony from police officers

Excerpt: Over the course of three and a half hours, four officers told their horrifying stories, describing the violence abuse they suffered at the hands of Trump's terrorist mob.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, World Commmunity
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Followers of Trump resist vaccination as delta variant unleashes fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic — with deadly ramifications

Excerpt: For half a year, Joe Biden's predecessor has had an opportunity to bring on board his followers. He could do a service to his country, but instead he serves only himself, as usual. The ramifications are deadly.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Most voters favor Seattle Charter Amendment 29 (concerning homelessness) out of the gate

Excerpt: A July 2021 survey of Seattle voters commissioned by NPI finds Charter Amendment 29 in a healthy position, with 61% of voters likely to vote in the current Top Two election saying they favor the amendment. Just 23% are opposed, and another 16% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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No surprise: Seattle voters’ top concern this election year is addressing homelessness

Excerpt: There is a strong desire for results over rhetoric. While respondents diverge on how to get there, they are in agreement that there needs to be action. What the city has done to date just isn't enough. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Oregon changes its ballot return policy to match Washington’s more voter-friendly laws

Excerpt: Beginning in 2022, Beaver State voters will be able to vote through the Postal Service and have their ballot count as long as it's postmarked by Election Day and received within seven days. That's a win for democracy and ballot access.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ready, fire, aim! NRCC ineptly tries to knock Kim Schrier for sponsoring NPI’s research

Excerpt: While it's not unusual for the NRCC to say bad things about Schrier, who they desperately want to defeat in 2022, this particular broadside was notable in that it also attacked NPI, and faulted Schrier for sponsoring our research!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cascadia needs climate action: Mother Nature is not giving the Pacific Northwest a bye, and activism is not something we can mail in

Excerpt: We are living in a climate emergency. Grassroots activism is crucial to addressing that emergency. It must continue, and it must expand. But it also must be supported in our nation's capital with serious climate action.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Nikkita Oliver has a big early lead over Sara Nelson for Seattle City Council Position #9

Excerpt: Two very different candidates appear likely to move on to the November general election in the race to succeed mayoral hopeful Lorena González on the Seattle City Council this year, with one enjoying a rather big early lead over the other.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Teresa Mosqueda well ahead of Kate Martin for Seattle City Council #8 with most not sure

Excerpt: 26% of likely August 2021 Seattle voters said they were voting for Mosqueda, while 55% said they were not sure. The remaining respondents said either that they would not vote (3%) or picked one of Mosqueda's opponents, like Kate Martin.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A three-way race for Seattle City Attorney: Pete Holmes barely ahead of two challengers

Excerpt: Nicole Thomas-Kennedy and Ann Davison are Pete Holmes' 2021 challengers for Seattle City Attorney. Each challenger has 14% support in a pre-Top Two election survey, while Holmes has 16%. Most voters are undecided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bruce Harrell, Lorena González lead in 2021 Seattle mayoral race with many undecided

Excerpt: 20% of 617 likely 2021 Top Two voters in Seattle surveyed before ballots dropped said they were voting for Harrell, while 12% said they were voting for González. 32% said they were undecided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Right wing media figures and Republican elected officials could save lives and prevent illness by championing COVID vaccines

Excerpt: There's an opportunity right now to save a lot of lives from being unjustly taken by a deadly virus. A really big opportunity.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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Most of Texas’ House Democrats just left the state to stop a voter suppression bill

Excerpt: By walking out, Democratic state representatives are leaving the Texas State House of Representatives without a constitutionally required quorum, which means that the House cannot conduct any floor business.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Canada gets its first Indigenous Governor General, weeks ahead of expected snap election call by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Excerpt: Mary Simon, an Inuit leader, will be the first in the job to come from Canada’s Aboriginal First Nations peoples.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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