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: October 2021

Book Review: Not-so-hidden racism and profit define the sickness of “American Healthcare”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich, by Thom Hartmann.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
Tags: ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

East Link from the air: Get a bird’s eye view of Sound Transit’s new Line 2 light rail stations

Excerpt: This visually stunning special project, with eleven galleries of photos, showcases Sound Transit's forthcoming light rail extension linking Seattle to Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond across Lake Washington.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning, Series & Special Reports
Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

NPI launches VoteMaintained.org, a resource for navigating “advisory votes”

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute has created a new website for voters that provides guidance on how to respond to statewide "advisory votes" ... the three items (numbered #36, #37, and #38) that every Washington voter will see at the top of the 2021 ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Announcements, Elections
Tags: , ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

It’s a two-for-one holiday: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving and Indigenous Peoples Day!

Excerpt: The second Monday in October is an opportunity to honor our Tribal Nations and to give thanks for our blessings with not one, but two holidays.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Holidays
Tags: ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (October 4th-8th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Surface Transportation Extension Act, a Senate vote on raising the debt ceiling, and Senate confirmation of several Biden nominees.
Written by:Targeted News Service
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
Tags: , ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Transformative change comes from dialogue, not talking points, canvassing experts say

Excerpt: At Netroots Nation 2021, attendees were treated to a panel discussion on deep canvassing, which can get results that traditional canvassing methods can't. Read our recap of the discussion.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Education, Events, Public Service
Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Kathy Lambert belatedly apologizes for racist attack mailers as donors and endorsers flee

Excerpt: The incumbent Republican King County Councilmember said she had fired her campaign consultants at 1892 LLC, but stopped short of taking full ownership for the bad decisions her campaign has been making.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Representative Ayanna Pressley joins reproductive rights activists to discuss the necessity of expanding the Supreme Court

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the Netroots Nation 2021 featured panel sponsored by Demand Justice, which brought Renee Bracey Sherman, Katie O'Connor, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Kelsey Ryland, Sonja Spoo to discuss why expanding the Supreme Court is critical for protecting reproductive rights.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events
Tags: ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Biden-Harris administration restores Bears Ears and Grand Staircase National Monuments in Utah, which were gutted by Donald Trump

Excerpt: The monuments in Utah are a longstanding cause of environmentalists and rock climbers. They are also lands particularly cherished by Native Americans for their petroglyphs, pictographs, cultural sites, dwellings and sites used for traditional tribal rituals.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
Tags: ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Netroots Nation 2021 welcomes Tlaib, Barnes, Neguse, Granholm, McCarthy at first plenary

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the opening plenary session at Netroots Nation 2021, which featured Rashida Tlaib, Mandela Barnes, Joe Neguse, Jennifer Granholm, Gina McCarthy, and several other speakers.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Events, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
Tags: , , ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Harnessing the power of the Native vote: how Indigenous leaders are preparing for 2022

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of a Netroots Nation panel that explored what is being done and can be done to recruit Native Americans to run for office and turn out to vote in the 2022 midterms.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Elections, Public Planning, Public Service
Tags: , , ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Netroots Nation featured panel delves into the lasting effects of the January 6th, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol

Excerpt: Sarah Groh, Ted Lieu, Sarah Iddrissu, and Matthew Fuller joined Melissa Ryan for a conversation about the aftermath of the attack that Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress incited and directed against the nation's temple of democracy.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, National Defense, Party Politics, World Commmunity
Tags: , ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Netroots Nation panel looks at building long-term relationships beyond the campaign trail

Excerpt: Strategist Joe Sudbay, Representative Ricky Hurtado of North Carolina, Representative Anna Eskimani of Florida, and J.D. Scholten of Iowa discussed investing in progressive infrastructure over the long-term to secure repeat victories.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Events, Party Politics
Tags: ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment

Saving democracy one vote at a time: Democratic secretaries of state review the 2020 election and look ahead to 2022

Excerpt: Jena Griswold of Colorado, Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Shenna Bellows of Maine, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan joined Daily Kos' Carolyn Fiddler discuss their role in state government as well as the current threat to democracy.
Written by:Emma Goolsby
Categories:Elections, Events
Tags: , , , ,
Bookmark:Permalink | Leave a comment