NPI's Cascadia Advocate

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Daily Archives: August 19th, 2022

Tim Eyman’s lawsuit to force more anti-tax propaganda onto 2022 ballots gets quashed

Excerpt: A pro se lawsuit recently filed by right wing provocateur Tim Eyman that sought to load up Washingtonians' 2022 ballots with additional anti-tax propaganda has ended in failure after the State Supreme Court issued a special order deeming Eyman's legal challenge untimely, thus putting the kibosh on his scheme.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Netroots Nation 2022 — Day Two — Redistricting: What Happened? What Did We Learn? What’s Next?

Excerpt: Michael Li of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program opened Friday afternoon's redistricting panel at Netroots Nation by stating that although there have been historic gains in this redistricting cycle, “There are many maps in the country that are still widely skewed in favor of the party that drew them.”
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Netroots Nation 2022 — Day Two — Featured Panel: Disinformation and the Vote

Excerpt: This Friday morning at Netroots Nation, the conversation at the Disinformation in the Vote panel focused on how such efforts disproportionately target non-English-speaking communities.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Netroots Nation 2022 — Day One — Opening Keynote: All Eyes on Pennsyvania

Excerpt: Netroots Nation 2022 kicked off Thursday with a lively keynote speech from a long list of electeds, advocates and activists in Pennsylvania politics.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Netroots Nation 2022 — Day One — Featured Panel: Solving the Climate Crisis Starts with Combating Misinformation

Excerpt: Combating disinformation and misinformation starts with tracking where it is being spread and how far it's reaching. That is the goal of Phil Newell and Allison Fisher, two of Thursday afternoon's panelists, at Media Matters.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Netroots Nation 2022 — Day One — Featured Panel: Abortion access is both a disability issue and a queer issue

Excerpt: NPI spent some time on Thursday at a panel titled Dobbs and Roe: Queer, Gender-Expansive Visions for Abortion Care, featuring an all LGBTQAI+ panel, where they discussed the broader impacts of abortion access through the lens of queerness and disability. 
Written by:Caya Berndt
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