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: August 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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Netroots Nation 2022 — Day One — Featured Panel: Defenders of Democracy

Excerpt: Netroots Nation's “Defenders of Democracy” panel on Thursday morning focused on keeping personal abortion care stories on the forefront of campaigns and advocacy this November.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Representative Adam Smith to speak at NPI’s Nineteenth Anniversary Picnic (08/21)

Excerpt: Join us on Sunday, August 21st, 2022 to hear from Congressman Adam Smith, who will deliver the keynote address at our celebration of NPI's nineteenth anniversary.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (August 7th-12th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included congressional adoption of the climate and health focused Inflation Reduction Act as well as Senate confirmation of Constance J. Milstein to be the U.S. ambassador to Malta.
Written by:Targeted News Service
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Jim Ferrell falsely labels NPI’s Prosecuting Attorney contest research a “push poll”

Excerpt: Asked about our finding during an appearance on Jason Rantz's right wing talk show this week, Ferrell inexplicably went on the attack, falsely denouncing NPI's research as "a push poll" and declaring himself the victim of unfair practices.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Inflation Reduction Act passes the U.S. House, heads to President Joe Biden’s desk

Excerpt: The historic climate and health focused Inflation Reduction Act is one of the most consequential environmental bills ever enacted by Congress. It now heads to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle, TreePAC prevail over Master Builders in tree protection ordinance legal skirmish

Excerpt: Seattle Hearing Examiner Ryan Vancil rejected a challenge brought by the Master Builders of King and Snohomish counties to the city's determination that an update of its tree protection ordinance would not have would not have probable significant adverse impacts on the environment.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Kent stays ahead in sixth Top Two Count; Jaime Herrera Beutler concedes defeat

Excerpt: “Thank you, Southwest Washington, for entrusting me six times with the privilege of representing you in Congress," said Herrera Beutler. "Ever since I was first elected to this seat, I have done my very best to serve my home region and our country. Though my campaign came up short this time, I'm proud of all we've accomplished together for the place where I was raised and still call home."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Biden signs CHIPS and Science bill crafted by Washington’s own Maria Cantwell

Excerpt: Senator Cantwell does the grunt work of governing. She has repeatedly pulled progress out of a balky, divided body. She was able to get a Republican-controlled Senate to permanently authorize and fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Teaming with Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. On Tuesday, August 9th, she was right next to President Joe Biden as he signed into law a key bill she steered across the finish line to keep America technologically competitive.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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