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Category Archives: Events

President Biden pitches plan to lower the cost of essential drugs at appearance in Auburn

Excerpt: The 46th President spoke not for the ages, but of years as a widowed parent of two little boys who could not afford childcare even as a U.S. Senator, as an aneurysm patient cared for by nurses.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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A look at President Biden’s Earth Day itinerary

Excerpt: It's not often that the President of the United States is here in our region for an occasion like Earth Day, but it's certainly fitting that he is. Here's an annotated look at his plans for the day, as announced by the White House press office.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Biden touches down at SeaTac, beginning state’s first presidential visit in six years

Excerpt: The President's itinerary includes a DNC fundraiser, an Earth Day event in Seward Park, and an Auburn appearance at Green River College to discuss lowering costs for American families.
Written by:Medhya Goel
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President Biden stops in Portland to tout Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Excerpt: The United States is finally taking meaningful steps to address its painfully deep infrastructure deficit, President Joe Biden declared today to a supportive crowd in Portland during his first visit to the Beaver State as Commander-in-Chief. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Biden is on his way to the great Pacific Northwest, travel pool says

Excerpt: The 46th President of the United States is on his way to Oregon and Washington State for his first official visit as Commander-in-Chief to both states, accompanied by a significant number of aides and advisors from the White House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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White House shares more details for President Joe Biden’s upcoming PNW visit

Excerpt: At the daily White House press briefing, Press Secretary Jen Psaki made public an initial list of supporting speakers at Biden's official events and elaborated on the themes for each.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Joe Biden returning to the PNW for Earth Day, will stop in Portland and Seattle

Excerpt: This will be Biden's first trip to Washington and Oregon as President. Biden has already been to Idaho as President, stopping in Boise for a visit as part of another trip out west that he took last year. Biden was most recently in Seattle in 2019 during a pre-pandemic fundraising swing as part of his presidential campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay to open NPI’s 2022 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: First elected in 2019 to represent the 2nd District, Councilmember Zahilay is an alum of Franklin High School Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania who has a long track record of successful community organizing. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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PNWcurrents Episode V is live: This month, we discuss the impacts of climate damage

Excerpt: Read the release announcement for the fifth episode of PNWcurrents, NPI's uniquely regional podcast. This episode features climatologists Karin Bumbaco of Washington, Larry W. O'Neill of Oregon, and Jeffrey Hicke of Idaho, who joined NPI's Caya Berndt to discuss the impacts of climate damage on the Pacific Northwest.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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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
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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
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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
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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
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, Party Politics, World Commmunity
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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
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