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.

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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 9th-13th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a Republican bill to roll back part of the Inflation Reduction Act and the adoption of several antiabortion resolutions pushed by Republicans.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (January 3rd-7th)

Excerpt: The week's only consequential vote was the fifteenth attempt to elect a Speaker of the House, which ended in a Pyrrhic victory for Republican Kevin McCarthy.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (December 5th-9th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House final passage of the Respect for Marriage Act and Senate confirmation of more than half a dozen of President Biden's judicial nominees.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (Nov. 28th — Dec. 2nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included congressional adoption of a resolution to avert a rail strike, Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, and House votes on bills to advance human rights and pregnancy care.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (November 14th-18th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Speak Out Act and the Lymphedema Treatment Act as well as the Senate's invocation of cloture on the Respect for Marriage Act.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 26th-30th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included congressional passage of the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act 2023, Senate confirmation of Arianna Freeman to the 3rd Circuit, and House passage of Representative Mary Peltola's first bill, the Food Security for All Veterans Act.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 19th-23rd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Presidential Election Reform Act and the Invest to Protect Act along with Senate ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and Senate confirmation of Florence Pan to be an appeals court judge.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 12th-16th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Preventing a Patronage System Act and Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Act along with Senate confirmation of several of President Biden's appellate nominees.
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 6th-9th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes consisted of Senate confirmation of ohn Z. Lee to be a judge on the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Andre Mathis to be a judge on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking youth activism, plants with Brian Wingbermuehle

Excerpt: In this seventh installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Brian Wingbermuehle, the youngest Democratic committee member for St. Louis County, about the challenges facing young progressive activists and protecting plants from climate damage.
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking worker organizing, ALU’s future with Chris Smalls

Excerpt: In this sixth installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with organizer and Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls about the unifying power of workers joining forces to bargain collectively and the future of the ALU.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking utilizing technology in organizing with Brian T. Smith

Excerpt: In this fifth installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Brian T. Smith about his organization's new social network, Unified.
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking ending felony disenfranchisement with Nicole Porter

Excerpt: In this fifth installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Nicole Porter, Senior Director of Advocacy for The Sentencing Project, about restoring fundamental liberties to those with felony convictions.
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking SCOTUS reform with Sarah Lipton-Lubet

Excerpt: In this fourth installment of NPI@NN (2022), NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Take Back the Court Foundation Executive Director, Sarah Lipton-Lubet, about adding justices to secure abortion rights
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