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Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die; Jay Inslee says session a huge success

Excerpt: The 2019 Washington State legislative session has adjourned Sine Die. Read NPI's recap of the session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A huge win for inclusion and opportunity: Washington State Legislature adopts I-1000

Excerpt: The House and Senate have approved an initiative that would allow Washington to remedy discrimination faced by underrepresented and disadvantaged communities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy
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Legislation to abolish death penalty won’t get a vote in the Washington State House in 2019

Excerpt: Speaker Frank Chopp has blocked the Washington State House from voting to abolish the death penalty during the 2019 legislative session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Abolition now! NPI urges Senate Law & Justice Committee to end the death penalty

Excerpt: Read the Northwest Progressive Institute's testimony in support of Senate Bill 5339, which would end the death penalty in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Senate sends bill to perfect De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 to Governor Jay Inslee

Excerpt: A bill that polishes De-Escalate Washington's successful Initiative 940 has cleared the Legislature unanimously, without a single dissenting vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Washington State House unanimously passes legislation to adopt new I-940 compromise

Excerpt: And they're off! The Washington State House of Representatives has passed its first consequential bill of the 2019 session, concerning law enforcement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: “One day the South will recognize its real heroes”

Excerpt: Take a few moments to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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VICTORY! Death penalty abolished in Washington by order of State Supreme Court

Excerpt: IT'S OVER. The death penalty has been ended in Washington State by court order! All death sentences have been converted to life imprisonment. Now it's time for the Legislature to change the RCWs and affirm we are a state that values justice.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from New Orleans: Why avoiding talking about race is inauthentic and ineffective

Excerpt: When we don't directly address race and dog whistle messages, people know that we aren't being honest. But when we call it out and address it, we build trust and authenticity. Invoking cross-racial solidarity helps to get past people's cynicism.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Live Coverage
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NPI poll finds 69% of Washingtonians favor life in prison alternatives to the death penalty

Excerpt: An overwhelming majority of Washingtonians would rather send convicted murderers to prison for life than execute them, a recent poll commissioned by the Northwest Progressive Institute has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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SIFF Documentary Review: “The Most Dangerous Year” highlights the urgency of the fight for transgender rights

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "The Most Dangerous Year", premiering at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Documentary Review: LA 92 tells the story of the riots that tore apart the Southland

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of LA 92, a film by Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin that tells the story of the riots that tore apart the Southland using only archival footage.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Victory! House Judiciary Committee advances bill to abolish the death penalty (SB 6052)

Excerpt: Legislation to abolish the death penalty moved a step closer to Governor Jay Inslee's desk today when the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to advance Senate Bill 6052, prime sponsored by Republican Senator Maureen Walsh.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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VICTORY! Washington Voting Rights Act wins approval in the state Senate for the first time

Excerpt: After having passed the DISCLOSE Act, same-day voter registration, and the capital budget earlier this week, our Senate today voted for the first time to adopt the Washington Voting Rights Act (SSB 6002), liberating a bill that had been stuck in the Senate Republicans' graveyard of progress for years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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