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Three key NPI legislative priorities advance in Washington State House, all on the same day

Excerpt: Abolition of the death penalty, a statewide ban on plastic bags, and comprehensive sexual health education have each received an affirmative vote in their House committees of origin.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Washington State Senate votes to abolish the death penalty for the third year in a row

Excerpt: Legislation that would permanently abolish Washington's unconstitutional, immoral, and indefensible death penalty statute is returning to the House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Injustice must be exposed… to the light of human conscience”

Excerpt: Take a few moments to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Holidays
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I‑1000 in jeopardy with right wing poised to qualify Referendum 88 to November ballot

Excerpt: If a majority of Washingtonians votes Approved, I-1000 would remain the law of the land and go into effect. If a majority votes Rejected, I-1000 would be eliminated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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LIVE from Philadelphia: Netroots Nation 2019 opens with a focus on equity, justice for all

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the inaugural plenary session at America's largest annual gathering of progressive activists.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Live Coverage
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Death penalty legislatively abolished in New Hampshire by bipartisan supermajorities

Excerpt: Democrats and Republicans in the Granite State's House and Senate came together to override a gubernatorial veto, abolishing the death penalty in New Hampshire.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Fourth annual Rooted in Rights Film Festival puts disabled storytellers front and center

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the 2019 Rooted in Rights in Film Festival, where several groundbreaking films created by people with disabilities were screened.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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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
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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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
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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
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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