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Sarah Augustine chosen as Chair of the 2021 Washington State Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Meet the newest member of the body that will attempt to redraw Washington State's legislative and congressional district boundaries for the next ten years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Brady Walkinshaw, April Sims to represent Democrats on 2021 Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Democratic legislative leaders in Washington have chosen the first Latino Redistricting Commissioner as well as the first woman of color and Black Redistricting Commissioner to help draw the state's 2021 legislative and congressional maps.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The greater Pacific Northwest could gain two congressional seats from 2021 redistricting

Excerpt: Oregon and Montana are projected to each gain one seat in the United States of Representatives following the 2020 decennial census.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: The People vs. the Politicians examines our republic’s illnesses

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The People vs. the Politicians, a film by Hedrick Smith.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Pacific Northwest unlikely to gain U.S. House seats in 2020 reapportionment, data indicates

Excerpt: Short­ly before Christ­mas, the Unit­ed States Cen­sus Bureau released its 2014 State and Nation­al Pop­u­la­tion Esti­mates. Strik­ing­ly, the data released by the Cen­sus Bureau shows that the Unit­ed States’ pop­u­la­tion is grow­ing at slow­est rate since 1937. There is a par­al­lel: Then, as now, we were wit­ness­ing a com­bi­na­tion of recov­ery from a weak econ­o­my […]
Written by:Richard Champion
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Why creating House districts could make the Washington State Legislature more diverse

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: The NPI team is pleased to wel­come Richard Cham­pi­on as a con­trib­u­tor to the NPI Advo­cate. Richard is a com­mit­ted Demo­c­ra­t­ic activist who cur­rent­ly serves as the 2nd Vice Chair of the King Coun­ty Democ­rats. He resides in the 30th LD and is active in the 30th LD Democ­rats. As with all posts […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Slade Gorton, Tim Ceis unveil proposed congressional district map for 2012–2021

Excerpt: At last, we have a map! Dur­ing a short meet­ing of Wash­ing­ton’s four mem­ber Redis­trict­ing Com­mis­sion on the Capi­tol Cam­pus this morn­ing, for­mer U.S. Sen­a­tor Slade Gor­ton and for­mer Seat­tle deputy may­or Tim Ceis — who had been tasked with draw­ing new con­gres­sion­al dis­trict bound­aries on behalf of the four-mem­ber com­mis­sion — unveiled the pro­pos­al they’ve […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s Redistricting Commission to unveil proposed congressional map tomorrow

Excerpt: With its dead­line for sub­mit­ting new con­gres­sion­al and leg­isla­tive dis­trict maps fast approach­ing, Wash­ing­ton’s four Redis­trict­ing Com­mis­sion­ers announced at a short, ten-minute meet­ing today that they are mak­ing sig­nif­i­cant progress in draw­ing up new maps, and expect to have pre­lim­i­nary pro­pos­als to make pub­lic tomorrow. The four com­mis­sion­ers — Slade Gor­ton, Tim Ceis, Tom Huff, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Darcy Burner launches third campaign for U.S. House, joins congressional sweepstakes

Excerpt: Declar­ing that “no one is above the law — not even the rich and pow­er­ful”, two-time Dave Reichert chal­lenger and Pro­gres­sive­Congress founder Dar­cy Burn­er for­mal­ly announced this morn­ing that she is run­ning for Con­gress for a third time after spend­ing the last few days ready­ing her new web­site and con­firm­ing to friends that she’s decid­ed […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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