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.

Tag Archives: Safe Neighborhoods

Democratic State House hopeful Pastor Carey Anderson shot while out campaigning

Excerpt: Pastor Carey Anderson, a Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 30th Legislative District, was shot at close range by a BB gun Thursday evening.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Bipartisan group of U.S. Senators announces deal to advance modest gun safety package

Excerpt: Considering that the Senate has done pretty much nothing to protect Americans from the scourge of gun violence for decades, this is indeed a breakthrough. It is far from enough, but it is a start... and we have to start somewhere.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Patty Murray urges Republicans to stop blocking gun safety bills in the U.S. Senate

Excerpt: Washington State has shown what can be accomplished even in the face of strident opposition from the gun lobby, but Congress has not, because Senate Republicans have sadly blocked any and all progress to date.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Most Washington voters strongly support a ban on military-style assault weapons

Excerpt: A majority of likely 2022 voters in Washington State support a ban on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle, with over fifty percent expressing strong support, NPI's most recent statewide survey has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
Other Tags:,
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offers new legislation to prevent gun violence

Excerpt: While the U.S. Senate once more strives to come up with a watered down gun safety bill, the government of Canada is preparing decisive action to cap gun culture and get military-style assault weapons out of Canadians’ hands.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Republicans lament slaughter of kids and teachers in Uvalde, but make it clear they’ll do nothing to stop it from happening again

Excerpt: Republicans cannot go against the NRA and the groups aligned with it, not even after the slaughter of schoolchildren and their teachers in a Republican-run state.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Fifteen slaughtered in Uvalde, Texas by gunman who targeted elementary school

Excerpt: The shooting is the country's deadliest so far this year, and horrifically similar to a shooting from almost ten years ago, in which a gunman attacked Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Two NPI priority bills get concurrence and head to Governor Jay Inslee for signature

Excerpt: Senate Bill 5228 (providing flexible new revenue authority to Sound Transit) and House Bill 1630 (prohibiting the carrying of weapons at local government meetings and election sites) have completed their journey through the legislative process.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Public Planning
Other Tags:,
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Washington State Senate passes two critically important gun safety bills in evening session

Excerpt: A pair of extremely important, much needed gun safety bills previously approved by the House of Representatives each received constitutional majorities in the Washington State Senate on March 1st, 2022 and are one step closer to becoming laws.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Ban on high-capacity gun magazines very popular with Washingtonians, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 60% of 700 likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for NPI from February 17th-18th expressed support for reducing the scope of gun violence in our state by banning the sale of high-capacity magazines.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:,
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

A huge majority of Washington voters support prohibiting guns at local government meeting facilities and election sites, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 66% of seven hundred likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling for NPI expressed support for taking action to prevent gun violence and protect our democracy while just 29% were opposed and 5% were not sure. 57% of the total surveyed expressed strong support.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Two bills to polish and refine 2021 police reform laws clear Washington State House

Excerpt: House Bill 1719 and House Bill 1735 received nearly unanimous support in Friday afternoon floor action.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

As police reform laws take effect, Republicans dust off their old fearmongering playbook

Excerpt: The Republican political strategy in this Washington is straightforward. Try to negatively define the Democrats’ legislative agenda and deploy fear to turn voters against the Evergreen State's current governing political party. 
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Militant right wing violence and intimidation is sadly as American as cherry pie

Excerpt: For more than half a century, the police have treated right wing demonstrators and even terrorists differently than left wing demonstrators, a distinction that was again apparent on January 6th, 2021.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed