Archive for May, 2012


Candidate for Governor, Jay Inslee, recently spoke to community leaders in Spokane.  Jay Inslee placed an emphasis on job creation and matching our educational system to the needs of the work force in Washington State.  As a U.S. Congressman, Jay helped create millions of jobs  accross the country through his vote for the Stimulus Bill.   An example right here in Spokane County, is the Demand Energy Project in Liberty Lake.

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Andy Billig Announces Run for the Washington State Senate

Justice, equality, safety, responsibility, and prosperity . . . those are the things we cherish. My goal in being a Representative is to take those values and put them into action, and you all helped me do that over the last two years. With your help, I was able to go to Olympia and fight for those values and put them into action.

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While Bank of America’s CEO and shareholders meet in Charlotte, NC, tomorrow, the 99% is took to the streets across the nation to protest BofA. As the economy declined, BofA made millions in profits by dodging taxes and foreclosing on homes, which hit communities of color especially hard.

Bad publicity is like kryptonite to big banks and big corporations—that’s why thousands of people are protesting, marching, and raising our voices in solidarity to draw the media’s attention to BofA’s shameless practices. Nearly 200 communities are standing up to Bank of America this week, and there’s one near you.   More rallies are coming (Much of this text came from an email by Cynthia Hamilton, May 8, 2012).

(Update: Some friendly mention of the 99% movement‘s opposition to big corporations appears at HorsesAss.org.  Goldy and his colleges are all around muckrakers of the muckiest and proponents of good.)

 

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While this may seem like a sudden decision to many, it was probably planned for a month or more by Senator Lisa Brown and her close supporters. Because she is the Senate Majority Leader and Democrats control the State Senate by a narrow margin, her decision not to seek re-election does have consequence.  However, Rep. Andy Billig, a Democrat, has declared that he is running for the open Senate seat in the 3rd Legislative District, and he should be a strong candidate.

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