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Living Liberally is dedicated to creating communities around progressive politics. Through social networks and events, they promote political engagement, and facilitate collaboration among progressive organizations. They believe that our political identity should be part of our regular lives. Too often politics is restricted to one day every four years, or to long, uninviting meetings in fluorescent-lit, linoleum-floored rooms. Instead, LL takes their politics where people gather, socialize, learn, love and live. By creating easy entryways into progressive political involvement, LL can help you can find a community that shares your values.

31st LD member Dan Scribner founded the Enumclaw chapter of Drinking Liberally. He invites you to join him 7:30 pm every Thursday at The Mint, 1608 Cole Street, Enumclaw, WA. Look for Dan in the "back room" - the area in the back.

PR Watch specializes in blowing the lid off today's multi-billion dollar propaganda-for-hire industry, naming names and revealing how public relations wizards concoct and spin the news, organize phony 'grassroots' front groups, spy on citizens, and conspire with lobbyists and politicians to thwart democracy. It exposes the hidden activities of secretive, little-known mega-firms such as Hill & Knowlton, Burson-Marsteller and Ketchum PR--the "invisible men" who control our political debates and public opinion, twisting reality and protecting the powerful from scrutiny.

The Alliance for Justice is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations. This is the website mentioned by speaker Frank Shoichet at our July 27 general meeting.

Evergreen Politics has become Politics.Laws. Washington state politics and policy, from a Progressive point of view.

Register to Vote

Fact Check is a place for an objective look at claims made on all sides of current political arguments.

Jeffrey Feldman's essays on current political topics, using the Lakoff techniques of reframing.

The Washington State Democratic Party website

The King County Democrats website

The Pierce County Democrats website

Progressive Majority. This is the website for the Washington State branch of the national group, Progressive Majority; dedicated solely to electing progressive champions to the state legislature and to take back the State Senate for the Democrats.

Democracy for America is a progressive group on the national level. This organization was founded by Howard-Dean-for-President supporters and blossomed into a grassroots progressive organization following the election.

Democracy For America blog

The Backbone Campaign is a grassroots effort to embolden citizens and elected officials to stand up for progressive values. Find here creative tools for citizens and the progressive movement.

Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell's website

Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell's website

Democratic Congressman Adam Smith's website, 9th Congressional district.

Republican Congressman Dave Reichert's website, 8th Congressional district. Make sure he hears your opinion.

Cascade Land Conservancy fills a unique niche as the largest land conservation, stewardship and community building organization in Washington State. For over 20 years, The Conservancy has led efforts to conserve more than 163,000 acres of forests, farms, shorelines, parks and natural areas. It has partnered with dozens of communities across the region to protect and restore our neighborhood trails and parks and helped cities make smart choices about future growth. Statement from their website.

Stop Fracking. Hydraulic fracturing is a controversial drilling technique which injects millions of tons of highly toxic chemical fluids into the ground to break apart shale and release natural gas. Even while scientists believe these chemicals may already be poisoning America's drinking water, the natural gas industry has unleashed a massive 34-state drilling campaign. Statement from their website.

Washington Public Campaigns inspires and mobilizes citizens to establish public funding of political campaigns to further government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Occupy Wall Street is a grassroots movement for the 99%. The movement questions and challenges the infrastructure that favors the wealthiest of Americans, the 1%, at the expense of the middle class and poor.

Return to Prudent Banking Act: H.R. 1489 is a bill that will restore some of Glass-Steagall. Learn more about the bill by clicking on the following links:
https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr1489 - POPVOX
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1489 - Govtrack
http://waliberals.org/return-to-prudent-banking/2011/07/02 - article by Brian Gunn

momsdemandaction.org Washington Chapter Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense
Twitter: @MomsDemand

http://hipinthe253.com/ The Happiness Initiative Project Tacoma - Pierce
HIP in the 253 (Happiness Initiative Project in Area Code 253) is a volunteer organization based in Tacoma, Washington.  Founded in 2012, it is part of a regional, national and international movement to promote greater happiness and build an economy of well-being.

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