Keep Seattle Safe from White Supremacists

Official action for Sunday, August 12

One year after the violence of Charlottesville and the murder of Heather Heyer, hate groups across the nation are organizing to march again. Next weekend, Seattle will be visited by the hate group Patriot Prayer, a group fresh off of an armed march in Portland that ended with at least three people receiving medical treatment. As this potentially dangerous group approaches Seattle, we have two asks of the city:

1) That the site of the rally be made a no-gun zone.
2) That the police force not follow in the footsteps of the Portland police department, who broke up counter-protestors before turning their attention to the hate groups.

Emails:
Mayor Jenny Durkan: jenny.durkan@seattle.gov
Chris Swenson, Manager of Citywide Events: chris.swenson@seattle.gov
City Council: Find your councilmember at https://www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council

Sample script:
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip code]. I am concerned about the Patriot Prayer rally scheduled in Seattle for August 18. Given Patriot Prayer’s track record for violence, the city needs to take measures to protect the citizens of Seattle come Saturday. This includes making the rally a gun-free zone and focusing police resources on protecting citizens rather than breaking up counter-protestors.”

Background:
https://www.oregonlive.com/…/patriot_prayer_antifa_face_off…
https://www.nytimes.com/…/portland-protest-patriot-prayer-r…


Upcoming Events

Rally for Public Lands with Senator Maria Cantwell
Monday, 10:45-11:45 a.m.: 7201 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle 98115
https://www.facebook.com/events/497522710694803/

Join us on Monday to show support for America’s most important conservation program, the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)! Despite enormous bipartisan popularity, LWCF will expire in 51 days if Congress does not save it. This incredibly successful program uses zero taxpayer dollars and protects places all over our state and our country so that we all have the opportunity to get outside.

Senator Maria Cantwell is hosting a rally in Green Lake Park to urge Congress to save LWCF, our country’s most critical tool for preserving public lands large and small. Come over to the playfields next to Green Lake Community Center.

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Resist Trump Tuesday
Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Phone Bank Into Alaska to Pressure Sen. Murkowski's SCOTUS Vote
7-9 p.m.: Planned Parenthood, 2001 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA, 98122
https://www.facebook.com/events/276842793124202/

Seattle Indivisible is encouraging every member who can to volunteer to help with Planned Parenthood Votes' phone bank into Alaska! The goal is to call Alaska voters, patch them through to Senator Murkowski’s office, and have them leave a message asking her to block any SCOTUS nominee who doesn’t support Roe v Wade. Training and snacks will be provided!

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Weekly Meeting
Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.: Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

This meeting venue is wheelchair accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.


Good News

The merger that would have given far-right media giant Sinclair Media access to 73 percent of American households is dead. Tribune broadcasting is pulling out of the deal and suing Sinclair for breach of contract:
https://www.wired.com/s…/the-sinclairtribune-merger-is-dead/


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