Official Daily Action for Wednesday March 20, 2019
There's an election going on right now in King County. Didn't know? Neither did we! To vote for candidates for the King Conservation district, you have to opt in to get a ballot.
Request a Ballot Here: http://kingcd.org/about/board-of-supervisors/elections-and-appointments/
Your Ballot will take about 5 business days to arrive, and must be postmarked by March 29th.
You can also cast a ballot in person at a Polling Station now available at KCD’s Office at 800 SW 39th St, Suite 150, Renton, WA 98057. This polling station is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm (PDT) Monday-Friday through March 29, 2019.
What is the King Conservation District, you might ask? We didn't know either. From the election website linked below:
"King Conservation District (KCD) is a natural resources assistance agency authorized by Washington State and guided by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Our mission is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources through responsible stewardship." http://kingcd.org/about/
"KCD serves a unique purpose: engage the private sector in preserving and enhancing our natural environment across the region. KCD accomplishes this by helping private landowners learn how to best care for the land and resources. This voluntary engagement compliments the regulatory aspects of other government entities. Given that private land is more than 60% of the whole, and given the budget challenges ahead, KCD’s mission and mandate are increasingly important."
"One important thing the KCD does is a native plant bare-root sale every year, which provides low-cost native plant specimens to help restore native habitat. (I have used this native plant sale for 7-8 years now, it's a great benefit if you want to restore habitat without breaking the bank. A 10-plant bunch of Vine Maples for $10, a 10-plant bunch of Western Hemlocks for $18...)” http://kingcd.org/about/faqs/
Learn about the Candidates
You can learn about the election process and the candidates at the same location: http://kingcd.org/about/board-of-supervisors/elections-and-appointments/
and watch some videos of them over at the King County Democrats Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=317913105582888&id=10254683449&_rdr
On March 5, banking giant JPMorgan Chase divested from private prison companies, in response to protests. We had missed this bit of success. Protests work!