PubliCalendar: Legislation, Literacy, and Sunday's Rally
Today's picks for civic nerds.
CityClub 2014 Legislative Preview
Get a first look at legislators' top priorities for 2014's legislative session and what they mean for you.
Moderated by Public Radio Northwest News Network reporter Austin Jenkins and KIRO 7's Essex Porter, the panel features the legislative leaders from the state house and senate four corners: Rep. Dan Kristiansen (R-39, Snohomish) and Rep. Pat Sullivan (D-47, Covington) the Republican and Democartic leaders from the house side, and their counteparts from the senate sdie, Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-34, Maury Island) and Sen. Rodney Tom (D-48, Medina), the Democrat who sides with the GOP in Olympia and heads up the conservative Majority Coalition Caucus.
CityClub's 2014 Legislative Preview, Fri, January 10, noon–1:30pm, Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine St, $55
Literacy Tutor Training
English literacy is a skill many of us take for granted. Give back to your community by learning strategies and techniques to help others tackle reading.
There are volunteer opportunities all over Seattle for working with ESL and adult students.
Literacy Tutor Training, Sat, January 11, 9am–3pm, 8500 14th Ave NW, $50 (for materials and book)
15 Now Rally
Kshama Sawant won her council seat on a $15 minimum wage platform. But, despite being inside the halls of power now, she's intent on keeping the grassroots supporters who elected her fired up in case she can't get the job done through the legislative system.
With her eyes on a potentail $15 minimum wage ballot initiative, she's keeping the pressure on City Hall from the outside as well.
Join Sawant, activists, and workers for the launch rally of the 15 Now Campaign.
Fight for 15! 15 Now Launch Rally, Sun, January 12, 2:30pm, King County Labor Temple, 2800 First Ave, free
Women's Caucus Annual Meeting
The National Women's Political Caucus of Washington annual meeting has a special event this year: an election for the new caucus president.
Linda Mitchell is stepping down after 10 years as president, and Sunday's meeting will feature a vote for her successor, as well as a panel discussion with new women mayors Nicola Smith (Lynnwood), Jennifer Gregerson (Mukilteo), and Laurie Gere (Anacortes).
All are welcome to attend the meeting, only members can vote in the election.
National Women's Political Caucus annual meeting, Sun, January 12, 4:30–6pm, 415 Bell Street, free
Advance Notice for January 20
MLK Day in the P-Patch
If you haven't yet signed up for an MLK Day of Service project, try this one. The Jackson Park P-Patch, a community garden in NE Seattle, is using the day of volunteering to prep the community beds used for food bank donations and to weed the garden of unwanted plants.
Comment on their Facebook page to let them know you're coming.
MLK Day of Service: Jackson Park P-Patch, Mon, January 20, 10am–4pm, Tenth Ave NE and 133rd St (just south of Jackson Park golf course), free
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