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For Today

Vote!

Ballots for the special election to save Metro transit service must be postmarked by tomorrow, April 22. Make sure your voice is heard by getting it done today!

Having trouble making a decision? Check out Seattle Transit Blog's arguments in favor of Prop 1, the Seattle Times' counterpoint, the C Is for Crank's counter-counterpoint, and the King County Voter's guide for a snapshot of both sides

For Tuesday

Police Accountability Public Hearing

Head to city council chambers and share your opinion on the effectiveness of the city's police accountability system. (Or, if you're feeling shy, just watch online). 

The public hearing on police accountability, a joint meeting between the Seattle City Council and the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB), is a chance for the public to share their opinions before negotiations with the Seattle Police Officers' Guild (the police union) begin. The meeting starts at 5:30, but sign-up sheets for public comment will be available at 5.

Public Hearing on Seattle's Public Accountability System, Tue, Apr 22, 5:30pm, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, free.

For Wednesday

Wall Street in the White House

If the over-the-top government corruption on House of Cards and Scandal intrigue you, you might want to check out some real-world D.C. shadiness.

Journalist Nomi Prins has written about government bailouts and "backroom deals" and has a new book: All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power.

At this talk, Prins will discuss the 100-year-history of the mutually beneficial relationship between Wall Street and the White House.

Wall Street in the White House, Wed, April 23, 7:30–8:45pm, The Pub at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

 

Advance Notice for May 10

Haiti Babi's Legacy Mother's Day Fundraiser

The Seattle non-profit dedicated to creating income opportunities for struggling Haitian mothers hosts its second annual event featuring Carribbean cuisine from The Steel Pan, wines from local brands Proletariat Wines, O Wines, and Olympic Cellars, and a silent auction.
 
All proceeds go to the group's Haiti office, where mothers recieve training and produce baby blankets and hats for sale in the US.
 
Haiti Babi's Legacy Mother's Day Fundraiser, Sat, May 10, 5–8pm, The Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S, $25.

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