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For Today

Phone Bank to Stop Bus Cuts

Supporters of Proposition 1, endorsed last week by the lefty homeless advocates at Real Change, are seeking extra ears to work the phones and save buses and roads around the city. Any prospective helpers need only RSVP and appear to earn a workspace complete with a desk, phone, and a long list of numbers.

Phone Bank to Stop Bus Cuts, Tue, Apr 15, 5:30–8pm, Washington Conservation Voters, 1402 Third Avenue, Suite 1400, free.  

For Wednesday

Community Advisory Meeting on a New Director of Transportation

The city of Seattle is seeking a new director for the Seattle Department of Transportation, but they can't get it done without a little help from the average citizen.
Mayor Ed Murray's office has been working to come up with a list of qualities Seattleites want in the new SDOT head via meetings and online surveys, and Wednesday's Community Advisory Meeting marks the final formal discussion on the schedule. 
Community Advisory Meeting on new SDOT Director, Wed, Apr 16, 2–4 pm, Norman B Rice Room at City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, free.

For Thursday

Wage Gap Panel

77 cents on the dollar—that's how much women make in comparison to men, right? Yes and no.

The wage gap varies from place to place: in 2012 in Wyoming women made 64 percent of their counterpart's salaries, while in Washington, D.C. in 2012, women made 90 percent. It also varies among different groups—Hispanic women make 53 percent of what white men make.

Radical Women Seattle and the Freedom Socialist Party are sponsoring a panel on the wage gap. Discussing race and gender discrimination, the panel will also touch on Seattle and its affordability for underpaid workers.

Wage Gap Panel, Thu, Apr 17, 7pm (doors open at 6:30 for snacks), New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, free (donations welcome).

Advance Notice for May 8

2014 Power of Choice Awards & Celebration

Occidental College politics department chair Dr. Caroline Heldman headlines this National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) benefit event recognizing State Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-44, Lake Stevens) and West Seattle Rep. Eileen Cody (D-34, W. Seattle) for their work in sponsoring the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Cody introduced the bill in the house, where it was passed for the third year in a row, while Sen. Hobbs kept getting shut down by Sen. Rodney Tom (D-48, Medina) (bye bye) and his Republican-controlled Majority Coalition Caucus.

All proceeds from tickets and donations will go to the NARAL Pro-Choice Washington PAC.

2014 Power of Choice Awards and CelebrationThurs, May 8, Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S,  $75–$5000. 

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