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People’s Climate March 2015 – Our Lives, Our Work, Our Future
Join a diverse coalition of labor, communities of color, immigrants, environmental activists and others in this local action calling for global climate justice. March from City Hall to Occidental Park, where there will be a rally, music and speakers, including Naomi Klein.
When: Wednesday, October 14th, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue

The Climate March will be preceded by TPP Opposition Street Theater of a mock press conference.
When: Wednesday, October 14th, 4:15 p.m.
Where: Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle
A march follows the Street Theater presentation to City Hall to join the Climate March.
Send a letter to Congressional representatives telling them not to accept the TPP agreement.

Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans
2015 Annual Convention

Featured speakers include ARA Executive Director Rich Fiesta, WSLC Secretary-Treasurer Lynne Dodson and Social Security Works Communications Director Lacey Crawford.
When: Wednesday, October 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registration and light breakfast at 8:00 a.m.)
Where: Washington Education Association, 32032 Weyerhauser Way S, Federal Way
For more information, contact WSARA President Jackie Boschok.

Support Endorsed Candidates
A list of endorsed candidates and ballot measures are available on our website.

2015 MLKCLC Labor Neighbor
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our phone banks are NOT full. We need 20 callers each night. Please adopt a night.
Contact MLKCLC Political Director Dianne Gross to volunteer.

When: Phone banks for local races (King County, Seattle and other municipalities)
When: Every Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., plus Friday, October 30th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., Scare Out the Vote with WA-YELL
Where: IAM District 751, 9125 15th Ave S., Seattle

Don’t miss our last Super Walk of the season. We need to return 30th LD Representative Carol Gregory to the State House.
When: Saturday, October 17th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: UA Local 32, 595 Monster Road SW #213, Renton
To volunteer for the Super Walk or Tuesday evening 30th LD phone banks for Carol Gregory, contact WSLC Field Director Lori Province.

Endorsed Candidate Events
De’Sean Quinn for Tukwila Mayor
De’Sean Quinn, Tukwila Mayoral candidate, respects Tukwila’s historical working-class character and says, “Being pro-labor in our community means you believe in paying workers fairly; in treating workers fairly.” He rallied with Highline nurses in their hour of need and needs us now to rally with him.
Doorbelling Blitz with De’Sean
When: Sunday, October 11th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Crestview Park, 16200 42nd Ave S, Tukwila

Claudia Balducci for Metropolitan King County Council, District 6
What: Phonebanking
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Where: 14205 SE 36th Street, Bellevue 98006

What: Doorbelling
When: Every Saturday & Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Where: 14205 SE 36th Street, Bellevue
Weekday shifts are also available at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Call 509-901-1895 or email to schedule and get meet-up location.

Tim Burgess & Lorena Gonzalez for Seattle City Council
What: Reception
When: Monday, October 12th, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: SEIU 775, 215 Columbia Street, Seattle
Suggested ticket price: $30. RSVP to

Sandy Brown for Seattle City Council, District 5
What: Doorbell with the Browns
When: Saturday, October 10th, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Café Lati, 11003 35th Avenue NE, Seattle

What: Doorbell with the Browns
When: Sunday, October 11th, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bark! Espresso! 11335 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

RSVP to canvass

Carol Gregory for 30th Legislative District Representative, Position 2
Help us get Carol Gregory elected in the 30th LD. Recurring weekly volunteer opportunities:
What: Phonebanking

When: Monday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: 30th LD Dems, 33505 13th Pl. S, Federal Way

What: Doorbelling
When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m.
Where: 30th LD Dems, 33505 13th Pl. S, Federal Way

Rob Johnson, Seattle City Council, District 4
What: Working Families & Labor Supporters – A Day on the Doors
When: Saturday, October 24th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Vybe Communications Hub, 2226 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle
Questions and RSVPs can be sent directly to

Kshama Sawant for Seattle City Council, District 3
Kshama Sawant is running for Seattle City Council as a 100% pro-union leader. Big business is spending an incredible amount of money trying to take her down. Join in the campaign to reelect our champion!

Join the monthly labor event in support of Kshama just prior to our delegates meeting.
When: Wednesday, October 21st, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle Labor Temple. 2800 First Avenue, Hall 6

Click the following links for doorbelling and phonebanking opportunities:

Doorbelling Sign-Up Form
Phonebanking Sign-Up Form

For more information, call (206) 631-9480

Vandana Slatter for Bellevue City Council, Position 5
What: Phonebanking
When: Every Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 14205 SE 36th Street, Suite 100, Bellevue

What: Doorbelling
When: Every weekend
Where: Contact Field Director Taemin Um, 425-638-9356, for meet-up location

Best Starts for Kids
The Best Starts for Kids levy funds proven, preventative programs for children, giving them a better opportunity to reach their full potential in life. Healthier kids become healthier adults, benefiting our whole community. Sound Alliance is putting on two action assemblies, one in Kirkland and one in Seattle, to help get the message out about Best Starts for Kids.
Best Starts for Kids Action Assembly – Kirkland
When: Wednesday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church - 308 4th Ave S, Kirkland

What: Best Starts for Kids Action Assembly – Seattle
When: Saturday, October 17, 7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Where: University Unitarian Church - 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle

What: Phonebanking
When: Thursday, October 15, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Children’s Alliance office, 718 6th Avenue South, Seattle
Contact Children’ Alliance Mobilization Director Siobhan Ring to volunteer.

MLKCLC Committee Meetings
Diversity Committee – meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple. Next meeting: October 27th. For more information on the Diversity Committee, contact co-chairs Mike Andrew

Education Committee Book Groupnext meeting: October 19th at 5:30 p.m. in Room 310 of the Seattle Labor Temple. The reading assignment is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. For more information on the Book Group, contact Lou Truskoff

Mobilization Committee – meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Seattle Labor Temple. Next meeting: October 28th. For more information on the Mobilization Committee, contact co-chairs Paul Bigman or Ulysses Hillard

Stay Connected!
Keep up with MLKCLC by checking out our website or following our Facebook page. Looking for more local labor news? You can count on the Washington State Labor Council’s online publication, The Stand, to keep you informed.

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