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Barbecue, Beers and Bounces: Meet the Union Candidates

Labor is big in South King County and we've endorsed 25 candidates, many of them union members, who are invested in improving the lives of workers. Join us on Saturday at our first ever Barbecue, Beers and Bounces, to meet the candidates and enjoy the award winning BBQ creations from Officer Kevin Stuckey. Bring you family and friends – the entire community is invited!  
What: Barbecue, Beers and Bounces
When: Saturday, May 20th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: IBEW Local 46, 19802 62nd Avenue South, #105, Kent 
RSVP:  Katie Garrow if you plan to attend.

Larry Brown for Auburn City Council Kickoff! 

Aerospace Machinists Legislative Director and MLKCLC Executive Board Trustee Larry Brown is running for office! Join Washington State Council of City and County Employees, Teamsters Local 117, Laborers Local 242, and the Seattle-King County Building & Construction Trades Council for the campaign kickoff celebration.
What: Larry Brown for Auburn City Council Kickoff 
When: Tuesday, May 23rd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Aerospace Machinists District Lodge 751, 201 'A' St SW, Auburn
Facebook: View and share the event on Facebook!

Amazon People's Shareholder Event

Like it or not, Amazon is our neighbor, and like a good neighbor they need to share with us their vision for a sustainable future for us all. With Amazon's expansion our communities have been negatively impacted with skyrocketing housing costs, traffic gridlock and more. Join a group of labor, community and faith organizations to demand Amazon take responsibility for it's ever expanding footprint. Click here to view the Facebook event. 
What: Amazon People's Shareholder Event 
When: Tuesday, May 23rd, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Where: Freemont Foundary, 154 North 35th St. Seattle

Responsible Growth is the Way Forward for UW Expansion

The U District Alliance is a coalition of labor, faith and community organizations that are working to develop principles around smart and responsible growth for the UW Seattle campus. Come discuss and ratify a set of  "Principles for a Responsible UW." Invited guests include Seattle City Council staff and the Mayor's office, the UW president and regents and legislators from the 43rd and 46th districts. Light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. View and share the flyer. RSVP by clicking here
What: Campaign for a Responsible UW 
When: Thursday, May 25th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: University Methodist Temple,  1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle

Join HEA for the  Sign Waving Campaign to Fully Fund Schools

HEA members are sign waving throughout the community to make sure everyone knows our legislature needs to meet their paramount duty for all students in Washington. Let's unite, pack these intersections to send the message to the community that OUR KIDS CAN'T WAIT. Feel free to join HEA members on any of the dates and locations below. 
What: Sign Waving Campaign to Fully Fund Schools
When: Tuesday, May 23rd, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: SW 107th & 16th Avenue SW and/or 148th & 1st Avenue South

When: Tuesday, June 6th, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: 178th - I-5 overpass and/or Hwy 99 & 518 overpass and/or 200th & 99 Light Rail Station

Krystal Marx for Burien City Council Campaign Kickoff

Join Krystal, her family and friends in celebration as she kicks off her campaign for Burien City Council, Position 7. Krystal will explain her vision for community involvement, addressing homelessness and representation for ALL of Burien. The event is a free, all-ages, and light appetizers will be served. 
What: Krystal Marx Campaign Kickoff 
When: Monday, May 22nd, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Black Zia Cantina, 15212 6th Avenue SW, Burien
Facebook: View and share the event on Facebook!

May 17th COPE Endorsements

At the May 17th Delegate's meeting the following candidates were endorsed: 
City of Auburn Mayor, Nancy Backus 
Burien City Council, Position 5, Nancy Tosta   
Des Moines City Council, Position 1: Anthony Martinelli  
Des Moines City Council, Position 5, Harry Steinmetz
City of Federal Way City Council, Position 2, Jesse Johnson 
Kent City Council, Position 6, Toni Troutner 
SeaTac City Council, Position TBD, Shaunie Wheeler 
Seattle City Council, Position 9, Lorena Gonzales 
Tukwila City Council, Position 1, Verna Seal
Tukwila City Council, Position 5, Zak Idan
Tukwila City Council, Position 7, De'Sean Quinn 
Port of Seattle, Position 1, John Creighton 
Port of Seattle, Position 3, Stephanie Bowman
Port of Seattle, Position 4, John Persak

For the complete list of our 2017 endorsed candidates click here.

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