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Friday, August 25, 2006

Best Roundtable Ever!

For those of you who've never been, the Pierce County Progressive Roundtable is the premiere networking forum for progressives in the South Sound! At least a dozen of us showed up, all with interesting things to say.

Here's just a few of the highlights:

Sallie Shawl
of the South Sound Peace and Justice Center told us that they just received their first paid organizer, a Lutheran from back East who is very excited about the Watada case and spreading the word about that.

Rich Anderson-Connelly of the Instant Runoff Voting Campaign gave us a rundown of what Proposition 3 will do and how we should pitch it to our friends and neighbors. (Use this meme: Voting yes on Prop 3 will end the notorious "Pick a Party Primary" and give you freedom of choice! How's that for democracy?)

And Jeff Richardson of America in Solidarity and Northwest Media Action spoke about the Labor Day Festival in Wright Park as well as the upcoming anti Free Trade event, Party for the Amazon! He also pitched his blog, The Tahoma Activist (sound familiar?) and encouraged folks to send him ideas for the calendar at - that calendar, by the way, is called The Tahoma Activist Calendar, and is a great way to find stuff to do to change the world!

Michelle Pizzo of the Roundtable's Steering Committee capped it off with a reminder that the Tahoma Progressive Media Conference is coming Saturday, October 7th, and it needs volunteers to be a success! Check it out at

Remember progressives, the Progressive Roundtable is your chance to get together and plan for the future, without those pesky pessimists and do-nothing Cons hanging around! Every fourth Friday from 7 to 9 AM, at the Commencement Bay Coffee Co. - 2354 S. Jefferson Ave. Tacoma, Washington!

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