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People's Summit, Olympia, MLK Day

Annual PEOPLE'S SUMMIT, with workshops, rally, march, & lobbying, Monday January 18, 2010, Martin Luther King Jr Day. Workshops start at 830am.
Refer to Poverty Action Network website for details. Headquarters for the Summit is United Churches, diagonal from Capitol Campus, on Capitol Way. I'll leave Vancouver at 7am & still have room in my car.

nice! 17.Jan.2010 16:29

Joe Anybody

thanks for posting Den Mark ... I was just wondering what was happen around the local area when you posted this!

More details 17.Jan.2010 18:08

Gail Johnson

The People's Summit & March on the Capitol for Jobs & Justice
Monday, January 18- The March on Washington State for Jobs & Justice

Join us at the People's Summit & March on the Capitol on MLK, Jr. Day 2010 on Monday, January 18th 2010, a statewide coalition of community advocacy and grassroots organization will come together at the Capitol Theater for our annual lobby day in Olympia: The People's Summit & March on the Capitol. This is an opportunity for low-income people and allies to weigh in on issues that directly impact them and demand change.

9:00 AM Summit, Capitol Theatre, 206 5th Ave SE

11:30 AM March & Rally, Capitol Theatre & Capitol Campus

1:00 PM Workshops & Lawmaker Meetings, Capitol Campus

Join us as we urge our lawmakers to fight for:

* Affordable housing and mortgage foreclosure protections
* Opportunities for low-income families
* The protection of safety net programs and critical services
* Progressive revenue options For more information about this event or have your organization join as a sponsor, please contact Kate Baber.  kate@povertyaction.org

Organized by: Poverty Action, Washington CAN, Real Change, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, VOICES, POWER, One America, & Cord. To register, please visit www.povertyaction.org or call 206-694-6794 or 1-866-789-7726.

1 Location: Olympia Film Society

Related: POWER

Listed on www.lokiloka.com/olympia

Terrific Day 18.Jan.2010 17:50

Den Mark, Vancouver

Just back from People's Summit, Olympia. Great day of meetings, learning, march, rally, & lobbying our legislators for racial & economic justice. Over 600 of us. Lobby days for me are mostly to thank & encourage my legislators from 49, West Vancouver, among the most progressive in the state.

[Sorry about my mistake in the o.p. Headquarters for morning was indeed at Capitol Theater. I was thinking of Environmental Lobby Day on Jan 26, when headquarters will be at United Churches.]