Archive for October, 2013

Per an email I received from Climate Solutions.

ppcWe can build a better future for our kids, but we need
your help.   

csGovernor Inslee and his Climate Workgroup are coming to Spokane and they want to hear from you! On October 16th, they’re holding one of three statewide hearings, in Spokane. This is your chance to demand solutions from our leaders that are on scale to meet the climate challenge. And this is the time to let them know you want them to invest in growing our clean energy economy.

What:  Public hearing on how Washington achieves our climate pollution reduction goals – Governor Inslee will be there and wants to hear from you!

When:  Wednesday, October 16, 5-8:30 pm.

Where: Music Building Auditorium (Bldg. #15, Room 110), Spokane Falls Community College campus at 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane.

Why: The Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup will recommend policies to meet Washington’s greenhouse gas emission limits. Tell them what climate action means to you and why you want to see bold action!

Want to do more? Contact Jace Bylenga at or at 269.377.5658 to find out how you can help.

Please RSVP today.

Hope to see you there!  And please spread the word on Facebook.


   Joelle Robinson
   Field Director

P.S. Learn more here from Sightline Institute and we need everyone to comment whether you are able to attend or not.

Cowan and Waldref: Hard Work and No Rest

Larry and Rich (4 by 5)Two candidates stand out this year. Those are Democrats Amber Waldref for Spokane City Council and Rich Cowan for State Senate 6th Legislative District.  Lots of local candidates work hard, so that is not what sets them apart. They are unique this year because they are working hard, and they don’t have to.

Amber Waldref

Spokane City Councilwoman Amber Waldref does not have an opponent this year, but she is still knocking on doors and registering voters in fall weather. She is that committed to expanding the Democratic base, and Eastern Washington Voters is helping her.

Rich Cowan

Democrat Rich Cowan is running in 2014 against Republican incumbent Senator Michael Baumgartner for the 6th Legislative District Senate seat. Rich has already started door belling, and Eastern Washington Voters is also helping. It is 13 months before.

To the right is a picture of Rich Cowan (left) and EWV volunteer Larry Hampson (right) after an afternoon of door belling and registering voters.






New Staff: Amara Fiegel

Amara (3 by 2)We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our new staff, Amara Fiegel. Since Amara joined the team, we’ve engage more volunteers, and voter registration has grown exponentially.

Amara said “I love the idea of making the Spokane area more progressive. When I was looking for a job I was selective about where I sent my resume. I wanted a job that I could believe in.”

She went on to say, “There is a certain energy that a person gets when working next to people with complete passion for what they are doing. I truly enjoy working with the volunteers.”

One of her volunteers Dan McLay commented, “She is energetic and relaxed at the same time with great people skills. You might think she is the soccer mom next door. Then you talk to her and see the same kind of focus and drive that a seasoned union organizer has.”

Though Amara might seem all business all the time, she’ll admit that the one celebrity she’d like to meet is Magic Johnson. “I wrote papers about him every chance I got. The first presentation I gave was in the 5th grade and was about his life story.