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The Stranger: Can We Get Big Money Out of Local Politics by Giving Every Voter $100?

The Stranger: Can We Get Big Money Out of Local Politics by Giving Every Voter $100?

"This allows for a much broader set of people to engage in funding elections," says Aaron Ostrom, executive director of Fuse Washington, one of the groups working on the initiative. "And it gives candidates a much different path for being able to run for office so they don't have to be wealthy or connected to wealthy people to be successful."
Spokesman-Review: Spokane City Council makes sick leave policy a priority

Spokesman-Review: Spokane City Council makes sick leave policy a priority

According to Fuse Campaign Director Jim Dawson, the group met with 50 local businesses and nonprofit groups, and held forums attended by 500 people while it crafted a proposed policy for the city.
The Columbian: Madore proposes labor moves

The Columbian: Madore proposes labor moves

"Labor unions help workers negotiate for better pay, better benefits and safe working conditions," spokesman Collin Jergens said. "This is merely a politically motivated attack on working people."
Grist: Seattle doesn't want Shell's stinkin' Arctic drilling fleet

Grist: Seattle doesn't want Shell's stinkin' Arctic drilling fleet

"There is a false choice of jobs vs. the environment," said Alex Brott, an organizer at Fuse Washington. "Opposing this lease is more than a gesture. It's taking a stand against the fossil fuel industry."
The Stranger: #HoneyfordResign: Students Call on Republican Senator to Step Down After

The Stranger: #HoneyfordResign: Students Call on Republican Senator to Step Down After "Racist" Comments

http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/03/06/21838758/honeyfordresign-latino-students-call-on-republican-senator-to-step-down-after-racist-comments
SeattlePI.com: Senate Republicans bring back Eyman-style

SeattlePI.com: Senate Republicans bring back Eyman-style "super majority

"This two-thirds super majority requirement is a recipe for obstruction and gridlock from Senate Republicans: The State Senate is going to resemble I-405 at rush hour thanks to Senators Baumgartner and Ericksen," said Collin Jergens of Fuse Washington, a statewide progressive grou
Spokane Spokesman-Review: Council passes public works project apprentice requirement

Spokane Spokesman-Review: Council passes public works project apprentice requirement

When Jim Dawson, campaign director of the statewide progressive group Fuse, spoke, Fagan suggested he had led a letter-writing campaign directed at City Hall. "You write a good letter," Fagan said as Dawson, who lives in Spokane, walked from the lectern.
Seattle Times: Allegations of prejudice in two state Senate campaigns

Seattle Times: Allegations of prejudice in two state Senate campaigns

"To use [that language] in front of a large Republican crowd where he is a respected leader sends a powerful negative message," Jergens said. "We expect our elected officials to represent all of us, not to use language that reinforces stereotypes and fears."

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