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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."
Bellingham Herald: PDC filings: Sen. Ericksen continues to take dozens of lobbyist meals

Bellingham Herald: PDC filings: Sen. Ericksen continues to take dozens of lobbyist meals

Fuse Washington, a progressive group that supports liberal candidates including Ericksen's Democratic opponent, Seth Fleetwood, analyzed how many meals Ericksen had taken from select lobbyists this year. "I was curious to see if he'd change his ways after getting so much negative attention for doing this," said Collin Jergens, Fuse communications director. "What we found is he was more or less doing the same thing."
SeattlePI.com: Lobbyists keep picking up the bill for state Sen. Doug Ericksen

SeattlePI.com: Lobbyists keep picking up the bill for state Sen. Doug Ericksen

The progressive group Fuse Washington, which opposes Ericksen, recently went over expense records reported this year by 85 lobbyists and found 26 who had picked up the tab for Ericksen. It counted at least 51 such occasions, valued at $1,200.

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