Welcome to Vote Cascadia
Vote Cascadia is local democracy movement around shared principles and values. We are non-partisan, member run and controlled organization to empower every person and community to be active about issues they care about. Members have voting rights, decide budget matters, endorse local candidates, initiatives, referendums, create campaigns or become Vote Cascadia delegates on a political level. As a place based movement, we argue that we have more in common with each other, than those currently representing our interests thousands of miles away, with little vested interest in our livelihood or well being.
What does it mean to vote Cascadian?
Vote Cascadia means that every community will have different needs, experiences and backgrounds, and that each community will be the best to speak about those issues directly impacting it. This diversity is our strength, and rather than one right answer, it will be thousands, working together to build the change we need - for ourselves, our neighbors and world. Specifically, Vote Cascadia:
- Empowers every person to be active about the issues that they care about
- Improves the well being of the bioregion, or those living here.
- Removes ourselves from systems which are toxic, negative or arbitrary, and move to systems which better represent our place and people.
- Expands digital privacy, protections, freedoms and civil liberties on a personal level, while increasing the autonomy, independence, resilience and inter-dependence of the Cascadia bioregion.
- Supports local democracy, governmental accountability and transparency, with a data driven approach while ending misinformation campaigns, out of state interference in local elections, and prioritizing people as primary stakeholders in elections.
Around a shared bioregional principle and ethic.
Vote Cascadia is proud to endorse Andrew Saturn for Public Utility Commissioner for Thurston County, Washington (District 1, non-partisan).
Vote Cascadia is excited to endorse Andrew Saturn for Public Utility Commissioner for Thurston County, Washington (District 1, non-partisan), and would like to thank Andrew for being one of the first candidates to work with us as we constructed our endorsement policy and framework.
The idea of Cascadia High Speed Rail could become a reality, as local governments and leaders continue to explore the idea of a fast option down the primary Cascadia Megaregion corridor, just 17% of the landmass, but home to more than 80% of the population a new report by KATU states.
Listed Below are the Upcoming Deadlines for the US portions of Cascadia for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, California, Wyoming, Montana and Nevada. While voting in a broken system might have little impact on a federal scale - we can continue to push for systems which better represent our values, needs and principles, as well as the people and our communities - on a local level.
The Amplifier Foundation, responsible for the distribution of tens of thousands evocative posters for the Womxn's March in 2018 and 2019 has launched a new campaign and kick starter campaign We The Future to help provide free materials for more than 20,000 classrooms around the United States. We the Future are young leaders at the forefront of change, and they’re building organizations and movements all across the country. They are are drafting and passing legislation. They are working on climate justice, criminal justice reform, voting rights, immigration justice and immigrant rights, disability justice, gun reform, queer rights, and literacy, and they are changing the world. Now - The Amplifier project has released a new kickstarter campaign to distribute artwork, and accompanying teaching tools outlining paths to real-world action, to 20,000 or more classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year. Join Amplifier and 20,000 educators across the country to tell a new story about the future of America.
Deborah Burke is a program associate for the Sustainable Development Program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She previously served as a policy adviser on clean energy in the state of Oregon. The views expressed are solely those of the author. This article was originally published by the Seattle Times on September 28th, 2018.
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