Anti-Trump group Seattle Indivisible is hosting a “Save Our Democracy” activist fair 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Town Hall Seattle, with 7th Congressional District Rep. Pramila Jayapal as the featured speaker.
“President Trump attacks the media, the judiciary, and any attempt at Congressional oversight, while his administration systematically destroys protections for the environment, the poor, the sick, elderly and minority/vulnerable populations,” states a Seattle Indivisible news release. “Meanwhile, nearly every day we wake up to breaking news of Russian influence. Ordinary citizens have begun to recognize that this administration is a true threat to our Democracy, but they don’t know what they personally can do about it.”
The two-hour activist fair will connect participants with regional organizers and groups based on the causes they want to champion.
Seattle Indivisible’s Nathan Resick will moderate the first hour, which will be a defined program with guest speakers.
At-large Seattle City Council candidate Teresa Mosqueda, who is also the political and strategic campaign director for the Washington State Labor Council, and served two terms on Washington’s Affordable Care Act Exchange Board, will speak about health care and citizen engagement.
Aneelah Afzali, executive director of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound-American Muslim Empowerment Network (MAPS-AMEN), will speak about Islamophobia, immigration and religious freedom.
Jayapal will close the first half of the event. The freshman lawmaker has been fighting the Trump Administration since January, opposing his Muslim travel ban, and now calling for an independent investigation into any potential Russian ties to the Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.
The event is free, but an Evenbrite ticket is required, and can be obtained at this shortened link: http://bit.ly/2rzZQlS.