Activism is at the heart of what Indivisible Bellingham is all about.
We all do what we can, but we need to make sure that the ACTION part of our mission – “non-violent civic engagement, political involvement, and consistent pressure on elected officials” – is not just some empty promise.
Here is a list of upcoming events. Choose one. Choose several.
Be more than a bystander.
EVERY Tuesday through May 22 – I-1600 Training (Universal Healthcare for Washington State) – Terra Organic & Natural Foods, 1530 Cornwall Avenue, Ste. 101, Bellingham – This, and every, meeting will be an opportunity to:
1. Learn about this petition effort
2. Obtain petitions
3. Have a short training about collecting petition signatures
4. Obtain a fact sheet to help you speak to the public
5. Return your completed petitions
6. Get to know others doing this work and ask questions.
We have gathered more than 33,000 signatures, but need 300,000 by the end of June.
Saturday, May 19 – Volunteer Launch! – Hosted by Vote Tim Ballew II – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Lummi Te’Ti’Sen Center, 4920 Rural Ave, Ferndale –
The sun is shining and daylight is with us until late in the evening. That means it’s time to start hitting the streets to talk to voters about the campaign!
Reaching fellow voters face-to-face is the most effective, impactful way to make a difference during election season. In my doorbelling to-date, I’ve enjoyed the conversations with voters. We’ve talked about housing affordability, healthcare, the environment, and more.
New to knocking on doors? Not a problem!
My staff will be available to bring you up to speed on the “do’s and don’t’s” and will conduct a training before you hit the pavement.
Refreshments, lists and clipboards, literature, and inspiring words from yours truly will be available when you arrive. All you need to bring is a good pair of walking shoes, energy, and maybe a friend to join you!
Questions? Need to carpool? No problem! Post below, email email@example.com, or call 360-218-2556.
I hope to see you at 1pm on Saturday, May 19th!
Sunday, May 20 – May Homeless Summit – Hosted by Amy Glasser and HomesNow. Not Later. – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W Holly St, Bellingham. We are back outside for our Summit in May. We are happy to have another Langar feast created by our Sikh neighbors.
This month we are looking for the following donations:
Sleeping bags, Tents, Tarps, blankets, lanterns, camping stoves, large backpacks, socks. underwear, light weather shirts shorts, jeans, light jackets ((both men and women, all sizes for clothes) and hoodies. We always need hoodies.
Monday, May 21 – Indivisible Bellingham All Hands General Membership Meeting – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham – Agenda to be announced shortly, here and on our Facebook page.
Join us for our regular monthly meeting of INDIVISIBLE BELLINGHAM.
This Monday, our agenda includes:
SPEAKER: Eric Richey, candidate for Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney
Last meeting, we heard from James Erb. This meeting, we will hear from the other candidate who has announced in this race. Eric Richey has served as the Chief Deputy Criminal Prosecutor for Whatcom County for the past five years. Since joining the Criminal Prosecutor’s Office in 1997, he has handled thousands of the most serious cases, including child and adult rape, murder, stalking, and felony assault. In 2013, Eric was promoted to his current position, where he oversees 14 attorneys. For more information, see https://www.electericrichey.com/
NOTE: Indivisible Bellingham does not endorse candidates for political office.
SPEAKERS: Rebecca Johnson and Joy Monjure, League of Women Voters
Rebecca and Joy have been on the front lines of voter registration in Whatcom County. The importance of registering voters is on everyone’s lips, but each time we try, we come up nearly empty-handed. The speakers will provide a reality check—background on where the unregistered are, who they are, and how to register them, as well as talk about the real issue: getting out the vote, the subject of the new LWV initiative “Every Vote Counts.” This presentation will go a long way toward making election efforts successful.
– Indivisible Get-out-the-vote Block Party Mid-October – Planning Discussion
– I-1600: Universal Healthcare for Washington State
– I-1631: Clean Air and Clean Energy for Washington
– I-1639: Gun Violence Prevention
– Boycotting Yeager’s sale of AR-15 assault weapons
– Improvements in our website
Closing: Your announcements, questions, ideas: what would you like to see?
We’ll have pizza provided, but bring finger-food and snack food to share, if you like! BYO drink.
SAVE THE DATE: Indivisible Bellingham’s All Hands Meetings are EVERY Third Monday of each month at B.U.F.
Bring a friend! We look forward to seeing you!
Tuesday, May 22 – Honor walk for our missing and murdered indigenous women – Hosted by Lummi Victims of Crime – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – at the Kwina Roundabout (Haxton Way and Kwina Road)
This will be an honor walk for our missing and murdered indigenous women. Please join us. And wear the color red to honor our women.
Saturday, June 2 – Wear Orange – Rally Against Gun Violence – Sponsored by WA Whatcom Wear Orange Party for Peace – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Bellingham Farmers Market, 1100 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham – More Details Here.
Friday, June 8 – Cascadia Rail: Bellingham Launch, Hosted by Cascadia Rail – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Localgroup Studio, 221 Prospect Street, Bellingham
Want to bring high speed rail to Bellingham and make traveling to Seattle or Vancouver less than an hour? Join us for a drink Friday, June 8 at 6:00PM and learn how to get involved in our Bellingham chapter of Cascadia Rail! We’re an all-volunteer nonprofit looking for like-minded high speed rail advocates from a variety of backgrounds:
– People who understand local politics and/or who can engage politicians and share ideas
– Spokespeople who enjoy talking to the media
– Writers who can create articles for blog posts
– Creatives who can build visual content on social media or enjoy designing maps, infographics, or videos
– Community Organizers who can harness the power of volunteers to educate the public through outreach events.
– Technical experts who love and understand HSR and can help us make a great case.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to have you on board!
Saturday, June 9 – Racial Justice Summit, Hosted by YWCA of Olympia – 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia – Registration information and more details HERE.
Saturday, June 16 – Juneteenth Celebration Bellingham, Hosted by Black Lives Matter Bellingham – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W Holly St, Bellingham – Come together as an inclusive community to celebrate National Freedom Day: Juneteenth 2018 Bellingham! An American Holiday paying tribute to 153 years of independence. This begins the newest Bellingham Tradition. Let us bridge our Saturday Block-Party at Maritime Heritage Park on June 16th to commemorate the astounding accomplishments of African-Americans, and their accomplices, that etched true civil liberty into history. Ceremonialise with us the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865, announced via harbor of Galveston, Texas!
Bring your food and blanket for this community picnic! Gather around music, speakers, step dance, a food vendor TBD, to come and party with us from Black Lives Matter Bellingham to patriotically celebrate our intertwined liberation.
More information – https://www.facebook.com/events/1807584439305155/
Saturday, June 23 – An Evening with Ira Glass, Hosted by Mount Baker Theatre-Bellingham and This American Life – 7:30 p.m. – Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham – Dig deep into everyday joy with Ira Glass, whose radio show is enjoyed weekly by 2.2 million people and has won five Peabody Awards. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to witness the storyteller become the story and offer you what he’s picked up in that familiar, friendly voice.
Saturday, June 30 – A Conversation with President Bill Clinton, Hosted by McCaw Hall – 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle – Ticket Information: www.uniquelives.com
Sunday, July 15 – Bellingham Pride Festival, Hosted by Bellingham Pride, Noon to 7 p.m. – Celebrate your pride at the 2018 Bellingham Pride Festival! Featuring food, vendors, activities and entertainment there’s no limit to the ways you can celebrate!
Funds raised at this event help fund Planned Parenthood, Northwest Youth Services, and many other essential services for the LGBTQ+ community. – More information here: http://www.bellinghampride.org/pride-festival.html
Wednesday, July 18 – Black Lives Matter Bellingham Monthly Meeting – Hosted by Black Lives Matter Bellingham – First Congregational Church of Bellingham, UCC
2401 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham
Bellingham Black Lives Matter, meets on the third Wednesday of every month. We have space reserved for the entire year, and will post a more detailed description of meeting agenda’s as the dates approach. For now, reserve the date, because we will be coming together to host those critical Black conversations that need to be had in Bellingham. Need to be had for the ongoing social contribution of the black community organizers hosting these meetings. And needed conversations in order to encourage black people to stay in Bellingham after school or retirement, by seeing their culture and people that look like them making moves and leaving marks in Bellingham.
Saturday, July 21 – 42nd LD/ Whatcom Democrats Summer Picnic, Hosted by 42nd Legislative District Democrats and Whatcom Democrats – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave, Ferndale