Coalition announces “Queer the Census WA 2020” campaign to boost LGBTQ+ participation in upcoming census

Coalition announces “Queer the Census WA 2020” campaign to boost LGBTQ+ participation in upcoming census

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE  – On January 21, 2020, a coalition of 14 LGBTQ+ community organizations [launched] a website highlighting the importance of LGBTQ+ people filling out the 2020 Census. WWW.QueerTheCensusWA.org addresses the challenges that LGBTQ+ people face with the 2020 census and provides practical strategies in navigating the census form. The …

GSBA Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs Matt Landers appointed to Washington State LGBTQ Commission

GSBA Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs Matt Landers appointed to Washington State LGBTQ Commission

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – The GSBA, Washington state’s LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce and the largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce in North America, is proud to announce that GSBA Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs Matt Landers has been appointed by Gov. Inslee to the inaugural Washington …

Starbucks Commits to a Resource-Positive Future, Giving More than It Takes from the Planet

Starbucks Commits to a Resource-Positive Future, Giving More than It Takes from the Planet

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Tuesday in a public letter citing the company’s enduring mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit, Starbucks chief executive officer Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be a resource-positive company, aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet. The announcement included science-based preliminary …

GSBA recognizes excellence in workplace diversity & inclusion

GSBA recognizes excellence in workplace diversity & inclusion

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE (January 16, 2019) – GSBA has announced the recipients and finalists of its annual business and humanitarian awards. Each year, GSBA honors small businesses, corporations, and business and community leaders who exemplify the highest standards of their profession, promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, demonstrate leadership, visibly …

University Book Store celebrates 120th Anniversary on January 10, 2020

University Book Store celebrates 120th Anniversary on January 10, 2020

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailHello! I’m writing today to let you know that we here at University Book Store are celebrating our 120th anniversary on January 10, 2020! We’re planning a year-long celebration to honor our long and rich history and to start the process of envisioning our future. We’re so proud of …

King County Library System honored with two Library Journal awards

King County Library System honored with two Library Journal awards

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailISSAQUAH, WA  – The King County Library System (KCLS) received two year-end awards from Library Journal (LJ): a Five-Star Library rating from the LJ Index of Public Library Services and a New Landmark Libraries Award for the Tukwila Library. “KCLS is pleased to be named a Five-Star Library for …

Mixed Race Seattle conference brings artists, activists, and youth together

Mixed Race Seattle conference brings artists, activists, and youth together

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE  – Join the Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) for the Mixed Race Seattle conference, a transformative day of storytelling, art, and creative expression meant to grow community among multiracial teens, young adults, and their families. This event is free and open for all to …

Union members and Jewish activists join January 5 “Community Solidarity Rally Against the Far Right” in downtown Seattle

Union members and Jewish activists join January 5 “Community Solidarity Rally Against the Far Right” in downtown Seattle

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailA protest, organized by Community and Labor Against Fascism (CLAF), outnumbered and outlasted a gathering of the Three Percenters, an ultra-right militia group, who assembled at Seattle City Hall on January 5. CLAF organizers, responding to escalating malicious harassment incidents, particularly the December attacks on the Jewish community in …

Puget Sound Jewish leaders, state, and local officials call for action to address the troubling rise in antisemitism

Puget Sound Jewish leaders, state, and local officials call for action to address the troubling rise in antisemitism

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – Over 60 Puget Sound-area Jewish leaders and state and local officials are calling for unity and action to address the troubling rise in antisemitism both in Washington state and across the country. The group signed a letter resolving to unite against the troubling rise in antisemitism and …

Queer the Census

Queer the Census

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Matt Landers – Director of Public Policy & Government Relations GSBA With so much discussion of the thankfully now-abandoned “citizenship question” in the news last year, it should be no surprise that the 2020 Census is fast approaching. The decennial Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution to …