What you need to do to get your government stimulus check

What you need to do to get your government stimulus check

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Sarah Skidmore Sell – The Associated Press The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump aimed at …

Rep. Jayapal applauds passage of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Rep. Jayapal applauds passage of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2020) – US Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) today applauded passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on Americans’ personal safety and financial security. The legislation guarantees …

Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy was historic. Here’s why

Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy was historic. Here’s why

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Egan Orion Executive Director Seattle PrideFest There was a moment in the 2020 primaries that crystallized the LGBTQ community’s divide over the candidacy of former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. It happened at a private fundraiser in San Francisco, and Pete was interrupted by two queer activists …

SEAMEC hosts Community Meeting on Saturday, March 7

SEAMEC hosts Community Meeting on Saturday, March 7

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailOn Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 3:00 pm, SEAMEC [Seattle Metropolitan Elections Committee for the LGBTQ+ community] will hold a Community Meeting for the purpose of obtaining input from voters on the candidates and issues of concern for the 2020 elections. We will also have opportunities for people to …

Jayapal applauds House passage of bill to facilitate ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Jayapal applauds House passage of bill to facilitate ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC  – US Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), today took the House floor to deliver remarks in support of HJ Res. 79, a joint resolution to facilitate timely ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the US Constitution. The joint resolution …

Rep. Smith statement on the 2020 State of the Union

Rep. Smith statement on the 2020 State of the Union

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC  – Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union address. “President Trump used the State of the Union to mislead the American people and lie about critical issues. The American people need the truth – not a twisted and distorted …

Sen. Murray statement on vote to convict President Trump

Sen. Murray statement on vote to convict President Trump

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC – US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement today after voting “guilty” on both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. “I’ve said many times throughout this trial that each senator’s decision to choose fairness or a cover-up, and country or party, is theirs alone …

Jayapal statement on Senate impeachment vote

Jayapal statement on Senate impeachment vote

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC  – US Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to acquit President Trump after the House voted to impeach him for abuse of power and obstruction of …

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 …

An open letter to GSBA members and the community

An open letter to GSBA members and the community

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailAs we are getting ready to celebrate the start of a new decade, I want to thank you for all you do to make our community stronger and our world more just. As small business owners, I know you work long hours under very challenging circumstances, but it is …