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Streams and Shores of Skagit, part 2 - December 11, 2019

Host jim justice recorded the presentation by Indivisible Skagit's Environmental group by Pete Haase of the Skagit Marine Resources Committee. This is part 2, the first part aired on Nov. 6. Pete is a retired Boeing Computing Manager and volunteers in many environmental organizations: Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Preserve Citizen Stewardship Committee and the Padilla Bay Foundation. He explains the Skagit Marine Resources Committee (Skagit MRC) activities that help protect and save the Salish Sea. It is part of the NW Straits Initiative which is in its 20th year. This part talks more about their work.

The Salish Sea Stewards is a 10 week training program usually offered each spring. The Skagit MRC offers an E-News every 2 weeks with volunteer opportunities and other related events.

Skagit Marine Resources Committee: http://www.skagitmrc.org/about-us/

We close this segment of SUSO with a few of Bellingham's singer/songwriter Linda Allen's songs about the environment and one to inspire us in these times. Thanks to Linda for her 50 years of inspiring and uplifting music. More about her can be found at https://www.lindasongs.com.

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Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, DACA update, and more - November 13, 2019

Join host jim justice as she has a conversation about immigration organizations here is Washington with Diane Paul of the Skagit Immigrant Rights Council and Lisa Krivanek who along with Diane are Skagit Representatives to WAISN the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network. We talk about what WAISN is and what services it provides. There is a hotline number which folk can call to report ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) activity in their area of Washington. Their website provides a lot of information about what they do and there is a link for people who want to get involved. They will go through a training before being involved with various activities. Large and small local groups are involved whether they are an official non-profit or not - they may just be a group of neighbors who want to be involved, like a neighborhood watch group.

WAISN hotline 1-844-724-3737 English and Spanish - they will find interpreters for other languages as required. Leave a message. The hotline has a live operator on during normal business hours, but messages may be left at all hours. https://www.waisn.org/

DACA recipients SHOULD renew their status if it will expire within the next year. There are loans available to do this through the North Coast Credit Union for the application fee. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has been heard by the Supreme Court this week. A final decision will be out in the spring, by the end of June at the latest. Go to: http://skagitirc.org/information.html also, find the forms for renewing at https://www.uscis.gov/i-821d. Do check the http://Skagitirc.org website for contact information for attorneys to review your application. Those who are low income may use CCS Family immigration Service in Mount Vernon.

On a related note: Ask your U.S. Senator to Support S. 874, the Dream Act of 2019

From November 2019 until Spring 2020, while the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates, it is vital that we encourage Congress to act to provide DACA recipients with a path to citizenship. As the House passed H.R. 6 which includes a path to citizenship for DACA recipients, we ask that you turn your attention to your Senators and urge them to stand in support of young adult immigrants by supporting legislative protection for DACA recipients generally and the Dream Act of 2019, S. 874, specifically.

Background
H.R. 6 would provide critical permanent legal protection to DACA recipients, TPS and DED holders who are living in a state of uncertainty and fear. The USCCB's Committee on Migration Chairman, Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, has voiced support for the bill numerous times: issuing a March 15, 2019 statement endorsing H.R. 6, sending a letter to each Member of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the bill, and endorsing individual component bills of H.R. 6 prior to markup in the House Judiciary Committee on May 22, 2019.

ACTION
While the House passed its version of the Dream Act, we ask you to stand in solidarity with immigrants and their families by sending a message to your Senators and request that they support S.874, the Dream Act of 2019. Many faith groups have sent letters of support to their US Senators. Here is the link for our WA senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/index.htm

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Streams and Shores of Skagit - November 6, 2019

Host jim justice recorded the presentation by Indivisible Skagit's Environmental group by Pete Haase of the Skagit Marine Resources Committee. Pete is a retired Boeing Computing Manager and volunteers in many environmental organizations: Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Preserve Citizen Stewardship Committee and the Padilla Bay Foundation. He explains the Skagit Marine Resources Committee (Skagit MRC) activities that help protect and save the Salish Sea. It is part of the NW Straits Initiative which is in its 20th year.

The Salish Sea Stewards is a 10 week training program usually offered each spring. The Skagit MRC offers an E-News every 2 weeks with volunteer opportunities and other related events.

Skagit Marine Resources Committee: http://www.skagitmrc.org/about-us/

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Unintended Consequences of Hanford Clean-up Nightmare - October 30, 2019

After a summer of 2019 visit to the Hanford Nuclear Site by Bud Anderson and his wife, along with Julia Hurd and Kathleen Flanagan from Skagit County, Bud Anderson recently presented information learned on their tour and further research by Bud, a retired Shell Refinery electrical engineer. These people are part of No More Bombs in Skagit. Bud does not dramatize the information, but it will keep you interested to know that little, if anything, has been cleaned up there ALL these years after Hanford was used during WWII to construct nuclear bombs like the one dropped on Hiroshima. The Hanford site is located close to the Columbia River in Washington State. Tracy Powell is the founder of No More Bombs in Skagit. He was born on July 27, 1945 in Roswell, New Mexico, a week after the first detonation of a nuclear weapon and less than 200 miles away from the site.

Video of similar recent presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fPW0S6cnbU
Powerpoint presentation also available (or pdf) of first presentation: https://www.nomorebombs.org/presentations-you-can-use-pdf-documents-and-powerpoint-slide-shows.html

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David Cunningham talks about Elections issues and changes - October 23, 2019

Join us for Speak Up! Speak out! this week as jim talks with Skagit County Election Supervisor, David Cunningham, about issues from the August primary: many ballots mailed AFTER the post office closed, signatures and addresses didn't match what is on file, and people did NOT have a phone number on record, so the office could verify their info. About 400 ballots could not be counted!

David has taken on other responsibilities in the Auditor's office, but right now this is his concentration.

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