Spokane State Senator Andy Billig, sponsor of WA DISCLOSE bill, speaks to Fix Democracy First supporters at State Capitol rally on the 2016 anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision.

New Shared Staff to be Introduced at 2016 Democracy Awards Dinner

by Alice Woldt

A new executive director for Fix Democracy First and Campaign Director for WAmend (YES on I-735) will be introduced at the Democracy Awards Dinner and will begin the shared position on July 1. The new director will lead both organizations to achieve a major victory for Initiative 735 in the fall. A hoped for result is a stronger, better resourced, grassroots democracy reform movement in Washington State.

This is my last newsletter as executive director. I’m really retiring. I have offered to stay involved, the extent to which will be up to the new director. My tenure as a board member has extended to 10 years, almost 4 of those years as Executive Director. It’s time for new energy and new ideas. We have recruited two new board members, Peter Zanello and Angela Toussaint. They will bring their ideas and gifts to the formation of whatever grows out of the collaboration between Fix Democracy First and WAmend.

Attend the June 25th Democracy Awards Dinner at Bloedel Hall, Saint Marks Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There’s much to celebrate. In addition to the new director, four exceptional awardees will be honored. Dave Ross, well-known media personality will interview Washington Secretary of State Candidates, Tina Podlodowski and Kim Wyman. There’s still time to get your tickets online HERE or download the invitation HERE and mail your payment. If you aren’t able to attend, make a contribution. The net proceeds will help offset the salary of the new executive/campaign director.


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