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posted Friday, March 6, 2020 - Volume 48 Issue 10


Jim Clyburn performs miracle, resurrects Joe Biden
Biden sweeps South on Super Tuesday, Bloomberg out

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

If anyone can claim credit for Joe Biden's sweeping Super Tuesday success, it would be Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, number three in the House Democratic leadership and political strongman in his state.

Clyburn's emotional February 26 e
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Seattle mayor issues civil emergency; announces shelter expansions due to coronavirus outbreak
by Becca Savransky and Alex Halverson - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A proclamation of civil emergency granting Mayor Jenny Durkan the ability to exercise executive power to "address any immediate dangers to the public" in response to COVID-19 was used Thursday as she announced additional shelter spaces for those experiencing ho
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Pete Buttigieg's candidacy was historic. Here's why
by 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 who
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COVID-19 update from the state Dept. of Health
by Lauren Jenks, MPH, CHES OLYMPIA (March 4, 2020) - The state Department of Health wants to keep you as informed as possible about continuing developments surrounding COVID-19, as well as [provide] guidance and resources you can share with employees, clients, or customers. This daily update is in addition to our daily Situation Reports. more
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Update on coronavirus from Rep. Jayapal
(March 5, 2020) - I know we are all paying close attention to the health and safety of our community, and I am committed to providing you regular updates.

Today, I will be traveling back home to the 7th Congressional District after voting last night to pass an $8.3 billion funding package to support federal and local public hea
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An update on the coronavirus in our area
by Nicole Macri, State Representative, 43rd Legislative District Washington state is experiencing an increase in cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and it is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread. There have already been several deaths, and the number could grow.

I want to make sure you have the facts and unde
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Murray demands answers from Vice President Pence over coronavirus diagnostic testing delay
WASHINGTON, DC (March 5, 2020) - Today, US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence expressing her deep frustration with the administration's missteps and lack of transparency regarding testing for the novel coronavirus. In the let more
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GSBA: At work for you in Olympia
by Matt Landers, Public Policy & Government Relations Director, GSBA

The first two months of the year are always a busy time for policymakers. With Washington nearing the end of its 2020 short session, the legislature has been working at a feverish pace, holding hearings and passing bills.

GSBA strives hard to
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Town Hall Seattle's Civics Series presents "Census 2020: Why It Matters and What You Can Do" with former Washington Governor Gary Locke Monday, March 16 @ 7:30pm
The twenty-fourth US Census takes place on April 1, 2020 - and its results drive both money and power in our country. Based on census data, the federal government will allocate money to state and local governments for transportation and social services, and governments on every level will review voting districts, changing who represents more
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Youth LGBTQ+ and Allies Job Fair! Saturday, April 4
Seattle Parks and Recreation will be hosting our Fifth Annual Youth LGBTQ+ and Allies Job Fair on April 4th!!!

The job fair is for all LGBTQ Youth (ages 13-24) and Allies who want to find a job with LGBTQ-friendly employers like Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, Molly Moon's Ice Cream, Starbucks, Seattle Humane Society, Northwes
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Pete Buttigieg candidacy a "revolution in American Politics," transforms what is possible for an LGBTQ candidate
WASHINGTON, DC (March 2, 2020) - Today, the LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, congratulated Pete Buttigieg on his historic run for president of the United States. Buttigieg is the first openly LGBTQ person to run for the Democratic presidential nomination and just the secon more
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HRC president on historic LGBTQ turnout on Super Tuesday
WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2020) - [Yesterday], LGBTQ people turned out in droves and nearly doubled their representation in the electorate, according to NBC exit polling. In response, Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, iss more
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Elizabeth Warren out of the race
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has decided to end her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to multiple media reports on March 5.

Although she was considered one of the front-runners during the early stages of the campaign, she did poorly in the ini
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Gina Ortiz Jones wins primary in battleground district, could be first openly LGBTQ congressmember from Texas
WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2020) - Today Gina Ortiz Jones bested four challengers in the Democratic primary for Texas's 23rd Congressional District, putting her on track to become the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from the state. In 2018 as the Democratic nominee, Jones was just 926 votes short of defeating Republican incumbent Rep. Will more
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Todd Gloria wins primary and makes LGBTQ history in San Diego, could be first out LGBTQ person elected its mayor
WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2020) - California Assemblymember Todd Gloria won the San Diego mayoral primary Tuesday night and is on track to become the first openly LGBTQ person and first person of color elected mayor of San Diego. The top two vote-getters in the primary advance regardless of party in California's jungle primary system.
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LGBTQ candidates key to fate of Texas state House; LGBTQ representation could nearly double
WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2020) - Four openly LGBTQ non-incumbent candidates - Madeline Eden, Eric Holguin, Ann Johnson, and Eliz Markowitz - won their Texas state House primary races Tuesday night, as did all five incumbent LGBTQ state legislators. The victories make it likely LGBTQ representation will increase in the state House, one of the w more
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Virginia becomes 20th state to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy
RICHMOND, VA (March 3, 2020) - Yesterday, Gov. Ralph Northam signed a historic bill making Virginia the twentieth state to protect LGBTQ minors from conversion therapy, the harmful practice that seeks to change a young person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill, which passed both chambers of the Virginia legislature in February, more
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Poem-a-Day to feature new work inspired by the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the Poetry Coalition theme of #PoetryandProtest
NEW YORK (March 5, 2020) - The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that on each Saturday in March, its popular Poem-a-Day series will feature a new poem that was commissioned for Project 19, the New York Philharmonic's initiative to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, and a curated collection of further reading that explore more
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