U.S. intervention in Venezuela gets critical eye at Seattle event

Critics of those calling for sanctions or military action against its President Nicolas Maduro say it is a ploy to grab political control of the oil-rich nation, especially given the United States' track record with intervention in South America.
Feb 27, 2019

Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz returns to Seattle amid presidential exploration

Howard Schultz, who led Seattle-based Starbucks into international growth, on tour for his memoir, also announced that he is mulling a run for president.
Jan 30, 2019

Score Voting Social: Thurston County

Join us for our quarterly Thurston County meetup. This is a laid-back event for small-d democracy advocates to come together and discuss cardinal voting methods and the future of voting reform in Washington state. All are welcome. We are a nonpartisan organization. No matter your party or whether you’re already a score voting supporter or […]
Dec 16, 2018
A sign inside the glass of a Seattle drugstore drink cooler informs customers of the new “Soda Tax.” A classic 20 ounce bottle of Coca Cola might be priced at $2.00 but cost $2.35 due to the cola’s sugar content. (Photo by Mikaela Lobe)

Initiative 1634 aims to stop a future “soda tax”

The state initiative comes a year after Seattle passed a "soda tax" on drinks with sugar to pay for programs that address education and food disparities.
Oct 31, 2018
Plants and animals thrive along the Duwamish, but the backdrop of industrial buildings belies a history of pollution. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Guest Opinion: I-1631 starts to right historic environmental injustices

Jill Mangaliman on I-1631: This initiative begins to address the needs of communities that have been most impacted by environmental damage.
Oct 23, 2018

Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights, Then & Now, Oct. 19th

Discover How Civil Rights History Has Shaped the Present Explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District and learn how you can exercise your civil rights today. Register for October 5th. Pricing $250 – Single ticket (includes breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch) To encourage connections across political, cultural and economic boundaries, […]
Sep 7, 2018

Civic Boot Camp: Civil Rights, Then & Now, Oct. 5th

Discover How Civil Rights History Has Shaped the Present Explore the legacy of the civil rights movement in the Central District and learn how you can exercise your civil rights today. Register for October 19th. Pricing $250 – Single ticket (includes breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch) To encourage connections across political, cultural and economic boundaries, […]
Sep 12, 2018

Ask a Feminist by Act Now Mantra

Why do so many men who believe in the equality of the sexes have a hard time calling themselves feminists? Has the #MeToo movement perpetuated the victimhood status of women or given them a voice? Is expecting men to pick up the check but treat women as equals at work, a double standard? Join Act […]
Sep 16, 2018

Marchers call for social change at commemorative MLK march

Speakers connected the local affirmative action push with the Civil Rights struggle on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.
Aug 28, 2018

Environmental justice at center of carbon fee initiative

Backers of Initiative 1631 say it was important to address the needs of the people most affected by pollution — who often are communities of color and low-income communities.
Aug 23, 2018

CD10 Candidate Forum and Straw Poll

Join Counted for our first official event! We’re kicking things off with a candidate forum and straw poll for Washington’s 10th Congressional District. Our straw poll will be a little different—participants will have three ballots each. One will be a traditional choose-one ballot, like those currently used in elections around the state. Another will be […]
Jun 19, 2018

Truth, Trust & Democracy: Seattle CityClub Annual Benefit

Join us for a conversation about the changing landscape of news, misinformation, polarizing political analysis and digital media with our esteemed panel of national experts. Featured Panelists Jill Dougherty was a foreign affairs correspondent for CNN for 30 years, where she reported on news developments from the State Department and traveled widely with Secretary of State […]
Apr 6, 2018

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. These lectures are free and open to students and […]
Mar 11, 2018

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. […]

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. These lectures are free and open to students and […]

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. These lectures are free and open to students and […]

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. These lectures are free and open to students and […]
Mar 8, 2018

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. […]

Stepping Up (is hard to do?) Lecture by Takako Hikotani, Columbia University

Japan seems to have adapted well to the Trump administration, with successful “Trump management” by the government officials. Trump management is not enough, however. Japan will have to step up and do more to preserve the liberal democratic order, which now lacks leadership from Washington. This will mean a role reversal for Japan. Rather than […]
Apr 6, 2018

Spring 2018 Lecture Series | Trump in the World

The presidency of Donald Trump is having a significant impact on international affairs, global alliances, the U.S. role in the world, and on the status and politics of other countries. The Jackson School will continue its series of talks and discussions on the international impact of the Trump presidency, in Spring 2018. These lectures are free and open to students and […]
Mar 11, 2018