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Day of Action June 22 against looming state shutdown

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Join demonstrations in Federal Way, Lakewood, Spokane, Puyallup, Kirkland

 

UPDATED with more details.

(June 22, 2017) — The Washington State Legislature’s second overtime session has ended, the third special session has begun, and a state government shutdown starting July 1 has become a more serious threat. Today, the day that thousands of state employees will receive layoff warning notices, the All In For Action coalition is hosting a day of action. Communities across the state will stand together to decry the human costs of a potential state shutdown and the Senate Republicans’ proposed budget cuts. Speakers will discuss the impacts to public safety, public health, state parks, and more.

Join the Day of Action to Prevent a State Government Shutdown on Thursday, June 22 at the following locations:

FEDERAL WAY11 a.m. to noon at Celebration Park, 1101 S 324th St. — Demonstrators will rally at Celebration Park, where they’ll hear about the impacts of a government shutdown and Senate Republican budget cuts from a diverse group of voices before marching up Pacific Highway to S. 320th Street, carrying banners and signs. Get details.

LAKEWOODNoon to 1 p.m. at Western State Hospital, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW — Demonstrators will rally in front of Western State Hospital, where we’ll hear about the impacts of a government shutdown and Senate Republican budget cuts from a diverse group of voices. Get details.

SPOKANENoon to 1 p.m. at Parkview Early Learning Center, 5122 N. Division St. — Demonstrators will rally at the Parkview Early Learning Center, where we’ll be hearing about the impacts of a government shutdown and Senate Republican budget cuts from a diverse group of voices. Get details.

PUYALLUP2 to 3 p.m. at Puyallup City Hall, 330 3rd St SW — Demonstrators will rally in front of Puyallup City Hall, where they’ll hear about the impacts of a government shutdown and Senate Republican budget cuts from a diverse group of voices before marching to the office of state Rep. Melanie Stambaugh (R-Puyallup), so she can hear directly from her constituents. Get details.

KIRKLAND4 to 5 p.m. at Heritage Park, 111 Waverly Way — Demonstrators will rally at Heritage Park in Kirkland, where we’ll hear about the impacts of a government shutdown and Senate Republican budget cuts from a diverse group of voices. Get details.

June 22 marks the first day that pink slips will start to be distributed by state agencies and they prepare for a partial state government shutdown if a budget deal is not reached by July 1. At jeopardy are the paychecks for thousands of state employees throughout the state, contracts with local small businesses, closure of state-run fish hatcheries and state parks during their peak season, suspension of supervision of parolees, freezing of capital projects at universities, and social service assistance for thousands of Washington’s most vulnerable families.

The All In For Action coalition, which includes the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, is comprised of 50 organizations committed to cleaning up Washington’s upside-down tax code and fully funding essential services in Washington state.

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