With just a week until the election, The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center would like to reaffirm our support for Ballot Initiatives 1-4 and encourage you to do the same.
As we shared earlier in this campaign, "since 2002, The Whatcom Peace & Justice Center has functioned as a beacon for critical thinking, peace education and transnational solidarity. Our office works as a community hub, free library and resource center for activists and educators of all ages and backgrounds in Whatcom County. We believe that building community, people power and nonviolent consciousness are the best strategies to achieve lasting peace at home and abroad."
From the moment we joined this campaign, we knew it was a historic one! People First Bellingham has already shaken the ground of our small town by advocating for four demands fully researched, crafted and brought to the ballot by working class people building power together. We do so in response to the inaction of our elected officials in face of a crisis of labor precarity heightened by a global pandemic, ever-growing wealth and housing disparities, and the largest uprising against police brutality in our lifetimes. It is our time to show what people power can do!
WPJC continues to be a proud endorser of the People First Bellingham Campaign. We are working tirelessly in coalition with other organizations and individuals to build a just world that respects workers, renters and organizers’ rights and is free of racially biased militarized surveillance technology.
Please read the original text of the initiatives here: https://peoplefirstbellingham.org/
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