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Republican Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes will be attending a fundraiser of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Monday, her office confirmed. The lunch is being held at the Spokane Club at noon. There has been some outrage online about the congresswoman inviting the representative to Spokane. Fuse Washington, the state’s largest progressive organization, issued a statement Tuesday criticizing the congresswoman for having Nunes be her guest.
Most dramatically, over 1,000 people attended Spokane's version of the Families Belong Together/Familias Unidas No Divididas rally in Grant Park. And behind the poster boards and the rally speeches, advocates have been constructing a network focused on helping local immigrants directly.
About 25 people delivered children's shoes to Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodger's office on Thursday afternoon. The rally was called 'Walk a mile in our shoes' and organizers with Fuse Washington are calling on the Eastern Washington Representative to propose legislation to end the Trump administration’s 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy.
The protest was a response McMorris Rodgers’ opposition to previous federal rules regarding net neutrality that protesters argued ensure equal access to the internet. The repeal of those rules, say protesters, will allow internet service providers to block websites or apps, control the speed of certain websites and create a faster version of the internet for people who pay more, and a slower version for those who don’t.
Fuse Washington, an advocacy organization, hosted the protest, which drew about 25 people.