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Net neutrality protest draws two dozen to McMorris Rodgers’ office

Spokane Spokesman-Review

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.

'Liberty: The 51st State' -- Republicans to hear plan to split Washington

SeattlePI.com

Two Republican Party luminaries, U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse and U.S. House candidate Dino Rossi, will be the warm-up acts at a Wenatchee GOP dinner for a state legislator who wants to split Washington into two states.

Local activist groups hold rally outside Dino Rossi fundraiser

The Bellevue Reporter

Fuse Washington put a call out for people to rally after Rossi did not respond to a request for comment regarding funding from the gun industry.

Rally in the rain against the rich

Auburn Reporter

Community members rallied in the rain on the Auburn City Hall Plaza last Saturday to oppose what they describe as a Congressional Republicans’ “tax giveaway” to the rich.

“The Republican tax bill is a $1.2 trillion disaster for working families,” said Marquese Averett, senior organizer for the South King County office of Fuse, a statewide, progressive advocacy organization. “We’re saying ‘no more’ to Republicans like Dino Rossi, who would be just another rubber stamp for Congressional Republicans’ corrupt agenda.”

Congressional candidates Brown, Bonneau talk health care, gun control at Pullman town hall

Spokane Spokesman-Review

McMorris Rodgers did not attend the public forum, but was at a School Safety Youth Forum in Spokane at the same time.

Her campaign spokeswoman Ashley Stubbs said the organization hosting the Pullman forum, Fuse, used Western Washington money to push their values on the district through misleading questions.

Jim Dawson, director of Spokane’s Fuse office, said he was disappointed McMorris Rodgers did not attend events like the forum, where the questions were unscripted and asked by the audience. She did, however, answer audience questions at the Spokane event. He said there would another debate featuring Brown and Bonneau in Walla Walla, but McMorris Rodgers has not indicated she would attend.