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New mental health stabilization facility could provide alternatives to jails, ERs

Spokane Spokesman-Review

Jim Dawson, a program director at Fuse Washington, worked on the proposal for the alliance and said it’s garnered broad support from county commissioners, city council members, law enforcement, prosecutors and community members. “It’s definitely an example of people of all political stripes coming together to meet a real need in our community,” he said.

Right wing foundation takes labor fight to the streets

The Guardian

"The Freedom Foundation says they care about workers, but what they're really about is defunding unions and defunding the left in our state," said Aaron Ostrom, executive director of Fuse Washington, a statewide coalition of progressives. "They see this as the best tactic to turn Washington from a blue state to a red state."

Benton, Ericksen part of Trump's political 'beachhead' takeover team at EPA


Asked about the prospect of Ericksen at EPA, Collin Jergens of Fuse Washington, the state's largest progressive advocacy group, said: "It's fitting that the Trump administration would hire one of Washington state's most outspoken and conspiracy minded climate deniers to work for the Environmental Protection Agenc

Local progressive group urges community to take action


But instead of simply complaining, Fuse Program Director Jim Dawson taught attendees ways to take action against policies they don't agree with. "People are opposed to Trump's un-American agenda. He doesn't represent the majority of values in this country. People are scared and people want to know what to do to stop him," he said.

Rachel Maddow Covers ACA Rally At Rep. Dave Reichert's Office


Nearly 1,000 people joined the Hear Our Voices rally outside Republican Rep. Dave Reichert's office in Issaquah on February 23 calling on him to protect the ACA, funding for Planned Parenthood, and immigrants.