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High hopes for new leadership in Olympia | Guest editorial

Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

Voters have provided leadership during recent years of legislative gridlock by passing important progressive ballot measures. With Olympia stymied, voters have increasingly taken matters into their own hands at the ballot box by passing ballot measures on marriage equality, marijuana legalization, gun safety, paid sick leave and more.

Democrats now have an opportunity and an obligation to show voters that they too can lead. After six years of stagnation and nearly a full year of the Trump administration, this much is clear: tepid incrementalism simply will not suffice. We hope the newly leadership in Olympia will seize this moment and deliver bold solutions for the people of Washington.

Aaron Ostrom is the Executive Director of Fuse Washington, the state’s largest progressive advocacy organization. You can learn more at www.FuseWashington.org.

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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."