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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.
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.
Fuse Washington, the state's largest progressive group, is no stranger to protests outside Republican events in Bellevue. It is working with a group called Hear Our Voices coalition, which put 750 demonstrators outside Rep. Dave Reichert's Issaquah office last February.
Jim Dawson, campaign director for Fuse, a progressive group putting pressure on the legislature over budget issues, speaks to a group gathered at Parkview Early Learning Center in Spokane. The gathering was a protest over the impasse between the Washington state Senate and House on the budget, especially concerning education and social services.
The forum was organized by progressive activist groups including Indivisible Tacoma, Fuse Washington, and Black Moms Rock. Candidates also outlined their positions on rising rents, gentrification and a federal detention center for immigrants facing deportation that is located in Tacoma.