Sponsored | Comcast partners with GSBA to memorialize 50th anniversary of Stonewall

Sponsored by Comcast and GSBA

It’s Pride Season and as a proud member of the Capitol Hill community, Comcast is partnering with GSBA – Washington State’s LGBTQ and Allied Chamber of Commerce – to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and its significance in leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights. Throughout this month and beyond, Comcast cable TV stations in Washington are broadcasting this video featuring GSBA President & CEO Louise Chernin. Continue reading

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Capitol Hill Community Post | Democrats for Sawant win ‘No Consensus’ victory in the 37th LD

From Amy Hagopian, Precinct Committee Officer, 37th District Democrats

Around 150 people packed into the Ethiopian Community Center on May 20th to decide which candidates the Democratic Party’s 37th Legislative District would endorse in a number of local races this year. Following a spirited debate on the District 3 race, Council member Kshama Sawant “score[d] a ‘no consensus’ victory in the 37th,” as the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog put it. The rules of the 37th Democrats prevent us from endorsing candidates like Kshama who are not members of the party (she belongs to Socialist Alternative), so supporters of Kshama advocated for no endorsement.

Four Democratic Party candidates running for City Council in District 3 competed for the endorsement. But after four rounds of voting – with the weaker candidates eliminated each round – none of the Democratic candidates won even 50% support, much less the 60% threshold needed for a formal endorsement. The final round of voting was a simple yes or no proposal for a dual endorsement of Zachary DeWolf and Pat Murakami, but that motion was also defeated, with 51% against. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | 43rd District Democrats Straw Poll hotly contested in advance of endorsements meeting

From the 43rd District Democrats

The 43rd District Democrats’ annual Ballots & Bubbly straw poll on Tuesday saw some heated contests.

The event offered an opportunity for voters and candidates to mingle casually over champagne, soda, and snacks, plus a straw poll to express preferences in those city council and county council races inside the district’s borders.

Each person attending was given seven tickets for straw-poll voting, with additional tickets for sale. For some candidates, supporters dug deep into their pockets to strongly express their choice. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Free Training and Panel: Public Disclosure Requests 101

Are you curious about public disclosure requests? Intrigued by how exactly Seattle Times’ journalists uncovered how Mayor Durkan’s top staffers used private email accounts to talk head-tax strategy? How, although redacted, public records revealed how the Tacoma Police Department bought and quietly used controversial surveillance equipment? Did you know that not all public disclosure requests have to be in writing?

Free Training & Panel: Public Records 101

At a free training and panel conversation on May 15 at The Summit on Capitol Hill, you can learn the nuts and bolts of requesting public records. This nonpartisan event will feature journalists, organizers, open government advocates and lawyers who will share their expertise related to public disclosure law as well as strategies for filing.

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Capitol Hill Community Post | Capitol Hill CSA – Veggie Boxes

There is no better way to support the farming community, and your healthy eating habits, than purchasing a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm Box. When you purchase a CSA you are not only purchasing farm fresh produce, but you are also making a statement that you care about feeding your family certified organic, ecologically grown vegetables. You are declaring that you care about the sustainability of farm land in the Sammamish Valley.

Ecolibrium’s CSA runs for 20 weeks from mid-June through mid-November. Each week’s box will contain a selection of the freshest from the farm: classic favorites and specialty ingredients all picked at the peak moment of freshness. You will also receive a weekly email containing a recipe to learn how to use some of the more interesting items in your box.

As a CSA Member, you are at the heart of Ecolibrium’s community. It feels essential that we celebrate this connection, so on top of your delicious weekly yield – you will be invited to join all CSA Members for a Fall Harvest Party including a fantastic farm-to-table meal prepared by our in-house Culinary Team. Experience how the farm operates, meet your fellow shareholders, and enjoy a delicious late-summer evening meal on the farm.

WHERE:
The Riveter: Capitol Hill
1517 12th Ave
COST:
$750

About Ecolibrium Farms

At Ecolibrium it is our mission to change the way people think about food. What if we brought the same keen sense of discernment we use when making decisions regarding technology, human interaction, or our jobs and schools to the choices we make regarding the food we feed ourselves and our families? At Ecolibrium we grow food, cook food and bring people together around food. We see connections at every step. We believe protecting the land that supports and nourishes our families also strengthens our bodies, our businesses, and our economy. We think of success in terms of generations, not years. A thriving and sustainable agricultural system will support our entire community, feed us and our descendants in perpetuity, and provide a space for people to celebrate and enjoy nature.

https://www.ecolibriumfarms.com/

Capitol Hill Community Post | Rocket Taco launches brunch

From Rocket Taco

Who can resist a Churro Waffle?

Rocket Taco has officially launched brunch at its 19th Avenue location. Every Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3:00pm Rocket Taco guests can now order breakfast items, and new boozy drinks from the bar. Some of the new menu items include:

  • Breakfast Tacos with fillings such as egg and bacon, poblanos and cream, and chorizo potato.
  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Chilaquiles
  • Breakfast bowl with cheesy chipotle grits, sautéed kale, and your choice of protein, topped with pico de gallo, and
    a free-range egg.
  • Breakfast Burritos
  • Mollete with Macrina Volkhorn loaf with seasoned smashed avocado, cucumbers, sesame seeds, and a side of mixed greens.
  • Churro Waffles
  • And more.

People looking for Brunch offerings along 19th Ave now have some new flavors to choose from making the area pretty well rounded for diners looking for a lot of variety along the block.

Brunch Menu (PDF)

www.rocket-taco.com @rocket.taco.seattle

Capitol Hill Community Post | Chabad of Capitol Hill To Host Community Passover Seder

From Chabad of Capitol Hill

Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the Matzah served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Bringing the warmth and tradition of this festival to the Capitol Hill Community, Chabad Capitol Hill is inviting all residents to participate in the community Seder to be held on Friday night, April 19 at 7:30 PM.

The Seder take participants through the wondrous liberation of our ancestors from Egyptian bondage, while sharing the relevance and beauty of the age old festival in our modern lives. Included in the Seder will be a gourmet Passover dinner, hand-made Shmurah Matzah from Israel and four cups of fine kosher wine. Experience the Haggadah with song, stories, and spiritual Insights.

“Passover is not simply a celebration of the historic liberation of an ancient people,” said Rabbi Levi Levitin Director of Chabad of Capitol Hill “Passover is about our own personal liberation – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Passover inspires us to break free from the shackles restraining us from reaching new heights – in our lives, relationships and connection with G-d.”

All are welcome to join the community Seder, regardless of Jewish affiliation or background. Reservations can be made online at www.chabadcapitolhill.org

Capitol Hill Community Post | Seattle Public Schools State of the District Speech 2019, full text

From Seattle Public Schools

As prepared for delivery by Superintendent Denise Juneau ‏in her State of the District address at Seattle Central’s Broadway Performance Hall Tuesday, April 16th 2019.

Equity and Excellence

(Slide 3) Good evening.

Welcome to the State of Seattle School District – we are calling it “Equity and Excellence” – because that is our path forward. I’m Denise Juneau, proud Superintendent and number one fan of our 53,000 students.

Thank you, Angelina and Myhahn for the great introduction.  I guess my reputation of enjoying a good joke has spread across the city.

Also, thank you to Leschi’s student Race and Equity team and Rising Sons representatives for centering tonight’s conversation on the importance of student voice. Continue reading