North Sound Progressive Community People’s Summit 2.0

Jun 06, 2018
Courtesy of: Paula Townsell Niko Battle, a junior at Kamiak High School, is a founding member of We Won’t Be Next – a student group for sensible gun legislation, and was an organizer of the March for Our Lives Rally and March in Everett on March 24. Battle provided a speech on gun violence.

June 3 was the second annual North Sound Progressive Community People’s Summit, followed by the March for Solidarity. The event was held at the Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza and Amphitheater.

More than 30 local progressive grassroots community action groups and organizations  provided information, including topics on democracy, climate change and the environment, student movement for gun responsibility, fair and equitable representation, social/racial/gender justice, affordable housing and more.

There was also a demonstration of support for neighbors who are immigrants and refugees, the ongoing monthly march “March in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees.”

Mukilteo was well represented, as Kamiak junior Niko Battle and Islamic Center of Mukilteo President Riaz Khan were two of the event’s speakers.

This year’s theme was “Building a Progressive Community to Ignite and Empower Action.” The Communities of Color Coalition (C3), ForEverett, SnoCo Indivisible, We Won’t Be Next/Students Demand Action and Everett March In Solidarity sponsored the event.

Participating groups included the 350-Everett, The Poor People’s Campaign, NAACP of Snohomish County, Everett Meaningful Movies, Everett Districts Now, League of Women Voters of Snohomish County, Marysville Indivisible, Moms Demand Action, Women’s March Everett Huddle, Whole Washington (I-1600), Washington Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy (I-1631), North Seattle Progressives, Northwest Community Bail Fund, Moms Out Front, and many more.

Chris Glans and Paula Townsell were co-organizers of the People’s Summit 2.0 and Liz Vogeli was the organizer for the March in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees.

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