Thursday, June 25, 2020

Meeting 6/25/2020 (Zoom)

NOTE: We are meeting 30 min earlier tonight, so that we can end by 8:30, which is when the Black Collective Facebook Live session (which includes Fred) will be broadcast.


6:30  Welcome to new members (a group of Tacoma attorneys, and the rally they have planned for next Th 7/2)

6:45  Recap of what's happened in the last 2 weeks (will send out a list later this afternoon) (Martina)

7:00 Community rep request for the Valley IIT (Fred)

7:15  Deborah Jacobs from OLEO on elected vs. appointed Sheriff option being considered for King County

Short background points for you to read is on the google drive: 

7:45 Group discussion of Next Steps:  Some ideas to consider, please suggest others
Request list of 30 investigations the AG's office has announced it will review
Continuing to monitor investigations of incidents that will happen in the "gap":  after the 30 that the AG's office is reviewing, but before/if the LETSCA law is changed
Monitoring the AG's review process 
How do we work with the Governor's task force

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Charleena Lyles vigil: 6/18/2020

This Thursday NextSteps is going to the Charleena Lyles vigil

For those of you on FaceBook, you can RSVP here:

For everyone:

Place:  Magnuson Park -- just north of UW Seattle in NE Seattle.  Off of Sportsfield Dr NE  
Time:  6-9pm
  • Those of you who came the last time (2 yrs ago) -- it's in the same place.  The baseball diamond across from the apartments where she was killed.
  • For the rest -- We're at the red location marker in the map below. Closest coordinates are  47.678561, -122.260576.   This is a big park.  The plan is to have  signs pointing the way from the entrance(s), but if that fails you can text me at 206 898 8462.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

We need a logo!

There are probably some great graphic artists in our midst, so send us some ideas!

To get this started, here's a couple of ideas  note, there are two options, so scroll down.

Meeting 6/11/2020 7-9pm (Zoom)

Hi folks,

It looks like we may have a lot of new members joining us this week.  So, welcome!  We have quite a bit of work to discuss, so we'll probably have to keep introductions short and sweet :)

Said Joquin investigation: updates and strategy going forward (Annalesa/Fred)
Donations (Martina)
Website: About Us section, Annalesa and Fred video, logo? (Martina)
Update from Vancouver (Joyce and Rheta)
Next Steps List of Demands? (Pauly)

Email us for the zoom link if you need it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Meeting Thursday 6/4/2020 (Zoom)

It has been an extraordinary and historic week.  We'd like to take some time at our Thursday meeting to process some of the emotions and events.  Please email if you need the Zoom link.

So, this week we will start by saying their names.  Those of you who have participated in the Not This Time meetings will be familiar with this.

BUT it turns out Zoom (and all of these virtual platforms) does not work well for the traditional call and response format, due to delays in the audio feed.

SO we will modify this as follows:
  • The meeting will begin with Annalesa reading the list of names of the loved ones who have been shot by police.  We'll start with George Floyd, to acknowledge his life, his sacrifice and his impact.    Then she will read the names of those who have been killed by police here in WA State since Jan 1 2020.
  • If you would like her also to include the name of a loved one important to you, please send us that name.
  • This will be followed by a moment of silence.
We would then like to go around the "room" to give each person a chance to share their thoughts, if they wish to.

There are many other action items in process that we can discuss as time and interests allow.