Fund the North Sound Progressive People's Summit

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Raising funds for the 3rd Annual - North Sound Progressive People’s Summit!

Sunday - June 2, 2019 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at Snohomish County Plaza and Amphitheater, 3000 Rockefeller, in downtown Everett, WA  98201; The North Sound Progressive People's Summit will be followed by the March in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees (all progressive causes welcome)

The North Sound Progressive People's Summit is an annual event - held in Everett.  The Summit is an opportunity for progressive groups and organizations, who are working towards equity and social justice, to come together for inspiration, collaboration and unity.  The Summit is also an opportunity for members of the public to engage with the wide variety of local grassroots progressive groups and organizations in our region, and to hear from some outstanding dynamic regional and local speakers.  Community members are invited to The Summit to discover groups they may be unfamiliar with, as well as connect with organization leaders and members to consider joining and supporting direct actions with progressive groups. 

BONUS:   As an exciting extra at this year's Summit, we will feature an opportunity for the community to Meet the Candidates on "Democracy Alley" where informal conversations can flourish, allowing a rare and personal glimpse at our local candidates both on the November ticket and those already in office!  Citizen-based initiatives will also be represented, and you can get your questions answered.

Candidates for local and regional political office in the North Sound are invited to reserve a spot on Democracy Alley at The Summit to meet the public, distribute campaign materials, share their messages and listen to their constituents!  (Elected officials are also welcome and encouraged to join in the public meet-and-greet opportunity.)  All local progressive candidates, regardless of party affiliation, are welcome to attend, set up a table/canopy on "Democracy Alley," and to engage with the progressive community.  One restriction:  civil discourse is mandatory!  Positive message materials only, please.

This year, our goal is to raise enough funds to create our best Summit yet, by:
     Providing a professional welcoming table canopy and a stage canopy, for rain or shine;
     Covering the costs associated with the venue, insurance, porta-potties (if needed), etc.;
     Providing a quality PA system (need speakers, an audio mixer, microphone and cables);
     Providing activities for children/youth (face painting, games, etc.); 
     Purchasing reusable grocery/swag bags for attendees, with NEW Summit logo; and
     Cover the printing and publicity costs…

As with the previous Summit GoFundMe equipment purchases (set of walkie-talkies and powered PA speaker), these items are reused in local progressive  events, including:  rallies,
teach-ins, marches, demonstrations, vigils and other civic and community gatherings.

The Summit is a fully inclusive, family-friendly, fun and free community event.  With the event culminating with the March in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees, there is truly something for everyone!  The Summit is held at the Snohomish County Plaza and Amphitheater in downtown Everett.  It is hosted by "ForEverett", sponsored by SnoCo Indivisible, and supported by many local area progressive groups, organizations and individuals (including:  350-Everett, Marysville Indivisible, Mother’s Out Front, Everett Meaningful Movies, and the list is growing).

The March in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees has been ongoing for two years and is held the first Sunday of each month in Everett to call attention and support for our immigrant/refugee community.  When joining The Summit on June 2nd, there is a short, accessible march-route on City sidewalks that is family-friendly and inclusive.

How does The Summit work? 
At the Summit there are rows of canopies, each host to a different local progressive group
or organization.   They are tabling with information on their organization, activities and
membership.  Folks are welcome to visit the various groups and to engage in discussions
while learning about progressive missions, goals, plans, and activism strategies. 

Democracy Alley
A place for Candidates, Citizens' Initiatives and Political Organizations.
 
Groups and Organizations:
Wishing space at The Summit, may contact Organizers at: PeoplesSummit@hotmail.com or visit/message us on Facebook at:  North Sound Progressive People's Summit

Candidates:
If you wish to reserve a space on "Democracy Alley," contact the organizers at
PeoplesSummit@hotmail.com to reserve your "stump" (nominal fee). 

Want to Sponsor? 
Groups, Organizations and Individuals who wish to be listed as North Sound Progressive People's Summit Sponsors on our Website, on Facebook and on Instagram, as well as in the
Summit promotional flyers and media release material.  

Want to Volunteer? 
Contact the Organizers: PeoplesSummit@hotmail.com , visit/message us on Facebook at: North Sound Progressive People's Summit or attend the Planning and Organization
Committee meetings on the first Thursday of every month at the Snohomish County PUD
Building, at 6:30 pm.  

Costs/Expenses/Donations:  
Donations are graciously accepted! 
We sincerely appreciate your trust and generosity with any size of donation. 
All funds and expenditures are accounted for with the Summit Planning Team and we will
guarantee they will be used wisely.   We know how to stretch a dollar!

See you on June 2nd!

 

[Special Note on Contributions - those who donated prior to January 2019 were for our most recent community event - Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice; therefore, those donors prior to 2019 are thanked for their support of the important work with climate justice (and not directly affiliated with the NSPPS, although many are involved in both events).   We appreciate support for all of our community events and will continue in service to our progressive community members as we are needed!]

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