Candidate for Congress has Bainbridge meet-and-greet

Rebecca Parson, a Democratic Party candidate for Washington state’s 6th Congressional District, will visit Bainbridge Island Thursday for a campaign event.

Parson will be at OfficeXpats at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

She is being hosted for her first meet-and-greet on Bainbridge Island by Bainbridge Climate Action and Indivisible Bainbridge.

Parson’s background includes:

• Commissioner on the Tacoma Commission on Disabilities, where she has worked to bring a wheelchair-accessible taxi service to Tacoma;

• Human rights observer in an indigenous Zapatista community in Mexico that was threatened by paramilitary groups;

• Worked with the International Association of Genocide Scholars and presented at their conference in Sarajevo;

• Court-appointed special advocate for kids in foster care;

• Organizer with the Democratic Socialists of America;

• Board member of Whole Washington, a group fighting for single-payer healthcare in Washington; and

• Democratic Party precinct committee officer.

If elected, Parson’s goals include: Medicare for All; 12 million new units of social housing in the next decade; the Green New Deal; $15 federal minimum wage floor (more in high-cost areas); cancellation of student debt; starting salary of $60K for all public school teachers; abolition of private prisons; and an end to the country’s involvement in “forever wars.”

For more information about Parson’s campaign, visit https://rebeccaforwa.com.

More in News

Bainbridge parks board seat draws a crowd

There’s only one vacant seat on the board of commissioners for the… Continue reading

Bloom earns academic honors at the University of Hartford

Ethan Bloom of Bainbridge Island has been named to its dean’s list… Continue reading

Sen. Rolfes: Revenue forecast is positive sign for state’s economy

Good news, but not great. Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, chair of… Continue reading

Bainbridge Public Library hosts program on stormwater solutions

WSU Kitsap Master Gardeners/Rain Garden Mentors will be presenting many low-impact options… Continue reading

Lawmakers flinch on proposed ban of for-profit detention facilities | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Washington lawmakers elected to prohibit the transfer of inmates to… Continue reading

Family research is meeting topic for BIGS

The Bainbridge Island Genealogy Society will get a presentation on the website… Continue reading

Quinn receives academic honors at Northeastern University

Bainbridge Island resident Dylan Quinn, a Northeastern University student majoring in economics,… Continue reading

Islanders excel at Carroll College

Two students from Bainbridge Island have been honored for academic excellence at… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Adult language

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. TUESDAY, JAN. 7… Continue reading

Most Read