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Palouse ProActive connects people to information, resources, and one another to inspire dignity and promote democracy.

Contact us if you have events for the calendar or know someone who needs support.

Interested in joining our email list?  Send an email to contact@palouseproactive.org with JOIN LIST in the subject line.

Join our rapid response text/email system if you want to be contacted in real-time with information regarding community members who need assistance or to hear about important local events that unfold quickly. 

Palouse ProActive would like to thank the numerous volunteers, sponsors, and community members who made 2017, our founding year, a success.  The following are some of the organizational accomplishments for which we are particularly proud, including being the recipient of a 2017 Cougars Against Hate, Extremism, and Terrorism Award!

  • Distributed information on how bills, laws, and policies impact citizens
  • Sponsored a "How to Run for Office" workshop
  • Maintained an up-to-date calendar of events informing the community of local events
  • Sponsored a letter writing workshop to help people learn how to contact their government representatives
  • Sponsored an open house at the proposed location for the Pullman City Hall
  • Sponsored a Pullman City Council and School Board candidate forum
  • Distributed and posted on our website answers to our candidate questionnaires (for Moscow and Pullman CityCouncil and School Board candidates)
  • Created a rapid response text system
  • Co-sponsored a pro-immigration rally in Moscow City Park
  • Sponsored Planned Parenthood speaker
  • Sponsored a "Communicating Across Difference" workshop

Please visit our website and Facebook pages often.  2018 promises to be an exciting year, and we will need your support!

UPCOMING EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES!  

Let Your Voice Be Heard Workshop, April 21, 1-3pm at Neill Public Library, 210 N Grand (Pullman)

We invite community members of all ages to learn how to most effectively contact elected representatives. The event, which is free to attend, is a family-centered workshop that will guide students, their parents, and citizens on how to make their voices heard by the government.  Learn who your representatives are, how to most effectively call and write representatives, and how to see representatives in person.  

Larry Clark, a former policy analyst and communications officer for the Washington State Legislature, will briefly explain how to effectively write to government representatives and inform participants about the legislative process.  Stationary and pens will be provided for participants to write letters to their government representatives.  No specific topic or issue will be the focus of this workshop; participants can write about any issue that is important to them. Refreshments will be served.  

Looking to run for office in Whitman County?  Important dates and open positions are listed below. 

Candidate filing by mail:  April 30-May 18, 5 pm

Candidate filing in person: May 14 (8 am)-May 18, 5 pm

Online candidate filing: May 14 (9 am)-May 18, 4 pm) (www.secstate.wa.gov).

Positions open for filing in Whitman County are: 

  • Commissioner District No. 3
  • Assessor
  • Auditor
  • Superior Court Clerk
  • Coroner
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Sheriff
  • Treasurer
  • District Court Judge
  • All County Precinct Committee Officers

Candidate filing forms are available at the Whitman County Elections office, located at 304 N. Main St. Colfax, WA. Hours 8 am-noon & 1-5 pm

Should no person file for any one of these positions,  a special 3 day filing period for that position will take place from May 21 (8 am)-May 23 (5 pm)

 

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Palouse ProActive gladly welcomes donations of your time and skills at events we are planning! We are also interested in your donations of paper goods, printing services, and meeting spaces. Contact us if you have something to share!

Calendar of events on the Palouse

April 21, 2018
  • The #3 Memorial Fund - Mental Health First Aid Course

    April 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Pullman Regional Hospital (Meeting rooms C & D), 835 SE Bishop Blvd, Pullman, WA 99163, USA

    The #3 Memorial Fund – Mental Health First Aid Course Saturday, April 21, 2018 Time: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, with a one hour lunch break Fee: $25.00, or, FREE for full-time college students and others who may qualify. Complete short online application at: http://bit.do/mhfa-ap to determine eligibility and receive password. Location: Pullman Regional Hospital, Meeting Rooms C & D, 835 SE Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA 99163 Tickets Available Online at: www.thenumberthree.bpt.me Details: Event attendees are on their own for lunch, but the Red Sage Café is just down the hall inside the hospital and open to the public. The 8.5-hour course will give you the skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. The 5-step strategy includes assessing risk, respectful listening, supporting the person in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help.  

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  • 14th Annual Pullman Stream Clean-Up

    April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Spring Street Park; next to the skate park

    Jump into Spring at the 14th Annual Pullman Stream Clean-Up

    Calling all community residents! Join City of Pullman Stormwater Services and the Palouse Conservation District (PCD) in celebrating Earth Day at the 14th Annual Pullman Stream Clean-Up onSaturday April 21st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy a day walking along Pullman streams with your neighbors, removing litter and recyclables from local waterways, in an effort to keep Pullman green and clean. Volunteers will check-in at Spring Street Park, next to the skate park, to get their stream assignment and enjoy some refreshments.This event will take place rain or shine so dress appropriately. Closed-toed shoes, sun protection, rain gear, and water are recommended. Be sure to join us afterwards for refreshments and lunch provided by community sponsors.Last year, over 400 participants cleared 10 cubic yards of trash and recyclables from Missouri Flat Creek, Paradise Creek, and the South Fork of the Palouse River.Sign up at www.palousecd.org/pullman-stream-cleanup.

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  • Family-Friendly Let Your Voice Be Heard Workshop

    April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Neill Public Library, 210 N Grand Ave, Pullman, WA 99163, USA

    Drop in anytime between 1-3 pm!  Refreshments  provided!


    We invite community members of all ages to learn how to most effectively contact elected representatives. The event, which is free to attend, is a family-centered workshop that will guide students, their parents, and citizens on how to make their voices heard by the government. Learn who your representatives are, how to most effectively call and write representatives, and how to see representatives in person.

    Larry Clark, a former policy analyst and communications officer for the Washington State Legislature, will briefly explain how to effectively write to government representatives and inform participants about the legislative process. Stationary and pens will be provided for participants to write letters to their government representatives. No specific topic or issue will be the focus of this workshop; participants can write about any issue that is important to them.


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  • Tax Reform Workshop

    April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 525 NE Campus St, Pullman, WA 99163, USA

    Jim Dawson of All in for Washington will present a workshop on Tax Reform on Saturday, April 21 from 2-4 pm. The workshop will review the current tax code and discuss All in For WA efforts for solutions.

    Location: Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Pullman.

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April 25, 2018
  • Climate Policy in the EU

    April 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    WSU: Foley Speaker's Room 308 Bryan Hall

    The Foley Institute Coffee and Politics series

    The European Union is probably the region of the world where most practical policy experimentation has taken place in the field of environment and climate change and the EU emerged as a global leader in international climate negotiations

    Jürgen Salay is an expert on European climate policy with close to 20 years of professional experience in preparing, negotiating and implementing climate legislation on national and European Union level.

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  • League of Women Voters of Moscow: Primary Election Candidate Forum

    April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Latah County Fair Office, 1021 Harold St, Moscow, ID 83843, USA

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    7-9 p.m.

    Primary Election Candidate Forum.Learn more about local candidates with moderator Richard Seaman.

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April 26, 2018
  • Border Politics and the Wall

    April 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    WSU: Foley Speaker's Room 308 Bryan Hall

    The Foley Institute Coffee and Politics series

    Fueled by a call to stop “rapists,” drug dealers, and other “bad hombres,” the Trump Administration has committed to a policy of heightened border security. The rhetorical turn in US policy is having seismic impact on international relations and on border communities in the Southwest, but is it that different from previous administrations? Come join us for a discussion about recent executive branch efforts to deal with border security.

    Dr. Richard Pinedais director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies at the University of Texas, El Paso
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April 30, 2018
  • Whitman County Candidate filing by mail begins

    April 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 am

    Candidate filing by mail will begin on April 30 and end May 18 at 5:00pm.

    Positions open for filing in Whitman County are:Commissioner District No. 3, Assessor, Auditor, Superior Court Clerk, Coroner,Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, District Court Judge, and all CountyPrecinct Committee Officers.

    Candidate filing forms are available at the WhitmanCounty Elections office, located at 304 N. Main St. Colfax, WA. Hours are8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00

    If a Candidate has filed, but wishes to withdraw, thewithdrawal must be done in person at the Whitman County Elections office by May21, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

    Should no person file for any one of these positions aspecial three day filing period for that position will take place from 8:00 am May21 to 5:00 pm May 23, 2018.

    For more information: www.secstate.wa.gov

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May 14, 2018
  • Whitman County candidate filing in person begins

    May 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 am

    Candidate filing in person begins May 14 at 8:00 am andends on May 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

    Positions open for filing in Whitman County are:Commissioner District No. 3, Assessor, Auditor, Superior Court Clerk, Coroner,Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, District Court Judge, and all CountyPrecinct Committee Officers.

    Candidate filing forms are available at the WhitmanCounty Elections office, located at 304 N. Main St. Colfax, WA. Hours are8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00

    If a Candidate has filed, but wishes to withdraw, thewithdrawal must be done in person at the Whitman County Elections office by May21, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

    Should no person file for any one of these positions aspecial three day filing period for that position will take place from 8:00 am May21 to 5:00 pm May 23, 2018.

    For more information: www.secstate.wa.gov

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  • Whitman County Online candidate filing begins on May 14 at 9:00 am

    May 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 am

    Whitman County Online candidate filing begins on May 14 at 9:00 am

    Positions open for filing in Whitman County are:Commissioner District No. 3, Assessor, Auditor, Superior Court Clerk, Coroner,Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, District Court Judge, and all CountyPrecinct Committee Officers.

    Candidate filing forms are available at the WhitmanCounty Elections office, located at 304 N. Main St. Colfax, WA. Hours are8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00

    If a Candidate has filed, but wishes to withdraw, thewithdrawal must be done in person at the Whitman County Elections office by May21, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

    Should no person file for any one of these positions aspecial three day filing period for that position will take place from 8:00 am May21 to 5:00 pm May 23, 2018.

    For more information: www.secstate.wa.gov

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