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Seattle City Councilmember O’Brien attending We The People Power Festival

Councilmember Mike O’Brien

 

Seattle City Councilmember O’Brien attending We The People Power Festival
O’Brien will promote upcoming plastic bag ban and speak about money in politics

Seattle – On Saturday, June 16, immediately following the Fremont Solstice Parade, Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien will be on hand at the Fremont Arts Council’s We the People Power Festival at Gasworks Park to help raise awareness about Seattle’s upcoming plastic bag ban, going into effect on July 1, and to speak on limiting the impact of money in local politics.

Bag ban awareness

Who:
Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, will be joined by Zero Waste Seattle, Environment Washington, Seattle’s Bag monsters, and the Plastic Bottle Dragon (100 feet long, 8 feet wide)

What:
Photo and interview opportunities on the upcoming bag ban

When:
1:30 – 2 p.m., following the Fremont Solstice Parade

Where:
Gasworks Park, near the Zero Waste Seattle table

Why:
To raise awareness of Seattle’s upcoming plastic bag ban

Other info:
Seattle’s plastic bag ban was adopted by City Council in January 2012 and goes into effect on July 1, 2012.

Speech on money in local politics

Who:
Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien

What:
Speech and audience question and answer

When:
2 – 2:20 p.m.

Where:
Gasworks Park, on the plaza southeast of the old gasworks, in front of the giant-sized U.S. Constitution

Why:
Councilmember O’Brien will speak to two ideas to address the influence of money in local elections: limiting the surplus campaign funds incumbents can carry over from one campaign to the next and shortening the time candidates can solicit and accept campaign contributions, as described in his recent a guest editorial in the Seattle Times.

Legislative Aide Josh Fogt will be the day-of contact for this event and can be reached at 206-330-6659.

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