Each year, our dinner draws supporters, activists, legislators, and friends to celebrate progressive policy victories and re-focus our shared vision for the future. Will you join us this year and be a Changemaker? Reserve your seat today!
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center
305 Harrison St. Seattle, 98109
Tickets Now Available!
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Teresa Mosqueda – Emcee
Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda was elected in November 2017 to serve as the citywide Councilmember in Position 8. Mosqueda’s top priority on City Council is promoting healthy communities, lifting-up working families, and creating more affordable housing for all residents through the city. She was named one of Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018 for her work on critical legislation in her first year in office. She previously served as the Political Director for the Washington State Labor Council, AFLCIO, ran for office as a Labor Democrat, and continues to prioritize workers every day by building economy that works for all, passing additional labor protections, and building affordable housing and healthy communities for all.
Monserrat Padilla – Aubrey Davis Changemaker Award Recipient
Monserrat Padilla has been organizing LGBTQ, immigrant and communities of color on the ground for over 10 years to build collective movement power. She was a co-founder of the Washington Dream Coalition and has led national & statewide campaigns, including the victory on the Washington State Dream Act to expand eligibility for state aid in higher education. Monserrat worked as a the National Program Coordinator for the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, a program of United We Dream, where she worked across the country building a national network of LGBTQ immigrant community leaders, advocates and organizers to develop policies and advocate addressing the needs of LGBTQ immigrant communities.
Jeff Johnson- Aubrey Davis Changemaker Award Recipient
Jeff Johnson served as staff at the Washington State Labor Council 25 years before being elected and serving as President from 2011 to 2019. Jeff began his union life in New York City with Local 2190 of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO in 1979 and taught Labor Economics and Labor Studies at several colleges, universities, and other labor and community sponsored education programs in the New York area. Jeff’s work at the WSLC focused on organizing, policy, and legislation that improves the lives of working people through increasing collective bargaining and organizing rights; economic justice and anti-poverty measures; strengthening workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and employment standards; improving health care and advocating for “Medicare for All”; and protecting the rights of farm workers and immigrant workers.
Jasmyne Sims – Artist Spotlight
A native of Tacoma, Jasmyne attends Tacoma Community College and is majoring in Criminal Justice. She has competed in numerous poetry competitions in the greater Seattle area, including the 2017 Rain City Slam finals. Jasmyne started writing seriously at the age of 15 and since then uses poetry as a way to “comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable”.
Sponsorships Now Available
Can you or your organization join us as a sponsor this year? Sponsors power our movement for equity and benefit from high-profile event marketing, free event tickets, and take-home gifts. There is a sponsorship level for any budget- please take a moment to review our sponsorship form and let us know which level will work best!
To confirm your sponsorship, contact Sam Hatzenbeler, Development Director at email@example.com or at (206) 529-6375.
Calling all Table Captains
Table captains play a crucial role in the success of an event by bringing members of their community to learn, celebrate, and show up for progressive policy progress in Washington State. Will you fill a table with your friends and colleagues, and power EOI’s work for another year? Contact Sam Hatzenbeler, Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (206) 529-6375 to register as a Table Captain, and check out our Table Captain packet for more information.
With thanks to our sponsors!