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Friends,

We hope you will support our effort this fall to build a tiny home for a local veteran. Please see the call for volunteers below and help spread the word. We especially need to recruit experienced builders.

Did you see these in the news this week?

Washington sues Navy for dumping toxic paint into Puget Sound

Congress, stop ducking war-declaration authority on Iran

In peace, 
WPJC


P.S. Be sure to save the evening of Saturday, Sept. 21 on your calendar for International Day of Peace. The theme this year is "Climate Action for Peace" and you won't want to miss it. More details coming in August!

Tiny home build


Starting Oct. 5 and partnering with HomesNow, WPJC is building a tiny home for a local veteran.

We are recruiting volunteers to help! The coordinating team includes high school students and veterans, and we particularly encourage anyone considering military service to work on this project with us. 

Please sign up at https://www.whatcompjc.org/tinyhome.html and help us spread the word!

9 a.m., July 17
Restore overtime pay hearing
Sheraton (714 Lakeway Drive)

4-5 p.m., July 19
Peace Vigil
Corner of Magnolia and Cornwall

6 p.m., July 19
Veterans for Peace 111 monthly chapter meeting
Co-op Connections Building (405 E. Holly, Room 103)

July 19/20
Paddle to Lummi Orientation for Volunteers
Lummi Wex'liem Building (2100 Lummi View Drive)

July 24-28
Paddle to Lummi
Stommish Grounds

7-8:30 p.m., July 24
Islamophobia Teach-In

WPJC (1220 Bay Street)

6-9 p.m., July 26
Birchwood International Market
Corner of Northwest and Birchwood

9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 27
HomesNow Yard Sale
Safe Haven (620 Alabama)

7 p.m., July 29
Amnesty International Group 270 meeting
Upstairs at downtown Co-op (1220 N. Forrest)

Public hearing to restore overtime pay


From Working Washington:

Last month, Washington state announced a bold plan to restore overtime protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers in our state. Under the state's plan, if you’re paid less than about $70,000 year, you’ll get overtime pay when you work overtime hours, regardless of your job title, and regardless of whether you’re hourly or salaried.

This would be a huge step forward to bring back the promise of the 40-hour workweek, and we’re this close to getting it done… but we need your support!

There’s a big public hearing in Bellingham at 9am on Wednesday, July 17th — can you be there? Click here to RSVP & get all the details.

"Sacred lands, sacred lives: Peace knows no borders"


The 2019 National Convention of Veterans For Peace will be hosted by VFP Chapter 35 in Spokane, Washington, August 15-18. The theme of this year's convention is Sacred Lands, Sacred Lives: Peace Knows No Borders. Find out more here: https://www.veteransforpeace.org/2019-annual-convention.
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