What a way to spend Presidents Day. This afternoon, Olympia, our lovely and talented state capitol, was overrun. And no, this was no ordinary invasion of Visigoths, Ostrogoths, or any other type of Goth for that matter (and yes, that’s a reference to the Roman Empire, not the questionable fashion choice). Rather, Oly saw an influx of thousands upon thousands of people from across the state who want our state budget to be one that is not all cuts, and instead brings a balance approach to the table. Closing tax loopholes? Hell yeah. Generating revenue? Yup. And why? Because that’s how you pay for extremely vital things like, oh say, education, healthcare, human services, and on and on and on.
There were thousands of people in attendance,and they all deserve huge appreciation for being part of the Oly takeover, but special kudos are due to the organizing crew who made the day happen, including Fuse’s Jim Dawson, Erin Haick and Liz Elwart, Washington CAN’s Joshua Welter, Washington Student Association’s Mike Bogotay and Christina Rocks, and the rest of the behind-the-scenes folks who made the day the unmitigated success that it was.
Check the pics, it’s staggering!
Many more after the jump….