Posts Tagged ‘Claudia Kauffman


Auburnin’ down the house

The Bus and the Talking Heads usually get along great, but we differ on one minor point.  That is, we think Auburnin’ down the house makes so much sense.  That’s why the real live Washington Bus is rolling out for the final time this year for Auburn, Washington’s legislative champion – one Claudia Kauffman.  For convenience sake, let’s make a checklist.  Claudia is:

–       The highest ranking female Native American in the country – Check

–       Vice chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee – Check

–       Recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence – Check

–       Your new best friend – potential check


Makes so much sense in the legislature


Come join us for a great party and a great cause. RSVP to Bust a Move for Claudia!


A simple equation

Claudia Kauffman


= Best Bus Trip Ever (and limited web-graphic ability).  That’s right folks, the Bus dance party people (i.e. you) will be assembling on Saturday, October 16th to Bus(t) a move for Senator Claudia Kauffman!  There shall be food, there shall be friends, there shall be a great cause, and there shall be an elaborately choreographed group dance exhibition performed by the Bus staff – life is complete. RSVP right here!

Claudia is an all-star legislator in Washington’s all-star 47th district (Kent/Auburn) and we’ve got a great opportunity to help her out.  She is also the highest ranking female Native American elected official in the US of A!  That right there is worth a dance party.  Sign up and break it down!

Here’s what to do:

1) Sign up (above)

2) Count the days until October 16th

3) Change out of your blog reading clothes (jorts and a cowboy hat)

4) Put on your dancing clothes (morphsuits encouraged)

5) Bus(t) a Move and help an amazing legislator move Washington forward!

Here’s a little warmup for you:


One bus, one election, two heroes



Sometimes we need heroes. and extended metaphors.


Some call them champions, some call them ballot measures, we call them… LOS DOS VALIENTES.

In a ballot full of villainry, two bold heroes have the answers to our education and environmental woes (cue body slam).  One – a world-class acrobat displaying perfect balance – is known for her defense of the sick, and surprise drops of updated textbooks for Washington’s youth. The other – with impeccable hygiene (mold free!) and tree green eyes – employs 30,000 of the state’s finest workers to keep school children warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The former, known only as I-1098, as well as her companion R-52, have taken the future of Washington State into their own hands.  The work is exhausting (or might we say taxing?), but these villainous times call for brave folks.  They call for Los Dos Valientes. On Halloween, the Bus, you, and you’re best friends will answer this call. Get on the winning team.

The Bus knows another hero – one that wears no mask.  Senator Claudia Kauffman has been championing education and environmental goodness since before it was cool.  The Bus knows this, and we want to share the good news.  That means: (you guessed it) DANCE PARTY BUS TRIP (also dance party)!  Saturday October 16th will be the day, a bus full of great folks helping out Claudia will be the thing.  Be a hero yourself and RSVP.

Keep your eyes peeled for news of our new ballot-based champions in the weeks to come, and arriving in your mailboxes October 18thI-1098 and R-52 = Los Dos Valientes, the people’s champions.


Meet the Bus’s 2010 candidates

Here at the Bus, we like good people. And we like good politics. If you were to make a Venn diagram of those two universes, the overlap would encompass a select group of elected officials, whose very existence makes Washington a better place.

Hyperbolic? We don’t think so! Good public officials fight for access to education and health care, for equal rights and social justice, and for environmental protections and local businesses. They’re pretty key to this whole thing we call “good government.”

With that in mind, we’re very proud to present to you the Bus’s selected 2010 candidates, all of whom will fight for young people and our issues. It’s a great list, and in a year with a ton of amazing candidates, it was no easy thing to select these few. But select we did, and we’re extremely proud of the results.

Each candidate submitted a video explaining why they wanted the Bus to support them, and since we know a video is worth a thousand pictures, and therefore a million words, we’ll stop talking and let our candidates take it from here!

1. Andy Billig, repping central Spokane

2. Joe Fitzgibbon, repping West Seattle, Burien and Vashon Island

3. Randy Gordon, repping Mercer Island and Bellevue

4. Nick Harper, repping Everett and Marysville

5. Claudia Kauffman, repping Kent and Covington

6. Geoff Simpson, repping Kent and Covington