Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Ben Crowther

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Ben is a Seattle area native, living with his husband downtown since 2013. He started in queer grassroots organizing in 2009 and quickly developed a love for all things political and wonky. When he’s not reading news articles, he can be found excitedly pointing out new buses or prime plots for redevelopment to his uninterested friends who really just want to get to dinner. Serving as the Policy and Legislative Affairs Director, Ben primarily writes about political issues.

Get Those Ballots In!

It's the Monday before election day when polls will close and we will be able to reclaim our Facebook newsfeed for cat videos and selfies. But before we get there, we need to vote. All ballots are due no later than 8:00 PM tomorrow. Still have yours? We have some tips. Step One: Fill out...

Time To Vote

Ballots for the 2016 General Election have been mailed out. With just 15 days left to vote by November 8th, here’s what you need to do: Step One: Get your ballot from the mailbox Ballots were mailed out on October 21st. Didn’t get your ballot? Contact your county elections department. They...
This is your semi-annual reminder to register to vote by October 10th to vote in the November 8th General Election. How Can I Register? Glad you asked! You can register online or by mail (print-outs available in 19 languages) by October 10th. Miss that deadline? Have no fear. You can register in-person at...
When I was four years old, I wrote a letter to Mother Nature. Signed, sealed, and delivered to the boulder in our suburban front yard, I mourned the new developments tearing down forest and farmland and asked her to intervene. I grew up playing in the woods behind our...
Below are the results for the 2016 primary election on election night. Current leaders will be in bold. Endorsed candidates/positions will have an (e) next to them. *Results being updated throughout the night Measures Seattle Prop 1 (Housing Levy): Yes (e) 67.93%, No 32.07% I-123 (Park My Viaduct): Yes 19.44%, No (e) 80.56% Snohomish County Prop 1 (sales tax for criminal...
June was a complicated month for queer and trans communities in Seattle. On Pride Sunday, a crowd nearing the population of Seattle gathered Downtown to celebrate the annual Pride parade and festival—one of the largest in the country. Known for its flamboyance and grandiosity, Pride is a hallmark event...
Donald Trump’s ascension to the Republican presidential nomination has played out before our eyes over the past few month. At first, many of us dismissed him as a protest candidate, a brash TV-personality with no serious shot at the nation’s highest elected office. But this election has been one...
Feed me your Beamers and Maseratis, says Eastgate P&R.
It pains me to write these words, but The Seattle Times editorial board is (partially) right about an issue concerning transit. In a recent editorial, they encouraged Sound Transit to plan for continued car use in the design of light rail stations across the region, writing: At this point, one principle is...