Volunteer for Common Threads Northwest fails to back up claims against newly appointed Washington State 40th District Rep. / Noisy Waters Northwest


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Screenshot of a portion the show outline (available on the show’s website) for KGMI’s January 11, 2020 Saturday Morning Live radio show,

January 12, 2020  Dena Jensen

On KGMI’s January 11, 2020 conservative talk radio show, Saturday Morning Live, host Kris Halterman had James McKinney – referred to as Jim – as her guest.  McKinney, a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army, is president and CEO of Apple Mountain LLC, whose principal office, according to the Washington Secretary of State website is in Blaine, Washington. Continue reading

Contact House Appropriations Committee to support SB 5438 protections for farm workers / Noisy Waters Northwest

Click the graphic to access the two minute discussion and vote for SB 5438

April 3, 2019 ACTION Dena Jensen

Yesterday Senate Bill 5438 was successfully moved out of the WA state legislature’s Labor & Workplace Standards committee with a do-pass recommendation! SB 5438 would provide measures to offer more adequate protections for the rising number of H-2A farm workers being recruited by Washington state farms.

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2019 Farmworker Tribunal and Latino Legislative Day on Community Voz / Noisy Waters Northwest

March 30, 2019 Dena Jensen

Click the graphic to access a recording of the 3/20/19 Community Voz radio show

For those who didn’t catch it on air, the March 20, 2019 Community Voz radio show on KMRE centered on the trip that members of the Bellingham women-led , grassroots organization, Community to Community Development (C2C), made to Olympia on March 18, 2019 for the 6th Annual Farmworker Tribunal and Latino Legislative Day. 

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2/26/19 Community Voz radio show on SB 5438, offering protections to farm workers / Facebook post, Noisy Waters Northwest

March 14, 2019 Dena Jensen

Click the graphic to access The Western Front article, “Community to Community Development Takes Fight for Agricultural Workers, Immigrants Rights to State Legislature”

I just listened to a recent Community Voz radio show on SB 5438 – which recently passed the state senate – a bill that would provide a source of funding and resources to provide better oversight to help prevent abuses of the H-2A visa agricultural program. You all should listen too. There’s a ton of information and analysis packed into the hour-long show that will help you better understand the bill. (Great music too!)

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Fire Doug #25 / Noisy Waters Northwest


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Click the graphic to access the Noisy Waters Northwest blog post, “State senator Doug Ericksen’s EPA employment: An ethical and potential legal dilemma”


September 19, 2018  Dena Jensen

Here’s #25 in the series of Doug’s Got to Go posts. And this one provides an example of Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen’s bold-faced telling of unbelievable nonsense. Continue reading

Fire Doug #11 / Facebook post, Noisy Waters Northwest

Ericksen no on stopping conversion therapy

September 5, 2018  Dena Jensen

11 days and 11 easy reasons now that Doug’s Got to Go. 

Today’s reason is that Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen (and our two current 42nd LD Representatives, also up for re-election) voted against a law banning conversion therapy by licensed health care providers on patients under age eighteen, that would spare minors of any sexual identity in our state from this type of abuse.  Continue reading

Fire Doug #10 / Facebook post, Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access the Noisy Waters Northwest post, “Doug Ericksen: On the door, or out the door”

September 4, 2018  Dena Jensen

Day number 10 of the Doug’s Got to Go posts finds us remembering the April of 2017 when 42nd LD constituents were often wondering “Where’s Doug?”  I think when it has been, on multiple occasions, so hard to figure out where and when our Republican Senator Doug Ericksen is really working, it’s a sure sign to send him on his way!  Continue reading

Fire Doug #7 / Noisy Waters Northwest

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Click the graphic to access The Bellingham Herald article “Transgender locker room rules prompt outcry at state Capitol”

September 1, 2018  Dena Jensen

Day 7 of Doug’s Got to Go has arrived and we shall celebrate it with being thankful that Republican Senator Doug Ericksen and the two other current 42nd LD representatives were unsuccessful in 2016 in overturning the enforcement by the Washington State Human Rights Commission of the Washington Law Against Discrimination making sure transgender people are protected in using the bathroom that fits their sexual identity.  Continue reading

The one foot out the door senator from Ferndale dodges accountability / Noisy Waters Northwest, Sandy Robson

March 15, 2018  Sandy Robson

On January 6, 2018, Republican state Senator Douglas Ericksen found himself on the front page of The Bellingham Herald, and the subject of headlines in numerous other news publications later that day and over the weekend, for having been appointed to the position of senior adviser to the regional administrator in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 office, in Seattle, Washington. Ericksen tried to quash that news by saying the story was false, and by calling those press reports “erroneous.” Local reporter Kie Relyea, first broke the story on January 5, in the online version of The Bellingham Herald. Continue reading