Tacoma, we have high expectations.
We expect the City of Destiny to live up to its name.
We expect that when 1200+ residents show up to collectively say “Hell No!” to a methanol plant which would use up to 20,000 gallons of water per minute BEFORE expanding operations further, city leaders would be responsive to our concerns.
We expect that leaders not pass the blame to others or call for “more study”in public while writing letters of approval regarding fracked gas storage facilities in order to secure funding for their next campaign. We expect that as citizens, we can hold signs and distribute information showing the dangers of a proposed project without being escorted from the premises, especially if the LLC standing to profit from the lease is allowed to do so.
We expect the cronyism, corruption, and closed-door deal-making to stop.
This is our city. And this is the year we take it back.
Next Public Scoping Meeting will be at the Tacoma Convention Center on Feb. 24. Doors open at 5 p.m. See you there.
The next Amplify Tacoma planning meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, in downtown Tacoma. Message our Facebook page for location.
Our first planning meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 12, in downtown Tacoma. If you would like to learn more, please like our Facebook page and send a message to confirm you can attend. We are looking for artists, writers, photographers, editors, and more.
Amplify Tacoma’s official launch date will be January 1, 2016.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To amplify the voices of those not currently represented in Tacoma’s more conservative, corporate media platforms. Only when citizens have access to a free media do we have a chance at democracy.
To do this, we will use new and traditional media formats, including but not limited to print, audio, design, web-based, and live events.
We will work in a collaborative spirit with the intent of creating a more socially just community. We will do our best to support others working with the same intent, through methods such as offering reduced advertising to grassroots organizations and non-profits whose goals align with our own.
We will give the opportunity for different opinions to share the same stage. Hate will not be tolerated. Bigotry, sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and classism will not be tolerated.
Want to help? Email info [at] amplifytacoma.com