Rally at the seat of the government of Washington State, in Olympia
People from all over the state came to Olympia to demonstrate for a fair budget based on human rights. People are opposed to a budget that appears to be arbitrary, favorable to the specialized interests of a wealthy elite, and that appears to be based on corporate power.
Principle organizer: Washington Community Action Network, WashingtonCAN.
Beautiful day, beautiful people: potential to create beautiful policy and culture that respect common needs and interests, rather than maintaining injustice, and the primary political adherence to the influence of money, and the specialized interests of wealth.
Currently it is 10 minutes before 6pm, and people are still in the Legislative Building, where there has been a rally since the early afternoon. It is not clear when today's protest will be over!
At 6:07pm, there are dozens, perhaps a hundred people or more, with bedrolls laid out on the floor under the dome in the rotunda of the Legislative Building.