Drinking Liberally-Redmond: A conversation with Rep. Vandana Slatter

Drink Liberally aims to “[build] a community of progressive action through social interaction.”

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 4:30pm
  • Life

For the June Drinking Liberally-Redmond meeting, organizers will welcome State Rep. Vandana Slatter (D-48th) for a conversation about the just concluded legislative session in Olympia and progressive prospects for the mid-term elections.

The event will take place on June 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pomegranate Bistro on 18005 NE 68th St.

Slatter was appointed as the State House Representative for the 48th Legislative District in 2017. She is a former Bellevue City Councilmember, community leader, parent, and biotech and healthcare professional.

Vandana earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington and then worked for over twenty years in the biotech industry. She later obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the UW. Throughout her career, Dr. Slatter has been a leader working actively on many social issues, including trade, women’s rights, education, and sustainable food.

There is no fee for attending our meetings, but we do ask everyone who attends to 1) buy a drink and/or food to support the restaurant that supports us, and 2) contribute when the hat-is-passed to pay for our speakers’ meal.

Drinking Liberally – Redmond gives like-minded progressives a place to talk politics. Attendees don’t need to be a policy expert – just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent in an informal, friendly environment.

More in Life

Local author connects women, mothers through humor

Heather LeRoss chronicles motherhood, womanhood and “wife-hood” in new book

Photo courtesy of Forterra
Green Redmond to host work party at Idylwood Park

The event is scheduled for Aug. 4 from 9 am. to 12 p.m.

State law enforcement agencies team up to combat crimes against children

Redmond police seized a large collection of child porn material as part of task force operation.

Bob Ferguson launches website for human trafficking victims

The website will provide a hub for services and resources for labor and sex trafficking victims.

Foundation invests more than $350,000 in schools

Lake Washington Schools Foundation support ranges from classroom grants to district-wide programs.

The King County Library System invites locals to cool down

King County Libraries are air conditioned and an option for locals to stay cool during summer heat.

From left to right, back row: Nicolas Woolwine, Isaac John Perrin, Lucas Wall, Bradley Ross Cagle, Daniel Liu, Tyler Paul Zangaglia; front row: Scott Cavanagh, Michelle Um, Divya Parimi, Anna Wang, Jessica Wells, Jamie Ellen Hudson, Khushi Manish Chaudhari, Shawdi Mehrvarzan. Photo by Brandi Comstock. Photo courtesy of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation
$37,500 in scholarships awarded to local students

Outstanding character and achievement earn post-secondary funding for local students.

‘A Passport to Washington Libraries’

A new state program offers bookstore gift cards for library visits.

Evergreen Middle School teams rank high at national Olympiad

EMS as a school finished 20th out of 60 in the middle school division.

Most Read