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Seattle Civic & Political Groups
The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer worthwhile opportunities for professional, civic and social networking, community service, volunteering, learning and corporate sponsorship in the Greater Seattle region.

CityClub of Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

CityClub, a non-partisan group, organizes regular events on a variety of issues that affect the people of the region. Members include a mix of seasoned and upcoming community leaders and influencers.

 

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Seattle Arts & Lectures
Established: 1987

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SAL sparks the imagination by connecting people and ideas. Subscribers can hear from and meet with internationally recognized thought leaders on topics ranging from medicine to poetry.

 

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34th District Democrats

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The 34th District Democrats is the official organization of the Democratic Party in West Seattle, White Center (North Highline), Burien, Vashon and Maury Island.

 

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All Aboard Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

AAW is a coalition of individuals, organizations and companies dedicated to promoting the improvement of passenger and freight rail transportation in the state of Washington.

 

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Allied Arts of Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Allied Arts works to enhance the cultural livability of Seattle and to create a social network of people who care about the Arts, Urban Design and Historic Preservation.

 

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Alpine Lakes Protection Society (ALPS)

Networking events take place in Seattle and Eastside

This group does not organize many events, but will interest anyone who wants to dedicate time, effort or resources to protecting the amazing Alpine Lakes area of Washington's Cascade mountains.

 

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American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (WA)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

ACSCAN is a national advocacy group with campaigns and operations in Washington state.

 

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

ACLU of Washington takes on major law reform through litigation and legislative action. Participation is open to individual and organizational supporters.

 

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American Heart Association of Puget Sound

Networking events take place throughout Puget Sound Region

 

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Amnesty International USA - Group 4 of Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Association of Washington Cities

Networking events take place primarily in Olympia

AWC is a lobbying organization representing the interests of member cities in the state's legislative process. Regular events provide excellent networking opportunities.

 

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Bellevue Downtown Association

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

BDA is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of local businesses. The group advocates on behalf of members and organizes regular events where members can network.

 

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Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Seattle & King County

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Established in 1912, BOMA is the voice of the office building and commercial real estate industry. Membership is open to any company with an interest in this sector.

 

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CAIR Washington State

Networking events take place in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

CAIR works to promote social justice and acceptance of Muslims in Washington State.

 

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Center for Women & Democracy

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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City of Seattle Board & Commissions

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Over 50 boards & commissions advise the city and mayor on issues ranging from bicycles to sister cities. Serving on a board is a great way to network and build influence. Young professionals sought.

 

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City Year Seattle / King County

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

City Year is a tutoring and mentoring program for school aged children made possible by the support of major local employers and philanthropic organizations.

 

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CityClub of Tacoma

Networking events take place primarily in Tacoma

The City Club of Tacoma provides a forum that brings people together to explore issues and ideas affecting the community.

 

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Community Center for Education Results (CCER)

Networking events take place in Seattle

 

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Commute Seattle

Networking events take place in Seattle

 

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Consular Association of Washington State

Networking events take place primarily in Olympia and Seattle

 

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Crosscut

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Crosscut is a local, nonprofit news website. Members receive invitations to in-depth, exclusive events with local civic leaders. Crosscut also offers a Young Professionals Board. Check it out.

 

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Design in Public

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Discovery Institute

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Discovery Institute supporters and members can enjoy high level networking at this Seattle-based think tank, which bills itself as a community of scholars and policy advocates with a common goal.

 

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Downtown Seattle Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

DSA's mission is to champion a healthy, vibrant urban core. Members are companies operating downtown who benefit from DSA networking and marketing.

 

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Drinking Liberally

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Drink to rejoice or drink to forget, but most importantly, drink with liberals.

 

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Eastside Republican Club

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

ERC is a Political Action Committee of Republicans from the Eastside of Seattle.

 

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Equal Rights Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

This is an advocacy organization whose cause is to promote the rights of LGBT community in Washington state.

 

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Foundation for Health Care Quality

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

 

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Friends of Seattle Waterfront

Networking events take place in Seattle

Friends of Seattle Waterfront is a community coalition leading the way for the creation of a world-class urban waterfront. Sign up on their website to receive event alerts or donate to get involved.

 

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Fuse Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

 

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Get Engaged

Networking events take place in Seattle

Get Engaged is a civic leadership program of YMCA and City of Seattle to place young, future leaders on various boards and commissions.

 

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Green Party of Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

This is a political party for people committed to issues of sustainability.

 

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Historic Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Historic Seattle provides members interested in preserving Seattle and King County's architectural legacy with regular networking,learning and volunteering opportunities.

 

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Initiative for Global Development

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

IGD is a Seattle-based national alliance of private sector leaders working to make global poverty elimination a high priority among national policymakers. Membership is by invitation only.

 

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Innocence Project NW

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

IPNW is affiliated with the UW Law School. Its mission is to defend people who have been wrongfully incarcerated with the help of law students, on-staff attorneys and volunteers.

 

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Institute for a Democratic Future

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

IDF is a six-month program to educate, motivate and inspire emerging Democratic leaders in Washington Sate. Participation is limited to men and women ages 21-36.

 

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Institute for Justice - WA State Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Institute for Justice is a libertarian public-interest law firm that fights select cases that represent causes of freedom. There are plenty of ways to get involved with IJ, including law internships.

 

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Japanese American Citizens League - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

JACL is a membership driven civic group committed to protecting the rights of all segments of the Asian Pacific American community.

 

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Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle works to ensure a vibrant Jewish community that is connected locally, in Israel and worldwide.

 

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King County Democratic Central Committee

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

KCDCC is one of the largest Democratic Party organizations in the state. Supporters can tap into this network by volunteering and/or participating in fundraising events listed on KCDCC's Website.

 

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King County Republican Party

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The KCRP offers several levels of membership depending on the amount contributed. The group provides members the opportunity to network with each other in a variety of ways and events.

 

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King County Young Democrats

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

KCYD is the King County chapter of the Young Democrats of Washington. Membership is open to any registered Democrat under 36 years of age residing in King County.

 

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KUOW 94.9 FM - The Broadcasters Circle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

KUOW's Broadcasters Circle members receive advance notice of special events sponsored or hosted by KUOW, which provides excellent networking opportunities with other community leaders.

 

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Leadership Tomorrow

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Leadership Tomorrow is a community leader development program supported by sponsorship of the region's leading employers and foundations.

 

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League of Education Voters

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

LEV represents are parents, students, leaders and community members who believe in a quality education from cradle to career.

 

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League of Women Voters of Seattle

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout North King County

This highly respected, non-partisan group helps engaged Seattle residents (women and men) understand, define and influence the policy issues and decisions facing their elected leaders.

 

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Legal Foundation of Washington

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

LFW serves thousands of low-income people each year by investing in civil legal aid organizations across Washington.

 

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Libertarian Party of Washington State

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

The Libertarian Party of Washington is one of the state's 3 major political parties. Membership is open to anyone who supports or wants to learn more about the group.

 

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Meetup Groups and Events

Networking events take place in Seattle and across Washington State

There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

 

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Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle (MDC)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

This 50 year-old, independent, loosely organized group of present, past and prospective officeholders, government groupies and curious citizens meets twice monthly to learn and network.

 

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Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

Networking events take place primarily on Eastside

This influential group represents the interests of businesses, land owners and special interest groups committed to preserving the I-90 Cascade corridor for sustainable development and recreation.

 

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Municipal League of King County

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Municipal League of King County is voluntary civic organization dedicated to effective and responsive government with support from leading local employers.

 

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Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC) of Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

MRSC promotes excellence in Washington local government through professional consultation, research and information services. Its Board is comprised of representatives from local governments.

 

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National Women's Political Caucus of Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

NWPC-WA is a grassroots membership organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office.

 

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Nature Conservancy of Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

The Nature Conservancy in Washington provides plentiful volunteer opportunities and networking potential through special events for members and donors.

 

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NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) - WA State

Networking events take place primarily in Olympia

 

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Northwest Economic Council - Whatcom County

Networking events take place primarily in Bellingham

NWEC is a regional economic development organization supported financially by key businesses operating in Whatcom County. Organized events provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status.

 

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NW Animals Rights Network

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

NARN advocates for the protection of animals and maintains an excellent calendar of upcoming events for members and other supporters of their cause.

 

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OneAmerica

Networking events take place in Seattle and Eastside

Seattle-based OneAmercia advocates at the local, state and national levels by building power within immigrant communities in collaboration with key allies.

 

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PAWS - The Progressive Animal Welfare Society

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

PAWS is a champion for animals in WA state. Interested people and companies can get involved by donating, volunteering, sponsoring or attending an upcoming event.

 

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Phinney Neighborhood Association

Networking events take place in Seattle

PNA is one of Seattle's best known community organizations working to encourage connections between neighbors and foster civic involvement in a diverse community.

 

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Progress Alliance of Washington State

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

 

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Radical Women

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Radical Women (RW) bills itself as a socialist feminist, grassroots activist organization.

 

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Reclaim the Media

Networking events take place throughought Puget Sound region

Reclaim the Media is a coalition of independent journalists, media activists and community organizers in the Pacific Northwest. The group helps media activists communicate with each other.

 

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Seattle Food Committee

Networking events take place in Seattle

The Seattle Food Committee is a coalition of food banks around the city. SFC website has list of local food banks, information for people in need and volunteer opportunities.

 

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Seattle Foundation

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Seattle's largest community foundation distributes over $50 million to local nonprofits each year. Donors with an established fund can meet and exchange ideas with other SF community supporters.

 

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Seattle Hempfest

Networking events take place in Seattle

Hempfest is a free, annual festival celebrating marijuana and attracting over 250,000 to the Seattle waterfront. Becoming a member, volunteering or attending a Hempfest party.

 

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Seattle Jaycees

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Seattle Jaycees is a members-only civic group that provides valuable relationship-building, professional development and personal growth opportunities men and women ages 21 to 40.

 

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Seattle Public Library

Networking events take place in locations across Seattle

Seattle Public Library calendar is full of free and affordable learning, networking and community events for residents, families and local business owners.

 

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Seattle Republican 36th District

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Seattle Sports Commission

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SSC works at the high-end of the Seattle Sports scene with a goal of attracting more people to our city for sporting events. Membership offers great business and political networking opportunities.

 

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Seattle Women's Commission

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Members appointed to this commission meet monthly and influence mayoral and city council decisions affecting women in Seattle.

 

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SeattleActivism.org

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

This is an excellent resource of local activist organizations and events.

 

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Social Justice Fund Northwest

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

Social Justice Fund is a foundation that supports progressive causes and organizations. Membership is achieved by making an annual contribution.

 

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Sustainable Northwest

Networking events take place primarily in Portland

Sustainable Northwest brings people, ideas, and innovation together so that nature, local economies, and rural communities can thrive.

 

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Sustainable Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Focused on the long-term health & sustainability of Seattle, this group builds communities of people committed to a healthy ecology, strong local economies and livable neighborhoods for all.

 

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TechNet Northwest

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

This is a high level membership group for technology executives with an interest in driving public policy.

 

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The Washington Bus

Networking events take place primarily in greater Seattle region

The Bus is the political organization of young people, by young people, and for all people.

 

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Transportation Choices Coalition

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

TCC is a coalition of citizen groups, businesses, public agencies and individuals working to influence decisions concerning Washington's transportation systems.

 

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Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The Urban League of Seattle helps African Americans, other people of color and disadvantaged individuals to become self-sufficient. Volunteer or attend an event to get involved.

 

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UW Center for Communication & Civic Engagement

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

With support from the UW departments of Communications and Political Science, CCCE works to understand and facilitate mechanisms for increasing civic engagement.

 

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Washington Ceasefire

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Since 1983 Washington Ceasefire has worked reduce gun violence in Washington State. Ceasefire serves as both an informational resource and an advocate of common sense gun legislation.

 

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Washington Conservation Voters

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

WEC may be the most effective way for people who love Washington's outdoors and natural environment to affect government policies determining their future. Join, donate, volunteer or attend event.

 

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Washington Federation of Republican Women

Networking events take place in Seattle and local clubs throughout Puget Sound region

This is an umbrella organization for Republican Women's groups throughout Washington State.

 

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Washington Food Coalition

Networking events take place in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

This member supported group is committed to addressing hunger in Washington State and acts as a voice for local emergency food programs.

 

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Washington Health Foundation

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WHF is a coalition of leading healthcare providers in support of making Washington a healthier state. High level networking opportunities exist for coalition members.

 

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Washington Municipal Clerks Association

Networking events take place in chapters throughout Washington State

 

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Washington Municipal Treasurers Association

Networking events take place in Olympia and throughout Washington State

 

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Washington Nonprofits

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

WN is an influential membership group supporting the interests of nonprofits in Washington. Frequent events provide excellent networking opportunities.

 

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Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

WPSR engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world with the support of its members and donors.

 

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Washington Policy Center

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WPC is a think tank committed to promoting free-market policies through research and education. Contributors receive the group's publications and invitations to events.

 

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Washington Public Campaigns

Networking events take place in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

WPC works to promote the passage of legislation establishing public financing of political campaigns and of other measures reforming campaign laws and enhancing democracy.

 

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Washington Research Council (WRC)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WRC bills itself as the premier business-supported research organization in Washington. Membership can provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Washington Roundtable

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Membership in the WR is reserved to nominated heads of companies with significant operations and interests in Washington state. Members meet to network and collaborate on key public policy issues.

 

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Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSMA)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

WSMA is the state advocacy group to represent the interests of local farmers markets. Membership is for farmers, markets and the people and businesses who represent them.

 

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Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ)

Networking events take place In Seattle, Olympia and throughout Washington

If you are a plaintiff's attorney or interested in the rights of plaintiffs in Washington state, then WSAJ provides excellent networking and learning opportunities.

 

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Washington State Association of Parliamentarians (WSAP)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

WSAP is a membership group that teaches, promotes and disseminates the philosophy and principles underlying the rules of deliberative assemblies.

 

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Washington State Coalition for Open Government

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

This coalition represents individuals and organizations intent on preserving and protecting Washington's Open Government Laws.

 

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Washington State Democrats

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

WSD is an umbrella organization for local democratic party groups throughout the state of Washington and maintains a complete directory of these affiliated local groups.

 

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Washington State Grange

Networking events take place in chapters throughout the Puget Sound Region and State

The Grange is America's oldest farm-based fraternal organization. This non-partisan, grassroots advocacy group for rural citizens organizes both legislative initiatives and community activities.

 

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Washington State Republican Party

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

People who donate to the Washington State Republican Party are kept informed of upcoming political and fundraising events with networking potential.

 

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Washington State Society

Networking events take place in Seattle and Washington CD

This is a group of Washingtonians who live in "the other Washington" (DC), our nation's capital.

 

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Washington State Young Democrats

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

The Young Democrats of Washington is a political group for democrats under the age of 36.

 

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Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Washington Wild

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WW is a grassroots membership group advocating to solve key threats facing the environment in Washington state.

 

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Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition (WWRC)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

WWRC is a citizens group promoting public funds for parks, habitat and working farms across the state.

 

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Waterfront Seattle

Networking events take place in Seattle

Waterfront Seattle is a city government initiative to get citizen input in defining the future of Seattle's waterfront after demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

 

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Win Win Network

Networking events take place in Seattle and Olympia

 

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