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Upcoming MDC Meetings and Events

King County Exec. Dow Constantine addresses MDC members at Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles' home, 2009.

"As a long-time member, I have always enjoyed the opportunity afforded by the MDC to discuss the issues of the day with a group of seasoned agitators of all ages - folks who know which side they are on and care about leaving the city and the nation better than they found them."   - King County Executive Dow Constantine

Unless otherwise noted, the MDC meets from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Seattle (Plaza 600 Bldg., 6th Ave & Stewart St., Suite 205) on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month - except for November and December, when we meet just once a month - to hear from arranged speakers and discuss issues over our brown bag lunches or snacks from the nearby delis. Guests are always welcome to join us, so feel free to bring along your lunch and a family member, friend or colleague!
Convenient and relatively inexpensive parking can always be found in the garage at Pacific Place, two short blocks south on Sixth Avenue (see below for directions).



April 23 Membership meeting - "The Eviction of Northwest Center's Childhood Development Center by the Seattle School District," featuring Allan Munro, chair of the board of Northwest Center (NWC), moderator; Tom Everill, chief executive officer of NWC; and Sharon Peaslee, president of Seattle School Board.


May 14 Membership meeting - "Everybody In, Nobody Out; Single-payer health coverage in the U.S. (or at least in Washington state)," with Sherry Weinberg, president of Western Washington Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. 


May 16 Deadline to declare candidacy for MDC Board of Directors for 2014-2016 term; terms expire June 2014 for Directors Nick Cail, Joanna Cullen, Nelson Dahl, Carole Glickfeld, Pete Holmes, Lem Howell, Joan Lawson, Roger Leed, Mark Marshall, Allan Munro, Al Rasmussen, Louis Watanabe, and Michael Weisman. All members in good standing are eligible for election to the MDC Board of Directors. Please inform Eleanor Munro of your intention at or 206-370-1374.


May 28 Membership meeting - Speaker of the House Frank Chopp will discuss "A Mental Health Action Agenda," and provide an overview of the recently concluded legislative session. Deadline for candidates for director to submit statements and photos for publication in the ballot that will be inserted in June edition of The MDC News


The MDC welcomes guests at all membership meetings and events. To join the MDC or for more information, contact MDC President Eleanor Munro at 206-370-1374 or, or visit or  

The MDC is located in the Plaza 600 Building, 600 Stewart Street, Suite 205.

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