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Minimum wage increases, renter protections high priority among young voters

October 20, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Initiatives on Bellinghams general election ballot to raise the minimum wage and strengthen renter protections are personal for many young voters in the city, and they plan to show it when ballots drop on Oct. 20.

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Paradox of passion, apathy impacts young voter turnout

June 23, 2023
Kai Uyehara

Younger voters care deeply about renter protections, homelessness, social justice and racism — but will they go to the polls to make their voices heard in this year’s election?

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People’s choice: renter protections, police tech, workers’ rights initiatives make November ballot

July 26, 2021
Ella Banken

After a major volunteer-led effort, four initiatives presented by People First Bellingham received enough verified signatures to be on November’s ballot, even as some city council members expressed concern potential legal challenges the initiatives may present.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2021

Down to the wire, petitioners seek signatures to put initiatives on city ballot

June 23, 2021
Ella Banken

Days away from a June 25 deadline, People First Bellingham is racing to collect signatures from Bellingham voters in order to get their slate of initiatives on November’s ballot.

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