You Count: Local voting resources

Next week is a Special Election. If you’re new to voting or learning about ballot measures you might be asking yourself, How am I supposed to know what to vote for? Where do I learn about the issues?  Voting on ballot measures is a task not to be taken lightly. Here at the library, we want […]

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You Count: Harry Potter Alliance

Harry Potter fans, are you looking for a way to help the world? The Harry Potter Alliance can help you with that. A non-profit organization, their motto is that they “turn fans into heroes” and the group’s vision is to make “A creative and collaborative culture that solves the world’s problems.” Fans can become heroes […]

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You Count – Human Rights Day

December 10th is Human Rights Day. On this day in 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UN is sharing this message about Human Rights Day  – “This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Many of us are fearful about the way the […]

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You Count – World Aids Day

December 1 is World Aids Day. This day was established in 1988 to raise awareness about the disease, which is caused by HIV. According to the CDC, more than 1.2 million people live with HIV in the United States. “Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only […]

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You Count – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In 1999, the United Nations designated the day and “…invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day.” Why did the United Nations take this step? Violence against women is a […]

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You Count – Advocate for Reduced Carbon Pollution

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, humans have been emitting more carbon dioxide, and other heat-trapping gases, to the atmosphere than the natural cycle can handle. In the natural cycle, when carbon dioxide is produced trees and other plant-life absorb the gas. But since we are producing more than they can absorb, the excess carbon dioxide […]

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You Count – World Heart Day

September 29 is World Heart Day, a day that the World Heart Federation hopes will raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. This year, they are hoping for “everyone to understand what they can do to fuel their hearts and power their lives. Your heart is at the heart of your health. And it’s easy to give […]

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You Count – Saving Our Beaches

Do you enjoy the beach? Listening to the waves, feeling the sand between your toes, hiking the coast, playing beach volleyball, swimming in the (cold!) water…the beach can be a fantastic place to visit. And Washington has a large coastline with many beaches. But the age of pristine beaches without any effort is long past. […]

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You Count – Red Cross Day

May 8th is World Red Cross Day, a day where the local and global impact of the Red Cross is celebrated. The Red Cross is a global organization that helps those in need. According to the American Red Cross, their mission is to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing […]

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