Move to Amend Reports on ALEC/ACCE and Grassroots Organizing with Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata

October 22, 2015

Move to Amend Reports connects you with activists and organizers working on the frontlines of the democracy movement, to bring you the lowdown on corporate rule, corporate personhood, and money as speech.  

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Is there something in the water in Seattle?! This week features Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata, who documented his experiment of a progressive democrat  joining the right-wing ALEC/ACCE organization. Licata has witnessed remarkable events in Seattle during his tenure in office beginning in 1997. Find out what’s going on in Seattle, a city firmly planted in grassroots organizing, and about ALEC’s latest stunt, the ACCE.2014 head-shot.jpg

Nick Licata is a Seattle City Council Member currently serving his 5th term; he was first elected in 1997. A former City Council President, Nick currently chairs the Council’s Budget Committee, and the Finance and Culture Committee. In the past, he has chaired several committees overseeing public safety, parks, human services, and housing -- beginning them all with a local poet’s reading or an excerpt from a local film.  Nick has written and sponsored legislation establishing a lobbyist registration program, paid sick and safe leave, city-wide rental inspection program, and a capital improvement fund for cultural organizations. In 2012, he was named by The Nation Magazine as progressive municipal official of the year. He founded the National League of Cities’ Large Cities Council and co-founded Local Progress, the national municipal policy network, for which he currently serves as board chair.

Move to Amend Reports is hosted by Laura Bonham and Egberto Willies, members of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team. Executive producer is Keyan Bliss. Production team is Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Keyan Bliss, Laura Bonham and Egberto Willies with assistance of Renee Babcock, Daniel Lewis, and Kelsey Reedy.