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Anne Mackie

Writers • Member since Aug 21, 2016

Anne Mackie joined the anti-war movement in 1966 as a Western student and quickly linked up with other political movements such as Radical Women Seattle, where she was a founding member who fought to legalize abortion in Washington State in 1970 – the first state in the nation to do so through a voter referendum.

Anne’s special talent for organizing was put to work in the American Federation of Teachers and the Teamsters Union in the Midwest in the mid-1970s. Writing has been her life long passion so a degree in Journalism came next and with that came gainful employment as a technical editor and health care writer. Today she remains active with her York Neighborhood Association board and helps publish its quarterly newsletter “The Yorker.”

Articles by Anne Mackie

Ordinary Women Seize the Day

By Anne MackieOn Feb 04, 2017

On Saturday morning, January 21, Erica Littlewood Work gathered march volunteers into the downtown library meeting room to provide a quick briefing on crowd and traffic control. As she stepped back [...]

The “Smoking Gun” to Provide Amnesty for Illegal Housing Units

By Anne MackieOn Nov 04, 2016

On October 24, our City Council voted 5 to 2 (with Terry Bornemann and Gene Knutson opposed) to accept Policy H-18 of the Comprehensive Plan. Policy H-18 is a mere 47-word statement playing [...]

Recent comments

"“Our primary objective will be to bring about the unconditional surrender of forces dedicated to the creation and maintenance of slums and ultimately to make slums a moral and financial [...]

Sep 17, 2016 on
The War Has Just Begun

"Hey Dick. Seems that someone in City Hall has logged on to this site to take the temperature. During tonight’s City Council meeting Mayor Linville commented there’s been [...]

Sep 12, 2016 on
Chapter 3: City Council Agenda Management

"Thank you, Dick, for posting this. We are seeing a lot of interest from many neighborhoods for this event. We’ll have a strong chair to manage the meeting, but [...]

Sep 07, 2016 on
Housing Forum on Wednesday, Sep 14

"Sound Familiar Bellingham? “Homeownership: still the path to the American dream,” by Brier Dudley. Great opinion piece in August 22, Seattle Times. Here’s the link; http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/[...]

Aug 22, 2016 on
Temper Tantrum Taints City Council

"“Kill switch”? How about eliminating public comment altogether? Save the money for a “kill switch” and a lot of wasted time, too. Already the public comments are typically shoved to [...]

Aug 21, 2016 on
Temper Tantrum Taints City Council
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