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NICOLETTE OCHELTREE
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EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT SPOKANE SOLUTIONS

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CAN "SPOKANE SOLUTIONS" REALLY SOLVE SPOKANE'S PROBLEMS?

SHORT ANSWER, YES. LONG ANSWER...

It's critical that we don't get swept up by the rhetoric. We often hear a lot about politicians' solutions without hearing concrete details about what those solutions actually look like.


But this isn't necessarily surprising-- the average person isn't as engaged in democracy as they used to be. Over the years, less and less focus has been placed on inculcating an intellectual sense of pride in what it means to be an American. Some have lost hope, some have become too angry, and some want to do something about it, but aren't sure where to start. That's why it's more important than ever that we come together as concerned citizens to discuss the things we can do every day to BE THE CHANGE we wish Spokane to see. 


It doesn't mean we have to always agree-- in fact, one of the most patriotic things we can do is take the time to listen to fellow citizens with whom we disagree and try to understand where they are coming from and why they believe what they believe. In everything we must remember not to lose sight of our humanity and the dignity it demands of us. 


Over the next few weeks I will be carefully investigating some of the main problems facing Spokane. I will be posting updates and going LIVE on Facebook + Instagram as I ask my fellow citizens what they think about Spokane Problems + Spokane Solutions. 


Follow me on social media to stay the most up to date on the issues! I decided to run for Mayor a little later than the other Candidates. :) Thank you in advance for your patience as I get the website fully up and running! 


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! Interested in making a donation to the campaign?  Click the DONATE button on the homepage or you can just click this hyperlinked text right here!  

DID YOU KNOW?

Nicolette Ocheltree is originally from Spokane, Washington. She studied Film and Philosophy at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and went to graduate school for Philosophy at Columbia University in New York. 


For the last 20 years, Nicolette has been critically researching the history and nature of Skepticism. Over time, she has developed an academically robust and easy to understand strategy guide for avoiding false beliefs and the bewitchment of our intelligence by language. Nicolette's analysis takes seriously the Socratic method and other Ancient philosophical techniques for avoiding false beliefs and leading a good life.


This fall, Nicolette is releasing a book on this topic and in October she will be giving a related TEDx talk on the legitimate threats posed by FAKE NEWS, how to spot it, how to avoid being fooled by it, and what to do to stop it from spreading. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Over the next few weeks I will be investigating some of the most discussed problems facing Spokane. I'll be posting updates and going LIVE on Facebook as I ask fellow citizens what they think about Spokane Problems + Spokane Solutions. 


I will also be hosting several Q and A's on various topics as well as a few workshops. I decided to run for Mayor a little later than my opponents! ;) Thank you in advance for your patience as I get the website fully up and running! 



July 9th

Helping the Homeless

3:30pm - 4:30pm

4210 E. SPRAGUE

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July 9th

Helping the Homeless

Join me LIVE online or in person on Monday,  July 8th at 6:30pm outside the old Grocery Outlet on Sprague. This is the building  the City of Spokane just bought with the intentions of turning it into a new homeless shelter due to open this Fall. 


There a few things I want to accomplish at this event. First and foremost, I'd like to share with you an excellent idea I have about how to make the most out of that space.

I would also like to share with you a few words about the struggles I faced when I was 12 years old and homeless with my mother here in Spokane. My hope is that it may shed some light on these issues.


Furthermore, I hope to have a discussion about homelessness that gives you the opportunity to voice your concerns and address any questions you may have on my position. 


I would also like to share a few tips on how we, as average citizens, can help homeless people, the problem of homelessness, and the negative perceptions some have towards helping the homeless.  


FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/events/333637227538002/ 

3:30pm - 4:30pm

4210 E. SPRAGUE

July

INVESITGATING HOMELESSNESS

Spokane, WA

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July

INVESITGATING HOMELESSNESS

I want to hear what the homeless have to say about Homelessness. I want to hear what they think about what works and what doesn't work. We can't create effective solutions if we don't investigate the nature of the problems at hand. 


On July 1st, 2019 several members of the community spoke to the Spokane City Council about their views on the new homeless shelter to be developed out of the old Grocery Outlet building on 4210 E. Sprague. It confirmed what I suspected all along-- we aren't listening to the homeless about what they REALLY need. 


Over the next few weeks I will be visiting with various members of community who are homeless, or who have experienced homelessness in the past. Together we can create effective and positive change, but only through hard work and dedication from supporting members of the community. There’s a lot of work to be done if we want these changes to stick. 


Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/750848222000305/ 

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July 28th

Anti-Bullying + Peacekeeping Workshop

12pm - 4pm

TBA

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July 28th

Anti-Bullying + Peacekeeping Workshop

It's important to know how to react when we disagree with someone. Join me in a discussion about why it's so important to take the task of disagreement seriously and how it can make us better citizens and better people. 

12pm - 4pm

TBA

August 6th

Primary Election

All day

Drop boxes close at 8:00 p.m.

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August 6th

Primary Election

Don't forget to VOTE on August 6th!

All day

Drop boxes close at 8:00 p.m.

November 5th

General Election

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Drop boxes close at 8:00 p.m.

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November 5th

General Election

The top two Candidates for Mayor move on to the General Election

All day

Drop boxes close at 8:00 p.m.