We are Plateaupians for Peace. We invite peacefully minded friends on the Sammamish Plateau and beyond to join us. The mission of this group is to build together a united, supportive, and inclusive community. We are here to show support for our LGBT+, Muslim, immigrant, disabled and otherwise marginalized neighbors. We are pro-hugs, not pro-hate. Members are welcome from any political party, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, wealth status, age, disability, or veteran status.
We keep it peaceful. We keep it inclusive. We keep it positive. And we keep moving forward.
Plateaupians for Peace was founded last December by Sammamish residents Sarah Hawes Kimsey, Elizabeth Faaland and Kate Gordon in response to the divisive election results of November 2016.
The first event organized by the women, a 19-bus caravan to the Womxn’s March on Seattle in January, transported nearly 1,000 marchers from Sammamish, Issaquah and Bellevue to Seattle’s Central District. Recently the group worked with other Sammamish residents to provide household goods for refugees and brought people together to learn about Ramadan from their Muslim neighbors. They also worked closely with PFLAG of Bellevue/Eastside to create a Gender & Sexualities Alliance group for the youth of Sammamish.