Author: Elana Angell-Litvak

State Representative Patty Kuderer at the Bellevue City Council meeting in April.

Patty Kuderer provides 2016 Legislative Session Recap (video link)

Patty Kuderer, state representative for the our neighbors in the 48th Legislative District, recently presented an “end-of-session” recap of the 2016 Washington state legislative session to members of Bellevue City Council. You can view the video within her post on the Washington House Democrats website by clicking the image below: Topics discussed include education, I-405, public records requests and police body cams, among others. In addition, she’s posted a legislative session report which you can review HERE. Thanks to our own Ken Albinger for forwarding the links, allowing our Democratic members of the 45th to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in...

AGENDA: May 4th General Meeting

Download the Agenda: Agenda_MonthlyGeneral_May4th2016 Meeting Location/Details The 45th District Democrats will host our monthly General Meeting this coming Wednesday, May 4th, beginning at 7:00pm in the Old Redmond Schoolhouse. For details on location and directions, please click the link above. Our agenda is listed below; a PDF version can be downloaded and printed using the Download link at the top of this page. Highlights of this month’s meeting include: Please join us for our monthly General Meeting. Highlights this month include: Updates from state representatives Roger Goodman and Larry Springer Introductions to several candidates running for office in 2016 Updates/Votes on...

Pre-Registration form

2016 LD Caucus: Registration Form

  CHROME OR FIREFOX USERS: Click THIS LINK to access the Caucus pre-registration form. Fill out the form in your browser Print the form Bring it with you to your LD Caucus at Juanita High School on Sunday, April 17, 2017 *** FOR WINDOWS 10 / MICROSOFT EDGE USERS: *** If you have recently updated to Windows 10 and are using the new Microsoft EDGE browser, you will need to open the form directly in Adobe Acrobat Reader* (instead of your browser) if you wish to fill out the form electronically. Otherwise, you can download/print the blank form and fill it out...

2016 LD Caucus: Draft Platform

The following is the draft 2016 45th LD Democratic platform created by the Platform Committee. We, the 45th District Democrats, believe through broad participation and access to information, people who live in the 45th Legislative District can sustain good government and a healthy, vibrant community. We are the party of the people. We cherish our American heritage of opportunity and inclusion. We pledge ourselves to justice, equality and compassion for all and commit ourselves to government that serves and protects all people. We value the publicly-owned commons and seek to build community, drawing our citizens together in neighborhood and regional...

2016 LD Caucus: Letter from the Chair

Date:        April 11, 2016 To:            Delegates and Alternates for the 45th Legislative District Democrats Subject:  Call to Attend the 2016 Legislative District Caucus Congratulations on being elected by your fellow Democrats to represent your precinct at the 2016 Caucus for the 45th Legislative District Democrats! On these web pages you will find materials designed to inform and prepare you for the upcoming caucus on April 17th, 2016.  Please note that there are actions we highly recommend you take in preparation for the caucus.  To assist you in being as prepared as possible, we will be providing a checklist of Caucus materials and...

2016 LD Caucus: Draft Agenda

12:00pm Open for Registration 1:00 – 2:00pm Registration, credentialing 1:00pm Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance and Special Music Appointment of Temporary Secretary, Sergeant-at Arms and Parliamentarian Initial Credentials Report Announcement of Initial Allocation of Delegates among Presidential Preferences Notice of opportunity to change Preference Seating of Alternates Adoption of Agenda and Rules Election of Permanent Chair Appointment of Permanent Secretary, Sergeant-at Arms and Parliamentarian Finial Credentials Report Announcement of Final Allocation of Delegates among Presidential Preferences Move to Sub-Caucuses for election of delegates and alternates 1st CD Clinton 1st  CD Sanders 8th CD Clinton 8th CD Sanders (Each Sub-Caucus...

2016 LD Caucus: Proposed Rules

The 45th Legislative District Caucus (hereafter the 45th LD Caucus or Caucus) shall be held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 commencing at 1:00 PM, at the Juanita High School Fieldhouse, located at 10601 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland, Washington, 98034. Delegates to the 45th LD Caucus shall be the delegates and alternates elected at the precinct caucuses on March 26th, 2016. An alternate shall not have a vote unless seated to replace an absent or ineligible delegate. Alternates must be of the same initial presidential preference, and, to the extent possible, of the same gender and from the same precinct as...

What to Expect at your LD Caucus

The caucus process at the legislative district level is time consuming; you should expect to spend the day at the caucus.  There are several activities that must be completed for the caucus to be a success. Registering and credentialing around 1,200 people will take a significant amount of time. It is highly recommended that you arrive early.  To be certain you receive your credentials, make sure you arrive for registration prior to 1:00 p.m.  Completing and printing the online pre-registration form will help this process be as smooth and fast as possible, but you will still need to check in...

Agenda: Monthly Meeting, Wed April 6, 2016

***** NOTE: Due to the expectation of a higher-than-average turnout, this month we will be meeting in the Auditorium at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse, rather than our usual room. ***** Download the full agenda here: AGENDA_MonthlyGeneral_April2016 TIME AGENDA ITEM 6:35 Set up and Socialize 7:00 Call to Order, Welcome, Flag Salute 7:05 Visiting Officials & Candidates 7:30 Endorsement Committee Members 7:35 Endorsement Recommendations (Dave Williams) 8:00 45th Presidential Precinct Caucus Results 8:15 King County Democrats Report (Andrew V., Ken A.) 8:25 LWSD Bond Vote: April 26th 8:30 Financial Plan (Ken Albinger) 8:40 Treasurer’s Caucus Report (Kathleen Reynolds) 8:47 Adopt the 5th LD –...

Agenda: Monthly Meeting – March 2, 2016

Please join us at this month’s General Meeting of the 45th District Democrats: 7:00 – 9:00PM Old Redmond Schoolhouse 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond WA AGENDA: 6:35 Set up & Socialize 7:00 Call to Order, Flag Salute 7:05 Welcome Visitors (Jeanne Large) 7:10 Visiting Officials & Candidates John McHale, Nicole Gaines— King Cty. Sup. Ct. Eric Laliberte, LWSD Board Cyrus Habib, Karen Fraser—Lt. Gov. Tina Podlodowski, Sec. of State Jeff Sprung, State Auditor 7:35 KC Committeeman Election (Dave Williams) 7:40 Call for Volunteers Membership chair, KC committeeman alternate 7:45 Chair Appoints Endorsement Committee Members           Duane Wentz, Sheila Hoff, Gerry Williams, Dave Williams 7:50...

2016 Democratic Caucus & Convention Cycle

Be sure to save these important dates! Each even-numbered year, the Democratic Party holds caucuses and conventions to elect delegates and hear from candidates, as well as adopt resolutions and agree on a platform at the county and state levels. All Washingtonians who identify as Democrats are encouraged to attend these events, particularly the presidential precinct caucuses, which happen first on March 26th. There will be five events in this year’s caucus and convention cycle: the precinct caucuses on Saturday, March 26th, at 10 AM; the legislative district caucuses on Sunday, April 17th at 1 PM; the King County Democratic...

2016 Democratic Caucus

SAVE THE DATE: The 2016 precinct caucuses are almost here

On Saturday March 26th, the Democratic party will be holding precinct caucuses across our state. Precinct caucuses are the first step in determining who will become the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. If you are a resident of Washington state, this is YOUR chance to support your preferred candidate and ensure they have a chance at becoming President of the United States — so save the date and plan to participate! *** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAUCUSES *** WHEN to Caucus: Saturday, March 26th – 10:00AM WHO can Caucus: Registered voters who consider themselves to be...

CORRECTION: Feb. 20th Town Hall 11a-1p: Meet with your representatives in government!

NOTE: This story has been updated to correct event times and add additional driving and parking information State Senator Andy Hill and Representatives Roger Goodman and Larry Springer will be joining the 45th legislative district this Saturday in Kirkland to provide an update on our current legislative session and to take questions from residents. Bring your issues, concerns or questions and join us between 11:00a – 1:00p at the Washington Institute of Technology, located at 11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland WA 98034. We will be meeting in the Room W404 in the West Building. You can also submit questions ahead of time to...

Reminder: Monthly meeting tonight (Feb 3rd, 2016). Join us for the latest updates in our district!

The race to determine our 2016 Presidential candidate has kicked off, which means there’s lots of news to discuss. Some of our important topics for tonight’s meeting include: Recap of WSDCC meeting in Lynnwood Review of King County legislative priorities for 2016 Updates on Caucus planning and timelines 45th LD and Leadership Openings Please join us TONIGHT (Wednesday, February 3rd) at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse at 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond, from 7-9 pm.