Category: Announcements

45th District Democrats Endorsements Chair Dave Williams calls for a vote to endorse.

Endosos para 2019

Las medidas electorales Tim Eyman’s I-976: NO (boleta de noviembre) Propuesta #1 del distrito de hospital público #2 (Evergreen Health): sí (votación de agosto) La proposición del Condado de King #1 (parques para todos): sí (boleta de agosto) El puerto de la Comisión de Seattle Posición #2: Preeti Shridhar Posición #5: Fred Felleman Ciudad de Redmond Alcalde: Angela Birney Ayuntamiento, posición #1: Varisha Khan Ayuntamiento, posición #5: Vanessa Kritzer Ayuntamiento, posición #7: Carlos Jiménez Ciudad de Kirkland Ayuntamiento, posición #2: Kelli Curtis         Ciudad de Woodinville Ayuntamiento, posición #6: Nicolas Duchastel de Montrouge Ayuntamiento, posición #7: Paul...

An open call for designers

The 45th District Democrats are looking for creative, design-oriented individuals who would like to volunteer their services to create artwork we can use for t-shirts, buttons, and other materials. Verbiage around our name could include LD, District, Dems, Democrats, WA, Washington, or no state at all. Show us your ideas! Use our contact form and select “I want to help design artwork for the 45th” to let us know of your interest.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

2018 Endorsements Guide group photo.

2019 Membership Drive

It’s December and that means it’s time for our annual membership drive!  There are a boatload of good reasons to be a member of the 45th District Democrats, whether you’re joining for the first time or renewing your membership. Here are just a few: Voting Credentials Members of the 45th get to vote on endorsing (or not!) candidates and ballot measures; passing (or not!) resolutions; electing executive board positions like Treasurer and Secretary; and adopting and amending our budget. Endorsement votes especially can be close, so your vote can determine your preferred candidate’s name appears in our endorsement guides, which...

45th District Democrats members and volunteers.

Honoring Our 2018 Strong Contributors

At our December 2018 meeting, we took some time to honor many of the volunteers who have dedicated countless hours to building a diverse, engaged, educated, equitable, and healthy Eastside. Honorees were nominated by the board and from the membership in attendance. To the volunteers named below and to all those supporting the Democratic project—thank you for all you’ve done for this organization and our community. A special shout out to each and every PCO who walked a turf this year; your work to motivate people to vote makes a tremendous difference on election night, with a lasting impact for...

45th District Democrats of Washington State: A Resolution Limiting Involvement of the DCCC in Democratic Primaries

A Resolution Limiting Involvement of the DCCC in Democratic Primaries

Whereas the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is a political action committee (PAC) whose mission is to “elect Democratic House candidates every step of the way;” and Whereas the DCCC is a PAC formed by House Democrats, not an official part of the Democratic Party; and Whereas the DCCC uses individual ability to fundraise, not core Democratic principles and adherence to local and national Democratic platforms, as a deciding factor to choose which Democrats to support in primaries; and Whereas the DCCC in several 2018 races is actively supporting more conservative candidates and even former Republicans over progressives; and Whereas...

File for PCO by 4 p.m., Friday, May 18

Whether you’re thinking about becoming a precinct committee officer (PCO) or you already are one, this week is your only chance to become an elected PCO for the 2019–2020 election cycle. Filing is fast, easy, and free, but you must file before Friday, May 18, at 4 p.m. All you need to do to file is verify that your voter registration is up to date and provide some basic contact information.   Learn more and file for PCO   If you’re on the fence, here are just a few good reasons to become a PCO: Special Voting Privileges—Only PCOs get to...

45th District Democrats Call for Eastside Plastic Bag Ban

Resolution Inspired by 5th Grader’s Earth Month Experiment Redmond, Wash.—May 12, 2018—On Wednesday, May 2, the membership of the 45th District Democrats adopted a resolution in support of expanding Kirkland’s plastic bag ban to the Eastside cities of Duvall, Redmond, Sammamish, and Woodinville. Shawn Roland and his 10-year-old son, Jeremiah, presented the resolution. The pair were inspired to take action by an Earth Month challenge at Jeremiah’s school, Horace Mann Elementary. The challenge? Refusing to use single-use plastics for 30 days. The Rolands shared that the challenge was tough, but important. According to the Earth Day Network, each year, 4...

45th District Democrats of Washington State: A Resolution to Support Plastic Bag Bans

A Resolution to Support Plastic Bag Bans

WHEREAS​, the Washington State Legislature in RCW 70.95.010(8)(a) established waste reduction as the first priority for the collection, handling, and management of solid waste; and WHEREAS​, the Washington State Legislature in RCW 70.95.010(4) found that it is “necessary to change manufacturing and purchasing practices and waste generation behaviors to reduce the amount of waste that becomes a governmental responsibility”; and WHEREAS​, the Washington State Legislature in RCW 70.95.010(6)(c) found that it is the responsibility of city and county governments “to assume primary responsibility for solid waste management and to develop and implement aggressive and effective waste reduction and source separation...

What will you do to flip the Senate?

We have a monumental opportunity this year to shield Washington state from the chaos of the Trump administration. We can elect Manka Dhingra (D) and flip the Senate. We can empower our state to protect immigrants and other marginalized communities. We can preserve reproductive rights and healthcare access. We can expand workers’ rights and ensure economic gains go to everyone, not just the 1%. We can defend the environment and fight climate change. We can establish a true blue state where all people are valued and no one slips through the cracks. But we can’t do it without you. As...

Legislative Action Tools

Kate Dunn with our Legislative Action Committee has developed a new bill tracking tool to help you follow where the bills we care about most currently stand in the Washington State Legislature. Our bill tracker also includes bills tracked by the League of Women Voters, for a well-rounded view of what the Legislature is up to. With our bill tracker, you can filter by issue and subcategory or search by bill number. Click through on any bill to get more detailed information and a link to the state’s GovTrack site, where you can read the bill text, view roll calls, contact...

2017 Special Election is Key to Democrats Taking Back the State Senate

45th District Democrats Endorse Manka Dhingra for Senate Redmond, WA: On Wednesday, April 5, the membership of the 45th District Democrats unanimously voted to endorse Democrat Manka Dhingra for their State Senate seat, up for special election this fall. Before calling for a vote, Endorsements Chair Dave Williams informed the crowd “Manka shares Democratic progressive values down the line” and “Since announcing in mid-February, she’s raised about $200,000, virtually all of it through individual donations, and none from corporate or PAC interests.” The meeting room filled with cheers and applause as the final tally to endorse the Senior Deputy Prosecuting...