Category: Caucuses and Conventions

Information and news about Democratic caucuses and conventions that impact Washington’s 45th Legislative District

We want YOU to volunteer in the 2018 caucuses!

The 2018 caucus season is coming! On March 24, we will gather to elect delegates to the state convention; adopt a platform; consider resolutions; and hear from candidates for office, including 45th LD state House and Senate seats and 1st and 8th CD House seats. Volunteers Needed! Our legislative district caucus is entirely volunteer-run and that means we need your help! One standing committee and four temporary committees will be organizing caucus activities: Communications, Events and Logistics, Credentials, Rules, and a Platform Committee. For the most part, these are short-term volunteer commitments, just through the March 24 LD caucus. We have...

45th District Democrats overwhelmingly approve resolution calling for a presidential primary

Today, at the 45th District Democrats’ 2016 Caucus, the party, by a near unanimous margin, voted to adopt the following resolution calling on the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC) to incorporate a presidential primary into future Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plans. The results of the primary would determine how many delegates each candidate would receive to the National Convention. Caucuses could still be held to choose those individuals who would represent the candidates at the National Convention, approve platforms and resolutions, and allow Democratic activists to meet their neighbors. The text of the adopted resolution is as follows. ...

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...

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...

2014 LD Caucus a great success!

Our 2014 Legislative District Caucus this weekend was a great success! We had incredible volunteer support and over 60 registered participants — which is an increase of 50% over our last midterm caucus in 2010 — and we filled all nine of our delegate seats and one of our alternate seats for the State Convention in Spokane. This level of success is a huge testament to two things — the importance and effectiveness of the work we did reaching out and promoting the caucus, and the strength of our Democratic community here in the 45th. We are a Democratic district,...

Official Call: Join us for the 2014 45th Legislative District Democratic Caucus

This is the official call to our 2014 Legislative District Caucus on Sunday, March 9 at 1 pm at Redmond Middle School, 10055 166th NE Ave, Redmond, WA. The caucus is open to all residents of the 45th Legislative District who identify as Democrats and are or will be eligible to vote in the November 4th, 2014 general election. The requested registration fee is $15.00 to help cover event costs, but it is not required in order to participate. The principal business of the Caucus is the election of delegates and alternates to the Washington State Democratic Convention June 20-21...