Category: Events

Proposed 45th District Democrats Bylaws Revisions With Gender Neutral Language

Preamble This organization is established to promote the values and principles of the Democratic Party, to support its candidates, to educate the residents of the 45th Legislative District about the Party’s goals and activities, and to extend opportunities to participate in the Party to all Democrats in the District. Article I: Name The name of this organization shall be the 45th District Democrats. Article II: Policies Section 1: This organization operates under the applicable bylaws and rules of the King County Democratic Central Committee (hereafter KCDCC), the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (hereafter WSDCC), the Democratic National Committee (hereafter DNC),...

2019 45th District Reorg—What to Expect and How to Help

A reorganization meeting runs a bit differently than a typical membership meeting, including specific times when voting is restricted to specific groups. Because of this, you will see some differences in how people are signed in, credentialed, and where they sit. Here are some of the differences you can expect to see: Sign In and Credentials Everyone attending the meeting is required to sign in. There will be three categories with specific credentials and, if appropriate, ballot packets. The categories are as follows: Current Elected PCOs (Precinct Committee Officers) Filed to run for PCO in May 2018 and were elected in the...

Last chance to GOTV for Manka Dhingra (D)

Ballots are due this Tuesday by 8 p.m.—we need your help to get every last vote we can for Manka and progressives all the way down the ballot! In off-off years like this, especially in the primaries, a handful of votes really can be the difference between candidates who value public schools, aim to address climate change, and support vulnerable communities advancing and candidates who, well, don’t! If you haven’t voted yet, check out our endorsements and helpful links for submitting your ballot. We’ll wait here. All done? Filled out, signed, and turned your ballot in? Great! The next biggest...

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2017 45th District Reorg – What to Expect and How to Help

A reorganization meeting runs a bit differently than a typical general meeting of the membership. Additionally, there are specific times when voting is restricted to specific groups. Because of this, you will see some differences in how people are signed in, credentialed, and where they sit. Here are some of the differences you can expect to see: Sign In and Credentials Everyone attending the meeting is required to sign in. There will be three categories with specific credentials and, if appropriate, ballot packets. Elected PCOs (Precinct Committee Officers) 45th LD members in good standing Current members who paid dues for...

2017 Reorg Meeting Agenda

One month from today, we will be reorganizing the 45th District Democrats for 2017-2018. The reorganization will take place at the same time and in the same venue that we hold our regular monthly membership meetings: 7 PM on the first Wednesday of the month (January 4th), at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center. Please plan to attend our reorganization meeting – especially if you are a precinct committee officer, because you are the representative of dozens of Democratic households in your neighborhood. If you’re not there, your neighbors end up going unrepresented. As the name suggests, the purpose of...

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...

12/02/15: Join us for a discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The 45th District Democrats will host the December general meeting on December 02, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. In addition to regular business, this month will feature an in-depth discussion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Guest speakers will include Eric Shinfield (representative for the Washington Council on International Trade), arguing for the benefits of the TPP. Arguing against passage of the TPP will be Stan Sorscher SPEEA (representing the Washington Fair Trade Coalition.) Each side will have 30 minutes to present their case, with 20 minutes for questions at the end of the presentation. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain additional insight...

Thank you for a great 2014 Eastside Dinner!

On behalf of the 2014 Eastside Democratic Dinner organizing committee, I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the continuation of this great joint event to benefit the Democratic district organizations of the Eastside. We had a great turnout this year and actually sold out of our seating a couple of days before the event! We were able to accommodate all walk-ups, thankfully, due to the generosity of several Democratic activists who had purchased tickets in advance but were not able to attend. We are also grateful to our speakers: Dave Ross, our master of ceremonies, U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene...

45th LD Democrats’ annual picnic set for August 24th, 2014

The 45th District Democrats cordially invite all members and Democratic activists from the Eastside and beyond to join us for our annual summer picnic. Barb and Duane Wentz have once again graciously agreed to host us at their Kirkland home. Here are the details: 45th LD Annual Summer Picnic … with U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene and 45th LD nominees Sunday, August 24th, 2014 Noon to 3 PM At the home of Barb and Duane Wentz 10255 NE 118th Place Kirkland, WA Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Feel free to bring a dish for the table. We look forward...

Join us for the annual Eastside Dinner on September 7th

Democratic activists on the Eastside and throughout the region are invited to join the 45th, 48th, and 5th District Democrats for the annual Eastside Democrats Dinner, which will take place in early September. Here are the details: Sunday, September 7th, 2014 5:30 PM The Kirkland Performing Arts Center 350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033 Directions (Mark your Calendar!) This year, our event will take place on stage at the Kirkland Performance Center. The keynote speaker will be Governor Jay Inslee. U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene will also be speaking. Dinner will be provided by Metropolitan Market. Tickets will be $100 per...

Two opportunities to support Move King County Now (Proposition 1)

Friends, as you may recall from our last meeting, there is a critical transportation measure on the upcoming April 22nd special election ballot. A coalition of progressive organizations is working together on the Move King County Now campaign to pass Proposition 1. The 45th has also officially endorsed this transportation package. Due to funding shortfalls, King County Metro is facing devastating cuts to bus service — 74 routes would be eliminated and another 100+ would be reduced. These cuts will harm students, seniors, workers, and families across the Eastside who rely on the bus system. Losing these routes will also...

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...

Which one will you choose? Upcoming Lobby Days!

On this day when we honor one of our country’s greatest activists and community organizers, I wanted to share a roundup of some of the many upcoming lobbying opportunities in Olympia. If you plan on attending a lobby day, don’t hesitate to invite others in your neighborhood and across the 45th! These events are a great way to learn more about issues affecting our communities, communicate voter priorities to our legislators, and connect with other activists. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lobby Day Monday, January 27 Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day Tuesday, January 28 Reproductive Health and Rights Lobby...