Paid membership in the 45th District Democrats comes with a lot of benefits. Here are a few good reasons why you should join or renew your dues:
- Voting Credentials
Paid 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 if your preferred candidate’s name appears in our endorsement guides, which are distributed to thousands of households each year.
- Dues Make a Difference
Printing thousands of endorsement guides for distribution each year—50,000 in 2017 alone!—isn’t cheap. Most of your dues go toward these kinds of voter outreach expenses, from printing and phonebanking costs to parade entry fees to effective digital tools like social media ads and P2P texting. And that outreach works! 78% of our endorsed candidates and campaigns won in 2017.
Your dues also cover the basics to keep the lights on, like room rental fees for our monthly meetings and web hosting. We’re an entirely unpaid, volunteer-run organization; we count on dues and contributions from engaged citizens like you to fund the work necessary to get progressives elected.
- Stay in the Know
Members get exclusive access to email bulletins with local political news, action items, meeting minutes, and more. We do our best to keep you informed without overwhelming your inbox. Members are also welcome to sit in on our Executive Board meetings—no smoke-filled back rooms here. We value transparency for our members.
- Join a Community
Becoming actively involved in the 45th is a great way to meet people, network with other activists, and make new friends. Here, you can work on the issues that matter most to you, side by side with people who share your values.
Our memberships are affordable, too. It’s just $25 for an individual membership or $15 for seniors, students, or those with reduced income. You can also become a PCO—PCOs are full voting members and are not required to pay membership dues (although if you can, we would love to have your support!)
So what do you think? Are your ready to join or renew? Here’s how:
- Online: donate through ActBlue.
- Mail a check to:
45th District Democrats
P.O. Box 2784
Redmond, WA 98073
- Or come to a meeting and use a membership envelope.
Voting membership is restricted to district residents or persons having a place of business in the district who are at least sixteen years of age. If you are outside of our district and would like to contribute, you can do so here.