43rd News & Updates Archives - 2017

FAQ on 43rd District Democrats PAC Closure

Dec 08 2017

How will the 43rd District Democrats continue to operate?

The 43rd District Democrats have not participated in traditional PAC activities in many years, such as donating money to candidates or running a separate campaign for candidates. The only change for our members is that we will no longer print a sample ballot. We will continue working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, we will endorse candidates, and members will see very few changes to how we operate. 

What is a Political Action Committee (PAC)?

The Public Disclosure Committee outlines that you become a political action committee “when you first have the expectation of receiving contributions or making expenditures in support of, or opposition to, any candidate or any ballot proposition.” Courts have clarified that supporting or opposing candidates must be one of the group’s primary purposes to qualify as a PAC.

Why did the 43rd District Democrats close their PAC?

The executive board determined that continuing to operate a PAC was not in line with the current goals of the organization and that it was too much risk considering that our only PAC activity was printing a sample ballot. It made sense to close.

Why was this decision made by the executive board alone?

This was an emergency situation, and the executive board needed to exercise its implied authority to take actions for the best interests of the organization. Given the pending litigation, executive session needed to be invoked to protect the district.

Why did the 43rd executive board send money to the Washington State Democrats?

When a PAC is closed, the funds that have been collected must be disbursed. There were few options presented to the board by our legal counsel. We felt sending the money to the State Party was most in line with the intention of our donors. 

How will members be informed of changes?

We are committed to transparency and openness to our members. We will share what we can, recognizing that other legislative districts are in the midst of pending litigation, which complicates what we are able to share in public. We promise to keep our members up to date as we work through this and we will endeavor to keep our members informed promptly. We will share updates through our website, Facebook page, and by email. We will continue to discuss this issue with our members at our January meeting and we always welcome emails to be sent to our communications team at communications@43rddems.org.

Statement on 43rd District Democrats PAC Closure

Dec 08 2017

Dear 43rd District Democrats members, PCOs and supporters,

We wanted to give you an update on the campaign finance disclosure situation that we’ve shared with you at recent meetings.

As you may be aware, Glen Morgan, a conservative activist, has been busy filing complaints against progressive candidates, elected officials and county and legislative district Democratic organizations across the state regarding campaign finance disclosures — over 250 complaints at this point.

Unfortunately, the 43rd has been swept up in this wave. To understand this issue, it’s important that you have some essential knowledge about our organization and how it’s structured.

The 43rd District Democrats organization is a continuously operating entity, recognized under state law, with a membership that engages in party-building activities that advance progressive values. In addition, for much of our history, we’ve chosen to operate a PAC and register it with the state, like many other Democratic organizations have done, which allows us to spend money directly on behalf of individual candidates and ballot measures. Glen Morgan’s complaints are focused on the PAC’s activity.

After filing an initial complaint with the Attorney General, Glen Morgan recently sued the 43rd's PAC. The timing of Mr. Morgan’s lawsuit required a prompt decision by the board. After evaluating the available options, the executive board unanimously voted to shut down 43rd District Democrats PAC. As of November 27th, the 43rd District Democrats PAC is closed.

We want to walk you through what this means.

First, and most importantly, the 43rd Legislative District Democrats continues to exist as an organization. Our bylaws, board and membership will remain. Our decision only affects our PAC. We’ll continue to do many of the things we do now, including:
• Recruit, train, and engage PCOs
• Endorse candidates
• Hold meetings, discuss issues and take positions through resolutions
• Raise money and collect dues for non-candidate related expenses
• Get out the vote activities (not in support of or opposing any particular candidates)

By closing the PAC, we are getting out of the business of directly supporting candidates. That includes:
• Print candidate literature, including a sample ballot
• Contribute money to candidates (which we haven’t done for many years)
• Run a separate GOTV or persuasion campaign for candidates
• Partake in any activity or make any expense that would constitute an in-kind contribution to a candidate

The biggest practical effect for us is that around the elections, our Precinct Committee Officers will no longer be carrying the 43rd Democrats sample ballot with our endorsements. However, there will be other ways for PCOs to support candidates — we are looking at options and will keep you informed as we get closer to election season.

In closing our PAC, we paid down our debts, including the legal expenses incurred in defending the PAC against Morgan’s lawsuit, with the remainder of the money contributed to the state party. The state party will use those funds at their discretion, but they know the issues and candidates that are important to us.

Our board agrees that taking these steps now to close our PAC is the best way forward for the 43rd Democrats. In doing so, we’ll be able to continue to do many of the things we do now that make a difference, but without directly supporting individual candidates.

As always, we’re grateful for your progressive activism, and look forward to an exciting 2018 together!

43rd District Democrats Executive Board

Please note: We look forward to discussing this with our membership at our January meeting. Due to the complex nature of this issue, we ask that members please contact communications@43rddems.org if you have additional questions.

Let's Celebrate the Holidays Together!

Nov 30 2017

It's That Time of Year...

That's right, it's time for the 43rd's annual Holiday Party! This year, on Saturday, December 9, beginning at 1:00 p.m., we'll get together at Optimism Brewing on Capitol Hill (all ages). This is a no cost event, with a no-host bar, and a no-host food truck (plus plenty of great food options in the neighborhood). This is a great time to spend time with your fellow Democrats in the 43rd, and celebrate our wins of 2017!

No Meeting This Month

A reminder that there is no general membership meeting this month! Keep an eye on your inbox for future updates. 

It's November - Time for a Legislative Preview!

Nov 10 2017

Now that the election is over, we are excited to gear up for 2018. As is tradition, we will be joined with our legislators, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, Speaker Frank Chopp, and Rep. Nicole Macri, during our November meeting for a preview of what to expect during session next year. Additionally, we will be considering PCO appointments, and two resolutions. Finally, the Board will give an update regarding our September Special Meeting.

We'll be meeting at University Heights Center, top floor, north room, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21. Doors open at 6:30 for mingling. We hope to see you then!

Agenda (including PCO applicants)

Resolution (Opposing Tacoma Liquified Natural Gas Facility)

Resolution (Supporting phaseout of new gasoline and diesel vehicle registrations)

October Monthly Meeting Update

Oct 17 2017

Our monthly meeting is coming up on October 17, 2017, and we have a packed agenda. In addition to having sample ballot packs available to folks who can't make it to Pancakes for PCOs, we'll be electing a new Secretary, appointing a representative for the King County Democrats' Legislative Action Committee and Deputy Treasurer, and considering a resolution regarding homeless encampment sweeps in Seattle.

In addition, we will hear form a panel discussing American Healthcare. The discussion over health care and insurance policy in the United States is front and center as Republicans threaten to take away insurance coverage from millions. Democrats in Congress agree that the Affordable Care Act needs reform, and are leading that fight in D.C.

There are also many who believe that the ACA should be transformed into a truly universal healthcare system. We will be joined by representatives from Indivisible North SeattleWhole Washington, and United for Single Payer. They will discuss ways we can all help not only defend against the GOP attacks on the ACA, but also steps we can take to move our health care system in a more progressive direction.

Check out the entire agenda here. The description of the duties of Treasurer can be found in our bylaws (page 4, Section 7.4). Minutes from the September Special meeting are here. Minutes from the September General Meeting are here. We look forward to seeing you!

We Have Endorsements!

Sep 30 2017

Folks - the 43rd District Democrats made some endorsements to finalize our list of support for this year's general election. Ours is a simple system for candidates and ballot measures on the general election ballot: one vote, and if no candidate receives 60.00%, then no candidate is endorsed (instead of having upwards of four ballots, as can be seen in some other organizations). Our endorsed candidates who made it through the primary remain endorsed, and our full slate of endorsements is as follows:

State Advisory Votes No. 16-18: [X] MAINTAINED (These are the Tim-Eyman required votes on revenue measures from the State Legislature. These are advisory and nature, and thus are literally wasting taxpayer dollars for ballot printing, counting, and voter guide printing.)

King County Prop. 1 (Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy): [X] YES (this renews and expands an expiring levy that provides affordable and supportive housing for veterans, seniors, and community members on fixed incomes throughout King County.)

King County Executive: [X] Dow Constantine 

King County Sheriff: [X] Mitzi Johanknecht

King County Council, Dist. 1: [X] Rod Dembowski

Court of Appeals, Div. 1, Dist. 1, Pos. 2: [X] Michael S. Spearman

Court of Appeals, Div. 1, Dist. 1, Pos. 5: [X] David Mann

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Pos. 1: [X] Ryan Calkins

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Pos. 3: [X] Stephanie Bowman

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Pos. 4: [X] Preeti Shridhar

City of Seattle

Mayor: No Position

City Attorney: [X] Pete Holmes

City Council, Pos. 8: [X] Teresa Mosqueda

City Council, Pos. 9: [X] M. Lorena Gonzalez

Seattle Public Schools

District Director, Dist. 4: [X] Eden Mack

District Director, Dist. 5: [X] Zachary DeWolf

District Director, Dist. 7: [X] Betty Patu

Note: School Board Districts are voted on by district in the primary, but city-wide in the general election

And that is that! We are proud to stand with our candidates, and our PCOs will be dropping sample ballots across the 43rd, while many of our PCOs and members can be found knocking doors for our endorsed candidates right up until election day. 

Throughout October, we will be sending out Candidate Spotlight emails, and providing you with information on GOTV days, and other ways that you can support our endorsed candidates! So check your email, and if you're not signed up, sign up for our email list today!

September 19, 2017 General Meeting Agenda - Endorsements, Environment, and Elections!

Sep 11 2017

Our next General Membership meeting is on Tuesday, September 19, starting at 7 p.m. at University Heights Center, top floor, north side. 

First, Elected and Appointed PCOs will vote on a series of Bylaws Amendments.

We will then vote on additional endorsements, specifically in races where our endorsed candidates were unsuccessful in the primary. This includes Seattle Mayor and Port of Seattle, Position 4. Per our endorsement rules and bylaws, no other endorsements will be in order, as all other races have an endorsed candidate who is proceeding to the general election. We may also vote on ballot measures for the November election.

Finally, we will consider two resolutions: one opposing fascism, and one calling for a Coal Free Puget Sound Energy. Minutes from our July meeting can be found here. The September Agenda can also be found here.

Show up early at 6:30 p.m. to get credentialed and mingle!

This meeting will be live-streamed to our Facebook Page.

2017 Endorsement Results

Jun 21 2017

Washington’s 43rd District Democrats 2017 Endorsement Results

                    

State

State Advisory Votes No. 16-18: [X] MAINTAINED (These are the Tim-Eyman required votes on revenue measures from the State Legislature. These are advisory and nature, and thus are literally wasting taxpayer dollars for ballot printing, counting, and voter guide printing.)

King County

King County Prop. 1 (Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy): [X] YES (this renews and expands an expiring levy that provides affordable and supportive housing for veterans, seniors, and community members on fixed incomes throughout King County.)

King County Executive: [X] Dow Constantine 

King County Sheriff: [X] Mitzi Johanknecht

King County Council, Dist. 1: [X] Rod Dembowski

Judicial

Court of Appeals, Div. 1, Dist. 1, Pos. 2: [X] Michael S. Spearman

Court of Appeals, Div. 1, Dist. 1, Pos. 5: [X] David Mann

Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Pos. 1: [X] Ryan Calkins

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Pos. 3: [X] Stephanie Bowman

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Pos. 4: [X] Preeti Shridhar

City of Seattle

Mayor: No Position

City Attorney: [X] Pete Holmes

City Council, Pos. 8: [X] Teresa Mosqueda

City Council, Pos. 9: [X] M. Lorena Gonzalez

Seattle Public Schools

District Director, Dist. 4: [X] Eden Mack

District Director, Dist. 5: [X] Zachary DeWolf

District Director, Dist. 7: [X] Betty Patu

Note: School Board Districts are voted on by district in the primary, but city-wide in the general election

2017-06 Open Executive Board Positions

Jun 16 2017

Open Executive Board Positions

(Also available as a Google Doc.)

Washington’s 43rd District Democrats need to fill three vacancies on our Executive Board at our General Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017!  These roles are: Vice Chair of Communications, Vice Chair of Membership, and Co-Vice Chair of Events.

Candidates must be nominated from the floor, and seconded.  Candidates may give a 2 minute speech, and the body will vote.  All members and PCOs are eligible to vote on these roles.

Candidates may also wish to promote themselves on our Facebook Groupcreate a Candidate Page on Facebook, and/or bring a flyer, stickers, buttons, or other promotional materials to hand out to the body.

In addition to the duties described below, board members are expected to attend a monthly Executive Board Meeting on the first Tuesday of every month.

Please contact chair@43rddems.org if you have any questions!

Vice Chair of Communications

Messaging is the core skill required for the role of Vice Chair of Communications.

Communications takes information from the 43rd's various officers, committees, caucuses, and produces content for our website, emails, literature, and other communication media.

Like all our Vice Chairs, the Communications Vice Chair is empowered and encouraged to create a Committee to share the duties, and to expand them as volunteer efforts allow. The Communications Vice Chair and Committee need to be able to effectively set the tone and messages to support our organizational goals.

As this is an extremely vital role with frequent ongoing duties, the Vice Chair candidate should be confident of their ability to make a serious commitment of time, effort, and availability--accountability and rapid responses are expected on social media.

The Communications Vice Chair will work with the Technology Vice Chair in creating digital content. Ideally, the Communications VC will be able to work across a variety of platforms.

These skills are not required but highly useful: HTML and web design skills; and graphic design.

 

Vice Chair of Membership

The Vice Chair of Membership is responsible for recruiting new members, most effectively empowering members, and maintaining an up to date listing of members.

Like all our Vice Chairs, the Membership Vice Chair is empowered and encouraged to create a Committee to share the duties, and to expand them as volunteer efforts allow.

The most basic task of the Membership VC is to track information on paid members in our database. This is done in conjunction with the Treasurer. The Membership Committee is also responsible for membership sign-in at meetings, in conjunction with the Programs Committee. Membership should also track volunteer interests of members and engage volunteers at all levels of involvement in the District's work.

Membership ideally should develop outreach programs to inform the community about the work of the 43rd District Democrats and attract people interested in political activism.  A further ideal goal is to create a team to welcome new members and guide them through the processes of the 43rd, such as Robert’s Rules of Order.

Required skills: Comfortable with database crunching, good people skills.

Co-Vice Chair of Events

The Events Co-Vice Chairs and Committee are responsible for the planning and production of all fund-raising events for the 43rd District Democrats, and any other events outside the scope of regular meetings.

The current opening is for a Co-Chair. (There is an excellent committee already in place!)

The Co-Chair will work with our current Co-Chair and Committee to plan events--from the fun parts of planning a party to the business of identifying locations, finding contributions for food and other needs, and soliciting sponsors for the events.

The Events committee must also work closely with the Treasurer to record contributions and ticket sales, and to track expenses and donations. This Committee also works closely with the Membership, Communications, and PCO Committees.

 

Relevant Bylaws excerpts from Washington’s 43rd District Democrats: 

7.8 All Vice Chairs

All Vice Chairs besides the First Vice Chair (a) chair and have chief responsibility for their respective Standing Committee; (b) report to the Executive Board and Membership regarding the activities of their respective Standing Committee; (c) serve on the Executive Board; and (d) perform such other duties as are assigned by the Chair.

 

8.4 Vice Chair of Membership

The Membership Committee shall (a) recruit new members of the District (b) track volunteer interests of members and engage volunteers (c) Maintain a database of members (in conjunction with the Vice Chairs for Technology and PCO recruitment) (d) track attendance at District meetings and events (e) perform such other duties as are assigned by the Chair. The Vice Chair for Membership Recruitment shall chair and have chief responsibility for the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee shall consist of Members appointed by the Vice Chair for Membership.

 

8.5 Vice Chairs of Communications and Technology

The Communications and Technology Committee shall (a) publish any notices or information required by these bylaws; (b) prepare and distribute a periodic newsletter;(c) maintain a web site; (d) maintain a member database with the Vice Chair for Recruitment; (e) conduct public relations activities; and (f) perform such other duties as are assigned by the Chair. The Vice Chair for Communications and the Vice Chair for Technology shall co-chair and have dual chief responsibility for the Communications and Technology Committee. The Communications and Technology Committee shall consist of the Secretary and Members appointed by the Vice Chairs for Communications and Technology.

 

8.6 Co-Vice Chairs of Events

The Events Committee shall (a) organize and manage at least two annual fundraising events; (b) organize and manage other non-meeting events of the 43rd District; and (c) perform such other duties as are assigned by the Chair. The Vice Chair for Events shall chair and have chief responsibility for the Events Committee. The Events Committee shall consist of the Treasurer and Members appointed by the Vice Chair for Events.

Pride Brunch! Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

Jun 12 2017

Pride Brunch

It's Pride Month! Time once again for the 43rd's Pride Brunch! Join your fellow Democrats and our favorite candidates and electeds for a delicious brunch downtown before heading out for the parade.
Sunday, June 25th, 8:30-10:30 am
Space is limited! Click here to purchase tickets
More information available here.

June 20, 2017 General Meeting Agenda - E-Board Vacancy Elections and Endorsements!

Jun 12 2017

43rd District Democrats
June Membership and Endorsements Meeting
June 20, 2017  7 p.m.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 20th, starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at Kane Hall on the University of Washingtoncampus (map).  This meeting will be live-streamed to our Facebook Event discussion feed.  View our current PCOs and Members for June Endorsements Meeting.

Agenda

6:00 p.m.      Doors open

7:00 p.m.      Call to order and welcome

                      Approval of agenda and minutes from April meeting

7:10 p.m.      Approval of new PCOs

SEA 43-1265 Andrea Borning, Acting

SEA 43-1274 Tyler Mesman, Acting

SEA 43-1333 Thomas Whittemore, Acting

SEA 43-1348 Neal Traven, Appointed

SEA 43-1361 Robin Thomas, Acting

SEA 43-1781 Morgan McMurray, Acting

SEA 43-1817 Kris V. L. Mikami, Appointed

SEA 43-1835 Jill Gruber, Appointed

SEA 43-1975 Kristin Johnsen, Acting

SEA 43-1993 Rob Dolin, Appointed

SEA 43-2008 Maddy Vonhoff, Acting

SEA 43-2011 Rachmeler Kim, Acting

SEA 43-2029 Carolyn Akinbami, Acting

SEA 43-2059 Austin Miller, Acting

SEA 43-2065 Matthew Ellenberger, Acting

SEA 43-2089 Daniel Graham, Acting

SEA 43-2541 Greta Hotopp, Acting

SEA 43-2928 Sameer Ramade, Acting

SEA 43-3776 Emily J. Murphy, Acting

7:20 p.m.      Appointment/election to fill Executive Board vacancies

                                 Young Democrats representative -- Spencer Lively (Chair appointment, with membership ratification)

                                 Vice Chair for Membership (election)

                                 Vice Chair for Communications (election)

                                 Co-Vice Chair for Events (election)

7:35 p.m.      Endorsements (see rules)

Slate:

King County Executive: Dow Constantine

King County Council District 1: Rod Dembowski

Court of Appeals, Position 5: David Mann

 

Contested Races:

King County Proposition 1

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 1

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 3

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 4

King County Sheriff

Court of Appeals, Position 2

Seattle City Attorney

Seattle City Council, Position 8

Seattle City Council, Position 9

Seattle Mayor

Seattle School District, Position 4

Seattle School District, Position 5

Seattle School District, Position 7

10:00 p.m.      Adjourn    

2017 Endorsement Questionnaires

Jun 11 2017

2017 Endorsement Questionnaires, by Position

 Please note:  If you prefer, you may add this master link collection to your Google Drive as a document.

* Denotes a candidate ineligible for endorsement.

 

Mayor

Jenny Durkan (Environmental Caucus Survey)

Jessyn Farrell (Environmental Caucus Survey)

Bob Hasegawa (Environmental Caucus Survey)

Michael McGinn (Environmental Caucus Survey)

Cary Moon (Environmental Caucus Survey)

 

Seattle City Council, Position 8

Hisam Goueli

*Jon Grant (Environmental Caucus Survey)

Teresa Mosqueda (Environmental Caucus Survey)

Sara Nelson (Environmental Caucus Survey)

Sheley Secrest

Charlene Strong

* Not running as a Democrat, ineligible for endorsement.

 

Seattle City Council, Position 9

Lorena Gonzalez

Patricia Murakami

 

Seattle City Attorney

Pete Holmes

Scott Lindsay

 

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 1

Ryan Calkins

John Creighton

Claudia Kauffman

 

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 3

Ahmed Abdi

Stephanie Bowman

 

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 4

John Persak

Ken Rogers

Brooks Salazar

Preeti Shridhar

Peter Steinbrueck

  

King County Executive

Dow Constantine

 

King County Council, District 1

Rod Dembowski

  

King County Sheriff

Mitzi Johanknecht

John Urquhart

 

King County Court of Appeals, Position 2

Judge Michael Spearman

 

King County Court of Appeals, Position 5

Judge David Mann

 

Seattle School Board, Position IV

Herbert J. Camet, Jr.

Eden Mack

* Not running as a Democrat, ineligible for endorsement. 

 

Seattle School Board, Position V

Alec Cooper

Zachary DeWolf

Andre Helmstetter

* Questionnaire submitted late, ineligible for endorsement.

 

Seattle School Board, Position VII

Chelsea Byers

Betty Patu

PCO Training on Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 12 2017

We hope to see you at the next PCO Training on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  The training will talk about what a PCO is and how to get started. An overview of the Democratic party, a little history, training on Votebuilder and minivan, and a chance to ask your burning questions and talk with other PCOs both new and seasoned.

Endorsements Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

May 12 2017

Our Endorsement meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus. 

The meeting begins at 7pm, registration starts at 6pm. 

This meeting is always crowded, please arrive as early as you can. Candidates will be there early to mingle and answer questions.

Click here to read candidate questionnaires.

Our Endorsement Rules are here.

We will be endorsing in the following races:

King County Executive

King County Council Position 1

King County Court of Appeals, Position 5

King County Proposition 1

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 1

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 3

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 4

King County Sheriff

King County Court of Appeals, Position 2

Seattle City Attorney

Seattle City Council, Position 8

Seattle City Council, Position 9

Seattle Mayor

Seattle School Board, Position IV

Seattle School Board, Position V

Seattle School Board, Position VII

This meeting will be live-streamed to our Facebook Event discussion feed.

May 12 2017

Our Endorsement meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus. 

The meeting begins at 7pm, registration starts at 6pm. 

This meeting is always crowded, please arrive as early as you can. Candidates will be there early to mingle and answer questions.

Click here to read candidate questionnaires.

Our Endorsement Rules are here.

We will be endorsing in the following races:

King County Executive

King County Council Position 1

King County Court of Appeals, Position 5

King County Proposition 1

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 1

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 3

Port of Seattle Commissioner, Position 4

King County Sheriff

King County Court of Appeals, Position 2

Seattle City Attorney

Seattle City Council, Position 8

Seattle City Council, Position 9

Seattle Mayor

Seattle School Board, Position IV

Seattle School Board, Position V

Seattle School Board, Position VII

This meeting will be live-streamed to our Facebook Event discussion feed.

Ballots & Bubbly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 12 2017

We are not having a May meeting. Instead, on May 16 we will be holding a fun evening of mingling with the candidates while sipping bubbly at a private home in Capitol Hill. Our event has reached capacity, so sign-ups are now closed.  If you successfully submitted your RSVP, you may now purchase additional ballots to tip the scales towards your favorite candidates.

Contact events@43rddems.org if you need anything further!

All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, are invited to attend and mingle.

There will be a straw poll for selected competitive races! All candidates in each selected race will be listed in the straw poll.  Each person attending will receive ballots, and can purchase extra ballots!

Ballots & Bubbly 2017

Event Date:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Event Location: Private Home on Capitol Hill
Address: Seattle, WA

This is a shoes-free venue, so make sure to wear your fanciest/funniest socks.  Participants will be competing for the coveted "Best Socks" Award!

Please be prepared to present your ID if you wish to imbibe alcoholic beverages.

BE RESPONSIBLE!  Hail a ride, carpool, bring a designated driver!

April 18, 2017 General Meeting - Data, Pramila Jayapal, and Bylaws!

Apr 08 2017

 


 

 

43rd District Democrats

April Membership Meeting

April 18, 2017  7 p.m

 

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, April 18th, starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30!) at University Heights Center.  This meeting will be live-streamed to our Facebook Event discussion feed.

Agenda

6:30 p.m.      Doors open

7:00 p.m.      Call to order and welcome

                     Approval of agenda and minutes 

7:15 p.m.      Guest speakers

7:30 p.m.      Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

           Report from D.C. and taking your questions!

8:10 p.m.      Officer reports

8:20 p.m.      New business

Proposed 43rd Dems bylaws amendment

PCO approvals                   

SEA 43-1330        Brint Kriebel            (Acting)

SEA 43-1334        MIchael Gifford-Santos    (Appointed)

SEA 43-1347        John Hoglund        (Acting)

SEA 43-1348        Edward Hartmann        (Acting)

SEA 43-1371        Charmila Ajmera        (Acting)

SEA 43-1993        Rob Dolin            (Appointed)

SEA 43-2033     Zoye Marinopaulou        (Acting)

SEA 43-2037     LeRoy Laney            (Acting)

SEA 43-2052     Bradley Bell            (Acting)

SEA 43-3719     Ian Randall            (Appointed)

Resolutions                  

Support for safe consumption spaces

Support for single-payer health care

Support for a local income tax in Seattle

9:00 p.m.       Adjourn    

March 21, 2017 General Meeting - Safe Consumption Spaces, Rules, Issues Caucuses!

Mar 10 2017

March meeting:

Safe Consumption Spaces, Rules, Issues Caucuses!

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, March 21st, starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30!) at University Heights Center.  This meeting will be live-streamed to our Facebook Event discussion feed.

 

Agenda

 

 

6:30 p.m.       Doors open

 

7:00 p.m.       Call to order and welcome

                       Approval of agenda and minutes (google)

 

7:15 p.m.       Guest speakers

 

7:25 p.m.       Program

           Safe Consumption Spaces in King County

                 

8:00 p.m.       Issue caucus break-out sessions

 

8:20 p.m.       Old Business

            2017 43rd Democrats Endorsement Rules (google)

 

            New Business

2017 43rd Democrats Budget

                 

PCO approvals               

43-1353        Leslie Jean Cossitt (Acting)

43-1367        Mary Waldron     (Acting)

43-2550        Danish Aziz         (Acting)

43-2543        Gaby de Jongh   (Acting)

43-2049        Judy Lightfoot     (Acting)

43-1278        Galen Edlund-Cho   (Appointed)

43-1370        Michelle Duffy     (Appointed)

43-2001        Philip Weiss         (Appointed)

43-2081        Kristen Johnsen     (Appointed)

43-2104        Ellen Eades         (Appointed)

 

                  

Resolutions                  

Creation of a state environment and climate caucus (google)

Improving community-police relations by fostering accountability and public trust (google)

9:00 p.m.   Adjourn

February Meeting Follow Up

Feb 22 2017

February Meeting Follow Up: 

You can view livestreamed video with commentary and related links if you missed anything!

There were several requests regarding contacting our state party representation regarding the 2017 Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairmanship Election this weekend.

Tina Podlodowski, our State Party Chair, has published her email address to the public: tina /at/ wa-democrats.org

Additionally, Joe Pakootas, David McDonald, Sharon Mast, and Nancy Monacelli have votes in the election.  We have not yet recieved consent to publish their email addresses, but they have consented to being contacted, so you can email our chair /at/ 43rddems.org to request their email addresses or you can call the state party at (206) 883-0664 to contact them.  Mention your precinct (43-1331 for example) when you contact them, that's like a secret code revealing your depth of involvement.

For our members' ease, we have also provided a single email to reach all the DNC-level voters who have consented to be contacted by our district's membership.  Simply send your message to 2017-dnc-voters /at/ 43rddems.org and it will be delivered to all of the mentioned individuals.  Please note this single point of access will be disabled after this weekend as its purpose will have been served.

43rd District Democrats Meeting - Democracy Vouchers! - February 21, 2017

Feb 11 2017

February meeting: 

Democracy Vouchers! 

Mark your calendars to hear from City of Seattle representatives about our new Democracy Voucher program and how it works. The meeting is on Tuesday, February 21st, starting at 7 p.m. at University Heights Center.  This meeting will be live-streamed to ourFacebook Event discussion feed.

Agenda

6:30 p.m.   Doors open

7:00 p.m.   Welcome and call to order

                   Approval of Agenda and Minutes

7:15 p.m.   Guest speakers

7:25 p.m.   Program

                  Seattle Democracy Vouchers

8:00 p.m.   Legislative action alerts

                  The latest from Olympia and Washington DC

8:20 p.m.   New Business

                   2017 43rd Democrats endorsement rules 

                   PCO approvals:
                    
43-1361        Sandra  Martin       Acting
                    43-1364        Anna  Wolak            Acting
                    43-2020        Andy Jensen        Appointed
                    43-2025        Malaika Schwartz     Acting

                   Resolutions:
                   Regarding locality pay for state employees

9:00 p.m.   Adjourn