At our January 11, 2017, meeting we elected the following new officers for the 34th District Democrats:
Every two years the Democratic Party reorganizes, which means we elect new officers for the Legislative District, County and State Party organizations. The reorganization of the 34th District Democrats will occur at our regular meeting of January 11, 2017, at the Hall at Fauntleroy. The agenda for that meeting is now posted here. Some members have already announced their candidacies for 34th Dems offices.
How can I help? The election of 2016 is a wake-up call for the Democratic Party and every progressive in America. The next four years - especially the next two years - will see a rollback of many of the progressive programs developed and implemented over the past 40 years. How can you help? What can you do to change the outcome of future elections, and take back America from the billionaire alt-right people who have kidnapped it?
On this day after Thanksgiving, I feel thankful for the honor to have led the 34th District Democrats. Challenging and rewarding to be sure but the 34th Dems’ work is far from done. Now, more than ever, we need to re-commit to fight actual evil poised to lead our country to ruin. Abuse of power in our nation is not new but the hubris of this newly-elected President is unparalleled and should challenge us to action.
Every two years after the general election is certified, the Democratic Party reorganizes. That means we elect new leaders for our legislative district, county and statewide organizations. All Precinct Committee Officers elected in August, 2016, can vote in these important organizational elections. The King County Democrats will meet and reorganize on Sunday, December 4, at Noon. Details are on the King County Democrats' website here. The 34th Legislative District Democrats will reorganize on January 11, 2017.
I’ve given 10 years of my life to an organization that I love – the 34th Legislative District Democrats.
But what is this organization? It’s a society of like-minded people who often agree to disagree. It’s a membership that makes decisions collectively and by majority vote. It’s a body composed by law and run by rules that they have collectively created. Anyone can join – anyone. Anyone can be involved.
Have you ever wondered what the 34th Dems Executive Board does? Have you ever thought about joining the leadership of our organization? Join us at Oc-Voterfest!
At our August 10th meeting, we brought together a panel on “The Police and Our Communities of Color.” Thanks to our organizers and the panelists for an excellent presentation and one that deserves more focus than one meeting. Complete video can be seen on the West Seattle Blog.* And as a follow-up, please see a link below regarding the August 15, 2016 hearing with presiding U.S. District Judge Robart.
Our regular District meeting on Wednesday, August 10, explored the relationship between communities of color and our police and sheriff's departments. The panel included Bobby Alexander, retired judge and Office of Professional Accountability auditor Anne Levinson, Seattle Community Police Commission executive director Fe Lopez, White Center Community Development Association executive director Sili Savusa, and King County Sheriff John Urquhart. The panel was moderated by our state committeeman Chris Porter.
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