The 2016 Democratic Presidential Caucus is only a month away. Here are some important things you can do right now to make the 34th Dems' caucus the most successful in the state.
Our next District meeting is Wednesday March 9th. Our main program is aanel discussion on the fight for social equity issues in Olympia. Moderated by Attorney and 34th PCO Jamila Johnson. We will also elect representatives to the State Democratic Convention to serve on the Credentials, Rules, and Platform and Resolutions Committees. We'll also be training PCOs for their role in the March 26 caucuses.
The Washington Democratic Party has developed a new website where you can find your caucus location and also print a check-in form for the day of the caucus. You can register on this site using just your name and address, as they appear on your voter registration. You can also update this information at any time. The precinct caucuses are on Saturday, March 26.
At our February 10th meeting the membership endorsed King County Council Member Joe McDermott's candidacy to become the next United States Congressman from the 7th District of Washington. Learn more about Joe at his website here. Joe is a third-generation resident of West Seattle, former state representative and state senator, former Chair of the 34th District Democrats, and presently Chairs the King County Council.
We’re on the cusp of the Iowa caucuses and the March 26th 2016 Washington State Democratic Precinct Caucuses are less than 60 days away. Want to run for 2016 presidential delegate? Make the best impression at the Precinct Caucuses by being appointed as a PCO at our February 10th meeting.
At our January 13th meeting we endorsed a YES vote for the Seattle Schools Levy (vote for it by mail before February 9) and a panel on homelessness including Mercedes Elizalde former City Council District 5 candidate, Hanna Brooks Olsen, who works for Civic Ventures and is a co-founding editor of the online publication and Michael Maddux former City Council District 4 ;candidate. The meeting also featured State Senator Cyrus Habib, candidate for Lt. Governor, Tina Podlodowski, candidate for Secretary of State, and our new Seattle City Council member Lisa Herbold.
I truly believe that we are watching the demise of the republican party (cue violins). Although stomach-turning to witness this pitiable parade of pariahs, they may force the republican party to run its own third-party candidate just to get their “establishment” candidate on the ballot. Now, that’s a beautiful thing. Truly, they would be getting what they deserve after generations of divisive cultural politics. That party has been focused on the past and as a result has lost the future.
Get ready for the 2016 legislative session! It will start January 11, 2016. The King County Democrat’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) and the 34th District’s LAC will be planning a trip to Olympia to visit with our legislators and discuss this year’s agenda of area’s that matter most to us. Please join us!