April Meeting

Thursday, April 20th, 7:00 pm

Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St.
Seattle, WA  98125 

Refreshments and Socializing: 6:30pm
Meeting begins: 7:00pm

Aside from the normal business conducted, we will be hosting our first candidate forum of the year! More details on the offices being represented at the forum and candidates participating will be coming out shortly. For questions related to the forum, please email alzelt@outlook.com. For questions related to the rest of the meeting, please email chair@46dems.org.

Check back on 46dems.org for an agenda.


Calling All Union Members!

One lesson from the last presidential election was the fact that our candidate did not get as much support from organized labor as she needed. Exit polls and stories from around the country made the same points. Democrats didn’t have real plans to get more people back to work or better paid. That we ignored labor. Never mind that her opponent told lies to get their votes. It worked. So now, we must really go out and earn the respect and vote of organized labor. And this means we must do it for the next four years, not just when we have a candidate to elect.

We are considering a program to present at one of our general meetings whereby we actively reach out to our union brothers and sisters. To prepare for that, I would like to hear from union members in our 46th Dems. If you are a union member, please contact me. I want to hear what you think.  What can we do to make unions stronger in Washington, and nationally?  I mean this on an every-day basis, not just at election time. Ultimately, it will greatly aid in our effort to win the next presidential election, as well as turn some GOP House seats Blue, along with WA. State Legislative seats blue around this state. Remember, we can’t get our platforms enacted in Olympia and Washington D.C. without electing many more Dems. And that will not happen without organized labor on our side. And we on their side. 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Alan Zelt         

Program Committee Chairman

alzelt@outlook.com


March Meeting Recap

We put our energy into action at the 46th!

At our recent general meeting focused on Homelessness and Gentrification, we heard from community organizers about their programs and how we can help.

Kristine from ROOTS reminded us to thank our State delegation (Rep. Jessyn Farrell, Senator David Frockt and Rep. Gerry Pollet) for supporting the continuance of the Document Recording Fee (HB 1640), which directly funds affordable housing. Kristine also urged us to ask our delegation to help get HB1867 out of committee and passed.  This bill would allow young people more than one chance to get support by extending foster care.

Krista Cossalter from Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets explained how the shelter she serves provides case management and chuckled that she spent time memorizing the legislative issues that Kristine had mentioned. Ha! She was also able to shed light on SHB 1855 which, if passed would allow foster, homeless, and at risk children to obtain their GED even if their circumstance have forced them to move from high school to high school, each with different graduation requirements.

Bypolar, serving The Block, spoke about the Survival Program that brings food to people who don't have access to vehicles. He also described the Department of Justice’s National Weed and Seed Program in the 90s designed to uproot the poor, place them in the heartflow zone of Rainier, and transplant wealthier people into more Central parts of Seattle, explaining that "this is still happening today with the attempted illegal eviction of Omari Tahir at the Umojafest Peace Center, a center that historically has been for black people." He encouraged 46th LD members to follow this topic in the press and take responsibility for our actions.

Thank you to speakers from March meeting.

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Bylaws Discussion Matrix

For the meeting tonight, here's some more info on the suggested bylaws changes:

46dems - Bylaws edits 2017 rationale matrix.docx


February General Meeting- See you on Thursday the 16th!

At the upcoming membership meeting, our main program will be hearing from new State Party Chair, Tina Podlodowski, and King County Party Chair, Bailey Stober, and discussing some terrific action opportunities to keep our momentum strong.

Also on tap, the PCO’s will also have the business of approving our Bylaws for the 2017-2019 biennium. Members of the Bylaws and Rules Committee have created a proposal for bylaw changes and have provided it at http://www. 46dems.org/documents, then click on the “Proposed Bylaws” at the top of the list.

PCOs, please review the proposed Bylaws. Many of the changes are either housekeeping, or correcting portions which were out of line with state law, the WSDCC Charter, or both. If any of our PCOs or members have any questions about the bylaws, feel free to send them to tally@46dems.org.

If you think of any questions prior to the meeting, send them in (using the Google Form link below) so we can get them on the docket! You ARE able to submit multiple questions and may submit your questions at any time. Paper and pens will be provided for writing down questions at the meeting as well.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQoF8DZyJjBP4wnogcbShktP9BHizt0q7DyqcvAHS-6qvxgQ/viewform


46th District Re-organization Meeting Night!

WHEN
January 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

WHERE
Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St
Seattle, WA 98125

Reminder of the two meetings this Thursday night at the Mennonite Center Auditorium –everyone is welcome to both meetings, although only the PCOs, under state law, may vote at the first.

Carbs n Caffeine
For $5 a slice and $2 a drink we'll be accepting donations for pizza, Coke, and coffee.

Northwest Harvest Food Drive
We'll be collecting your perishable goods for those experiencing food shortages right here in our own district.

46th Kids
This is a call for parents and families of the 46th LD! We're looking to put together a parent/family committee of sorts. Come meet Chessie at the crayon table if you want to learn more!

NOTE: You do not need to RSVP anywhere to attend either meeting.  Everyone is welcome and we will have plenty of seats and supplies to accommodate everyone.

At 7:00pm the elected PCOs will meet in the official Re-Organization meeting.  The KCDCC starts the meeting under state law and the WSDCC charter, which will be handed over to the district chair, once s/he is elected.  The By-Laws will be considered first, and then the Chair and Vice Chair, and the representatives to other Democratic organizations will be elected.  Under state law, only PCOs elected in the public election held on August 2, 2016 may vote in this first meeting.  Once these pieces of business are completed, the re-organization will adjourn.

At 8:00pm, or whenever the business of the re-organization concludes, if that is later than 8pm, the regular monthly district meeting will commence.  All of the district members in good standing will be able to vote in this meeting, where the Treasurer, the secretary, and the at-large executive board members will be elected, new PCOs may be appointed, an endorsement will be considered (Shoreline Schools Levy), and other regular monthly business will be conducted.  We will try to wrap up by 9:30pm, but given that this is the re-organization meeting, it may run a bit longer.

 

All of the officers of the district are up for election.  Any member in good standing may run for one of these offices.  A member in good standing is an elected PCO, anyone who is a continuing member and has renewed their membership (you can renew at the meeting if you were a member last year), or anyone who newly joined at least 21 days prior to the meeting.  The formal responsibilities of each office may be found starting on page 5 of the By-Laws, which are available on the website, at this link: 

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Don’t Miss Out - Women’s March - Seattle - 21 January

DATE:
Saturday, January 21st

WHY WE MARCH
It is our goal to provide the resources necessary for people to connect with one another, become accomplices, and work towards equity and social justice in this country. 

WEBSITE: womxnsmarchseattle.wordpress.com
FAQs: 
womxnsmarchseattle.wordpress.com/faqs/ 

ORDER OF EVENTS:
Start location: Judkins Park, 2150 S Norman St, Seattle, WA 98144
10:00 – start time
10:30 – rally begins
11:00 – march begins
End location: Seattle Center, 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109
Route length: 3.6 miles 

Wear warm clothes and comfy shoes, bring your sign, family and friends.  Check the website and Facebook for more details.


2016 Holiday Party & Auction

The 46th District Democrats Cordially Invite You to Our
Annual HOLIDAY PARTY & Auction FUNdraiser

Live & Silent Auction * Raffle * Dinner & Wine

 

Sunday, December 11, 2016
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

MORE DETAILS AND TICKETS HERE!


November 2016 Meeting + Potluck

Thursday, November 17th, 7:00 pm

Mennonite Church in Lake City 
3120 NE 125th St.
Seattle, WA  98125 

Doors open: 6:30pm
Meeting begins:  7:00pm

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November 2016 Demogram

The November 2016 Demogram is now available!


October 2016 Demogram

The October 2016 Demogram is now available!


October 2016 Meeting