June 2017 Demogram Addendum

A few highlights and more information about our exciting upcoming meeting where we will have leading labor leaders from our state join us to help our continuing conversations of ways labor and Democrats can work together for a better tomorrow. 

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CONGRATULATIONS

Please welcome our newly unanimously voted 

State Representative Javier Valdez!!!

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46th District State Rep Candidate Questionnaires

Monday, June 12th, during their regular meeting at 1:30, the Council will vote to appoint the next State Representative from the 46th District. Will post as soon as the results are public!

 

 

Please read the following questionnaires for the 46th District State Representative Candidates.  We will update if any other questionnaires are received.  Thank you and look forward to seeing you at the meeting!  

Please note that there will be a meeting directly afterwards at Elliot Bay Brewing to kick-off the newly formed 46 District Dems Environmental Caucus - a HUGE thank you to Anne Udaloy! Please check the calendar for more details! 

46th District State RepresentativeCandidate Questionnaires

In case you missed tonight's meeting, you can catch up on the video below. Thanks to Andy Galipeau who recorded the entire forum, you can watch yourself. A huge thank you to all the candidates for participating, Jesse Piedfort for moderating, Sen. David Frockt taking the time to come out, Bailey Stober for representing the County, and all the neighborhood PCOs and members to make this happen.


Upcoming Meetings

Hi everyone!

There is a lot happening here in the 46th, so make sure to check out our 

new calendar for all upcoming events.  

We have 2 events this week:

Thursday, June 8th  

- We will be hosting a candidate forum to replace Representative Farrell on Thursday, June 8th. This will also be at the Seattle Mennonite Church, in the evening. Start time is TBA, but probably 7 or 7:30.

No Signs on the Church Exterior, please!
- Our hosts, the Mennonite Church, have asked us to ensure that no campaigns post their signs on the outside of the Church during future meetings.

Saturday, June 10th

Doors open at 10am, meeting to begin at 10:30am
- The King County Democrats will be hosting the appointment meeting on Saturday, 6/10 at the Seattle Mennonite Church in Lake City. Doors will open at 10 AM, and the meeting will be called to order at 10:30.
- PCOs will vote to choose three qualified candidates, in ranked order of preference, to recommend to the King County Council. The Council will select from the list of three names on Monday, 6/12.
- Candidates must be nominated at this meeting, and the nomination seconded, to be considered for the appointment.
- King County Democrats sent the call for this meeting yesterday to PCOs via email (and mail to those with invalid addresses).
- Before PCOs vote, the meeting will be recessed for a 45-minute candidate forum hosted by the 46th Democrats.
- The meeting is open to the public, but the lower-level seating will be reserved for credentialed PCOs, County Executive Board members, and media.
No Signs on the Church Exterior, please!
- Our hosts, the Mennonite Church, have asked us to ensure that no campaigns post their signs on the outside of the Church during future meetings.

We look forward to seeing you at the meetings!  

Erika Lee Krebs, Tech Chair


June 2017 Demogram

Check out the June 2017 Demogram and all the fun activities coming down the 46th's pipeline!


2017 Endorsed Candidates (as of 5/30)

Here is a complete list of the Endorsed Candidates of the 46th Legislative District:

Semra RiddleCouncil Position 1, City of Lake Forest Park

Benjamin Gonzalez O’BrienCouncil Position 3, City of Lake Forest Park

Mark PhillipsCouncil Position 5, City of Lake Forest Park

John ReshaCouncil Position 7, City of Lake Forest Park

Joe MarshallCouncil Position 2, City of Kenmore

Nigel HerbigCouncil Position 4, City of Kenmore

Debra SrebninkCouncil Position 6, City of Kenmore

Jessyn FarrellMayor, City of Seattle (Dual)

Bob HasegawaMayor, City of Seattle (Dual)

Teresa MosquedaCouncil Position 8, City of Seattle

Lorena González, Council Position 9, City of Seattle 

Pete Holmes, City Attorney, City of Seattle

Ryan Calkins, Commissioner Position 1, Port of Seattle

Ahmed Abdi, Commissioner Position 3, Port of Seattle (Dual)

Stephanie Bowman, Commissioner Position 3, Port of Seattle (Dual)

John Persak, Commissioner Position 4, Port of Seattle

Dow ConstantineKing County Executive 

Rob DembowskiKing County Council Position  

John Urquhart, King County Sheriff

Bob SwainDirector District 2, Northshore School District 417

David MannCourt of Appeals, District 1, Judicial Position 5

Heather FralickDirector District 2, Shoreline School District 412

YES on King County Proposition #1, Access for All


Endorsements Meeting May 25

Endorsement Meeting for races in Seattle & King County

Thursday May 25th

6:30 pm
Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th St, Seattle, WA 98125

Seattle Mayor
Seattle City Council Pos. 8
Seattle City Council Pos. 9
Seattle Attorney
Seattle Port Commission
King County Executive
King County Sheriff
King County Council District 1

Current PCOs and Members can vote in all endorsement races. 2016 Members and anyone who caucused in the 46th LD for the 2016 caucuses can pay their dues and join at the meeting (or online now) and vote.

You can review our endorsement rules here.

Candidate Questionnaires can be found here.

 


2 Endorsement Meetings this month!

Endorsement Meeting for races in Lake Forest Park and Kenmore

Saturday, May 20th

10:00 am - 1pm (or until business is done)
Church of the Redeemer, 6210 181st Street Kenmore, WA 98028

Lake Forest Park City Council
Kenmore City Council
Northshore School District
Shoreline School District
Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1, Judge Position 5

 

Endorsement Meeting for races in Seattle & King County

Thursday May 25th

6:30 pm
Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th St, Seattle, WA 98125

Seattle Mayor
Seattle City Council Pos. 8
Seattle City Council Pos. 9
Seattle Attorney
Seattle Port Commission
King County Executive
King County Sheriff
King County Council District 1

Current PCOs and Members can vote in all endorsement races. 2016 Members and anyone who caucused in the 46th LD for the 2016 caucuses can pay their dues and join at the meeting (or online now) and vote.

You can review our endorsement rules at http://www.46dems.org/documents.

Candidate Questionnaires can be found here.

 

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May 2017 Demogram

May 2017 Demogram is now available!


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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