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    Call to June 16th Meeting + Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Forum!

    Official Call to the June Meeting; Wednesday, June 16th, 7:00pm 

    Featuring: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education Program 7:15 - 8:45

    Environmental Caucus at 5:30pm

    A year after George Floyd’s murder sparked a renewed national reckoning with racial injustice, and just before Juneteenth, the 46th District Democrats will host a panel to reflect on inequities in our education system.

    These inequities are complex and experienced both nationally and locally.  To learn more about the policies and programs that perpetuate these inequities and what changes are necessary to overcome them we will speak with experts who work in schools, on school boards, and in program and policy development. 

    This session is part of the 46th Democrats series on diversity, equity, and inclusion that has covered important topics like inequities and discrimination in housing policy, political candidate participation, and policing.

    We hope you’ll be able to join us for this robust and important conversation.

    Our outstanding panelists will be:

    Chandra Hampson

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    Seattle School Board Vice President, District 3

    Chandra Hampson’s professional focus is on designing and improving access to capital and supporting sustainable community and economic development. Chandra worked in the financial services industry, ultimately with Craft3 as Senior Vice President, and as the founder and director of the Indian Country Initiative. She values supporting local community participation and action, which is evident through her service as a long-term board member of First Nations Development Institute and its subsidiary First Nations Oweesta Corporation (FNOC), her role as a Sand Point Elementary PTA president for two terms, and many other leadership roles.

    Tia Holiday

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    Post-Secondary Equitable Policy and Program expert

    Tia Holiday is the Postsecondary Education Lead at Intentional Futures (iF), a strategy and design consulting agency in Seattle, Washington. Her primary focus is on bringing attention to racial and socioeconomic equity while collaboratively developing inclusive and social justice-oriented solutions to the highlighted inequities. Before iF she worked within the California Community College system to develop equitable programmatic practices in student support programs, and financial aid policies.

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    Call to the Regular June 2021 Meeting of the 46th LD Democrats

    To register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldemvqD4jHtZT6cpWobWZPK-D1_6CduKU

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Timetable for the evening:

    5:30pm Environment and Climate Caucus (same link)

    6:30pm Check your Tech / Meet and Greet

    7:00pm Meeting Call to Order

    7:15pm  DEI in Education Program

    Proposed Agenda for the June 16, 2021 Meeting:

    7:00pm: Call to Order

    Native Lands Acknowledgement

    Approval of agenda

    Approval of minutes

    District Announcements

    7:15pm: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program

    With panelists Chandra Hampson and Tia Holiday

    8:45pm: Consideration of candidate endorsements in (no other races are both not previously considered, and also appearing on the Primary Ballot.  Further endorsement considerations will take place at the August Endorsement Meeting):

    • Northshore Fire District #16
    • North City Water District
    • Public Hospital District No. 2

    Officer and Committee Reports as Needed

    Adjourn

    It should be a great meeting with an exceptional program!  We hope to see you there!

    As always, thank you for all of your hard work and support for Democrats!


    Endorsements Made at May Endorsement Meeting

    The 46th District Democrats made the following endorsements at their May 23, 2021 endorsements meeting:

    King County Proposition 1 – Best Starts for Kids

    Best Starts for Kids will be up for renewal as a Special Election held concurrently with the Primary on August 3, 2021.  The 46th District Democrats endorses a “Yes” or “Approve” vote on Proposition 1.

    Best Starts for Kids is a voter-approved initiative to help put every baby born and every child raised in King County on a path toward lifelong success.

    It invests in prevention and early intervention strategies that promote healthier, more resilient children, youth, families and communities. It is considered the most comprehensive approach to early childhood development in the United States, starting with prenatal support, sustaining the gain through teenage years, and investing in safe, healthy communities that reinforce progress.

    Best Starts for Kids is making research based on the latest neuroscience available to all parents and caregivers so that every child and youth in our region has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

     

    Candidates Endorsed in May who will be appearing on the Primary Ballot on August 3, 2021:

    • Kenmore City Council Position 4: Nigel Herbig
    • Kenmore City Council Position 6: Debra Srebnik
    • Seattle City Council District 8: Teresa Mosqueda
    • Seattle City Council Position 9: Brianna Thomas
    • Northshore School District: Amy Cast
    • Northshore School District: Sandy Hayes
    • Northshore School District: Jaqueline McGourty

     

    Candidates Endorsed in May who will not have a Primary, who will appear first on the General Election Ballot on November 2, 2021:

    • King County Council, District 1: Rod Dembowski
    • King County Superior Court, Position 47: Andrea Robertson
    • Port of Seattle, Position 1: Ryan Calkins
    • Port of Seattle, Position 3: Hamdi Mohamed
    • Port of Seattle, Position 4: Toshiko Hasegawa
    • Kenmore City Council Position 2: Joe Marshall
    • Kenmore City Council Position 3: Angela Kugler
    • Lake Forest Park City Council Position 1: Semra Riddle
    • Lake Forest Park City Council Position 3: Stephanie Angelis
    • Lake Forest Park City Council Position 5: Tracy Furutani
    • Lake Forest Park City Council Position 7: Larry Goldman
    • Shoreline School District: Sarah Cohen

     

    Races considered in May which will appear in the Primary, on which the district membership took no action. 

    This should not be construed negatively for any candidate involved in these races.  Often when there are multiple strong candidates in a race, support may be spread out over candidates, and no single candidate can reach the 60% voting threshold required by the 46th District Democrats for an endorsement in the Primary.

    We will automatically consider these races again at our endorsement meeting for the General Election.

    The only candidates listed are those who met our requirements to be eligible for endorsement by our organization and were considered at the May endorsement meeting.  There may be other non-Democrats appearing on the ballot, as well.

     

    King County Executive:

    • Dow Constantine
    • Joe Nguyen

     

    Mayor of Seattle:

    • Colleen Echohawk
    • Jessyn Farrell
    • Lorena González
    • Bruce Harrell
    • Andrew Grant Houston
    • Lance Randall
    • Don L. Rivers
    • Casey Sixkiller

     

    Seattle City Attorney:

    • Pete Holmes
    • Nicole Thomas-Kennedy

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