46th District Dems January 2024 News Roundup

Hello 46th District Democrats ­– 

Here's what our organization was up to in January!

January 16 Regular Membership Meeting


Our January meeting was called to order at 7:05pm and adjourned at 9:54pm. Approximately 102 members and guests attended, and here are some highlights from the meeting:

Following a welcome and declaration of quorum, by Vice Chair Lisa Rivera, and a Land Acknowledgement, by Member At Large Erica Lee, we covered the following business item:

Per our Standing Rules, memberships will expire after Jan 31 of each year. Those who were members in 2023 can renew anytime this year, and your membership and ability to vote will begin 24 hours later. For new members, your membership and ability to vote will begin 21 days after joining. Visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/46membershiprenewal to join or renew today!

We also received legislative updates from our delegation members, Rep. Darya Farivar, Rep. Gerry Pollet and Sen. Javier Valdez.

See the January 16, 2024 Meeting Chat Links and Messages for the meeting Agenda and all your need-to-know info from the meeting.

⭐ DON'T MISS the KCD's 2024 Kickoff event, Feb. 11

2024 is a pivotal year for our democracy. Can you join the King County Dems for its 2024 Kickoff event to meet statewide candidates and hear more about how you can help with elections near and far?

Featured guests include:

  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
  • Congressman Adam Smith
  • Congresswoman Kim Schrier
  • King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci
  • King County Councilmember Jorge Baron
  • King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove
  • King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski
  • King County Councilmember Girmay Zahila
  • Statewide Candidates:
  • Lt. Governor: Denny Heck
  • Attorney General: Manka Dhingra, Nick Brown
  • Commissioner of Public Lands: Patrick De Poe
  • Insurance Commissioner: Patty Kuderer
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: Chris Reykdal
  • State Treasurer: Mike Pellicciotti
    More to come ...

There will be action stations to learn about being a delegate to the state and national conventions, becoming a PCO, boosting presidential primary turnout, postcard writing, canvass training and more! Food and drinks will be provided.

11am – event registration opens
12pm – speaking program
2pm – event closes

Space is limited. You must be on the RSVP list to attend.

If you're able to volunteer, please sign up here.

🗳️ Vote in the King Conservation District Supervisor election by Feb. 13

GO ONLINE to vote in the King Conservation District election for Seat #1 on the Board of Supervisors. Voting began January 23 and ends February 13. King Conservation District includes all registered voters in King County (excluding the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish).

CLICK HERE TO VOTE at https://vote.kingcd.org/app/home

At our January Regular Membership Meeting, we heard from all three candidates in this race and voted to give the 46th District Democrats endorsement to Brittney Bush Bollay

For more information on this race, and the King Conservation District, visit https://kingcd.org/about/board-of-supervisors/elections-and-appointments/

State Committee Meeting in Bellingham

Scott an Tara

The 46th District Dems made a big showing at the state committee meeting the last weekend of January. Our State Committee members Tara Gallagher and Scott Forbes were there, along with 46th District Dems Chair Hunter Brown, Vice-Chair Lisa Rivera, DNC members David McDonald and Javier Valdez, Environment and Climate Caucus Vice-Chair Arvia Morris, and Treasurer Melissa Taylor (all pictured above) who attended all delegate selections trainings.

Saturday was a full day of learning about the delegate selection process for this year’s state and national Democratic conventions. Our members will be hearing more about that soon.

Sunday’s State Central Committee meeting saw the re-election of DNC members McDonald and Valdez (along with Sophia Danenberg and Sharon Mast); a vote to pass the budget, which includes a new project to support local organizations; and passage of several resolutions. Resolutions passed included, among others: calling for a ceasefire in Gaza; in favor of ranked choice voting in presidential primaries, and supporting creation of a beaver ecosystem management plan

 Looking Ahead ….

  • 46th District Democrats Environmental Caucus – Monday, Feb. 5, 7:00-8:00pm
    These monthly meetings are now being held on the 1st Monday of each month. Click here to log on.

  • 46th District Democrats Executive Committee Meeting – Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7:00pm
    These monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. RSVP here.

  • 46th District Democrats Bylaws & Rules Committee – Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7:30-8:30pm
    Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpd-uoqjIjGNOgAWyhlyYcSnOHmNmjLtOy

  • 46th District Democrats Regular Membership Meeting – Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:00pm
    These monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesdays of each. RSVP here.

  • 46th District Democrats Policy Committee Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30pm
    These monthly meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month. RSVP here.

  • 46th District Democrats Bylaws & Rules Committee – Thursday, Feb. 29, 6:30-7:30pm
    Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdOmupzwjE9H5R57WwXPkeKWHgrEbC4EG

🏛️ Connect with our 46th Legislative Delegation

Find out what State Senator, Javier Valdez, Representative, Gerry Pollet and Representative, Darya Farivar are up to by signing up for their newsletters:

Sen. Javier Valdez: https://senatedemocrats.wa.gov/valdez/e-newsletter/
Rep. Gerry Pollet: https://housedemocrats.wa.gov/pollet/e-news/
Rep. Darya Farivar: https://housedemocrats.wa.gov/farivar/e-news/

📢 Looking for a past meeting?

No problem! You can find recordings of many of our past meetings on our 46th District Dems YouTube Channel (subscribe today!) And now that we live stream Regular Membership Meetings directly on YouTube, most recordings can be found under the "Live" tab.

📌 Last but not least ….

Renew your membership (or start a new one) TODAY!

Dues support the costs associated with running the 46th Legislative District, and give you voting power at Membership Meetings, for such items as endorsing candidates, ballot measures and resolutions; electing some executive board positions like At-Large Members of the Executive Board; and adopting and amending our budget.

We have several contribution levels:

  • Student / Limited Income ($10)
  • Individual ($40)
  • Couple/Family ($60)
  • 4600 Club ($100)
  • Friend of the 46th ($250)
  • Benefactor of the 46th ($500)

Join at https://www.46dems.org/become_a_member. For questions about the status of your membership, email Membership Chair, Scott Alspach, at [email protected]

As always, THANK YOU to everyone who has chosen to join us in our mission to support democratic candidates, initiatives and causes! It's going to be a pivotal year, and we're excited to be walking and working along side you.

Hunter Brown and Lisa Rivera
Chair and Vice-Chair
46th District Democrats