46th District Dems June 2024 News Roundup

Hello 46th District Democrats ­– 

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

June 18 Regular Membership Meeting


Our June 18 Regular Membership meeting was called to order at 7:03pm and adjourned at 8:26pm. Approximately 70 members and guests attended over the course of the evening. Here are some highlights from the meeting:

Following a welcome and declaration of quorum, by Chair Hunter Brown, and a Land Acknowledgement, by Secretary Rachel Woodbrook, we covered the following business items:

We also discussed the upcoming Washington State Democratic Convention, heard from Coordinated Campaign representative, Liz Rosenberg, and received an update from Margaret Shield about the Bylaws & Rules Committee work on a draft Code of Conduct.  The committee solicited comments and questions via email, and invite members to join them on June 25 for a discussion.

June 1: PCO Gathering
Scott an Tara

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the 46th District Democrats PCO Gathering, on June 1 at the home of PCO Chair, Marc Auerbach.

It was a wonderful morning of camaraderie and training on everything from using the MiniVan app, to answering tough questions when doorbelling. We were also joined by our Legislative Representatives, Darya Farivar and Gerry Pollet.

Over 50 PCOs and volunteers attended, and everyone left fired up for the fall election season and the collaboration that's in store.

June 21-23: Washington State Democratic Convention

Your 46th District Dems State Convention Delegation joined hundreds of other attendees from all over the state, at the Democratic State Convention in Bellevue, June 21-23.

Lead by State Party Chair, Shasti Conrad, this state convention was filled with speakers, strategizing, caucus meetings, ending with the General Session on Sunday, June 23. Over eight hours that day, the party considered resolutions, governance changes, and finalized its platform.

During the General Session, our Delegation Chair Hunter Brown represented the 46th at the microphone, and relayed motions and questions from our delegation.

The state Democrats rejected two resolutions titled “Nuclear power is not the answer," and passed a resolution calling for sex work to be legalized in the state of Washington.

But the biggest news out of the convention was the passage of three resolutions calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of hostages, the ending of military aid to Israel and the restoration of some humanitarian funding. 46th Delegation members Wafa Hassouneh and Yazan Kader both spoke passionately in support of the resolutions, and stood with other ceasefire supporters in celebration of the resolutions passages.

📢 Don't Miss the 46th Dems GOTV Summer Picnic!

IT'S LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY!  So make plans to join us on Sunday, July 14 at the Northgate Community Center, from 1-3pm, for your annual dose of:

– Mingling with elected officials!

– Getting cozy with the candidates for local offices!

– Snapping a few pictures in our GOTV Photo Booth!

– Picking up your PCO precinct walking materials!

– Satisfying your snack attack with tasty treats and beverages!

And so much more! This event is for all ages, so RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/46th_summer_picnic. Your registration donation will go towards voter outreach, to get our endorsed candidates elected. If you are unable to contribute, no problem! Just select "Volunteer and/or Living Lightly" when you RSVP and we can't wait to see you there! Here's where you can select an easy volunteer job!

Looking Ahead ….

  • 46th District Democrats Executive Committee Meeting – Tuesday, July 2; 7:00-9:00pm
    These monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Register here.

  • 46th Dems GOTV Summer Picnic – Sunday, July 14, 1:00-3:00pm at the Northgate Community Center
    RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/46th_summer_picnic

  • NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN JULY (go out and enjoy the sun!)

  • 46th District Dems PCO Committee Meeting – Tuesday, July 23; 7:00-8:00pm
    Register here.

  • 46th District Democrats Policy Committee Meeting – Thursday, July 25, 6:30-8:00pm
    These monthly meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month. Register here.

🏛️ 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. 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 items such 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]

THANK YOU, once again, for reading, and for being part of our dynamic organization. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but together, we will fuel a BLUE WAVE this election season! We're excited to be walking and working along side you.

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