March 10th, 2020 Washington State Primary Deadline

Our voting period for our state’s March 10th Presidential Primary is already underway If you have not received your vote by mail ballot, call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).  Washington shares March 10th as our presidential primary date with Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, and North Dakota.

Speaking of our Presidential Primary, remind your friends, family, and co-workers that they need to pick a party and sign their envelope for their vote to count.  

Ballots must be mailed or dropped in an official Ballot Drop Box on or before March 10th.  Within the 46th District, there is a staffed and accessible voting center at the Kenmore City Hall, and locations of King County Election ballot drop boxes can be found here: Click for Drop Boxes

 

The Maggie Awards are coming up March 7th

The Washington State Democrats are hosting the single biggest event in Washington State Democratic Party history and we want to make sure you are there!

Thanks to our new presidential primary on Tuesday, March 10th, Washington will play a major role in deciding our Democratic nominee for the first time in history. This means every major presidential campaign sees Washington as a top priority and we expect each campaign and candidate to be right here speaking to voters in the days leading up to the primary. And the State Party is holding a huge event that weekend to bring together every single Democrat in Washington.

This year’s dinner will be on Saturday, March 7th, 2020, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Highlights will include:

  • Hear directly from Washington State elected officials including Governor Jay Inslee, Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Suzan DelBene and many more – as well as surprise guests from the national scene! (and this close to the Presidential Primary, you know what THAT means…!!!)
  • A celebration of top Democratic elected officials and grassroots champions in the form of the annual Warren G. Magnuson Awards.

If you already know that you can/will join us, RSVP online here (and be sure to let them know your table captain is the 46th LD Democrats!). Tickets cost $125, and the link to purchase is right here:

www.wa-democrats.org/magnuson

Would you like to volunteer for the Maggies?

If the price tag is too steep for tickets, another way to attend is to volunteer to work the event.  The 2020 Magnuson Awards will be on Saturday, March 7th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The State Party is looking for volunteers who can commit to helping with the event from 3:00pm - 9:00pm that day. They should expect to dress neatly (business or cocktail attire, but wear comfortable shoes) and we will feed volunteers a delicious plated dinner. Volunteers will help with event tasks like staffing registration, ushering guests, and setting up the ballroom area with programs, donation forms, and the like.

If you would like to volunteer to work the event, please send a message to info@46dems.org, and we will forward your info to the State Party!

 

Membership 2020:  Thank YOU to everyone who has renewed for 2020!  With your help, we will beat Trump and help races up and down the ballot!

If you would still like to join the district for 2020 you can do so by clicking our handy button right here:

Warmly,

Julie Anne Kempf

Chair

 


Feb. 19 - Nevada Debate Watch, Environmental Caucus, + Regular Meeting

We have an exciting week, folks!

Monday (today) features an appearance by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Tacoma Dome that many of you may be attending – doors open at 4:30pm, program starts at 6pm and no reservation is required. 

Wednesday is our district’s regular meeting night with SO MUCH happening.  Keep reading for more information. 

Saturday is the Nevada State Democratic Caucuses, The King County Rise and Organize training, and a visit from Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  Click on any of the names of the events for more information.

Wednesday night is the night of our regular meeting, but we will be opening early for a debate watch and postcard writing party at Elliott Bay Brewery, at 12537 Lake City Way NE. 

Our Environmental Caucus also meets that night, right before the meeting at 5:30pm.

Wednesday night is also the night of the next Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Debate, this time live from Las Vegas, Nevada.  We will also write another big batch of postcards for anyone who wants to participate in outreach to some of our most difficult addresses – apartment and condo buildings!

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New Hampshire Watch and Postcards to Voters Party! Tuesday, Feb 11, evening

Donald Trump gave his 2020 State of the Union on Tuesday.

Hopefully it will be his last one.

He refused to shake the hand of the Speaker of the House, took credit for the turnaround in the economy which had been put in motion by the Obama administration.  He bragged about assassinating a foreign leader in violation of international law, and took delight in the prospect of further eliminating options for women to make their own reproductive health choices.

It was an hour and a half of lies, backward thinking, manipulative reality TV moments, and attacks on women and our Democracy.

After listening closely to his braggadocio and falsehoods, one thing is certain: Trump will continue to deceive the American people and disgrace our democracy -- while Democrats have our neighbors’ backs on the issues that matter most.

Without a doubt, the 2020 Election has begun.

We have no choice but to do all that we can to get this president out of the White House and elect Democrats up and down the ticket.

Here in the 46th District, we are starting 2020 with a Presidential Primary outreach party next Tuesday (2/11) evening! 

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