RESCHEDULED Summer Picnic, GOTV, and more!

Hello 46th LD Dems,

I wanted to send a brief note to alert everyone that after some discussion amongst the 46th LD Executive Board, we have decided to postpone our Picnic by a week, now July 18th @1pm. We want to ensure we would be centering the event around a speaker list, which is better in keeping with our tradition of having a strong GOTV kickoff for the August Primary. Bringing together candidates and canvassers to get you ready for the phonebanks, is how we as an organization want to help bring democracy to the people. I hope you can join us!

  • 46th LD Democrats Virtual Summer Picnic: Sat July 18th @1pm
  • Volunteer to help Get out the Vote in 2020
  • PCO 101 with the King County Democrats

To keep people safe during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve avoided meeting in person, and are not able to do our traditional Summer Picnic to kick off our GOTV door-knocking efforts for the August Primaries. I also wanted to let folks know that in response to the significant spike in reported COVID-19 (our cases statewide have doubled in the last two weeks), we as the 46th LD Democrats Executive Board urge you not to participate in traditional door-to-door outreach at this time.  It is imperative that we, as an organization, advocate for and practice policies that keep both our membership and our community safe.

But in lieu of in-person meetings, we hope you can join us for a virtual version of our Summer Picnic. We’ll look to hear from candidates, and PCOs will receive their precinct phonebank lists! We’ll be specifically highlighting candidates that you’ll later have the opportunity to advocate for during events this summer. Keep an eye out for emails in the next couple weeks announcing these candidates and why they deserve our support and our work. Join us on Saturday July 18th @1pm at this Zoom link.

And that’s just the beginning of the cycle. We’d also love to get folks to sign up to volunteer in our on-going efforts through November as well. We’ve put together a list of activities from PCO recruitment to phone banking in the 46thand beyond. We’d love to get your help putting in the work necessary to make this election cycle a success, even under the most trying of circumstances. Make your voice heard by finding the GOTV Volunteer form here {https://forms.gle/KsSPRsdY6SgDeTUz5}. And if for any reason you are unable to click into the form, don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly (membership@46dems.org), and I’ll take the time to help you out.

And it’s not too late to build your skillset on GOTV strategy. The King County Democrats are putting on the final in a series of PCO trainings. I went to the first one last Saturday and had a great time meeting new PCOs and hearing their stories, hosted by the 46th’s own Anne Udaloy and Melissa Taylor. There will likely be other dates in coming months, but make sure to make some time now! Click the link to register.

There are a lot of ways to be involved this critical election cycle and we hope you join us in this work!

In Solidarity,

Marty Ross
Vice Chair, 46th LD Democrats


Summer Picnic, July 11th @1pm, GOTV Volunteering, and more!

Dear 46th LD Dems,

Watching the news in times like these, it is important to find a way to remain grounded in the moment. As we see the COVID-19 crisis moving into a second wave when the first wave never really ended, and when the current occupant of the White House finds new ways to go lower, it matters that we commit to being heard and being counted. Even when problems are inconceivably large, we Democrats are called to the work before us to change things for the better.

As I mentioned before, it matters that we are all counted. So this is a reminder to both participate in the census and urge friends and family to do the same. This ensures a fair apportionment of political power and resources in the decade to come. Find the link here. As for being heard, we in the 46th LD Democrats offer a number of opportunities in the coming weeks and months to make sure we have the power to make change.

  • 46th LD Democrats Virtual Summer Picnic: Sat July 11th @1pm
  • Volunteer to help Get out the Vote in 2020
  • Meet our Next Treasurer, Mike Pelliciotti: Tues June 30th @5pm
  • PCO 101 with the King County Democrats virtual trainings
  • Participate with the National Platform ahead of the National Convention

To keep people safe during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve avoided meeting in person, so we are not able to do our traditional Summer Picnic to kick off our GOTV efforts ahead of the August Primaries. Instead, we hope you can join us for a virtual Barbecue. We’ll look to hear from candidates, PCOs will receive their phonebank lists, breakout into small groups, and visit one another’s yards and spaces that we’ve been cooped up in for the last few months! Join us next Saturday July 11th @1pm at this Zoom link.

And that’s just the beginning of the cycle. We’d also love to get folks to sign up to volunteer in our on-going efforts through November as well. We’ve put together a list of activities from PCO recruitment to phone banking in the 46thand beyond. We’d love to get your help putting in the work necessary to make this election cycle a success, even under the most trying of circumstances. Make your voice heard by finding the GOTV Volunteer form here {https://forms.gle/KsSPRsdY6SgDeTUz5}.

Every election matters, and tomorrow, June 30th @5pm, you have the opportunity to hear from a great candidate running for State Treasurer, Mike Pellicciotti, in an online event hosted by the 46th’s own State Rep Gerry Pollet and Kathy Sakahara. Learn about the importance of having a progressive Democratic State Treasurer to replace the current regressive Republican and other timely topics for Washington state. You can donate and RSVP here.

Whether you are a new PCO wanting to build your skill-set or a current PCO looking for a refresher on GOTV strategy, The King County Democrats are putting on a series of PCO trainings, hosted by the 46th’s own Anne Udaloy and Melissa Taylor. I went to the first one on Saturday and had a great time meeting new PCOs and hearing their stories. There are still two sessions coming up soon, so I hope you will make time for one of these. Click the links below to register.

Finally, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and Platform Drafting Committee Chair Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a series of virtual hearings regarding the national platform. The hearings are designed to allow the Drafting Committee to engage in a robust dialogue with Americans from all walks of life on the ideas and solutions that will best articulate our party’s vision for the country. These will be live-streamed on the DNCC’s YouTube channel found here. For more information, please emailplatform@demconvention.com.

  • June 29 @2-5pm PDT
  • July 1 @2-5pm PDT
  • July 2 @2-5pm PDT
  • July 15 TBA

There are a lot of ways to be involved this critical election cycle and we hope you join us in this work!

In Solidarity,

Marty Ross
Vice Chair, 46th LD Democrats

 

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Conversation with Mike Pellicciotti

 
Rep. Mike Pellicciotti at playground pre-COVID campaigning for State Treasurer
State Representative Mike Pellicciotti is running to ensure we have a Democratic State Treasurer.
Please join Kathy Sakahara and Gerry Pollet to introduce Mike to 46th District Democrats
via Zoom on Tuesday June 30 at 5 PM
Conversation with our next Democratic State Treasurer, Mike Pellicciotti
co-hosted by Rep. Gerry Pollet & Kathy Sakahara
Please join Rep. Mike Pellicciotti with Rep. Gerry Pollet and Kathy Sakahara for an online persona conversation to discuss the importance of having a progressive Democratic State Treasurer to replace the current regressive Republican and other timely topics for Washington state. 
Sign up today to reserve your spot!
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST
Click this link to sign up:
Guests who RSVP by making a contribution of any size will be sent the link and instructions for how to join the reception prior to the event. For any questions, contact Sara at sara@bluewavepolitics.com
Please note that the campaign has found that security of the Zoom events increase if people preregister and contribute any amount.
A note from Representative Pollet:
Please join me on Tuesday June 30 from 5 to 6 PM to introduce you to Representative Mike Pellicciotti who is running to turn the embarrassing page from our State having a regressive State Treasurer. When you meet Mike you can't help to be energized about what we can accomplish on a new page for our State with a progressive, far-sighted Democratic State Treasurer.
Mike has been a great voice for open government and equity in the State House. He is one of the most intelligent attorneys I've met in public service. Indeed, I'm sorry to lose him in the House but excited for what he can do as State Treasurer.
Mike's worked hard in the legislature to champion open government laws to get 'dark money' out of Washington politics and to ban foreign corporate money in our campaigns. Mike is one of the only state elected officials who has never accepted any corporate donations. When not in the legislature, Mike serves as an Assistant Attorney General, where he managed a unit that combated financial fraud and government waste, managing the return of over $30 million to taxpayers from corporate healthcare fraud. Learn more:http://www.electmikep.com/
Sign up today to reserve your spot!
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST
Click this link to sign up:
Guests who RSVP by making a contribution of any size will be sent the link and instructions for how to join the reception prior to the event. For any questions, contact Sara at sara@bluewavepolitics.com
Looking forward to seeing you (virtually for now)!
Representative Gerry Pollet