April 19th - Meet and Engage with your 46th District Legislators!
Join us on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00pm, in the Seattle Mennonite Church Auditorium for a fascinating look behind the scenes of how big ideas become important laws from the 46th District's own legislative delegation Senator David Frockt, Representative Gerry Pollet, and Representative Javier Valdez, as they share experiences and thoughts on the 2018 Session of the Washington State Legislature.
Hear about: McCleary funding for schools, improved access to voting, capital investments within the district, putting women of Washington first legislation, partnerships between law enforcement and advocates for the mentally ill, and many other important hot topics.
This will be an interesting program for anyone who cares about how state government really works and all the difference one state Senate seat in the hands of the Democrats can make. Consider asking a friend to join you!
We will also consider endorsements of signature-gathering campaigns for initiatives proposed to be on the ballot this year, and we will adopt our endorsement rules for the Sunday, May 20th endorsements meeting.
All this, along with like-minded friends and neighbors makes for a delightful evening.
Won't you join us?
46th District Democrats April General Meeting
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Meeting 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Seattle Mennonite Church Auditorium, 3120 NE 125th St, Seattle, WA (In the heart of the Lake City Business District)
Parking behind the building, or across the street in the Chase/Veterans Affairs Building Parking Lot. Covered, secure place for bikes in the lobby of the auditorium.
Many buses serve 125th and Lake City Way - plan your trip here: https://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
Hope to see you Thursday!
Join the Young Democrats at the University of Washington and our featured guest, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, for a dinner in support of youth political advocacy and organizing efforts. All students, alumni, and Democrats are welcome!
This event is sponsored by: Congresswoman Jayapal, the Washington State Democratic Party, the 32nd LD Democrats, the 34th LD Democrats, the 43rd LD Democrats, the 46th LD Democrats, Senator David Frockt, Rep. Nicole Macri, and Rep. Noel Frame.
Location: HUB South Ballroom (2nd Floor)
UW Campus Map: https://www.washington.edu/maps/
Please consider joining us with your tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/yduwdinner
Night Parking Permits can be purchased at campus gatehouses located throughout the University.
North Gatehouse: uw.edu/maps/?north-gatehouse-memorial-way-ne
West Gatehouse: uw.edu/maps/?west-gatehouse-ne-40th-street
East Gatehouse: uw.edu/maps/?east-gatehouse-pend-oreille
Questions? Contact us at Youngdemexec@gmail.com
Professional Attire is recommended. Ticket sales will end at 5 PM on Monday.
NICK LICATA will be speaking at the March 15th Meeting
Learn to be a great Citizen Activist!
We're looking forward to seeing you at our meeting the evening of Thursday March 15th , with another engaging agenda! Nick Licata, the legendary activist, Seattle City Councilmember, and author of How to Be A Citizen Activist will join us to share best practices and fresh ideas in how to be an effective activist to influence lawmaking and policy at the grassroots level! After the presentation, Nick will take questions and sign your copy of his book! Remember to bring your copy, and we will have a few available for purchase, as well.
About his book: From post-inauguration rallies to #NoDAPL and the Black Lives Matter movement to the global Women’s March on Washington, the people are exercising their power through protest and community organizing in a way that hasn’t been seen in years. For those looking to organize for the first time or for seasoned activists looking to update their repertoire, the time is ripe for a playbook like Becoming a Citizen Activist. A longtime Seattle city councilmember and one of the city’s most effective and inspiring leaders of progressive political and social change since the 1960s, Nick Licata outlines how to get organized and master the tactics to create change by leveraging effective communication strategies (such as creating community through online channels like Facebook and Twitter), how to effectively engage traditional media channels, and how to congregate local and national people power. Licata demonstrates by example that we can fight city hall. Balancing an idealistic vision of a better world with the clear-eyed pragmatism necessary to build it from the ground up, this smart and powerful book will empower any activist with the tools they need to effect change.
Also at the meeting, we'll be hearing from judicial candidates on the ballot in 2018, voting to approve our 2018 budget for our district, considering and possibly combining multiple resolutions calling for the resignation of the King County Democratic Central Committee Chair, and hearing updates from our hard-working board on building our organization to win!
Doors open at 6:30pm, Meeting starts at 7:00pm.
Our monthly membership meetings take place at the Mennonite Church Auditorium on 125th St in the business district of Lake City. The Mennonite Church Auditorium's address is 3120 NE 125th, with the doors opening towards 125th street, although parking is in the back of the building.
Our full agenda is below. Times are approximate.
6:30 Doors Open
7:00 Call to Order, Flag salute, Approve Minutes from February, etc.
7:10 Guest Judicial Candidates
7:20 Caucus Planning Report
7:30 Program - NICK LICATA!
8:45 Officer Reports
Connect with Councilmember Juarez and your cross-district neighbors, including discussion of priorities identified in our previous forum. We will also have introductions from various D5 community groups.
Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
For more information and to RSVP please visit Facebook!
We are looking forward to seeing you at our next General Meeting! You can RSVP on Facebook
The Environment and Climate Caucus of the 46th LD Democrats is pleased to announce the program for our February 15, 2018 general membership meeting- a panel of community leaders will discuss Climate Change - What We Can Do! Our discussion will focus on pending and recent state legislation, a state ballot initiative, resolutions supported by the Washington State Democrats, and actions you can take now! Speakers will also respond to audience questions.
Please join us to welcome:
Aiko Schaefer- Aiko is the Director of Front & Centered, a statewide coalition of community of color organizations and leaders shaping statewide public policy decisions. She is also the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy, a broad-based coalition working to put a ballot measure to address climate change before voters this November. Aiko has spent more than 20 years engaging other people of color and those with lower incomes to advocate for equity and justice. She was the founding Director of the Statewide Poverty Action Network, Washington State’s largest anti-poverty advocacy organization. She has also served the Communications and External Relations Director of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center and was an invited Lecturer and faculty member of the University of Washington for 7 years. Aiko has lived in Maple Leaf/46th LD for 16 years with her husband and two children.
Jamie Margolin- Jamie is a 16-year-old climate justice ambassador with Plant for the Planet. She’s a plaintiff on the Our Children’s Trust Youth v. Government lawsuit in Washington state, where she and other youth are holding the WA State government accountable for the future they are leaving for her generation. She’s also the founder and executive director of Zero Hour, a youth led emergency climate action movement, delivering demands to leaders for exactly what it will take to ensure youth a livable future. They are planning a major student mobilization in DC this summer and an accompanying direct action to tell our leaders that generation Z has had enough and that it’s zero hour to act on climate!
Ken Lans- Ken is a founding member of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) and a retired general practice physician. He first became involved with WPSR as one of the founding chapter board members in 1979 upon moving here just after finishing medical school. Ken has become increasingly concerned about the threat of climate change. He completed public action and speaking training through Climate Reality Project and regularly puts that training to use as a member of WPSR’s Climate Change Task Force. He also represents WSPR in the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy.
Jesse Piedfort (Moderator)- Jesse is the Director of the Sierra Club Washington State Chapter and a former Executive Board member of the 46th LD Democrats. He’s also on the Advisory Board for the Washington Democracy Hub, which seeks to create a long-term movement agenda for democracy reform in Washington State. He is a native Washingtonian who loves the outdoors (especially fly fishing) and has a commitment to working at the intersection of climate, equity, and justice.
Doors open at 6:30! The program is from 7:00 to 7:40 and will be followed by the 46th LD Democrats general meeting. Please come early- many local environmental organizations will join us at tables before the meeting to share information about their missions and plans for the upcoming year!