June 2011 archive

Seattle Pride Parade

I’m taking a little bit of personal privilege here…  This year, I walked with the King County Democrats group at the Pride Parade in Seattle in June 2011.  Ann Martin organized the group.  In any case, I walked with the group and photographed the parade from the Dems perspective.  In these shots, there are some …

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Newsletter – Margarita Prentice – June 2011

Margarita Prentice has published her End of Session Newsletter.  It can be viewed here:  http://www.sdc.wa.gov/senators/prentice/2011newsletter.pdf

Jay Inslee is running for governor

Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee officially launched his campaign for governor Monday with a call to build “a working Washington” by attracting and growing innovative companies across the state. Speaking to a small crowd of supporters at a Seattle biofuels firm, Inslee promoted green jobs as a way out of the economic doldrums. Read the rest …

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House Republicans: After Winning Comes the Losing

From the Huffington Post: The best day Republicans have had in the last few months was the day of the midterm election. Since then, they’ve floundered. They’ve fought to redefine rape, defund cancer screening for women, end Medicare as we know it, cut home heating help for poor seniors, cut food for poor children, and …

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2011 Endorsements – Correction

Our apologies… Sherry Carr was not endorsed.  Our endorsement list has been updated to correct for this.

2011 Endorsements

11th District Democrats Election Candidate Endorsements as of September 21, 2011 The following candidates were endorsed by the body of the 11th Legislative District Democrats at our regular monthly meetings.  Candidates not endorsed are not listed.  The minimum required to endorse is two-thirds of those participating and present during the vote of the individual candidate.  If …

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King County Redistricting Public Hearings

Wednesday, June 29 6:30-8:30 p.m. Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers 17500 Midvale Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133 Thursday, June 30 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bellevue City Hall Council Chambers 450 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 Thursday, July 7 6:30-8:30 p.m. Highline Community College Building 7 2400 S 240th Street Des Moines, WA 98198 Tuesday, July 12 …

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King County Redistricting – First Draft

The first draft at King County Council boundaries available at the link below.  This is the redistricting that will happen as a result of the last US Census. http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/districting/resources.aspx

Public Opinion Data

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The demise of Social Security?

A note from Carol Anne Maiers, PCO 33rd LD– Ric Edelman, an investment adv. on 1090 AM this morning was raving with glee that this Father’s Day will be remembered as the demise of SS.  In addition 2 wks ago he stated that the younger generation will not need college educations, so don’t plan funds …

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Kate Kruller is running for Tukwila City Council

Last Friday, June 10, Kate Kruller (Former Chair of the 11th Legislative District Democrats; current WSDCC State Committee Woman for the 11th Legislative District Democrats), filed to run for Tukwila City Council – Position 6.  The office is an open seat.  Stay tuned for updates.

Newsletter – June 2011

The newsletter for June 2011 has been posted. View it here: 2011_06_June

DNC response to the Republican debate

McKenna Blames Washington’s Budget Woes on State Workers

From the Slog: Conveniently ignoring the past two biennial budgets filled with pay cuts, givebacks, layoffs and unpaid furloughs, McKenna caused his audience to literally gasp and groan with horror via his tales of state workers getting five percent annual pay increases year-after-year as the rest of us suffered. It’ll take me some time to fact …

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34th LD Democrats Endorsements

Just a FYI, the 34th LD Democrats gave a bunch of endorsements last night:  http://westseattleblog.com/2011/06/34th-district-democrats-election-endorsements-the-toplines