August 2011 archive

Redistricting Proposals to be Unveiled on Sept. 13

The Washington State Redistricting Commission—tasked with drawing up new voting districts at the congressional level to accommodate Washington State’s new 10th District and, as they do every 10 years, tweak state-level legislative districts—will unveil its plans on September 13. The group has until June 2012 to finalize the new districts. More details are here:  Publicola

Bob Hasegawa, legislator of the year

Congrats to Bob Hasegawa, who was named a legislator of the year by the WSLC.

Public issues survey

If you live in the unincorporated areas of King County, then the county is your local service provider. That means you need a voice on issues and concerns unique to your community. Creating more opportunities for public input is what the next round of forums is all about. In July, the King County Council created …

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Picnic reminder

Just a reminder… the 11th LD Democrats’ annual picnic is this Sunday at noon.  Please join us and enjoy some food, music, and plenty of awesome Democratic fun!  Details are here:

Sen. Prentice’s e-newsletter 8/19/2011

Elect Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel

The candidate who has pledged to keep the hospital public is trailing in the primary—the candidate who wants to sell off the assets of Public hospital district #1 is ahead. In order to win in the general election in a low-turnout odd-numbered year, Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel needs financial support and volunteers to doorbell and …

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2011 Endorsements

I’ve updated our endorsements list for the general election.

Events feed

Have you ever wanted to subscribe to just our events in RSS?  Now, you can.  Check out the link at the right of the 11th LD web page or use this address in your RSS reader:

Where to Go to Party on Election Night

The Slog posted some good info if you want to schmooze with the candidates tonight: Tunnel Referendum/Proposition 1 Protect Seattle Now (Reject): Havana, 6:00 PM Let’s Move Forward (Approve): Miners Landing, 6:00 PM City Council Position 1 Jean Godden: Fare Start, 7:00 PM Bobby Forch: Rob Roy, 7:00 PM Maurice Classen: Great Nabob, 6:00 PM Michael Taylor-Judd: Attending Protect Seattle Now’s …

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Election Day Reminder

Reposted from the Beacon Hill Blog: Today is Primary Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked today to be counted. If you prefer not to use the mail, you can drop off your ballot by 8 p.m. at one of the official drop boxes. You may also vote in person at one of the accessible voting centers, which are …

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Zack Hudgins bundle of joy

Zack Hudgins and his wife just had a baby boy, Sebastian Quintana, yesterday. Born yesterday at 6:31am, weighing in at 6 lbs 14 oz, 19 inches. Congrats you two!

Donating to aid organizations in Somolia

Thinking about donating to an aid organization in Somolia?  Read this, from Abshir Mahamed: There are many aid organizations, but the vast majority have bloated administration and overhead which reduce the actually dollar amount of aid reaching the individual in need of food aid. Some estimates go as far as saying that “only 25 to 27 cents of …

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Online donations

Yay!  We now have the ability to accept online donations.  You can give a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly donation.  Please donate to the 11th LD Democrats here:

Newsletter – August 2011

The August 2011 newsletter can be found here:  2011_08_August

Redistricting Meeting summary

It was pretty amazing to see the large crowd at the State Redistricting meeting on Tuesday.  The turnout was great and the number of average citizens testifying before the Redistricting Committee was awe-inspiring.  I’m glad to see the average citizen being interested in the political process. Photo of the meeting.  Our vice-chair, Marvin Rosete is …

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