March 2012 archive

A special event to benefit the work of the Northwest Progressive Institute Featuring Senator Maria Cantwell, Congressman Adam Smith, Andrew Villeneuve and Gael Tarleton from NPI, plus speakers to be announced 2012 Spring Fundraising Gala: Buy tickets What: A special event to benefit the work of the Northwest Progressive Institute When: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Reception starts at 6:30 PM, main program at 7:15 PM Where: …

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Precinct Caucus – Surrogate Affidavit Form

Can’t make it to the precinct caucus on April 15th because of a disability, military service, or religious reasons?  You can fill out a surrogate affidavit form so your vote will still count even though you cannot make it to the caucus. A copy of this form properly completed and signed must be sent either …

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11th Legislative District Caucus & Nominating Convention

Legislative District Caucus & Nominating Convention This caucuses shall be held on April 28, 2012 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. at the IAM 751 International Machinists and Aerospace headquarters 9125 15th Place South Seattle, WA 98108-5100. Details here: 11th Legislative District Caucus & Nominating Convention

Dennis Kucinich to be featured at April 12 Social Security forum

We are very pleased that Rep. Dennis Kucinich will be speaking at the Social Security forum at Highline Community College on April 12th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Entitled “The Threat to Social Security – An Issue for All Generations” the forum will be held in the Student Union Building (Building 8) on the Highline C.C. …

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11th District Democrats – 2012 Caucus Training

Wednesday March 28, 2012, Sharon Mast, DNC Representative, will conduct training for the district caucus area coordinators at 6:00 pm at the Renton Carpenters Hall, 231 Burnett Avenue North in Renton.  This coursework will be followed immediately by training for all 11th District Democrats’ PCOs at 7:00 pm.  Each session will last approximately one hour.

March for Trayvon 3/25 in Seattle

Just to make sure word of this gets out. There will be a march for Trayvon Martin on Sunday. Find more details at: There is a Facebook event page at:

Gas Prices

As the rhetoric heats up this election season, I’m sure all sorts of blame will go around on gas prices.  People will, again, suggest that we increase our domestic gas production (damaging the environment in the process) to try to lower those prices. A statistical analysis of 36 years of monthly, inflation-adjusted gasoline prices and U.S. …

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Camp Wellstone: Seattle

Register today! This 2.5 day training, running from 3-9pm Friday, 9am-6:00pm Saturday, and 9am-3:30pm Sunday, combines lectures from highly experienced trainers, stimulating exercises, and interactive simulations. We’re counting on you to organize around issues that matter, help build campaigns for the future, and elect progressive candidates to office. Camp Wellstone is divided into three tracks: …

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LAC & Jobs

The King County Democrats LAC meets every month at various convenient locations to discuss, update and answer questions from the attendees. To find LAC meeting times: go to King County Democrats website or email There are 10 issues of importance to the committee for legislative action. I have selected HB 2793 for starters. This bill …

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Special session starts and budget update from Zack Hudgins

Because the House and Senate were unable to agree on a supplemental operating budget during regular session, we are currently in a 30 day special session. (As a reminder, there was a philosophical shift in the Senate during the last week of regular session, when three conservative Senators voted with Republicans to move a Republican …

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Internship Opportunities in Congressman Adam Smith’s Offices

Congressman Adam Smith’s Washington, D.C. and Tacoma, WA Offices  Currently Accepting Internship Applications The offices of Congressman Adam Smith are accepting applications for Summer 2012 internships.  By assisting the Congressman’s district staff, interns have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a Congressional office provides constituent services and interacts with the community. Interns in the Washington, …

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General Meeting details – 3/20/2012

Tuesday March 20, 2012 – 7:00 pm Renton Carpenters Hall 231 Burnett Avenue North – Renton Final Precinct Caucusing Report (April 15th) Legislative District Caucus Review Endorsements may be considered at this meeting 11th District Democratic Bylaws Revisions may be considered Proposed Agenda  

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Newsletter – March 2012

The newsletter for March 2012 has been posted.  You can read it here:  2012-03-March

The Governor will sign HB 1860

Govenor’s Bills HB 1860 The Governor will sign HB 1860 this Friday at 1:30. Democrats are encouraged to attend. Zach Smith will represent the State Party at the bill signing. Rep. Hunt, on behalf of the State Central Committee I would like thank you for the leadership you demonstrated in shepherding this bill to preserve PCO …

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Zack Hudgins ending campaign for Secretary of State

From Zack: I am writing to you to let you know the results of a difficult decision. I am ending my campaign for Secretary of State. Thank you for all of your early, and generous support for my campaign to be Washington’s next Secretary of State. Your help, encouragement, enthusiasm, and generous contributions made me …

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