Category: Blog

34th District Democrats host City Council candidates’ forum

From the West Seattle Blog:  http://westseattleblog.com/2011/05/video-34th-district-democrats-host-city-council-candidates-forum   Campaign season is under way. Two Seattle City Council candidates were at Tuesday night’sAdmiral Neighborhood Association meeting – Position 1 candidate Michael Taylor-Judd and Position 9 candidate Dian Ferguson – and last night, one dozen candidates appeared before our area’s biggest political organization, the 34th District Democrats. Our video shows …

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Dian Ferguson’s website is live!

Dian Ferguson is running for Seattle City Council, position 9.  Her campaign website just went live.  Check it out here:  http://dianferguson.com/ She is running against incumbent Sally Clark (http://electsallyclark.com/)

2012 Delegate Selection Plan

Yesterday, the WSDCC passed the 2012 Caucus Plan. Here are the relevant information that everyone should know. Although we will possibly be in new districts in 2012, the plan will use the current districts. So, if you reside in the 1st CD today, but in the 10th in 2012, you will still caucus with the …

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News from Congressman Adam Smith

For those of you in the 9th Congressional District part of the 11th LD: Smith Supports Access to Healthcare With the passage of the budget following extensive negotiations, disagreements over access to healthcare continue to be a sticking point in the House of Representatives. Following a vote on the budget, the House took up two …

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April General Meeting Summary

The April meeting is over and it was another exciting event.  

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House Democratic Caucus

Zack Hudgins created a great video about what it means to be a representative:  

April E-board meeting

A correction:  I had the e-board meeting listed as April 4th.  The meeting is actually April 7th.  Sorry about that.

Washington State Republicans Vote Against Nuclear Safety

From the Slog: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/03/25/washington-state-republicans-vote-against-nuclear-safety Yet another good reason to get replace Dave Reichert in the 11th LD. Fresh off their votes against funding for a tsunami warning center that serves the entire West Coast, our state’s four Republican House members recently voted for budget cuts that could make it harder to respond to nuclear mishaps. …

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SCAN Director (Dian Ferguson) to Challenge Clark

Also announced at the meeting last night:  http://publicola.com/2011/03/16/scan-director-to-challenge-clark/ At the 11th District Democrats’ meeting last night, Seattle Community Access Network director Dian Ferguson announced that she planned to run for city council against incumbent Sally Clark.  

March 2011 – General Meeting Summary

This month’s topics were: Cindy Cole and John Repp spoke to us on the condition of the State Bank Of Washington Approval of the 2011 budget for the district Presentation of a resolution by Gabriela Quintana Presentation of a resolution by John Fox Ivan Weiss on King County Democrats voter outreach Joe McDermott talking about …

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Washington State Republicans Vote to Cut Funding for Tsunami Warning Center

From the Slog: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/03/15/washington-state-republicans-vote-to-cut-funding-for-tsunami-warning-center The worst part is, people probably wouldn’t have noticed this if it hadn’t happened around the same time as the earthquake/tsunami in Japan: WASHINGTON — A spending plan being pushed by Republicans would slash funding for the agency that warned the West Coast about the devastating tsunami in Japan. Voting for …

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Representatives Hudgins and Van De Wege talk about Prescription Drug Waste

Week of solidarity events planned for April 2-8

Week of solidarity events planned for April 2-8 http://www.wslc.org/reports/2011/March/11.htm#Friday On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Republicans separated the state employee collective bargaining bill from its budget component and passed the policy bill which eliminates collective bargaining rights for most state employees; the Idaho legislature passed a bill eviscerating collective bargaining rights for public school employees; and Michigan …

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Representative Hudgins and Orwall talk about Foreclosure Mediation

Representatives Hudgins, Rolfes & Upthegrove talk Oil Spill Prevention and Cleanup