March E-board meeting

Bylaws – 2011

The 2011 Bylaws have been uploaded.  Check out the Bylaws page for details.

Representative Hudgins on Government Appropriations and the State Dept. of Printing

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

February General Membership meeting notes

Richard Conlin

The General Membership meeting was yesterday (2/15).  We had a very long and very nice visit from Richard Conlin, the Seattle City Council President.  The membership had lots of great questions and I’m sure the question and answer session could have gone on for hours.

Cara from Planned Parenthood

We were also visited by Cara Bilodeau of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.  She talked about the various issues around funding family planning & cuts that have been proposed.

She also talked about bills HB1366 and SB5274 (the Limited Service Pregnancy Center Accountability Act).  Details for both can be found here:

PP_LSPC Fact Sheet 1.20.11

PP_Family Planning Funding Fact Sheet

Reproductive Health & Rights Lobby Day

Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington and NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is having their annual Reproductive Health & Rights Lobby Day at the State Capitol in Olympia on Monday, February 28th.

Details are here:

They’ll provide training, transportation, and food.

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Exclusive Briefing on Congress with Darcy Burner

This isn’t a 11th LD event, so it’s not going on the official calendar, but some of the 11th LD membership might be interested in this.  These events are on February 17th & 18th.

Are you wondering how progressives can fix Congress?

You are cordially invited to an exclusive discussion about progressives and Congress with Darcy Burner, former candidate for Washington’s 8th Congressional District and current President of She has spent the past two years working with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and key progressive groups and leaders.

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11th LD General Membership Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our February general meeting.  Seattle Councilman Richard Conlin will update us on the issues before the Council, the priorities for the Council, and the upcoming 2011 budget process.  A speaker from Planned Parenthood will discuss the upcoming issues in the State Legislature.  Also, Oscar Eason, from the Northwest NAACP, will discuss Black History Month.

Newsletter – February 2011

The newsletter for February 2011 has been posted.  View it here:  2011_02_February

Ways to keep in touch

We now have an official LinkedIn group!  Visit us here .  In addition to being on LinkedIn, you can follow us via the interface at the bottom of the page.  Follow us via:

New website

The new 11th Legislative District Democrats (of Washington State) website is now live!

LAC Action Day

LAC Action / Lobby Day in Olympia

The meeting place is the Senate Rules Committee meeting room at 11 AM. There will be a box lunch (fee $20) and speakers will probable include Gov Gregoire, Speaker Chopp, and Senate Majority Leader Brown.

Washington State Democrats Annual Crab Feed & Grassroots Training

For details or to register, go here:

Special guests: Governor Chris Gregoire, Congressman Jay Inslee, and dozens of Democratic Elected Officials.
Grassroots Training 10:00am—4:00pm ($15—includes lunch)
Crab Feed 5:00pm ($50 per person – $10 children 12 and under)

A feast of Crab, Salmon, and Clams with a Vegetarian main dish and multiple side dishes

KCDCC Monthly Meeting

Monthly meeting of the KCDCC

Martha Koester, our new Chair

Congrats to Martha Koester, who was elected the new Chair of the 11th LD Democrats in January’s general meeting.


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