The 2011 Bylaws have been uploaded. Check out the Bylaws page for details.
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.
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:
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: http://www.ppaction.org/site/Calendar?id=100283&view=Detail
They’ll provide training, transportation, and food.
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.
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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.
The new 11th Legislative District Democrats (of Washington State) website is now live!
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.
For details or to register, go here: http://www.actblue.com/page/crabfeed
A feast of Crab, Salmon, and Clams with a Vegetarian main dish and multiple side dishes
Monthly meeting of the KCDCC
Congrats to Martha Koester, who was elected the new Chair of the 11th LD Democrats in January’s general meeting.