June 29th Port Commissioner Forum

Environmental Priorities Coalition

A network of over 20 leading environmental groups in Washington that influence policy at the state level.

Hi Emily,

The Shell Polar Pioneer that just departed Terminal 5 is a reminder of the decision making power the Port of Seattle Commission has on Seattle’s working port. In 2015, King County residents will vote on Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 5. This local election is crucial in determining Washington’s economic future and our impact on climate change.

Join us on Monday, June 29th for non-partisan candidate forummoderated by KIRO TV’s Graham Johnson to hear directly from the Port of Seattle Commissioner Position No. 5 candidates about how they will address pressing environmental and economic issues facing the Port, including:

  • A Working Waterfront: ensuring the Port of Seattle remains competitive with other west coast ports and creating living wage jobs
  • Environmental Health: focusing on air pollution and the Duwamish River and Superfund cleanup
  • Transparency: in government processes
  • And much more!

Event details:

Date: June 29th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00)
Location: Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall (upstairs), 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Tickets are FREE but limited. Reserve your spot today.

Can’t make it? Share the event to your Facebook friends.

Local elections, like this Port Commissioner’s race, have a direct impact on Washington State’s economy and job growth, and our environment and climate action. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on a broad range of issues. Join us on June 29th!



Cathy Lehman
Voter Education and Outreach Director

11th LD Democrats Endorsements – Primary 2015

On Tuesday, June 16th 2015, the 11th LD Democrats had their primary endorsements meeting.  Here are the endorsements we are proud to present (note, links to each candidate’s website is embedded in their name):


Endorsements meeting reminder: Tuesday, June 16th 2015

A reminder: Our primary endorsements meeting will be on Tuesday, June 16th at Renton Carpenter’s Hall at 7pm.  (231 Burnett Ave N)

Important things to note:


Here are plenty of videos so you can make yourself familiar with the candidates BEFORE the meeting.  We’ve given everyone ample time to ask the candidates questions.  You won’t be able to ask the candidates questions at the endorsements meeting.  Here are the videos:


11th LD Pre-Primary PCO Training

CALLING ALL PCO’s to attend the 11th District Dem’s Pre-Primary Voter Engagement Training scheduled Saturday, July 18th, 9:30-12:00 p.m. at the Renton Carpenters Hall.

Featuring guest speaker Erin Cheuvront, former Statewide FIeld Director of the SDCC, and others! Coffee and Lunch provided by 11th District Dems. Please RSVP to Toshiko at toshikograce@gmail.com by Saturday, July 11th.

Seattle City Council Candidates Forum: Districts 2 & 3 + At-Large Positions 8 & 9



Be prepared for our endorsements meeting on June 16th!

As most of you already know, our endorsements meeting is coming up.  It’ll be on Tuesday, June 16th at Renton Carpenter’s Hall at 7pm.  (231 Burnett Ave N)

Important things to note:


Here are plenty of videos so you can make yourself familiar with the candidates BEFORE the meeting.  We’ve given everyone ample time to ask the candidates questions.  You won’t be able to ask the candidates questions at the endorsements meeting.  Here are the videos:


“Want Our Votes? Know Our Neighborhood: South Park Shows Up”

Wednesday, 5/27/2015 from 7-9pm
South Park Neighborhood Center @ 8201 10th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108


This year, voting for Seattle City Council positions will be by district, a result of a measure Seattle voters passed in 2013. In the upcoming primary and general elections, voters will elect seven out of nine councilmembers by district. The remaining two positions (8 and 9) will be elected “at large” (citywide).

South Park residents live in District 1–along with West Seattle and Delridge residents. Candidates have been campaigning to the larger neighborhoods in the district. We want to bring them to South Park!

They want our votes? They need to know our neighborhood!

We’re providing food, a space to entertain your kids while you participate, and an entertaining (yet informative) format.

Here are the goals for this event:

*****Engage the community of South Park in the political process, including residents who speak English as a second language–translation provided!
*****Teach the candidates about the unique qualities of South Park (i.e…one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the city, more children per capita than any other Seattle neighborhood)
*****Bring favorable media attention to South Park–and remind the rest of the city how awesome it is!
******Provide an easy & convenient way to get voters in South Park registered for the upcoming election
******Give time for candidates to share their positions on South Park issues

South King County Democrats Spaghetti Dinner

Just a reminder, the South King County Democrats Spaghetti Dinner is this Saturday at the IAM Hall in South Park.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/827439240678855/

Iam District Lodge 751
9121 15th Pl S, Seattle, Washington 98108

Seattle City Council Positions 8 & 9 (At-Large) Candidates Forum


Join the 37th District Democrats, 11th District Democrats, and the 34th District Democrats as we co-host a South Seattle Forum for candidates for Seattle’s two at-large city council positions.

We will be accepting questions from the audience via email BEFORE the forum begins. If you have a question that you would like asked of the candidates, please email it to chair@37dems.org.

Thursday, May 14th from 7-9pm

Georgetown – South Seattle College
6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98108


4/21/2015 General Meeting – Proposed Agenda

PART 1 – Starting Activities

1. Flag Salute

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Approval of Minutes from last meeting (where available)

4. Chair’s Report

a.  Endorsement Meeting – Tuesday, June 16, 2015


PART 2 – Community Updates

1. Community Updates – US Congressman Adam Smith’s Office.

2. Community Updates – Other local elected officials


PART 3 – Election Presentations*

* Members are reminded to take good notes as these presentations are REQUIRED for candidates or initiatives to be considered for endorsement, according to our 2015 Endorsement Rules (approved March 17, 2015).  No other presentations will be allowed during the Endorsement Meeting on June 16, 2015.

** Election Presentations will be recorded and viewed for later review for the benefit of our members.


1. Initiative Presentation –  Honest Elections (City of Seattle Initiative)

2. Candidate Presentations – Seattle City Council, Position 2

3. Candidate Presentations – Seattle City Council, Position 1




PART 4 – Business Meeting

1. King County Democrats – Legislative Action Committee

2. King County Democrats Central Committee Reports

3. Washington State Democrats Central Committee Reports

4. Final Announcements

5. Good of the order

Endorsements Rules 2015

We’ve posted our updated endorsements rules for 2015.  The rules are here: http://www.11thlddems.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/11th-Endorsement-Rules-Primary-2015.pdf

Proposed 11th LD Endorsement Rules for 2015

We will be considering our endorsement rules for 2015 at the 3/17/2015 meeting.  Please review the rules before voting on them at the meeting:

Rules: 11th Endorsement Rules – Draft 03-10-2015

January / February 2015 Meeting Minutes

Here are the draft minutes for our January & February meetings.  We will vote to approve these at the general membership meeting on 3/17/2015.

January: 01-20-2015 minutes

February: 02-17-2015 minutes

Adam Smith’s Second Annual Taste of the 9th



Please renew your memberships!

It’s that time of year again.  Please renew your memberships.

You can be super-awesome and pay a monthly donation of at least $5 a month, or the regular rates are as posted:

  • Household Membership (2 individuals at same address):  $27.00
  • Individual Membership (1 individual):  $15.00
  • Student or Senior (1 individual):  $10.00
  • Low-Income, Permanently Disabled (1 individual)  $6.00
  • Supporter Only, no voting rights (per address):  $10.00
  • Household Monthly Membership (2 individuals at the same address):  $5.00 / month


You can pay online here: http://www.11thlddems.org/donate/