SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
WITH LUNCH & DESSERT POTLUCK
OKDEMS, PCOs and Members Hosts Community Groups in TONASKET
Submit agenda items by 01/06/2018. to okdemocrats.sec @ gmail . com (remove spaces).
SOME AGENDA ITEMS TO INCLUDE:
Organization updates and announcements.
Nominations for Treasurer
#FlipItBlue in #OkanoganCounty
FYI WAStateDems’ Maria Beltran would like to do a canvass event after the ResistForGOOD Indivisible We Shall March – Hear Our Voices event on 01/20/2018
Learn more about becoming a PCO.
Join as a Member to support and grow our membership to help spread #TheNewBlue!
FYI the OKDems meeting is a lunch and dessert potluck unity celebration because all the various groups from those working toward public road access to environmental protection, from education to Marijuana legalization, from LGBTQ rights to Women’s rights, from DACA to Healthcare, from water rights to PAC, and from Indivisible groups to ROC and other geoups will be there…. The itinerary is loosely:
Introductions/Missions of County Activism Groups,
plus how OKDems can help each group and vice versa
1pmish OKDems Gen Meeting
2pmish Call for nominations, PCO Info and canvassing coordination post 1/20 march
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December 10, 2017 – Jim Brennan, OKDems
It’s certainly true that things change over time. Perhaps that’s why I’m drawn to history—especially the history of a place where my family and I live. In the greater scheme of things, what does a hundred years signify? To a geologist, it’s a blink of an eye. To a student of history, there’s a lot t keep track of.
If I’d been born in Okanogan County a century ago, or traveled here via railroad from Wenatchee to Okanogan at the time, I might have heard first hand accounts of the original Okanogan County seat of Ruby City, a wild-west town of sorts fueled by mining, gunpowder and cheap whiskey before sinking into a dilapidated ghost town after the national economic depression of 1883.
In Okanogan County, the past century has been a mixed bag politically, leaning Republican. The presidential election has been won by a Democratic candidate nine times and by a Republican candidate sixteen times. And while it’s been a long stretch since the Okanogan County Democrats could claim to be a powerhouse, the party has remained influential, with qualified Democrats filling important local positions.
As the all-important 2018 midterm elections approach, it feels like Democrats in Okanogan County are enjoying a resurgence of sorts. An energized County party board is in place and the state Democratic Party is committed to making Eastern Washington competitive. Recently, two women Democrats running in special elections for the state legislature faired better than many expected—in races that hadn’t even been contested in over a decade. A qualified Democratic candidate, Christine Brown, has declared her candidacy for Dan Newhouse’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Perhaps even more important, a record number of Precinct Committee Officers have signed up to canvas and get out the vote.
With the Trump administration and the Republican Party trying as hard as they can to dismantle the best of America, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Resist and organize. Donate time and dollars to support Democratic candidates and organizations and, over time, we can make a difference. Drop by this website and feel free to add your comments and stories.
August 16, 2017
Democrats in Spokane County will gather on Saturday, March 24, 2018 for the purpose of selecting delegates and alternates to represent their legislative districts at the 2018 Washington State Democratic Party Convention to be held in Wenatchee, Washington.
The number of delegates and alternates to be selected from Spokane County are as follows:
3rd Legislative District: seven (7) delegates and three (3) alternates,
4th Legislative District: six (6) delegates and three (3) alternates,
6th Legislative District: eight (8) delegates and four (4) alternates,
7th Legislative District: one (1) delegate and one (1) alternate, and
9th Legislative District: one-half (1/2) delegate and zero (0) alternates.
The number of delegates and alternates are based on the number of votes received by Hillary Clinton & Jay Inslee during the 2016 general election.
The location of the meeting is to be determined. It will start at 10:00 am.
Also to be considered at the meeting are platform issues. The most recent platform for Spokane County Democrats was adopted in 2016 and may be viewed here.
The Washington State Democratic Party Convention will be held in Wenatchee, Washington on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The meeting will start at 10:00 am. Delegates and alternates elected statewide at local meetings are expected to attend.
Democrats are committed to expanding access to our democracy because we believe everyone deserves a seat at the table. America is stronger when more people exercise their right to vote.
We’ve provided a new online app that makes it easy for new voters to register from their smartphone or computer, in English or Spanish!
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Will you take the Register Voters Challenge and e-mail this to a few folks you’d like to invite to register? And while you’re at it, post it on Facebook or Twitter! Let’s go register some new voters today!
We are so very proud of our candidates for State House and Senate, Susan Swanson and Karen Hardy!
It is time for a change to our representation in Olympia. We have an opportunity this November to replace our 7th Legislative District representative and senator. Our incumbents seem to place investors and corporations ahead of us and our neighbors.
STATE PARTY ADOPTS CODE OF CONDUCT
September 14, 2017
At its meeting in South Seattle on September 10, 2017, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee adopted a Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct is for every Democrat, in every legislative district and county, and affiliated organizations, in Washington. It’s in force now. It applies to ALL members of the Washington State Democratic Party and local organizations and affiliates.
The Rules Committee will focus on considering various operational aspects of the Code of Conduct and will work with State Party staff on training opportunities for local party organizations.
Please note that under the Code of Conduct, it not appropriate to have alcohol at business meetings of the State Central Committee, the State Party’s Executive Board, any county or legislative district organizations, or affiliated organizations. Alcohol at appropriate venues where ID is properly checked (such as dinner banquets or fundraisers) continues to be appropriate.