The 2015 general election is today. On November 4th, the day after the election, will you wake up and ask yourself what more you could have done to elect our endorsed candidates? Seriously ask yourself the question because on November 9th in 2016, when you wake up, there will be national consequences to deal with if we haven’t done everything we can to elect a Democratic President. It’s time for a gut check, 34th District Democrats. You can’t elect a President by staying home and watching Rachel Maddow.
Ballots are in your mailbox! We will be electing many new Seattle City Council members as well as many other elected officials. Be sure to vote! Click here for a flyer with the 34th District Democrats' recommendations for all races affecting our district.
On October 14 the 34th District Dems hosted a Candidate debate for the Seattle City Council District 1 election. As pictured, candidates Shannon Braddock (speaking) and Lisa Herbold were questioned by Chair Marcee Stone Vekich, former State Representative Velma Veloria, Sustainable West Seattle's Stu Hennessy, and the West Seattle Blog's Tracy Record.
The three most dangerous words in Washington state politics: Progressive Income Tax. From the McCleary decision to the November 3rd levy measures; our governments eternally search for funding for basic needs of society. The first sentence of the Supreme Court of Washington’s Order, dated August 13, 2015, states: “The Washington Constitution imposes only one ‘paramount duty’ upon the State: ‘to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex.’”
The Washington State Democrats met in Wenatchee on September 18-19. Our 34th State Committeewoman Lisa Plymate has written an excellent report on the meeting, which you can find here. Highlights include State Party endorsements for the General Election, news about the 2016 caucuses (see the press kit here), and talks by elected and party officials such as Peter Goldmark.