Thanks to everyone who attended our January 28th meeting at the Little Creek Casino Resort. It was good to see everyone.
We didn't make any decisions, but we talked about a few important things coming up like Redistricting, the Caucuses and how it all links together. Here is a link to the presentation used during the meeting, including the slides from Rick Dewitt's Technology Committee report to the WSDCO.
You are receiving this because you're the Chair of a Democratic organization within reasonable driving distance of downtown Everett. You are cordially invited to attend A Tribute to Joe Hill. Please share this invitation with your members. Thank you!
The 39th Legislative District Democrats present: A Tribute to Joe Hill
Date: Saturday, Nov 19
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Location: The Anchor Pub, 1001 Hewitt Avenue, Everett, WA
Phone: (425) 252-2288
There was a hearing held in Olympia on September 23rd talking about PCO elections and what changes may come down from the top-two primary and the lawsuits that are ongoing.
Here's the video from TVW:
Dear Democratic Activists,
Next week the Redistricting Commission will begin holding a series of public hearings across the state. The input provided at these meetings will serve as the basis for the legislative and congressional district boundary changes proposed by the commission. These hearings are a vital part of the redistricting process and we encourage you to attend the meetings near your community.
The linked maps below show how the Congressional Districts and Legislative Districts need to change to conform to the new population statistics that came out of the 2010 Census.
Given the decision by Dwight about the bylaws of the WSDCO, which I just posted on this blog, I will accept a motion at the beginning of the WSDCO meeting on April 30th:
Motion to amend the bylaws of the WSDCO as follows:
Change Article III, a to the following:
"The membership of the Washington State Democratic Chairs Organization shall be composed of the chair of each Democratic county central committee and the chair of each Democratic legislative district organization in the State of Washington."
The Washington State Democratic Central Committee
By Dwight Pelz
Dear State Committee Men and State Committee Women,
I want to welcome both new and returning members to the State Central Committee (SCC). As our Charter states, you are the governing body of the Democratic Party of the State of Washington.
Charter of the Democratic Party of the State of Washington Article III
Washington State Democratic Central Committee
Regarding precinct/district allocation, the 7th Legislative District-WA, at least for this year, consists of four Northeast Washington State Counties with parts of Okanogan and Spokane County. With redistricting finalized in 2012, demographics will change.
The latest online OFM data of square miles and population densiity per square mile is listed per county. http://www.ofm.wa.gov/pop/
This is not an accurate description of the population density of the 7th LD which is actually "rural and remote". 7th LD Square miles and population density is less than sums for all six counties.
From Diana McGinness, Chair of the 40th LD:
Being a new Chair, I went looking for some fundraising ideas for our LD. Two websites provided the ideas you'll find on the spreadsheet linked below. Some ideas are as simple as setting up a penny jar for collecting change. Other are a bit more fun. Some are a little more involved. Many are designed so they can be used in conjunction with other fundraising ideas. And there are more than a few that can be used to promote community involvement.