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14 May 2022 11:45 AM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

 

This week, the U.S. Senate had the opportunity to codify abortion rights into federal law by passing the Women’s Health Protection Act, but the legislation failed — for the second time — with all 50 Republicans in opposition. We saw our Democratic leaders, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, stand up for all of Washington and the nation, while the GOP once again put its party’s extreme agenda before the people. Again, I ask you to turn your anger and outrage into action. We must elect pro-choice candidates at every level, from Congress to the state legislature to city halls to local school boards. This is the only way to ensure Washington remains a champion of reproductive rights, especially as more people come to our state because they were denied access to abortion — a basic health care service — in their own. We can’t go back, and by banding together and electing pro-choice Democrats up and down the ballot in every race and every place, we won’t.

Today was the final day of the Association of State Democratic Committees’ second quarterly meeting of 2022. We welcomed all state and territorial party leaders to Washington state, as well as DNC Chair Jaimie Harrison (shown above), and had the opportunity to spotlight the important work Democrats are doing here. It also served as a chance to ensure all of us are working in tandem at a local and national level to create a better future for all, particularly ahead of the 2022 midterm. 

 

Next week, the candidate filing period opens, signifying the official start of this election cycle. We know how critical it is to retain all of our Democratic majorities, and it’ll take serious work to do that. This is why we’ve been building up our team, so we can see our candidates across the finish line. You can support our efforts by volunteering (you’ll find several opportunities below), whether it’s volunteer recruitment, knocking doors, or helping mobilize voters. If you’d rather make a contribution, you can donate HERE. 


You can also get involved by becoming a Precinct Committee Official, a role responsible for providing information to voters in your neighborhood and being their main point of contact. PCOs also play an integral role in the state party, and elect party leadership, help fill vacancies in elected office, and lead their precinct caucus for two-year terms. Online candidate filing runs from 9 a.m. on May 16 to 4 p.m. May 20 HERE. Find more information at wa-democrats.org/local/pco.

Washington State Democratic Convention

  • Join us for our party’s annual convention June 24-25 at the Tacoma Convention Center. More information will be released soon, including the names of our VIP guests!

For the week of May 13-19:

 

Learn more of what’s happening in your neck of the woods and sign up for event alerts HERE


From now until November, we have to mobilize every Democratic voter in Washington state — and we need your help to accomplish that. Join our incredible team of volunteers!

The Washington State Democratic Party, together with the DNC Best Practices Institute, are excited to announce the launch of our 2022 Train the Trainer (T3) Webinar Training Program! 

 

T3 is a free six-week, 12-part webinar course, and covers different aspects of grassroots campaigning. It seeks to expand the skills of progressive activists and volunteers, by ensuring the comprehensive training is free and accessible to Democrats all over the country. 


The T3 trainings are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5 p.m. PST May 24 to June 30. The deadline to register is May 22 at 8:59 p.m. PST. Sign up HERE today!

Keep in touch, stay engaged, and as always, thank you for all you do!

 

With gratitude, 

 

Chair Tina Podlodowski

Washington State Democratic Party




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