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  • 5 Apr 2020 5:30 PM | Virginia (Ginny) Bell (Administrator)

    Due to the current state of emergency in Washington State preventing our ability to gather and conduct caucuses for this election, these election procedures have been provided by the Washington State Democratic Executive Committee under their emergency powers (details available here). In short, as long as the public emergency lasts, the Washington State Democratic Party organizations may conduct meetings by electronic or other remote access means

  • 5 Apr 2020 5:28 PM | Virginia (Ginny) Bell (Administrator)

    Please consider running to be one of the delegates representing the 23rd Legislative District. The time commitment is limited with meetings held on-line. Potential delegates must be a resident registered voter in the 23rd Legislative District and note their presidential candidate (Biden/Sanders). We encourage you to participate in this grass roots level of democracy by registering https://www.waelectioncenter.comYour application is due April 26, 2020


    Duly elected and appointed 23rd Legislative District Democratic Precinct Committee Officers (PCO) will receive a digital ballot with the list of potential delegates, which must be returned no later than 9:00 pm on Sunday May 3rd, 2020. The Precinct Committee Officers will be responsible for electing the delegates to the 6th Congressional District Caucus and Democratic State Convention. Results will be available by May 5, 2020.

    The 23rd Legislative Delegates will participate in the 6th Congressional District virtual meeting on May 30. At this time, the Washington State Democratic Convention is still scheduled to be held in Tacoma, Washington, June 12-14. 


  • 27 Mar 2020 11:07 AM | Virginia (Ginny) Bell (Administrator)


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  • 21 Mar 2020 11:01 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)


    Washington State Democrats |​ Every Race in Every Place 

    IMPORTANT UPDATE ON DELEGATE SELECTION PROCESS

    Due to the recent COVID- 19 viral outbreak, the WA State Democratic Party will be adapting a revised delegate selection process in order to help protect the health and safety of the American people. This means that the materials on www.waelectioncenter.com are no longer accurate, and will be amended to account for the revised delegate selection process no later than March 27th.

    If you are interested in running for delegate to the State and/or National Convention, please register athttps://wademscaucus2020.azurewebsites.net/. The revised delegate selection process will depend heavily on this software, so registering online is now an essential piece to being an eligible candidate for delegate. All individuals who register (including those who have already done so) will receive an email when the new process is available. Registration will close on April 24th, 2020.

    If you have any questions, please contact delegatehelp2020@wa-democrats.org.

    Here is additional information from Mary Bryant, Kitsap County State Committee Person:

    LD Caucuses have been cancelled due to coronavirus. Precinct Committee Officers will be electing delegates electronically/remotely to the CD caucus and state convention. Anyone interested in running for delegate should complete the application at waelectioncenter.org. More will be shared soon.

  • 3 Mar 2020 3:29 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    This news is via Representative Drew Hansen, 23rd LD Representative.

    Drew Hansen

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

    All right we just got out of an hourlong briefing with the Washington State Secretary of Health. Here’s the deal:

    1. WASH YOUR HANDS – DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE – OPEN DOORS WITH ELBOWS/WRISTS.

    COVID-19 transfers by droplets, so unless someone coughs directly into your face, you’re probably going to pick it up by shaking someone’s hand or touching surfaces (door handles, elevator buttons, etc.). The virus stays on surfaces for minutes/hours, maybe days (not clear yet). This means we all need to do three things:

    a. WASH YOUR HANDS. All the time, but especially after you use the bathroom, when you get home, when you’re touching lots of stuff, etc. You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, That’s like singing the first verse of “Amazing Grace” sort of fast; so make this your prayer/worship time. (Or pick your favorite chorus, you can also do Van Halen’s “Dreams.” (“So baby dryyyy your eyeeesss…”—except dry your eyes with a tissue, see next point). It’s 25 seconds; I just timed it.)

    But really, really wash those suckers. Remember when your kids were babies and they’d have what we called a “blowout diaper”? You would change that diaper and then you would scrub the heck out of your hands—you’d wash between the fingers, on the backs of the wrists, under the cuticles, etc. You would not mess around because you had poop all over and it was disgusting. That’s how you should wash your hands: like you just changed a kid’s blowout diaper.

    b. DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE. If you can’t wash your hands all the time at least keep them away from your face. If your nose itches; wipe it on your sleeve. If your eyes itch; blink them. But one way you get this thing is if you touch your nose/mouth/eyes with infected hands, so keep them away from your face.

    c. OPEN DOORS WITH ELBOWS/WRISTS. See first point about surface contact. Don’t touch surfaces. Use your wrists to open doors, pull your sweatshirt down over your hands, push elevator buttons with your elbows, etc.

    2. IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU.

    Most people (80%) who get COVID-19 have mild symptoms (you can also get infected and have zero symptoms). Even if you’re infected, it’s probably not that big a deal if you’re generally healthy, no chronic illness/respiratory problems, not elderly, etc.

    Data point: Right now, we have 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington State—14 in King County, 4 in Snohomish County—and 6 deaths (all older, with chronic underlying conditions). For comparison, over 70 people have died of seasonal flu in Washington State this year, including 4 kids.

    But guess what? It’s not about you. You’re not washing your hands blowout-diaper style so you don’t get sick; you’re doing it so other people don’t get sick: your friend’s dad who is immunosuppressed from cancer treatment, your elderly neighbors, your friend who is fighting off pneumonia, or whatever.

    The symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. (They show up on average in 2-14 days, most by 5-6 days after exposure.) No big deal for some people, but a really big deal for people who are older, immunosuppressed, underlying health issues, etc. So even if you’re not worried about yourself be a good teammate and act right so other people don’t get sick.

    3. THANK A GOVERNMENT WORKER.

    The first Washington State case was confirmed at 3:15pm MLK Day. By 5:30pm, the Washington Department of Health was on a call with CDC leadership; by noon the next day CDC had people on the ground in Shoreline. That first case had 67 close contacts; local public health monitored all of them (none developed symptoms).

    Right now, Wash. public health personnel are monitoring 231 people for travel-related exposure. And they’re doing investigations for more outbreaks. And they’re tracking ER admits for respiratory ailments. And they’re keeping the public informed with press conferences, phone line for questions (800-525-0127), websites, etc. (Fun fact: our state website COVID-19 information is so good that other states are just cutting and pasting it. Except sometimes they forget to take off the Wash. State phone numbers, so suddenly our call center blows up with calls from all over the country.)

    I can’t stand the snooty dismissiveness of “bureaucrats” and this is a case in point: a lot of public employees are working very, very hard right now to keep us safe. So thank a public employee, especially ones in public health!

    ***

    That’s it. I hope this is helpful. And remember: Wash your hands - don’t touch your face - open doors with elbows/wrists!

    Links to additional Information:

    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

    https://kitsappublichealth.org/temporaryContent/CoronaVirus.php

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html



  • 24 Feb 2020 2:05 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    The Washington Presidential Primary is just the beginning for Washington Voters wanting to elect the next Democratic President. Delegates for those candidates who meet the 15% threshold, will be elected at the 23rd LD Caucus, May 3 10am at Bremerton High School. They then go on to the 6th Congressional District  Caucus to choose part of the National Delegation May 30 at the House of Awakening Culture, Suquamish, WA. Finally the Delegates will meet in the Washington State Democratic Convention, June 11-13 in Tacoma to elect at-large Delegates and conduct other party business.

    If you wish to participate in this process, you should pre-register here: https://www.waelectioncenter.com

  • 20 Feb 2020 11:31 AM | Virginia (Ginny) Bell (Administrator)

    If you want to vote for a Democratic Presidential Candidate, please consider holding your ballot until after Super Tuesday Mar. 3. Consider this: based on the Super Tuesday results, perhaps your choice of candidate will be more strategic. Our WA ballots are due March 10. 

    Don't forget that you must check the box on the outside of the ballot that says Democrat. Sign, date and mail or put in the dropbox.  

  • 8 Feb 2020 8:28 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    23rd LD Dems spent Saturday, February 8th canvassing Bainbridge Island Precincts and phoning district voters. With the first ever Presidential Primary in the near future, we need all the voters help to decide who to nominate.


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