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  • 27 Mar 2020 11:05 AM | Virginia (Ginny) Bell (Administrator)


  • 27 Mar 2020 10:50 AM | Virginia (Ginny) Bell (Administrator)


  • 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.

  • 29 Jan 2020 12:13 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    From: Tina Podlodowski

    Hey Democrats - I wanted to let you know that we have already committed over half our tables for the 2020 Magnuson Dinner - Saturday, March 7th, 5-9 pm, at the Washington State Convention Center. 


    55/100 tables are claimed! If you or your LPO are interested in a table, please do act quickly and feel free to contact Joe Barden (cc’ed on this email, or in person in Vancouver this weekend.)


    As you know, we are taking advantage of our Presidential Candidates being in town before the 3/10 Presidential Primary for an intimate event with a 1000+ of our friends  - actually the biggest dinner that Washington Democrats will have ever done! This replaces the Crab Feed this year (and, if you have a hankering for Crab DO go to the Pacific County Crab Feed the following weekend! I’ll be there too!)

    We will be joined by Governor Jay Inslee, our Federal Delegation, and expect special guests from the national Democratic Party as well. We also anticipate each of the leading presidential campaigns will be out in force organizing around this event and we also expect to feature them at our event, schedules pending. 

    We’d love to have you or your LPO consider doing a table  - again, Joe is cc’ed on this email and happy to personally walk you through the sign up process, but the link is also here: www.wa-democrats.org/magnuson


    We will have a limited number of reduced price tickets for Young Democrats (Nathaniel Block is working with Joe to coordinate those tables), and by special request for “living lightly” folks - please contact Joe Barden for more information. Also, we have new fundraising tools next week that will make your Table Captain experience easy, and, allow you to fundraise are an individual for your ticket too - easily!  Ask Adam Tradii about those: adam@wa-democrats.org


    2020Warren G. Magnuson Awards

    March 7, 2020 | 5:00pm to 9:00PM | Saturday

    Washington State Convention Center

    705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

    Silver Ticket - $125 | Gold Ticket - $250

    Silver Table - $1,250 | Gold Table - $2,500

    Thanks for considering and hope this finds you well - do act swiftly, and remember this will be our biggest fundraiser ever, all for the 2020 Coordinated Campaign effort.


    Be well  and see you soon - Tina



  • 27 Jan 2020 1:48 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Community Civic Ambassadors 

    The time is Now.  Let’s get all voters engaged & voting in the March 10th Presidential Primary Election.  No looking back with regret. Join in and feel the pride of doing something to Restore our Democracy and Regain our National Integrity.

    No previous experience needed.  

    Sat. Feb. 8, 2020

    LD23 Democrats knocking on neighbors' doors. Bainbridge Island Presidential Primary Education Canvass. Meet 10:00 a.m. Harbor Square Community Room, 125 Ferncliff Ave, Bainbridge Island. Canvass training, assigned island routes & talking points provided. Buddies are welcome too.  Head out about 10:30 - 1:00 p.m.

    Any questions?  email:  ld23pcodemocrats@gmail.com

    Sat. Feb. 8, 2020

    LD23 Democrats making phone calls to island neighbors. Bainbridge Island Presidential Primary Education Phone Calls. Meet 11:00 a.m.  Harbor Square Community Room, 125 Ferncliff Ave, Bainbridge Island.  Phone Call training, assigned phone lists & talking points provided. Bring your phone and or laptop.  Calls made between 11:15 - 1:15.

    Bring a lunch or snack.  Tea and water available.  RSVP in Events Page

    Ample parking on Winslow Avenue
    Two entrances to the Community room
    1. Main entrance located at 125 Ferncliff Avenue
    2. Patio entrance: best entrance. Look for the former Café Trios bar on Winslow Avenue near Ferncliff Avenue. Walk to the left (west) side, up the ramp, then turn right toward the big trees by going up a few stairs. Follow gravel path around the lawn to the right with a view of glass doors to the Community room.

     

  • 25 Jan 2020 5:08 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Received this from WA Democratic Party...


    WANT TO HELP IN NEVADA?

    As you know, the Nevada Caucus is coming up on February 22 and the Nevada Democratic Party is working overtime to run the caucus process in Nevada. But they can’t do it alone and they are very short on volunteers and have asked us to send this out.

    If you are interested in making the trek (on your own dime), here’s the info!

    Use the link below to sign up today and their teams will be in touch.   
    https://action.nvdems.com/page/s/help-nv-dems-in-2020

    Early Voting is Feb. 15-18th (Saturday-Tuesday)
    Caucus Day is Saturday, Feb 22nd (precinct and Las Vegas strip caucuses)
    Sign-up to Volunteer: https://action.nvdems.com/page/s/help-nv-dems-in-2020

    Mary E. Bryant 
    360-638-2987/360-204-4744


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