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  • 25 Jan 2020 4:37 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    If you would like more information about the 2020 Census, below are your contacts for all the details.


    CONTACT:


    KITSAP COUNTY 2020 COMPLETE COUNT CENSUS COORDINATOR

    LESLIE DAUGS

    2020census@Kitsapfoundation.org

    Cell: 360-440-1961

    OR

    U.S. Census Bureau, Partnership Specialist,

    Lorraine Ralston

    lorraine.m.ralston@2020census.gov



    MORE INFORMATION:


    WEBSITE: https://kitsap2020census.com/


  • 18 Jan 2020 12:05 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)
    • Have fun at the Kitsap County Democrats annual dinner and auction. Date: Saturday March 7, 2020 Time: Doors open at 5:30 PM. Location: Olympic College Bremer Student Center, 1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton WA.  Tickets are $65 per person (Early Bird Pricing) and will be $70 per person after February 10, 2020. Please mail check or money order purchases to Kitsap County Democrats, PO Box 27, Silverdale WA 98383. Or buy your tickets online https://kitsapdemocrats.org/2020dinner/

    • Volunteer your skill, talent or a unique experience as a fundraising item for the Kitsap Democrats 2020 Dinner and Auction: bookkeeping, landscape design, decorating services, tax preparation, hair cut/color, play the piano at an event/party, floral arrangement for 4 holidays, private coaching for a sport, private lessons for an instrument, tutoring, homemade pie each month, fishing trip for two, sailboat ride, special dinner at your home, weekend at a vacation place, guided hike … (or please suggest your own ideas).

  • 12 Dec 2019 1:57 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)




    Learn about the unfair fee increase proposed by USCIS.  Make your voice heard!

    On November 14, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially published a proposal which would raise the naturalization application fee by 83% to $1,170.  The proposal would also eliminate all naturalization fee waivers.  These proposed changes would put the dream of U.S. citizenship beyond the reach of millions of Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to naturalize, including more than 4.4 million Latinos.

    Naturalization is important and beneficial to all Americans.  If implemented, the changes would prevent patriotic and committed LPRs from becoming full participants in our nation's civic life.  It would limit their opportunity to pursue economic mobility, which contributes to our nation's prosperity.
     
    Fee changes proposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will significantly increase filing fees for various immigration benefits, including Naturalization, Lawful Permanent Residency, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and Employment Authorization. The agency has proposed, for the first time, to charge a fee to apply for asylum.  Submit your comments opposing the unfair naturalization fee hike proposal by December 16, 2019.

    Visit KIAC's website for more details.

    THE TIME TO ACT IS "WRITE NOW" – IT'S EASY. 

    You can submit your written comments at the federal government portal [click hereor by mail.  We have provided a template [click here].  We encourage you to personalize your comments.

    The deadline for comments is December 16, so please act as soon as you can.
     

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  • 9 Dec 2019 8:37 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    You may have heard about the new Presidential Primary scheduled for March 10, 2020. What you may not know is that the primary election will replace the Precinct Caucus for deciding who gets delegates and who doesn't. Who the delegates are will be decided later at Legislative District Caucuses. Since the process is new to Washington, our Past Chair and current State Committee person, Mary Bryant has condensed the process for us. Click below for a one page summary.

    Washington's New Delegate Selection Process

  • 9 Dec 2019 1:16 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    2020 THREE Elections March 10- Washington State Presidential Primary,  

    August 4-General Primary, 

    November 3-General Election.

     2020 March 10th Presidential Primary Ballot Information.  Get the word out to your precincts and friends.

    Voting in the Presidential Primary will be a two part process in order to have your vote counted in WA State.

    Every Voter, irrespective of party affiliation,  will be required to 1) check one of two Party boxes on the ballot envelope.

    Voters will have to identify for the election as √Democrat or √Republican.  

    Voters will have to vote for Candidates that match the Party you selected on the envelope.

    At the Auditor's office ballots will first be sorted by envelope's Party choice- one bin for Democrats, one bin for Republicans, one bin for no selection.  The envelopes with no selection will be archived but not counted.  Democrats' bin and Republicans' bin will be tended too separately.  Envelopes will be opened and ballots removed

    for scanning separate from voter information. Each Party’s bin will be scanned to ensure candidate selection matches Party Choice.  Any discrepancy, ballot will not be counted.

    Voters should know that their envelopes, with party preference, will be part of public records and will be stored for 22 months by the state. The ballots themselves remain private and are also stored for 22 months.

    Presidential Primary election ballots will be released Feb. 21, 2020. 


  • 16 Nov 2019 8:04 PM | Susan Haussmann-Collins (Administrator)

    Our PCO and Issues Committees have put together a great program for the November 21 meeting of the 23rd Legislative District Democrats. Most of us know that the Democrats have a Platform with Planks that delineate our beliefs and our hopes for the future. This meeting will give us a chance to make sure that our Platform really does say what we stand for.

    During the next election cycle, we will be asked to vote on our Platform and any changes we want for the future. It is important that we look carefully at what we want our friends and neighbors to know about The Democratic Party and its members. You can help, just remember to show up!

    Meeting is November 21, 6;30pm at Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Rd, Poulsbo, WA 98370

  • 3 Nov 2019 6:58 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)


     


     

    The deadline for submitting your ballot in the 2019 elections is just two days away! Do you have a plan for turning in your vote if you haven’t already?

     

    This election is critical for the future of Democrats across Washington. Winning local elections, even for non-partisan seats, will set us up to organize even stronger for future elections, movements, and policies. We need your vote, and we need it now.

     

    For more information about how to turn in your ballot and last-minute voter registration, visit https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/ today.

     

    Thank you for being an engaged member of our state party,

    WA Dems 

     

     

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    Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

     

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    Suite 580
    Seattle WA 98104 United States


  • 19 Oct 2019 8:58 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    The 23rd Legislative District Democrats have endorsed or approved the following candidates for office in the November 5 2019 General Election:

    Leslie Schneider, Bainbridge Island City Council, Endorsed.

    Kirsten Hytopoulos and Anthony Oddo, Bainbridge Island City Council, Approved.

    Kol Medina, Bainbridge Island City Council, Endorsed.

    Leslie Daugs, Bremerton City Council, Endorsed.

    Kim Gerlach, North Kitsap School Board, Endorsed.

    Mary Sevilla, North Perry Water District, Endorsed.

    Please give these candidates your consideration. Thank You.

  • 1 Oct 2019 6:17 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Fellow Democrats,

    If you’re like me, you’ve been watching the latest political news with a mixture of disbelief, frustration, and (most importantly) the urge to DO SOMETHING!

    Well, I have some exciting news: The Washington State Democrats have partnered with the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC) to offer a free, in-person training in Seattle on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Over the course of the day, you and fellow Democrats from across Washington State will receive instruction from the NDTC’s professional training staff in the essential elements of campaigning, including fundraising, messaging, digital communications, and voter contact strategy and tactics.

    CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

    The NDTC’s Blue Bench training program has three available tracks, so no matter your experience or role, this training is for you (and all of your Democrat friends)! Want to build your local party organization? There’s a track for that. Considering a run for office? There’s a track for that. Want to learn skills to volunteer or work for a campaign? You better believe there’s a track for that, too! 


    Here are the details:

    NDTC Blue Bench Training: Seattle, Washington

    When: Saturday, October 19

    Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

    Where: Seattle Machinist Hall, 9125 15th Place S, Seattle, WA 98108

    Cost: FREE (and lunch is included)!

    How do I sign up?: Register here!


    Want to know more? You can read all about the tracks and training topics in the PDF below, or just click on these names to learn more about the WA Dems and the NDTC.

    I sincerely hope that you will be able to join me and fellow Democrats from around Washington for this special event! Want to bring a friend? Feel free to forward this email to them - anyone interested in Democratic action is invited! And, you can help spread the word to Democratic circles in your community by sharing the Facebook event.

    See you there!

     

    Evan Koepfler

    Regional Field Organizer, WA Dems

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  • 23 Sep 2019 5:07 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)



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