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  • 19 Nov 2022 4:55 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Friday News & Action


    Hello Democrats,


    Thank you so much for all you did to help us elect terrific candidates in 2022! With 98.3% of ballots counted we are very close to having a final picture of this year’s results. 


    Here’s what we know:


    • All of our Democratic incumbents, including Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kim Schrier have been declared victorious, and we are on track to retain every single one of our Democratic seats at the state and federal level!
    • We have held the U.S. Senate and have the opportunity to strengthen our majority by one seat by protecting Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s December 6th runoff election. 
    • Republicans have carried a narrow majority in the U.S. House - but they do so with a disorganized, fragmented Party facing major challenges of legitimacy and governance. 
    • In WA-03, Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez won with 50.2% of the vote – meaning we have flipped this seat back to blue for the first time in over a decade! 
    • Secretary of State Steve Hobbs has won – meaning for the first time in decades, every single statewide office is in Democratic hands. 
    • We are poised to gain a State Senate seat in LD 42 – go Dr. Sharon Shewmake!


    If you want to see all results in one place, you can check them on the WA Secretary of State’s website here:




    Here’s what we don’t know:


    • In LD 10, Democrat Clyde Shavers is just 221 votes ahead of his Republican opponent. With over 1,500 votes to go, this one is a nail biter. 


    Here’s what we’re doing:


    • We’re maintaining wide-reaching and effective ballot curing efforts, particularly in LD 10 to make sure every eligible voter’s voice is heard! If you’d like to help - please sign up here!
    • We are in close contact with our friends at the Georgia Democrats and the ASDC to provide support for the December 6th runoff in GA. There are  opportunities to volunteer virtually (sign up here!), and folks are also encouraged to go to Georgia and doorknock. Please consider signing up to help us win this critical race and expand our Senate majority!


    Thank you again so very much for all you have done to make these victories possible - and all you are doing to make sure we don’t leave a single vote on the table! 


    Lastly, please be aware that our staff will be taking a well-deserved break for Thanksgiving, so there will be no newsletter next week. Looking ahead, our office will be closed for the winter holidays from December 17th through January 1st as we regroup and recharge before 2023. 


    As we pull into the last month of 2022 we are kicking off some of the most exciting Party business of the cycle – reorganizing all of our great local parties. Reorganization is the process by which local parties, who have newly elected Precinct Committee Officers from the midterm elections, meet for the first time with their new memberships and elect their officers. All 88 Legislative Districts and Counties meet to reorganize between the beginning of December, 2022, and the end of January, 2023. 


    If you’ve ever been interested in getting more involved in your local party organization, now is a great time to bring your voice forward. Please reach out to your local county or LD organization if you’d like to get involved!

    The House Race That Shows Why Republicans Collapsed in the Midterms

    A self-inflicted wound in Washington is emblematic of how poor GOP choices led to unexpected Democratic victories.

    Four Stark Lessons From a Democratic Upset

    Having spent a fair amount of time thinking about this bellwether race, I see four main takeaways from it.

    What Congress is doing to diversify its staff

    Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), as chair of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, has been pushing his colleagues to adopt a series of recommendations to make the Capitol a more diverse and inclusive place to work.

    Democratic wins in Washington state buoy party hopes

    Democrats won a second key House race in Washington state Saturday — an open seat in a conservative region that long evaded the party.

    Why the forecast big red wave went ‘pfft’ in WA

    Whatever red wave was forecast out across the nation on Tuesday had already diminished to a ripple by the time it reached Washington state. When it hit the Cascade Mountains, it completely went “pfft.”

    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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  • 13 Nov 2022 12:10 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Friday News & Action


    Hello Democrats,
    First, I would like to take a moment to wish everyone a happy Veterans Day! Please join me in thanking the brave people who have served our country and preserved our freedom – and the terrific leaders like Senator Patty Murray who are working tirelessly to ensure our veterans receive the services they need here at home. Many, many thanks to our Veterans, their families, and all our active duty military members and families as well.
    Second, what a week of elections! I wanted to share a bit more about the results here in Washington State. As of last night’s drop 78% of ballots returned have been counted and we are inching closer to a final picture. Please expect a more in depth update on the election later this month after certification! 
    Here’s where we currently stand in some of the most important races:

    • All of our Democratic incumbents, including Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kim Schrier’s leads have held, and we are on track to retain every single one of our Democratic seats at the state and federal level!

    • In WA-03, Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has maintained a lead over MAGA Republican Joe Kent, with 50.8% the vote – meaning we remain on track for a Democratic pickup in the US House of Representatives. 

    • Secretary of State Steve Hobbs has won – ushering in a new era of Democratic Secretaries of State who will fight to expand voting rights and lift up the voice of every Washingtonian.

    • We are poised to gain a State Senate seat in LD 42 – go Dr. Sharon Shewmake!

    • We have multiple WA State House pickup opportunities that remain too close to call as of this writing:

      • In LD 10 Clyde Shavers leads incumbent Republican Greg Gilday with 51.3% of total votes. Incumbent Rep. Dave Paul is on track to hold his seat with 53.1%.

      • In LD 26 Adison Richards leads narrowly with 50.2% the vote, Matt Macklin looks unlikely to make up the gap with 44.2%.

      • In LD 42 Rep. Alicia Rule is in a strong position to hold her seat with 51.8% the vote. Newcomer Joe Timmons is on track to retain Sharon Shewmake’s current seat in the House with 51.3%.

    You can see all the current results via the Democratic (I love saying that!) Secretary of State’s website here:


    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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  • 28 Oct 2022 6:37 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Friday News & Action


    We are in the thick of GOTV season and it’s been a huge week for Democrats across Washington State! There’s far too much incredible work happening statewide to share in one email, but I do want to send you some highlights from the campaign trail!

    First - please join me in saying a huge thank you to Vice President Kamala Harris for visiting Seattle this past Wednesday!

    It was a privilege to participate in this terrific event and we’re thrilled the VP came out to help make sure Senator Murray and every Democrat up and down the ticket has what it takes to win. With sky-high stakes in Washington this November, we won’t let this opportunity go to waste and will continue our tireless, 24/7 efforts to turn out every single Democratic voter! 


    Things are heating up in the Secretary of State’s race. 


    A Seattle Times/King 5 poll released last week shows SoS Steve Hobbs is gaining momentum. Hobbs has an 11 point lead on Anderson, 40% to 29%. Hobbs leads by 14 points in Western Washington and 15 points in the Metro Seattle area, while the candidates are tied in Eastern Washington.


    The poll also shows that Hobbs has overwhelming leads among Democrats (81% - 5%) and Biden 2020 voters (71% - 10%), while a significant portion of Anderson’s support comes from Republicans and Trump supporters.Anderson leads Hobbs 53% to 3% among self-identified Republicans and 56% to 4% among those who say they voted for Donald Trump in 2020. A significant number of Republicans (44%) and Trump 2020 voters (40%) remain undecided, and the entry of State Rep. Brad Klippert as a Republican write-in candidate could make it difficult for Anderson to consolidate this voting bloc.


    Anderson has actively courted Republican support, accepting an endorsement from the Mainstream Republicans of Washington, as well as Republican King County councilmember Reagan Dunn, who is fundraising on her behalf. She has accepted $2,000 from the Republican-aligned Cascade PAC, which is supporting far right MAGA candidates including Matt Larkin and Tiffany Smiley. She has also recently spoken at Republican events including House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox’s annual Salmon Bake, donations from which are funneled directly to anti-abortion election denying Republican candidates, and at a Republican women’s event, where Klippert was also in attendance (photograph below). 

    Julie Anderson (right) speaks at Republican event with Brad Klippert (left) 

    The stakes in this race are clear. It is our responsibility to make this a safe seat for Democrats for years to come and we will work around the clock to ensure Secretary Hobbs has what it takes to win! 


    Debate season is underway in Washington State! 


    This past Sunday, Senator Patty Murray went head to head with MAGA Republican opponent Tiffany Smiley in a televised debate at Gonzaga University in Spokane. You can watch the debate here and we’ve linked to a Seattle Times article summarizing the key points below. Secretary of State Steve Hobbs and opponent Julie Anderson also squared off at Gonzaga earlier that day (watch here!


    Additionally, Rep. Adam Smith went toe to toe with GOP opponent Doug Basler on Tuesday. You can watch a recording of that debate here! 

    Last but not least, Congresswoman Kim Schrier and MAGA Republican opponent Matt Larkin are scheduled to debate at Central Washington University tonight at 7:00pm! You won’t want to miss this one, so please tune in here! 

    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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  • 15 Oct 2022 1:04 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Friday News & Action


    Since the rise of Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans, we’ve seen a surge in extremism and political violence — both leading up to and in the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection — in Washington and throughout the country. Yet, the state and national GOP do nothing; in fact, they just seem to veer farther and farther right.


    On Wednesday, The Daily Beast and The Seattle Times published articles detailing the Washington State Republican Party’s connection to Greyson Arnold, a known pro-Nazi blogger. Arnold, who was on the organization’s payroll, runs a far-right Telegram account, Pure Politics.


    And the fact, as this article makes clear, this isn’t the Washington GOP’s only connection to white nationalists, is disgusting and completely unacceptable. Republicans in this state and nationally need to step up and disavow the racist vitriol and violence coming from many of its members, rather than continuing to normalize it or lying when called out — like for putting an extremist and Nazi sympathizer on the payroll.


    We are seeing a trend in the Evergreen State and nationwide with MAGA Republicans attempting to hide their extremist beliefs from voters right now. Why? Because they know they are completely out of touch with a majority of Americans on the issues that matter most. The three worst examples are U.S. Sen. Patty Murray’s opponent, Tiffany Smiley, Congresswoman Kim Schrier’s opponent, Matt Larkin, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s opponent, Joe Kent.


    Smiley recently was caught scrubbing a section from her website saying she had “serious questions about the integrity of our elections.” The U.S. Senate candidate also is trying to backtrack on abortion and claim she opposes a federal ban, but yet calls herself “100% pro-life,” endorsed Texas’s extreme, near-total abortion ban, and celebrated the fall of Roe v. Wade. 


    And then there’s Larkin in WA-08 who won’t say whether he believes President Joe Biden’s win over Trump was legitimate — something Smiley won’t do either.


    Even Trump’s chosen WA-03 candidate, Kent, is trying to paint himself as a less extreme extremist, despite having connections to a number of white nationalists, like Nick Fuentes, Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson, and Oath Keeper and Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rodgers, and publicly making statements in support of ‘a white people special interest group,’ as well as ending virtually all immigration in the U.S. Like the Washington GOP, Kent is also directly connected to Greyson Arnold, an associate of Fuentes. The two were photographed together at a fundraiser for Kent in July, but Kent and his campaign denied knowing Arnold. However, CNN later discovered a past interview where Arnold spoke to Kent in June for Pure Politics.


    MAGA Republicans like Smiley, Kent and Larkin can’t even be trusted to tell the truth. How could they be trusted to represent the people of Washington state in office? They can’t.


    As Democrats, we will never waver on our values, nor our commitment to pushing back against extremism. We know it doesn’t belong in public office — and neither do MAGA Republicans. This is why we are working round the clock statewide to help our incredible candidates cross the finish line in November. We have 25 days to make it happen and need your help to do it! Get involved today by signing up for one (or more) of the many volunteer opportunities below.

    Ballots start arriving in mailboxes NEXT WEEK! We only have so much left to mobilize Democratic voters statewide and need your help. 


    Grab your door-knocking shoes, bring your friends, and join us Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, for the start of our Get Out the Vote tour ahead of the general election! We have FIVE canvasses scheduled, where you’ll have the chance to meet a number of fantastic Democrats. 


    Register below today! And don’t worry, this is just the beginning! So, if you can’t make an event this weekend, we’ll have plenty of other GOTV opportunities for you to get involved. You also can support our efforts with a contribution; chip in HEREtoday — anything helps!

    Some election overseers want to make their offices nonpartisan to inspire greater trust

    Should the top elections official in Washington state officially be a nonpartisan? That's one difference between the top two finalists running for Washington Secretary of State.


    Why aren't national Dems bankrolling WA's 3rd Congressional race?

    Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is trailing Trump-backed Republican Joe Kent in fundraising. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee isn't helping.


    Washington State GOP Pays a White Nationalist, Pro-Nazi Blogger

    It’s no secret that Washington state has a white nationalist problem. Among the rugged mountains and towering pines are neo-Nazi groups and one of the largest chapters of a violent white supremacist organization. But there’s one group that has been increasingly and alarmingly connected to these extremists: Washington state’s GOP.


    A majority of GOP nominees deny the 2020 election results

    From Washington, the list includes congressional and Trump-endorsed candidate Joe Kent (WA-03), as well as U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse.


    Impeachment vote gives Democrats chance at House seat in Southwest Washington

    The race for an open congressional seat in Washington state is drawing national attention as control of the House is up for grabs amid an environment of increasing polarization.


    ICYMI: With control of Congress at stake, Schrier is a must-win in 8th District

    Congresswoman Kim Schrier earned the Times’ editorial board endorsement because she developed a reputation as a practical deal maker, not a partisan firebrand.


    Find additional news items and more on our website and social media.

  • 22 Sep 2022 9:12 AM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)


    Hi all,

    If you haven’t started watching The U.S. and the Holocaust, you might wish to do so. This is a six-hour film by Ken Burns that examines the history and role of the Holocaust and its impact on America and Americans. It is the parallels to the sentiments, actions and stances of the public as well as current politicians that I find highly concerning. We talk about how we are in danger of losing our democracy but it seems we are beyond that in many ways. Fascism is again on the rise. We have book burnings and censorship. Public schools have been cowed into not teaching issues because of “critical race theory.” Government officials and public agencies have been hamstrung by laws that restrict what they can/cannot do. Citizens have been frightened by the threats and drumbeats of violence so much so that they have retreated from participating in the public square. At times, I feel as if I am listening to current events yet these things happened decades ago. I would be happy to have us have some discussion on this at our October meeting. Please LMK your thoughts. As a Jew, I find this compelling but one doesn’t need to be a Jew to understand what is being shown. I hope everyone makes the effort to watch this. There are three two-hour segments. And the segments are being repeated or are available on PBS Passport.

    Have a good week and I will see you this Thursday on Zoom,



    I also recommend that everyone watch WHO WE ARE, A Chronical of Racism,  by Jeffery Robinson, Seattle Attorney and ACLU Director, on Netflix

  • 17 Aug 2022 8:29 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    It’s been quite a week since the primary. From the highs to the lows, it has been a real roller coaster.

    First, I am sad to announce that a long time Democrat and perennial candidate for office, Gene David Hart, has died. It was announced at the county meeting this past Monday. Gene was well known for wearing his Uncle Sam outfit in local parades. In his run for governor in 2020, he drove a car that was a painted billboard for his candidacy. He was a constant presence in our LD meetings and was not shy, but always polite, in sharing his views. May he rest in peace.

    The good news have been the primary election results. Despite 17 other people on the ballot for her race, Senator Patty Murray got 52.66% of the vote. Her opponent for the general election will be Tiffany Smiley who got 32.99% of the vote.

    Both Congressman Derek Kilmer and Appointed Secretary of State (SOS) Steve Hobbs had similar experiences in leading the pack of candidates for their positions. With six people running in his race, Kilmer got 51.48% while his opponent Elizabeth Kreiselmaier received 18.906. There were eight people vying for the office SOS Hobbs holds. He totaled 39.47% while Julie Anderson came in with 13.48%. While this result may seem we have survived the assault by the Rs on this important position, we need to keep an eye on who is supporting  her race. We know who supports Steve Hobbs – the Democrats. Who supports Julie Anderson?

    In our state house races, both Representatives Drew Hansen and Tarra Simmons both got more than 60%: 66.11 and 64.38 respectively. 

    Our Kitsap races went well. Katie Walters led the candidates for county commissioner with 36.92%. Now we have to make sure she wins!

    Paul Andrews led his opponent, Mike Simpson, 59.19 to 40.81. John Gese took his race with 58.71% versus 41.29% for Rick Kuss. We need to continue to support our Democratic candidates in their races – money, GOTV efforts – and make sure they continue in their jobs.

    In the other races of County Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney and Treasurer, our Democratic candidates had no opposition so they will be elected come November. One interesting note is that our County Clerk David Lewis, III got more votes than anyone running for county office to the tune of 52,885 ballots. Go David!

    There were also highlights in our fellow LDs. The 26th has Senator Emily Randall in first place with 51.87%. She will be challenged by current Representative Jesse Young, a T**** acolyte. Clearly, she must win!

    In the representative races, Adison Richards leads his opponent, Spencer Hutchins 51.13% to 48.87% and Matt Malkins is within striking distance of the incumbent Michelle Caldier, 46.09% versus 53.91%. Please work with your friends in South Kitsap to get them registered, if they aren’t already, and to vote for our Democratic candidates: Senator Randall, Adison Richards and Matt Malkin.

    In the 35th LD, it looks like the Senate position and Position 1 of the representatives will stay as Rs. In the other race for Representative-Position 2, Sandy Kaiser leads the vote count. The other three candidates ran as Rs so it will be a tough race but there is hope that she will be a winner.

    Please contact the candidates and their campaigns to provide what support that you can. Money is always welcome but there are other things as valuable. People are needed to do the canvassing, phoning and texting from now and through Election Day on November 8. There will not be a “red wave” because the “blue wall” will triumph! WE CAN DO THIS!!


     Replace the Liars & Deniers – Vote Democrat!!!

  • 17 Aug 2022 8:24 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Please share as widely as possible. Thanks!

    23rd LD Dems Chair,


    From: Kate Baumgartner <kate@pattymurray.com
    Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:58 AM
    Subject: Post-Primary Update, New Ad, and Yard Sign News

    Hi all,

    I hope everyone is getting a chance to catch their breath after a busy primary season! I wanted to be sure to send along our thanks for all the work folks did to make sure Democrats made a strong showing in the primary. We are excited to continue to partner with you as we head toward November!

    Some campaign news—this morning, Senator Murray released a new ad titled “Rewrite History,” which focuses on the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol and the continued threats MAGA Republicans pose to our democracy. You can watch it here, and we’d love for you to amplify it as you’re able (tweet from our team here, Facebook post here, and Instagram post here).

    This ad is just the latest in what’s already been a super busy month—after some great events out on the campaign trail, Senator Murray was in DC helping pass the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill takes major steps forward on issues Senator Murray hears about from voters all the time: helping families save on health care coverage, lowering prescription drug costs, and making a historic investment in climate action and clean energy.  

    As we advance out of the primary, we’re focused on talking to voters about what’s at stake in this election–from making sure our economy works for Washington’s working families, to abortion rights and the future of our democracy—because as you all know we need to keep the Senate blue in November, elect Democrats up and down the ticket, and build on this progress.

    And speaking of kicking off the general election season, we are excited to share that Patty Murray yard signs have arrived! Our team has distributed signs to WA Dems Coordinated Campaign offices across the state as well as to some LPO offices and depots. Folks interested in securing a sign can reach out toyardsigns@pattymurray.com for more information.

    As always, please let me know if you have questions or need anything further from the campaign.




    Kate Baumgartner

    Political Director

    People for Patty Murray


  • 24 Jul 2022 4:50 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)


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    Republican-led voter intimidation efforts are in full swing statewide. Right now, people are being recruited to watch drop boxes — a continued effect of Donald Trump’s “Big Lie.” It’s disappointing, but ultimately, not surprising, as we’ve seen them deploy similar tactics nationally.


    In King County, Republicans went as far as posting signs at drop boxes, stating the area was under surveillance and asking people to report anything “suspicious” to the KC GOP’s website.

    The “Big Lie” is just that, a big lie. Washington’s election system is not only fair and accessible, but secure. Time and again, they fail to provide any real proof of fraud. Drop-box surveillance is textbook voter intimidation, pure and simple, and it needs to end. Drop boxes remain a safe place to deposit a completed ballot, that hasn’t changed no matter what they claim. 


    This is why we have actively called upon the Washington State GOP to rebuke these efforts. We must do everything in our power to fight back against any effort to cast doubt on the validity of our electoral institutions and weaken our democracy, which only thrives when people vote. 


    This is also exactly why we have our Voter Protection hotline at 206-309-VOTE (8683). Our team is ready to assist folks with any questions or concerns, and we will do all we can to ensure every voter gets the help and support they need to cast their ballot. 


    If you see any drop-box surveillance efforts in your area, report it there as well. And if you have a legal background and some time, we could use your volunteer help with our stellar Voter Protection team; contact data@wa-democrats.org to join.


    But most importantly, if you haven’t mailed in your ballot yet, make sure you do so ASAP! Our terrific Democrats need your support in the primary. The clock is ticking — don’t delay, vote today!  

    We’re thrilled to highlight our newest Poulsbo field organizer, Savannah Johnson! Savannah started at the state party just this week, and has hit the ground running with GOTV. She moved to Washington from her home state of Florida in 2016, and is currently working toward a degree in environmental science, with a concentration in natural resources and conservation. Savannah got her start in politics while in high school, making voter registration calls for the Obama campaign. 


    We’re excited to have her passion at the state party, and can’t wait to see all she accomplishes here!


    Want to join our team, or know of someone who’d make a great addition? Current openings:

    Visit wa-democrats.org/jobs to learn more.

    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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  • 8 Jul 2022 8:17 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)


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    GOTV is in full swing here at the state party! We’re working with local party organizations, elected officials and candidates across the state to get our communities registered and ready to vote blue in 2022. Next weekend, our tour across Washington state begins, kicking off with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on the 16th and continuing right up until the primary. Stay tuned for the full schedule — and don’t worry, I’ve already got my Cheetos for the upcoming road trips (if you know, you know)!

    Weekend of Action


    Saturday, July 9

    Lakewood Canvass, 9 a.m. to noon

    Special guests: Chair Tina Podlodowski, Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, Reps. Dan Bronoske and Mari Leavitt, and Cherika Carter of AFL-CIO

    Bremerton Canvass, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Special guest: 26th LD candidate Adison Richards

    Sunday, July 10

    Poulsbo Canvass, 10 a.m. to noon

    Special guest: Congressman Derek Kilmer

    Pierce County Canvass - Tacoma, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Pierce County Virtual Phone Bank, 3 to 5 p.m.

    Olympic Peninsula Virtual Phone Bank, 3 to 5 p.m.

    Special guest: Rep. Tarra Simmons


    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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  • 1 Jul 2022 11:06 AM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    From: Drew Estep <drew@wa-democrats.org> 

    Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2022 4:00 PM
    To: Chairs and Vice Chairs <cvc@wa-democrats.org>; Washington State Democratic Central Committee <wsdcc@wa-democrats.org>
    Cc: exec@wa-democrats.org; Tina Podlodowski <tina@wa-democrats.org>; Diane Bedwell <diane@wa-democrats.org>; Libby Watson <libby@wa-democrats.org>
    Subject: Coordinated Campaign in FULL SWING

    Good afternoon (again) Democrats!


    This is my second email this afternoon regarding the transition into Get Out the Vote, but as many of you have already seen from your regional field directors or field organizers the Washington State Democrats are full speed ahead into campaign season for an exciting few weeks of events starting July 6! Ballots drop in just 16 days and it’s SO important that we see high turnout among our Democratic base in the Primaries. A strong showing in these elections will mean more enthusiasm and resources for the General in November! 


    Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear directly from Tina, and your regional field team to learn more about this year, what’s at stake, our goals, and how we can work together to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Local Party Organizations are the backbone of our volunteer infrastructure, and we can’t do this without you! We want your feedback and creative ideas! These townhall meetings will be interactive and inspirational with time for Q&AThere will also be a prize for the LD in each region that has the most attendees plus most completed GOTV shifts! 


    South Puget Sound & Olympic PeninsulaWednesday, July 6, 5:30-6:15 PM

    (LDs: 27, 28, 25, 29, 26, 23, 24)


     Northwest WA: Monday, July 115:30-6:15 PM

    (LDs: 44, 21, 10, 38, 42, 40, 39, 1, 32)


    King County: Tuesday, July 12, 5:30-6:15 PM

    (LDs: 47, 5, 11, 30, 31, 45, 48, 41, 33, 34, 37, 36, 46, 43)


    Southwest WA: Wednesday, July 13, 5-6:15 PM

    (LDs: 17, 18, 49, 19, 20, 2, 22, 35)


    Central & Eastern WA: Wednesday, July 13, 7-7:45 PM

    (LDs: 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 8, 9, 16) 


    Note - if you’re part of a county organization, then please join for the events that are in the LDs in your county, we definitely want you there too!


    Please spread the word to your PCOs and be in attendance yourself. If you have any questions, you can reach out to our Field Director, libby@wa-democrats.org 




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