The agenda for our March 24 Executive Board meeting (7pm, Renton Carpenters’ Hall) will include the following items:
- Adoption of Endorsement Rules for 2015
- Adoption of Endorsement Questionnaires for 2015
- for state-level positions
- for county-level positions
- for local-level positions (city councils and all special districts except for school districts and the Port of Seattle)
- for Port of Seattle positions
- for School District positions
(note to prospective candidates: these might change prior to approval; we’ll post the editable MSWord versions when they’re final)
- Consideration of 3 Resolutions
This Saturday, March 14, 2015 is a great time to meet with your Legislators across King County and urge them to act on our Democratic priority legislation. Most legislative districts are holding town hall meetings. You can attend your own LD or any other you want. Take this opportunity to get updated on the current status of bills. Use it to ask questions about the issues and bills you are concerned about and support or oppose.
Use the King County Democrats 2015 Legislative Agenda to focus in on Democratic priorities. Use our latest bill tracking status (updated 3/9/2015) to check the status of specific bills we are following. Then let Legislators know your priorities and ask them to work to pass specific bills.
Other things you can ask include:
Are we going to fund K-12 education as mandated by the Washington State Supreme Court?
Are we going to eliminate any tax loopholes?
Are we going to pass a capital gains tax?
Are we going to address carbon pollution?
Are we going to make rail transport of oil safer?
Are we going to raise the minimum wage?
Legislative Town Hall Meetings
Saturday March 14
1st District – Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, Reps. Derek Stanford and Luis Moscoso WhereNorthshore Senior Center in the Wellness Center, 10212 East Riverside Drive, Bothell, WA 98011 When: 10 a.m.. – noon
11th District – Sen. Bob Hasegawa, Reps. Zack Hudgins and Steve Bergquist Where: King County Regional Communications & Emergency Coordination Center (RCECC) 3511 NE 2nd Street, Renton, WA 98056
30th District – Sen. Mark Milosca, Rep. Carol Gregory, Rep. Kochmar
Where: Federal Way City Hall, Council Chambers, 33325 8th Ave S,, Federal Way, WA When: 10 a.m. – 11:30 am
Where: Milton City Hall, 1000 Laurel St, Milton, WA When: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm.
32nd District – Sen. Maralyn Chase and Rep. Cindy Ryu Where: Shoreline Fire Dept. 17525 Aurora Ave. N. Shoreline, WA 98133 When: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
36th District – Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton Where: Phinney Neighborhood Association, community room, 6532 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103 When: 10 a.m. – noon
37th District – Sen. Pramiia Jayapal, Reps. Tomoko Santos and Eric Pettigrew Where: Rainier Valley Cultural Center—3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118 When 9-11 a.m.
41st District – Sen. Steve Litzow, Rep. Tana Senn, Rep. Judy Clibborn Where: Somerset Elementary School, 14100 Somerset Blvd, Bellevue, WA When 10 a.m. – 12 noon
43rd District – Sen. Jamie Pedersen, Speaker Frank Chopp and Rep. Brady Walkinshaw Where: Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 When:1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
45th District – Sen. Andy Hill, Rep. Roger Goodman, Rep. Larry Springer Where Woodinville High School Auditorium, 19819 – 136th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA When: 10 am – 11:30
48th District- Sen. Cyrus Habib, Reps. Ross Hunter and Joan McBride Where: Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th St., Redmond, WA 98052 When: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Please attend a town hall meeting this Saturday and urge legislators to pass our priority legislation. There will be no LAC meeting this Sunday, March 15th because we believe directly talking with Legislators this weekend is the best use of your time.
The draft reprecincting ordinance for this year is now available for public comment. The comment deadline is Friday March 6, after which the ordinance will go to the County Council for approval. The following chart lists the affected precincts — the list of changes for this year is relatively small. Click on the name in the “Corresponding New Precincts” column to get to the maps.
|5||SNQ 05-3513||SNQ 05-3513|
|SEA 11-1597||SEA 11-1597||Roger Pence|
|SEA 11-1947||Robert Fulmer|
|33||SET 33-1031||SET 33-1031|
|34||SEA 34-1455||SEA 34-1455|
|36||SEA 36-1318||SEA 36-1318|
|SEA 36-1801||SEA 36-1801|
|SEA 36-3705||Evan Clifthorne|
|41||ISS 41-2602||ISS 41-2602|
|43||SEA 43-2544||SEA 43-2544|
|SEA 43-3570||Diane Bedwell|
The agenda for our February 24 Executive Board meeting (7pm, Renton Carpenters’ Hall) will include the following items:
- Elections for Third Vice-Chair and Treasurer
- Adoption of a 2015 Budget (per email)
- Adoption of a Code of Conduct
- Consideration of two Bylaws Amendments
- Consideration of a Resolution Opposing I-1366
- Adoption of endorsement questionnaires for 2015 (per email)
Please register now for the King County Democrats’ Legislative Action Day in Olympia, on Presidents Day, Monday, February 16, 2015, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. (You can schedule appointments with Legislators in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
The Lobby Day Briefing will be held in Senate Hearing Room 3 of the John L Cherberg Building on the Capitol Campus, 304 15th Ave SW in Olympia. We will hear from experts on our key issues, discuss our lobbying strategy and enjoy a box lunch while we hear from our Legislators about what they are working on. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. you will make appointments with your legislators and ask for their support for our Legislative Agenda. At 5 p.m., many of us will be in Lacey for the WSDCC Crab Feed, a great event for Democrats and our electeds across the state.
Registration is $20 and includes a sack lunch. If this is not in your budget, you can register without lunch (bring your own) and still come to the event.
Steve Zemke and Sarajane Siegfriedt have been appointed as co-chairs of the Legislative Action Committee. Steve and Sarajane are two of our most experienced advocates, and have co-chaired this committee in the past. They are committed to greatly increasing opportunities for our PCOs and members to advocate for a better King County and Washington state during the legislative session.
We are also offering a list of 2015 Lobby Days events sponsored by kindred organizations, consistent with both our platform and our Legislative Agenda.