The 32nd Legislative District Democrats work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.
We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.
We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.
We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.
We build alliances across borders on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.
Working in every part of our district, we place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
We believe in fundamental human rights, dignity, and the rule of law.
We believe in a society where all people are free to participate fully in civic, economic, and cultural life.
We believe in addressing inequalities that cut across multiple lines, including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and citizenship.
We believe in holding those in power accountable for their actions and in increasing the power of historically excluded groups.
We believe in helping people and communities press for change on their own behalf.
We believe in responding quickly and flexibly to the most critical threats to open society.
We believe in taking on controversial issues and supporting bold, innovative solutions that address root causes and advance systemic change.
We believe in encouraging critical debate and respecting diverse opinions.
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Candidates who desire our endorsement must pledge to uphold
Our Civility Pledge
As a candidate for elective office, I pledge to uphold the following principles in my campaign.
- I will respect and listen to those who bring different points of view to the public arena, including those with whom I disagree.
- I will insist that my campaign message, literature, slogans, radio and TV ads, paid staff,
and volunteers respect the dignity of all people – no matter what their background may
be. I will demand corrective action if violations do occur.
- I will represent myself and my beliefs in an honest and forthright manner, and I will be
clear with voters about the programs and policies that I plan to promote if elected. I will not use deceptive campaign tactics.
- I will challenge any attempts to stifle public debate and I will protect everyone’s right to
express their beliefs and views without the threat of harassment, intimidation, or violence.
- I will honor the spirit as well as the letter of all campaign finance laws and honestly
report, as fully as possible, all expenditures made on my behalf.
Yes, I agree to uphold the “Civility Pledge” in my campaign.
No, I do not agree to uphold the “Civility Pledge” in my campaign.
A ballot measure that voters will consider in November
Celebrating Labor Day.
Cynics don’t build the future, activists do.
Ballots will be mailed around July 15, 2016 . Primary election day is August 2, 2016. I like to walk my precinct and give people the sample ballots around July 13 th because some citizens mail in their ballot the minute they get them in the US mail.
If you plan to walk your precinct and distribute our Sample Ballots here’s what to do:
1) Pick up your precinct walking list and sample ballots at the 32 nd LD picnic on Sat.
July 9 th , 11:30-3:30pm at Lynndale Park, Lynnwood Washington.
2) If you want to print your own walking list, and you know how to use
Votebuilder.com, then come to the picnic and just pick up the sample ballots.
3) If you can’t make it to the picnic, then pick up your walking list and sample ballots on Wed. July 13 th , 6-8pm at the Eckert home: 6228 183Pl.S.W. Lynnwood,
4) If you’re totally confused– contact your PCO Coordinator:
Lynnwood—Carol 206 409 1994
Shoreline—Carolyn 206 261 4664
Edmonds/Woodway/Mountlake Terrace—Marilyn 425 478 9261
Seattle—Sally 206 261 4664
Join friends and neighbors on August 2nd – Primary Election Night!
Congratulations to all of the candidates who received an endorsement from the 32nd Legislative District Democrats!
Vote by August 2nd
Ballot Drop Boxes:
United States Senate
Secretary of State
Commissioner of Public Lands
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Congressional District 2
Congressional District 7
State Representative Position 1
King County Superior Court – District Court Judge
Position 14: Nicole A. Gaines Phelps
Position 26: David S. Keenan
Position 28: Johanna Bender
Position 31: Helen Halpert
Position 33: Steve Rosen
Position 43: John McHale
Position 44: Eric Newman and Cathy Moore
Position 52: Anthony David Gipe and Kristin Richardson
Position 53: Mariane Spearman
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge
Position 3: Rico Tessandore
West Electoral District Judge
Postion 1: Lisa Paglisotti
Position 2: Gregg Hirakawa
Where: Lynndale Park 18927 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036 (Map)
Date: Saturday, July 9th
Please bring a salad or dessert.
The 32nd will bar-b-que flank steak, hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers. We’ll also have beans, corn on the cob (non GMO), drinks (no alcohol allowed in the park), silverware, plates, napkins.
There is a $10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.
Do you want to volunteer to help? Call Marilyn 425-478-9261.
- The Platform Committee of the 32nd Legislative District Caucus shall transmit the draft platform, which was transmitted to the delegates of the LD Caucus to the membership of the 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization (32nd District Democrats) no later than five days in advance of the May meeting of the 32nd District Democrats.
- Discussion of the Platform on May 11, 2016, shall be no more than thirty minutes.
- The Chair (or her designee) shall call upon the Co-chair of the Platform Committee to place the Platform before the body for adoption.
- The Chair shall read each section heading and ask members of the 32nd District Democrats who disagree with the substance of a bulleted item within a section to flag the item for debate and removal as not representing the sentiment of the majority at this time. Motions to delete language require fifteen seconders.
- Amendments to add language to the platform will not be in order on May 11, 2016.
- At any point after asking members to flag items for debate, the Chair may call for a vote on the platform, which omits those sections not debated at the May 11, 2016 meeting.
- The Chair retains the prerogative to bring up bulleted items for debate and action.
- Debate shall alternate pro and con, limited to four speakers for and four speakers against the issue or the main platform, each speaker to speak no more than thirty seconds. One extension of four additional speakers, two pro and two con may be allowed per issue and on the motion to adopt the platform.
- Removal of a bulleted item will be by simple majority of those voting.
- On June 8, 2016, the members of the 32nd District Democrats shall debate the items items flagged for discussion, and not acted upon, on May 11, 2016 to add those items back to the platform.
- On June 8, 2016, members of the 32nd District Democrats may move to amend the platform by adding bulleted items to the platform. Proposed additions to the platform must be emailed to Elaine Phelps (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 21, 2016.
2nd Congressional District Caucus:** Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Stanwood High School Preforming Arts Center, Stanwood, WA
7th Congressional District Caucus:**
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 Registration 8:00 a.m., convenes at 9:30 a.m
Location: North Seattle College Campus Wellness Center Building
9600 College Way N.
Washington State Democratic Convention***
Date: Saturday, June 18-19, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Location: Tacoma, WA
2016 Democratic National Convention
Monday, July 25th through Thursday, July 28th in Philadelphia, PA.
* You do not need to have been elected delegate at a prior caucus to run at any other.
** Friday, May 6th – Statement of Candidacy forms to run as a Congressional district delegate to the National Convention must be turned in to the State Party by 5:00 PM on May 6th.
*** Friday, June 10th – Statement of Candidacy forms to run as a PLEO or at-large delegate or alternate to the National Convention must be turned in to the State Party by 5:00 PM on June 10th.