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August 10, 2016 Membership Meeting

32nd Legislative District Democrats  
Monthly Membership Meeting  
Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 7:00pm 
Richmond Masonic Center
Masonic Center

753 N 185th St, Shoreline

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Come to the August 10, 2016 meeting at 6:30pm to visit with friends and neighbors as we set-up for our meeting.
 

6:30 PM  Socialize and Set-up
7:00 PM  Meeting Called to Order
                      Agenda and Minutes Approval                                              
 
7:05 PM   2016 Primary Recap 
                                    32nd GOTV Team
                    Sound Transit 3 (ST3): A ballot measure that voters will                                                                                                        consider in November 

                                        Pro:  http://www.masstransitnow.com/
                                        Con: http://smartertransit.org/ 
              
8:05 PM  Break – Raffle!!
  
8:10PM  32nd Business Meeting
                                       Committee Reports
                    Resolutions: 
                         Carbon Fee and Dividend Resolution

                        Resolution in Opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership 
                        Resolution on the need for Climate Mobilization
                       Resolution on World Indigenous Peoples Day August 9
 
 8:30 PM  Unfinished Business
                New Business –
                    PCO appointments
                   Good of the Order
 
9:15 PM  Adjourn 
                Chairs and Tables put away 

Endorsements may be considered
 

2016 Primary Election Endorsements

Congratulations to all of the candidates who received an endorsement from the 32nd Legislative District Democrats!

Vote by August 2nd

Ballot Drop Boxes:

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Boxes are open 24/7 until 8 p.m. on election day.
No postage is needed.
 

United States Senate

Patty Murray

Governor

Jay Inslee

Lt. Governor

Karen Fraser
Cyrus Habib

Secretary of State

Tina Podlodowski

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Commissioner of Public Lands

Mary Verner

Superintendent of Public Instruction

David Spring
Chris Reykdal
Erin Jones

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Kreidler

State Treasurer

Alec Fisken
John Comerford

State Auditor

Jeff Sprung

Congressional District 2

Mike Lapointe
Rick Larsen

Congressional District 7

Pramila Jayapal

State Representative Position 1

Cindy Ryu

Supreme Court

Justice Position 1: Mary Yu
Justice Position 5: Barbara Madsen
Justice Position 6: Charlie Wiggins

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

2016 General Election Results

We are disappointed with the outcome of the Presidential election, but Washington State did its part.  State-wide and locally we held our own. King County had a turnout rate of 81%, and Snohomish County had a turn out rate of 78.97%% …well outpacing the nation. Below are the results of the 2016 general election.

The 32nd Democrats endorsed candidates and measures are highlighted in bold.

Federal Office

Patty Murray, U.S. Senator

Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Representative Dist. 7

State Office

Jay Inslee, Governor

Cyrus Habib, Lieutenant Governor

Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State

Duane Davidson, Washington State Treasurer

Pat McCarthy, State Auditor

Bob Ferguson, State Attorney General

Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands

Chris Reykdal, Supt. of Public Instruction

Mike Kreidler, Insurance Commissioner

Mary Yu, State Supreme Court Justice Pos. 1

Barbara Madsen, Supreme Court Justice Pos. 5

Charlie Wiggins, Supreme Court Justice Pos. 6

State Legislature

Cindy Ryu State Representative, Pos. 1

Ruth Kagi, State Representative, Pos. 2

King County Court

Nicole Gaines-Phelps, Superior Court Pos. 14

David Keenan, Superior Court Pos. 26

Johana Bender, Superior Court Pos. 28

Helen Halpert, Superior Court Pos. 31

Steve Rosen, Superior Court Pos. 33

John McHale, Superion Court Pos. 43

Cathy Moore, Superior Court Pos. 44

Kristen Richardson, Superior Court Pos. 52

Mariane Spearman, Superior Court Pos. 53

Lisa Paglisotti, West District Pos. 1

Gregg Hirakawa, West District Pos. 4

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge

Cindy Larsen Position 3

Measures

State and Regional

I-732 – Tax on Carbon- NO

I-735 – Overturn of Citizens United Decision – YES

I-1433 – Minimum Wage – YES

I-1491 – Extreme Protection Orders – YES

I-1464 concerns campaign finance laws and lobbyists – NO

I-1501 – Penalties for Crimes against Vulnerable

Individuals – YES

Advisory Vote No. 14 – Repealed

Advisory Vote No. 15 – Repealed

SJR No. 8210 – Deadline for redistricting – Approved

Sound Transit Prop. 1 – YES

Local (County /City)

King County

Charter Amendment No. 1 – YES

Nonpartisan Prosecuting Attorney

Charter Amendment No. 2 – YES

Gender-Neutral Language

Seattle Initiative 124 – YES

Initiative 124 concerns health, safety, and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees.

Snohomish County

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 1 – APPROVED

Commission on Human Rights

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 2 – APPROVED

Establishing Office of Public Advocate 

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 3 – APPROVED

County Policy on Nondiscrimination

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 4 – REJECTED

Revising Hearing Examiner System and Appeals

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 5 – APPROVED

Requiring Additional County Council Meetings and Hearings 

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 6 – APPROVED

Revising Procedures for Appointment and Confirmation of Chief Executive Officers

Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 7 – APPROVED

Redistricting Process The Snohomish County Charter Review

Lynnwood Transportation Benefit District

Proposition No. 1 – APPROVED

 

 

Links to Election Results:

Washington Secretary of State 

King County Elections

Snohomish County Election

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2016 Endorsed Candidates

Ballot Drop Boxes:   They are secure and convenient!  Boxes are open 24/7 until 8 p.m. on election day.  No postage is needed – find a drop box near you:  King County    Snohomish County

Federal Office

President – Hillary Clinton
Vice President – Tim Kaine

United States Senate – Patty Murray
Congressional District 2 – Rick Larsen
Congressional District 7 – Pramila Jayapal

State Office
Governor – Jay Inslee
Lt. Governor – Cyrus Habib
Secretary of State – Tina Podlodowski
Attorney General – Bob Ferguson
Commissioner of Public Lands – Hilary Franz
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Chris Reykdal and Erin Jones
Insurance Commissioner – Mike Kreidler
State Auditor – Pat McCarthy

State Legislature
Representative Position 1 – Cindy Ryu

Supreme Court

Justice Position 1: Mary Yu
Justice Position 5: Barbara Madsen
Justice Position 6: Charlie Wiggins

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge

Position 3: Rico Tessandore

 King County Superior Court

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

Seattle West Electoral District Judge

Postion 1: Lisa Paglisotti
Position 2: Gregg Hirakawa

Statewide Initiatives 

Initiative Measure Initiative 1433 – YES
concerns labor standards
Initiative Measure No. 1464 – YES
concerns campaign finance laws and lobbyists.
Initiative Measure No. 1491 – YES
concerns court-issued extreme risk protection orders temporarily preventing access to firearms.
Initiative Measure No. 1501 – YES
concerns seniors and vulnerable individuals.
Initiative Measure No. 732 – YES
concerns taxes
Initiative Measure No. 735 – YES
concerns a proposed amendment to the federal constitution

Advisory Votes
Advisory Vote No. 14 – MAINTAINED
House Bill 2768
Advisory Vote No. 15 MAINTAINED
Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2778

Proposed Amendments to the State Constitution
Senate Joint Resolution No. 8210 – APPROVED
concerns the deadline for completing state legislative and congressional redistricting.

LOCAL (COUNTY/CITY)

King County
Charter Amendment No. 1 – NO
Nonpartisan Prosecuting Attorney
Charter Amendment No. 2 – YES
Gender-Neutral Language

Seattle Initiative 124 – YES
Initiative 124 concerns health, safety, and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees.

Snohomish County
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 1 – APPROVED
Commission on Human Rights
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 2 – APPROVED
Establishing Office of Public Advocate
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 3 – APPROVED
County Policy on Nondiscrimination
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 4 – APPROVED
Revising Hearing Examiner System and Appeals
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 5 – APPROVED
Requiring Additional County Council Meetings and Hearings
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 6 – APPROVED
Revising Procedures for Appointment and Confirmation of Chief Executive Officers
Snohomish County Charter, Prop # 7 – APPROVED
Redistricting Process The Snohomish County Charter Review

Lynnwood Transportation Benefit District
Proposition No. 1 – REJECTED
Sales and Use Tax for Transportation Improvements 

 

 

Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) – what is a PCO?

Want to get more involved with the Party?

Run to become a precinct committee officer (PCO), the Democratic representative for your precinct!

Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are the lifeblood of the grassroots efforts of the Washington State Democrats. PCOs engage and organize their neighbors, they get out the vote to elect and keep good Democrats in office, and they vital to the efficient running of the Legislative District Democratic Organizations.

PCOs are the building block of the Democratic Party. They are the grassroots organizing base for all of our activities.

If you are unsure which precinct you are in you can use the precinct finder tools for King and Snohomish Counties and check the 32nd PCO list on the 32nd PCO info page –click here.

 

What does a PCO do?

PCOs play an important role in electing Democrats. It’s their job to get to know their neighbors, educate undecided or swing voters, and make sure Democrats are registered to vote. Before Election Day, they work to turn out voters.

All this hard work adds up to precinct-by-precinct victories and the election of Democratic candidates. This is what grassroots politics is all about!

Download our PCO Brochure.

PCOs are also a central part of their local Democratic organization. They elect Party leadership, help fill vacancies in elected office, and lead their precinct caucus every two years. Becoming active with your local Democratic organization will make you a more effective PCO.

How to become a PCO

There are two ways to become a PCO – election by the voters in your precinct, or appointment by your local Democratic Party organization.

Election

Democratic voters in each precinct will elect PCOs in August Primary. A candidate who runs unopposed will be automatically elected; contested elections will appear on the primary ballot.  PCOs elected in August  will take office on December 1st. 

Find your County Elections office.

Appointment

Local Democratic Party organizations have the right to appoint PCOs to fill any seats left vacant – either because no one filed to run, or because the elected PCO has stepped down. If your precinct is vacant, the Chair of your local Democratic Party organization can appoint you to serve as an “appointed” PCO starting immediately!

If your precinct already has a PCO, the Chair of your local Party organization can appoint you as an “acting” PCO for a precinct that you do not live in. Note that Acting PCOs do not have PCO voting rights.

King County PCO Application

Snohomish County PCO Application

http://www.wa-democrats.org/local/pco