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2017-18 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization Executive Board 12.14.16

Congratulations to the newly elected board of the 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization. I am deeply honored to be chosen as the continuing chair and thrilled and excited by the wealth of experience, talent and passion reflected in our new board!

Presenting the 2017-18
32nd District Democrats Executive Board and Committee Chairs elected 12.14.16

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President Obama speaking after the election

“We all go forward, with a presumption of good faith in our fellow citizens—because that presumption of good faith is essential to a vibrant and functioning democracy. That’s how this country has moved forward for 240 years. It’s how we’ve pushed boundaries and promoted freedom around the world. That’s how we’ve expanded the rights of our founding to reach all of our citizens. It’s how we have come this far.” —President Obama speaking today in the Rose Garden on bringing our country together after the election: go.wh.gov/WJ48yw

 

Mission and Values

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

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.

**Thanks to the Open Society for sharing

 

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. 

  1. I will respect and listen to those who bring different points of view to the public arena, including those with whom I disagree. 
  1. 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. 

  1. 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. 

  1. 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. 

  1. 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. 

Candidate’s Name______________________________________________________ 

Elective Office__________________________District/Position__________________ 

    Yes, I agree to uphold the “Civility Pledge” in my campaign. 

 

   No, I do not agree to uphold the “Civility Pledge” in my campaign. 

Date______________________Signature___________________________________

 

 

Officers & Contacts

Congratulations to the newly elected board of the 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization. I am deeply honored to be chosen as the continuing chair and thrilled and excited by the wealth of experience, talent and passion reflected in our new board!

Presenting the 2017-18
32nd District Democrats Executive Board and Committee Chairs elected 12.14.16

Chair Carin Chase
1st Vice Chair (King County) Alan Charnley
2nd Vice Chair (Snohomish County) Stephanie Harris
State Committeeman Chris Roberts
State Committeewoman Elaine Phelps
KCDCC Committeeman Jeff Sandys
KCDCC Committeewoman Janet Way
KCDCC Male Alternate Dan Jacoby
KCDCC Female Alternate Jin-Ah Kim
SCDCC Committeeman Ted Hikel
SCDCC Committeewoman Carol McMahon
SCDCC Female Alternate Cindi Jay
SCDCC Male Alternate Mike Arendt
Secretary Dean Fournier
Treasurer Eric Valpey 
Membership Marylou Eckart – Md Eckart
Programs Coordinator Amber King
Legislative Action Sally Soriano, co chair Wesley D. Irwin
Correspondence Kathy Gill
Community Service Marilyn Dauer
Fundraising Mario Brown
Technology Eric Valpey
Affirmative Action Shirley Sutton
Young Democrats Victoria Valentine
Sergeant at Arms Michael Bachety
Parliamentarian Dakota Solberg
PCO Coordination Van Au Buchon
Seniors Issues Advocate Birgit Ages
Labor Liason Liz Brown

 

About the 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization

REDISTRICTING: As of January, 2012, The 32nd Legislative District has been reshaped as part of the statewide redrawing of Legislative District boundaries. We now serve the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, North Seattle, Shoreline and Woodway, as well as certain unincorporated areas in Snohomish County.

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We therefore care about, learn about, participate in, work with, and have (more or less) influence on:

If you want to “take back America”, it starts at the grassroots. Visit for a meeting, or join up as a member.