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Upcoming February 22nd Meeting

The next opportunity to meet with the 31st Dems is February 22 for our General Meeting. This meeting will be held at the Edgewood Fire Stn, starting at 7pm (doors open at 6pm for our social hour).

Our special guest is Marcie Maxwell, former State Representative from the 41st District. The title of her presentation is "Perspectives on Politics, Policies, Budgets...and McCleary"

The fire station is located at 10105 24th St E, Edgewood, WA 98371. That is where we hold our general meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month. We hope to see you there!

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Message from Brian Gunn
Chair of the 31st District Democrats

On behalf of the 31st District Democrats, I want to extend a warm welcome to both new and returning members who attended our re-organization meeting on January 7 and our open house and pizza party on January 25. At the open house, volunteers joined with committee chairs to take the first solid steps toward the organized activism that will be needed in the coming days and years. Some of our members went as far as Washington, D.C., to join the alternate inauguration, while many here at home joined peaceful demonstrations in solidarity with millions of others across the nation and the world.  It is clear that folks here are ready to get to work to resist and defeat the regressive policies and politics of the new administration.

Here in the 31st District, we will have both a State House and a State Senate seat up for special election in 2017. Control of our state legislature hinges on these races, and winning locally will help us regain the momentum that will take back the U.S. Congress and the White House. We are actively recruiting candidates for both of these positions, because one thing is painfully clear: you will lose exactly 100% of the battles you do not fight. We will find candidates to run who support our progressive values, we will muster our resources to help them run competitive campaigns, and no one will be able to say that we did not do everything possible to win.

To achieve victories, we will need to recruit more Precinct Committee Officers and train them to use tools like VoteBuilder and social media to carry the Democratic message to their neighbors. We will host fundraising events and we will put out a call for donations and volunteers from solidly blue areas to let them know that Democratic control of the Washington State Senate starts right here in the 31st District.

I know and trust that you are with me in this fight, and I look forward to a successful year.

Brian Gunn, Chair
31st Legislative District Democrats

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Then, help any way you can. 
One way is to vote and help others to vote.
Act now to stop inevitable extinction.

The following links provide useful information:

Earth Policy Institute
The Progressive Populist
Hightower Lowdown

When it can be said by any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend because I am the friend of happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government.
Thomas Paine, "Rights of Man," 1791

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