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Monthly Meeting and Upcoming Calendar Events

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
General Membership Meeting
6 p.m. Social Hour
7 p.m. Meeting Starts

Presentation about Unions by
Joe Kendo
, Director of Government Affairs for the Washington State Labor Council
 
Candidates' presentations and consideration for endorsement by 31st LD Democrats
 


We will also be talking about:
Sunday May 31, 2015  1/2 Day Workshop:
We will detail 31st LD changes including identifying ways we can continuously grow a successful 31st LD organization:

  • Bring in more time contributors to the organization.
  • Engage a full cross-section of local interest groups.
  • Keep people involved with elections and initiatives.
  • Identify new potential office holders.
  • Register voters at the right time before elections.
  • Reach everyone in the LD multiple times every cycle.
  • Craft strong emotional local place based messages
  • Reach all age groups
  • Identify infrastructure that helps us connect and inform
  • Improve our processes supporting democratic activities
  • Build strong local democratic neighborhoods/communities
The workshop will be at the Marion Grange Hall,
26818 Sumner Buckley Hwy Buckley, WA 98321
Workshop will begin at 11am and finish by 4:30pm
 
If you wish to participate in the workshop, contact Mark Boswell at mmb74bos@comcast.net 


Location: East Pierce Fire & Rescue Station #11
18421 Veterans Memorial Dr E., Bonney Lake
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Message from Mark Boswell
Chair of the 31st District Democrats
Please click here to read my full letter, but in the meantime, we'd like to invite you to join the 31st District Democrats now!

Please take the time to fill out our
membership form and return it with your contribution.

  • Dues-paying members have a voice and vote at our general meetings
  • Dues support our website, newsletter and other forms of communication
  • Payments for meeting locations and materials including signage and brochures
  • Dues help sponsor summer booths at local area fairs where we invite you to meet your neighbors

You are always cordially invited to join us for our
General Meetings. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month at East Pierce Fire & Rescue #11, 18421 Veterans Memorial Dr. E., Bonney Lake, WA 98391. Our meetings bring elected officials and regional experts to the 31st to meet with local voters and hear their concerns. Our monthly meetings provide a forum for Democratic candidates running for positions at all levels.

We represent the Democratic Party—we share your values.
Please renew your membership today!

Washington State Democrats' 2016 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan

A draft of the Washington State Democrats' 2016 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan was approved by the Washington State Democratic Central Committee Rules and Affirmative Action Committees at meetings held on March 14th. Once this plan is finalized, it will determine how Washington State's votes for the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee are allocated and will be used for the selection of delegates and alternates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

To view the plan and leave comments on it in advance of final passage, visit
this link.

The Washington State Democratic Central Committee will meet to consider public comments and formally approve this plan on April 18th in Pasco.

Current Articles


WORKERS' RIGHTS

At the Washington State Democrats' reorganization meeting in January, representatives from the labor community spoke to the assembled committee members about efforts underway to turn Washington into a "Right To Work For Less" state.

Take a look at the following linked article to learn more about how we can uphold workers' rights in this state, and ensure safe workplaces for all.

SUPPORT OIL TRAIN SAFETY BILL

In this past month alone, an oil train exploded in West Virginia, an oil refinery exploded in California, and an oil train derailed in Ontario, Canada; there have been four additional oil spills in North Dakota. We have to take action NOW to improve oil train safety in Washington State. Read the article, support the bill.


Climate Change

See updated information at 
350.org and earth-policy.org
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:

350.org
Earth Policy Institute
The Progressive Populist
Hightower Lowdown

The American people deserve a Congress that worries less about helping big banks and more about helping regular people who have been cheated on mortgages, credit cards, on student loans and on credit reports.
Elizabeth Warren, U. S. Senator from Massachusetts

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