Dear Fellow Democrat,
I’m writing to urge you to participate in the upcoming reorganization of the 31st Legislative District Democrats. Please join us on Saturday, January 12, 11:00am, at the East Pierce Fire & Rescue Station #118 (10105 24th St E, Edgewood).
Our democracy remains under attack from Republicans who do everything in their power to suppress the will of the people. Democracy requires participation.
You do not have to be a PCO or a member to become an officer of our organization, so this is your opportunity to participate, to run for a leadership position, and to help us set the local agenda for next year and the crucial 2020 presidential election.
The 2018 mid-term election resulted in Democrats winning the 8th Congressional District for the first time since the district was created. This is a BIG victory, one we all worked hard to achieve, and we can take pride in the accomplishment of a goal long sought after. But a look at the results by county reveals that Dr. Schrier actually did better east of the mountains than she did in Pierce County, a significant part of which is made up of precincts in our 31st Legislative District.
While we gained 12 points in Pierce over 2014 results, it was not enough to turn our home district blue. These results are reflected in the disappointing losses of our wonderful 31st district legislative candidates. We must work harder to reach out to local communities whose voices are still not being heard. We have made significant gains, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us.
One of the ways that you can support our work to elect qualified, competitive candidates is to become a member of the 31st Legislative District Democrats. It’s easy! You can fill out a membership form at any of our meetings (including the re-organization in January) and pay your $31 dues at the door, or you can become a member online here. Dues-paying members have voting privileges at our general meetings (held every 4th Wednesday at the Edgewood Fire Station) for the 2019 calendar year, and the money collected goes toward spreading Democratic values in our area through education, organization, and outreach, and supporting qualified Democrats running for local office.
I look forward to seeing you in 2019 and to hearing your ideas about how we can achieve Democratic victories and send representatives to Olympia who will pass laws that reflect our shared values.
Brian Gunn, Chair
31st Legislative District Democrats