13. November 2022 · Comments Off on Ag and Rural Caucus Call to Meeting, June 2022 · Categories: Committee News, Recent Events

Ag and Rural Caucus Self-Call To Meeting, June 2022

Water Right Adjudication: Yakima and Nooksack
 06:30 PM 23 June, 2022 

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Water Rights Adjudication: Theory, Yakima Experience, and the Nooksack Anticipation

Mary Verner, theory – Department of Ecology
Tom Ring, veteran of Yakima adjudication
William Clarke, anticipation, Whatcom County, Ag Water Board

“There is a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in.”
“Anthem”
Leonard Cohen

The Ag and Rural Caucus looks for the cracks. We look for the light. We try to go behind the headlines and easy snap phrases to learn how policy really works. And we try to find constructive solutions in the nuances. We try to understand the interests around the table and the details of the issue at hand. Using knowledge and sensitivity we try to lever open the cracks to make something work. Wolf-cattle management in Ferry and Stevens Counties, the Lower Snake River dams, and most water issues are examples of where we have fallen short, but we keep trying.

I am reminded of the Leonard Cohen lyric by a question that came up in our coordination meeting last week. One of our guests asked how we would respond to more technical information. I responded that, while in no way are we experts in water law, we would welcome the opportunity to learn. Had I been more alert I would have more vigorously welcomed insight into how professionals look for the cracks to drive solutions. Water rights adjudication is a rich example of looking for the cracks. In the case of the Yakima River Basin adjudication, it took forty years to find the cracks. Time – forty years – obviously is one way of resolving problems but it is expensive for both the public and water users. Can Ecology and water-rights advocates across the state learn from episode to episode to reduce the decision-making costs, or is each adjudication sui generis, unique?

We are using a “compare and contrast” format for Thursday’s meeting. Mary Verner heads up Ecology’s Water Resources Program, Bill Clarke is an attorney and lobbyist specializing in water and natural resources, and Tom Ring has been with the Yakama Nation’s Water Resource Program and is a veteran of Yakima Basin water issues.

Mary and Bill will have different takes on the adjudication enterprise for the Nooksack and Tom will provide balancing commentary to keep us moving.

This, at least, the plan. Join us. And invite your friends to come in. Please encourage anyone in your circles who might be interested. As always, our meeting are open to everyone.

Don
20 June 2022

A Scarce Resource

How do you divvy up a scarce resource? Like water. There are laws, rules and regulations, and values. Values are ideas like there should be water for endangered salmon, or water to grow food for people, or that water is fundamental to life and should be conserved as a public resource. Then, of course, we have values like having a green lawn in August and a clean car whenever. Not all values are created equal.

Water rights adjudication is application of Washington State Law and Ecology rules. Where do values come in? Clearly, how we value water has changed in the last hundred years. The legislature keeps up with some of this change and adds RCW’s with revised instructions for Ecology. So, is water right adjudication just a mechanical application of law or is there room to grow to accommodate changing values? And by whose authority?

Please do join us on the 23rd. We will talk about water, naturally, but we will also be talking about the kind of society we choose for our grandchildren. We can talk about water as a metaphor for the political choices we make about our collective life. And we can talk about water as the fundament for jobs, families and communities, and not just east of the Cascade crest.

Don
13 June 2022

Lost Your Title?

Ever settle a parent’s estate? Maybe not all the deeds and titles were filed quite where you thought. Maybe you ended up filing a lost title request with the Department of Licensing so you could sell Mom’s old Buick?

This is a little like a water adjudication. The Buick is from 2003 but the estate’s water right dates back to 1893. This is what keeps irrigators in Whatcom County up at night. They are in the very first stage of a comprehensive water right adjudication and farmers are wringing their hands about how to document their great-grandparents’ claim to use water for crops in the late summer when the rains give out. (I can see our friends in Othello shaking their heads worrying about short August rains but the Nooksack does not have Grand Coulee Dam upstream.)

On the 23rd we will take up water right adjudication. Mary Verner from Ecology with give us the theory of water right adjudication, Tom Ring from the Yakima Valley will talk about how the forty-year Yakima Basin process played out, and Bill Clarke from Whatcom County can share what the process looks like as it is just  beginning.

Don
7 June 2022

Water Rights: The Fundamentals

 Let’s start at the beginning. Who has rights to use public waters and how did they get them? This is the business of water right adjudication. And the Department of Ecology, working for the state, is boss. Except that the state is a later comer to claiming jurisdiction, about a hundred years. And except that only the courts can really adjudicate water rights.

Confused? Aside from one-on-one adjudications, there has been only one general basin adjudication, the Yakima. It took forty years. It wrapped up in 2019.  It is known by its court title: Ecology v Acquella.

Next up is the Nooksack (WRIA-01). Are landowners in Whatcom County looking forward to forty years of litigation?

Don


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04. November 2022 · Comments Off on LWV Voter Newsletter 11-2022 · Categories: Announcements, Committee News
Democracy in Action Across Washington State | News from the League of Women Voters of WA

To Do List

  • Make sure to check the status of your ballot at VoteWA.gov. If it’s been rejected or challenged, make sure to cure your ballot by the deadline (11/29) so that it counts!
  • Follow us on social media! You can find us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • This country has waited too long for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to become a part of the Constitution. Over 100 years after (some) women gained the right to vote, women and nonbinary people are still not guaranteed equality under the law. Tell your Senators to Support the Equal Rights Amendment.

Upcoming Events

12.10 SAT | Action Workshop
Learn about what's expected in the upcoming legislative session on the League's key issues from our lobbyist, legislators, and Advocacy Team. Learn more.
        
1.7 SAT | Speak Up School
LWVWA is supporting local Leagues and ally organizations to host workshops called Speak Up Schools. This upcoming Speak Up School people will learn how to give effective testimony. Save the date—more info to come!

Around the League

What are League Members Up To?

The midterm election may be over and the legislative session still weeks away, but the League of Women Voters of Washington is as busy as ever. So, what are League members up to? Here is a short list—we’d love to have you join us!


Voter Services: Midterm Wrap-Up

The League actively worked to empower voters and defend democracy this election season, with both the state and local Leagues holding election forums and debates so voters could hear from the candidates themselves.


Celebrating Karen Verrill’s Commitment to Civic Education 

At the 2021 Convention, the League of Women Voters of Washington awarded Karen Verrill the Evergreen Award for her tireless commitment to civic education. 


Coalition Updates

Fix Democracy First Speaks Out on Corporate Money in Washington’s Elections

The LWVWA’s coalition partner Fix Democracy First spoke with the Spokesman Review about the money four of WA’s largest public companies contribute to elections and the impact those contributions have on our state’s politics.

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03. November 2022 · Comments Off on DNC BPI Newsletter November 2022 · Categories: Announcements

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Hello Democrats,  

Election Day is less than a week away! That means that GOTV is upon us! It is our hope that you find this month’s resources to be helpful as you prepare to ensure our base of voters, go out and vote through your GOTV efforts. 

As always, thank you for all of the work you do to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

Onward,  
Best Practices Institute


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

DNC Talent Bank
The DNC Talent Bank is a resource to help state parties and campaigns find the best applicants for a wide range of positions, from field organizers to digital directors to communications staff, and more. 

If you are interested in pursuing a campaign position, please sign up for the DNC Talent Bank in order to receive information on available positions and other career opportunities. All levels of experience and fields of interest are encouraged to apply.

BPI Hiring Update – Deputy Training Director
We are hiring here at the Best Practices Institute! If you know someone who would be a great candidate to join the team as the Best Practices Institute’s Deputy Training Director have them apply with their resume HERE.


TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

November Activist Challenge

Our monthly Activist Challenge is designed to build infrastructure for Democratic campaigns and organizations through grassroots engagement. Are you ready to accept the challenge, and help elect Democrats up and down the ballot?!

1, Get out the vote from home

2. Knock doors in battleground states (these are intake forms;

Once you’ve completed the challenge, take a selfie and create a post on social media that includes the following information:

  • Your state or territory 
  • A brief explanation of how you completed this month’s challenge
  • The hashtag “#BPItraining” 
  • And don’t forget to tag “@TheDemocrats

BPI Spotlight Training
The Spotlight Training portion of the BPI Newsletter will highlight specific trainings that cover skills and concepts that are core to our work and ask you to revisit those trainings in our BPI Victory Vault. The trainings spotlighted in each month’s challenge will correlate to skill building that we believe is most relevant to the timeframe in which it is recommended, allowing participants to put their new knowledge to work right away.

 After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will urge you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups. Happy training to all the amazing Democrats stepping up to run for office, and those who are continuously working to support their campaigns! You must register for Victory Vault access to review these materials.

BPI Victory Vault

The BPI Victory Vault contains on-demand training resources, tailored toward volunteers, community organizers, activists, and campaigns, which cover a variety of grassroots organizing skills. The BPI Victory Vault continues to grow, with new additions added periodically as resources become available. New members are added each Wednesday, and you must use a gmail account to register in order to access the BPI Victory Vault Google Drive folder. Check out our BPI Victory Vault instructions if you have trouble accessing the BPI Victory Vault once you receive your email invitation.

The BPI Victory Vault resources are meant for educational purposes only. BPI Victory Vault materials are not downloadable or shareable. Any individual interested in viewing the BPI Victory Vault resources must complete the application in order to request access. We reserve the right to remove individuals from any and all BPI resources in the event of inappropriate use.


ABOUT THE BPI

Best Practices Institute

The Best Practices Institute (BPI) is the shared training department of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC). The BPI delivers training to activists and volunteers, party leaders and staff, students and youth organizers, candidates and campaign staff, constituency caucus members and community leaders, and so many more! 

BPI training topics range from field organizing to digital mobilization, data to finance, communications to compliance, and leadership development to movement building, just to name a few.

Through this vast expansion of training programs, the new BPI is building and strengthening the Democratic Party infrastructure to ensure success for years to come!


CONNECT WITH US 

  • Text “Training” to 43367 to stay updated on BPI training opportunities, and other insider DNC news! (By texting 43367, you are consenting to receive recurring and/or automated text messages and calls from the DNC. Text STOP to stop, HELP for Help. For SMS, msg & data rates may apply. Democrats.org/privacy-policy)
  • Check us out on social media by searching #BPItraining– and don’t forget to tag us in all of your training and volunteer activities! 
  • Want to be part of an online community of Democrats, get involved at the local level, and stay up to date on events happening in your state? Click HERE to join one of our many DNC Facebook groups!

Happy Training! 

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07. October 2022 · Comments Off on LWV Voter Newsletter 10-2022 · Categories: Uncategorized
Democracy in Action Across Washington State | News from the League of Women Voters of WA

To Do List

  • Make sure your friends, family, and neighbors are ready to vote! Send them to VOTE411.org to help them learn about the voting process, what’s on their ballot, and candidate responses to questions. It works everywhere in the US!
  • Want to learn more about the candidates? Check out one of the many candidate debates and forums happening this month!
  • Not sure how to address election misinformation? LWVWA has put together quick and easy infobits you can refer to whenever an election question comes up—make sure to bookmark it on your PC and phone.

Upcoming Events

10.21 FRI | Ballot Drop
This is the start of the 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.
        
10.23 SUN | Secretary of State Candidate Debate, 3:30p.m.
The debate between candidates for Washington Secretary of State, Julie Anderson and Steve Hobbs, will be held at Gonzaga University. The debate will be aired and recorded for viewing by voters throughout the state (see TVW and area public broadcasters for times) and a recording will be posted on lwvwa.orgSubmit Questions and Get Tickets
10.23 SUN | Senate Candidate Debate, 5p.m.
The debate between Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley will be held at Gonzaga University. The debate will be aired and recorded for viewing by voters throughout the state (see TVW and area public broadcasters for times) and a recording will be posted on lwvwa.orgSubmit Questions and Get Tickets
        
10.31 MON | Deadline for Online and Mail-in Voter Registration
Online and mail registrations must be received 8 days before Election Day. Register to vote in person during business hours and any time before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
        
11.8 TUE | General Election
Deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Registered voters can go to the VoteWA website to find their nearest drop box location based on the address where you are registered to vote (click on "Drop Box and Voting Center Locations" to see your options). You can also access individual county election websites to find ballot drop boxes, get information about voting, and request assistance with voting. 

Around the League

Power Up for Democracy

It’s time to consider how we can use our individual and collective power to effectively move our mission of empowering voters and defending democracy forward.


Save the Date! Action Workshop & Speak Up School

Add these dates to your calendar today. You won’t want to miss our Action Workshop on 12/10/22, and Speak Up School on 1/7/23. More details regarding times and locations coming soon.


Join the Board and See the State 

There are many excellent reasons to join the LWVWA board. But there’s also a “hidden” reason: you will be able to visit various local Leagues and see the sights of our state.

Join Your Local League
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Support the League
We're able to continue our mission of empowering voters and defending democracy because of support from folks like you. Show your support by donating to the League of Women Voters of Washington right now!
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04. October 2022 · Comments Off on DNC BPI Newsletter October 2022 · Categories: Announcements

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Hello Democrats,  

We are officially 34 days away from Election Day, which means that there is less than a month until GOTV begins! It is our hope that you find this month’s “spotlight training” to be helpful as you prepare to ensure our base of voters, go out and vote through your GOTV efforts.

Onward,  
Best Practices Institute


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

DNC Talent Bank
The DNC Talent Bank is a resource to help state parties and campaigns find the best applicants for a wide range of positions, from field organizers to digital directors to communications staff, and more. 

If you are interested in pursuing a campaign position, please sign up for the DNC Talent Bank in order to receive information on available positions and other career opportunities. All levels of experience and fields of interest are encouraged to apply.

BPI Hiring Update – Training Associate
We are hiring here at the Best Practices Institute! If you know someone who would be a great candidate to join the team as the Best Practices Institute’s Training Associate, have them apply with their resume HERE.


TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Rural Strong Training Series
The DNC is excited to launch the Rural Strong Campaign! The Rural Strong training series will cover Messaging, Grassroots Organizing, GOTV, and Organizing Tools throughout the five-part training series. Join the upcoming session on Saturday, October 15th at 12pm ET HERE

September Activist Challenge
Our monthly Activist Challenge is designed to build infrastructure for Democratic campaigns and organizations through grassroots engagement. Are you ready to accept the challenge, and help elect Democrats up and down the ballot?!

As many states are either heading into GOTV, or already in GOTV mode, your Activist Challenge from now until Election Day is to help us win in November by doing the following: 

  • Sign up for, and complete, an in-person or virtual volunteer shift. Find a phonebank or textbank at events.democrats.org (bookmark these sites, and check back regularly for new volunteer opportunities)!
    • Ask three friends to register for the event with you and commit to joining you in helping to elect Democrats at all levels this cycle! 
  • Every week, find 5 friends to check in with, (via text, call, social media message, etc.), and make sure they 1) are registered to vote, and 2) have a voting plan.
    • Bookmark and share iwillvote.com to help your friends and family make their voting plan! 
    • Make time to research your state’s voting laws, and stay updated on any voting changes, so you can help educate fellow Democrats on the voting process this year. 

Once you’ve completed the challenge, take a selfie and create a post on social media that includes the following information:

  • Your state or territory 
  • A brief explanation of how you completed this month’s challenge
  • The hashtag “#BPItraining” 
  • And don’t forget to tag “@TheDemocrats

BPI Spotlight Training
The Spotlight Training portion of the BPI Newsletter will highlight specific trainings that cover skills and concepts that are core to our work and ask you to revisit those trainings in our BPI Victory Vault. The trainings spotlighted in each month’s challenge will correlate to skill building that we believe is most relevant to the timeframe in which it is recommended, allowing participants to put their new knowledge to work right away.

After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will encourage you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups.

Spotlight Training: GOTV (Get Out The Vote)

After reviewing these “spotlight” trainings, we will encourage you to share and implement what you have learned within your local Democratic organizations and groups. Happy training to all the amazing Democrats stepping up to run for office, and those who are continuously working to support their campaigns! You must register for Victory Vault access to review these materials.

BPI Victory Vault

The BPI Victory Vault contains on-demand training resources, tailored toward volunteers, community organizers, activists, and campaigns, which cover a variety of grassroots organizing skills. The BPI Victory Vault continues to grow, with new additions added periodically as resources become available. New members are added each Wednesday, and you must use a gmail account to register in order to access the BPI Victory Vault Google Drive folder. Check out our BPI Victory Vault instructions if you have trouble accessing the BPI Victory Vault once you receive your email invitation.

The BPI Victory Vault resources are meant for educational purposes only. BPI Victory Vault materials are not downloadable or shareable. Any individual interested in viewing the BPI Victory Vault resources must complete the application in order to request access. We reserve the right to remove individuals from any and all BPI resources in the event of inappropriate use.


ABOUT THE BPI

Best Practices Institute

The Best Practices Institute (BPI) is the shared training department of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC). The BPI delivers training to activists and volunteers, party leaders and staff, students and youth organizers, candidates and campaign staff, constituency caucus members and community leaders, and so many more! 

BPI training topics range from field organizing to digital mobilization, data to finance, communications to compliance, and leadership development to movement building, just to name a few.

Through this vast expansion of training programs, the new BPI is building and strengthening the Democratic Party infrastructure to ensure success for years to come!


CONNECT WITH US 

  • Text “Training” to 43367 to stay updated on BPI training opportunities, and other insider DNC news! (By texting 43367, you are consenting to receive recurring and/or automated text messages and calls from the DNC. Text STOP to stop, HELP for Help. For SMS, msg & data rates may apply. Democrats.org/privacy-policy)
  • Check us out on social media by searching #BPItraining– and don’t forget to tag us in all of your training and volunteer activities! 
  • Want to be part of an online community of Democrats, get involved at the local level, and stay up to date on events happening in your state? Click HERE to join one of our many DNC Facebook groups!

Happy Training! 

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23. September 2022 · Comments Off on Doug White Insider 9-23-2022 · Categories: Committee News, Elections

INSIDER

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022


Campaign Kickoff

The Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce recently held a lunch for Newhouse; I got no time. They scheduled a candidate forum, but canceled it. They’re holding an “elected” leader’s reception and I am shut out again. 

Tri Dec, as I understand, has actively helped organize rallies for Newhouse and sent emails that support him. 

PNNL – which I have the highest level of respect for, has complaints shared with my campaign of officials using their staff contact lists to distribute pro Newhouse messages that seem too political to be acceptable communications. 

We expect the Tri Cities Chamber, Tri Dec and PNNL to always operate in the best interest of the community. It then becomes important to ask, why are they going to such lengths to promote a single candidate? 

What makes it more difficult to understand is that Newhouse’s record shows that he has done little for the Tri Cities. He votes against unions, he has abused workers’ trust at Hanford on issues of Covid, he has written legislation to slow our move to carbon free energy and the money that comes in to fund Hanford Cleanup and PNNL comes from the work of our Senators. 

This is an injustice to the people of the Tri Cities. This is how the right to vote for the best candidate is systematically taken away from us. Big money, cronyism and abuse of authority. Do not stand for it! 

As I mentioned in the previous newsletter, I had the opportunity to chat with the people in Omak via the KOMW Okanogan Talk Radio!
If you missed it live, you can listen to it on Youtube to know more about my vision for the District and goal I will accomplish for different areas once I get elected.
It was another busy week! It was a great honor to be able to present a scholarship check on behalf of the Democrats of Douglas and Chelan counties to Fiestas Mexicanas! Two deserving, recipients will share the prize.
In other news, our campaign for the midterm election officially kicked off on the 16th in Methow Valley and on the 20th in Tri-Cities. I am so grateful for anyone who came and continues to support our journey to victory. Grassroots efforts are how we make changes and restore true Democracy that has been backsliding due to damages caused by Republican congressional members, including Dan Newhouse himself. How can we improve the community as a whole if our incumbent district representative has voted against expanding veteran benefits, against multiple health care Acts, and against infrastructure development and working labor benefits? District 4th deserves to have the right leader with full transparency and represent our voices above party in Congress to bring enough of our tax dollars to defend this country and invest in ourselves. We need someone with the right set of priorities. I believe I have the right mindset and skills to deliver.
I am ready to make a change. I hope I have your vote.

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We are Phone Banking every Tuesday and Thursday from now till the election. Canvassers are needed, please contact us to sign up in your county or area. We will provide all you need. Text banking is coming soon! Please check out the events page for Get Out the Vote event near you!


Our upcoming campaign events in Kennewick, Methow Valley, and Yakima are the perfect opportunity to meet Doug and hear his vision for our district directly from him.

  • Oct. 1: Weekend of Action Day 110:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Yakima County Democrats Office, 402 S 3rd St, Yakima)
  •  Oct 02: Weekend of Action Day 2 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Fruitland Park, Kennewick, 407 N Fruitland St, Kennewick, WA)

Can’t make it to an event? Please consider contributing to Doug’s campaign as we enter the final weeks of the election!

See you on the campaign trail,
Team Doug

We need volunteers! Phone banking, Texting, Canvassing, Letter writing and so much more. Join us now for Blue in ’22.

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¡¡Necesitamos voluntarios! Llamadas telefónicas, mensajes de texto, campañas de publicidad, escribir cartas y mucho más. Únase a nosotros ahora para la democracia en ’22.


20. September 2022 · Comments Off on Doug White Kickoff September 20, 2022 · Categories: Elections, Recent Events

Doug White has made it through the Primary and is moving on to the General! Please join us in Kennewick on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 PM to kick off this next stage of Doug’s Campaign for Congress. We would love to see you there! 

Doug is a fourth-generation Central Washington farmer, born and raised in Yakima. He is running because he was taught right from wrong and to live by the golden rule and like many of us he is angry at how our politicians have neglected Central Washington’s needs, such as water, immigration, and infrastructure.

Doug was victorious in the primary election and is now facing Dan Newhouse in the general election. It is critical that we come together and support Doug as we enter this next stage of the campaign. Doug’s general election campaign kickoff event in the Tri-Cities is a great opportunity to learn more about the campaign, hear from Doug on the issues, and meet with fellow supporters. I have attached the full invitation to this email. Here are the details on when to join and how to RSVP:

Join us for Doug White’s Campaign Kickoff in the Tri-Cities

Date: Tuesday, September 20th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Moonshot Brewing

Address: 8804 W Victoria Ave #140, Kennewick, WA 99336

RSVP by registering at this link or emailing Max@dougwhite4congress.us

If you can’t make in person but would like to learn more about Doug or support his campaign, you can join us for Doug’s Virtual General Election Campaign Kickoff on September 26th at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/s/86436923073

Doug White for Congress
PO Box 9674
Yakima, WA 98909
United States

Doug White is running to represent Washington’s 4th Congressional District in Congress. To support his campaign, make a one-time donation or sign on as a monthly recurring donor.

Email is the best way for our grassroots movement to stay in touch, but if you need to, you can unsubscribe here: (Unsubscribing is not supported in previews).

Do you want to help build the power we need to send Doug to Congress? Forward this email to a friend, neighbor or colleague and follow the campaign on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

18. September 2022 · Comments Off on Doug White Door Knocking September 18 · Categories: Elections, Recent Events

Door Knocking Yakima!
Sunday September 18th!
11 - 3pm
Rally point Yakima Dems Office
402 S 3rd St, Yakima, WA 98901 

Wanted!

  • Door knockers: 3 hours shifts or any other time limit you can. Meet at Rally point
  • Drivers: Pace cars to drive behind door knockers and make sure they are safe, have literature and water.

¡Se busca!

  • Tocadores de puerta: Turnos de 3 horas o cualquier otro límite de tiempo que puedas. Nos vemos en el punto de encuentro
  • Conductores: Conducen los coches detrás de los tocadores de puerta y se aseguran de que estén seguros, tengan literatura y agua.


We need volunteers! Phone banking, Texting, Canvassing, Letter writing and so much more. Join us now for Blue in ’22.

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¡¡Necesitamos voluntarios! Llamadas telefónicas, mensajes de texto, campañas de publicidad, escribir cartas y mucho más. Únase a nosotros ahora para la democracia en ’22.

16. September 2022 · Comments Off on Doug White Insider 9-16-2022 · Categories: Committee News, Elections

INSIDER

SEPTEMBER 16, 2022


The Right Priorities

I see a future for Central Washington when others do not. I see our water projects finished, immigration reform enacted, wages rising, community centers thriving and our energy needs being met. Some call this pie in the sky, but I call it good math.

You see, there is money to do all these things, it is our money! What we have been told is that any money spent on us or our district is wasteful and is going to raise the deficit and destroy our economy. What they don’t tell you is that our government officials can redirect money to different priorities without raising taxes or the deficit, they just don’t think we are a priority.

What do they support instead of us? They supported increasing our deficit by eight trillion dollars during the last administration with nothing coming to us. They back policies that lost us precious foreign markets and our economy billions of dollars. They backed reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% thereby slashing our federal tax revenue by over a trillion dollars and passing the burden to us!

There is enough of our tax dollars to defend this country and invest in ourselves. We need someone with the right set of priorities.

It was another busy week! I went from Omak for the Okanogan County Fair across to Nespelem for an interview. Stopped for a radio show then headed south to Bingen for the annual Huckleberry Festival and parade. Then I went to Pasco on Saturday for the Fiery Food Festival. The last stop was in Tieton Farm and Creamery where I had such a great time discussing the issue of fresh-water shortage and sharing my vision on how to support our community the most on farming and infrastructure.In between and around all of that I was talking to people all up and down this district along with city councils and just examining everything myself. This is a beautiful area with so much to give. We should not trust it to those that don’t respect it. Those that refuse to protect us from drought, refuse land management to stop the wildfires, and deny our changing climate while our farmers suffer crop loss. I am ready to make a change. I hope I have your vote.

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We are Phone Banking every Tuesday and Thursday from now till the election. Canvassers are needed, please contact us to sign up in your county or area. We will provide all you need. Text banking is coming soon! Please check out the events page for Get Out the Vote event near you!


Our upcoming campaign events in Kennewick, Methow Valley, and Yakima are the perfect opportunity to meet Doug and hear his vision for our district directly from him.

Can’t make it to an event? Please consider contributing to Doug’s campaign as we enter the final weeks of the election!

See you on the campaign trail,
Team Doug

We need volunteers! Phone banking, Texting, Canvassing, Letter writing and so much more. Join us now for Blue in ’22.

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¡¡Necesitamos voluntarios! Llamadas telefónicas, mensajes de texto, campañas de publicidad, escribir cartas y mucho más. Únase a nosotros ahora para la democracia en ’22.


13. September 2022 · Comments Off on Patty Murray Update 9-13-2022 · Categories: Committee News, Elections

Hi all,

We are officially less than 8 weeks away from Election Day! I am reaching out today to share the latest media updates from the campaign and asking you to help us promote them on your social channels. 

As you likely know, Sen. Lindsey Graham announced this week that he is introducing a nationwide abortion ban. Senator Murray is leading the fight against this effort in DC. Here at home, we are working to make sure voters understand just what is at stake in November. 

To that end, we released a new video today on our social media channels highlighting the danger MAGA Republicans like Tiffany Smiley pose to abortion rights around the country. The video can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok. Sharing this video along with the importance of this election and why we need to protect a woman’s right to choose is the best way to help spread the word about our campaign. You can either reshare our posts, or if you’d prefer, post the video to your own account. The video is available for download here. You can also find suggested language for your posts in this document. 

The campaign also released a new ad this week talking about the dangerous lies Tiffany Smiley and the GOP continue to spread about our democracy. You can see and share that ad here. 

As always, let me know if there are any questions or if you need anything further from the campaign.

Best,
Kate--
Kate Baumgartner
Political Director
People for Patty Murray
kate@pattymurray.com