08. May 2022 · Comments Off on 8th LD May 2022 Call To Meeting · Categories: Recent Events
8th Legislative District
Democratic Central Committee
www.LD8WAState.org

Please join us for the May 12, 2022, 8th LDDCC General Membership Meeting. The Election Committee will be making their first endorsement recommendations for this election cycle and will ask the body to endorse Doug White for Congress and Patty Murray for Senate.

Meeting Notification: 8th LDDCC General Membership Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Zoom Link Provided Below   

Our secretary position remains open and we are seeking a secretary.

Agenda.
1. Call to Order
2. Adopt Agenda
3. March Meeting was taped. No meeting in April. 
4. Chair’s Report 
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Vice Chair’s Report
7. State Committee Members' Reports 
8. Benton County Chair’s Report
9. New Business:
  • Election Committee Endorsement Recommendations.
  • All PCO positions are open in the next election cycle. Please declare your intention to be a Democrat PCO with the Benton County Auditor during the week of May 16-20.
  • Next 8th LDDCC Meeting, Thursday, June 9, 6:30 pm via Zoom. Same Zoom Link.
  • Other Items from the membership
10. Good of the Order
11. Adjourn
12. There will be a brief meeting after the 8th LD meeting for elected and automatic delegates to the State Democratic Convention. A chair needs to be elected and the Chair needs to attend in-person. 

Note: Please sign in on the Chat. Must have motion and second for discussion. Type motion in chat. For/Against limited to 3 each, alternating, in order of hand raise, 1 min limit. Limit Good of Order comments to one minute per speaker. 

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Topic: 8th LD General Membership Meeting
Time: May 12, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  
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21. April 2022 · Comments Off on Franklin County Call-to-Meeting April 2022 · Categories: Announcements, Committee News, Recent Events

Call to Meeting for April 21, 2022

April Regular Business Meeting Details
Thursday, April 21
6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

Click here for the agenda.

Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87557170970
To Participate by Phone 
Dial: 1 (253) 215-8782
Then Dial: 87557170970
Then Dial “#”

Fellow Democrats,

Good afternoon. My name is Jake Dorsey; I’m the second vice-chair of the Franklin County Democrats. It’s a pleasure to meet you (if we’ve met before, hello again!). Before we go further, two things:

1. Please email me at dorsey.jake@gmail.com if any part of this email and its attached agenda stirs concern. I am here to serve you.

2. This meeting is being called by chair Jeffrey Robinson; I’m just writing the email. ^_^

It is a historic moment for us. I use “historic” in the actual sense; Jeffrey Robinson has been our chair for several years now, taking us through a turbulent political era while keeping us focused on improving the lives of the residents of Franklin County.

Now Jeff is retiring to Walla Walla, where he will focus on his health, family and his next moves. We will be looking to seeing where, and with whom, his political mastery turns up next.

In the meantime, we must move forward. Elections for county executives and the District 3 commissioner are headed toward us. Between then and now, we must rally and either put forward, or assist, a Democratic candidate for one of those many offices.

Unfortunately, part of that work comes with a pair of internal elections. We need to fill the shoes Jeff has gracefully exited, and elect a new chair, first vice chair and (eventually) secretary. Please note that because this party election is happening within a chair’s term, elected and appointed precinct committee officers may participate.

I’ve spoken to several people who came highly recommended for the job. That said, if you know someone, or wish to stand for election yourself — now’s the time!With that out of the way, are there other topics you’d like to see brought before the body? Would you like to go back to in-person meetings? Know someone who wants to run against District 3’s gavel-happy commissioner? Once more, email me at dorsey.jake@gmail.com with your thoughts, ideas, concerns, gripes and other text-based points. (Phone calls also welcome after an introduction!)

In service to democracy and the Union.

— Dorsey

21. April 2022 · Comments Off on Badger Club – Public Records Act · Categories: Recent Events

BADGER FORUM THURSDAY, APRIL 21  |  Noon – 1PM

YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: Public Records Act

Open government vs. misuse and abuse

Mike Fancher

Coalition for Open Government

Terry Nealey

Former State Representative

Your right to know what your government is doing is the guiding principle of the Washington State Public Records Act.

Rooted in distrust of government spawned during the civil rights and Vietnam protest era, the law allows anyone to request a public record without stating a reason. It provides exceptions in some cases, but most records are generally presumed to be public information.

The law has often resulted in the exposure of public officials’ misconduct or ineptitude. But it also has allowed some people to abuse the law because of personal vendettas or attempts to cash in on the public agency fines that are allowed under the act.

This struggle between balancing the public’s right to know while avoiding abuses will be the topic of the Columbia Basin Badger Club’s April 21 online forum.

Our speakers will be Mike Fancher, former executive editor of The Seattle Times and a current member of the Washington Coalition for Open Government, and Terry Nealey, who tried to draft legislation addressing abuses of the law while serving in the Legislature from 2009-2019 representing Eastern Washington’s 16th District.

Register HERE for YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW

There is no charge for Badger Club members. Non-members pay $5.00.


COMING MAY 5  |  PEACEMAKER: Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Special time 12:30 PM
Register HERE
20. April 2022 · Comments Off on Doug White Town Hall April 20, 2022 · Categories: Elections, Recent Events

You are invited to the Yakima County Town Hall!

Wed, Apr 20
Hosted by Yakima County Democrats


If you haven’t joined a virtual or in person Town Hall, please consider attending this one!  RVSP to attend the Zoom, or attend in person at the address below.  You don’t have to live in Yakima County to attend- all are invited.

Apr 20, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Yakima County Democrats , 402 S 3rd St, Yakima, WA 98901, USA

20. April 2022 · Comments Off on Fix Democracy First Happy Hour 4-20-22 · Categories: Recent Events
TODAY's Democracy Happy Hour @ 5 pm PT: 
The Politics Industry

Democracy Happy Hour TODAY @ 5 pm PT!

Grab a drink and come hear about the latest democracy news, ongoing efforts to fix democracy, and actions you can take at our weekly Democracy Happy Hour, Wednesdays @ 5 pm PT.

Today's topic for April 20, 2022:
The Politics Industry

Upcoming topics:

  • Apr 27th – Open Discussion – Bring your ideas!
  • May 4th – Tax the Rich: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer w/ Bud Wurtz
  • May 11th – What Divides Rural, Suburban & Urban Politics?
  • May 18th – Ranked Choice Voting: Clark County Campaign w/ FairVote WA
18. April 2022 · Comments Off on TCD April 2022 · Categories: Recent Events
Tri-City Democrats logo

Virtual Ice Cream Social

Zoom Meeting April 8 at 6:00 PM

Hey everyone! 

It’s beginning to be Spring, so maybe a virtual ice cream social is in order. Anyone inclined to hang out and chat with fellow democrats, please do! 

And the Zoom info is:

Topic: Tri-city Democrats Time:

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 819 0060 8085
Passcode: 335996
07. April 2022 · Comments Off on FDF Free the Vote · Categories: Recent Events
Join us for
Free the Vote! Celebrating Voting Rights Restoration in WA
Thursday, April 7th @ 6 pm PT
with Special Guest, Representative Tarra Simmons

Hello Friends, 

April 7 marks one year since Washington restored the freedom to vote to more than 20,000 Washingtonians with past convictions! In a time when some states are trying to silence the voices of its citizens, it is more important than ever to appreciate this historic win. 

Please join Fix Democracy First, Civil Survival and the Voting Rights Restoration Coalition on April 7the @ 6 pm PT to celebrate the passing of this important law.  

We’ll hear from special guest, Representative Tarra Simmons, who was the prime sponsor of this legislation, as well as others who have been impacted. 

This will also be a joyful time for directly-impacted voters to share stories, educate the community about the new law, play Jeopardy to test your voting knowledge, and celebrate with each other!

All registrants are eligible for a FREE t-shirt too!


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05. April 2022 · Comments Off on Women in Office Now Training 2022-04-05 · Categories: Recent Events

Women in Office Now FREE training on April 5 @ 6 pm PT 

The Basics of Running for Office

w/ special guest Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor

Are you thinking about running for office or know someone who is?
WON (Women in Office Now) is a new project of Fix Democracy First Education Fund providing FREE training to help women successfully run for local, state or federal offices. Check out our VIDEO!
Our next training module, as part of a FREE 12 training series, will be on:
April 5th @ 6 pm: Training Module 3
The Basics of Running for Office
• Campaign timeline
• Resources needed to run a successful campaign
• Filing candidacy for office
• Writing a campaign plan
• Next steps
Register HERE for Training Module 3
Did you miss our first two training sessions?
Training 1 - Why Should I Run for Office?
Training 2 - Where to Start? Questions to Ask Yourself
You can view them HERE!

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05. April 2022 · Comments Off on Women in Office Now Training 2022-04-05 · Categories: Recent Events

Women in Office Now FREE training on April 5 @ 6 pm PT 

The Basics of Running for Office

w/ special guest Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor

Are you thinking about running for office or know someone who is?
WON (Women in Office Now) is a new project of Fix Democracy First Education Fund providing FREE training to help women successfully run for local, state or federal offices. Check out our VIDEO!
Our next training module, as part of a FREE 12 training series, will be on:
April 5th @ 6 pm: Training Module 3
The Basics of Running for Office
• Campaign timeline
• Resources needed to run a successful campaign
• Filing candidacy for office
• Writing a campaign plan
• Next steps
Register HERE for Training Module 3
Did you miss our first two training sessions?
Training 1 - Why Should I Run for Office?
Training 2 - Where to Start? Questions to Ask Yourself
You can view them HERE!

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More Upcoming WON Training Topics