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From the Chair

Benton County Democrats Executive Board Meeting July 15


Delivering Results from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


Legislation Committee

Follow the progress of Bills of Interest in this linked chart.

Editor’s Note: In the following announcement our Senator joins Tim Eyman in opposing a tax bill needed to fund public services.

Elections Committee

Daily Presidential Primary Ballot Tracking

Update on Legislative Redistricting

NGPVAN for 2024 Resources

Document on Partisan Endorsements in Nonpartisan Elections

Candidate Index


Good Morning,

The Primary Election will be underway in a couple of days with ballots going out in the mail this Wednesday.  Please find the attached notification of processes and notice of election that will be published in the county’s official newspaper.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Amanda Hatfield
Elections Manager
Benton County Auditor | Elections Division
(509) 737-3931  
Email: amanda.hatfield@co.benton.wa.us
www.bentoncountywa.gov/auditor

Primary Election Notice – Deadlines Canvassing Election

Party Notification of Processes


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If you’ve been thinking about investing in this campaign and grabbing some new merch, now’s the perfect time. We’re giving away a free sticker pack of your choice with your next purchase! Just add a sticker pack to your cart and use the code FREESTICKERS at checkout.

Your support has had a monumental impact in our fight for reproductive freedom, climate action, a fair economy, and so much more.

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The first $6,600/$10,000 from a person/multicandidate committee (“PAC”) will be allocated to Biden for President, with the first $3,300/$5,000 designated for the primary and the next $3,300/$5,000 for the general election. The next $41,300/$15,000 from a person/PAC will be allocated to the DNC. The next $510,000/$255,000 from a person/PAC will be split equally among the Democratic state parties from these states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY. Any additional funds will be allocated to the DNC, subject to applicable contribution limits.

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We sincerely thank you for your help and support.


Folks, last night Donald Trump wrapped up another speech, this time from the Republican convention. It was the same Trump that we know, just on a different night.

He said that he would bring unity. Meanwhile, he stoked the flames of hatred and division.

He said he would bring safety. But he also praised Hannibal Lecter and said he would “round up millions” of people into mass detention camps. (I’m not kidding.)

He said that he would fix things. Do you remember his administration? He only created more mess for the rest of us to clean up.

I don’t mean to be facetious, but bringing people together and getting things done just isn’t in Trump’s DNA. And we can’t afford four more years of it.

Now, I’ve got a whole lot more to say, but first, will you join the millions of Americans who’ve already pitched in to defeat Donald Trump and J.D. Vance? It’s going to take all of us standing together, committing our time, energy, and a few bucks so we win at the ballot box.

Trump’s speech was long. It was rambling. It was unfocused. But it was also really dangerous.

Trump laid out his plans in full form. He wants to ban abortion nationwide, cut Social Security, rip away health care protections, and — this is the God’s honest truth — jack up taxes on working families by an average of $2,500 a year by placing a 10 percent tariff on everything we import, from coffee beans to cars.

Folks, Americans want a president, not a dictator; to keep their freedoms, not give them up.

That’s why, when I’m reelected, I’m going to restore Roe v. Wade as the law of the land. I’ll defend the right to vote, make sure billionaires pay their fair share in taxes, lower the cost of housing, and get weapons of war off our streets.

But most importantly of all, and I give you my word as a Biden: I will always uphold our Constitution and defend our democracy.

Will you pitch in $25 to power our campaign right now? Whatever amount you can manage will help ensure Donald Trump does not win four more years in the White House.

I believe it to my core: There’s nothing beyond our capacity if we stand together.Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Joe

Joe Biden
President of the United States



We sincerely thank you for your help and support.


Folks, last night Donald Trump wrapped up another speech, this time from the Republican convention. It was the same Trump that we know, just on a different night.

He said that he would bring unity. Meanwhile, he stoked the flames of hatred and division.

He said he would bring safety. But he also praised Hannibal Lecter and said he would “round up millions” of people into mass detention camps. (I’m not kidding.)

He said that he would fix things. Do you remember his administration? He only created more mess for the rest of us to clean up.

I don’t mean to be facetious, but bringing people together and getting things done just isn’t in Trump’s DNA. And we can’t afford four more years of it.

Now, I’ve got a whole lot more to say, but first, will you join the millions of Americans who’ve already pitched in to defeat Donald Trump and J.D. Vance? It’s going to take all of us standing together, committing our time, energy, and a few bucks so we win at the ballot box.

Trump’s speech was long. It was rambling. It was unfocused. But it was also really dangerous.

Trump laid out his plans in full form. He wants to ban abortion nationwide, cut Social Security, rip away health care protections, and — this is the God’s honest truth — jack up taxes on working families by an average of $2,500 a year by placing a 10 percent tariff on everything we import, from coffee beans to cars.

Folks, Americans want a president, not a dictator; to keep their freedoms, not give them up.

That’s why, when I’m reelected, I’m going to restore Roe v. Wade as the law of the land. I’ll defend the right to vote, make sure billionaires pay their fair share in taxes, lower the cost of housing, and get weapons of war off our streets.

But most importantly of all, and I give you my word as a Biden: I will always uphold our Constitution and defend our democracy.

Will you pitch in $25 to power our campaign right now? Whatever amount you can manage will help ensure Donald Trump does not win four more years in the White House.

I believe it to my core: There’s nothing beyond our capacity if we stand together.Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Joe

Joe Biden
President of the United States



We sincerely thank you for your help and support.


Elon Musk’s significant financial support for Trump’s campaign is a game-changer. Republicans in Washington are gearing up for a flood of momentum up and down the ballot.

The urgency couldn’t be greater. Conservative extremists would like nothing more than to defeat a brave Democratic woman like Maria Cantwell. We can’t let them do that.

We still need to raise $25,090 by Friday. Your support is crucial in keeping Trump and his Republican cronies’ regressive agenda from taking over in Washington.

Can you rush a donation of $25 or any amount to help us defend Maria in the Senate?

https://go.cantwell.com/a/july-2024

Thank you,

Team Cantwell


Friends of Maria
PO Box 12740
Seattle, WA 98111
United States


This news is alarming. Elon Musk and his allies have launched a super PAC aimed at fueling Donald Trump’s election with $45 million a month. This financial backing will have a significant impact on the outcome of the election and will be felt all the way down the ballot.

We need to act fast.

Voting begins this week and we need to reach Washingtonians right away with Maria’s record of standing up for our values before conservative extremists can try to sway voters.

Our last mid-month fundraising deadline before the primary is Friday and we need to only raise $34,000. Can Maria count on your support now (when it really makes a difference)?

Just this week, a Washington Republican Party leader at the RNC convention declared:

“We will need to get Donald Trump reelected and we’re gonna do so by raising a million dollars in Washington state in the next three months”

We have to take this seriously.

This aggressive funding push by Trump and his allies is a major threat to the Democratic leaders on the frontlines – like Maria.

We’ve seen the disastrous results of GOP takeovers in states like Arizona, Texas, Florida and Idaho. Without strong Democratic leadership in states like Washington to counter their influence – America could become even more dangerous.

Will you donate $25 right now – before Maria’s last, critical mid-month fundraising deadline – to help us stand against Trump and Musk’s influence and defend our values?

Thank you –

Grifynn Clay
Campaign Manager
Maria Cantwell for Senate


Friends of Maria
PO Box 12740
Seattle, WA 98111
United States


Misty “Birdie” Jane Muchlinski will have a fundraiser on June 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Prosser at the home of Cindy Bluemel, 216 Claret Drive.


This just in:

In a recent interview with the Seattle Times, anti-choice Republican Dave Reichert said “we really need to evaluate where the spending in our education system is being applied” and, as an example, criticized Washington for having some of the highest paid teachers…

Yes — Reichert believes that Washington public school teachers are overpaid.

Bob’s mom was a special education public school teacher. Teaching is one of the most important jobs in the state. Teachers deserve our respect and to be paid more, not less. 

This is just the latest example of how Dave Reichert is deeply out of step with the majority of Washingtonians. Here are a few examples:

  • Reichert said “I love Donald Trump’s policies.”
  • Reichert voted multiple times for a national abortion ban that criminalizes doctors.
  • Reichert suggested placing ballot boxes by firing ranges.
  • Reichert denies that humans contribute to climate change.

Reichert is too extreme for Washington. Pitch in now to help Bob defeat him and become Washington’s next Governor.

Washington deserves a Governor who recognizes the impact teachers have on our kids and the future of our state.

Thank you for being a part of this team.

Team Ferguson

P.S. We need to make sure voters know the real Dave Reichert’s extreme values, and Bob’s positive vision for Washington. This is urgent — ballots are in the mail this week. Will you contribute $5 to help us reach voters now?

To give by check:
Bob Ferguson for Governor
PO Box 22169
Seattle, WA 98122

Email us: info@electbobferguson.com


Every week, we file a report showing our campaign’s fundraising totals. So does anti-choice Republican Dave Reichert.

Unfortunately, he just outraised us in June — this is a significant setback.

DATESFergusonReichert
June 2024Raised less ➖Raised more ✅

We can’t afford to be outraised again, Ben. Trump-supporting Dave Reichert is far too extreme to become Washington’s next Governor. That’s why we’re asking for your help to pick up our pace today.

Will you contribute $5 to help us take on Reichert? Voting starts in a matter of days and every contribution will help us reach more voters.

Being outraised is a problem, but we have the opportunity to turn things around. If you donate today, you’ll join thousands of supporters, including grassroots donors in all 39 Washington counties. 

A powerful team like this can do anything — especially if folks come off the sidelines to chip in their first donation and our supporters chip in a bigger amount than they have in the past. 

There’s never been a better time to chip in to support Bob. Please donate now so we aren’t outraised again.

Thank you, 

Team Ferguson

To give by check:
Bob Ferguson for Governor
PO Box 22169
Seattle, WA 98122

Email us: info@electbobferguson.com




The day is finally here: Primary voting begins today!

Over the next two and a half weeks, Washingtonians will cast their votes and place their trust in their candidate for Attorney General. It’s been the honor of a lifetime to run this campaign with you by my side, and this is only the beginning.

I’m so grateful that you’re part of my team — and I’d like to ask for your vote as folks begin to return their ballots.

My incredible staff and volunteers will be managing our GOTV efforts every single day until August 6.

We’re training GOTV captains, running ads to share our hopeful message, and encouraging folks to return their ballots and urge their friends to do the same. And I’ll be on the ground talking to folks in their communities about my commitment to build a stronger, safer, and healthier Washington for all. But to do all of this, we need as many resources as possible.

With your help, we’ll win on Primary Election Day, continue our people-powered campaign to win big in November, and make a difference for Washington.

It would mean a lot to me if you could chip in $10 or more to boost our voter outreach efforts in this final stretch before August 6 now that ballots are out across Washington. Can I count on your support today?

Thank you for everything!

— Nick

Nick Brown for Attorney General
401 2nd Ave S STE 303
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

INFO@NICKBROWNFORAG.COM


We’ll keep this short, but you need to know that voting begins tomorrow across Washington in Nick’s primary for Attorney General!

Our volunteers are working to connect with as many Washingtonians as possible before folks start returning their ballots — and we need your help.

Can you rush a donation today to help our dedicated campaign team reach voters in every corner and county across Washington before all ballots drop?

hank you, and let’s get out the vote!

— Team Nick

Nick Brown for Attorney General
401 2nd Ave S STE 303
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

INFO@NICKBROWNFORAG.COM


Building grassroots strength isn’t just about fundraising.

Everyone has a seat at the table in Nick’s campaign — whether you make monthly donations, share our emails with your friends and neighbors, or spread Nick’s commitment to building safe and healthy communities in Washington on social media.

That’s why today, we’re asking you to follow Nick on X (Twitter)Instagram, and Facebook. Once you do, post about why you’re voting for Nick, and tag the campaign!

Nick’s pages are filled with stories from communities across Washington, throwback photos from his childhood and memories with families and friends, and sound bites from Nick about his plans to fight for abortion rights, address climate change, reduce gun violence, and more.

Nick at Seattle Pride

Nick at Seattle’s Pride Parade — just one of many campaign photos you can find on his social media!

We’d love for you to be part of Nick’s online community on  X (Twitter)Instagram, and Facebook. Together, we can make a real difference for Washington.

Want to double your impact with a donation? We’re just 3 days from the start of primary voting, and your support has never been more important!

See you online!

— Team Nick

Nick Brown for Attorney General
401 2nd Ave S STE 303
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

INFO@NICKBROWNFORAG.COM


I am proudly and loudly a pro-choice Democrat. I sponsored the Reproductive Parity Act in the State Senate, which required all insurance plans in Washington that cover maternity care also cover abortions. It was the top priority for Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice Washington across multiple legislative sessions. I helped ensure it made its way through a complicated legislative process and was signed into law by the Governor.
 
A Planned Parenthood representative said, “The Reproductive Parity Act is a big step for Washington state, and one we are pleased to see move forward after so many years. Senators stood strong and fought back against harmful amendments to ensure that no woman’s pregnancy decision is affected by an inability to pay for care.”

But does my long and documented history of support for reproductive rights matter in the position of Secretary of State? Does it matter in a campaign for city council or mayor? I ask because my Republican opponent believes very strongly that it does. Here he is, photographed in the Spokesman-Review just last year, making that point.


In 2023, as the leader of conservative Christian nonprofit We Believe, We Vote, Dale Whitaker told the Spokesman-Review: “We want to raise up candidates that align with our values. All we want is to have a moral and just society.”
 
We Believe, We Vote’s website states, “The duty of civil government is the protection of innocent human life from conception until natural death” and that “Only marriage between one man and one woman should be protected by civil government because it is the optimal environment for raising children, it is the cornerstone of every other societal institution, it strengthens the social and economic stability of the nation, and it reinforces the God-given, timeless role and priority of the family unit.”
 
I disagree with you, Dale. I believe in every woman’s right to choose, and I believe in any loving couple’s right to marry.
 
Steve
 

By the way, here I am speaking with abortion rights advocates during my years in the State Senate…


Friends of Steve Hobbs · 3309 114th Dr NE · Lake Stevens, WA 98258-8787 · USA


Your primary ballots should be arriving soon – Please VOTE!

Happy 4th of July – You know what’s not in our Constitution….

45 Days, 4,500 road miles; A top ten list of observations.

Trump is guilty; he leads in swing states, and if he wins, our students will pay the price!

BIG NEWS: Team Reykdal secured major endorsements over the weekend!


Friends –

It’s time to take our activism to the next level and take 5 minutes to become a Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) for your local Democratic Legislative District.

This is an important role to connect with neighbors and remind folks that their voices, and their votes, matter. Our democracy is not something we can take for granted — and its strength and ability to deliver as a partner to local businesses and community members depends on each of us exercising our civic engagement muscles.  

I just filed to continue to serve my local neighborhoods as a PCO, and I hope you will too! 

Adelante,

Team Rebecca Saldaña (D)

PO Box 20776
Seattle, WA 98102
United States


Today’s the day – ballots are officially in the mail and should be arriving in voters’ mailboxes by the end of the week! 

It has been an exciting 5 months of campaigning! The Supreme Court ruled on new boundaries for our district; we received key endorsements from community members, labor, PACs, and elected officials; more than 700 people donated to our campaign; and we knocked on thousands of doors. Now, it’s time for the work we’ve done to pay off in the primary! 

Here’s how you can help us in these last few weeks:

  1. Donate to our campaign so we can keep our commercial on the air!
  2. Attend a fundraiser! Email Tessa@BlueWavePolitics.com to find an event near you. 
  3. Volunteer with us! We have door-knocking opportunities all across the district. If you can’t make it to the doors, we also have phone-banking options. 
  4. Vote! Keep an eye out for your ballot – it should be arriving in the next couple days. And don’t forget to send it back in with some time to spare. 

However you choose to support the campaign, we are grateful for your help! 

– Team Beltran

Friends of Maria Beltran (D)
PO Box  2011
Yakima, WA  98907

Platform and Resolutions

The Platform Task Team has proposed a platform update for 2024.

The Platform and Resolutions Committee is starting resolutions work this year.P

For those wishing to propose a resolution, below is a link to a template you can use to craft your resolution.

This is a link to a chart of our current resolutions plan and actions taken.

The following resolutions have been passed by the Central Committee and forwarded to the State party.

The following resolutions have been passed by the State party.

The following resolutions are available for comments as they are being worked on by the committee:

Link to our Rittenhouse Resolution:

This is a link to the current State Party resolutions.


Organization Committee

Blue Dots in Red Sea – Michael Moore’s latest podcast, Young Voters

Benton County Elected Precinct Committee Officers for 2023-2024

Here’s a complete list of all our PCO’s, elected, appointed, and acting:

Benton County Democratic Precinct Committee Officers


Join this Day of Action to Support the NEW 14th LD

Call to Meeting Thursday, July 18 – Includes voting

Opportunities to support Pasco and the LD14

Call to Meeting Thursday, June 20 – including endorsements

Meet and Support Senator Manka Dhingra for Atty. General

Meet and Support Chelsea Dimas Candidate for WA House of Representatives LD14 Position 1

Join Us at These Events and Meetings


4th CD News

Focus on Down-Ballot Races and Newly Registered Voters Drive Democratic Wins

Just Kidding, This Is Anything But Boring

Strength in Unity: Working Together Trumps Division

Biden’s Next Term Could Reshape the Supreme Court and Thwart Project 2025: A Deep Dive into Recent Judicial Rulings and Their Far-Reaching Implication 

Outrageous Spending in Down-Ballot Races: 2024’s Extravagant Political Battlegrounds

Copy of Winning Not Whining

Our Winning Strategy, Stop Whining!

New post in RuralAmericansUnited

Democrats Cure MAGA Cancer: Sunlight


Ag and Rural Caucus

Ag and Rural Caucus for July

Link to last evening’s session. 
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/yhhUXGucTw2hoJVfjV09tqdud5_OB9p1lnTircTim5jj0-_yLGiRKt0zEs3ZDrw.B2LbOWahvljlBz3C

Note special session next Thursday. The session on County Incentives is not on our usual schedule.

Policy Advocacy: Wind and Solar

6:30 pm Thursday 18 July
Agrivoltaics
Chad Higgins
, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences

6:30 pm Thursday 25 July
County Incentives


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85907982157?pwd=MU4vV3E3VGZ5VU02dnhvZjg2b3hKZz09
Paste link into browser.
Sheep and Panels? For Real?
 
Is agrivoltaics for real? Can we actually mix sheep, or vegetables, with solar panels? Chad Higgins, our guest Thursday, will bring us up to date what mixed use is actually installed and what is in the works.

Chad’s day job is with the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State. His research is “probing the spatial characteristics of atmospheric water vapor”. Chad knows the science, and he knows farming.

Chad inspired the agrivoltaics that feature in the Hop Hill project in the Black Canyon region north of Sunnyside. The project is on hold at the moment. The siting was deemed inconsistent with Benton County’s land use regulations.

The Hop Hill presentation  assigns agrivoltaics a central role. Watch its video for a persuasive message.
BrightNight, the developer behind Hop Hill, was an early advocate of agrivoltaics. It correctly understood the issue of taking ag land out of production, and crafted a plan to offset the effects of installing solar panels.

Go to the project presentations and the video and evaluate BrightNight’s plans. Then join us Thursday to discuss the promise of agrivoltaics.
 Don
14 July 2024
Decades to Recover?
 
 So why are we looking at soil quality and agrivoltaics as our first session?

The answer is simple. It has become a graphic talking point used by opponents of solar.

It goes back to last August. Kelly McLain, WSDA,  wrote to EFSEC that the Carriger project just outside Goldendale was on prime agricultural land and that soft soils meant that Carriger would grade and gravel much of the site.

On January 17 Carriger responded saying that the farm ground was not all that good. Besides, Carriger argued,  “the Project’s solar arrays will generally follow existing contours within the MPE, requiring minimal grading…[and] only three percent of the project site would be “new, impervious surfaces”.

Then came the headlines – McLain’s response a week later: “The impacts of the project include ground compaction, gravel additions to meet footing requirements, a long length of time for the project, and reduced opportunity for tillage, photosynthesis, irrigation, grazing, etc. throughout the life of the project… it may take decades for the agricultural viability issues to be remediated.”

This is what made farmers shake their heads, and opponents cheer their new ally.

Chad Higgins will lay out “the rest of story”. Join us.

7 July
Largest Solar Farm in the State
 
 Pre-pandemic, Ormand Hilderbrand and I attended the opening ceremony of the solar installation at Lind…Avista’s Adams Nielson Solar Farm. It was a grand affair with Governor Inslee, Congressman Newhouse, and Senator Schoessler in attendance. It was the largest solar farm in the state at that time, at about 200 acres. Times change.

Our thinking in attending was to assess the ground preparation for the solar panels. Ormand had experience in Sherman County in Oregon of bad performance by the solar developer. There was excess ground leveling and a general desert under the panels. We wanted to see what was happening in Lind.

Lind was different. The ground, taken out of CRP, was undisturbed and the development impact appeared minimal. This was before much attention was paid to soil consequences of solar development. It was a naïve installation.

So, what does it look like today? I visited the site last week and took a photo from the Lind Cemetery, which is surrounded by the solar farm.

Don
2 July 2024
The pre-existing CRP is on the left; panels on right, and cemetery in foreground
July Shift from Briefing to Advocacy
 
Our Policy Briefings shed light on issues affecting rural communities around the state. The idea is to provide you information…the advocacy is up to you. (Of course, there is an advocacy nudge from the topics we choose to cover.)

This July is different. We will have two Policy Advocacy meetings where we advocate a position. This position is in favor of wind and solar installations.

The first Policy Advocacy session is about solar arrays and soil quality, and the consequences of solar installations for agricultural production. 

The second session is about the economic incentives for counties to promote wind and solar installations.

This shift to advocacy for July follows the unfortunate politicization of wind and solar in central and eastern Washington. It does not have to be this way. We have a model in central Oregon  where conservative counties are cheerleaders for wind and solar because of the revenue generated to build local public infrastructure. One goal is to have Washington commissioners to sit down with their Oregon counterparts, compare notes, and discuss what is required for Washington counties to profit from development.


Don
29 June 2024

Our Better Practices roundtable is on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.. Use the link above for 2024.

Our Policy Series is on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Use the link above for 2024


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Ag and Rural Caucus of State Democratic Central Committee
Our mailing address is:
Ag and Rural Caucus
2921 Mud Creek Rd
Waitsburg, WA 99361

Ag and Rural Summer Fun Contest

Summer Fun: “A Rural Democrat…” contest
Progress Report II
 
Jake, Cheryl, Kathie, Diana, Vicki joined.in. Thank you!
 
A rural Democrat lives a rural life — not urban, suburban, exurban.
A rural Democrat practices kindness, empathy, forgiveness, generosity whether they are religious, agnostic, or atheist.
A rural Democrat responds to a neighbor’s need no matter their political, religious or if they are a micro-brew or Buc Light aficionado.
A rural Democrat shows acceptance of all by participating in LGBTQ, Women’s Rights, Health Care For ALL, Veterans…..local events – and if there aren’t any they host them.
a rural Democrat talks to their neighbors
A rural Democrat volunteers beyond the party.
A rural Democrat offers the excess bounty of their garden, freezer and home canned goods to anyone who drops by – including UPS and USPS – and brings what’s left to all and any organizations they support, including the Food Bank.
Rural democrats are veterans too. 
Rural democrats can farm and think at the same time.
Rural Democrats Color Outside Party Lines
Rural democrats favor democracy over autocracy.
Rural Democrats Have Grit (under our nails)
Rural democrats need rifles, not machine guns.
Rural Democrats recycle even when it’s a challenge.
Rural Democrats still wave at oncoming vehicles, give bicyclists plenty of room, and don’t pass on curves.
Rural Democrats work their dogs, not shoot them.
Rural Democrats write strong, pithy LTEs sticking to facts and without resorting to name calling or hate speech.
Rural Democrats: Defiantly Independent 
Rural Democrats: No Zip Code ❤️  All heart
Rural Democrats: The World is A Small Town

Don
10 May 2024
Summer Fun: “A Rural Democrat…” contest
Progress Report
 
So far Rick, Ron, Ann Marie, Glenn and Doug have submitted texts. Keep them coming.
 A Rural Democrat doesn’t wait to be asked, they offer help
Rural Democrats are the OG Americans. (Or original if you don’t feel gangsta enough, lol)
A Rural Democrat knows where their food comes from; the backyard
Rural Democrats are the real party of Lincoln.
A Rural Democrat: my feet on the ground, my eyes on the horizon.
if you farm land in Maga country and still believe in a woman’s right to choose- you might be a rural Democrat!
if you farm land in Maga country and still believe in unions- you might be a rural Democrat!
A Rural Democrat knows that plants like warmth, but they don’t like climate change (this is from Jerrod Sessler, who famously stated while on stage with me that “Climate change can’t be that bad, plants like the heat don’t they”)
Rural Democrats are the fabric that binds this nation together.
Rural Democrats feed America.
Rural Democrats, 40 miles and 40 years from town, closer to the heart of America.
Rural Democrats–tied to the land, connected to the people
A take on Jeff Foxworthy: if you farm land in Maga country and still believe in equal rights- you might be a rural Democrat!
Rural Dems drive beat-up trucks
Rural Democrats- the heart of America.

Don
8 May 2024
Summer Fun: “A Rural Democrat…” contest
 
Identity is everything in today’s politics. And “rural” is a current favorite of political organizers. Yet the content of rural as an identity is left undefined. It is time that we, who are rural, step forward and advance a favorable image of rural. We talk about controlling policy agendas. Let’s work on owning our identity. Rural cannot be taken seriously having our own image we can wave.

The identities that swirl around our political talk are artful blends of fact and imagination. We can take liberties with census data and voting habits as long as we are not too flagrant. Every dark side has silver tones if you look hard enough.

This is a call to have fun with sloganeering. Email me with your suggestions for how to package the good, the honorable, the praiseworthy parts of being rural and a Democrat in Washington.

Examples:
“A Rural Democrat fixes things”
“A Rural Democrat, where who you are is who you are”
“A Rural Democrat knows who owned your house before”
“A Rural Democrat celebrates Thanksgiving – with family”


And so it can go.

Have fun with this. I will include your suggestions in a special box in this summer’s mailings.

Don
5 May 2024

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June 15, 2024

Boehnke attends Nuclear Legislative Workgroup in Chicago

A few days ago, I returned from a trip to Chicago to Co Chair the National Conference of State Legislatures, Nuclear Legislative Work Group spring meeting on July 8-9.

The purpose of these meetings is to provide legislative members with the opportunity to learn about nuclear energy and related policy activity around the country. The group brings together the nuclear energy industry, government, and nonprofit professionals to foster communication with legislators and through these efforts, NLWG members help guide NCSL policies that serve as the basis for NCSL’s advocacy before the federal government on behalf of state legislators.

Read the full story here.

NEWS | Boehnke selected to serve on the new state AI task force

On June 21, State Sen. Matt Boehnke, the Legislature’s leading expert on cybersecurity and technology, was selected to serve on a new state Attorney General task force on artificial intelligence technology.

Boehnke, R-Kennewick, will serve on the 18-person task force, which will be tasked with issuing findings, guiding principles and policy recommendations.

“Serving on this task force provides an incredible opportunity to bring the insights and experiences I have gained through my service in the military cybercommand units and representing the innovative Tri-Cities community to the forefront of state policy,” Boehnke said. “I look forward to contributing to the development of comprehensive AI guidelines that will benefit all Washingtonians.”

Read the full story here.

Boehnke meets with Pasco School District staff

Earlier in June, I met with Pasco School District Superintendent Michelle Whitney and staff at the Richard L. Lenhart Transportation Center in Pasco, Wash.

The transportation center is named after Richard Lenhart, a Pasco school bus driver who lost his life in 2021, protecting 35 students from a man who entered his bus armed with a knife.

I had the honor of presenting Ms. Lenhart, Superintendent Whitney, and her staff, and Russell Shjerven, Teamsters Local 839, with copies of ESSB 5891, passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor. The bill, known as the Richard Lenhart Act, designates trespassing on a school bus as a criminal offense, protects the safety and security of students, and maintains order on school buses.

Read the full story here.

NEWS | B-Reactor tours extended through October

I am pleased to share that Visit Tri-Cities has announced the Department of Energy (DOE) will be extending reservations for The Manhattan Project B-Reactor Tours through the end of October 2024. This extension grants visitors more time to explore this significant historical and scientific landmark.

The B-Reactor is a significant landmark in our nation’s history, and extending the tours allows us to share this legacy with a broader audience. This move underscores our commitment to preserving history and fostering an appreciation for scientific achievements.

Read the full story here.

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From the State Central Committee

I hope this message finds you well. As the Executive Director of the Washington State Democrats, I’m excited to remind you that the primary election season is officially underway! Your voice and vote are critical in shaping the future of our state and our nation.

Key Dates to Remember:

  • July 19: Start of the 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.
  • July 29: 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.
  • August 6: Deadline for Washington State voter registration or updates (in person only).
  • August 6Primary Election Day – Deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 p.m.

It is crucial that every eligible voter makes their voice heard. Our democracy thrives when we all participate. This year, we have the opportunity to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot who are committed to protecting our rights, expanding access to quality education, ensuring affordable healthcare, and addressing the climate crisis.

Here’s how you can make sure your vote counts:

  1. Check Your Registration: Ensure your voter registration is up-to-date. If you need to register or update your information, you can do so online until July 29 or in person until August 6.
  2. Vote Early: As soon as you receive your ballot, take a moment to fill it out and return it. Early voting helps ensure your vote is counted and reduces the chance of last-minute issues.
  3. Use Official Drop Boxes: Deposit your ballot in one of the official drop boxes located throughout the state by 8 p.m. on Election Day, August 6.
  4. Encourage Others to Vote: Remind your friends, family, and neighbors to vote. Every vote makes a difference.

Thank you for being an active participant in our democracy. Together, we can make a significant impact and ensure that our values are represented.

If you have any questions about voting, please visit sos.wa.gov/elections for more information.

Let’s make our voices heard!

Best regards,

Scott Forbes
Executive Director
Washington State Democrats

Washington State Democrats
PO Box 4027
Seattle, WA 98194
United States

PCOs Can (and Should) Start Doorbelling – For PCOs, the time to walk or call the voters in your precincts is NOW so that we can get that data back into Votebuilder ASAP. The data PCOs collect in the first quarter of this year is essential to the voter targeting every Democratic candidate will be able to do in the primary election and for the rest of the year. If needed, our Coordinated Campaign staff can help set PCOs up with a phone or canvass list, an appropriate script for their precinct, and either a listening or ID canvass – just ask us at organizing@wa-democrats.org.


Democratic National Committee News

Democrats —

Since Donald Trump started his Republican convention speech, people from all across the country have been making a huge number of donations to the Democratic National Committee.

These are donations we can put to work immediately to defeat Donald Trump and elect Democrats everywhere.

If you know tonight — as much as you ever did — that we cannot afford four more years of Donald Trump in the White House and his agenda being carried out in Congress – then please make a contribution to the Democratic National Committee tonight.

Use this link:

https://democrats.org/go/trump-speech

Just look at the donations we’ve received over the past hour. HOLY COW!

Donation Map

Every single dot on the map represents a person who has stepped up to help Democrats nationwide win sweeping victories this fall.

Now, they are hoping YOU will do the same tonight. Especially tonight. What do you say?

Can you please make a $10 contribution directly to the Democratic National Committee tonight? We will put it right to work defeating Trump and electing Democrats nationwide.

Thank you in advance for chipping in tonight. We’re so proud of this team.

The Democratic Party


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If you’re ready to elect Democrats in all 50 states, territories, and D.C., make a contribution today.

Contributions or gifts to the Democratic National Committee are not tax deductible. Paid for by the Democratic National Committee, www.Democrats.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.


Before Trump speaks at the RNC tonight, can you rush a $7 contribution to the DNC? We’ll explain more in a moment:

We need a big fundraising day today.

Not only did Trump and the RNC out-raise us last quarter, but they’ve now had three straight days of national television coverage during their convention.

Tonight, Trump’s speech will undoubtedly bring them even more attention and another big fundraising boost.

They’ll put that money to use right away, blanketing the airwaves in swing states with ads against Democrats. That won’t just impact the presidential race but races up and down the ballot.

That’s why we’re asking for your help right now.

Before Trump takes the stage in a few hours, can Democrats across the country count on you to pitch in $7 to support the DNC? Your contribution today will help us make sure we’ve got the resources to keep pace with Trump and the RNC’s fundraising.

Polls show that control of the White House, Senate, and House are all up in the air. That means just about anything could tip the scales in key races across the country, so it’s critical we have the resources to respond to anything coming our way.

Thanks in advance for your help before Trump takes the stage,

The Democrats


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As we approach this year’s GiveBIG (May 7-8), I want to share with you many of the ways the League of Women Voters of Washington is poised to make a significant impact on the electoral landscape in our state and beyond. We invite you to join us and get that GIVING feeling! 

At the heart of our mission of empowering voters and protecting democracy lies our commitment to ensuring that every voice is heard and every vote counts. To that end, the League is organizing and hosting candidate forums for state-wide offices, including Senate, Governor, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Commissioner of Public Lands. These events will provide voters with invaluable opportunities to hear directly from candidates and gain deeper insights into their positions on key issues.

On or about July 12, our voter guide VOTE411.org will go live with comprehensive information on all  races in this year’s primary election. With personalized voter ballot information  and candidate responses to community questions, VOTE411 serves as a valuable tool for voters of all backgrounds and experience levels.

At the forefront of vital efforts to safeguard the integrity of our elections and promote transparency in political discourse, the League recently took a stand in the landmark case State of Washington v. Meta Platforms, advocating for campaign disclosure laws that uphold the principles of accountability and fairness.

And our work is far from over. We need your support to continue making a difference. Your generous contribution will enable us to expand our voter education programs, advocate for meaningful reforms, and empower even more citizens to exercise their right to vote.

GiveBIG and join us in our mission to uphold democracy and advance the cause of justice and equality. Together, we can build a brighter future for our state and our nation.

Thank you for your steadfast support.
Sincerely,

Mary Coltrane, President

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Get Out The Vote

Local dance group helped create a GOTV video, sponsored by our local League.  Please view this delightful video.

Spanish Version

English Version

https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ah1rUQEIS9Efg6U8J-TO1fM9Kz5XJw?e=cLuAc


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TODAY! Our Shared Republic: The Case for Proportional Representation in the House of Representatives BOOK TALK with Drew Penrose, July 18th @ 5pm PT/8 pm ET

SPECIAL EVENT: John Lewis National Day of Commemoration & Action @ 5pm PT/8pm ET; Plus TOMORROW “Our Shared Republic” Book Talk with Drew Penrose, July 18th @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

BOOK TALK – Our Shared Republic: The Case for Proportional Representation in the House of Representatives with Drew Penrose on July 18th @ 5pm PT/8 pm ET

TODAY! Democracy Happy Hour @ 5pm PT/8pm ET – U.S. Supreme Court Top Rulings; Plus “Our Shared Republic” Book Talk with Drew Penrose on July 18th & Democracy in the Park Picnic in Seattle on Aug 24th!

TODAY! Democracy Happy Hour @ 5pm PT/8pm ET – Citizens United Overreach: Corporate Boards’ Political Spending with Tom Moore, Center for American Progress

TODAY! Democracy Happy Hour @ 5pm PT/8pm ET – The Laboratories of Autocracy Playbook and How We Fight Back with David Pepper; Plus Electoral Justice in Pierce County on June 6th

TODAY! Democracy Happy Hour @ 5pm PT/8pm ET – Renovating Our Democracy Together with Brittany Buford, Partners in Democracy; Plus Electoral Justice in Pierce County on June 6th

Sign up for Civic Learning Policy Primer to advocate for civic education TODAY, Tuesday May 28th @ 4 pm PT/7 pm ET – OPEN to ALL!

Learn how to advocate for civic education at our Civic Learning Policy Primer on May 28th @ 4 pm PT/7 pm ET – This training is OPEN to ALL!

TODAY! Democracy Happy Hour @ 5pm PT/8pm ET – Suppressed & Sabotaged 2024: Film Screening & Discussion; Plus other upcoming events

SPECIAL EVENT: How to Steal a Presidential Election with Lawrence Lessig on Wed, May 15th @ 5pm PT/8pm ET


John Lewis: Good Trouble Online Screening Event

Sunday, April 28th @ 4 pm PT/7 pm ET

Join Meaningful Movies Project and Fix Democracy First for a special online screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble on April 28th at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET!

John Lewis: Good Trouble is a documentary film that provides an intimate glimpse into the extraordinary life and enduring legacy of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis. Spanning over six decades of remarkable activism, the film portrays Lewis’s evolution from a bold teenager at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement to a formidable legislative force. It begins with Lewis’s courageous plea to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for assistance in integrating a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, a pivotal moment that cemented their close bond. From organizing Freedom Rides amidst violence and imprisonment to standing steadfastly at the forefront of historic marches in Washington and Selma, Lewis displayed resilience and determination. Throughout his journey, he championed the spirit of “good trouble,” inspiring fellow Americans to confront injustice fearlessly. As the film chronicles Lewis’s unparalleled commitment to justice and equality until his passing on July 17, 2020, it underscores his enduring message of hope and perseverance. View the trailer HERE.

Also join us for a panel discussion after the film with:

Barbara Arnwine is the President & Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, an organization focused on systematic change that achieves racial justice, gender, economic and social justice and human rights. Ms. Arnwine is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. She is also a founder of Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition.

Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins is a senior advisor with Raben, a public affairs and organizational consulting firm, where he uses his extensive political and ministerial experience to help advance the firm’s Faith Strategies Group. Prior to this position, Rev. Dr. Harkins was appointed by the Biden-Harris administration to serve as director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He also currently serves on the board of Interfaith Alliance.

Cinthia Illan-Vazquez is the Executive Director at The Washington Bus, a movement building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across WA. Prior to joining the Bus, Cinthia was the Community Engagement Manager at the Center for Education Results where she led and supported various community engagement efforts and strategies. Cinthia also served as legislative assistant to current Speaker of the WA State House of Representatives Laurie Jinkins, and as a community organizer with the Washington Dream Coalition, an undocumented and youth-led advocacy organization.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble Online Screening Event

Sunday, April 28th @ 4 pm PT/7 pm ET

Join Meaningful Movies Project and Fix Democracy First for a special online screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble on April 28th at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET!

John Lewis: Good Trouble is a documentary film that provides an intimate glimpse into the extraordinary life and enduring legacy of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis. Spanning over six decades of remarkable activism, the film portrays Lewis’s evolution from a bold teenager at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement to a formidable legislative force. It begins with Lewis’s courageous plea to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for assistance in integrating a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, a pivotal moment that cemented their close bond. From organizing Freedom Rides amidst violence and imprisonment to standing steadfastly at the forefront of historic marches in Washington and Selma, Lewis displayed resilience and determination. Throughout his journey, he championed the spirit of “good trouble,” inspiring fellow Americans to confront injustice fearlessly. As the film chronicles Lewis’s unparalleled commitment to justice and equality until his passing on July 17, 2020, it underscores his enduring message of hope and perseverance. View the trailer HERE.

Also join us for a panel discussion after the film with:

Barbara Arnwine is the President & Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, an organization focused on systematic change that achieves racial justice, gender, economic and social justice and human rights. Ms. Arnwine is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. She is also a founder of Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition.

Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins is a senior advisor with Raben, a public affairs and organizational consulting firm, where he uses his extensive political and ministerial experience to help advance the firm’s Faith Strategies Group. Prior to this position, Rev. Dr. Harkins was appointed by the Biden-Harris administration to serve as director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He also currently serves on the board of Interfaith Alliance.

Cinthia Illan-Vazquez is the Executive Director at The Washington Bus, a movement building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across WA. Prior to joining the Bus, Cinthia was the Community Engagement Manager at the Center for Education Results where she led and supported various community engagement efforts and strategies. Cinthia also served as legislative assistant to current Speaker of the WA State House of Representatives Laurie Jinkins, and as a community organizer with the Washington Dream Coalition, an undocumented and youth-led advocacy organization.

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Build skills with FAN this summer and Vote NO on Initiatives

Announcing Our Search for FAN’s Next Executive Director

Putting Our Values into Action

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Taking Action Together this Election Season

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Earth Week and beyond

Expand the Child Tax Credit

Announcing our FAN Spring Summits

Continuing Opportunities for Advocacy

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Special Newsletter: MAGA Convention Edition

We need to help Biden reform SCOTUS

JD Vance: Not the most strategic pick, but the most dangerous

The work ahead, Trump picks a VP, working toward a ceasefire, and Monday updates

How to respond to the violent attack at Trump’s rally

Trump should have been sentenced today

The way forward, Project 2025, No to Netanyahu, and Monday updates

This is America, We Don’t Do Monarchy Here

Special guest Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin at this month’s DEI Lies, Busted: Big Truths Call

Democracy vs. dictatorship

“With fear for our democracy”

Special Newsletter: What We Do After the Debate Edition

Whoa, that thing that happened/he said at the debate was wild/awesome/scary

We’re doing everything we can to defeat Trump. Here’s what that looks like:

Join us Join us for the June Raucous Rural Caucus Call!

Hello Raucous Rural Caucus, 

When Roe fell, we made a promise to you, our rural members: we will always keep you updated with the best possible messaging and provide a unique rural lens to our work with the courts as they continue to chip away at our rights and freedoms. We told you it wouldn’t stop with Roe, and we let you know we’d have your back any time that rural folks were disproportionately affected by major rulings. As we inch closer to the election and the publication of more rulings, we want to talk to you about how this rogue court and extremists in Congress plan to dismantle the structures that keep rural communities afloat – and we’re going to give you the tools to talk about these topics in your communities. After our June call, you will be equipped to speak to the real-life consequences of multiple rulings, the ramifications of changes to the Farm Bill, and you’ll leave our call knowing where to look to level up your expertise even more. Join us on Wednesday, June 26 at 8pm ET/7pm CT. If we don’t talk to our communities about these complex and far-reaching issues, MAGA extremists will. Let’s own this narrative together – join us! 

Register now! We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, June 26th

8:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM PT

Indivisible’s Rural Caucus Team (Scott, Natalie, Cameron, and Rachelle)

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📣One day to go before our Weekend of Action📣 

Our Roe repeal Weekend of Action begins, No to Netanyahu, and Monday updates

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a groundbreaking tool that can shift the outcome of the 2024 election

Federal IVF protections, Indivisible Action’s Weekend of Action, No to Netanyahu, and Monday updates

Newsletter: The Kennedy-Curious Voter

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SPECIAL GUEST: Kristina Wilfore at our Truth Brigade call next Wednesday

✅Congratulations, IndivisiCandidate Andy Kim! On to victory this November

Trump is still the Republican nominee, Biden’s ceasefire speech, new ways to help us win in November, and Monday updates


🚀 Campaign Launch: Project 2024

Here it is: our plan to win in 2024

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Whether that’s doing call time, running for office, or getting a new piece of legislation on the ballot — changing the world is hard work!

That’s why we’ve harnessed the power of political science to design a quick quiz. It’s aimed at giving you deeper insights into the political landscape and where you stand within it. Once you’re done, be sure to share it with your fellow campaigners and allies!

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UPCOMING LIVE TRAINING

How to Have Successful Volunteer Recruitment Conversations

Volunteers power successful campaigns. We’ll discuss how to identify & engage prospective volunteers. Plus, we’ll practice making effective asks for volunteer support.

7.24

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NDTC Expert Q&A: Winning Together with Labor Communities

Whether you are a candidate, campaign staffer, or local leader, join us for a conversation around how you can collaborate effectively with labor communities across the country, shape pro-worker policies, and uplift the American worker.

7.25

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Don’t forget!

I’ll be hosting a panel discussion on July 25 at 1PM EST on how we can work together and win with labor communities. Sara Nelson, International President of AFA-CWA (Association of Flight Attendants-Communications Workers of America); Mike Monroe, Chief of Staff at North America’s Building Trades Unions; and Elissa McBride, Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) will be joining me to tackle all of your questions.

So if you want to learn more about…

  • Legislative priorities for labor communities
  • How to work with unions in your district
  • Seeking labor endorsements

RSVP today!

Hope to see you there,

Former Congresswoman Cheri Bustos


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Trump’s Project 2025 Mass Deportation Scheme mapped

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MAGA Dog Whistles: Learn to recognize the coded calls to Political Violence

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ACLU Supporter,

On the heels of the Supreme Court’s terrifying decision around presidential immunity, we at the ACLU are the ones blocking the path of authoritarianism – protecting our Constitution and protecting our democracy.

And if we wait until the election draws closer, we’ll already be too late.

That’s why right now, we’re ramping up our work – from challenging anti-voter laws in every corner of the country, to calling on Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overrule the latest SCOTUS ruling that puts presidents above the law, but we’re counting on your support to fund these critical initiatives and so much more. So please, will you make a monthly donation right now to fund our vital work defending our democracy?

These types of threats to our democracy are exactly why the ACLU exists. We have the tested and proven playbook for defending democracy and our rights – and we’re already addressing the threats to our democracy starting now, before it’s too late.

We can’t afford to take this moment lightly – but taking action requires immense resources. Will you give now to the ACLU to support our critical work to protect our democracy – and all of our rights – from the threats ahead?

For democracy,

The ACLU Team

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ACLU Supporter, the RNC is just days away – where the Republican Party will officially present their platform and confirm their nominee for president – with the DNC soon to follow. And thanks to the Supreme Court, both candidates know they can now use their powers to break the law without fear of criminal prosecution.

With one ruling, the Court gave the president the ability to use their elected office to break the law with impunity – overruling centuries of precedent. We’ve been fighting to reverse this destructive order ever since.

Congress could pass a constitutional amendment overturning this decision and establish once and for all that presidents are not above the law. Yet in the two weeks since this ruling dropped, Congress has refused to act.

But thousands of your fellow ACLU supporters have acted – sending over 100,000 messages to Congress demanding they take bold action to repair the Supreme Court’s mistake. Join them and tell Congress: Inaction is not an option. We must overturn this decision by passing a constitutional amendment today.

The Court’s decision to grant unprecedented immunity from criminal legal consequences leaves our country vulnerable to rising authoritarianism and puts our democracy at risk. Future presidents could use their new powers to weaponize the government against anyone they disagree with – from political rivals to everyday critics to you.

Now is not the time to sit back and express dismay. Our representatives need to do their job and pass a constitutional amendment immediately.

Join us: Tell Congress to take action today.

–The ACLU Team

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ACLU Supporter, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Trump v. United States gives presidents unprecedented immunity from criminal consequences – even allowing presidents to turn the army against their critics or weaponize the Justice Department against opponents.

Our country was founded on a rejection of kings – and no president since our founding has been granted this level of power and protection above the law.

How much do you know about America’s history of rejecting kings? Take our quiz to test your knowledge – then share with your friends and family to see if they can get 100%.

(Please note: these links will take you to a third-party website, signforgood.com.)

Over 200 years of precedent are clear: Presidents cannot be placed above the law. See how much you remember about America’s legacy of presidents over kings.

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As you’re beating the summer heat, we know it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s at stake this election. But our team made a summer checklist to empower you, Kendall, to keep the conversation going.

We need to stay engaged with so many Democratic women running for office up and down the ballot, and your vote can make way for positive change in our communities. Emerge is at the forefront of empowering bold Democratic women to run for office, and we need your help to ensure we have the resources to recruit and train women across the country.

Can we count on you to contribute $25 or more to support Democratic women today?

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Yesterday, Donald Trump announced JD Vance as his Vice President pick at the Republican National Convention.

Here’s what we know for sure: JD Vance is an anti-choice Republican who applauded the overturning of Roe v. Wade and supports a national abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest. In response to the success of the abortion rights ballot initiative in Ohio last year, Vance said: “There is something sociopathic about a political movement that tells young women (and men) that it is liberating to murder their own children.”

Vice President Kamala Harris is a bold Democratic woman and an Emerge co-founder, and it is up to us to ensure she is still our vice president in 2025.

Emerge is at the forefront of empowering Democratic women to run for office, and our alums are hard at work to ensure reproductive rights are protected everywhere. But we need your help to ensure we’re training more Democratic women to run for office up and down the ballot to win in November.

This is urgent and we must meet our $25,000 fundraising goal. Will you contribute $25 or more to ensure Emerge has the resources to empower Democratic women up and down the ballot?

Thank you for your support,

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With inflation now coming under control, the Federal Reserve is reportedly finally preparing to cut interest rates at an upcoming meeting. Lower borrowing costs could help stimulate investment, and will directly lower the cost of buying homes through lower mortgage rates. It’s hard to imagine any world in which the good news of lower inflation causing the good news of lower interest rates isn’t itself good news.

But somehow, CNBC manages to make it sound not-so-great, squawking in a headline that lower interest rates “could make your next trip abroad more expensive.” They follow-up in a subhead, with an explanation of why a strong dollar “gives a ‘discount’ overseas,” and an anecdote about a guy who got a great steak in Japan for “like $12” — a culinary bargain potentially under threat by the knock-on effects of lower interest rates. The whole thing would make you think that the cost of an overseas holiday is more important for people’s sense of economic well-being than the cost of a mortgage or credit card APRs. And even for vacation-taking consumers of financial news, that’s quite a stretch… but it’s still the headline because there’s nothing more on-trend for journalists than turning good news into bad news.

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in the US are paid less than $15/hour. This is well less than half the proportion of workers paid less than $15 just two years ago.

of back taxes have been collected by the IRS from millionaires this year. The money came as a result of going after the small number of taxpayers who owed more than $250,000 and had incomes above $1 million

would be charged on annual income above four hundred thousand euros, according to a new proposal by the New Popular Front in France. Several years ago, a key leader in the group had proposed a 100% marginal tax on such income.

For years, economic commentators have been trying to get people to understand that even when inflation is “lower”, prices still rise, because lower inflation means a slower rate of increase rather than a decline in price levels. So the lower inflation we’ve all been hoping for doesn’t really mean the same thing as the lower prices we would really love to see.

Lots of us missed this given all the other news of recent days, but new data out last week shows that we’re starting to get both: prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index actually fell in June, after being unchanged in May. Driving the shift: a decline in gas prices, and slowing rates of increase to housing costs and groceries. Higher price levels are never going to feel great, but the chart shows that more than four years after the pandemic took hold, corporate price increases may finally be on pause.

Essentially everybody on all sides of the presidential debate agrees that there are major differences between the policies likely to be pursued by Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And most observers have a fairly strong opinion about which candidate they prefer. 


But at least one corporate CEO doesn’t see it like the rest of us, because David Zaslav of Warner Brothers Discovery recently told people that he wasn’t particularly concerned about who gets elected president this year. Rather, his only concern is that no matter which candidate wins, “we just need an opportunity for deregulation, so companies can consolidate and do what we need to to be even better.” Despite Zaslav’s apparent concerns about regulation, his company has already consolidated ownership of media properties including HBO, Cinemax, Warner Brothers, HGTV, Discovery, CNN, Food Network, DC Comics, Cartoon Network, and many, many, many more.

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Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced articles of impeachment in the US House of Representatives against Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito for abusing their powers to protect and advance their own personal interests. The articles of impeachment state that both Thomas and Alito must be removed from their positions on the Supreme Court for “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” under Article II of the Constitution.

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Send a letter to your U.S. House representative and urge them to launch an impeachment investigation.

ProPublica reported in April 2023 that Justice Thomas has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts and financial benefits from billionaire Harlan Crow and other right-wing benefactors with business before the Supreme Court. Several additional instances of undisclosed gifts have come to light since then. Justice Alito has also been found to have taken undisclosed gifts from conservative backers. Further, Justice Alito displayed insurrectionist flags aligned with the Stop the Steal movement and other far-right groups outside two of his homes. Both Thomas and Alito refused to recuse themselves from cases related to the January 6th insurrection and other efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, despite clear bias.

The Framers of our Constitution called on Congress specifically to hold judicial officers, including Supreme Court justices, accountable for high crimes and misdemeanors that compromise the integrity of the Court. Given the compelling evidence against Justice Thomas and Justice Alito for repeated transgressions fitting this description, it is imperative that the Judiciary Committee promptly begin impeachment proceedings against them. 

Send a letter to your U.S. House representative and tell them Justice Thomas and Justice Alito must be impeached. 

In struggle,

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In the last month, MAGA’s SCOTUS has criminalized homelessness, gave US Presidents the immunity of Kings, let January 6 insurrectionists off the hook, and disempowered federal agencies in an unprecedented judicial power grab. 

MAGA’s SCOTUS is a threat to democracy. It has to be reformed and expanded. Sign here if you agree.

Noted people’s historian Howard Zinn said that it would be naive to depend on SCOTUS to defend the rights of poor people, women, people of color, and dissenters of all kinds. The truth is that our rights have only been won and defended by everyday people like us who organize, protest, demonstrate and fight for justice. 

President Biden is weighing a policy that would curb the craven Supreme Court. Tell the Congress that court reform and expansion are impertive to democracy’s survival. 

With determination,

Rachel O’Leary Carmona
Executive Director, Women’s March


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The recent attack on former President Trump highlights a terrifying reality: gun violence is a threat to everyone, regardless of their status or political affiliation. This incident should serve as a wake-up call for all elected officials to recognize the urgent need for comprehensive gun safety legislation and unity in our country. 

We cannot afford to let partisan politics stand in the way of protecting our communities. Gun violence is a public health crisis that affects all Americans, and it requires a unified, bipartisan response.  The statistics are alarming: in an average year, 44,341 people die, and 96,935 are wounded by guns in the United States, costing the country $557.2 billion each year. Families are torn apart, communities are traumatized, and the fear of gun violence is a daily reality for many. 

We cannot continue to stand by while lives are lost and futures are destroyed. 

We must hold our elected officials accountable and demand that they take this issue seriously. This means having difficult conversations and enacting bipartisan gun safety legislation, such as universal background checks, safe storage laws, and extreme risk protection orders. These are common-sense solutions to keep guns out of the hands of people with the intent to harm, solutions that the Alliance has been advocating for since our founding. 

My team and I are committed to tirelessly working towards a future free from gun violence. We invite you to support our mission by contributing $5 today to join us in this crucial fight.

Renée Hopkins

CEO, Alliance for Gun Responsibility


For the tenth consecutive year, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility has evaluated Washington State Legislators on their support for gun violence prevention. Our legislative scorecard assesses each legislator’s commitment to reducing the number of gun deaths and injuries in Washington state as demonstrated by their votes, sponsorships, and advocacy. 

Thanks to your unwavering support and dedication, we’ve made remarkable progress. This year, we saw a record number of legislators earn A++ and A+ ratings, showcasing their steadfast commitment to gun violence prevention. These elected officials have gone above and beyond, not only by sponsoring and supporting life-saving gun safety bills but also by supporting community advocacy initiatives. Their efforts have made a tangible impact, and we are grateful for their leadership. 

In our continued effort to honor and recognize GVP Champions, we are thrilled to introduce a new metric: the “Lifetime Grade.” This comprehensive evaluation will provide a holistic view of our legislators’ cumulative efforts over the years. We believe this new perspective will allow us to recognize and celebrate our long-standing champions of gun violence prevention even more effectively. 

However, our work is far from complete. Many legislators received low scores this year, earning F or F- ratings. These individuals have consistently opposed measures that would help keep guns out of dangerous hands and ensure the safety of our communities. It is crucial that we hold them accountable and continue to advocate for sensible gun safety laws. 

Together, we have the power to hold our legislators accountable and push for the change we need to protect our communities from gun violence. Your voice and your actions are crucial in this fight. 

Thank you for your dedication and support. Let’s continue to stand together and make our communities safer for everyone.

Dylan O’Connor (he/him)
Director of Government Affairs
Alliance for Gun Responsibility

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Dear MoveOn member,

From protecting the Affordable Care Act to managing out-of-pocket prescription drug costs, health care is on the ballot this election. Join MoveOn as we do everything in our power to elect candidates who will lower health care costs and ensure better care!

MoveOn members will come together in a series of national phone banks on July 25-28 to talk to voters in the swing states and districts that will decide this election to make sure that they turn out to vote this November! Connecting with these voters is key to winning in November and defending ourselves from the GOP war on health care.

Sign up for an election phone bank on July 25-28! RSVP now to join MoveOn members across the country as we reach out to voters in swing states.

If Trump gets his way, more than 100 million Americans with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage or charged thousands of dollars more for health insurance coverage.1 The American people can’t afford Trump’s plan to gut Medicare or to repeal limits on drug costs. 

Health care is on the ballot this November, and we have to talk to as many voters as possible in these key places to make sure they vote for Democrats up and down the ballot. Will you RSVP to join a phone bank with fellow MoveOn members?

We’re reaching out to voters in battleground states to let them know that health care is on the ballot this November, but we can’t do it without your help.

Voters view President Biden’s efforts to lower health care costs as his #1 accomplishment, and 80% of voters across party lines say that health care is an important factor in the candidates they will be voting for in the next election.2,3 No other issue has the power to bring Americans together in this way.

Worried that you haven’t volunteered to talk to voters before? No problem! We’ll support you every step of the way as you connect directly with voters and come together with fellow MoveOn members to make a difference in this election!

If you’re ready to take back the House, secure more Democratic senators, and keep the White House, sign up to join an election phone bank with MoveOn!

We can win, but only if we all take action. Every new conversation with a voter is an opportunity to shape the outcome of this election.

Thanks for all you do.

–Soraya, Allison, Jaira, Erik, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. “FACT SHEET: The Congressional Republican Agenda: Repealing the Affordable Care Act and Slashing Medicaid,” The White House, February 28, 2023
FACT SHEET: The Congressional Republican Agenda: Repealing the Affordable Care Act and Slashing Medicaid

2. “New Navigator Polling: Voters Rank Lowering Drug Prices as President Biden’s #1 Accomplishment,” Protect Our Care, October 24, 2023
https://www.protectourcare.org/new-navigator-polling-voters-rank-lowering-drug-prices-as-president-bidens-1-accomplishment/

3. “KFF Health Tracking Poll February 2024: Voters on Two Key Health Care Issues: Affordability and ACA,” Kaiser Family Foundation, February 21, 2024
https://www.kff.org/affordable-care-act/poll-finding/kff-health-tracking-poll-february-2024-voters-on-two-key-health-care-issues-affordability-and-aca/


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Dear MoveOn member,

Project 2025 isn’t just a plan for Donald Trump’s second term—it’s already underway.

The crux of the extremist program is giving Trump unprecedented power, and we’re seeing it in action right now. On Monday, Trump-appointed federal judge Aileen Cannon dismissed special prosecutor Jack Smith’s classified documents case against Trump, saying it was “unconstitutional.”1

On the same day, delegates to the Republican National Convention walked into the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee to a huge banner declaring that the Heritage Foundation—the lead funder and author of Project 2025—was a sponsor of the convention.2

And across the nation, Republican state legislatures are implementing the main planks of the Project 2025 platform, from banning abortion to overturning climate change regulations to destroying public education in favor of private school vouchers.3,4,5

No matter how they try to deny it, the Republican Party is Project 2025, and Project 2025 is the Republican Party. There is no longer any question that they are already enacting this blueprint for turning America into an authoritarian police state by purging civil servants and suppressing dissent. As Robert Reich has warned us, they are imposing a far-right, extremist Christian nationalist agenda on our country … by executive order and without an act of Congress.

We have a mandate to educate voters about Project 2025 and how the Trump-Vance administration would see it through. MoveOn is leading the charge to change the national narrative about this plan, and we need your help to keep going even bigger.

We cannot let Project 2025 ever see the light of day. Our remaining rights and freedoms and democracy depend on it. Will you start a $5 monthly donation to MoveOn to power our work between now and Election Day?

Yes, I’ll chip in monthly.

No, I’m sorry, I can’t make a monthly donation.

We just cannot let Trump’s MAGA Republicans continue to spin the story that Project 2025 is just “think tank stuff” that is not the reality of the party’s platform.6

Just look at some of the major elements of what Project 2025 wants for the nation and what Republican legislatures are doing right now:

  • Dismantle the Department of Education and privatize schools: A dozen states already have a universal private school voucher program.7
  • Ban abortion: 21 states have restrictions and bans in place.8
  • Remove civil rights protections for people of color and LGBTQ+ communities: 30 states have already either introduced or passed laws banning diversity and equity initiatives.9

Project 2025 is already rolling along, and the election hasn’t even happened yet!

And if Trump is elected, the results are going to be nightmarish.

Not only is Trump planning on implementing horrific policies, he is planning on using his office as a place of retribution.

Just last week, a Raw Story investigation found that a Trump ally and former U.S. military officer has drawn up a list of 350 elected officials, civil service employees, and journalists that he has designated a “Deep State Target List” he intends to arrest once he is an official in the administration.10

And Trump has already said he plans to use the National Guard against the American people and perform mass deportation raids on immigrants.11

MoveOn is working to pull voters’ attention from the horse race to what’s important—the vast difference between a Trump future and a Biden future. Will you start a $5 monthly donation to support MoveOn’s work between today and Election Day?

Yes, I’ll chip in monthly.

No, I’m sorry, I can’t make a monthly donation.

Fortunately, we do know that once voters know what’s actually in Project 2025, they hate it. And now they are finally understanding that Trump and his MAGA cronies are behind it.

It’s about doing the work to make sure as many people as possible know all about Project 2025 and what it is doing to our nation.

MoveOn’s superpower is our breadth and huge megaphone. We’re currently running a massive election campaign that has us engaging voters in every corner of the country: in person, online, on their phones, and with messengers they trust—from micro-influencers on social media platforms to MoveOn members in their own community to their very own friends, family, and colleagues whom we’re organizing through our “vote tripling” program.

This outreach is successful, but it takes A LOT of resources. Will you start a $5 monthly donation to MoveOn and ensure we have the budget to see this work through until November?

Yes, I’ll chip in monthly.

No, I’m sorry, I can’t make a monthly donation.

Thanks for all you do.

–Alexis, Amanda, Mohammad, Kelsey, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. “Judge Cannon’s latest ruling proves the judiciary has become MAGAfied,” MSNBC, July 16, 2024
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/judge-cannon-classified-documents-ruling-supreme-court-rcna162010&a

2. “What to know about the Heritage Foundation, main group behind Project 2025 and RNC sponsor,” USA Today, July 17, 2024
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/17/what-is-heritage-foundation-project-25/74426230007/&a

3. “Tracking Abortion Bans Across the Country,” The New York Times, July 1, 2024
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/us/abortion-laws-roe-v-wade.html

4. “Which States Have Private School Choice?” Education Week, June 20, 2024
https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/which-states-have-private-school-choice/2024/01

5. “What Project 2025 would mean for the fight against climate change,” The Hill, July 13, 2024
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/4769252-project-2025-climate-change-energy-environment/

6. “Project 2025 Is Merely ‘Think Tank Stuff’? Not Really!” Slate, July 15, 2024
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2024/07/project-2025-think-tank-stuff-donald-trump-marco-rubio.html

7. “Which States Have Private School Choice?” Education Week, June 20, 2024
https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/which-states-have-private-school-choice/2024/01

8. “Tracking Abortion Bans Across the Country,” The New York Times, July 1, 2024
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/us/abortion-laws-roe-v-wade.html

9. “Map: See which states have introduced or passed anti-DEI bills,” NBC News, March 2, 2024
https://www.nbcnews.com/data-graphics/anti-dei-bills-states-republican-lawmakers-map-rcna140756

10. “Trump’s ‘secretary of retribution’ has a ‘target list’ of 350 people he wants arrested,” Raw Story, July 10, 2024
https://www.rawstory.com/raw-investigates/ivan-raiklin/

11. “How Far Trump Would Go,” Time, April 30, 2024
https://time.com/6972021/donald-trump-2024-election-interview/


Want to support MoveOn’s work? Voters just defied history and stopped a MAGA wave of extremism at the polls. But there is more work to do to end the filibuster, codify abortion rights into law, and defend our freedoms, our families, and our futures. We can accomplish all this and more, but only if we work together. 

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You already know that If I-2109 passes, it will not only repeal Washington’s capital gains tax on the uber-rich, but also cut more than $5 billion from childcare and education funding by 2030. Mega-millionaires will take it as a green light to keep manipulating Washington’s tax code, putting more tax responsibility on the rest of us.

 Children’s groups, teachers, parents, and many more organizations – including Invest In WA Now – are donating to help defeat I-2109. That’s money the campaign needs for grassroots organizing, digital and cable ads, and much more.

Already, dozens of you – IWN super-activists, have contributed to the No on I-2109 campaign – THANK YOU!   

We need an outpouring of grassroots support to defeat I-2109. Chip in to the No on I-2109 campaign to help defeat this measure and stop mega-millionaires like Heywood from rigging taxes for himself.

The capital gains tax is a tax on extreme Wall Street profits. Only 0.02% of Washingtonians have to pay it, but we all benefit from it. The tax just took effect and its first year raised nearly $900 million for childcare and education! 

Thanks in large part to the capital gains tax, Washington no longer has the least equitable tax code in the nation. We can’t afford to take any steps backward.

Together, we will make sure Washingtonians know what’s at stake – and ensure mega-millionaires pay what they owe.

Thank you for whatever you can give. 

In solidarity,
Treasure Mackley
Executive Director
Invest in Washington Now

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Friend,

You may know me from Invest in Washington Now, the group that helped more than 70,000 Washingtonians take action and pass the first-ever capital gains tax on Washington’s mega-millionaires and billionaires to fund child care and education.

Now, some mega-millionaires are desperate to repeal this tax with Initiative 2109 — and cut billions from education and childcare in the process. It’s selfish and short-sighted. They have no idea what it’s like to struggle to afford child care. They can afford full-time nannies. All they care about is having a lower tax bill at the end of the year.

We need an outpouring of grassroots support to make sure Washingtonians know what’s at stake. So I’m personally asking: Will you contribute now to help defeat I-2109 and protect our progress toward affordable child care and education in Washington?

The mega-millionaires trying to repeal the capital gains tax are in a losing battle. They’ve lost in the Washington Supreme Court and even the U.S. Supreme Court.

But they aren’t giving up. They see I-2109 as their path forward. They will spend millions on ads to deceive Washingtoninans into voting for something that will hurt working families.

If I-2109 passes, Washington will lose more than $5 billion in funding for child care and education over the next six years. And mega-millionaires will take it as a green light to keep manipulating our tax code, putting more burden on the rest of us.

Contribute to the No on 2109 campaign today, so we can stop mega-millionaires from taking away our progress and protect Washington’s investments in children and families.

Thanks for whatever you can give.

In solidarity,

Treasure Mackley
Executive Director
Invest in Washington Now


Right now, Donald Trump and his supporters are at the Republican National Convention where they are highlighting their plans for America – including their plan to roll back our progress on climate change and give big polluters free reign.

It’s a backward vision for our country. And that’s why our fight to beat I-2117 in Washington state is so important. As federal climate progress is at risk, we must defend our investments in clean air and clean water in Washington state. Together, we can show Trump we won’t back down or let our climate progress be derailed. Chip in to help defeat I-2117.

Here’s the GOP’s official “climate” platform, straight from the official document:

We will DRILL, BABY, DRILL and we will become Energy Independent, and even Dominant again. The United States has more liquid gold under our feet than any other Nation, and it’s not even close. The Republican Party will harness that potential to power our future.

They’re planning to open up as much public land as possible to fracking, toxic drilling, and devastating LNG export facilities. They will cut as much investment in solar, wind, and electric vehicles as they can. And reporters just revealed that Trump’s Project 2025 takeover would even defund the NOAA:

Their anti-science denialism would even take away the ability of average Americans to see weather data and forecasts that clearly show our climate is rapidly shifting.

Here in Washington state, we must chart a different course. We can stop state-level bad actors from defunding our investments and stay on the right track in the face of the climate crisis. But we can’t do it alone. Chip in today to stop the MAGA climate agenda at every level.

Very truly yours,

Jay Inslee


This month has been brutal.

There’s no doubt: This extreme heat wave would not be possible without the climate crisis. And it’s only going to get worse.

I-2117 would derail our progress and leave us in climate chaos with no plan. I need you to chip in today and keep us on the right track.

We know what we need to do to protect a livable, clean energy future. But a handful of right-wing millionaires are working to shut it all down. We know what’s at stake. If they pass I-2117 this fall, we’ll feel the hurt for years – if not decades – to come.

The simple truth is this: I-2117 means more pollution, hotter summers, and more climate chaos. Chip in to help me defeat it.

Very truly yours,

Jay Inslee


Hedge fund millionaire Brian Heywood is trying to repeal our state’s tax on capital gains profits with Initiative 2109.

Why should you care? The tax on capital gains profits helps fund childcare and education in Washington. If it’s repealed, it will worsen Washington’s childcare and school funding crises from Seattle to Wenatchee to Spokane. And that’s the last thing our state needs.

Initiative 2109 will be on the ballot this fall, and we’re joining the grassroots movement to defeat it. Will you join No on I-2109 in the fight to keep the capital gains tax in place and stop the ultra-wealthy from rewriting our tax code?

I-2109 is a ploy by a few ultra-wealthy people to avoid paying what they owe. It would cut more than $5 billion in funding for education, childcare, and early learning over six years to pay for a tax break for about 4,000 mega-millionaires and billionaires.

Brian Heywood has already spent millions of dollars to put this bogus initiative on the ballot. He and his ultra-rich friends will spend even more on the campaign to pass I-2109 so they can try to shape Washington’s tax code in their favor.

We have just a few months to defeat this initiative and protect our state’s investments in childcare and education. Sign the petition now to join No on I-2109 in the fight and ensure the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share.

Washington state’s tax code has been upside down for years, and I-2109 would only make things worse. Thanks for reading up on it and joining the movement to defeat it!

— Team Civic Action

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