22. July 2022 · Comments Off on WSDCC Wrap-up July 22, 2022 · Categories: Committee News


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Republican-led voter intimidation efforts are in full swing statewide. Right now, people are being recruited to watch drop boxes — a continued effect of Donald Trump’s “Big Lie.” It’s disappointing, but ultimately, not surprising, as we’ve seen them deploy similar tactics nationally.

In King County, Republicans went as far as posting signs at drop boxes, stating the area was under surveillance and asking people to report anything “suspicious” to the KC GOP’s website.

The “Big Lie” is just that, a big lie. Washington’s election system is not only fair and accessible, but secure. Time and again, they fail to provide any real proof of fraud. Drop-box surveillance is textbook voter intimidation, pure and simple, and it needs to end. Drop boxes remain a safe place to deposit a completed ballot, that hasn’t changed no matter what they claim. 

This is why we have actively called upon the Washington State GOP to rebuke these efforts. We must do everything in our power to fight back against any effort to cast doubt on the validity of our electoral institutions and weaken our democracy, which only thrives when people vote. 

This is also exactly why we have our Voter Protection hotline at 206-309-VOTE (8683). Our team is ready to assist folks with any questions or concerns, and we will do all we can to ensure every voter gets the help and support they need to cast their ballot. 

If you see any drop-box surveillance efforts in your area, report it there as well. And if you have a legal background and some time, we could use your volunteer help with our stellar Voter Protection team; contact data@wa-democrats.org to join.

But most importantly, if you haven’t mailed in your ballot yet, make sure you do so ASAP! Our terrific Democrats need your support in the primary. The clock is ticking — don’t delay, vote today!  


Grab your door-knocking shoes, bring your friends, and join us Saturday and Sunday, as we continue our 2022 Get Out the Vote tour in eastern and western Washington!

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is slated to kick off a canvass at Everett’s Funko Field, while Chair Tina Podlodowski will launch ones in Walla WallaSpokane, and Yakima. Both are set to be joined by several Democratic elected officials and candidates; you can find all of the details below.

If you can’t attend and want to support our efforts, chip in HERE. And be sure to watch for more details about next week’s events in Bellingham, Issaquah, Lakewood and Vancouver!


Washington congressional Republicans vote against protecting contraception access
The three Republican members of Washington’s congressional delegation joined 192 other Republicans in opposing the Right to Contraception Act, which allows individuals to obtain and use birth control, and protects a health care provider’s ability to supply contraceptives.
Washington reps join 155 Republicans in vote against codifying marriage equality
Congresswomen Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Jamie Herrera Butler opposed the Respect for Marriage Act, which provides protections for same-sex and interracial marriage. 
Washington Democrats call on state GOP to disavow drop-box surveillance efforts
The Washington State Democrats called on the Washington State Republican Party to disavow any drop-box surveillance efforts by its local party organizations and other far-right groups.
U.S. House passes bills to ensure nationwide abortion access, interstate travel
Washington Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier, a pediatrician, advocated for passage, saying that Republican abortion policies that don’t include exceptions for rape or incest are barbaric. 

Find additional news and more on our website and social media!


We’re thrilled to highlight our newest Poulsbo field organizer, Savannah Johnson! Savannah started at the state party just this week, and has hit the ground running with GOTV. She moved to Washington from her home state of Florida in 2016, and is currently working toward a degree in environmental science, with a concentration in natural resources and conservation. Savannah got her start in politics while in high school, making voter registration calls for the Obama campaign. 

We’re excited to have her passion at the state party, and can’t wait to see all she accomplishes here!

Want to join our team, or know of someone who’d make a great addition? 
Current openings:

Visit wa-democrats.org/jobs to learn more.


Get Out the Vote Tour
Join us as we begin our statewide Get Out the Vote tour and build Democratic momentum in every corner of Washington state ahead of the Aug. 2 primary.
Walla Walla
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Special guests: Chair Tina Podlodowski, 16th LD candidates Jeff Strickler and Jan Corn
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Special guests: Chair Tina Podlodowski, 4th LD candidate Ted Cummings, and 6th LD candidate Michaela Kelso


  • Time: 3 p.m.
  • Special guests: Chair Tina Podlodowski and 4th CD candidate Doug White


  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Special guests: U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, U.S. Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene, state Sens. June Robinson and John Lovick, and Everett City Councilmember and 38th LD candidate Mary Fosse


For the week of July 15-21:

For the week of July 22-28:

Learn more of what’s happening in your neck of the woods and sign up for event alerts HERE

From now until November, we have to mobilize every Democratic voter in Washington state — and we need your help to accomplish that. Join our incredible team of volunteers!


Framing in Action: Common Framing Mistakes | 5 p.m. Aug. 17
Learn the things not to say, as well as ways of pivoting, so voters hear what you really want to say. 

Register to attend for free HERE.

Keep in touch, stay engaged, and as always, thank you for all you do!

With gratitude,

Washington State Democratic Party

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