07. July 2023 · Comments Off on WSDCC Wrap-up July 7, 2023 · Categories: Committee News


Hello Democrats,

With the 4th of July fresh in our memories, this is an important moment to discuss freedom in America. The GOP constantly argues that they are the Party of freedom and personal liberty, while rolling back our rights every chance they get. One needs to only look at the Republican-packed Supreme Court’s rulings, to understand what I mean. If Republicans truly believe they are promoting greater freedom by limiting access to necessary and lifesaving health care, keeping millions of Americans in crushing debt, and facilitating discrimination against marginalized communities, they are in need of a serious reality check. 

We spend a lot of time talking about freedom in America — but for so many people across the country, freedom is still stifled or threatened. Financial freedom, freedom of self expression, freedom to pursue necessary healthcare, and freedom from prejudice, to name just a few, are far from guaranteed. Freedom only counts if it applies to all of us, and we must stand together as Democrats to stop the GOP’s relentless onslaught on our rights. 

I’m proud to say today and every day that Democrats are truly the Party of freedom and we are ready, willing and able to lead the charge toward a more fair and just society. Thank you for standing with us in this fight.

And let me take a moment to talk about someone who will do nothing to advance the rights and freedoms of people in Washington State. I was deeply concerned to see that former GOP U.S. Representative Dave Reichert is throwing in his hat for next year’s gubernatorial race. Reichert would bring an abysmal record to the seat – including a long history of opposing choice at every level. He’s also well-known to the voters of Washington State and presents a very real threat. We cannot let someone like this ever hold the Governor’s office in Washington State and we will work tirelessly to ensure this seat stays in Democratic control in 2024 and for years to come.

And don’t forget, Reichert is just one of the Republican threats we will face next year. With Reichert entering the race, Republican “also ran” Raul Garcia has announced he will step out of the fray in order to challenge Maria Cantwell in the race for U.S. Senate. There’s no doubt that the Republicans will continue to prop up dangerous, failed candidates who want to send Washington State backward and we must fight tirelessly over the next fifteen months to ensure they have no chance at clawing back the power we’ve fought so hard to win. 

It is so important that we start working now so we have what it takes to earn big victories next year. Thank you to each and every one of you for standing with us as proud Washington Democrats and putting in the work we need to win


It may be hard to believe, but the August 1st Primary Election is less than one month away! That means ballots will be mailed out next week and we need every Democrat to show up and vote this August. Although local races like city councils and school boards don’t draw as much attention as their top of ticket counterparts, they are a critical component of growing Democratic power across Washington State! 

Local elected officials create ground-level policy that can have massive impacts on the lives of people across Washington State – and it’s crucial we elect terrific Democrats who will fight for their constituents rather than far-right special interests. These leaders also constitute our “bench” of Democratic candidates statewide. Don’t forget, today’s school board member could be tomorrow’s governor and we can’t let a single great candidate slip through the cracks! 

Please join me in wishing a huge thank you to every Democrat on the ballot this Primary season and an equally big thanks to all the terrific Party leaders and volunteers working tirelessly to make sure they have what it takes to win!


Biden makes his economic case in deep-red South Carolina, says his policies add jobs in GOP states

Making his case for 2024, President Joe Biden declared in deep-red South Carolina on Thursday that Republican-led states are gaining factory jobs because of economic measures he pushed through Congress despite stiff GOP opposition.

U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg visits Mukilteo ferry terminal

U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg, along with Gov. Jay Inslee, Rep. Rick Larsen, and Sen. Patty Murray visited the Mukilteo ferry terminal Thursday morning.

Rep. Marilyn Strickland Visits U.P.

U.S. Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) visited University Place to deliver a $190,000 check to the Food Lifeline Food Bank thanks to contributions from Fred Meyer, QFC and the Kroger Zero Hunger/Zero Waste Foundation.

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

With gratitude,

Chair Shasti Conrad
Washington State Democratic Party

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