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GOTV is in full swing here at the state party! We’re working with local party organizations, elected officials and candidates across the state to get our communities registered and ready to vote blue in 2022. Next weekend, our tour across Washington state begins, kicking off with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on the 16th and continuing right up until the primary. Stay tuned for the full schedule — and don’t worry, I’ve already got my Cheetos for the upcoming road trips (if you know, you know)!
WORKING FOR WASHINGTON
We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep saying it: Democrats, it’s time to rise, organize, and get to work. The primary is just 25 days away, with ballots dropping in a week from today.
We are firm believers of practicing what you preach. This is why we are knocking doors and making calls throughout Washington state THIS WEEKEND. We have a long list of volunteer opportunities below, with events in King County, and the Southwest, Northwest, Eastern, and South Puget and Olympic Peninsula regions. Sign up for one (or more) today, and help mobilize Democratic voters.
Or go a step further, and apply to join our staff! We have several job openings (a list of these can also be found below), which are integral to our GOTV operation. Some, like the field organizer and deputy field organizer roles, present a great chance for our younger Democrats, like those in college and high school, to gain real campaign experience and provide an entryway into Democratic politics.
We’re strong statewide because we knock doors, talk directly with voters, and inspire change each day, together. You know, it’s going to take all of us to win big in November, so let’s get to it — join our staff and volunteer team today!
DEMOCRATS IN THE NEWS
Gov. Inslee discusses recent Supreme Court decisions on abortion, climate change and guns On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee joined Washington Post Live to discuss the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on climate change, abortion and public safety.
Races to watch in the Washington Legislature this year With President Joe Biden and national Democrats facing headwinds, Washington state Sen. Emily Randall and other incumbents are working hard to avoid a red wave.
Biden rule will protect pensions for millions of union workers President Joe Biden joined union workers and retirees Wednesday at the Max S. Hayes High School in Cleveland, Ohio, to announce the final rule implementing the American Rescue Plan’s Special Financial Assistance program. The new pension rule was applauded by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.
Find additional news and more on our website and social media!
BRETT ANDRES How long have you worked for the state party, and what is your role here? I joined the Washington Democrats as the data director in February of this year.
Why are you a Democrat? For my whole life, the Democratic Party has stood up for underrepresented communities and fought for a more representative democracy while the other party has concentrated power, tried to define who gets to be a "Real American" and fought to disenfranchise people who don't fit that image. That made choosing a party pretty easy. Ultimately, decisions about the structure of our society will be made —
I'd rather they were made by a government that truly represents all of its people and that we all have input into rather than allowing those decisions to be made by corporations.
Why do you enjoy this work? It's great to know that the work I do every day contributes to the larger project of building a more just and equitable society. Additionally, political work has allowed me to meet many people from many walks of life that I may not have met otherwise and to understand that our shared values can allow us to do great things together.
Want to join our team, or know of someone who’d make a great addition? Current openings:
- Voter Protection Director
- Development Coordinator
- Deputy Field Organizer
- Digital Coordinator
- Field Organizer
- Research Coordinator
Visit wa-democrats.org/jobs to learn more.
Weekend of Action
SOUTHWEST Saturday, July 9 Clark County Canvass - Vancouver, 9 a.m. to noon Special guests: Rep. Monica Stonier, 3rd CD candidate Marie Perez, 17th LD candidates Joe Kear, and 18th LD candidate John Zingale Sunday, July 10 Southwest Washington Virtual Phone Bank, 1 to 3 p.m. Special guests: Chair Tina Podlodowski, Rep. Monica Stonier, 3rd CD candidate Marie Perez, 17th LD candidates Joe Kear and Terri Niles, 18th LD candidate John Zingale, and 35th LD candidate James DeHart
NORTHWEST Saturday, July 9 Shoreline Canvass, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bellingham Canvass, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special guest: Reps. Alicia Rule and Sharon Shewmake Sunday, July 10 Snohomish Canvass, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special guests: Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and Reps. April Berg and Brandy Donaghy Bellingham Canvass, noon to 2 p.m. Special guests: Congressman Rick Larson and Rep. Alicia Rule 10th LD Virtual Phone Bank, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Special guest: Congressman Rick Larson
KING COUNTY Saturday, July 9 King County Canvass - Fairwood, noon to 2:30 p.m. King County Virtual Phone Bank, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10 King County Canvass - Kent, 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Special guests: Congresswoman Kim Schrier, Chair Tina Podlodowski, Sen. Mona Das, and Rep. Debra Entenman Magnolia Canvass, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Special guests: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Noel Frame King County Virtual Phone Bank, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
SOUTH PUGET SOUND & OLYMPIC PENINSULA Saturday, July 9 Lakewood Canvass, 9 a.m. to noon Special guests: Chair Tina Podlodowski, Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, Reps. Dan Bronoske and Mari Leavitt, and Cherika Carter of AFL-CIO Bremerton Canvass, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special guest: 26th LD candidate Adison Richards Sunday, July 10 Poulsbo Canvass, 10 a.m. to noon Special guest: Congressman Derek Kilmer Pierce County Canvass - Tacoma, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pierce County Virtual Phone Bank, 3 to 5 p.m. Olympic Peninsula Virtual Phone Bank, 3 to 5 p.m. Special guest: Rep. Tarra Simmons
EASTERN Saturday, July 9 Walla Walla County Canvass - Walla Walla, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yakima Canvass, noon to 3 p.m. Special guest: 4th CD candidate Doug White Spokane Canvass, 2 to 4 p.m. Special guest: Rep. Marcus Riccelli Sunday, July 10 Walla Walla Canvass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cheney Canvass, noon to 2 p.m. Yakima Canvass, noon to 3 p.m. Special guest: 4th CD candidate Doug White Spokane County Virtual Phone Bank, 3 to 5 p.m. Walla Walla Virtual Phone Bank, 5 to 7 p.m.
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES CONNECTIONS LAB Framing in Action: Voter Contact | 5 p.m. July 18 Voter contact now includes new digital methods of communication, as well as phones and the old standard of face-to-face at the door. Campaigns will learn ways to effectively connect with voters.
Register to attend for free HERE.
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!
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