15. March 2024 · Comments Off on WSDCC Wrap-up March 15, 2024 · Categories: Committee News

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

Hello Democrats and Happy Friday!

Thank you to all of you who voted in this week’s Presidential Primary – and please join me in cheering President Joe Biden as the clear winner in Washington State! With 90% of votes tallied the incumbent president earned an 84.9% vote share, which could trend even higher in the days to come.

Following several successful Primary showings this week – Biden has officially secured enough delegates to clinch the 2024 Presidential nomination. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it is nonetheless a strong call to action to get involved, get engaged, and do all we can to help Democrats win this November – from the local level all the way to the White House.

With another Biden vs. Trump race appearing inevitable, this year’s stakes are coming into clear focus. This is a battle between democracy vs. autocracy, understanding vs. hate, progress vs. destruction, and hope vs. fear – and we must do everything in our power to ensure voters make the right choice and set our country on the right course.

Thank you for standing with us in this critical work – we need everyone on board. 

While we have made great strides in Washington State – we can’t take anything for granted and we must not forget about all the hard work needed here at home to protect and expand our Democratic power. 

Just this week – former Congressman and presumptive GOP gubernatorial nominee Dave Reichert showed tacit support for Trump by refusing to take a stance on whether or not he would back his presidential campaign this fall. It is absolutely critical that we never yield an inch of ground, let alone our State’s top office, to the MAGA Republicans and we will fight tooth and nail to hold the line for years to come. 

Because let’s face it – Donald Trump and his Republican Party are bad for the people of the United States – period. In a particularly disturbing turn, a past Trump aide released a book earlier this week highlighting the former President’s repeated praise for autocrats like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un, and even Adolf Hitler. 

Any Republican, Reichert included, who is willing to hold their nose and line up behind a leader this dangerous can never be allowed to hold power in Washington State – and it is up to you, me, and every Washington Democrat to do all we can to defeat them. 

WORKING FOR WASHINGTON

Please join me in wishing former Speaker of the WA State House – and lifelong civil servant Frank Chopp congratulations on an illustrious career in the WA State Legislature.

Chopp joins a number of high-profile Democrats stepping down at the end of this year and leaves some big shoes to fill. We wish him all the best in future endeavors and look forward to seeing who steps forward to carry his mantle!

WA Dems in the News

This week’s presidential Primary spurred some great press recognition for the WA Dems – and we wanted to share a few stories where we’ve been quoted and highlighted!

We’re proud to have our finger on the pulse here at the State Party and we hope you’ll find this coverage informative and enlightening! 

Democrats in the News

Inslee updates hate crime law, expands powers of physician assistants, boosts money paid to those leaving prison, recognizes Lunar New Year

During the past two months, state legislators in Olympia passed a stack of 359 bills that Gov. Jay Inslee has been working through signing into law this week.

Leading Dem senator keeps door open on House-passed TikTok bill

Senate Commerce Chair Maria Cantwell isn’t ruling out an eventual vote on the House-passed TikTok bill that could eventually ban it from app stores. But she’s still considering possible changes to the text.

Congresswoman DelBene Secures $18 million for First District community projects

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) secures nearly $18 million in federal funding for 15 community projects across Washington’s First Congressional District. These projects range from road and trail improvements to environmental sustainability projects to support farmers’ markets and community center services.

Jayapal calls for government action on anniversary of Silicon Valley Bank collapse

Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) called for the federal government to take action on the “systemic failures” that led to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank on the anniversary of the bank failure that briefly sparked fears of a wider crisis.

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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