03. November 2023 · Comments Off on WSDCC Wrap-up November 3, 2023 · Categories: Committee News


Hello Democrats and happy Friday!
Can you believe we are just 4 days out from Election Day? That means we have just over 100 hours left to do everything in our power to get out the Democratic vote statewide. 

Want to know how you can make the biggest impact for Democratic candidates between now and next Tuesday? Please consider taking one or more of the following three actions:

  1. First and foremost, if you haven’t done so already, PLEASE VOTE (find a drop box near you using this link). If, for any reason, there is an issue with your ballot, we can help you correct it and get your vote counted – call our voter hotline for any concerns at 206-309-VOTE. And please do make certain your friends and family VOTE too – again, we need every vote this cycle. Help us! Use social media, dinnertime conversations, whatever it takes to make certain that folks know they need to vote!
  1. Please reach out to your local Democratic Party organization and sign up for at least one GOTV-focused activity between now and Election Day. Democrats will be knocking doors, making calls, and sending texts across Washington State this weekend and we need all hands on deck! 
  1. Last, but not least, please consider one more donation to support last-minute GOTV pushes in key turf statewide. We are still investing in targeted voter contact efforts in our closest races and any support you can provide will help us reach even more low-propensity, likely Democratic individuals. The best way to donate is online here.

We need your help in this critical final sprint and we can’t miss any opportunity to help push our candidates across the finish line!

Thank you for standing with us, today and every day. Below, we wanted to share some information we thought you would find helpful and informative in advance of Election Day. 


We are working hard to support hundreds of Democratic candidates running for local office statewide – but we wanted to share details on a few races we’re watching especially closely:

In Spokane – the largest Washington city with a Republican Mayor, Democrat Lisa Brown could flip the city’s top office back to blue! She finished the Primary with a nearly 9% advantage over her Republican incumbent opponent (and associate of accused domestic terrorist and white nationalist Matt Shea) Nadine Woodward. This is our top opportunity in 2023 and we won’t stop until we win!  

We’re also pulling hard for Betsy Wilkerson in her race for Council President (she also finished the Primary with a strong advantage over her opponents) and Democrats Lindsey Shaw, Paul Dillon, and Kitty Klitzke! 

In Central Washington — Yakima and Sunnyside have county and municipal races that routinely come down to one hundred or fewer votes and we are working tirelessly to engage a diverse community of voters and ensure Democrats win. We’re especially focused on the competition to maintain our narrow Democratic majority on the Yakima City Council where union leader Dulce Gutierrez (who won her primary by only 7 votes) must carry the day! We also can’t afford to leave a single vote on the table in Sunnyside, where Democrat Keren Vazquez finished the primary election just 21 votes ahead and needs all the help we can give! 

In Southwest Washington — We have key Port Commission and School Board races that we must win in order to get out the Democratic vote early and often and help ensure we can hold CD 3 next year!

In Pierce County — Jamie Smith could flip a red seat blue by defeating incumbent Paul Herrera, widening our narrow Democratic majority on the County Council! 

And in Snohomish County – we’re fighting hard for Susanna Johnson who’s running for Sheriff to unseat far-right incumbent Adam Fortney and reaffirm a commitment to fairness and justice in Washington’s third largest county! 

And this barely scratches the surface of the long list of critical local races we’re fighting hard for in 2023! Tuesday’s Election is a tremendous opportunity to make our Democratic power resonate statewide and send the message loud and clear that when people vote, Democrats win. 

Please join us in making sure we don’t leave a single Democratic vote on the table!


Senator Murray Pushes for Critical Child Care Funding Alongside Rep. DeLauro, White House Officials

Fulfilling the President’s funding request could help serve 183k kids across Washington state, per new White House estimates

Letter to the editor: Gluesenkamp Perez is a true champion of the middle and lower class

Congresswoman Gluesenkamp Perez is a breath of fresh air in Washington, D.C. She is a working-class mom who understands the struggles that her constituents face.

Cantwell, Hickenlooper Bill to Clean Up Space Junk Passes Senate Unanimously

ORBITS Act would support technologies to clear the nearly 1 million pieces of dangerous orbital debris that endanger astronauts and satellites

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

With gratitude,

Chair Shasti Conrad
Washington State Democratic Party

The work we do today wins elections tomorrow. If you’re ready to elect Democrats in every race and every place in Washington state, invest in our efforts and make a contribution now. 

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