Program: Join us at our June General Meeting to hear from a panel of subject matter experts as they discuss the very important issue of Social/Criminal Justice Reform
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Meeting Time: 6:30 – 8:30 NEW TIME!!
Social & Light Potluck Time: 6:00-6:30pm
Place: Givens Community Center – Kitsap Room
Address: 1026 Sidney Road Port Orchard 98366
General Meeting Day: Monthly on First Thursdays
Tarra Simmons, the Executive Director of Civil Survival and Seattle University Law graduate who won a long fight to simply take the bar exam after being incarcerated.
Drew Hansen, State Representative from the 23rd District.
Tracy Flood, a local civil rights lawyer and President of the Bremerton chapter of the NAACP.
Chad Enright, the Kitsap County Prosecutor, and Danielle Armbruster of the Department of Corrections.
Danielle Armbruster, Assistant Secretary of Corrections,
Adison Richards, moderator
Our nation incarcerates people at the highest rate of any nation in the world. Washington State’s prison population has gone from about 3,500 in 1980 to over 18,000 today. Of that population, Washington State incarcerates almost six people of color for every white person, one of the highest rates in the country. Federal, State, and county budgets are eaten up by the costs of incarceration. Recidivism, or the rate that people return to prison, remains stubbornly high. Why? Is our criminal justice system working to reduce crime? How does incarceration impact a person’s life? Are there things we do that increase the likelihood someone will go to jail? How do we balance public safety with personal responsibility, while not punishing everybody for life for the worst thing that they have done? Can the goals of public safety and changing our methods of accountability work in common? What can we do about it?
The 26th LD Democrats Annual Dine For Democrats at our Bridge To Bridge Dinner & Auction
Date: Saturday, June 8th 2019
Speakers Derek Kilmer, House Congressional District 6, Hilary Franz, WA Commissioner of Public Lands
THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS THE BEST EVENING OF THE YEAR!
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Program: Watch both nights of the 2019 Democratic Presidential Candidate Debates with your friends and neighbors on a giant 70 ft x 40 ft screen at the Gig Harbor Galaxy Uptown IMAX Theater.
Dates: Wednesday, June 26, & Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 6pm start. Doors open at 5:15pm
Location: IMAX THEATER – Galaxy Uptown Luxury+ Theatre
Address: 4649 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
MC: Derek Young, Pierce County Council Member
Co-Sponsors: 26th Legislative District Democrats and 28th Legislative District Democrats
Co-hosts: Pierce County Democratic Central Committee, Kitsap County Democratic Central CommitteeRead More
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LD 26 Democrats Unanimously Endorse the Peninsula School Bond
Gig Harbor, Washington December 15, 2018 – At their General Meeting December 6, the 26th Legislative District Democrats unanimously endorsed the Peninsula School Bond on the ballot in February and voted to make a significant financial contribution to the school bond campaign. The school bond will fund the construction of two additional elementary schools, one on the Harbor Hills North site and a second on a site to be determined. It will also cover the cost of replacing the current structures for two existing schools, Evergreen, located on the Key Peninsula, and Artondale, located in Gig Harbor.
“This bond is critical to the Peninsula School District,” stated newly elected 26th LD Chair, Luellen Lucid. “The schools have reached maximum capacity. No new schools have been built for 26 years. It is clearly time to build new schools to accommodate this area’s growth in population as well as to rebuild and modernize two of our oldest elementary schools.”
The bond requires a 60% supermajority to pass. The last bond was on the ballot in April 2018 and fell short by only 1%, despite a strong bipartisan campaign effort organized by Stand Up for Peninsula Schools (SUP).
“Many members of the Democratic Party in this district will be actively involved in talking to district residents through a door-to-door campaign, phone calling, and postcard writing,” Lucid commented. “I am calling on all PSD residents – Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – to support this bond. It is also my hope that all our local legislators will actively support this bond measure. Senator-Elect Emily Randall (D) was a strong advocate for our schools throughout her campaign and is already supporting the bond.”
Luellen Lucid – Chair, 26th LD Democrats
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26th Dems – Reclaiming Our Future
We Can Build An America That Works For All Of Us
Our ideals of freedom and justice are crumbling under the weight of powerful interests with their own self-serving objectives and a “you’re on your own” mentality for the rest of us. These interests threaten our families, our communities and our values.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
We can work together in the 26th Legislative District to:
- BUILD a strong economy from the middle class out (not “trickle-down”), where middle class families with money in their pockets create a stronger America.
- STAND UP for strong communities. Every family has a right to clean air and drinking water, good food, health, and a safe place to call home.
- RESPECT the inherent dignity and equality of every human being regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, income, or sexual orientation.
- INVEST in strong public schools to open the doors to decent jobs, a secure retirement, and ladders of opportunity for all our children to succeed.
- PROTECT our children, seniors, and veterans. Make sure they are defended and supported, not left to fend for themselves.
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