Join Us For Our December Meeting!

Join us for our December Holiday Meeting where we will be doing all sorts of fun things!

DATE: Thursday, December 7th 2017
TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Givens Community Center
1026 Sidney Ave
Port Orchard, WA 98366

We’ll be voting for a new Pierce Vice Chair, Secretary, and State Committeeman (elected/appointed PCOs are the only ones eligible to vote per our bylaws, if you have NOT received our PCO call for this meeting, please click here.

We will be hearing from Marty Bishop (longtime 26th LD Democrats member) about the latest efforts of 350.org to transition to sustainable energy and also the next efforts to pass a gas tax in Washington state. Here are some sites she recommends to check out before the meeting
https://gofossilfree.org/usa/
https://jobscleanenergywa.com/

Last but not least, we will be hearing from one of our favorite organizers with Washdems, Kali Lasher-Sommers about Rise and Organize/organizing for 2018. (If you are a PCO and do not have/know your credentials for access to Votebuilder, email to our PCO coordinator Don Bartley at don.bartley52@gmail.com)

Come enjoy some holiday snacks and pizza and learn about things we’re doing toward our goal of 3 D’s for 2018! See you there, and as always, if you have additional questions or need more information, send email to 26thdemocrats@gmail.com.

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Notice of Special Meeting For The Purpose of Election of Pierce Vice Chair/State Committeeman/Secretary

Notice of Special Meeting For The Purpose of Election of Pierce Vice Chair/ State Committeeman/Secretary

Elections for the position of Pierce Vice Chair, Secretary and State Committeeman for the 26th LD Democrats will be held during our regular December meeting, Thursday December 7th, 2017 at 7 PM. Location for this meeting is Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard 98366.

Ten (10) members attending a duly called and noticed special meeting shall constitute a quorum. Members eligible for this vote are elected and appointed Precinct Committee Officers. Proxies and absentee votes are never permitted per our bylaws.

Candidates may be self nominated. Nominating and seconding speeches are permitted. If there are more than two candidates for a position and no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, the name of the person with the fewest votes shall be deleted and a vote taken on the remaining candidates until one candidate has a majority.

The Pierce Vice Chair will finish out the current term for this position which will expire in December of 2018. Per our bylaws, the chair and at least one Vice Chair shall not be of the same gender and our organization already meets this requirement.

The Vice Chair serves as the presiding officer in the absence of the Chair or at other times upon request. They represent the organization on the county Executive Board for the county of residence. The Vice Chair will also assist the Chair by attending and participating in committees as requested by the Chair, and will identify Democrats who may wish to be appointed Precinct Committee Officers in vacant precincts in their respective county.

The State Committeeman will finish out the current term for this position which will expire in December of 2018. To be considered, the nominee need not be a PCO, but must be a member in good standing.

The State Committeeman represents the organization at meetings of the State Central Committee and at meetings of the County Central Committee Executive Board for their county of residence and report the activities thereof at organization meetings. They will also serve on committees of the WSDCC as well as serve on the organization’s Executive Board. The State Committeeman may perform liaisons with state and county organizations upon request. NOTE: Committeeman or committeewoman may be removed from the position for failure to attend two consecutive state committee meetings, upon action by the membership after notice of such intent and opportunity for hearing.

The Secretary will finish out the current term for this position which will expire in December of 2018.

The secretary is responsible for preparing the agenda for each monthly or other official meeting, coordinating such with the Chair and Executive Board. They will also keep minutes and records of the organization, including minutes of general, special and Executive Board meetings.

Eligible members for this vote are strongly encouraged to attend our December meeting on Thursday, December 7th 2017 at 7 PM at Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard 98366. For more information or questions, please contact Johanna Baxter, Kitsap Vice Chair at hannie@joesdiner.com or (360) 633-6780.

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2017 General Election

Sunny & Greg Wheeler, Election Night 2017
photo by Robbi Perez

Congratulations are in order to our endorsed candidates who won their elections!

Greg Wheeler, City of Bremerton Mayor
Michael Goodnow, Bremerton City Council position 5
James Docter, City of Bremerton Municipal Court Judge

Fred Chang, Port Orchard City Council position 6
Jay Rosapepe, Port Orchard City Council at-large position

Kit Kuhn, City of Gig Harbor Mayor
Deborah Krishnadasan, Peninsula School District 401, Director 2

John McCarthy, Port of Tacoma Commissioner 1

The Kitsap Regional Library Levy was passed with 65.1% of voters voting yes.

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