Dear LD26 Democrat Friends:
You may have received a very confusing mailer that tells you to write-in Nathan Schlicher instead of voting for Connie Fitzpatrick. This is a serious DIRTY TRICKS mailer that Glen Morgan and Mulkiteo’s Peter Zieve (he donated $1M to Trump and is famously anti-Muslim racist) have sent to voters in LD26.
It is part of a string of MISLEADING and straight up FRAUDULENT mailers sent to progressive voters in Washington State (see attached photo of the of the mailer). These mailers encourage people to write in another candidate rather than voting for the established progressive/Democratic candidate, without the write-in’s knowledge, and claim to be from progressive groups like Fuse Washington and Planned Parenthood. The mailers are not from these groups, but are instead funded by a Republican PAC run by Glen Morgan. They are meant specifically to confuse and divide the Democratic voters in this state, and are convincing looking enough that they may succeed in doing so. This is VOTER SUPRESSION at the extreme.
Pass this message on to friends and colleagues. And remind them that John Kelly does not speak for the LD 26 Dems when he endorses the Republican candidate.
Connie FitzPatrick, Joy Stanford and Emily Randall.
Response from Nathan Schlicher:
Response from Fuse Washington:
Response from Planned Parenthood:
26th Legislative District Democrats, Washington State
PO Box 1693 Port Orchard, WA 98366
——–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE——-
Gig Harbor, Washington October 14, 2018
LOCAL PARTY LEADER CENSURED FOR PERSONAL MISCONDUCT
Voting in a recent meeting, the general membership of the 26th Legislative District Democrats have censured their chairman, John Patrick Kelly.
Citing “behavior perceived to be harassing, abusive or disrespectful” and his “failure to avoid profane, prejudicial, exclusionary, abusive or sexualized language,” the October 4th censure noted that Mr. Kelly had repeatedly reverted to “disruptive behavior” in the face of several months of advice, coaching and counseling by party leaders and colleagues.
Among the several concerns leading to the censure action was Mr. Kelly’s history of responding to counseling by threatening to support Republican candidates opposing his own Democratic candidates running for the Legislature. It now appears that he had begun active cooperation with one of the Republican campaigns well before the censure action.
“26th District Democrats continue to support our three Democratic candidates for the Legislature,” stated District Vice Chair Luellen Lucid. “Connie FitzPatrick, Joy Stanford, and Emily Randall are ready now with strong, ethical leadership for our community, our state, and our democracy.”
Acting per local bylaws and state Democratic Party rules, the District’s Executive Board will lead the local party’s activities through the election. Following state law, local party organizations across the state reorganize and elect new leadership in December.
“Ballots arrive this weekend,” reminded Ms. Lucid. “We urge voters to mark their ballots and mail them back right away – no postage needed. Voters can put the ballot in the mail.”
Background info: 26th Legislative district runs “bridge to bridge” – from the Narrows bridge up to the Warren Avenue bridge in Bremerton. The district includes the Gig Harbor, Fox Island, and Key Peninsula communities in Pierce County and the Olalla, South Kitsap, Port Orchard, McCormick Woods, and downtown Bremerton communities in Kitsap County.
Luellen Lucid – 26th Legislative District, Vice Chair
——–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE——-
Strong Bipartisan Support for Peninsula School District Bond Undermined by Pierce County Republican Party
Gig Harbor, Washington April 25, 2018 – The Peninsula School District bond election result – 58.8% voted for the bond – shows strong bipartisan support for this crucial measure, reflecting support from Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. The bond measure is badly needed to restore our school facilities to an acceptable level and address crowded conditions resulting from state mandates for smaller class sizes. So how did the measure fall short of the super-majority vote (over 60%) to pass?
The blame falls squarely on the shoulders of the Pierce County Republican Party, which funded and mailed a flyer just before the election opposing the bond measure and providing erroneous and misleading information. The 26th Legislative District Democrats (Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Bremerton) went on record early supporting the bond measure and provided many volunteer hours as well as dollars to support the bond. All the Democratic candidates running for office in November from this district – Derek Young for County Council, Emily Randall for State Senate, and Connie FitzPatrick and Joy Stanford for the two State Representative seats – endorsed and actively supported the bond measure. In contrast, Gig Harbor Republican Randy Boss organized the “No” campaign and actively opposed the bond. None of the legislative representatives from this district, all Republicans – Jan Angel, Jesse Young, and Michelle Caldier – endorsed or supported the bond. This is a disgrace and does not reflect the views of the electorate here, regardless of party affiliation.
The bond campaign epitomized democracy at its best – with people from all parties and backgrounds working together on behalf of our schools. Those who voted for this bond should consider their vote carefully in November and support candidates who are aligned with the interests of this district. The Republican incumbents need to be turned out so that the state legislators reflect the will of the district.
The bond measure was a result of a year-long effort by the School Board and parents collaborating to look at all the options and develop a bond measure with bipartisan appeal. The campaign to pass the bond reflected a strong grass roots effort led and organized by Stand Up for Peninsula Schools (SUP), a parent volunteer organization. Many volunteers worked countless hours every weekend for the past several months going door to door to talk to citizens and explain the bond measure. In addition, the Peninsula Schools Superintendent gave many presentations throughout the district to present the facts of why this bond measure was so crucial and answer questions. It was a well-executed campaign.
The 26th Legislative District Democrats will continue to support efforts to pass a bond measure in the Peninsula School District as well as in the South Kitsap School District.
Luellen Lucid – 26th Legislative District, Vice Chair – Pierce County
26th Rise & Organize Canvassing – Locations to be announced.
Sunday, April 29th 12:30pm
Sunday, May 6th 12:30pm
Sunday, May 13th 12:30pm
Our goal is to ID the whole LD for our candidates.
PLEASE JOIN US!!! We need everyone’s help to win in 2018.
What to Prepare:
We will be using an AWESOME app called MINIVAN to access our walk lists. Please download the MiniVAN app Before Saturday – this will save us a TON of time. If you do not have a smart phone and need a paper list and you haven’t already asked for one, please PM me. Links for MiniVAN below.
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.voteractivationnetwork.minivan&hl=en… See More
During our LD 26 caucus held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 we elected our delegates to the Washington State Democratic Party State Convention, held on 16-17 June 2018 in Wenatchee, Washington. Congratulations to our delegates!
Kitsap: Ian Crinean, Cassandra Wolle, Tony Otto, Chris Kim
Kitsap Alternates: Dianna Eversole, Travis Wolle
Pierce: Michael Cobey, Bill Lloyd, Lewis Myers, Margaret Gaspari