* Notice of Special Meeting*
January 29, 2018
Givens Community Center
1026 Sidney Ave
Port Orchard 98366
Per the 2018 Washington State Democrats Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan , the 26th Legislative Democrats are tasked with electing one representative each for the following Washington State Democrats State Convention Committees: Credentials, Platform and Rules. (Information on each committee is listed below).
The Washington State Democrats State Convention will be held on June 16-17, 2018 in Wenatchee WA (Location: To be determined)
Although any 26th LD Democrat can be nominated for one of these committee positions, only elected and appointed Precinct Committee Officers are eligible to vote in this election. Our chair, state committee man and state committee woman are not eligible to be nominated for these positions as they are designated as automatic delegates to the Washington State Democrats State Convention.
Nominees should be individuals committed to the Party and Democratic Values and be members in good standing of their local appointing organization. These are important leadership positions demanding a great deal of time, dedication and ability to work well with others in small and large group settings. It is expected that appointees will adhere to the WSDCC Code of Conduct.
RSVP to LD Caucus Chair Johanna Baxter
RSVP on Facebook for our special meeting!
Don’t forget we have our regular general meeting on Thursday, February 1 (6:30 PM for our dinner/social, 7 PM for our meeting) at Givens Center, 1026 Sidney Avenue, Port Orchard 98366. We’ll be hearing from Leslie Rothbaum on the Kitsap County Democrats Annual Dinner and Auction, Pierce County Councilperson Derek Young on Senate Bill 6091, signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Jan. 19 (Hirst Decision-rural water rights). Joy Vartanian and Don Bartley, our State Committee people, will give us the latest information from the Washington State Democrats Central Committee meeting held in Bellingham, WA this last weekend. More information on our upcoming LD caucus will be shared and we will have an open question and answer session. See you at our February General Meeting this Thursday!
** The LD 26 Caucus is Coming!
Our caucus will be held on Saturday, March 24th at 10 AM (Peninsula High School/Commons Area, Gig Harbor, WA) Don’t miss our 26th LD Democrats monthly meeting on Thursday February 1, 2018 (7 PM/ Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard) as we’ll be sharing the latest information about this event!
Important Upcoming Dates
March 24, 2018 10 AM LD 26 Caucus
(Tenative Location: Peninsula High School, Purdy WA)
April 22, 2018 1 PM Pierce County Convention (Location: TBD)
June 16-17 2018 Washington State Democrats
(Wenatchee, WA) State Convention
We’re holding ongoing Precinct Committee Officer and Volunteer Canvass trainings. Please plan to attend at leEdit date and timeast one of our trainings so you know how to Rise & Organize canvass in your own Precincts. Bring your laptops and smartphones and we’ll give you one-on-one training on how to cut turf and use mini-van. We encourage all PCOs to attend.
Feel free to bring a friend or two. See you there!
Rise & Organize Canvass Training Kitsap
Trainings For PCOs and Volunteers
Wednesday, Jan 24 4:30-6PM
Location: Kitsap Regional Library 87 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366[gmap-embed id=”34184″]
(Note: This is not the same training that you will get on the Feb 3rd event held at Givens Center, Port Orchard)
Plus Canvass Training Gig Harbor
We are actually canvassing on these days so dress for the weather. You’ll need to bring a charged smart phone with MiniVan downloaded on it. We’ll train you on the script and Minivan and you can start knocking on doors nearby.
Trainings For PCOs: All PCOs are invited to get more in-depth training on Votebuilder. Learn how to cut turfs for Rise & Organize. We’ll cover this after the script and MiniVan trainings and others have left to knock on doors. Please bring your laptops and tablets and we’ll take as much time as need to make sure you’re a pro turf-cutter.
Location: Subway 11430 51st Ave NW #100, Gig Harbor, WA 98332 (off of Borgen Blvd)[gmap-embed id=”34182″]
RSVP ON FACEBOOK
Saturday Jan 27 9am-1pm
Saturday Feb 10 9am-1pm
Saturday Feb 24 9am-1pm
Saturday Mar 10 9am-1pm
The 26th LD Democrats will be holding their January 2018 General Meeting on Thursday, January 4th, 2018.
Dinner/Social 6:30 PM
Meeting called to order 7 PM
Location: Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard 98366
Speakers for the January meeting include Chad Enright with the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office, Marty Bishop (updating us on latest information from 350.org), and Mina Mercer with the House Democratic Campaign Committee.
We will also have an important message about the 2018 election and an exciting presentation in which you’ll be able to take action and join committees. Happy new year and see you at our meeting!
(January agenda to be added soon!)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com.