LD 26 PIERCE precinct caucus locations:
Saturday March 26, 2016 10 AM
**Please see the Washington State Democrats Caucus Finder & Registration Tool page for pre-registration & additional information/forms.**
26-315 through 26-323
Key Peninsula Middle School
5510 Key Peninsula Highway KPN
26-301 through 26-303, 26-324 through 26-333
Peninsula High School
14105 Purdy Drive NW
26-304, 26-305, 26-334 through 26-352
Goodman Middle School
3701 38th Avenue NW
Our February meeting for the 26th LD Democrats will take place on Thursday, February 4th, 2016. The location for our meeting is Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Road, Port Orchard, 98366. Social (dinner) starts at 6:30 PM with our meeting called to order at 7 PM.
Our dinner will be chili with a vegetarian option, dessert and the beverage of your choosing.
This month’s discussion will focus on Social Security, with our vice chairs Jackie Williams and Karen Urman moderating. We also will be hearing from Missy Hill, PenMet Parks Commissioner.
**Precinct caucus locations for LD 26 Pierce/Kitsap are being finalized and will be published later this week. Please stay tuned!**
For questions or for additional information, please contact our chair George Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larry Seaquist, former legislator for the 26th Legislative District, has announced his bid for the state Superintendent of Public Education position.
“We have an important opportunity to remodel our school system. I want to lead that change. With the new Every Student Succeeds Act, the Feds opened the door to a fresh start. With local control (mostly) restored we can now realign and fully fund our whole state system of public education,” Seaquist stated.
During his tenure as state legislator, Seaquist was chair of the House Higher Education Committee. Known for his inclusive and bipartisan leadership style, he invites the whole state to rethink our commitment to thriving as an educated society in a high tech, high skills world. Seaquist asks the public to recommit to two broad goals, to graduate more students at all levels and to decrease dropout rates to near zero. He feels that these goals can be worked toward by enacting two immediate actions, restoring trust in our teachers and drawing a bright line around ‘basic and ample’. The legislature would decide what specific “basic” costs they will pay to furnish reliably “ample” funding when state money replaces local levies. Seaquist feels parents, teachers, school boards and local taxpayers need to see a detailed and politically credible proposal.
Seaquist feels that education is the most important issue on the ballot this year.
“I will run a strong campaign to bring us together in a new consensus,” Seaquist stated. “I invite everyone to join this statewide discussion. I look forward to continuing to travel the state to talk with educations, parents, students and local community leaders.”
For more information, please visit www.larryseaquist.com.
Democrats have watched Republicans like Donald Trump promote division through the use of FEAR as a follow-up to the G. W. Bush tactics following 9/11/2001. We need to heed the words of FDR, Thomas Jefferson and others who reminded us the lack of fear brought the United States of America unity and strength.
At our regular meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2016, member Tony Otto will lead a discussion on the subject of the use of fear by current Republican candidates. Please make plans to attend this important discussion and if possible, bring a friend as well.
Click here for a suggested reading of a 2 page excerpt of chapter one from The Assault on Reason by Al Gore. Our January membership meeting will take place Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Givens Community Center (1026 Sidney Rd, Port Orchard, 98366). Our dinner ($5 donation) starts at 6:30 PM which will include pizza, sandwiches, salad and dessert and a beverage of your choice. Membership meeting will be called to order at 7 PM.