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
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″]
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Saturday Jan 27 9am-1pm
Saturday Feb 10 9am-1pm
Saturday Feb 24 9am-1pm
Saturday Mar 10 9am-1pm
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.
LD26 Democrats endorsed the upcoming renewal of the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Levy. Please, return your ballot marked Yes!
This proposed levy renewal is the opportunity for SKFR to restore the taxation lid back to the allowable cap of $1.50 per $1000 of assessed valuation (AV). It will generate the revenue needed to hire firefighters and re-staff two of the fire stations that were unstaffed in 2014.
We have the least number of firefighters per 1000 citizens compared to our surrounding jurisdictions. Let’s get back to full staffing!
Services provided by SKFR include, but are not limited to, all types of natural and human-made emergencies including fire responses, ALS and BLS emergency-medical services and transports, rescue events, hazardous conditions, emergent and non-emergent service calls, company inspections, fire investigations, code enforcement, and public education and information.
The fire district receives no ongoing county, state and federal funding. The majority of the SKFR budget comes from two, separate tax levies from local property taxes. This measure is one of the two.
Recently there has been concern about how the Democratic National Committee represents party members’ will and considers party-members’ votes. LD26 State Committeeman Drew Williams presented this resolution at our recent Executive Board meeting:
WHEREAS the right to vote is a fundamental right enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
WHEREAS the recognition of integrity of the people’s right to a fair and impartial election is an essential bulwark against tyranny as old as the Greek democracy and Roman republic.
WHEREAS the public expects those holding elections to conduct them impartially and evenhandedly and that the failure to do so breeds contempt and cynicism in the electorate and the party.
WHEREAS the Democratic National Committee (herein after the DNC) has, by virtue of its Charter and Bylaws, expressed its commitment to impartiality and fairness in the electoral process.
WHEREAS Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC allegedly failed to conduct the 2016 primary in an evenhanded and impartial manner in violation of the DNC Bylaws and Article 5, Section 4 of the DNC Charter and were sued in a class action suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case 0:16-cv-61511-WJZ. Said class action suit alleges numerous instances wherein the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz failed to conduct the democratic primary in an evenhanded and impartial manner in violation of the DNC Bylaws and Charter. The suit accuses the DNC of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, violation of DC Code section 28-3904, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence. Among other remedies the suit asks the court to enjoin the DNC to follow the Charter and Bylaws of the DNC.
WHEREAS in defense of said suit the DNC denied that it has an obligation to conduct the primary process in an evenhanded and impartial manner. The DNC called its own Bylaws and Charter unenforceable political promises.
WHEREAS the DNC defense attorney Bruce Spiva stated in said court that the impartiality clause is, “a discretionary rule that [the DNC] didn’t need to adopt to begin with.”
WHEREAS the DNC has placed its financial interests and desire to control the winner of the primary over the bedrock principles of conducting fair elections and enforcing its own rules.
WHEREAS the DNC’s continued refusal to acknowledge its obligation to provide an impartial and even handed primary deepens the disaffection of certain elements within the democratic party.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
- The Washington State Democratic Party hereby urges the DNC direct its attorneys to concede that its obligations stated in Article 5 Section 4 of the DNC Charter are enforceable and make a press release reaffirming its obligation to conduct an evenhanded and impartial election as determined by its Charter, Bylaws and applicable rules.
- The Washington State Democratic Party demands a status report from the DNC in regard to this resolution within 90 days.