CALL TO MEETING:
On March 26, 2022 at 10:00 am, the 26th LD Democrats will be holding a caucus to elect delegates and alternatives to the 2022 WA State Democratic Convention in June. Delegates are responsible for participating in the review and submission of resolutions and amendments to the Convention Rules, Platform and Resolutions. The delegate election will be held virtually and will last about 1 hour. Voting will be handled by virtual ballot.
Below is important information on running for delegate and the process:
- You must live in the 26th Legislative District based on the boundaries adopted by the state legislature in 2022. You can find an updated map HERE.
- You do not have to be a member of the 26th LD Democrats, but you must be a democrat.
- Anyone may attend the caucus, but only members and PCOs (as of February 26, 2022) may vote for delegates. To register to attend the caucus as an attendee or voting member, please RSVP HERE. You must register for the meeting no later than 8pm on March 21 so we have time to create ballots for voting members and send out the invite.
- A separate email will be sent to all members and PCOs (as of February 26, 2022) to remind them of their responsibilities as voting members.
- To run as a delegate, you must register HERE. You must register to run as a delegate by 8pm on March 24. We will be providing this information to our voting members early on March 25.
- We are strongly encouraging people in the following groups to apply to encourage representation: Black, Latino, AAPI, Native American, LGBTQ+, Persons with a disability, Young People (under 36).
- We need more or less equal numbers of male/females/gender non-binary people as part of our delegate selection process.
- As part of the delegate registration, found here, you are asked to provide a written candidate statement which is included in the registration form. We encourage everyone to provide their candidate statement with the registration to allow our voting members to learn about you in advance of the caucus and voting. If you do not provide the statement, you will still have a chance to give a verbal statement at the caucus (see below).
- All candidates will have the opportunity to give a 30 second verbal statement at the March 26 LD caucus. If you wrote a candidate statement as part of your registration and wish to use that as your statement, please let us know and we will not call on you to speak and will inform the members of the statement provided.
- After the caucus, successful candidates will be notified that they are an official delegate. A couple of virtual meetings will be held from April to early June in order to help delegates prepare for their role at the convention.
- The State Democratic Convention General Session will be held on Saturday, June 25 in Tacoma. To attend in-person, you must be fully vaccinated, including boosters based on CDC guidelines. You may also attend virtually. You will be asked to make a decision on your attendance by April 1.
For more information, or to ask any questions, send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following candidates were endorsed by the 26th Legislative Democrats at our July meeting.
Bremerton Mayor: Greg Wheeler
Bremerton City Council Dist. 5: Michael Goodnow
Gig Harbor City Council Pos. 2: Roger Henderson
Gig Harbor City Council Pos. 3: Brenda Lykins
Peninsula School Board Director Pos. 5: Juanita Beard
These candidates join the ranks of our previous 2021 endorsed candidates:
Bremerton City Council Dist. 6: Anna Mockler
Bremerton Municipal Court Judge: Tracy Flood
Gig Harbor City Council Pos. 1: Jeni Woock
The following resolution was approved by unanimous consent on Thursday June 3, 2021 by the general body of the 26th Legislative District Democrats
Take action by sending letters to our elected officials in DC!
To urge Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, click HERE.
To urge Congress to pass the For the People Act, click HERE.
COULD GIG HARBOR DO MORE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE?
Join nationally recognized racial justice thought-leader, Erin Jones, and youth voices of Gig Harbor, as they help us recognize JUNETEENTH with this family-friendly event for RACIAL JUSTICE!
WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?
Most of us were taught in school that the Emancipation Proclamation marked the end of enslavement for people in the United States, but that is NOT TRUE. Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) is recognized as the end of slavery in the United States, A FULL **2 1/2 YEARS AFTER** the Emancipation Proclamation.
HOW DO I JOIN THIS AMAZING VIRTUAL EVENT? (10am)
Just REGISTER for the virtual event HERE and the Zoom link will be on its way to your inbox (or check your junk mail!). Join @10am on June 19 and engage in a powerful 1-hour virtual event lead by Erin Jones. Hear from the youth of Gig Harbor, who will share thoughts, poetry and artwork influenced by the racial reckoning of Summer 2020 and beyond.
I WANT TO DO MORE! HOW DO I JOIN A MINI-RALLY? (12:15pm)
1. **SIGN UP HERE**: https://tinyurl.com/GH-Juneteenth-MiniRally21
2. MAKE SIGNS WITH YOUR FAMILY! Get some posterboard and markers, and make a sign for racial justice!
-TODAY IS JUNETEENTH
-BLACK LIVES MATTER
-KEEP FIGHTING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
3. Come to the Virtual Unity Gathering @10am, learn from Erin and the kids, & meet others in Gig Harbor who care as much as you do about racial justice! We’ll answer any lingering questions about the mini-rallies at the end of the event, and give you next steps! We’ll be gathering in small groups throughout Gig Harbor to provide a highly visible and widespread presence, raising awareness for JUNETEENTH and the need to continue the fight for racial justice.
4. Wear masks and socially distance, please!
Sponsored by: Gig Harbor for Racial Justice, Gig Harbor Indivisible & Social Justice Kids
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