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: email@example.com
The following resolution was approved by unanimous consent on Thursday June 3, 2021 by the general body of the 26th Legislative District Democrats
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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.