State Senator Emily Randall is hosting four District town halls on March 18
Bremerton: 9-10 a.m. at Olympic College Building 4
Port Orchard: 12-1 p.m. at South Kitsap High School
Gig Harbor: 2-3 p.m. at Swift Water Elementary School
Key Peninsula: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Longbranch Improvement Club
We need your support on Bills moving through Olympia right now!! Those opposed are showing up so WE NEED YOU! Bring your questions, ideas and feedback!
Legislative Update with Sen. Emily Randall
We had a wonderful visit from Sen. Emily Randall this afternoon! She gave an update on the legislative session in progress, and shared plans for addressing climate change, housing challenges, and creating greater access to healthcare.
Thank you for representing the 26th LD so well! And, a big thank you to our Indivisible Gig Harbor friends for making this possible!
March 2023 General Meeting
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Time: 6:00 Set up, social and “Brown Bag” dinner
Location: SEHMEL HOMESTEAD PARK 10123 78th Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA 98332
We will NOT be doing a Potluck Dinner with this meeting. We are asking folks to “Brown Bag” (bring your own) meal and drinks or eat before attending.
NOTE: This is an In-Person meeting! Please do not attend if you feel ill or have any concerning symptoms. We encourage all to be current on their vaccinations and will have N-95 masks at the door and CoVID test kits available to take home.
6:30 – 6:35 PM: Opening
Call to order, pledge of allegiance, and land acknowledgement
Recognition of elected officials and first-time guests
6:35 – 7:30: Program
3. County Chairs highlights – Hannie, Judy
4. Highlights of WA State Democrats Mtg of 28 Jan – Ray, Madysen
5. 2023 Elections and Candidate Recruitment – Ray, Frank
Melissa Shumake – Our very own Kitsap Co Member at Large. Melissa has been an urban planner for 9 years. She introduced the core concepts of Walla Walla’s 2018 development code overhaul that eliminated zoning exclusively for single family homes that was spotlighted in the Winter 2022 issue of Planning magazine. She holds a B.S in Environmental Science and an M.S in Bioregional Planning and Community Design, both from the University of Idaho.
Gig Harbor City Council Member Roger Henderson. Roger will speak on how the issue of housing density and the bill under consideration in the state legislature are viewed in Gig Harbor. He will also address the recent City Council discussion and new ordinance related to short-term vacation rentals in downtown Gig Harbor.
7:30 – 8:00 PM: Business Meeting
7. Approval of Minutes (January)
8. Newcomer’s introduction package
9. Treasurer’s Report (Rosanne Rappazini)
10. Good of the Order
Next General Meeting: April 6, 6:30 p.m. Marvin Williams Center – 725 Park Avenue Bremerton WA 98337
February General Meeting Minutes
Newcomers Introduction Package
Derek Kilmer WaPo Article: https://26d.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=68020160708b7fe3d543a62cf&id=8cdd44e3f7&e=7c93f4721b
26 LD Dems and Indivisible Gig Harbor welcomes Sen. Emily Randall
Sunday, Feb. 26, 3-4 p.m. at the Sehmel Park Pavilion
We worked hard to re-elect her and now are gathering with our friends from Indivisible Gig Harbor to host a visit with State Senator Emily Randall!
Come hear Emily’s update on the legislative session in Olympia, her goals for her 2nd term, — and ask Emily questions about the issues that matter to you!
See you there!
2022 Caucus Call to Meeting
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