Updated October 1, 2014
Chair Marcee Stone-Vekich's Message for October
As I write this, the Election is six weeks away. We've held candidate forums and panels on the issues. We argued, cajoled and decided what candidates and ballot measures to endorse. We've raised money and contributed over $9,000 to candidates, committees and initiatives. What else can we do?
Phone banking for Organizing for Washington! Can you take two hours out of one Monday evening and make phone calls to elect a Democratic State Senate? If you don't, you might wish you did. Don't the Senate republicans remind you of that kid on the playground that hogs the ball? Didn't it make you so mad you wanted to kick that kid's shins? Well, put on your stilettoes because we have work to do. The Senate republicans have perfected the Bogart of Democratic legislation. This isn't Easy Rider. It's the future of our children so let's make some phone calls.
Boots on the ground! 34th District Democratic PCOs, we need you to urge citizens to exercise their right to vote! This isn't brain surgery. You ran for election! You won! At our October 8th meeting, pick up a list and sample ballots to distribute to your neighbors. Ballots will arrive the next week. Let the voters know what and who we support. If you need a reminder, see the list on the endorsements page here. This election is our best opportunity to see meaningful change in our community because it's about local races and issues. Highline Schools need to pass their levy. Seattle needs quality Pre-K. Cutting Metro bus routes affects everyone. The election of good county and municipal judges can make or break the future of many young people. And our state delegation and Governor Inslee deserves a state senate they can work with to fund education, create jobs, protect women's health, address climate change and tackle transportation. You can make a difference.
Everyone says this is an off-year election but the foregoing points make it no such thing. You don't just come to the meetings for the cheap beer, do you? Remember, we're the Kickin' 34th and we can make a difference in our local communities.
Chair, 34th District Democrats
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