Updated November 30, 2013
Chair Marcee Stone-Vekich's Message for December
There are many takeaways from November's election: Campaign money still makes a difference and people are tired of the status quo. The no campaign on I-522 spent $25 per vote. Seattle's Proposition 19 would not have passed if not for the funding by one person to the tune of $250,000. That a socialist candidate could win a seat on the Seattle City Council and a $15 minimum wage could win at the polls says that voters are tired of the same old platitudes and vague promises. They want change in their daily lives. It also says that organizing is the answer. Sea-Tac's Prop. 1 prevailed by 77 votes and Seattle's Prop. 1 failed by 1426 votes despite over 96,000 voting for it. There is no small election and every vote counts.
The 34th needs to intensify our efforts in Burien. Out of our four endorsed candidates for city council, only one succeeded. Congratulations, Lauren Berkowitz! You ran a great campaign. However, this organization needs to infuse some new energy into our base in Burien. To get the Democratic message out, we need to be represented on at the local level. And to do that, we need volunteers and strong candidates.
We've got some work to do in 2014. The message from the electorate says we've got a long way to go.
Thank you for passing our bylaws changes. We negotiated a very favorable contract with NGP-VAN at less than we thought for the district and will be rolling out the new software in January.
Chair, 34 th District Democrats
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