August 8, 2018 Meeting Notes

      150 150 34th Democrats

      Meeting called to order at 7:00 by Acting Chair Michael Taylor-Judd

      7:00 Pledge of Allegiance.

      7:02 Acknowledgement of VIP’s – Representative Eileen Cody, State (and endorsed) Senate Candidates Shannon Braddock and Joe Nguyen.

      7:07 Minutes and Agenda (M)oved(S)econded(P)assed.

      7:08 Recognition of the nominations of Rashida Tlaib and Sharice Davids, the first Muslim woman and one of the 2 two first Native American women to Congress respectively.

      Need to get our PCO#s up. 2020 Caucuses are expected to be very well attended.

      7:10 Treasurer’s Report –

      Garden Party raised $23,000, expenses for it were $8,000

      There is $15,000 in the caucus fund and $19,641.56 in the savings account.

      7:12 KCDCC Report – Martha Koester reports that there is a new Treasurer.

      7:13 Chris Porter expressed his thanks to the Garden Party Committee.

      7:14 Recognition of Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold.

      7:16 – Program – Things you can do to get involved!

      Help with the Outreach Committee to get people signed up to vote!

      Get involved and help with other districts and campaigns.

      Some organizations worthy of your consideration:

      Voter Registration and Engagement:

      Latino Community Fund of Washington ( – Works on growing

      Latinx community involvement.

      Code Blue Washington ( – Kim Ricketts reiterated that STATE LEGISLATIVE

      RACE MATTER. She invited the membership to join the Code Blue Facebook Group. They are not

      A fundraising operation in this state yet. They try not to favor any candidates in primaries.

      Voter Registration is NOT their focus. It is more on engagement. Don’t have an iPhone? Prefer

      pen and paper to tapping on a keyboard? Check out

      You can help from the comfort of your own home! The Code Blue team does work with

      MiniVan, the state parties and candidates.


      Knock 10 (



      Facing Homelessness (

      Low Income Housing Institute (

      Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (

      Real Change (

      West Side Interfaith Network ( Provides

      meals and funds


      Timothy Harris from Real Change spoke about the paper.


      Also discussed were the Facing Homelessness Facebook Group, the Pike Place Senior Center,

      Camp Second Chance, Low Income Housing Alliance’s Tiny Houses program, support for

      Veterans, the America’s Promise program.


      Observed that centralized services were not as efficient as de-centralized services were.


      It was also pointed out that School Districts define homelessness differently than the

      government does, and that tough conversations were needed about prioritizing funding.

      Teams? Theaters? Or…People?


      Bathrooms that are safe for all (

      Assist Citizenship Seekers

      Planned Parenthood (

      Volunteer to help pass Initiative 1639.

      Check out

      8:10 New Business – Martha Koester introduced a Resolution in support of Councilmember Kohl-Welles’s Amendment to invest an additional $184 million into affordable housing for King County residents. It is a compromise on stadium funding and funds for the homeless.

      A point of order was raised of the necessity of suspending the rules to consider the motion.

      Moved and Seconded to vote to suspend the rules. Motion failed. Steve will publish it in the newsletter.

      8:20 Recognition of newly Elected PCO Julie Whitaker from Vashon Island.

      8:23 Good of the Order.

      8:25 Adjourned.