Our Resolutions

    These are resolutions that have been approved by the members of the 34 District Democrats. Resolutions are voted on during our monthly meetings. Check the calendar to see when the next meeting is!

    If you have a resolution that you’d like to propose to the membership, please email it to chair@34dems.org and bring printed copies of it to an Executive Board meeting for approval by the Board.

    Black Lives Matter Movement

    Membership approved with one amendment at the September 9 general membership meeting.  Resolution on the Black Lives Matter Movement Whereas, this body acknowledges that racism is defined as the patterns of privilege, power and authority granted to one group over others based on race; and Whereas, this body acknowledges that the United States was founded […]

    West Seattle Bridge NOW

    Membership approved as submitted at the September 9 general membership meeting.  Resolution to Efficiently Establish Sustainable Means of Travel to and from West Seattle Whereas, the Jeanette Williams Memorial Bridge (“West Seattle Bridge”) was closed on March 23, 2020 due to critical structural issues; and Whereas, the West Seattle Bridge functioned as the primary avenue […]

    Federal Green New Deal Coalition Participation

    WHEREAS President Franklin Roosevelt used the “New Deal” to raise the country out of its greatest challenge, a debilitating depression; WHEREAS the greatest challenge we now face is the specter of global destruction from climate change and the disruptions it is causing; WHEREAS a Green New Deal is proposed at the federal level within House […]

    Resolution Defending Immigrant Rights

    Passed on August 12, 2020.  This resolution will be debated and voted on at the March 2020 meeting. WHEREAS the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement policies are restrictionist, prioritizing deportation of legal immigrants, restriction of the visa process, and rejection of asylum claims; and WHEREAS the Trump Administration’s designs its immigration enforcement policies to intimidate immigrants […]

    Israeli-Palestinian Peace

    Passed at the August 12, 2020 general membership meeting.  Resolution in Support of Washington Democrats’ Commitment to Israeli-Palestinian Peace, and in Opposition to any Further Occupation, Settlement Expansion, or Other Unilateral Annexation of West Bank Territory WHEREAS the Washington Democratic Party’s 2018 platform rightly states support for serious negotiations between Israel and Palestine in order […]

    Adoption of Zero Emissions Vehicles

    Resolution Urging Washington State Adoption of the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Program WHEREAS the climate crisis requires bold action to reduce carbon emissions[1]; and WHEREAS gasoline is the single largest source of carbon emissions in Washington State[2]; and WHEREAS the electricity that powers electric vehicles in Washington State is overwhelmingly produced by renewable energy[3]; and [...]

    Resolution in Support of the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s   Draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance

    Whereas Seattle is losing not only its biggest trees, but much more of its green cover, as developers frequently scrape properties clean of trees to maximize their buildable area; and   Whereas Seattle has failed to require developers to replace all “exceptional” trees and trees over 24” DBH (diameter at 54” high) as prescribed by SMC 25.11.090; and  Whereas Seattle, unlike Portland and other major cities, has not instituted a permit system to govern tree removal on developed property or property […]

    Urging Approval of Referendum 88

    WHEREAS I-200 (the initiative that launched the career of Tim Eyman in 1998) has restricted educational opportunity and economic mobility among Washington’s most diverse communities for the last two decades; and WHEREAS the Washington State Democratic Party believes guaranteeing every resident of Washington State equal opportunity and access to public education, public employment, and public […]

    Resolution Regarding Child Separation

    Whereas the Trump administration has, since at least March 2017, enacted a cruel, inhumane policy of separating the children of immigrant families from their parents, and Whereas the United States of America was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that we interpret “men” to mean human persons, and that all […]

    Resolution Rejecting Hate Speech

    WHEREAS the Democratic Party consists of a diverse set of people who must promote a truly representative Party, open to all who support its principles; and WHEREAS the 34th Legislative District Democrats (34th Dems) are committed to maintaining a welcoming, safe, and hate-free environment where all are comfortable, and ask all members join in efforts […]

    Resolution in Support of The Green New Deal for Seattle

    WHEREAS, a preponderance of scientists working in climate related fields agree that climate change is accelerating at an alarming rate; and WHEREAS, those same scientists agree that much of that acceleration is due to human activity; and WHEAREAS, the proposed Green New Deal for Seattle calls for legislation to eliminate climate pollution from Seattle by […]

    Gas Infrastructure Resolution

    Resolution Opposing New and Expanded Gas Infrastructure in WA State Considered at the 5/8/19 Membership Meeting WHEREAS the world’s foremost body of climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change reports that we have until 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5C to mitigate devastating worldwide climate impacts such as extreme temperatures, heavy rains, drought, […]

    Pro-Primary Resolution

    Pro-Primary Resolution submitted by Jeanne Fellin. Below is the amended and approved version. Resolution Calling on State Committee Members to Vote in Favor of a Primary as the Determining Step for Presidential Delegate Allocation Whereas the Washington State Democratic Party State Central Committee will vote in April on whether to retain presidential precinct caucuses as […]

    Resolution Supporting King County Councilmember Kohl-Welles’s Amendment to Invest an Additional $184 Million into Affordable Housing for King County Residents

    (For consideration at the September 12, 2018 membership meeting) 34th LD Democrats Resolution 2018-2 WHEREAS housing instability and homelessness continue to grow in our immediate communities and across Washington State as a whole; and WHEREAS rents in King County are out of reach and King County workers must earn at least $29.40/hour for a modest […]

    WFSE Letter of Support

    WFSE Letter of Support Passed: March 2017 March 8, 2017 WFSE Letter of Support BE IT RESOLVED THAT 34TH District Democrats voted by acclamation to sign the WFSE Letter of Support on March 8, 2017: We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, recognize an affordability crisis happening (in several communities around Washington State) that’s harming both [...]

    Resolution in support of HB 1144-S which would amend limits on greenhouse gas emissions by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington

    Resolution in support of HB 1144-S which would amend limits on greenhouse gas emissions by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington Passed: March 2017 WHEREAS, in 2008 the State of Washington adopted goals for the reduction of Greenhouse Gases emissions reductions by 2020, 2035 and 2050; and WHEREAS, the WA State [...]

    Resolution opposing attacks on our health benefits by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington

    Resolution Opposing Attacks on our Health Benefits Passed: March 2017 WHEREAS, comprehensive health benefits are essential to ensuring working families and retirees can get the health care they need, when they need it; WHEREAS, health insurance should be affordable for all Americans; WHEREAS, Medicare is a promise to the American people that must be kept for current and future [...]

    Resolution supporting the expansion of Social Security and eliminating the cap on earnings that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington

    Resolution supporting the expansion of Social Security and eliminating the cap on earnings that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax by the 34th District Democratic Organization of the State of Washington Passed: March 2017 WHEREAS, the gap between the pensions and retirement savings American households actually have and what they need in order [...]

    Resolution supporting House Bill 1646 by 34th District Democratic Organization State of Washington

    Resolution supporting House Bill 1646 By 34th District Democratic Organization State of Washington Passed: March 2017 WHEREAS, the burning of fossil fuels creates air pollution that causes impaired lung function, shortness of breath, wheezing, asthma attacks and premature death; WHEREAS, the burning of fossil fuels generates greenhouse gases that cause climate change which according to [...]

    Resolution regarding Renewable Energy System Tax Incentives and Recycling (HB 1048) by the 34th District Democrats

    Resolution regarding Renewable Energy System Tax Incentives and Recycling (HB 1048) by the 34th District Democrats Passed: February 2017 WHEREAS, in 2006 the State of Washington created the Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Program; and WHEREAS, these goals have been codified to the Revised Code of Washington at Title 70, Section 235; and WHEREAS, the [...]