How will the 43rd District Democrats continue to operate?
The 43rd District Democrats have not participated in traditional PAC activities in many years, such as donating money to candidates or running a separate campaign for candidates. The only change for our members is that we will no longer print a sample ballot. We will continue working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, we will endorse candidates, and members will see very few changes to how we operate.
What is a Political Action Committee (PAC)?
Dear 43rd District Democrats members, PCOs and supporters,
We wanted to give you an update on the campaign finance disclosure situation that we’ve shared with you at recent meetings.
As you may be aware, Glen Morgan, a conservative activist, has been busy filing complaints against progressive candidates, elected officials and county and legislative district Democratic organizations across the state regarding campaign finance disclosures — over 250 complaints at this point.
It's That Time of Year...
That's right, it's time for the 43rd's annual Holiday Party! This year, on Saturday, December 9, beginning at 1:00 p.m., we'll get together at Optimism Brewing on Capitol Hill (all ages). This is a no cost event, with a no-host bar, and a no-host food truck (plus plenty of great food options in the neighborhood). This is a great time to spend time with your fellow Democrats in the 43rd, and celebrate our wins of 2017!
No Meeting This Month
Now that the election is over, we are excited to gear up for 2018. As is tradition, we will be joined with our legislators, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, Speaker Frank Chopp, and Rep. Nicole Macri, during our November meeting for a preview of what to expect during session next year. Additionally, we will be considering PCO appointments, and two resolutions. Finally, the Board will give an update regarding our September Special Meeting.
Our monthly meeting is coming up on October 17, 2017, and we have a packed agenda.
Folks - the 43rd District Democrats made some endorsements to finalize our list of support for this year's general election. Ours is a simple system for candidates and ballot measures on the general election ballot: one vote, and if no candidate receives 60.00%, then no candidate is endorsed (instead of having upwards of four ballots, as can be seen in some other organizations). Our endorsed candidates who made it through the primary remain endorsed, and our full slate of endorsements is as follows:
Our next General Membership meeting is on Tuesday, September 19, starting at 7 p.m. at University Heights Center, top floor, north side.
First, Elected and Appointed PCOs will vote on a series of Bylaws Amendments.
Washington’s 43rd District Democrats 2017 Endorsement Results
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About Washington's 43rd District Democrats
We’re a grassroots, volunteer-based organization in Seattle committed to increasing political participation and civic engagement through:
- Registering and educating voters and citizens
- Effecting change through grassroots organizing
- Get Out the Vote (GOTV) organizing
- Hosting public forums and panel discussions
- Holding precinct and legislative district caucuses
- Supporting leaders who share our values
Register to vote or update your voter registration by visiting the King County Elections website.