Canvasses, Phonebanks, and more – You can knock doors, make phone calls, or send TXT messages from Bellingham, Bothell, and Bremerton, to Vancouver, Walla Walla, and Yakima. Organizers are active across WA. Check with your local Democratic party like the Clark County Democrats and find local events at: https://www.wa-democrats.org/organizingevents/ and see “Events and Key Dates” for more.
Let’s change history in 2022 – The political party that loses the White House does well in the subsequent federal election. After Democrat Bill Clinton was elected in 1992, Newt Gingrich’s “Contract on America” Republicans took control of the U.S. House in 1994. After Democrat Barack Obama was elected in 2008, “Tea Party” Republicans came back strong in 2010. Starting NOW is our opportunity to out-work the Republicans and build on our federal gains from 2020.
Training Programs – See below for training resources and programs from the DNC, Emerge, IDF, and WSLC and check-out cohort member bios for potential candidates or campaign staff.
- Democratic National Committee (DNC) has a Best Practices Institute (BPI) Victory Vault GoogleDrive with tons of training materials. You can request Victory Vault access.
- Emerge Washington, empowering Democratic women to run and win through their signature program and boot camps, trained 34 candidates running in 2022. 42 Emerge WA alumni ran in 2021 and 48 Emerge WA alumni hold elected office. Applications for their 2023 cohort are live.
- Institute for a Democratic Future (IDF) hired former 36th LD Dems Chair Nicole Gomez as their Executive Director and graduated 22 fellows in 2022. Watch for 2023 class information this fall.
- Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) hosts their next Path to Power training on March 23-25 via Zoom.
Swing the Senate – To elect a working Democratic Senate majority, please consider these close races:
- Incumbents: Mark Kelly (AZ), Raphael Warnock (GA), Catherine Cortez Masto (NV)
- Challengers or Open: Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (NC), Lt. Gov John Fetterman (PA), Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes (WI)
Officer Opportunities – If someone you know is interested in expanding their Democratic party activism, please encourage them to consider:
- 30th LD Dems (Federal Way area): Deputy Treasurer, County Rep., more
- 43rd LD Dems (Seattle’s Capitol Hil, U-District): Young Democrats Rep.
- Pierce County Dems: Assistant Treasurer
- Spokane County Dems: First Vice Chair, Secretary
- Yakima County Dems: Treasurer
More Resources – County Prosecuting Attorneys and County Sheriffs have a big impact on access to justice. See who is running (links below) in addition to seeing who state legislature, county commission, and more.
Washington State Democrats
State Party Secretary
Events and Key Dates
Below is an incomplete list of upcoming events, key legislative and electoral dates, and recent past events for ideas. Please reply if you have an event to add.
- Sat, 10/22, 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm, 6pm-8:30pm: GOTV for Team Schrier: Covington, Issaquah/Sammamish, North King County
- Sat, 10/22, 10:30am-12:30pm: Medina Canvass with Cong. DelBene and Sen. Patty Kuderer
- Sat, 10/22, 11am-1pm: Team Leesa Canvass in Seattle/Greenwood
- Sun, 10/23, 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm, 6pm-8:30pm GOTV for Team Schrier: Covington, Issaquah/Sammamish, North King County
- Sun, 10/23, 11am-1pm: Team Leesa Canvass (Redmond)
- Mon, 10/24, 5pm-7pm: Team Leesa Countywide Phonebanking
- Tue, 10/25, 4pm-7pm: Team Schrier Doorbelling (Issaquah)
- Tue, 10/25, 5pm-7pm: Marie for Congress Tuesday Virtual Phonebank (Zoom)
- Tue, 10/25, 6pm-7:30pm: Reception Supporting Dr. Kim Schrier with Sen. Maria Cantwell (Seattle)
- Wed, 10/26: Lunch for Sen. Patty Murray with VP Kamala Harris (Showbox Seattle)
- Thu, 10/27, 5pm-7pm: GOTV Phonebanking for Leesa
- Thu, 10/27, 5pm-7pm: Marie for Congress Thursday Virtual Phonebank (Zoom)
- Sat, 10/29, 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm, 6pm-8:30pm: GOTV for Team Schrier: Covington, Issaquah/Sammamish, North King County
- Sun, 10/30, 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm, 6pm-8:30pm GOTV for Team Schrier: Covington, Issaquah/Sammamish, North King County
- Sun, 10/30, 12pm-2pm: Team Leesa Canvass (Burien)
- Tue, 11/1, 5pm-7pm: Marie for Congress Tuesday Virtual Phonebank (Zoom)
- Wed, 11/2, 4pm-7pm: GOTV Canvass with Reps. Ted Lieu and Kin Schrier (8th CD)
- Thu, 11/3, 5pm-7pm: Marie for Congress Thursday Virtual Phonebank (Zoom)
- Sat, 11/5, 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm, 6pm-8:30pm: GOTV for Team Schrier: Covington, Issaquah/Sammamish, North King County
- Sun, 11/6, 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm, 6pm-8:30pm GOTV for Team Schrier: Covington, Issaquah/Sammamish, North King County
- Tue, 11/8, 5pm-7pm: Marie for Congress Tuesday Virtual Phonebank (Zoom)
- Tue, 11/8: Election Day
More events: https://www.wa-democrats.org/organizingevents/ and some DNC events: Zoom Phone Banks | Spanish Call Crew | Text for Democrats | Host a Friend Bank
Candidate Spotlight: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
Democrat, small business owner, and mom Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is running for the southwest Washington Congressional seat currently occupied by an incumbent Republican who placed 3rd in the primary. She is endorsed by leaders from U.S. Senators Murray and Cantwell to the Mayors of Ilwaco and Washougal and has a great shot to win against an extreme right-wing MAGA Republican.
Web | About | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Volunteer | Donate
Past Candidate Spotlights:
- Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier | About | Facebook | Twitter | Volunteer | Donate
- Steve Hobbs for Secretary of State | About | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
You can also suggest a future candidate to spotlight for sharing with over 1,000 Democrats across the state.
- Volunteer opportunities: https://www.mobilize.us/
- Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) handbook: English | Español
- How to Run a Virtual Meeting: On-demand training by former 43rd LD Dems Chair Scott Forbes
- Candidate and staff training opportunities: Emerge WA | Institute for a Democratic Future (IDF)
- 2022-2030 WA Redistricting Maps
2022 WA Federal Candidates for Senate and U.S. House: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
- 2022 WA Statewide Candidates: SoS: Steve Hobbs (D)
- 2022 WA State Legislature from Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)
- 2022 County Candidates from PDC including Commissioners and Prosecutors
- 2022 Judicial Candidates from PDC including Supreme, District, and Municipal courts
- 2022 Municipal Candidates from PDC including City Council in Bremerton and Yakima
- 2022 Special District Candidates from PDC including Public Utilities Districts (PUDs)
- DNC Best Practices Institute (BPI) Victory Vault (GoogleDrive) – Request Victory Vault Access
- Jobs (WA political and non-profit): Governor’s Office | House Democrats | Senate Democrats | State Legislature | Young Democrats of Washington (YDWA) Job Listserv
- Jobs (National/Global): Jobs that are Left listserv | RePowerJobs listserv | Tom Manatos Jobs | Biden Administration / BuildBackBetter.gov | Federal Government / USAJobs.gov