Thank you, veterans – As today is Veterans Day, a hearty thank you to everyone who served.
THANK YOU to everyone for your efforts to elect Democrats in 2022. Per email from Chair Tina Podlodowski earlier today, we collectively knocked over 200,000 doors, made over 1,200,000 phone calls, and sent nearly 1,250,000 TXT messages. Sen. Murray and Sec’y of State Hobbs have won state-wide, all Dem-held U.S. House seats are staying blue including Dr. Kim Schrier, and (as of today at 4pm) Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is up by over 5,000 votes (~2%.)
Training Programs – Emerge and IDF applications are open for their next cohorts. If you or someone you know is interested, please recommend them:
- Emerge Washington empowers Democratic women to run and win through their signature program and boot camps. Emerge is extending the deadline for their 2023 Signature Program to 2023 applications are open through Thu, 11/18.
- Institute for a Democratic Future (IDF) trains potential candidates, staff, and activists ages 21-39. IDF applications are open through Sun, 11/13.
Democratic Party Re-Organizations for 2023-2024 will be happening in Dec and January. If you’re a local party Chair, Vice Chair, or State Committeemember, check your email for “Party Reorganization Guidance” sent on Thu, 11/10 from Drew Estep including an invitation to a Zoom webinar on Sun, 11/13.
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. In some cases, there are too many events to list but you can find more on mobilize.us. Please reply if you have an event to add.
- Fri, 11/11: Veterans Day
- Fri, 11/11, 6pm: King County Dems Friday Night Bounce party
- Sat, 11/12: FairVote WA RCV Tabling at Bellingham Farmers Market (Bellingham)
- Tue, 11/15: Seattle Indivisible Lunchtime Meeting with Sen. Murray and Sen. Cantwell Staff (Zoom)
- Thu, 11/17, 1:30pm-2:30pm: Movement Voter PAC Volunteer Community Call (virtual)
- Thu, 11/17, 7pm: Environment and Climate Caucus Meeting and Offshore Wind Discussion (Zoom)
- Fri, 11/18, 4:30pm-6pm: DNC Communities United and Partners Friday Discussion (virtual)
- Sat, 11/19, 6pm: Pierce County Dems Demapalooza and Chocolate Auction at IBEW Hall (Tacoma)
- Sat, 12/3, 9am-10:30am: FairVote WA South Sound Chapter Meeting for RCV (Tumwater)
- Sat, 12/3, 2pm-3:30pm: Sen. Joe Nguyen’s 3rd Annual Pho-Raiser at Vinason Pho (Seattle)
- Sun, 12/4, 3pm-5pm: Sen. Rebecca Saldana’s Celebrating the 37th (Seattle)
- Thu, 12/8, 12pm-1pm: Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Luncheon (Seattle)
More events: https://www.wa-democrats.org/organizingevents/
- 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
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 | Federal Government / USAJobs.gov