Wednesday, December 04, 2013
33RD PCO CAUCUS CONCLUDES
Last night, December 3, the PCOs of the 33rd District Democrats headed the call and engaged in a rare but important Democratic Process…nominating candidates for the first House seat in the 33rd, recently vacated by Dave Upthegrove who was elected to the King County Council this past November. Three candidates were nominated: former Kent City Councilmember Elizabeth Albertson, SeaTac City Councilmember Mia Gregorson, and 33rd LD Democrat Chair Omaha Sternberg. Early on, Chair Sternberg made it clear that she was not serious about the position but was honored nonetheless about the nomination. But with two excellent examples of progressive women candidates to choose from, the 33rd PCOs had a hard choice to make. But make it they did.
CONGRATULATIONS ELIZABETH ALBERTSON!
Elizabeth Albertson came in first, Mia Gregorson second, and Omaha Sternberg third. The names of these candidates were confirmed last night at a later meeting by the King County Democrats, as required by law, and now will be sent to the King County Council. In January, the King County Council will choose one to go to the House to represent the 33rd, and barring the unexpected, the Council will choose the first nominee of the PCOs.
33RD PCO CAUCUS
The PCO Caucus to nominate candidates for a replacement to the 33rd House seat that has been vacated by Dave Upthegrove will take place tomorrow, December 3rd. The time and location information is below. This is a meeting for PCOs ONLY, and no proxies or absentee ballots are allowed.
Doors Open: 6:30pm Meeting convenes at: 7:00pm Location: Teamsters Hall, 14675 Interurban Ave S., Tukwila Note that after this meeting, another meeting for KCDCC executive board representatives ONLY will take place in 415 Westlake, 415 Westlake Ave N, for the purposes of confirming our candidates. This meeting will take place after the 43rd PCO Caucus occurring at the same location. This meeting WILL NOT BEGIN until BOTH the 33rd and 43rd PCO Caucuses have been completed.
DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY
December is the time of celebration and relaxation from all of our hard work during the year. A time to look back at what we did and congratulate ourselves for our activism and take a quick breather before we dive back in again. Our holiday party will include a potluck dinner…look for someone to contact you for the item you’ll bring or some other way to contribute!
Doors Open: 6:30pm Dinner Starts: 7:00pm Location: 19247 1st Avenue South, Normandy Park
October Meeting Additional Info
At our previous meeting, October 21, we had excellent presentations from the Congressman Adam Smith office about the effects of the Sequester and the King County Health office regarding the start of the state’s version of the ACA (Obamacare) website. Both had additional information to include, that you can access below:
Congressman Smith’s Sequestration Bill Press Release about Sequestration Bill Congressional Research Service Report on Sequestration ACA Handout (via Senator Karen Keiser’s Office)
Click below to look at then ‘like’ the 33rd Facebook page.
Move to Amend petition
City councils of Los Angeles, California, and Albany, New York, voted unanimously to support constitutional amendments that would undo the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling. Remember it is ‘we the people’, not ‘we the corporations’. Click here to visit the Move to Amend website. Choose Sign the Petition and sign.