One thing we share as Democrats is how good it feels to live in a region where on the second Monday of October our cities celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day, instead of celebrating that other guy who wasn't so great.
We start each 46th District Democrats' meeting with a recognition that we live, work, play, and meet on the land of the Duwamish People, a Coast Salish tribe.
Regrettably, the Duwamish still are not federally recognized, even though the 18th largest city in the nation, Seattle, is named for one of their great leaders.
The Duwamish were recognized for about a week in January of 2001, as granting their federal recognition, along with a few other overlooked tribal nations, was one of the last acts of Bill Clinton's presidency. One of the first acts of George W. Bush's presidency was to rescind the recognition of the Duwamish.
The Duwamish continue their fight for formal federal recognition today. If you would like to learn more about today's Duwamish, and perhaps participate in Real Rent Duwamish, which, through Seattle area residents paying small amounts of voluntary rent to the original occupants of this land, raises funds for the Duwamish tribe and information center, please visit:
Join us for our combination October meeting and PCO packet pickup day this Wednesday!
And we will get you into the spirit just before ballots drop with our program this month! For our main program this month, we have invited the our local endorsed candidates to join us, give us an overview of what's happening with their campaigns as they ramp up, and how you can get involved.
Heading up this distinguished bunch will be King County Director of Elections Julie Wise, who will talk about the new voter registration database and cyber security for elections.
Also, find out at this meeting which Presidential Campaign for 2020, one of the teams which circulated petitions at last month's meeting, was the first campaign to turn in a full petition of signatures for validation to the state party....what is your guess???
Also on tap - SAMPLE BALLOTS! Our traditional sample ballot booklets with all of our endorsed candidates featured proudly will be available for taking home at this meeting, along with your walk lists, starting at 5:00pm, on through to the end of the meeting.
After last month's Resolutionpalooza of four excellent resolutions, we have no submitted resolutions for October. We'll take a little break in that department for this month.
And, we'll have a great slide show of the highlights from our Women in Politics Brunch! Did you attend - THANK YOU for your support of our district's organizing efforts! Did you have to miss this one? We will make you so jealous of all the fun we had that you will be sure to catch our next event!
So please join us for the General Meeting on Wednesday, October 16th, with gavel to order at 7:00pm!
Environmental Caucus meets at 5:30pm - same location. Come a bit early and see what this impactful caucus is involved with.
We will have social hour for meeting, greeting and eating starting at 6:30pm, and the meeting will start at 7:00pm Pacific time. We will be gathering at the Elliott Bay Brewery, in the downstairs Cascade meeting room. (location details below)
General Meeting Location: Elliott Bay Brewery, 12537 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Several transit routes serve the intersection of 125th and Lake City Way, which can be found by clicking https://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov
There is space to secure bikes and a large parking lot behind the building, with the entrance off of 30th Ave, across from Bill Pierre Licensing.
Fully ADA Accessible, no step entrances from the parking lot, and please ask the staff for access to the elevator.
We will have our popular Dinner before the Meeting buffet available for $10 for those who wish to participate, with a $3 option for anyone who just wants non-alcoholic beverages. Beer, ale, cider, and wine are available for purchase on site. Dinner buffet starts at 6:30pm during the social hour. If you aren't hungry, feel free to join the fun and conversation during the social hour anyway!