In this update:
- Candidates Forum: - Weds, May 13, 5:30pm
- Call to endorsement meeting: Weds, May 20, 7:00pm
- File for PCO: Mon, May 11 - Fri, May 15 @4pm
Be sure to join us this Wednesday, May 13, for our annual Candidates Forum
5:30 pm (please note time!!)
This Wednesday's event kicks off with Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands. We will then move into the Candidates Forum where we have invited the three declared candidates running for Lieutenant Governor (US Representative Denny Heck, and State Senators, Steve Hobbs and Marko Liias), after which, we will hear from candidates who wish to speak to us for the other statewide offices, judicial candidates, and state legislative candidates.
Great opportunity to meet and hear from the candidates before our upcoming Endorsements Meeting!
The Zoom link for 5-13-2020 is below:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 948 880 220
Save the Date!
May 20th - Annual Endorsement Meeting - 7:00 pm (Zoom Online Meeting)
Environmental Caucus - 5:30 – 6:30 pm Zoom Meeting (same link)
The Zoom link will be the same for both meetings.
Make your voice heard! Participate in the Annual Endorsement meeting where we will endorse candidates appearing on the 46th Legislative District ballot. All members in good standing are eligible to vote. Please click on our "Endorsements 2020" button at the top of the website for more information.
- Welcome, agenda, and minutes
- Appointment of new PCOs
- Endorsement Presentations and Votes
A member in good standing is any PCO, any member that has paid their dues, or any member that has had their dues waived for 2020.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 707 171 978
File for PCO!
May 11th @9am - May 15th @4pm
Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are elected officials of the Democratic Party. They are the primary conduit between voters in their neighborhoods and the Democratic Party.
PCOs do the following:
- Elect the leadership of their local party organizations (legislative district and county)
- Elect the representatives of their local party organizations to the State Party's governing body, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC, which elects the leadership of the State Party,)
- Participate in the appointment process when vacancies occur in partisan offices held by a Democrat (PCOs choose which candidates are submitted to county government for appointment,)
- Build relationships with voters in their neighborhood, finding out what issues motivate their neighbors and sharing that information with local parties and campaigns,
- Participate in the candidate and ballot issue endorsement process of their local party organizations, and...
- Much more!
How Do I Run for Precinct Committee Officer?
- Be a registered voter in your precinct,
- File as a Democratic PCO candidate with King County elections by May 15th
- If elected, you'll serve a two-year term starting December 1, 2020.
If you're the only candidate in your precinct running for Democratic PCO, you'll be automatically elected right after Filing Week is over. If multiple candidates run in your precinct, the candidate names appear on the August 4th Primary ballot and the voters in your precinct will vote to elect a PCO from the list of candidates.
We'll be posting new news and Democratic announcements twice a week during this challenging period - let us know if there's anything you would like to learn more about at [email protected]