This organization is dedicated to increasing the participation of the citizens of the 31st Legislative District in governmental affairs and implementing the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party.
General Membership meeting: There will be no membership meeting in December.
31st LD general membership meetings happen once a month. All are welcome to attend and meet other democrats, meet candidates and discuss issues or just socialize. View the calendar for our schedule.
Holiday Party: The 31st LD Democrats will host a holiday party at the Marion Grange. Instead this is a chance for the membership to have some fun. Turkey and scalloped potatoes will be provided by the 31st LD. We are also getting a liquor license. Feel free to bring your favorite side dish to add to the feast. Check the calendar for more information.
We encourage people to bring non-perishable items for local food banks.
Guest Speakers: We have guest speakers representing various organizations, conservation groups, candidates, and Washington State Democrats coming to our meetings. This is a chance to learn more about candidates, our representatives, and current topics that are important to our community.
Carpooling: Need a ride to our meetings? Are you willing to offer a ride? Contact Darlene Simpson. 360-897-8659.
Want to get more involved and help elect Democrats? Some positions are still open. View the Executive Board positions for the next two-year term. Contact our chair if you are interested in one of these volunteer positions.
2012 Legislative District Map
31st Legislative District map click here.
November 5th General Election
October 7th is the last day you can change your addres online or by mail and register to vote.
Week of October 10th local and state pamphlets will be mailed.
October 18th local ballots will be mailed.
For more informaiton go to the King County Elections or Pierce County Auditors site:
King County Elections:
Pierce County Auditor/Elections: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?nid=3172
Affordable Care Act
The Washington Insurance Exchange opened on October 1st. People can now signup for a plan that suits their situation. Enrollment is open until March 2014 and coverage starts January 1st, 2014.
There are some scam websites that look like the Exchange but don't be fooled. Choosing insurance coverage outside of the Exchange will make you ineligible for federal subsidies or tax credits that are available. Go to the Washington State Insurance Commisioner's site and click on Health plans and rates: http://www.insurance.wa.gov/
An amendment is being proposed to the Constitution that would help overthrow the Citizen's United ruling by the Supreme Court. It's called "We the People". To learn more about this effort visit www.WeThePeopleAmendment.org.
Learn the truth about the economy in this 2 minute video
|End the Bush Tax Cuts
Here is how much the
Bush tax cuts
benefit – each year – some folks
you may have heard of:
Rush Limbaugh - $2,689,135
Glenn Beck - $1,512,352
Sean Hannity - $1,006,352
Bill O’Reilly - $914,352
Sarah Palin - $638,352
Newt Gingrich - $247,352
ONLY Middle Class Tax Cuts
Obama: Fight, Don't Cave on Tax Cuts
full public financing of election campaigns so that candidates who
represent the people can afford to run, and so that once in office,
elected representatives are not obligated to special interests and
their lobbyists, for fear of losing campaign contributions. This won't
solve all of our problems, but it will go a long way to breaking the
link between big donors and public officials and to restoring a
government "of, by, and for the people."
At our January 2010 meeting, the
31st LD Dems unanimously adpoted this resolution!
|TAKE ACTION: Contact your
legislator and/or make a donation
Thursday, December 12th: PCDCC Meeting
Wednesday, December 18th: 31st LD General Membership Holiday Party