Membership

25th Legislative District Democrats

PO Box 73594, Puyallup WA 98373

Together We Can Be Better.

Meetings

  • Monday August 6th 4pm to 7pm Phone Banking Puyallup Library South Meeting Room
  • Monday August 6th 7pm General Meeting Puyallup Library South Meeting Room. Read the August meeting's full Agenda.
  • Tuesday September 4th 7pm General Meeting Puyallup Library South Meeting Room
  • 2018 Endorsements

    Be sure to suport our endorsed candidates however you can on August 7th and in November. If we don't vote our own interests then the other side will impose theirs.

    Washington State House of Representatives

    Jamie Smith Position 1 Brian Duthie Position 2

    These endorsements also state our nominations for these two positions. Our nominations do not eliminate the Top Two Primary for these positions in August, but they do inform voters of our considered preferences. Additionally if our nominated and elected candidate is unable to complete an elected term, then our nomination assures our PCOs a voice in the choice of a successor by the Pierce County Council.

    United States Senate
    Senator Maria Cantwell

    United States House of Representatives 8th CD
    Dr. Shannon Hader

    Pierce County Council District 1
    Lorra Jackson

    Pierce County Council District 5
    Marty Campbell

    Pierce County District Court

    Position #3 Lizanne Padula
    Position #6 Karl Williams

    Pierce County Prosecutor

    Mary Robnett

    State Supreme Court

    Steve Gonzalez

    Survey

    Tell the 25th LDD which issues concern you most by participating in our short, current survey. It's only two questions and self-identification is optional.

    Democratic Party Credo

    We Democrats are the oldest political party in America and the youngest in spirit. We will remain so, because we enjoy the challenge of government. Time and again, for almost two centuries, the Democratic Party has made government work -- to build and defend a nation, to encourage commerce, to educate our children, to promote equal opportunity, to advance science and industry, to support the arts and humanities, to restore the land, to develop and conserve our human and natural resources, to preserve and enhance our built environment, to relieve poverty, to explore space. We have reached difficult and vital goals. We recognize that the capacity of government is limited but we regard democratic government as a force for good and a source of hope. At the heart of our party lies a fundamental conviction, that Americans must not only be free, but they must live in a fair society. We believe it is the responsibility of government to help us achieve this fair society.

  • a society where the elderly and the disabled can lead lives of dignity and where Social Security remains an unshakable commitment;
  • a society where all people can find jobs in a growing full-employment economy;
  • a society where all workers are guaranteed without question the legal right to join unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively for decent wages and conditions of employment;
  • a society where taxes are clearly based on ability to pay;
  • a society where the equal rights of women are guaranteed in the Constitution;
  • a society where the civil rights of minorities are fully secured and where no one is denied the opportunity for a better life;
  • a society where both public and private discrimination based upon race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, philosophical persuasion or disability are condemned and where our government moves aggressively to end such discrimination through lawful means;
  • a society where we recognize that the strengthening of the family and the protection of children are essential to the health of the nation;
  • a society where a sound education, proper nutrition, quality medical care, affordable housing, safe streets and a healthy environment are possible for every citizen;
  • a society where the livelihoods of our family farmers are as stable as the values they instill in the American character;
  • a society where a strong national defense is a common effort, where promoting human rights is a basic value of our foreign policy, and where we ensure that future by ending the nuclear arms race.

    This is our purpose and our promise.

    Charter of the Democratic Party of the United States, Article Nine, Section 17.

    Economic Justice

    Read Paul Krugman's List of Republican Lies about their tax give away to the ultra rich.

    This video provides a compelling and stark comparison of

  • (a) what people think the distribution of wealth is in the United States,
  • (b) what they believe the distribution should be, and
  • (c) what the distribution actually is.
  • Why Does the Disparate Distribution of Wealth Matter So Much?

    Watch this short video for a clear explanation of how extra wealth generates vast income—more that the most lavish life style could absorb—that then compounds and exacerbates the disparate distribution of wealth.

    The Affordable Care Act still remains at risk. Call Dave Reichert's Issaquah Office at (425) 677-7414 or (877) 920-9208 to insist that he protect Washington State's 600,000 people covered by Medicaid expansion and more than 225,000 people that obtained insurance through the Exchange on Washington State's Exchange. Phone calls appear to be the most effective vehicle to express our positions because they consume office staff's time and patience.

    For free face-to-face help in understanding how to get insurance visit or call

  • Planned Parenthood, 702 30th Ave SW, Puyallup 98373 (800) 230-7526
  • or
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers, 10217 125th St Court E, Puyallup 98374 (855) 289-4503
  • For free assistance from the state, call 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633) TTY/TTD 1-855-627-9604

    To compare plans or to enroll on line visit the Washington Health Plan Finder.

    There They Go Again

    Read the Republican plan to cut Social Security. Even though Social Security can be made safe and sound forever by eliminating the cap and applying FICA to all income, the Republicans prefer to cut benefits and raise the retirement age. Read the Social Security Administration's report by the Chief Actuary.

    You Draw It: How Family Income Affects Childrens' College Chances.

    How likely is it for children who grow up in very poor families to go to college? How about children who grow up in very rich families? The New York Times gives you an opportunity to draw your estimate for every income level on a graph and then to compare your estimate to the actual experience of nearly 100,000 children born in the 80's.

    This next story, however, describes the difference family income can make in graduation rates.

    Affluent Students Have an Advantage and the Gap Is Widening.

    The gap in graduation rates, however, can be narrowed when Universities make an effort to improve graduation rates.

    The 25th LDD supports truly equal opportunity in education at all levels. Financial support is necessary but not sufficient. Vote for Legislators that care about all us. Together We Can Be Better.

    Read the August Meeting's Full Agenda.

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