25th Legislative District Democrats

PO Box 73594, Puyallup WA 98373

Together We Can Be Better.

    Our April meeting will be on Monday April 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Puyallup Library. Our program will be Islam 101, The Impact of Islamophobia on American Muslims, and Why American Muslims Matter for Democrats. Our speaker will take questions following his presentation.

    The April meeting's Agenda includes a proposed Resolution calling on our Congressional delegation to support a Single Payer system to fund ilness care.

    The Affordable Care Act 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.

    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.

    Applicants Abandon Effort To Build Gateway Pacific
    Coal Terminal at Cherry Point North of Bellingham

    Pacific International Holdings LLC has officially withdrawn [its applications for] the Gateway Pacific Terminal Permits. On February 7, 2017, Whatcom County Planning and Development Services (PDS) received a letter from Pacific International Holdings LLC (PIH) withdrawing the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal permit applications (MDP2011-00001, SHR2011-00009 and VAR2012-00002).

    Whatcom County has provided PIH acknowledgement of the withdrawal and has stopped the permit process for the above referenced permits.

    Economic Justice

    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.

    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.

    Affordable Health Care Insurance

    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.

Read the April 2017 FOCUS, the 25th LDD's On-Line Newsletter.

Read the April Meeting's Full agenda.

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