25th Legislative District Democrats

PO Box 73594, Puyallup WA 98373

Together We Can Be Better.
Especially When We Get Out The Vote!


Our Next Meeting will be 7 pm Monday October 7th at the Puyallup Library. It will include the initial notice of proposed revisions to the By-Laws. Final action will not occur before December. Here is the full agenda.

The November meeting will be November 4th at 7 pm at the Puyallup Library. Text banking to get out the last, crucial votes will begin at 4:30 in the same room.

Support Our Puyallup City Council Candidates

The canvasses for our 25th LD Democrats Endorsed Candidates are ON! We—and the candidates—need your help for the wins on November 5th! Whether you are PCO, a member of the 25th LDD, or a new volunteer, we are excited to canvass with you to help improve government in the City of Puyallup. Below are the weekly canvasses with links to sign up. You can also email Bob Klavano at or call him at 253-224-5691 to let him know you can help.

  • Ned Witting: Saturdays 10 am.
    Meet at the Starbucks at 4417 S. Meridian, Puyallup (sign up).

  • Robin Farris: Saturdays 1 pm
    Meet at the Starbucks at 303 River Road, Puyallup (sign up).

  • Heather Shadko: Sundays 1 pm
    Meet at the Starbucks at 4417 S. Meridian, Puyallup (sign up).
  • When we meet on Saturday or Sunday you will have a chance to hear from the candidate, have a short training, and get paired up with a walking buddy! We have just a short time to make a difference for these three candidates, and for our community. We hope you are able to join us and are looking forward to seeing you. OR, if you would rather call folks to recruit them to help canvass, please give Bob a call and he can set that up for you.

    25th LDD Endorsements
    for the
    November 2019 General Election

  • Frank Boykin Port of Tacoma Commissioner, Position 3.
  • Kristin Ang Port of Tacoma Commissioner, Position 5.
  • Bryan Yambe Fife City Council, Position 1.
  • Robin Farris Puyallup City Council, District 1.
  • Ned Witting Puyallup City Council, District 3.
  • Heather Shadko Puyallup City Council At Large Position.
  • Amanda Cuthbert Puyallup School Board, Position 3.
  • Turan Kayaoglu Puyallup School Board, Position 5.
  • Candidates and Voters in Washington's 2020 Presidential Primary

    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 than the most lavish life style could absorb—that then compounds and exacerbates the disparate distribution of wealth.

    Have you ever wondered . . .

    Why Does the US Make Life Harder for Households With Children?

    Successful Endorsed Candidates in 2018

    United States Senate
    Senator Maria Cantwell

    United States House of Representatives 8th CD
    Dr. Kim Schrier

    Pierce County District Court

    Position #3 Lizanne Padula
    Position #6 Karl Williams

    Pierce County Prosecutor

    Mary Robnett

    State Supreme Court

    Steve Gonzalez


    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.

    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 October Meeting's Full Agenda.

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