25th Legislative District Democrats
PO Box 73594, Puyallup WA 98373
Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm
Puyallup Library Board Room
(third door on the right from the parking lot entrance)
Our July meeting endorsed the following candidates. Be sure to suport them and all our other endorsed candidates in August and in November. If we don't vote our own interests then the other side will impose theirs.
Steve Gonzalez for re-election to the Washington Supreme Court position 8.
Lizanne Padula for election to an open seat, Position 3, on the Pierce County District Court.
Mary Robnett for election to the Position of Pierce County Prosecutor.
Once again our new instant runoff system worked without difficulty.
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.
Senator Maria Cantwell
Dr. Shannon Hader
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.
This is our purpose and our promise. Charter of the Democratic Party of the United States, Article Nine, Section 17.
This is our purpose and our promise.
Charter of the Democratic Party of the United States, Article Nine, Section 17.
Read Paul Krugman's List of Republican Lies about their tax give away to the ultra rich.
provides a compelling and stark comparison of
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
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 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.
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.
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