25th Legislative District Democrats

PO Box 73594, Puyallup WA 98373

Together We Can Be Better.

The January meeting will be our Annual Dinner Friday, January 12th at the Puyallup Elks. Tickets are $20 per person until 11:59 pm Sunday, January 7th, 2018. Starting Monday January 8th and at the door, tickets are $25 per person. You can buy tickets on the web at: Annual Dinner or mail a check by January 3rd to 25th LD Democrats, PO Box 73594, Puyallup, WA 98373. Doors will open at 6 pm; we'll sit down at 7:00 for dinner, winners in the desserts auction, volunteer of the year award, and our guest speaker, former 25th LD State Senator Calvin Goings. The Annual Dinner is always a great opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones.

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

Congratulations to winning candidates endorsed by the 25th LDD:

  • John McCarthy Tacoma Port Commission, Position 1.
  • Dick Marzano Commisioner, Port of Tacoma, Pos. 2
  • Don Meyer Commisioner, Port of Tacoma, Position 4
  • Lisa McClellan Fife City Council, Position 6
  • Rebecca Gallogly Franklin Pierce School Board, Dist. 2
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Annual Enrollment is Open
    for the
    Affordable Care Act.

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

    Read the December Meeting's Full agenda.

    Support the 25th LDD and its work. Click on the links to contribute:

  • to pay annual dues to support the 25th LDD
  • to buy tickets to the Annual Dinner.
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