March 2018 - In This Issue:

32 District Democrats Second Annual 
MARCH 14, 2018  7PM

The 32nd Legislative District Democratic Organization March Meeting Program is brought to you by Millennials of the 32nd LD : 1st Vice Chair - Alan Charnley, Young Democrats Rep Victoria Valentine,  King County Rep Alternate Jin-ah Kim, Parliamentarian Dakota Solberg.  
Meeting location is the  Masonic Hall Shoreline, 753 N 185th St behind Fred Meyer - 6PM socialize, 6:30PM open mic before the meeting , 7:00PM Meeting early endorsements will be considered. Additional parking available at FredMeyer and the Shoreline Historical Museum. See the link below.
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Thank you Represntative Kagi for your dedication and service to the 32nd Legislative District and the children of Washington State!

Kagi: A champion for children and families: Chair of Early Learning and Human Services will not seek re-election in 2018

March 8, 2018 | By Washington House Democrats
Kagi: A champion for children and families
Chair of Early Learning and Human Services will not seek re-election in 2018
OLYMPIA-After 20 years in the legislature, Representative Ruth Kagi announced today that she will not seek re-election.
"The greatest honor of my life has been the opportunity to serve in the House as a champion for children and families," said Kagi, chair of the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee since 2002. She was first elected to the House in 1999 and represents the 32 nd District, which encompasses Shoreline as well as parts of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and Seattle.
Kagi said she focused her efforts on helping foster kids, improving the child welfare system, reforming the state's drug sentencing laws and strengthening early learning and child care.
Last year, she spearheaded the creation of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, which united programs and services that had been scattered among other state agencies. In 2015, she sponsored the Early Start Act which expanded high quality early learning to thousands of Washington children. She also led the effort in 2002 to reform the state's drug sentencing laws.
"Ruth is the conscience of our caucus when it comes to children and families," House Speaker Frank Chopp said. "With her leadership, the Legislature changed the way the state views early learning challenges, transforming the way we address these issues from separate components to a holistic approach."
Kagi has also served as the chair of the National Conference of State Legislature's Human Services Committee, the Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Washington and the Vice Chair of the Thrive Washington board of directors.
"It's been a long journey, and I'm proud of the work we've accomplished on a bi-partisan basis," Kagi said. " I will dearly miss my colleagues and the excellent staff who work so diligently to make Washington a better place to live."


Students around the country are turning the heartbreaking school sho oting in Parkland, Florida, into an inspiring push for change. That's why it's so important that everyone - especially
 students and allies - learns about students' rights.

March for Our Lives Seattle 
March 24th, 2018 10am

Have we finally reached the tipping point for halting appalling gun violence against children in America? The increasingly fed-up younger generation thinks so, and in Seattle, high school students and supporters will protest en masse against the lack of legislative action taken against gun violence. Join 
March For Our Lives to show solidarity with the survivors of the Parkland shooting and declare that safety in schools is more important than the NRA's interpretation of the Second Amendment. The March will begin in Cal Anderson Park and culminate in a rally at Key Arena.


We Want You!  

Seeking Volunteers for all committees - our committee chairs will be available at the March 14th meeting to answer questions! 

Legislative District Caucus March 24th, 2018
Shoreline Community College 
Rally in support of March for Our Lives before the meeting and after!  
Join the team - see  Carol McMahon

Coordinated Campaigns and Action Alerts
Seeking volunteers to assist in coordinating and keeping track of community events, community outreach and action alerts - see Sally Soriano

Endorsement Committee
Seeking volunteers to research ballot initiatives, local issues, candidate background - see Stephanie Harris 

PCO Coordination Committee
We have open precincts waiting for you! see  Marilyn Dauer

Seeking Summer Picnic Committee
Date:  Sunday, July 15th, at Lynndale Park in Lynnwood
Set-up at  10am
Barbecue:  11:30am till 3pm
Clean-up is  3-4pm 
We ask everyone attending to bring a salad or dessert or side dish 
We need crews to set-up and clean-up. We also need chefs to barbecue!   see  Marilyn Dauer

But wait there's more - come to the meeting!


On  Saturday March 24th, 2018, Democrats from across the 32nd Legislative District will be gathering at Shoreline Community College for our 2018 Midterm Caucuses! We will be voting on our party platform, hearing from our elected officials, appointing PCOs, and electing delegates to represent the district at the State Convention in June.
This is your opportunity to shape what the Democratic Party stands for and make sure that the platform we pass at our LD level accurately reflects the beliefs and values of the members who live here.
     Who : YOU! Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and other fellow Democrats!
     What : 2018 Midterm LD Caucus
     Where : 
Shoreline Community College - Pub [link to maps]                     
16101 Greenwood Ave. N, 
Shoreline, 98133-5696
     When : March 24, 201910am - 3pm (times are approx.).                         Doors open at 9am.
If you would like to help us get out the word about the caucus, or volunteer at the caucus itself, please email Carol McMahon at or Alan Charnley at
We're super excited to see you at the caucus! We're expecting a great crowd of local democratic activists. This event if FREE and open to everyone, but if you can toss us a few bucks to help cover the cost of room rental and materials, it would be a big help. We have a suggested donation of $10 - 20,  If you would like to help out, please  donate here.

We are the Democratic Party in the 32nd Legislative District  of Washington State. We work to elect Democrats, uphold Democratic values, and support Democrats across the state.

We are our elected officials. We are our candidates. We are the activists who knock on doors in neighborhoods in every corner state and the voters who make their voice heard at the ballot box.

Carin Chase