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Upcoming MDC Meetings and Events

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King County Exec. Dow Constantine addresses MDC members at Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles' home, 2009.

 
"As a long-time member, I have always enjoyed the opportunity afforded by the MDC to discuss the issues of the day with a group of seasoned agitators of all ages - folks who know which side they are on and care about leaving the city and the nation better than they found them."   - King County Executive Dow Constantine

 
 
 
Unless otherwise noted, the MDC meets from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Seattle (Plaza 600 Bldg., 6th Ave & Stewart St., Suite 205) on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month - except for November and December, when we meet just once a month - to hear from arranged speakers and discuss issues over our brown bag lunches or snacks from the nearby delis. Guests are always welcome to join us, so feel free to bring along your lunch and a family member, friend or colleague!

Convenient and relatively inexpensive parking can always be found in the garage at Pacific Place, two short blocks south on Sixth Avenue (see below for directions).
 
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September 24 - General election endorsement proceedings. Seattle City Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Tom Rasmussen and other guests will speak on Seattle ballot measures: Mr Rasmussen will speak on Seattle Proposition 1, the Seattle Transportation Benefit District; Melissa Westbrook who writes the blog, Seattle Schools Community Forum, will speak against I-107; Laura Chandler of Small Faces will speak in favor of Proposition 1A; Mr Burgess will speak in favor of Proposition 1B. We will also be voting on unopposed judicial races and state ballot measures.
If you haven't mailed your ballot, bring it with you to use as a guide. If you are eligible to vote, you will be provided with a voting card for use during the proceedings.
 
September 27 - MDC-sponsored BBQ fundraiser for MDC Director Louis Watanabe's bid for WA State Senate in the 37th LD, 2:00 - 4:00 pm at 1718 S Stevens St. To sponsor, please send your $100 check to Kate Martin, MDC Treasurer, 412 NW 73rd, Seattle WA 98117 or make your sponsorship donation online. Please note as per election regulations that all purchases made for this event will be accounted for by Mr Watanabe's campaign and that all donations go directly to the Friends for Louis Watanabe campaign.
 
October 8 - Jaxon Ravens, chair of the Washington State Democrats, will talk about "the State of the National Democratic Party and Local Democrats." Also Justin Simmons will lead another discussion of revisions to the bylaws.
 
October 22 - "What is TPP, How it Differs from NAFTA, and Why We Should Oppose it" features Dr Stan Sorscher and Gillian Locasico, president and campaign organizer respectively of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, and Michael Righi, sustainable food advocate member of Community Alliance for Global Justice.
 
November 4 - Election Night Prefunc. Before you go off to celebrate with your favorite candidates stop by the Warwick Hotel at 401 Lenora, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. This preface to election night parties instituted by MDC members Peter Sherwin and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes a few years ago and co-sponsored by the MDC and others is becoming a popular election tradition. No charge. Appetizers provided. Validated parking. Drinks at happy hour prices until 7:00 pm. This year Speaker Frank Chopp is also co-sponsoring. Stay tuned for news of additional co-sponsors.
 
November 8 - Annual planning retreat. All MDC members, particularly members of the Board of Directors, are encouraged to meet 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Plaza 600 Building #205, 600 Stewart St to develop our operating plan for 2015. RSVP to Eleanor Munro at 206.370.1374 or walkere1@msn.com so we'll know how much food to order.

November 19 - Membership meeting Panel discussion "Beyond Ferguson" features King County Sheriff John Urquhart and others to be determined.

December 14 - Winter Holiday Party. Time and place to be determined.

December 17 - Membership meeting Review/approve operating plan.

The MDC welcomes guests at all membership meetings and events. To join the MDC or for more information, contact MDC President Eleanor Munro at 206-370-1374 or walkere1@msn.com, or visit metrodems.org on facebook.com/metrodems.

 

 

 

The MDC is located in the Plaza 600 Building, 600 Stewart Street, Suite 205.

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