Upcoming MDC Meetings and Events
|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
The MDC regularly meets
at noon in downtown Seattle 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.
- Wed. May 8, 12-1:30 PM (Plaza
600 Bldg., 600 Stewart St., Ste. 205) Candidates seeking endorsement include King County Sheriff John Urquhart
for reelection, Charlie Staadecker and Peter Steinbrueck for Seattle mayor, Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien
for reelection Position 8, and Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin for reelection Position 2, and Representative Dave
Upthegrove for King County Council District 5.
May 22, 12-1:30 PM (Plaza 600 Bldg., 600 Stewart St., Ste. 205) Candidates seeking endorsement include
Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell for mayor, Sam Bellomio and Albert Shen for Seattle City Council Position 8, Seattle
City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw for reelection Position 4, Mayor Mike McGinn for reelection, King County Councilmember Rod
Dembowski for reelection District 1.
- Thu. May 23, 6-8
PM, (Seattle Labor Temple, Hall 1, 2800-1st Ave.) The Growing Political Influence of Immigrant Communities in Washington
State, Evening forum features Pramila Japayal, founder & former executive director of OneAmerica, Sahar Fathi,
policy analyst at the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and Juan Jose Bocanegra, chair of El Comité
Pro Reforma Migratoria y Justicia Social and the May 1st Action Coalition. MDC director Louis Watanabe is the moderator.
- Thu. June 6, 12-1:30pm,
(Bruno's, 1417-3rd Ave.) MDC Executive Committee
June 12, 12-1:30 PM (Plaza 600 Bldg., 600 Stewart St., Ste. 205) Candidates seeking endorsement include Seattle
City Councilmember Tim Burgess, Kate Martin and Senator Ed Murray for Seattle mayor, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes
for reelection; Shari Song for King County Council District 9, and Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata for reelection
- Wed. June
26, 12-1:30 PM (Plaza 600 Bldg., 600 Stewart St., Ste. 205) Primary endorsement decisions; election of board
members for 2013-2015 term.