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MDC Panel Discussion on Keeping Our Parks Public, 2010.

 
 
"I am always impressed by the depth of knowledge and intensity of discussion at MDC meetings."
- Seattle City Councilmember and MDC Past President Nick Licata

December 6, 2012 - Winter Holiday Party
 
November 14, 2012 - Antioch Univesity Professor Don Comstock on the Impact of the 2012 Elections on the Political/Economic/Environmental Landscape
 
November 6, 2012 - Progressive Election Night Prefunk, Hosted by Pete Holmes, Nick Licata, the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle and Peter Sherwin
 
October 24, 2012 - Panel Discussion: The New Faces of Homelessness, with Real Change Board President Rev. David Bloom, Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness Director Rev. Bill Kirlin-Hackett, and St. Mary's Food Bank Board Chair Pat Lewis and Director Alison Alonzo Pence
 
October 19, 2012 - Fundraiser Opposing I-1240 (Charter Schools)
 
October 10, 2012 - Discussion of Charter School Initiative with No on 1240 spokesperson Melissa Westbrook and People for Our Public Schools spokesperson Sue Tupper.
 
September 26, 2012 - General Election Endorsement Meeting
 
September 12, 2012 - Candidates and Campaigns to Appear on General Election Ballot
 
August 22, 2012 - WA State Treasurer Jim McIntire and Banking and Commercial Real Estate Consultant Darel Grothaus on the Controversy of the Proposed WA State Bank
 
August 19, 2012 - Grill & Swim Party
 
August 8, 2012 - Transit Riders Union General Secretary Katie Wilson on Organizing to Save Public Transit and the Ride Free Area and WA Forest Law Center Director and Managing Attorney Peter Goldman on Negotiations Concerning the Controversial Proposed New SoDo Sports Arena
 
August 7, 2012 - Primary Night Party at the Polar Bar at the Arctic Club (Co-hosted by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, Peter Sherwin and WA Ceasefire)
 
July 25, 2012 - Candidates James Bauckman for WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Roger Davidheiser for King County Superior Court Judge
 
July 17, 2012 - "A Taste of Tapas" Fundraiser to Retain WA State Supreme Court Justice Steven C. Gonzalez
 
July 11, 2012 - Candidate for WA State Auditor Troy Kelley and Candidates for King County Sheriff Steve Strachan and John Urquhart
 
June 27, 2012 - Annual Meeting
 
June 14 (Flag Day), 2012 - Gala 56: The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle's 56th Anniversary Awards Banquet and Auction with Keynote Speaker Jay
Inslee, Master of Ceremonies Dow Constantine, Award Recipients Jim McDermott, Mike Lowry, Ken MacDonald, Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney and Others
 
May 23, 2012 - Primary Endorsement Meeting with Candidates to Appear on Primary Ballot
 
May 9, 2012 - Antioch University Professor Don Comstock on the Connection Between the Great Recession and Melting Glaciers; Candidates to Appear on Primary Ballot
 
April 25, 2012 - Candidates to Appear on Primary Ballot
 
April 11, 2012 - Candidates to Appear on Primary Ballot
 
March 28, 2012 - King County Executive Dow Constantine's Mid-Term Report to the Membership
 
March 14, 2012 - U.S. Congressman Adam Smith; 2012 Legislative Session Report; Candidates to Appear on Primary Ballot
 
March 4, 2012 - 2nd Annual Downtown Volunteer Fair (Presented in Community Partnership with the MDC)
 
February 22, 2012 - Jay Inslee for Governor Campaign Statewide Outreach Coordinator Samantha Casne and Senior Advisor Brian Bonlender; Organize for
America (Campaign to Re-Elect President Barack Obama) Local Team Leaders Jan Arai and Joseph Nicholas
 
February 8, 2012 - Panel Discussion: The Home Foreclosure Crisis with Forensic Auditor Lori Gileno, Paralegal Foreclosure Expert James Ward and WA State Attorney General's Office Spokesperson Rich Zwicker; WA State Progressive Party Chair Linde Knighton on the Proposed Temporary Sales Tax
 
January 26, 2012 - Forum: Candidates for U.S. Congress - 1st Congressional District (Co-Hosted by Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, and Moderated by Former WA State Governor Mike Lowry)
 
January 25, 2012 - Candidates for WA Secretary of State and State Auditor; Voice for the Retarded WA State Coordinator Terri Anderson on Residential Habilitation Centers
 
January 11, 2012 - Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn's Mid-term Report to the Membership; WA State Democratic Chair of Chairs Chad Lupkes on Explaining Redistricting and Electing Democrats in 2012
 
December 14, 2011 - ACLU-WA Drug Policy Director Alison Holcomb and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes on Support for Initiative 502 (Marijuana Legalization)
 
December 11, 2011 - Winter Holiday Party
 
November 16, 2011 - Panel Discussion: Priorities for the Coming Year in Politics with Progressive Majority WA State Director Noel Frame, Backbone Campaign Executive Director Bill Moyer and Board Director Dr. Stan Sorscher, FUSE WA Executive Director and Win/Win Board Director Aaron Ostrom, and King County Democrats Chair Steve Zemke
 
November 8, 2011 - Election Night Party at the Polar Bar at the Arctic Club (Co-Hosted by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Peter Sherwin)
 
October 26, 2011 - Panel Discussion: Are Teachers Targets? Why? with Seattle Education Association President Olga Addae and Vice President Johnathan Knapp, Celebrated High School Teacher Eric Muhs, Founding Member of Parents Across America and Education Blogger Sue Peters, and Noted Education Activist and Blogger Melissa Westbrook
 
October 21, 2011 - Fundraiser for Seattle School Board Challengers Michelle Buetow, Kate Martin, Marty McLaren and Sharon Peaslee
 
October 12, 2011 - Palestinian Educator Huda Giddens and Israeli Scientist Assaf Oron on "Popular Revolution in the Arab World: Implications for the U.S. and Israel (Part 3)
 
September 28, 2011 - General Election Endorsement Meeting
 
September 14, 2011 - Candidates and Campaigns to Appear on General Election Ballot
 
August 24, 2011 - Panel Discussion: Stopping Human Trafficking - What We Can Do, Together, with Former WA State Representative Velma Veloria, UW Women's Center Executive Director Sutapa Basu, and Activist/Advocate Emma Catague.
 
August 10, 2011 - Regional Director of Stand With Us NW Rob Jacobs and Co-Chair of J Street - Seattle Chapter Rainer Adkins on "Popular Revolution in the Arab World: Implications for the U.S. and Israel" (Part 2)
 
July 27, 2011 - Playwright and Filmmaker Edward Mast on "Popular Revolution in the Arab World: Implications for the U.S. and Israel" (Part 1)
 
July 13, 2011 - Primary Endorsement Meeting
 
June 26, 2011 - 55th Annual Meeting & Summer Social
 
June 22, 2011 - Candidates and Campaigns to Appear on Primary Ballot, with King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson for WA State Attorney General and WA State Representative Roger Goodman for U.S. Congress
 
June 10, 2011 - Forum: Candidates for Seattle City Council at Seattle City Hall (Co-Hosted by Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Moderated by Former Seattle City Council President Peter Steinbrueck)
 
May 11, 2011- Economic Opportunity Institute Executive Director John Burbank on "Progressive Tax Reform: the Plan for Moving Forward"
 
April 27, 2011 - President and Owner of the Connections Group Cathy Allen and Executive Board Member for the Center for Women and Democracy Megan McCloskey on "Women's Eqality - One Country at a Time"
 
April 13, 2011 - Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell on Council Issues
 
April 3, 2011 - 1st Annual Downtown Volunteer Fair (Co-Sponsored by the MDC)
 
March 31, 2011 - Spring Fling Happy Hour & Silent Auction
 
March 23, 2011 -WA State Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Lynne Dodson on "Can What Happened in Wisconsin Happen in WA State?"
 
March 9, 2011 - WA State Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz with WA State Democratic Party Chair of Chairs Organization Chad Lupkes on State of the Party
 
February 23, 2011 - Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness Executive Director Alison Eisinger on Beyond the One Night Count and Director of YouthCare's James W. Ray Orion Center Director Ruth Blaw on Ending Youth Homelessness
 
February 9, 2011 - King County Executive Dow Constantine on First Year as Executive
 
January 26, 2011 - WA Public Campaigns Executive Director Craig Salins on Campaign Finance Reform Efforts and Civic Engagement Project Program Director Nancy Amidei on Homelessness Advocacy Efforts in the 2011 Legislative Session
 
January 12, 2011 - Duwamish Tribal Chair Cecile Hansen and Friends on Seeking Federal Recognition for Duwamish Tribe
 
December 15, 2010 - Panel Discussion: An Analysis of the 2010 Elections and their Implications at National, State and Local Levels, with former WA State Democratic Party Chair and Senior Vice President of Strategies 360 Paul Berendt, Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata and Principal and Founder of Northwest Passage Consulting Christian Sinderman
 
December 12, 2010 - Winter Holiday Party

November 17, 2010 - Panel Discussion: Keeping Our Parks Public, with King County Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Brown, Former Seattle City Council President and Parks Committee Chair Peter Steinbrueck, Former WA Environmental Council President and WA State Parks and Recreation Commissioner Joan Thomas and Seattle Port Commissioner Gael Tarleton (moderated by Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks and National Association of Olmsted Parks Board Member Eliza Davidson)
 
November 10, 2010 - Thanksgiving for the Homeless Benefit (Co-Sponsored by the MDC)
 
November 1, 2010 - MDC Movie Night: "Fair Game"
 
October 30, 2010 - Seattle Rally to Restore Sanity (Sponsored by the MDC)
 
October 27, 2010 - King County Assessor Lloyd Hara on Property Tax Issues
 
October 13, 2010 - King County Council Chair Bob Ferguson on Council Issues
 
September 22, 2010 - General Election Endorsements Continued; Roger Fernandes and Charles Davis on Proposed NW Native Cultural Center at Seattle Center
 
September 14, 2010 - Fundraiser for WA State Inititative 1098
 
September 8, 2010 - General Election Endorsement Meeting with Special Guest U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott
 
August 25, 2010 - Candidates and Campaigns to Appear on General Election Ballot
 
August 12, 2010 - Fundraiser for Ron Weigelt for WA State Representative
 
August 11, 2010 - Forum: Troubled Families, Child Safety and the Dilemma of Child Welfare, with WA State Representative Ruth Kagi and Dave Wood
 
July 28, 2010 - Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes on First Half-Year in Office
 
June 23, 2010 - Primary Endorsement Meeting with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on First 6 Months in Office
 
June 13, 2010 - Annual Meeting & Summer Social
 
June 9, 2010 - Candidates and Campaigns to Appear on Primary Ballot
 
May 26, 2010 - Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen on Transportation Issues
 
May 19, 2010 - Happy Hour #2
 
April 28, 2010 -  Panel Discussion: WA State Budget Crisis and Ideas for Economic Recovery/Reform in Aftermath of 2010 Legislative Session, with UW Professor James Gregory, Former WA State Governor Mike Lowry, WA State Representative Bob Hasegawa and Bill Gates, Sr.
 
April 14, 2010 - Forum: Relationship Between Democrats and Labor, with WA State Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz and WA State Labor Council President Rick Bender
 
March 31, 2010 - Happy Hour #1
 
March 24, 2010 -  Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Mike O'Brien on First 3 Months in Office
 
March 10, 2010 -  Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin on SR-520 and Other Issues
 
February 10, 2010 - Panel Discussion: The MDC's Role in CHECC (Choose an Effective City Council) and Initiative 229 Repealing WA's "Blue Law", and Implications for Civic Activism Today
 
December 16, 2009 - League of Women Voters of Greater Seattle Board Member Nora Leech on Privatization Study
 
December 6, 2009 - Winter Holiday Party
 
November 18, 2009 - Panel Discussion: Proposed Decriminalization of Marijuana, Drug Policy at Local Levels and the U.S. War on Drugs
 
October 28, 2009 - Documetary Filmmaker Professor B.J. Bullert on "The Space Needle at 40", "Chief Seattle" and Other Selected Works
 
October 25, 2009 - Fundraiser for Dow Constantine for King County Executive
 
October 18, 2009 - Fundraiser for Max Vekich for Seattle Port Commissioner
 
September 23, 2009 - Panel Discussion: New Local Media and Messaging for Press, Policy-Makers, Candidates and Campaigns
 
September 9, 2009 - General Election Endorsement Meeting
 
August 26, 2009 - King County Charter Review Commissioners Terry Lavender and Allan Munro on Proposed Open Space Preservation Act
 
August 12, 2009 - WA State Representative Bob Hasegawa on 2009 Legislative Session
 
July 22, 2009 - United Nations Association of Greater Seattle Board Members Joan Lawson and Abdi Sami on Fact-Finding Iran Tour
 
June 24, 2009 - Primary Endorsement Meeting
 
June 14, 2009 - Annual Meeting & Summer Social
 
June 10, 2009 - Discussion of Primary Endorsements
 
May 27, 2009 - King County Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Beth Goldberg on Budget Crisis; Candidates Ross Hunter for King County Executive, Joe Mallahan for Mayor of Seattle and Mike O'Brien for Seattle City Council Position 8
 
May 13, 2009 - Candidates Fred Jarrett for King County Executive, Michael McGinn and Dorli Rainey for Seattle Mayor and Pete Holmes for Seattle City Attorney
 
May 6, 2009 - Forum: Candidates for Seattle City Council
 
April 22, 2009 - Candidates Larry Phillips for King County Executive and Tom Carr for Seattle City Attorney
 
April 8, 2009 - Mike Weisman on Current Issues in Local and National Technology Policy
 
March 25, 2009 - Candidate Rob Holland for Seattle Port Commissioner
 
March 11, 2009 - Candidate Dow Constantine for King County Executive
 
February 25, 2009 - Ken MacDonald (Part 2) on Growth of Liberalism in Seattle after WWII and Early Days of the MDC
 
January 28, 2009 - Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark on Multifamily Housing Code and Updating Neighborhood Plans
 
January 14, 2009 - Candidates for King County Director of Elections
 
January 11, 2009 - Forum: Candidates for WA State Democratic Party Chair (Co-Sponsored by the MDC)
 
December 17, 2008 - Ken MacDonald (Part 1) on Canwell Hearings and Early Days of the MDC
 
December 14, 2008 - Winter Holiday Party
 
November 12, 2008 - Real Change Executive Director Tim Harris on History and Issues of Homelessness
 
October 22, 2008 - Alex Welles Slideshows on 2008 Democratic National Convention and Annapurna Climb
 
October 8, 2008 - General Election Endorsement Meeting
 
September 24, 2008 - Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata on Proposed Mercer Project
 
September 10, 2008 - King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson on King County Budget
 
August 28, 2008 - Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen on Parks and Green Spaces Levy
 
August 13, 2008 -  Seattle Port Commissioner Gael Tarleton on State of the Port