Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle
Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle
cover with text.png


Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle

Upcoming Events

Promoting progressive values since 1956

The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle was founded in 1956 by a small group of political activists whose goal was to attract young progressive individuals into the Democratic Party and to support them for public office. Over the years our goal has evolved to express a broader mission of promoting good government through educational programming and support for progressive public policy, candidates and campaigns.

We are progressive Democrats, although we are not part of the Democratic Party. 

From the beginning our formal meetings and events centered on downtown Seattle; today we still invite downtown workers and dwellers – and anyone else who is interested – to join us on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. We occasionally host forums and soirees at other locations throughout the city. Everyone is welcome to join us at our meetings and events.

For candidates and for those who want to know more about and to influence action on critical issues facing us today, the MDC is an unparalleled resource. Our programs and social events offer rare opportunities for close and extended contact with long-time political activists and elected officials who have shaped the history of Washington’s politics. 



➤ Mailing Address

1925 41st Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116

(206) 370-1374


Praise for the club:

It’s always a pleasure to meet with the MDC, listen to informed Democrats and learn more about the political pulse of our community.
— U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott

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

Where would we be without the MDC, the organization we count on to consistently and passionately promote our values and ideals?
— WA State Senator and MDC Board Member Jeanne Kohl-Welles

The MDC is a great place to meet knowledgeable, politically savvy people with a Democratic perspective.
— Former King County Executive Ron Sims

The MDC rocks!
— - Former Seattle City Council President Peter Steinbrueck

The MDC provides a forum that encourages vision and creative thinking. I feel that my career as a public servant was launched at the MDC.
— Seattle City Attorney and MDC Board Member Pete Holmes

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 Democratic agitators of all ages – folks who know which side they are on and care about leaving the city and nation better than they found them.
— King County Executive Dow Constantine