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.
The list of office holders who are or have been members of the MDC includes presidential candidates, US senators and representatives, Washington state governors and executive officers, King County executives and councilmembers, Seattle mayors and city councilmembers, state senators and representatives, port commissioners, school board directors and others.