Environment Caucus Statement on Jay Inslee’s carbon reduction proposal

As you may know, Governor Inslee just released a proposal requiring industry to pay money by way of dollar per ton of carbon emitted. 130 companies in Washington State would be on the hook under said proposal. This cap-and-trade program is expected to raise $1 billion for a transportation package. One may raise the question, […]

YDWA Board Retreat

    In November the Young Democrats of Washington’s general board met in Tacoma to set a vision for our future and discuss our priorities for the coming year. I want to say thank you to the 20 young people who joined me in Tacoma to share their thoughts and expertise, and share with me […]

2014 Midterm Elections!

The 2014 Midterm Elections had its ups and downs. We have our work cut out for us and will fight an uphill battle to pass legislation at the state or federal level for the next couple years. This election has been a hard one. We had so many qualified, genuine, wonderful candidates and so many […]


Hashtags don’t vote, we do. Around the country, young people aren’t expected to vote. The Young Democrats of Washington know all the reasons we need to. These reasons drive us to engage in politics and elect great Democratic candidates. So, we’ve got one question for you: #TurnOutForWhat? Get the word out with your own picture […]

Who Killed Jaxon Ravens murder mystery night!

The Young Democrats of Washington threw the murder mystery event of the season, “Who Killed Jaxon Ravens?” It was a smashing success, with intrigue and delicious food and cocktails. Thank you to all of our suspects for both taking part in the mystery, and sponsoring the event! This night was made possible by generous guests […]

#CongressionalSelfie Campaign

Campaigns come in all shapes and sizes. The very first endeavor we took on this year was our #CongressionalSelfie campaign, a campaign to get a selfie with every Democratic member of congress in Washington! It started with Congressman Heck, from the 10th CD. Next we went north to the Skagit County Dinner and Action Further north, […]

Congrats to YDWA President Lynda Foster for winning a Maggie

YDWA President Lynda Foster was selected as the Washington State Democrats Warren G. Magnuson 2014 Rising Star! Lynda joins other great Democrats from across the state in being awarded this year for her work to improve the Democratic party. Lynda was nominated by a secret committee, and over 50 supporters. Let it be known, that […]

YDWA gives Congress Heck!

The Young Democrats of Washington had its final Day of Action on Sunday October 5th for Congressman Denny Heck! 13 young democrats from Pierce, Thurston, King, Snohomish, Clark, and Whatcom counties traveled to Olympia to phone bank and have some fall fun. We dressed up as 1950’s dads, a black widow, a referee, and many […]

YDWA Labor Caucus participates in Tacoma Paid Sick Leave push

As you may know, the top legislative priority of the YDWA Labor Caucus is HB 1313, which would establish minimum standards for paid sick leave. The bill passed the House this year 52-45, but, like so many other good bills, did not make it out of committee in the Senate. Those who work in Seattle […]

YDWA Does the Puyallup!

On September 14 the Young Democrats of Washington took over the Democrat booth at the Washington State Fair for a day of fun, activism and elephant ears! Most of the Pierce County Young Democrats who participated still call it “The Puyallup Fair” – but whichever name you use, it is still a great opportunity to […]

Young Democrats in Ferndale – Attending the WSDCC meeting and doorbelling for Seth Fleetwood

The Young Democrats of Washington joined the Washington State Democratic Central Committee at their fall meeting in Ferndale, Washington. This meeting was especially important because it took place at the same time as our 5th and last doorbelling day. The event started Friday night with the YDWA Environment Caucus hosting a hospitality suite, with celebrity bartender, […]

Paint the Town Blue: Vancouver – 2014

Following on the heels of YDWA’s successful event in Spokane, Paint the Town Blue: Vancouver (Sept. 5-7) provided Young Democrats with another chance to explore a new town, meet other Democrats (young and not-so-young), and work to elect great local candidates. Oh, and have a blast while doing it. Here are some highlights. Young Democrats arrived in […]