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 Continue reading Environment Caucus Statement on Jay Inslee’s carbon reduction proposal
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 Continue reading YDWA Board Retreat
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 Continue reading 2014 Midterm Elections!
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, Continue reading #TurnOutForWhat
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 Continue reading Who Killed Jaxon Ravens murder mystery night!
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 Continue reading #CongressionalSelfie Campaign
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 Continue reading Congrats to YDWA President Lynda Foster for winning a Maggie
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 Continue reading YDWA gives Congress Heck!
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, Continue reading YDWA Labor Caucus participates in Tacoma Paid Sick Leave push
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 Continue reading YDWA Does the Puyallup!
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 Continue reading Young Democrats in Ferndale – Attending the WSDCC meeting and doorbelling for Seth Fleetwood
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, Continue reading Paint the Town Blue: Vancouver – 2014