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Who's to blame for the 2014 election debacle?

A group called American Voices of Reason posted the following on facebook. It is time for Democratic voters to hold party leaders accountable. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is a complete FAILURE as leader of the Democratic National Committee. Republicans now have control of the Senate and they have a record-number of seats in the House. Additionally Republicans […]

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Washington Conservation Voters is too kind to Steve Litzow and too cruel to the Democratic coalition

Washington Conservation Voters has given an endorsement to Republican Steve Litzow of the 41st LD. But WCV’s own data shows that Litzow’s 2014 legislative environmental score is below 50 (42 out of 100).  See WCV’s scorecard and the tables at the end of this article.  Litzow’s Lifetime Score is a bit better, 61 out of […]

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Let's save the Democratic Party — by holding corporate Dems accountable

There is a never-ending debate among progressive Democrats about whether to break away from the Democratic Party.  Recently, that debate has heated up — for example, on discussion forums of progressive Dems in Washington State. The victory of Socialist candidate Kshama Sawant over long-time Democratic stalwart Richard Conlin should have been a wake-up call to […]

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On reinventing Democratic politics

At last night’s meeting of the 41st LD Democrats there was a discussion about how to attract more people to become PCOs and about how to get more existing PCOs to attend meetings and work on campaigns. The discussion began with the question: what’s the purpose of the 41st LD Dems? One guy said: to […]

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Democrats Heck, Kilmer, Larsen side with GOP, Wall St. on deregulation bill

The Stand is reporting: Heck, Kilmer, Larsen side with GOP, Wall St. on deregulation bill WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 30, 2013) — The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved labor-opposed legislation pushed by Wall Street banks that would make it harder for the Department of Labor to approve regulations protecting workers’ interests in how their retirement […]

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Report on the 2013 Legislative Review of the Metroplitan Democratic Club of Seattle

Wednesday four solidly progressive Democratic lawmakers were guests at the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle: Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (36th LD), Senator Bob Hasegawa (11th LD), Representative Cindy Ryu (32nd LD), and Representative Gael Tarleton (36th LD). Ryu and Kohl-Welles are the two most progressive legislators in the House and Senate, according to the House scorecard […]

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Suzan DelBene's anti-deficit workshops with the Concord Coalition

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D, WA-01) is inviting constituents to workshops, in Mount Vernon and Bothell, on deficit reduction. The workshops are presented in conjunction with the “bipartisan” Concord Coalition, whose mission is to educate “the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits, the long-term challenges facing America’s unsustainable entitlement programs, and how […]