Dear Fellow Democrat,
Hope this newsletter finds you healthy and happy looking forward to the next 70 days of action! Due to COVID we will not be having a summer picnic, to make up for it, we will be having an August general meeting. Our next general meeting will be Wednesday, August 26th on Zoom, this Wednesday night! The regular meeting will begin right at 7 PM with no early social hour this month. Don't forget to pre-register!!

We do hope you'll attend as our meeting agenda is packed full, as usual! Guest speakers this month include: Chris Reykdal, Candidate for WA Superintendent of Public Instruction; James Jayaraj, Auburn City Councilmember; and Catherine Floate, Regional Field Director (King County) for WA State Democrats. Along with our speakers, Rep Dr Kim Schrier, and both 31st LD State Rep candidates will be stopping by to check-in and give us an update on their campaigns. 

Please see our website for a complete AGENDA. See everyone Wednesday!
Organizing Opportunity
Did you know it is 72 days till the election? Now is the time for us to do the work, and connect with voters in our area! There are a number of state and local elections that will be effected by the efforts put in now. 
While we would love to be organizing weekly doorbelling sessions as normal, the ongoing effects of COVID has limited our abilities in this area. So with the safety of our members and our community in mind, we will trying our hand at weekly phone banking sessions! 
Our first virtual event will be Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Volunteer leaders Tamara Stramel, Jan Furey, and Brian Gunn along with representatives from the WA Democrats Coordinated Campaign will be on Zoom to help everyone become phone banking champs. Connecting with voters in the 31st legislative district about races up and down the ballot!
To register for this event, and get more details, please RSVP HERE! If you are unable to make the first event, but would like to be reminded about upcoming options, please EMAIL TAMARA
Volunteer Opportunity
Representative (WA-8) Dr Kim Schrier is hosting a significant amount of volunteer opportunities to reach the voters of the 31st, if you would like to get involved, please see the links provided below:
The WA State Dems Coordinated Campaign is hosting three types of events that you can access from your home!
  • Virtual Phone Banks every Sunday - Thursday from 5pm-8pm!
  • Virtual Organizing Academy webinars every other Saturday  from 10am-11:30am!
  • Digital Tools Training webinar every other Saturday from 11:30am-12:30pm!
 More Information Here

Are you a member of the 31st?
Annual dues are $31 per calendar year, and are a significant portion of our operating budget. While our general meetings are open to all, only dues-paying members have voting privileges. Reduced dues are available in limited income situations that include, but aren’t limited to: veteran, senior and/or student status, with a minimum of $5 that ensures full rights and privileges.

While dues have historically made up the majority of our budget, we are stepping up our fight to make the 31st District a truly inclusive, equitable, and welcoming place to live. Please consider helping us achieve our goals by contributing today!

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** If you know of any events that should be included in our next newsletter, please let Tamara Stramel know!! ** ____________________________ 
31st State Representative Candidate Katie Young is holding a weekly series entitled 'Someone Should Fix That'. Join Katie and local experts as they dig deep into the major issues affecting our area. All information for upcoming events can be found on her WEBSITE
Important Links
Find your representatives, including your PCO (and what precinct you are in).
Young Democrats of Washington: Seeking to "empower young people through voter registration, campaign activities, petitions, and grass-roots lobbying efforts."

Washington State Democrats: The official web resource for the Washington State Democratic party. Browse for events, elected officials, platform positions, news, and more!
Pierce County Democrats: The 31st Legislative District is interesting in that it spans two counties! For those of you residing in Pierce, here is your county party’s official web resource.
King County Democrats: The 31st Legislative District is interesting in that it spans two counties! For those of you residing in King, here is your county party’s official web resource.
Washington State Legislature: Everything you ever wanted to know (and more!) about our state government.
Our Facebook page: a great source for local info, local events, local discussion, and local calls to action, updated frequently by members of our community.
Our Twitter account: a great source of upcoming events and information!
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