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Dems plan caucuses for this weekend

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on March 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
March 10, 2010 5:51 pm

Washington state Democrats are planning caucuses Sunday in 29 legislative districts to choose delegates to the party’s June convention.

Click here for a list of local caucuses. Here is the full release:

*PRESS ADVISORY*

Democrats will gather at Legislative District Caucuses
on March 14th

SEATTLE – The Washington State Democratic Party today announced that Democrats will meet statewide on Sunday, March 14th, at 1:00pm, at 29 Legislative District Caucuses to begin the process of choosing Delegates to their June 26th Convention in Vancouver.

“Two years ago 240,000 Washington Democrats gathered in their Precinct Caucuses to demand Change in America. That day began a journey that ended on Election Night when America elected Barack Obama, our first African American President,” said Dwight Pelz, Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party. “This year’s Caucuses will send Delegates to our State Convention in Vancouver, where we will once again craft a progressive platform for Washington.”

In 2008 the Party held Precinct Caucuses as the first step in its biennnial Convention Cycle. In this non-Presidential year, the State Party will hold Legislative District Caucuses on Sunday, March 14th, and County Conventions on Saturday, April 10th. Twenty-nine (29) Legislative Districts will meet this Sunday, while the remaining Legislative Districts will meet in conjunction with their County Conventions on April 10th.

WHAT: Legislative District Caucuses
DATE: Sunday, March 14th
TIME: 1:00 pm
WHERE: For a list of Caucus locations, go to: http://wa-democrats.org/index.php?page=display&id=549

For more information on the 2010 Convention Cycle, go to: http://wa-democrats.org/index.php?page=display&id=560

“Democrats in Washington are already campaigning to re-elect Senator Patty Murray and Representatives Dicks, McDermott, Smith, Larsen, and Inslee. We will hold Brian Baird’s seat in the 3rd Congressional District, and Suzan DelBene will defeat Dave Reichert in the 8th,” said Pelz. “Once the Legislature adjourns we will set out to hold our majorities in Olympia. We know that Republicans have no plans, no proposals, and no commitments to the people of our state and our nation.”

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