48th LD Coalition to retire Rodney Tom starts push 5/22

The 48th LD Dems and FUSE of Washington have formed Washington State Neighbors for a Democratic Senate, a coalition with friends and other organizations who care about the effects of 48th LD State Sen. Rodney Tom’s GOP+2, to reach concerned Democrats and make sure they know what Senator Tom is up to.

We will be asking them to call and write him in the special session to voice concern over his approach to the budget, education, social services, and more. He needs to know that just because he says he is a Democrat, that doesn’t necessarily make him one, considering the kind of votes and direction he has provided this year.

While claiming to hold personal sentiments and to represent the mainstream of voters consistent with various community and Democratic party values such as freedom of choice, Rodney Tom created conditions and enacted Senate procedures which thwarted legislation promoting those very values and allowed consideration of far right-wing measures which might otherwise have been still-born.

Therefore, we are having our first potluck/phone bank at the home of Becky Lewis on Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 to 8 pm to reach good Democrats who want to help let him know the error of his ways.  We will have some cell phones available and there is limited space, so please do RSVP to Becky at: rebeccie@comcast.net.