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31st Annual Eastside Dinner


Photo Credit Jay Dotson Photography

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Mission Possible

Empowering Blue

We are happy to announce that our 31st Annual Eastside Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 16th with

Maria Cantwell, Tina Podlodowski, and Special Guests

We have several special elections this year in our districts (5th, 41st, 45th, and 48th) and hope you can join us in supporting our Democratic candidates and agenda.

While we know we have a lot of work to do, we hope this event will be fun, energizing, and inspiring.

Eastside Dinner
Saturday, September 16, 2017

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm VIP Reception
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner, Live Auction, and Speakers

Mini Live Auction highlight: Tickets for 2 to experience Chris Rock at the Paramount Theater Sunday, 9/17 with DNC VIce Chair Michael Blake and WA State Democrats Chair Tina Podlodowski, best seats in the house, access to Paramount Club, and parking included.

The Plateau Club
25625 East Plateau Drive
Sammamish, WA

Thank you for your support!


We hope to see you can join us for a magical evening on the 16th!

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Christy Bear!


Event hosts:


Hydro Power: Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly

Solar Power: Jay Arnold

Jay Arnold

Conservation: Roger Goodman, Bernie Talmas


James Terwilliger

Brayden Olson


Tutta Bella, Ben & Jerry’s, WoodBlock, WA State Democrats, King County Democrats

Table Captains:

Adam Smith, Suzan DelBene, Tana Senn, Tina Podlodowski, Roger Goodman, Becky Lewis, Bill Ramos, Sara Perry, Martin Chaney, Mary Pope, Lisa Wyler

Donate Green Empower Blue

Come enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, tasty themed mocktails, and other non-alcoholic beverages… AND have a chance to win lunch with a legislator!

Buy Tickets Here!


Speakers will be at 7:00 pm

Raffle* announced after speakers finish at 7:30 pm

Enjoy the rest of the evening with new friends!

Our speakers will include:
Claudia Balducci, King County Councilmember
Karol Brown, Bellevue City Council Candidate
Janice Zahn, Bellevue City Council Candidate

A limited amount of tickets may be available at the door – please note that early bird special pricing ends on 4/22/17

Top 5 reasons to empower Blue:

5. Rally together with other like-minded progressives
4. Meet some local candidates and current Democrats in office
3. Support our efforts to empower blue issues and candidates
2. Strengthen and grow the progressive agenda in Washington state
1. Connect in person and enjoy a fun night out with cool people!

Top 5 ways to sustainable Green:

Conservation: $25 – 2 drink tickets, 1 raffle ticket
Solar: $40 – 3 drink tickets, 6 raffle tickets
Wind: $65 – 4 drink tickets, 10 raffle tickets
Hydro: $80 – 5 drink tickets, 15 raffle tickets
New Energy: $95 – 5 drink tickets, 20 raffle tickets

Drink Tickets:
2 tickets = 1 mocktail drink
1 ticket = 1 non-alcoholic drink

Raffle Tickets:
There will be containers for each of the donated lunches – you will be able to put tickets into the container of your choice. A person can win multiple times if they place tickets in each of the containers.

*Must be present to win.

March Communications Committee Meeting

When March 13, 2017, at 7:00 PM
Where Lake Hills Library Meeting Room


  • Call to Order
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Committee Overview
    • Committee Duties as Stated in Bylaws
    • Overview of Current Tech
    • The Vision of the Chair
  • Proposed Roles and Their Duties
    • Review
    • Modifications and Additions
    • Approval
  • Election of the Vice Chair
  • Volunteers for Approved Roles
  • Committee Roadmap
    • Supporting Operations of the Organization
    • Encouraging and Facilitating Documentation
      • Organizational Structure
      • Procedures
    • Tech and Services
      • Off-the-shelf Solutions
      • Homegrown Systems
    • Committee Structure and Roles
    • Collaboration with County and State Orgs
  • Open Discussion as Time Permits
  • Adjourn

LD 48 Dems Executive Board Meeting

Date: Tuesday March 7th

Location: 10900 NE 8th St in Bellevue
Time: 6:45 pm doors open, 7 pm meeting starts
Invited: Any member of the district is welcome to attend in person, but only board members have voice or vote during the meeting unless specially recognized.


  • Review and approve last meeting’s minutes and consent agenda
  • Review of E-Board and General Meeting location needs
  • Draft 2017 Budget
  • Senator Kuderer’s Surplus Request
  • Communications + website updates
  • Review March 15 General Membership meeting  agenda
  • Review Committee meetings dates + meet newly elected Vice Chairs
  • Guest Speaker: KCDCC LD Liasion Committee Chair

Rules Committee: Kickoff and Planning Meeting

The Rules Committee will be holding its first official meeting next Thursday in order to review potential rules changes, elect a permanent Vice Chair, and discuss the process for creating and submitting Resolutions.
Kirkland Library – Large Meeting Room
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 PM


6:30 PM – Introductions

6:40 PM – Election of committee Vice Chair

7:00 PM – Committee Process

  • Forming schedule for February and March
  • Determining steps for district outreach

7:30 PM – Discussion of potential Rule Changes

  • Review of proposed bylaw amendments
  • Discussion of potential changes to our district’s standing rules
  • Brainstorming and Feedback Solicitation

8:20 PM – Resolutions Discusion

  • Review of King County Democrats’ resolution procedures
  • Discussion of Rules Committee’s role in reviewing district resolutions

While the Rules Committee’s membership is fixed, any Democrat in the 48th District is more tan welcome to attend and participate in discussion: Please attend with your feedback and ideas!

Kyle Keraga
Rules Committee Chair

Feb Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

LD 48 Dems

Events & Fundraising Committee

Meeting Invitation

Date: Tuesday February 28, 2017

Time: 7-9 pm

Location: Meeting room at Panera in Redmond

17262 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052

(In the plaza with Safeway and Ulta)

Please purchase a beverage, snack or meal fron the restaurant, if possible, because we are using their space.



To receive committee email updates sign up here.


·      7-7:20 Introductions

·      7:20-7:30 Purpose and current tasks

·      7:30-7:45 Laws governing the operation of this committee

·      7:45-7:55 Election of Committee Vice Chair

·      7:55-8:25 Immediate priority – post-session fundraising

·      8:25-8:40 Immediate priority  – Eastside Dinner

·      8:40-8:55 Brainstorming – future events and ideas

·      Adjourn by 9 pm

Dear Friends,

Thank you for signing up for the Events & Fundraising Committee. There are many different kinds of opportunities to participate, including:

·      Planning and coordinating an event

·      Online research

·      Hosting a fundraiser at your home or restaurant

·      Phone banking

·      Doorbelling

·      Letter writing

·      Volunteering at an event

·      Bringing food to a potluck

 We need your input and opinions in our planning process.

March Legislative Action Meeting

March Legislative Action Meeting

March 2nd, 2017
7:00 PM

10900 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004

During regular session, while we have the ability to propose new pieces of legislation, I want to keep up a higher frequency of meeting. However, I expect the committee to formally meet less frequently when session is out.
To receive committee email updates sign up here.


7: Discussion of Current Progress with Housing Legislation
7:30: Discussion of Committee Members & Parties Interested in Vice Chair Position
8:00: Discussion of Optimal Time to Schedule LAC Meetings
8:15: Legislative Input
8:30: Meeting Adjournment