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31st Annual Eastside Dinner


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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.

48th Legislative District Democrats Winter Party and Fundraiser


Donation at the door is $25 per person. The entrance price includes a light dinner and soft drink. Additional food or alcoholic beverages are also available for additional cost.

Items will be available for bid by silent auction. You are also welcome to bring items for donation to the silent auction the night of the party; make sure to let us know the approximate value of the item for our bookkeeping and reporting.

Please RSVP here:

or via the Facebook event page:

Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone there,

Angelina Gisselberg



Presidential Debate Watch Party!

Hello 48th LD Democrats!

As you have likely seen, this month’s regular meeting has been rescheduled for the 26th to allow for people who want to watch the final presidential debate to do so.

On the 19th, let’s watch it together!


– This will be a fundraiser event, benefiting the 48th LD.  Recommended donation at the door is $10.

– There will be Debate Bingo, with some prizes for the winners. The prizes will be amazing. Huge. Only the best prizes.

– It is easier to survive watching the debate with like-minded individuals.


So please, put this on your calendar:

48th LD Dems Debate Watch Party

Wednesday, October 19th

5:45pm until whenever it ends, likely 7:45pm

Belcarra Apartments (limited parking in building)
10688 NE 10th ST

Bellevue, WA 98004

Hope to see you there!

James Terwilliger

Vice Chair for Events and Fundraisers