Washington State Democratic Caucuses: Feb 7


This year, the Democratic party in Washington is opting for a caucus rather than a primary.  Caucuses require, in my opinion, much more commitment than voting.  You show up, talk, listen to other people talk, move around into groups (hopefully of 15% or more), and vote.  The caucus process here in Washington is fairly drawn out.  The county caucuses are in April/Mail, the legislative district caucus is in May, the state convention is in June (complete calendar below). If you care about who Washington State elects and you’re a Democrat, you have to show up at your caucus location on February 7 at 10am to have a say.  Republicans, you’ll just have to wait till November to let you feelings be known.

Presidential
Precinct Caucuses

February 7, 2004
10:00 AM

More info here

    Here’s the complete calendar:

    1/02/04 Last day to file signatures for Initiatives to the Legislature
    1/04/04 Delegate and alternate candidates may obtain statement of candidacy from State Party
    1/07/04 Presidential Candidate’s deadline for certifying names of their authorized reps. to State Party
    1/12/04 Regular Legislative session begins
    2/7/04 Precinct Caucuses
    5/1/04 Legislative District Caucuses: Delegates to Congressional Caucuses elected
    5/8/04 King County Convention: Platform and Resolutions
    5/29/04 Congressional District Caucuses: Delegates elected to the National Convention
    6/5/04 State Party Convention, Tacoma
    11/02/04 General Election-Bush sent back to Crawford!

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s off-topic.  Consider it a public service announcement.

    Comments (3)

    1. Marian Benish says:

      So where are the Legislative District Causes to be held and what time on 5/1/04. Ditto the 5/8/04 m44ing as well as the 5/29/04 meeting and the 6/5/04 meeting?

    2. lauraj says:

      You didn’t leave an email address, so I can’t contact you, but I would use this link http://www.wa-democrats.org/PartyLeaders.php to find out.

    3. minardjim@aol.com says:

      I attended the Spokane precinct caucus and was elected a deligate. I have a note in my date book "April 23-24 Dem. caucus." I believe this has something to do with the platform. My certificate says I was elected a "deligate to the County and /or Legislative District Caucus from Precinct 4430."

      I thought there would be additional information by now regarding where to go and what to do. Could you please advise me?

      You could Email or could call 509-924-6737, where a message regarding this can be left at any time if we don’t pick up.

      There will always be a screening message asking the caller to identify him or her self on the second ring and it will take us longer to reach the phone.

      James Minard

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