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    We did it!

    Great news out of Olympia yesterday — Democrats in the House passed legislation to raise the minimum wage and provide sick and safe leave! House Bill 1355 increases our state’s minimum wage to $12 per hour, helping struggling families provide for their loved ones and taking us a step forward in building an economy that works for everyone. House Bill 1356 creates paid sick and

    Bernie Sander’s in

    Democrats have another candidate for President! On Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he's in for 2016. Bernie has been a strong progressive in the Senate, representing Vermont in Congress for 27 years. With income inequality as the cornerstone of his campaign, Bernie knows that this economy is working more for the wealthiest Americans, when it should be working

    The most important race this year

    There’s only one race for Legislature this year, and control of the State House could be at stake. Carol Gregory was appointed to the House for the 30th Legislative District, and she’s running this November to retain her seat. Her re-election is critical to keeping our Democratic majority in the State House. Big Oil and other special interests threw money at State Senator Andy

    Take our survey

    In Washington, D.C., and Olympia, Democrats are fighting for you and me. We're fighting to raise the minimum wage and give everybody a fair shot at earning a living. Despite Republicans' endless attempts at repeal, we're winning the battle over the Affordable Care Act and helping more and more people gain access to health care. We’ve come far. But we have a long fight ahead if

    Why equal pay matters in WA

    Today is Equal Pay Day.  Why today? On average women have to work until April 14th to catch up to what a man made the previous year. Here in Washington, women make 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. 100 years ago, your gender determined if you had the right to vote. Now your gender determines what you get paid. This is just as wrong now as it was then. House Democrats in

    Hillary Clinton’s in

    Today, Hillary Clinton announced that she's running for President. Hillary Clinton is one of the first major candidates to announce, and more are expected. We’re committed to electing a candidate who is dedicated to lifting middle-class Americans up instead of giving handouts to special interests and the wealthiest few.

    Message from Rick Steves: What I’ve learned

    Travel can be one of the most powerful political acts there is. Travel has the power to open new perspectives and teach us to celebrate diversity. It shows us that we, as Americans, truly are haves in a have-not world. There’s so much prosperity in America. The problem is that too many working families aren’t getting a fair share of the wealth we are creating as a nation. The

    Draft 2016 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan

    This draft of the Washington State Democrats' 2016 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan was approved by the Washington State Democratic Central Committee Rules and Affirmative Action Committees at meetings held on March 14th. Once this plan is finalized, it will determine how Washington State's votes for the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee are allocated and will

    Racism in Olympia

    There’s no place for racism in this day and age — especially not in our State Capitol. Yet on Februrary 26th, at a meeting of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, State Senator Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside said: “The poor are more likely to commit crimes, and colored most likely to be poor.” Later he doubled down on his offensive language, clarifying “that’s not just the negro.”

    The Republican agenda

    If Republicans in Olympia got their way, this is what our state would look like: The wildly popular universal background checks on all gun sales you voted for last November would be repealed. (SB 5615, HB 1245, HB 1886) If your unborn baby had a birth defect, your doctor wouldn’t have to tell you. If you’re a woman, you would lose the right to make some of your own health
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