Greetings from your Chairwoman

Hello and Greetings from Tri Cities!

My name is Cedar and I was recently elected as your new Chairwoman. It’s an exciting honor to hold this position and I hope that over the next 2 years I am able to serve you well.

I’ll admit that I’m new to politics. As such, I’ve found myself several wonderful mentors. One of these mentors, Jay Clough, frequently reminds me of this:

At the end of the day, our job is to get Democrats elected.
 
I try to keep that always in the forefront on my mind as the democratic party works on grieving its recent losses and finding the best ways to move forward.

In the coming months, it will be incumbent upon us to work harder than we ever have, to knock on more doors, to make more phone calls and to raise more money. We’ll need a coordinated effort to defeat Newhouse in the midterms and to elect as many down ballot  Democrats as we possibly can. From Dog Catcher to School Board, City Council to Congress, we want to see Democrats in every position in every town and county throughout the 4th CD. By doing this, we will accomplish the following:

  • Identify good candidates for future races
  • Assist those people in gaining experience in elected office
  • Help build name recognition and community relationships with those candidates
  • Build our larger bench as the Democratic party.

This is marathon, not a sprint. We’re taking the long view.

At the end of the day, our job is to get Democrats elected.

In the link at the end of this post, you will find a treasure trove, a gold mine of information. It lists every office in every county in the state that is up for election in 2017.

Please, take a moment to:

  • Study this spreadsheet.
  • Look up your county and town
  • Find out what offices will be open and consider running!

YES. YOU!!
And if not you, then someone you know.

And be sure to notice the filing date deadlines.
You can do it.      We can help.

Share this document, and share this strategy with other Democrats.

Together, across the 4th, we CAN get Democrats Elected!! We CAN rebuild our party. We CAN take back our nation.

We can do it!!  I believe in us.

Thank you for your time, your energy and your service.  I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on May 6th.
(Location to be determined)
 
Cedar K.

2017 Offices up for Election