September 20 Youth Climate Strike

23rd Legislative District Democrats 2018 Platform VI. ENVIRONMENT – We believe that a new energy policy, focused on self-sufficiency and the reduction of pollution, is vital to our nation’s security and continued economic well-being. We believe in a pragmatic,...

Selecting a President, By Ginny Bell

In my opinion - Coverage of the Democratic Presidential candidates and the debates has been woefully inadequate. Americans are being asked to choose the best person to be our President not the winner of the debate club. However, the debates offer the biggest stage -...

More on Health Care

A single Payer Update, By Mike Benefiel There were three health care bills introduced by Democrats this session in Olympia. The only bill that actually would have provided health care for all did not get out of committee in the Senate and no one even bothered to...

Wealth Inequality and the Meritocracy Myth

Wealth Inequality and the Meritocracy Myth By Mike Benefiel The rapidly growing wealth inequality gap is one of the major threats to our democracy. One factor that feeds this threat is the myth of meritocracy. Meritocracy is defined as a system in which advancement is...

Universal Health Care off the Table

It looks like all hope for comprehensive, affordable single payer Universal Health Care (UHC) is out the window for at least a few years if not indefinitely. The WA legislature is passing a new health care law the Cascade Care bill. This bill will set up...

Dems First Presidential Debate Scheduled

Democrats First Debate Scheduled for Miami - June 26-27 Today, the DNC is proud to announce that the first presidential primary debate, broadcast live on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, will be held in Miami, Florida. The debate will take place in prime time on back-to-back...