Democratic Support for Sawant Grows as 43rd District Endorsement Vote Approaches

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Board members of the 43rd District Democratic Party, pictured with Kshama, after attending the Democrats for Sawant House Party on June 12th. From left to right: Rod Palmquist, Joey Wieser, Brad Bell, Shua Sanchez, Amy Madden

On Wednesday, grassroots Democratic Party leaders and activists gathered for a house party to raise funds and get organized in support of Kshama Sawant’s re-election campaign. The event was co-hosted by 23 leading activists from four of Seattle's Democratic Legislative Districts.

In May, activists with the Democratic Party’s 37th District won a "no consensus" vote, widely seen as a victory for Kshama Sawant’s re-election campaign. As a member of Socialist Alternative, not the Democratic Party, the bylaws of the 37th LD barred Kshama from seeking their formal endorsement.

Writing about their victory in the Capitol Hill Blog, Amy Hagopian explained that progressive Democrats are supporting Sawant because “on the issues that they care about most — affordable housing, climate justice, gender/racial justice, public schools, police accountability and worker protections — Kshama Sawant remains far and away the best representative for the District, despite not being a member of their party. The vote affirmed that for most grassroots Democrats, the party branding is less important to them than how the candidates stand and perform on the issues.”

Now, activists in the 43rd District Democrats are gearing up to win a similar victory at the 43rd LD this Tuesday, June 18th. Most working people, including most Democrats, don’t want Amazon and big business to run Seattle, or this country. With over a million in corporate PAC money lined up to try to buy this election - and to block efforts toward rent control or taxing the rich to fund affordable housing - it’s vital that we do all we can to get Kshama re-elected.

If you are a Seattle area Democrat and support Kshama, please add your name before Tuesday to help us build momentum before the 43rd District Democrats vote on their endorsement this Tuesday.

Democrats for Sawant Endorsers (affiliations listed for identification purposes only):

BEN LINDSEY, leader in the 36th Dems, Ballard for Bernie

AMY MADDEN, leader in the 43rd Dems, 43rd PCO

CLAUDE BURFECT, 37th Dems, NAACP Vice President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

ROBERT CRUICKSHANK, leader in the 36th Dems

ROD PALMQUIST, leader in the 43rd Dems, PCO

JOEY WIESER, leader in the 43rd Dems

BRAD BELL, leader in the 43rd Dems

CASSANDRA PIONTEK ARMSTRONG, KCYD Legislative Co-Director, 43rd Dems PCO

AMY HAGOPIAN, 37th Dems PCO

DAVE SCHULDT, 43rd Dems PCO

IMOGENE WILLIAMS, 43rd Dems PCO

SEAN BUTTERFIELD, 43rd Dems PCO

JONATHAN ROSENBLUM, 37th Dems PCO

DANIEL GRAHAM, 43rd Dems PCO

ABBY LAWLOR, 37th Dems PCO

JANICE VAN CLEVE, 37th Dems PCO

ELLIE MENZIES, 37th Dems PCO

HARVEY SADIS, 37th Dems PCO

CLARISSA JAREM, former 43rd Dems PCO

JOANNA CULLEN, 37th Dems

JIM FOX, 37th Dems

AIDAN CARROLL, 43rd Dems

JORGE BUSTAMANTE, 43rd Dems 
PAUL BIGMAN, 36th Dems
HEIDI JINDRICH, 34th Dems
JONATHAN MANNELLA, 43rd Dems 

ERICA SKLAR, 43rd Dems

JEFF KERSCHER, 43rd Dems

JOHN BITO, 43rd Dems

PATTY BICKNELL, 43rd Dems

DIANE ROSE VINCENT, 34th Dems

HASSAN DIIS, 37th Dems

KEVIN ALLEN, 37th Dems

KATHERINE YASI, 37th Dems

DAVID LOUD, 37th Dems

GABE MEYER, 37th Dems

NANCY RAIKEN, 37th Dems

MONA LEE, 37th Dems

DAVID WEST, 37th Dems

HARRIETT CODY, 37th Dems

DAVID RADER, 37th Dems

EMMA CHASE, 37th Dems

JUSTIN ROLL, 37th Dems

CHARLES DAVIS, 37th Dems

JEANNE LEGAULT, 37th Dems


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