March 28, 2018 by stephenshubert
Indivisibles in PA-18 pulled off an incredible victory!
Democrat Conor Lamb won the special election on Tuesday with just 627 votes — previously this district went for Trump by 19 points in 2016. And IndivisiVolunteers helped make a difference: 1,556 national volunteers completed 2,917 text-banking shifts during the last two weeks of the election. All together, they sent 108,828 texts to voters in the district!
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More from Indivisible: On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office or “CBO,” (you might remember them as the independent budget scorekeepers from the Trumpcare fight!) analyzed S. 2155 and it was NOT pretty. The CBO determined that the bill was likely to increase the odds that government funding would go to bank bailouts. This. is. not. ok. After the 2008 financial crisis, Congress passed Dodd-Frank to seriously correct the lax oversight that caused it. We cannot let this terrible bill undo that progress and put us at risk of another financial crisis.
Then on Tuesday, the very next day, the Senate voted on a motion to proceed on S. 2155. The final vote on the MTP was 67-32, with 50 Republicans voting yes. They were joined by 17 Democrats who voted yes. This was only the first vote on S. 2155, so there’s still time to hold these senators accountable for their votes and ask them to change course!
• House: Spooked by Conor Lamb’s upset victory, anonymous “[t]op House Republicans” (or at least, their aides) called out more than half a dozen GOP incumbents by name to the Washington Examiner‘s David Drucker, saying they’ve been running “complacent” campaigns that could turn each of them into the next Rick Saccone.
Two other slackers, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06), are likewise said to have “seen an uptick in fundraising and legwork.” Still, it’s shocking to see McMorris Rodgers, a senior member of leadership and the only woman in the top ranks of the House GOP, make any kind of list of laggards at all. (Daily KOS)
According to the Seattle PI, The state’s most prominent Republican member of Congress is “no longer safe” in her Eastern Washington district, according to an assessment released Friday by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.The report downgraded GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers from “Solid Republican” to “Likely Republican.”
How likely is open to conjecture back in this Washington. Last Saturday, 439 people showed up in Spokane at a volunteers training session for Democratic challenger, former State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown.
Washington Environmental Council; Lists environmental achievements of the latest legislative session.
Washington Dems legislative accomplishments: A short film of the achievements of the recent legislative session with the majority party democrats. Electing Democrats is what we at the Washington State Democratic Party do. Thank you for your support in helping us regain control of the state Senate by electing Manka Dhingra last year — whether you knocked on doors, made phone calls, or contributed to fund organizing efforts. You have made a positive impact on people’s lives all around Washington.
Exciting news! DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison will be in Washington Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th — and he’ll be the special guest at two Organizing Academies! The first will be held at Kane Hall at the University of Washington in Seattle on Friday, April 6th. The second will be a #FlipThe8th Organizing Academy at Liberty High School in East Renton on Saturday, April 7th. RSVP by clicking on the links or on the images above!