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Tag Archives: Partybuilding

Voting in Washington’s 2024 presidential primary: Your questions answered

Excerpt: Got questions about the March 12th presidential primary? We've got answers! Read this post to learn about this unique, once-every-four-years event in Washington State politics.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Say hello to Leaders We Deserve, a new PAC working to elect young progressives to office

Excerpt: Get to know, Leaders We Deserve - "a grassroots organization dedicated to electing young progressives to Congress and State Legislatures across the country to help defeat the far-right agenda and advance a progressive vision for the future."
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Republicans in Washington State cannot just ignore King County and expect to win

Excerpt: Republican candidates can win statewide, but that means they need to appeal to voters in King County, because, despite new party chairman Jim Walsh's claims, there just are not enough votes in Eastern Washington to overturn King County’s whims.
Written by:McCauley Pugh
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Jim Walsh elected to take over as Chair of the Washington State Republican Party

Excerpt: Walsh feels that under his leadership, Republicans can end this losing streak in 2024. "We can win. We will win. We will improve the lives of people in this state," he said during a speech witnessed by The Standard's Jerry Cornfield. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pramila Jayapal and colleagues tout the CPC’s growing effectiveness at Netroots Nation 2023 amidst a Free Palestine protest

Excerpt: On the final day of Netroots Nation 2023, the Pacific Northwest's own Representative Pramila Jayapal participated in a sometimes rowdy plenary session that showcased the increased clout of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Democrats in Washington lost ground with Latino voters despite 2022 wins, data shows

Excerpt: Democ­rats in Washington declared the 2022 cycle a resounding vic­to­ry, but a 17% decline in sup­port with­in the state's fastest-grow­ing minor­i­ty group spells trou­ble for the party's future.
Written by:Andrew Hong
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NPI at Netroots Nation 2022: Talking smart campaign strategies with Stephanie Taylor

Excerpt: In this third installment of NPI@NN, NPI's Caya Berndt spoke with Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, about smart strategies for Democratic campaigns in the 2022 midterms and beyond.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Democrats’ legislative wins won’t resonate unless they get better at framing, storytelling

Excerpt: Will the Democrats who advocated for Amtrak (only a handful of House Republicans voted “yea” on infrastructure) find a way to “sell” to the public what will be substantial improvements in public services?
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Harnessing the power of the Native vote: how Indigenous leaders are preparing for 2022

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of a Netroots Nation panel that explored what is being done and can be done to recruit Native Americans to run for office and turn out to vote in the 2022 midterms.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Netroots Nation panel looks at building long-term relationships beyond the campaign trail

Excerpt: Strategist Joe Sudbay, Representative Ricky Hurtado of North Carolina, Representative Anna Eskimani of Florida, and J.D. Scholten of Iowa discussed investing in progressive infrastructure over the long-term to secure repeat victories.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Tom Campion is a donor with a cause who once hosted President Obama at his home. This week, he got to introduce Joe Biden.

Excerpt: On Monday, the Democratic Party hosted an electronic fundraiser. Zumiez CEO Tom Campion, who has helped the party raise money for years, and whose philanthropy has helped defend the Arctic Refuge against drilling, had the honor of introducing President Joe Biden.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Incoming Biden-Harris team signals it will avoid repeating many of Obama’s missteps

Excerpt: At this incredibly fraught and perilous moment in American history, we don't just need steady, compassionate governance -- we need savvy, capable leadership with a respect and appreciation for history and a willingness to learn from it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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What’s next for the Republicans following Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s defeat?

Excerpt: A new administration will soon be taking office. How will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' victory alter the trajectory of the Republican Party?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Netroots Nation brings back Elizabeth Warren and Pramila Jayapal for 2020 Friday keynote

Excerpt: Joining Warren and Jayapal were Representatives Deb Haaland, Katie Porter, and Barbara Lee, who are all deeply committed to progressive change in America.
Written by:David A Johnson
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