Jul 172020
 
 July 17, 2020
UAW 4121

Dear UAW Member,

Tuesday, August 4th is an important primary election for Washington state legislative and congressional races.  If you’re registered to vote in WA, you should be receiving your ballot soon: please take a minute to send it in!  Our work to dismantle racism, anti-Blackness, and economic exploitation; to ensure that struggling students and workers receive critical support during the pandemic (regardless of citizenship); to pass housing affordability and progressive taxation legislation; to prioritize climate justice: will all be heavily influenced by who is making decisions in Olympia and Washington D.C.  Primary elections are an especially important way to influence the outcome: your vote makes a difference!

These past weeks we’ve seen how collective action – with strong support from electeds – can make transformational change.  We helped get the Trump administration’s ICE Directive rescinded.  We helped pass Tax Amazon to fund affordable housing.  And there’s much more to do!

Through our Political Work Group, UAW 4121 members assembled questionnaires, reviewed candidate responses and their records on our core issues, and conducted several candidate interviews.  The result is a strong slate of recommendations that, if elected, will fight for issues most important to us.

The deadline to register online to vote or change your address (and still receive a mail-in ballot) is July 27th!  Primary ballots will start arriving on July 17, and ballot drop boxes close promptly at 8 pm on the 4th of August. You can also register and update your address or name in person until 8 pm election day. If trans/nonbinary folks would like help navigating this process, please reach out to the Ingersoll Gender Center.

Below are our UAW recommendations! Click on the hyperlinked names to jump to more information and feel free to email uaw4121@uaw4121.org if you have any questions or would like additional information on any of these candidates. For more information, you can also check out this page on our website.

Statewide Races

Jay Inslee, Governor
Marko Liias, Lieutenant Governor
Bob Ferguson, Attorney General
Hilary Franz, Public Lands Commissioner

Federal Races

Suzan Del Bene, House CD 1
Rick Larsen, House CD 2
Carolyn Long, House CD 3
Derek Kilmer, House CD 6
Pramila Jayapal, House CD 7
Kim Schrier, House CD 8
Adam Smith, House CD 9
Beth Doglio, House CD 10

State Legislature

Lori Feagan, House Seat Pos 1, LD 4
Dual:  Angie Homola and Suzanne Woodard, House Seat Pos 1, LD 10
Helen Price Johnson, Senate, LD 10
David Hackney, House Pos 1, LD 11
Bob Hasegawa, Senate, LD 11
Danielle Garbe Reser, Senate, LD 16
Tara Simmons, House Pos 1, LD 23
Jamie Smith, House Pos 1, LD 25
Brian Duthie, House Pos 2, LD 25
Julie Door, Senate, LD 25
Laurie Jinkins, House Pos 1, LD 27
Jake Fey, House Pos 2, LD 27
Jeannie Darneille, Senate, LD 27
Mari Leavitt, House Pos 1, LD 28
Sharlett Mena, House Pos 2, LD 29
Jamila Taylor, House Pos 1, LD 30
Jesse Johnson, House Pos 2, LD 30
Joe Fitzgibbon, House Pos 2, LD 34
Noel Frame, House Pos 1, LD 36
Sarah Reyneveld, House Pos 2, LD 36
Kirsten Harris-Talley, House Pos 2, LD 37
Emily Wicks, House Pos 1, LD 38
June Robinson, Senate, LD 38
Debra Lekanoff. House Pos 1, LD 40
Lisa Wellman, Senate, LD 41
Sharon Shewmake, House Pos 2, LD 42
Nicole Macri, House Pos 1, LD 43
Frank Chopp, House Pos 2, LD 43
Javier Valdez, House Pos 2, LD 46
Pat Sullivan, House Pos 2, LD 47

In Solidarity,
Douglas Avella-Castro
Leandro Casiraghi
Amanda Clouser
Monica Cortés Viharo
Meg Drouhard
Max Friedfeld
Vern Harner
Dan Hart
Amzi Jeffs
Sam Kastner
Kyle Kubler
Kristin McCowan
Emily Myers
Anzela Niraula
Jacob O’Connor
Elena Pandres
Nayon Park
Marissa Parker
David Parsons
Shua Sanchez
Paige Sechrest
Solmaz Shakerifard
Sam Sumpter
Judy Twedt
Jon Witt