Resolution Supporting a WSDCC Secular First Amendment Caucus (pending)

Progressive Caucus Resolution 2017-03 RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A WSDCC SECULAR FIRST AMENDMENT CAUCUS WHEREAS the First Amendment to the Constitution states “… Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”; and WHEREAS the Constitution of the United States, Article VI, paragraph 3, states “… no religious Test shall […]

Resolution to Support a State Bank Initiative (pending)

Progressive Caucus Resolution 2017-02 RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT A STATE BANK OWNED BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON STATE AND A POSSIBLE INITIATIVE TO THE PEOPLE IN THE 2017 GENERAL ELECTIONS WHEREAS, the taxpayers of Washington state have demanded greater accountability and wiser use of the taxes they pay to benefit Washingtonians, not Wall Street; […]

Resolution to Endorse and Support Keith Ellison’s Election as DNC Chair (pending)

WHEREAS there shall be an election in 2017 for the Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), voted on by state party chairs and vice-chairs as well as DNC members from the several states; and WHEREAS Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-5), who has been elected to six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and […]

Resolution Regarding Candidate Funding by the HDCC and SDCC

Whereas the House Democratic Campaign Committee (HDCC) has provided significant funding to candidates who have not been endorsed by any Democratic organization; and Whereas this funding from the HDCC has on occasion been given to candidates without any Democratic organization endorsement who are running against candidates that have been endorsed by multiple Democratic organizations; and […]

Resolution to Support I-1501

WHEREAS thousands of Washington’s citizens are victims of identity theft and consumer fraud each year; WHEREAS over half of scam victims are over age 50, according to a recent study, and fraudulent telemarketers direct 56 percent to nearly 80 percent of their calls at older customers; WHEREAS financial exploitation of senior citizens costs them $2.9 […]

Resolution Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

WHEREAS the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently under consideration in Congress was negotiated in secret by corporate trade representatives, lacking sufficient input from workers’ rights or environmental organizations, and without public disclosure of the provisions of the agreement even to members of Congress in violation of the democratic values of this country; and WHEREAS only a […]

Resolution in Support of SSA Accessibility

Resolution in Support of Accessible Community-Based Social Security Administration Service Delivery WHEREAS record numbers of clients are visiting and calling Social Security Administration (SSA) offices to receive the services and benefits that they have earned over a lifetime of work, and facing record waiting times before finally having the chance to speak to an SSA […]

Resolution: More Democratic Debates for Democratic Victory in 2016

WHEREAS the Republican Party has already held two Presidential debates, will hold a third before the initial Democratic Presidential Debate on October 13, and plans at least 12 debateswith our party planning only 6; . WHEREAS the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has instituted a policy to preclude Democratic candidates from participating in “unauthorized” debates; WHEREAS […]

Resolution for Continued Opposition to Trade Agreements Not Negotiated in Accordance With Platform Principles

Whereas, the Platform of the Democratic Party of the State of Washington (the “Platform”) states: “We expect elected Democrats to publicly, actively work to bring the principles of the 2014 Platform to fruition using all available legal and parliamentary procedures;” and, Whereas, the Platform states: “The right to unionize is a civil and human right;” […]

Resolution to Maintain Strong Washington State Consumer Protection Laws Relating to Payday Loans

WHEREAS Washington ranks high in studies on consumer protections for consumers on payday loans; and WHEREAS Washington’s payday lenders have lost three-quarters of their business in the five years since a tough new state law restricting the high-cost loans marketed to poor families took effect; and WHEREAS   the industry, led by Seattle-based Moneytree, is lobbying […]