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July 06, 2006

Walk the Walk - Become a Democratic PCO

If you've been thinking about talking to your neighbors about the state of this country and the need to elect Democrats, now is the time to jump in.  If you've been talking about reforming the Democratic party but haven't been able to bring yourself to do it, now is the time to jump in.  Applications to run on the September primary ballot for Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) are now available. These need to be completed and turned-in to the County Auditor no later than 4:30pm on Friday, July 28 with the filing fee of $1.  Rob Dolin, Communications Vice-Chair of the King County Democrats, has provided a handy link to a pdf document that can be printed out and mailed in. 

PCO's are the key grassroots leaders in the Democratic party.  PCO's distribute Democratic campaign literature to their neighbors befor the primary and general elections and also meet for the Legislative District and County re-organization meetings after the general elections in even-numbered years.  Training on how to do it will be provided.  It is an elected position so you will be running for office and your name will be on the ballot in the September 19th primary election  If you are interested in learning more about becoming a PCO and about what PCO's do, check this out.

We are in the midst of a reformation of the Democratic party in this nation - and the future of this country depends on being successful in this effort.  The Washington State Democratic party believes it is one of the best in the country.  For those of you who have attended a party meeting, especially one of the larger meetings, that is a scary proposition.  The meetings are run very badly and waste a lot of people's time without allowing and enabling good discussions about real issues.  New people often feel left out and feel like their ideas and contributions are not valued.   

Although they are undoubted better than they used to be and the folks in the Party are more open to  change than they were in the past, there is still a tremendous amount that needs to be done to make the Party in this state viable.  So, rather than whine, get into the fray.  Those folks who are working for change need you to be there, assisting that change.  Becoming a PCO is step one.

Posted by Lynn Allen on July 6, 2006 at 10:04 AM in Taking Action | Permalink


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